Name: Jo Jo #2465
Age: 15 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 8.5 lbs.
Jo Jo was picked up stray and taken to the Orange County Animal Shelter on December 10, 2011. He went straight to the medical ward. A shelter volunteer notified us immediately, but they would not let us have him for 4 more days, to give his owners a chance to claim him. They never showed up. Jo Jo was seriously injured. He had a huge bite wound on his throat the size of an old fashioned silver dollar. It was shocking. He went straight to the Sunny Hills Animal Hospital from the shelter. He had some very amazing surgery and follow-up treatment.
Fast forward 6 weeks. . . . . Jo Jo is now out of the hospital and enjoying some well-deserved R & R. He has made new friends with both the resident dachshunds and fellow foster dogs. A very mild-mannered boy, Jo Jo has no issues with any of his new comrades. He is an equal-opportunity player. He gets along with everyone. He does not let a little stiffness from arthritis get in his way. We are giving him some dietary supplements (Glucosamine/Chondroitin) to help lubricate those stiff old joints. To watch him play, you’d never think he was a senior citizen.
Jo Jo is crate trained and appears to be house trained. A couple of accidents shortly after his arrival at his new foster home were understandable and no one thought anything of it. He learned the dog door in record time and uses it reliably. He loves going for walks. Because of his previous neck injury, Jo Jo wears a harness when out and about. The newly healed skin on his neck is paper thin and can be easily damaged again. He is a great car buddy. He wants to sit in the passenger seat on someone’s lap so he can see out the window while he rides shotgun.
Name: Hunter 2815
Ages: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
Due to circumstances beyond their control, Hunter’s family cannot keep him. They have become his temporary foster home until we can find a really good home for him, but we don’t have a lot of time.
Hunter gets along with other dogs, especially the girls. We feel he will do best as an “only dog” if someone is home a lot or in a home with just one female dachshund for companionship. He is definitely not safe around cats or other small animals. He spends a lot of time outdoors and enjoys chasing whatever critters come into the yard. He’s an excellent hunter and watch dog. He would love to have a child (over 10 years old) to play with him and throw a ball or toy. He likes to go for walks, and just have a lap to cuddle in.
Hunter is a ball-playing fool. He wants you to throw a ball or toy for him so he can play fetch. He can keep it up as long as you are willing to stand there and keep throwing it for him.