Luna the Miniature Dachshund

Luna the Miniature Dachshund

Luna is a smooth haired chocolate and tan miniature Dachshund girl who has been used for breeding, but now surrendered to us for her retirement. Luna is a chunky and confident girl who has slotted into foster like she’s always lived here. Like a lot Dachshunds, she loves to get all the fuss and attention and is already like velcro with her foster Mum, she would happily nudge all her new friends out of the way to be first in the queue for a stroke. Luna’s favourite past times include cuddles on your knee, munching treats and going out in the car for adventures. Luna could be an only girl or live with other laid back dogs who are happy to let her be the star of the show. We have noticed she can get a little jealous if she has to share her humans too much, but we feel it could be managed by a confident owner. Luna is a happy and friendly girl and greets everyone with a waggy tail.

Luna is Kennel Club registered but we will not release her paperwork, as long as she is happy and healthy that is our main concern. We have restarted her vaccinations as they were not up to date and a second one will be due by your own vet in two weeks.

We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited – Luna is being neutered tomorrow, Tuesday 25th July 2023 and priority will be to be local adopters who would be happy to allow Luna to finish recovering from her spay surgery with them. Her follow up vet check and removal of stitches would not incur any cost to her adopting owners – this would be due on 4th August at our vet in Southport.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAYS BOOKED OR ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN GOOD TIME – we have a huge waiting list which we are constantly juggling as we hate turning away dogs in need. Please tell us about and breed experience on your application form.

Age – Luna turns 6 on 6th August 2023

Size – small, Luna weighs 6.5kg but is a little chunky

Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside

Colour – chocolate and tan

Microchip number and company – Luna is chipped and we will transfer her registration over on a successful adoption.

Known medical conditions – none

Known behavioural concerns – none

Neutered – due to be spayed on 25th July 2023

Live with other dogs – yes, Luna is used to living with other dogs and is in foster with other small dogs, but she loves humans and could be an only dog in the right circumstances

Good with cats – Not tested

Good with kids – Luna would like to live with children 12+ as she has not lived with them before

Travelling in the car – very good

Housetrained – Luna is clean so far in foster, but may relapse with a change of circumstances

Lead walking – very confident

Recall – too soon to be tested

Crate trained – yes, we have started crate training Luna in foster and she settles well at night and for short periods in the day, but she would love to be under the duvet in her human’s bed

Current diet – twice a day. Luna eats a mixture of wet and dry food

A video home check and a non refundable £500 adoption donation will apply – this goes back into our vet fund account

Apply to adopt Luna using our adoption form here