Rodger the Miniature Dachshund

Rodger the Miniature Dachshund

Handsome Rodger is a four year old Miniature Dachshund boy who was previously a stud dog, but now castrated and ready to retire. Rodger is super affectionate and very laid back, he is used to living with a large group of dogs and we would like him to have a doggy friend or two in his new home. Rodger has been extensively health tested prior to being used as a stud and we have been provided with all his paperwork. Rodger is also KC registered (paperwork not provided on adoption). Rodger has had problems with his teeth like a lot of small dogs, he has had two dentals (one by us) and now only has a handful of teeth left. It doesn’t affect him in any way and he still eats everything. Rodger loves to get on your knee for a cuddle and he is very mild mannered – a total gentleman.

We have restarted his 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 – Rodger was castrated on 27th July 2023 and priority will be to be local adopters who would be happy to allow Rodger to finish recovering from his surgery with them. His follow up vet check and removal of stitches would not incur any cost to his adopting owners – this would be due on 7th August at our vet in Southport – alternatively they can be removed by your own vet locally.

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 – Rodger turns five years old on 4th September 2023

Size – small, Rodger weighs approximately 6kg and is fully grown

Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside

Colour – chocolate and tan

Microchip number and company – Rodger is chipped and we will facilitate transfer his registration over on a successful adoption.

Known medical conditions – none, please see above about his dental, he only has a few teeth left but it does not affect him

Known behavioural concerns – none

Neutered – yes, Rodger was castrated on 27th July and he is healing well

Live with other dogs – yes, Rodger is used to living with other dogs and is in foster with multiple other friends – we would like him to have a doggy pal in his new home

Good with cats – Not tested

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

Travelling in the car – very good

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

Lead walking – good

Recall – too soon to be tested

Crate trained – yes, we have started crate training Rodger in foster and he settles well at night and for short periods in the day

Current diet – twice a day. Rodger 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 Rodger using our adoption form here