May 9, 2008

Meet Godfrey, a Rescue Dachshund

Godfrey (German for "God's peace") is a 3-year-old, 19-pound Dachshund who was rescued from a local dog pound. He came to Planned Pethood a bit overweight, so his new family needs to closely monitor his food intake and to make sure that Godfrey gets plenty of exercise. Godfrey's energy level is not very high, so he would probably be best matched with an older couple or with people who share his love of a laidback lifestyle.

Godfrey is the prototypical "people dog," and he follows me around the house all day. In a perfect world, Godfrey would have a human hand rubbing his stomach 24 hours a day, and he reciprocates with affection to those who give him pets and attention.

Although he does not bark a great deal, Godfrey does seem to enjoy carrying on conversations with people, especially when he wants to be petted. He will make a playful "rowrrr-rowrrr" sound if you ask him questions like "Do you want some pets?" or "Who's a good boy?"

The only behavior that we have seen that needs some training is his dislike of people putting things around his neck, like his collar. He struggles quite a bit with this, which suggests that he had a bad experience at some point in the past. Godfrey is also clueless about the leash, and we are working to get him acclimated to the idea of walking on a leash. He is housebroken (although he marked indoors a few times when he first arrived), and has been sleeping in a crate since he went to his foster home.

Godfrey is a lovable little dog who would be an excellent companion for someone looking for a calm and affectionate younger dog. For more information on Godfrey, or any other rescue dog, please visit the Planned Pethood website.

1 comment:

steve said...

Oh man! I would love to have that dog. Unfortunately we have a very old cat who would probably be stressed by a new "companion".