Paralyzed Dachshund Needs New Home – ASAP

I was recently contacted by Lisa from Home For Life Sanctuary which takes in special needs animals. They were contacted by Alex asking if she could take in their paralyzed dachshund. They are unable to at this time because they are full, so she contacted me to see if I knew of anyone who would take in this dachshund named Kilo.  I offered to help by sharing on my blogs and Facebook in hopes of finding him a home. If he does not find a home by the end of the month the owners will be putting Kilo to sleep.

Here is what I know:

Kilo is in Minnesota, in a suburb near the Twin Cities. He is 6 years old and has been paralyzed since he was three years old. He is incontinent so he does need to be expressed. He was also badly bitten by another dog and had to have emergency surgery on his trachea (though not sure when this was).  He is no spade. Alex, his owner says he is a dog that loves to sit on your lap and will be waiting for you at the door when you come home- happy to see you.  He does have a wheelchair, which will go with him, as well as any medical records you may want.

I don’t know how he became paralyzed or why the owners are unable to care for him any longer.

If you are interested please email me directly and I’ll forward Alex’s email and phone number for you to contact him directly – contact me at Barb (at) joyfulpaws (dot) com.

One Response to Paralyzed Dachshund Needs New Home – ASAP

  1. Katie says:

    Oh man, I will be praying that Kilo finds a new home soon. I fear I may be in the same situation soon. I have a 4-month old daughter and a paralyzed dachshund (do you remember Allie?) I am afraid that once my daughter is older and mobile, Allie may get aggressive towards her, and since Allie is paralyzed, it will be difficult to find a new home for her. I pray every day that that doesn’t happen. If anyone is thinking about adopting Kilo but is nervous about taking care of a special needs dog, please know that yes, it is extra work, but it is so worth it! I wouldn’t trade Allie for any other dog. She was my first baby :)

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