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Pet of the Week – Pecan

HARTFORD - Pecan is a dachshund mix. She is a spayed female, and is probably about 2-years-old.

She is one of the most unusual and cute dogs Protectors of Animals said they rescued in a while - she has an oddly large head for her little body.

She is lovable and very people-oriented and wants to be in your lap and in your sight all the time.

She is an adult, but still very puppy-like. She needs training, but on the upside, she trains easily, because she is so willing to please.

She has quite a bit of energy for a little girl so she will need a good daily walk and some playtime.

Her size and energy make her a great choice for someone who wants a larger dog, but needs a smaller one for whatever reason.

She gets along with other dogs, kids, and basically everyone. We're not sure about cats, however.

For more about Pecan, or other pets that need homes, contact Protectors of Animals.

And POA Spay! will open early next year.

You can help support the cause with a donation for the new low cost spay/neuter clinic, poainc.net, or you can also call 860-206-7922.