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Breed: Dachshund

Age: Adult
Sex: Female
Size: Small
Description: **Adoption Pending**

Diabla is a very sweet beautiful girl with personality plus! At the beginning of 2010, her long-time family sadly and reluctantly released her to SDR. Evidently their toddler got into Diabla’s face and Diabla set her boundary the only way she knew how. Too bad Diabla’s family didn’t choose to work with her because she is truly a great dog and learns quickly. With her upbeat character and zest to explore, it’s hard to believe that she is going on 10 years. Her birth date is September 5, 2000.

Knows her schedule? Yodeling a melodious tune, Diabla reminds me when it is her meal time. Housetrained? Yeah! Scratching at the front door is her way of letting me know she has to go outside. Playful? Yes! She loves to play tug of war with soft squeaky toys, plays fetch, and she loves to snuggle. Active? She easily runs up and down the stairs to my 2nd floor condominium. She thoroughly enjoys walking and diving under heaps of pillows and blankets. She requires regular exercise to keep her weight down (she currently weighs about 16 pounds) and to keep her calm in an active environment. Behavior problems to work on? Some may think she is too vocal outside, however, I find that when she gets a good two-mile walk in, she is not as likely to bark at moving objects that pass by (dogs, cars, birds, bikes). Friendly with other dogs? It depends. She is fear aggressive towards large dogs but buddies up with dogs her size. (My guess is she had a traumatic event with a large dog. Perhaps that’s where she got the scar on her jaw.) Ruby, my deaf Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and her are best friends. Medical conditions? Diabla has two known medical conditions: she experiences an irregular heartbeat that may cause her to faint on heavy exertion. (Since she has been in foster care, this has never happened.) Because of her heart condition, she is on a baby aspirin regimen: ¼ tablet per day. In addition, she has a small cherry eye that may require surgery in the future.

Diabla has had a dental, is spayed, up to date on her shots, heart worm negative, on heart worm preventative and micro-chipped. Her adoption fee is $290.

You must fill out an adoption application before you are allowed to meet the animal. Please complete the adoption application located on our website.

Small Dog Rescue of MN does not negotiate the adoption fee on our dogs and we must charge sales tax on all adoption fees in order to comply with Minnesota state law. Please note that SDR is philisophically opposed to the idea of buying and selling animals, and we support any future legislation that would remove sales tax from adoption fees. Until then, however, we must charge it.

We are offering a microchip placement for your resident dog for small donation to our rescue

Please note that we do not have a shelter, and all dogs are in foster homes. Since we strive to provide the best possible care for our animals, sometimes we cannot answer emails promptly. Please allow 48 hours for us to respond to you.

You must be 18 years of age to make an adoption request