Don't let his name fool you - "Bones" is all heart. This lovely 14-year-old miniature Dachshund has had a hard life, but he's hoping that someone sees his story and hopes to make him part of their family.
Bones, who is staying in Edmonds, Washington while he looks for his forever family. He currently tips the scales at nine pounds, but at the time of his rescue, this sweet little guy was emaciated due to long-term neglect at the hands of his previous guardians. Bones was found out in the street several times - and this was very dangerous for him because he is mostly blind and deaf. Bones' former guardian agreed to relinquish him to the good Samaritans who continued to find him in the street. Sadly, they cannot keep Bones as a permanent part of their family.
While Bones is differently abled, he's able to get around well once he learns the lay of the land. Bones has learned how to use the dog door in his current home and he can go out to use the bathroom when he needs to. He currently lives with other dogs and ignores them, but he has not been observed around cats or around children under the age of ten.
Bones is hoping to find a home without steps. He has done well when left alone with other dogs and he sleeps through the night in a crate without accidents.
This happy guy loves to play with toys and his rescuers describe him as "very sweet and gentle.” If you are interested in Bones, please contact Old Dog Haven at: placement @ olddoghaven. org to be put in contact with one of their caretakers. If you aren't interested in adopting at this time, please share Bones' story to help him find a home.
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Dachshunds like Bones are lovable, playful companions, who make an ideal pet for many homes. Dachshunds require moderate exercise and can adapt to most living environments.
Old Dog Haven, which is a 501(c)(3), is a network of private homes helping Western Washington's homeless senior dogs. The organization, which focuses on the oldest dogs at the shelter, cares for over 200 dogs at a time in their foster homes.