Iggy came to us pretty scared. We gave him his space and the option to approach us once he was ready. We ignored him and went on with our day. When he chose to come hang out and even give us a kiss, we knew he was going to be a-okay as long as he could find a loving and patient home!
Iggy is active, silly, talkative, sweet and also both playful and bossy with dogs. He is really fun and also the fun police! Iggy is working on his house and crate training and both are going really well. He loves yummy treats and in times of being unsure or needing a nudge, liver treats do the trick!
The key things for Iggy’s success is that he gets a calm home life, he finds people that understand his need to approach on his own, and very importantly that he is not forced into social situations. A calm home doesn’t mean that he is not active though, as he will need play and exercise in his life. Currently, his leash skills are a work in progress so the fenced backyard is a must for potty and play breaks.
If you have the right home life to welcome Iggy, and are looking for a fun and funny little guy, he might be the guy for you. Bonus points if you are familiar with his breed!


  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Sex: Male
  • Age: 1 yr. old
  • Size: 16 lbs
  • Colour: Tan
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Stage: Available

Additional notes

  • Dogs: Another dog is not required but if other dogs in the home, calm energy and playfully tolerant would be needed.
  • Cats: No, thank you.
  • Kids: 12+
  • Housing: Detached or townhome where barking is okay.
  • Fenced yard: Required.  Iggy is overwhelmed on leash
  • Special: Iggy came to us as his owner was quite unwell for a while. Iggy missed out on quite a bit of socialization which means the world can be overwhelming now. Iggy needs a patient home, someone home more often (midday breaks needed), willing to provide patience, structure and positive reinforcement. He is looking for a home in the Ottawa/Gatineau area as he has 2 outstanding vet visits out our vet is West Ottawa. He is not a candidate for dog parks so if these are important to you, please do not apply.
Only matched applicants will be contacted.
  • Adoption fee: $850.