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Olenna Wirehaired Dachshund Kiowa, OK
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
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-By Olenna, a 3.5-year-old, 32lb female Wire-Haired Dachshund mix.
I have a problem putting my trust in people. I do not believe that I was socialized well as a puppy. It was really just my owner and me for two years. We were best friends. My owner was my world. I followed them everywhere, and we did everything together. I was happy. I never thought that one day our story would end. I mean, why would it? We had our whole lives ahead of us. Something happened though. Something that caused us to grow apart. I don't know what. I just know that my owner started becoming more distant from me. I didn't understand why. We were once so close, but now it felt like there was an ocean between us. They were my whole world, so it hurt. I kept trying to stay by my owner's side and do what we had done a thousand times in the past but my owner seemed to just be annoyed with me.
I had hoped it was just a phase. That here soon things would go back to the way they were. They didn't know. One day, I found myself out on the streets. How and why...I do not know. I no longer had a warm bed. I no longer had my person by my side. I was no longer being severed breakfast and dinner. I no longer got to curl up in bed with my owner. Instead, I was a low rider all on my own in this big world. I didn't know the first thing about being a street dog. Heck, I hadn't even left the house very much growing up. Everything was new and terrifying for me. I was hungry. I was thirsty. I was dirty. What had happened to my nice and cozy life? Where was my owner? Why was I out here all by myself with not even another soul for company? I didn't get it. Everything scared me, people..other animals...I was so untrusting about everything.
One day I let my guard down and ended up being caught. I remember how scared I was. I didn't know this person. I had no idea where they were taking me, and I was shaking. We ended up pulling up to this place that I would soon find out is an animal shelter. I guess unwanted animals or lost pets end up there. This was all a big mistake. It had to be. I had a family. I had a home. I shouldn't be here. That is what I was thinking, but so was every other pet. No one had expected to be abandoned by those that they loved. I ended up curling up in the corner and did not really want to interact with anyone. I was so scared. I had shut down. I lost everything and now I was in a kennel and everything just came into focus for me. I was alone and my owner wasn't coming for me. I heard the shelter staff talking. They were full and because I was so shy, no one was really giving me the time of day. Some decisions would soon have to be made...about my life. I couldn't do anything about it, so I just laid my head back down and tried to imagine that I wasn't trapped in this nightmare.
I had truly thought that all hope was lost, so it was quite a surprise when the shelter said someone was here for me. It turned out that this rescue had found a foster family for me and I was being bailed out of doggie jail. I found myself in a loving foster home and I started to open up again. I became attached to my foster mom and followed her around everywhere and became a sweet and playful girl. Shortly after, I was adopted. After I warmed up to my new owner and started to feel at home, things were great. We went on adventures together, I had a couch and a bed and everything was amazing. I finally had a family again and I was so incredibly happy. Finally, I could relax and not have to worry about what would happen to me.
Unfortunately, I was wrong once more. I still had not found my forever family. I was a bit too energetic for my home and I guess the other dogs there weren't a fan of it and my owner felt it would be best to return me. My owner thought I needed a more energetic family, and just like that...I lost everything again. I was so scared on the car ride to my foster family and was shaking. Once I got to my foster home, I just wanted to hide. I didn't let want to let my foster parents near me at first. That was twice now that I had to totally start over and lost my family. I was so afraid to put my trust into someone else. After a few days, I couldn't hold back any longer though. I may be guarded but I am still a girl that just wants to be loved. So, I let my foster family in. I now love to cuddle on the couch with them. I love to follow them around. I love to sleep in bed with them. I love getting pets. I have settled in nicely, and now fully trust them. I am a one-family kind of dog, or at least that is what I have been trying to be for a while now. I am weary of strangers and it takes a few days before I feel comfortable and safe with new people. Once I do, you are my world though and I will follow you anywhere.
I am actually a pretty calm girl. I am still opening up, but for the most part I tend to just chill on the couch or by your side. I do perk up for walks and my foster family says that I am the BEST walker. I may be a low-rider but I keep up with the big dogs very well during our walks. While I have not been on any hikes yet, I do think I would love them. Once I feel safe with my owner, I love getting to go for walks and exploring new places. I am not a super playful dog. I am uninterested in playing fetch and only sometimes pick up a toy. I have been known to put my paw in the water bowl a time or two though, so it seems like I may be a fan of playing in the water. I have been known to engage in some zoomies with the other dogs outside, but so far don't seem to be all too interested in playing with the other dogs.
I was initially shy and reserved when I first met the other dogs. It didn't take me long to warm up to them. I am a bit indifferent to them, but will occasionally play chase with them in the yard. I do great with the cats in my foster home and pay them no mind. I am not currently being fostered around any kids. I do think that if the kid was patient and understood that it takes time before I trust them, I think we could be the best of friends. I am not someone who enjoys new people always coming in. I don't greet visitors and tend to stay on the couch which is definitely my safe spot. I prefer my space, but if someone does sit on the couch and ignores me I will eventually give them a sniff or two before plopping down somewhere else on the couch. I am potty trained and am familiar with using a doggie door. I am not being kenneled in my foster home as it isn't necessary. I have excellent house manners and am not a chewer. I tend to just nap on the couch while my foster family is away. At night, I prefer to sleep in bed with my foster parents. I am not a big barker and am on the quieter side.
I feel like a hopeless romantic. I keep thinking that I am going to find a family that is going to sweep me off my paws and love me forever and ever. Instead, I was promised so much in the beginning just to have it end. I can't keep putting my trust in people, just to have them give me up a couple years later. I get it, not everything is meant to last. But that is twice now that my whole world has come crashing down and I had absolutely no say in it. I am so ready to find someone that is ready to commit. Someone that wants to go on walks. Someone that is home a lot. Someone that is going to look at me with love in their eyes. Someone that will never let me go, because I am so tired of being let go. I have played someone's until girl twice now, it is time to be someones forever girl now!
If you are interested in offering me forever then please apply to adopt me at
Once you have submitted your application, it will be sent on to my foster family for consideration.
I am being fostered in Broken Arrow, OK. I do ask that my new family pick me up, none of that outside transport stuff. If I am going to move in with you, I expect to start our journey in the car together driving home TOGETHER. I like to just chill in the passenger seat on car rides but you can also tell that I am scared and nervous. I think that was just because I wasn't familiar with my foster family at that time. I think once I feel safe with my new family, I would love getting to go places with them.
My adoption fee is $250.00.
That will include my DHLPP, Rabies, and Bordetella. I will be micro-chipped, have a fecal done, be de-wormed, be spayed/neutered, and will be current on heart-worm and flea/tick prevention.
-Below is an excerpt from Olenna's foster family.
"If you are looking for a companion dog to lounge on the couch and read in the morning and walk after dinner, Olenna is that dog. She is a dog who would faithfully lay by your feet while you work from home and isn't demanding for attention but happily receives it. Once you have gained Olenna's trust, she is yours forever. ♥ "
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