Pictured on your left is Alfred, a 12-pound male Dachshund who is about four years old. Alfred was rescued from a local pound last week, and he is a quiet and friendly little boy who has many years of love left to give.
When Alfred arrived the other day he was quite thin, and he probably needs to put on 2-3 pounds to be at his ideal weight. Other than his underweight status, though, Alfred appears to be in excellent health.
Unlike some Dachshunds, Alfred does not seem to be a dog who barks a lot. He has been at our house for two days and I have yet to hear more than a few quiet growls from him. Alfred is happiest when he is sitting on someone's lap, though he eventually got enough courage to explore outside this morning. Alfred does not chew inappropriate items, and he seems to understand where to do his business, although his new owners will need to be patient while Alfred adjusts to the routines at his forever home.
To learn more about adopting Alfred, or if you want to help financially support Planned Pethood's mission to rescue dogs and cats in Northwest Ohio, visit the Planned Pethood website for more information.