Linus - in Maine!
Posted April 2021
This little lad is Linus and he is a 5 year old, 28 lb dachshund mix. We have no idea what the rest of his breed mix is but he’s had a rocky road to get back to us. Linus was adopted as a puppy but has been struggling with the small child in the home so he recently came back to us and went to our rehabilitator friends at Kompletely K9. He has been doing wonderfully there and not exhibiting adverse behaviors. He is able to be handled by the adults after just slight initial hesitation. Once he knows what to expect he is relaxed and warms up quickly. Linus will not be adopted into a home with children but would appreciate a new family that will listen to his signals and not put a lot of pressure on him to interact with lots of new friends. Linus gets excited and rolls around like a hilarious cutie and at that time can be a little mouthy, but exhibits no pressure with his teeth.
With other dogs, Linus can be a little pushy, typical “little man” syndrome” but he responds to correction. He could live with another dog but it would have to be the right match. He would also love to soak up all the attention as an “only”. He is quite a hoot with a funny little personality, and would do well with a family who shows good leadership and a willingness to help Linus continue to grow in his skills through training and patience. He is not a dog for first-time dog owners.
Please note: We do not have a physical location, but we are supported by a network of wonderful foster homes that are spread throughout New England. A dog will need to be visited by a prospective adopter in the foster home where they are feeling safe and comfortable.
Thank you for considering rescue!