Breed: Dachshund Mix
Estimated age: 1 year
Hi my name is Leia – I was found in the woods in West Virginia and was recused by The Devoted Barn.
My foster Dad and his daughter say I am a little love bug. Sometimes I like to snuggle with you on the couch and other times you'll find me all snuggled up in my bed alone. As for other dogs I do just fine with my foster dogs. I'm not too much into playing with them but when they get to playing to rough I step in and make sure they don't get to out of control, I'm his little boss.
Feeding time is my favorite and sometimes I can get a little greedy (it’s a Doxie thing) and try to eat the other dogs food so Dad has been working with me on waiting my turn for treats and only eating my own food.
I can be shy around new people and get a little nervous but once I get to know you watch out I’ll be trying to get lots of kisses. I've been around a 5 year old girl and did really good with her I even gave her a kiss. I seem to be very interested in little kids and I wag my tail at them they look like a lot of fun. I have been really good about going outside to go potty and when my foster dad has to leave he puts down a potty pad and I use that if I have to go. I've been working on leash training but it’s a work in progress. I think I would be best suited for somebody who has a fenced in yard because so many things are very new to me and I get scared sometimes while I'm outside and run into the house for safety. But when I'm comfortable I like to chase squirrels and roam all over the yard. I'm still a young girl and like to chew on things, especially like shoes or stuffed animals so keep in mind at first you may have to put certain things up so I can’t have too much fun with them.
At night I just curl up in a ball and go to sleep in my bed and have never been any problem, I go to bed like a good girl!
I am spayed and up to date on my vaccines. I've had a rough start but my foster dad has given me a chance, and I'm making the most of it to be a great little dog for somebody like you to love!