Arthur the Long Haired Miniature Dachshund
** ARTHUR HAD ONE FAILED ADOPTION WHICH SADLY ONLY LASTED 48 HOURS – there were multiple visitors to his new house in that period and Arthur became very overwhelmed and nipped, it did not break the skin and it was aimed at a visiting dog not the human handler, they sadly were caught in the middle ** Arthur has been great in foster and quickly gained his confidence and has been a very good boy, he bonds very quickly to people and doesn’t take long to show his playful and loving side. He just needs some time to settle and relax before putting him in new situations.
Handsome Arthur is a stunning jet back, long haired miniature dachshund boy who has come into rescue due to a family break up. He has lived with another dog but could also be an only dog with a patient and calm owner. Arthur is a little anxious with his change of circumstances and he will need a dedicated owner who will allow him to settle in and gain his confidence without rushing him.
We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited, please help Arthur find his forever home. We have restarted his vaccinations as they were not up to date.
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 – 4 years old
Size – small, Arthur weighs approximately 6kg and is fully grown
Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside
Colour – black long haired
Microchip number and company – Arthur is chipped and we will facilitate his registration over on a successful adoption.
Known medical conditions – none
Known behavioural concerns – Arthur is nervous and needs reassurance and a calm home, there has been one biting incident as listed above, it did not break the skin and was something entirely unavoidable with correct handling and settling in time
Neutered – yes castrated on 31st July 2023
Live with other dogs – yes, Arthur is used to living with other dogs and is in foster with other small dogs but could live as an only dog with the right human
Good with cats – Not tested
Good with kids – a child free home for Arthur please
Travelling in the car – good
Housetrained – Arthur is clean so far in foster, but may relapse with a change of circumstances
Lead walking – needs some confidence building but generally ok, he can bark at bigger dogs
Recall – too soon to be tested
Crate trained – no
Current diet – twice a day. Arthur 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 Arthur using our adoption form here