If you have adopted a dachshund that was listed on The Dachshund Rescue Web Page, especially a senior dachshund (one age 10 or more at the time of adoption), post your story here to share it with others!
Make your story as long or as short as you would like, but please, include the animal's age at the time of adoption somewhere in your story. You can also upload one or more pictures at the bottom of the form.
I ask only that if you submit your story, please consider making a donation to Dachshund Rescue, to help provide funds to help other dachshunds who have not yet been as lucky as your dachshund has been. But, it's not a requirement. You've already rescued a dachshund and for me, the knowledge that this website was able to help bring you together, is enough.
Just thought I'd let you know I adopted a beautiful long-haired Doxie who will be 8 yrs old in October 06. I have had Max now for 3 yrs and found him on this wonderful web site.
His previous owner traveled alot and didn't have time for Max! When I saw Max's picture on this web site he was such a beautiful long haired little man, and I was going through a divorce and had to have this little guy to keep me company!
I adopted a three year old dachshund, Ziggy, from the local humane society in February of 1999. We went in looking for a yellow lab (of course) but the second we "saw" her personality that was it, for me at least. We went home, since there were no yellow labs, butI couldn't get this little black and tan dapple out of my mind. By the next afternoon, she was mine.
My name is Patti and for many years I was hoping to get another dachshund after my Cuddles past away when I was a child. After looking for a dachshund in our local paper and being told that the lady decided to give him to someone else in her home town, I decided to try another avenue.
Last October, I saw Tiny-Tag-Along on your Rescue page. She was 11-1/2 years old and only 6 lbs. She is a brown and tan smooth. After having her for almost 10 years, her owners didn't want her any more because she was nipping and growling at the children and she had severe colitis and she had some potty problems as well, so they just dropped her off at the vet for good. Fortunately, they called Therese Furhman. It seems that she had been boarded most of her life because her owners travelled alot and of course, when she had bouts of colitis they would board her and then the stress of being boarded made her colitis flare up. Tiny had a hard life and I cried when I read her vet records.
We recently adopted a 10 year old male dachshund named "Fritz." I thought it would be hard to find a homeless dachshund. After all, we never saw one at the pound (because I since found out they usually call the dachshund rescue people first and they usually take them and find them homes). Plus, I thought who would want to get rid of a dachshund? They steal your heart after you are around them. After getting in touch with the dachshund rescue, my heart broke after I heard about the number of dachshunds needing homes and the stories behind them.
Colonel Zachary's Story!
My wife and I wanted to take in a dog from a shelter preferably a dachshund or dachshund mix but we were concerned about our current dog Huggie's reaction. Huggie is afraid of other dogs and bringing an aggressive dog into the house would not be fair to her. We attempted a dog from a local rescue group, but after a day realized that it would not be a good mix and had to bring her back. We were now sure that we needed to find out more about the dog's personality. I had been visiting the Dachshund Rescue Web Page almost daily, since stumbling on it a few weeks earlier. We had contacted a few people from the site, but the dogs we thought might be a good fit were not located in our area.
i decided to rescue a doxie while i was in college, so i had to wait almost 6 months until i could provide a proper home for a doxie. when it was time my rescue contact, barbara, found me a beautiful black doxie named maria (about 3 years old). she was an owner turn in because she had "seperation anxiety." i lived in new york state at the time and maria was in florida, so we had the doxie airforce , benny to be exact, fly her to me right after graduation. she looked so scared in the carrier bag she was in, but i knew i loved her right then and there. i changed her name to mortimer. she is the greatest!! so playful and full of life!! she always looked so sad when i went to work, so i decided she needed a buddy. i moved to indiana (she was very good in the 10 hour car drive, too!) , and got her a friend. his name was taz (about 1 year old). he was taken from a puppy mill. poor little guy. i changed his name to chester. he's a mama's boy. always on my lap or cuddling. he used to be afriad of lots of things, but he's doing great now. not too afraid anymore. if he get's scared, he comes to me or morty! the day chester came home was funny. he took one step out of the carrier and mortimer punched him in the nose. he looked at mt like, "What is this?" they get along great now. i love my children and highly reccomend rescue to anyone!!
Mr. Beasley's Story!
Mr. Beasley was my friend!
I'm a member of Dachshund Rescue of North America, and meet a lot of dogs, but this one is special. This is a story about Mr. Beasley, who was a friend of mine that I rescued here in Atlanta.
Merry Christmas to me, I got a new home.
Hi, my name is Sam, and I have retired to Florida, I am 10 years old. I was found roaming in Illinois and was turned over to rescue and I went to live with some wonderful people in Jasper, Alabama. They loved me and took good care of me. No one wanted an older dog so they thought they would have me for life. But that was OK, because they loved me because I'm such a "great old man" as my foster mom would say.
The Saddest Dog
After completing the application process and finding a match, I was so excited that Cookie was coming to live with me. The problem was Cookie was being fostered in Warrensburg MO. and I live in Kakabeka Falls ON. Can. I wasn't sure how to get her home but the Dachshund Underground Railroad came to the rescue. 10 amazing volunteers took turns driving her all the way to where I could meet her. She spent 2 days on the road and an overnight in a strange home. The lady with whom she spent the night said Cookie was the saddest dachshund she had ever seen. She was right, Cookie has the biggest, saddest eyes -it breaks my heart.