Hi, I'm Joe
Dachshund Beagle | Adult | Male | Small
Joe was found as a stray, and was understandably nervous and fearful when he first came into his foster home. His foster family gave him a few days to decompress before fully engaging him, and after just two weeks, he is adjusting well.
Joe spends a lot of time napping and sleeps well through the night, but he has bursts of energy and playfulness. When resting, he likes to hang out in his own area and comfy bed, but when his foster mom picks him up to cuddle on the couch, he happily obliges.
Joe is extremely food motivated, possibly as a result of being underweight. That is a good sign for trainability, but it means that his adoptive family’s house must be carefully dog-proofed with no food left out for him to get into. He has even shown an ability to nudge open bottom cabinets, so dog proofing will be necessary.
Joe is an adorable, friendly, quiet and playful dog who would fit in well with a family who is willing to invest some energy in training and playing.
- Age: 5 years old
- Weight: 14 pounds
- Good with kids: Unknown
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: Unknown
- Fenced yard: No
- Suitable for townhouse and/or apartment: I could live in a townhouse or apartment, as long as I get enough exercise
- House trained: Mostly
- Crate trained: Yes
- Barks when left alone: No
- Chews inappropriate items: If it's on the floor, it's fair game.
- Training: Minimal
- Activity level: Medium
Please check the adoption-show-attendees page to see if Joe will be attending the next adoption show.
NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.