Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Attended conferences / shows
Posted May 30, 2015
I found Sienna in a humane society shelter in 2007. I was looking for a smaller dog and Sienna fit the bill. The shelter believed she was Dachshund mixed with some sort of shepherd dog but that is unknown. Sienna was 7 years old when we got her. Her previous owner gave her up because she was scaling the 8 foot retaining wall they had at their home. Sienna is an escape artist for sure but she transitioned from indoor/outdoor dog to exclusively indoor.
My mother had been watching Sienna while I moved around the country and after my father died, Sienna has been an excellent companion. She loves taking long rides in the car (she never barks) and loves spending all her time with grandma. My mom even calls her "granddogger." I wouldn't take back the experience with Sienna and I know my mom wouldn't either. The only hiccup has been that in her transition from indoor/outdoor dog to indoor dog she has had many accidents as she has little patience for waiting to go outside as my mom is disabled. The vet bills have went up as she has aged and has more regular preventive visits as well as several visits for bladder stones. Overall, she is a good girl and our lives are richer because of her.