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.
I adopted Schotsie from the San Diego Dachshund Rescue Society and brought her home when she was around 10 weeks old. She will have her 7th birthday 8-3-04. What a great little dog, except for barking. She is such a wonderful companion and would never have any other breed of dog. Here is her picture.
We just adopted Tootsie who was listed on your site for adoption in Eugene, Oregon. It was love at first sight for my husband and I! We have two other doxie girls at home; Maggie is 14 and Tinkerbelle is 4. Maggie is in very good health but is at the well-earned stage of her life where she just wants to sleep in the sun most of the time. As Tinkerbelle is young enough to need and want a playmate, and we love doxies so very much, I started checking your website several times each day. I was more than thrilled to discover two listings as I really think it important to help rather than just get a puppy from a breeder etc. We live in Central Oregon and Eugene being closer, we decided to begin proceedings to bring Tootsie into our lives. I emailed her current owners and we began our conversations. We drove from Redmond to Eugene this past Saturday and picked up our newest "child." I really want to take the time to commend her former family for loving Tootsie enough to so unselfishly give her up to a home that might be a better fit for her. It was very hard on them emotionally; especially for their five kids, I know. We are going to keep in touch via email and send them pictures now and then also so they can see how Tootsie is doing. We have also told them they are welcome to come visit her if they should ever come to Central Oregon.
Jesse Oscar's Story
We have owned our doxie Jesse Oscar for 8 years now. When he was two years old we rescued him from a lady who is involved with the dachshund rescue agency from New Jersey. Jesse had formally been abused by his 2 previous owners who had neglected him by not feeding him properly and always paying attention to another dog they owned which we were told was a german shepard.
My husband and I have had 3 dachshunds. Our first, Smitty Vonrog, was 14 years old when he developed pancreatic cancer and passed away. Then came Simon. He was 8 weeks old when we got him and lived for 1 1/2 years. He had kidney disease from birth and we had no way of knowing until it was too late. We were heart broken after the loss of each of our little boys. They are both buried in the same pet cemetary .. very close to each other.
Happy 1st Anniversary Stanley
My husband and I are snowbirds and we where looking for a doxie. We had one for eighteen years, and a good one he was. Now it was time to find another one and give him a forever home. So I got on the Internet and looked up some rescues in New England, but had no luck. I knew my husband and I would be heading to FL in a few months, so I thought I would try FL. and got The Dachshund Rescue Web page, Inc. There must have been fifty of cutest little guys and girls, but Stanley’s story seemed interesting. They found him at a construction site covered with yellow paint and found out he had heart worms, so they where working him back to health with treatments. While I was filling out the adoption application I thought they where funny questions to answer at first, but because I live on a farm and have been with animals all the time, it seemed to me to be only common sense. On second thought the rescue is right… there is a lot of people that would not pick up on body language on a animal that is ill or in need for something, or handle there behavioral problems. It was July when Benny at the dachshund rescue web page, Inc. got back to me and said Stanley would be ready in Auqust. He would be with his foster mom Mona. She had emailed me and told me a little about Stanley and I thought he would fit right in with us. I said to my husband, “sounds like a keeper”. So I asked Benny if he could hold him until September. I had things to finish up in New England before we made the trip to FL. He said he was worried about Stanley and wanted a forever home for him soon, but he would ask Stanleys foster mom, Mona.
Wolfgang and Sebatian's Story
Its been just a few days since Wolfgang and Sebastian came into my life, and I can't imagine ever being without then. Wolfgang and Sebastian are 12 week old red, smooth coat mini brothers I received Nov. 20, 2004 from New Mexico Dachshund Rescue volunteer Donna, from Tucson, AZ.
My daughter adopted Sadie, formerly known as Cindy, for me as a birthday gift in 2002. She was 6 years old at the time. As I had grown up around dachshunds, I grew to love them and anytime I'd see one I'd threaten to take off with it either in my purse (in summer) or under my coat (in winter). So, my daughter found this 8-pound bundle of joy in a kennel at the Humane Society and presented her to me as a gift. I love this little dog to death. She is cute, funny and smart and extremely sensitive to all of us. She also loves cats, but our cat is old and doesn't have time for Sadie. My only problem is finding a winter coat tiny enough for her to wear, so she'll go outside to do her business in this cold weather. Otherwise, she sneaks down into the basement to do it and then I have a mess to clean up. But despite the fact that she is older, she is as much fun and just as feisty and full of energy as a puppy. I wouldn't trade her for the world!
This is Lulu!
I believe that Lulu formerly known as Lucy was listed on your adoption pages for the state of Georgia in November although I first saw her story on pet finder. If I may I would like to share Lulu's story.
Frank was not rescued from a shelter or any other organization but as I was reading some of the other stories, I realized some of those dogs were not either.
My sophomore year of college my roommate and I decided that we wanted to get a dog. We were very open to the breed of the dog as long as it was small and relatively cheap. After a month or so we found an add from a woman selling mini dachshunds for $200, and while that was at the high end of our budget, we decided to go and look.
Bumper and Bruiser's Story
I found Bumper and Bruiser (formerly known as Oreo and Cookie) on your site. Although not senior doxies, they had their own disadvantage. They were both born blind.