Josie Status: Available

ID: 36707

Name: Josie

Breed: Dachshund

Age: 7 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
Midhurst, West Sussex

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.


23-01-23 Josie has come to us from a breeder to find her forever home and will need a home with her best friend Millie . She is a very scared girl who is quite overwhelmed to find herself here at the moment and will be looking for a calm and quiet adult only home with someone who has experience with ex-breeding dogs. Josie is very worried about being touched and handled so will need a kind and patient adopter who will take things at her pace and help her to realise that human hands can be kind. Josie would like another kind resident dog in her new home who will take her under their wing and be her friend and let her snuggle them. This will help boost her confidence and will also help her learn new skills like house training as she has never lived in a home before. Josie will need to learn all about wearing a harness and walking on a lead too, first around the home and garden until she builds up enough trust and confidence to venture into the outside world. She is a sweet girl who just needs someone to give her a chance. Josie has a grade 2 heart murmur which is not causing her any problems but if she needs any treatment for her heart in the future this won't be covered on insurance so please take this possible cost into account before applying.

30-05-23 UPDATE

Josie is a darling little Dachshund. She is a sweet but nervous girl who is trying hard to overcome her worries. Initially she would get so scared she could be reactive out of fear if she felt she had no other choice. She is feeling much happier now, but her confidence is very fragile and she needs sensitive considerate interactions. She has learnt to walk on a lead, can do stairs and jumps up on to the sofa with enthusiasm. She loves to be warm and cosy. She is great in the car and thoroughly enjoys having a free run in my secure field. She is very good about her house training. She loves her food and gets really excited at meal times. She is in foster here with MILLIE, who I believe is her sister. They mostly hang out together and get on very well.They would need a home that can welcome them both together. Josie will need a home with kind, calm humans who are experienced with dogs like her. She will need the support of other gentle dogs, who will be happy for her to cuddle up with them.

09-10-23 UPDATE

Millie and Josie are a little bit of an enigma. They are sweet little girls, gentle in all ways but, very sadly, at times, they are still wary and suspicious of humans and our intentions. They can then become a tad reactive. Recently they had a short experience in another home. They coped well for a few days, but then became alarmed and started shouting at the adopter. This unfortunate display was out of character but none the less intimidating. They have come back and settled quietly back in. They have been here in foster from the beginning of the year. They are very settled and accustomed to me( as the foster Mum) and to the household routines and of course I am used to them. They are willing to be quietly handled, but still do not want to come for a 'cuddle' . Their past life has left them anxious about trusting too much. This is improving all the time but they still feel emotionally vulnerable. They need very special adopters who are gentle, kind and understanding, but also have had experience of 'stroppy' Dachshund attitude and not be intimidated by this. They are such lovely little ladies who adore each other. They want affection from their human but are conflicted as they still harbour deep seated fear.

Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.


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