Button Gwinnett ("")
Rescued 07/17/12, Available (Apply to Adopt)
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Young (1-4 Years)
Standard (>= 18 lbs.)
No Young Children,
Needs a Dog Buddy,
Treated for Heartworms
Button came to us from a very small shelter, likes other dogs, but will be very shy at first. It takes him a while to come out of his shell, in fact he still surprises us every now and then when a playful streak comes out of no where! He likes to shake those Animal Skinz doggie toys that have no stuffing and he'll run and toss it around to himself. It's very adorable. If another dog comes up to join in the fun, Button would most likely abandon the toy and move on to something else. I think it's because he has been attacked by other dogs before, so he is very cautious of them, and once he feels comfortable around them, he will always be the submissive one. There is not a dominant bone in his body. He has several scars on his chest and side, and a place on his ribcage where his cartilage is bent in, so it's apparent he has had some abuse in the past, either from humans or other dogs.
Button is a very gentle soul and has alway hung out in the background until you notice him. He is very content with a comfy bed and a blanket to burrow under….so easy to please! It took him about a month to even come up to me seeking affection. Now he understands that his humans love him and would never hurt him.
Button is petrified of stairs and is not even comfortable being carried down them. He is a very long dachshund and again, I think something in his past has made him very afraid of being picked up off the ground. He is also very afraid of unfamiliar and loud noises, so going on walks will take time for him to get comfortable. A car driving by would make him flatten into a puddle on the ground. However, Button loves to meander around the backyard and explore. He just lays in the sun, with his nose in the air and lets the breeze blow back his big ears. It is precious. Button is very routine oriented, he runs into a crate when it is feeding time, then we all go straight outside and he will do that like clockwork! I have always fed him in a crate because he was so starved when I got him and he would leave his bowl if another dog approached it and he has never been food aggressive.
Finally, Button is afraid of small children. They are too loud and busy and that is the only time I've ever seen him growl. Also, when guests come over, he will bark quite a bit, especially every time he hears the unfamiliar voice. He would do best paired with a very calm, friendly dog that doesn't bark at guests, although Button would be fine as an only dog. It might be nice for him to be the center of attention, although he would never demand it. He knows his name very well, and he gets so excited when we say "where is my Button-Boo-Bear??!!". He comes running, will roll over paws waving in the air to get a bellyrub. He is a really special boy, he has excellent house manners and has been a pleasure to foster!
Last Updated: 03/17/13