Colby is a 12 year old Dachshund who was surrendered to a local, municipal shelter before being rescued by Wise Animal Rescue. Colby had lived his entire life with this one family but they became unable to care for him.

Don’t let his distinguished gray hair fool you, Colby is ready for fun! He enjoys going for walks, playing with toys, and, once he’s tuckered out, he is the best lap dog you could ask for. When Colby first meets new people, he is a bit standoffish and scared. Once he knows you, he wants to be in your lap at all times. Colby would do best in a home without children younger than 13. He is arthritic in his back and will not want to be handled or picked up frequently. Colby would also prefer a home where he can remain on one floor or be carried as stairs can affect his back.

Colby is living in a foster home with three other dogs and is doing great. He prefers dogs who are bigger than him and will try to play with them from time-to-time.

This handsome senior has been checked out by WISE’s vet and is in good health. Due to his age, this could change at any time though and we are looking for a family who understands and is prepared for this. He has had bloodwork done, is vaccinated, is microchipped, and is being neutered and having a dental cleaning.

We will adopt out within a 2.5 to 3-hour radius of Parsippany, NJ and adopters are required to come to NJ to meet the dog once approved.

To adopt Colby, please email with questions or to apply!

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