Rex

QUICK FACTS: ✔️ Good with kids and other dogs! ✔️ Crate trained! ✔️ Walks well on leash! ✔️Good for beginner dog owner!

Terrier/Daschund Mix|male|9 years old|24 lbs|Adoption Fee $200


Updates from Foster Home: 

Pupdate 1: Rex is a handsome little guy that is looking for a chill home and a loving family.  Rex will be your quiet companion that is happy to lay next to you and putt his head on your lap.  Rex is very easy to take care of in that he does not have a lot of needs. Rex will follow you around the house and hang wherever you might be. Rex has a wonderfully soft coat of fur and even softer ears.  He’s not much of a barker but will alert you when someone comes to the door. Rex doesn’t have any tricks that he knows and being a senior dog, he hasn’t been interested in learning any. Rex is typically quite mellow until he knows a walk is going to happen, then Rex is at his liveliest.  He eagerly shuffles around as he waits by the door and encourages you to get a move on with his “talking.” His talking is one of the cutest things about him. This is also how Rex communicates when he needs to go out to pee, wants an additional walk, lay on your lap, or wants a bite of what you are eating.  It is quite adorable and not at all bothersome. Rex is not a licker and uses his nose to show you his love.

He might bump you with his nose to let you know he is there.  

Rex is content sleeping with someone at night and is trusted to hang in the house when you are at work.  Some of our house is blocked off to keep him contained in the main living room and kitchen. He is not a fan of staying in a kennel but will do so if necessary.  He has had a few accidents in the house but they have been mainly due to changes in his routine. We recently learned that Rex will howl for five minutes or so after we leave for the day.  The radio is usually left one to keep him company.

Rex is food protective when there are treats involved.  When there have been other dogs in the house, Rex is more comfortable with older ones.  He is bothered by young dogs who get in his face and tend to not get the hint when Rex wants them to give him his space.  Rex does well with children of most ages. We have not seen him very young ones, however. Rex doesn’t take too much of an interest in cats.  We do have a guinea pig in the house and it is necessary to keep Rex away from him.

Rex is a social guy when out on his “walks.”  He trots or runs when he has the chance. He is happy to get some petting when others walk by and will bark at other dogs in the hopes of meeting them.  

Being nine years old, Rex does have some medical issues.  He has osteoarthritis that only bothers him when he has had too much activity.  Rex also has a heart murmur and takes two medications which he is currently stabilized on.

Rex is looking forward to being a part of someone’s family.