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Obi (19-153) - Madison, WI

Spread the word about this lovable Doxie:

Obi is a handsome young guy. However, he does have some slight anxiety issues so we have some requirements for his forever home that are non-negotiable.

1.  Requires a fenced in yard (he needs to be let out regularly and it takes him a long time to go potty).

2.  Must be a quiet household. Not a lot of visitors.

3.  Needs a family where someone is home most of the day.

4.  No apartments or shared wall homes...he barks.

Obi is a sweet sweet guy who does suffer from anxiety.  When in a quiet home, he does well. New experiences initially frighten him. He has come a long way since coming into rescue and is doing so much better with his anxiety.

Obi loves being outside and roaming around the yard. He is housebroken for the most part if he is kept on a schedule. He does take a long time to go potty when he is outside.  He will go to the door when he needs to go out.  

Obi came from a home with other dogs and does fine with the resident dachshunds in his foster home. We do not know how he would be around cats.   Obi likes to play with other dogs. ANother playful dog would be a benefit for Obi. He could be an oly dog if someone was home with him more often than not and would play with him.

Obi is crate trained. His crate is in the kitchen and he goes in from time to time to hang out and chill. He sleeps in a dog bed with one of the other foster dogs.  

He is a gorgeous boy with the most beautiful eyes. His fur does grow quickly and will require grooming.

Obi needs a patient quiet home who will help him with his anxiety and also teach him some of the basic dog manners.

He's a wonderful boy looking for the right family. We look forward to talking with you more about Obi's needs.






Medical Information:

Obi has been neutered and is up-to-date on immunizations.  He is heartworm and fecal negative.   He had a dental in February. Obi had recurring UTIs which is why he has been in rescue for a while. He has been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus (not related to diabetes mellitis or sugar diabetes). Diabetes insipidus (DI) is rare in dogs and is charactereized by excessive thrist/drinking and production of large amounts of dilute urine.  The good news is that Obi is on medication and the DI is now managed. For more information on DI:  He is on 2 medications. The first is Cranberry Comfort RX capsules. This is a prescription from the vet. The cost is 90 capsules for $32.70 or $0.36/day.  The second is Desmopressin 0.2mg tablets. This is also a prescription. The cost is 30 tablets for $37.12 or $1.24/day.


  • Arrival Date: Monday, 30 December 2019
  • Location: Wisconsin
  • Rep: Arlene Silveira -
  • Weight: 13.1 pounds
  • Age: 2
  • Color: Cream Colored
  • Hairtype: Longhair
  • Active: Average
  • Kid Friendly: Older Children Only
  • Other Dogs In House Okay: Yes
  • Crate Trained: Yes
  • Potty Trained: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Adoption Fee: $250
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