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.
We had our application in for a rescue Doxie for a short time in Michigan. On June 30, 2006, we got a call from Michelle that she had a beautiful 1 1/2 yr old black and tan male rescued from a shelter. He was very thin, weighing in at only 7# 3 oz. You could see his hip bones and spine sticking out. He also had no hair on his neck under his chin.
I adopted Noogie from this site in September of 2005. I was interested in getting a young dachshund to add as a member of our family. I work at a veterinary clinic and had really taken a liking to the breed.
About a year ago, we had to put our 13 year old Doxie, Kacy, to sleep. It was one of the most difficult things I probably have had to do.
We adopted Beano back in January of this year. We first saw Beano at the local Petsmart when one of the volunteers had him there while giving out information about the Rescue.
Dinky somehow lost his home when he was 10 – 15 years old (that is as specific as we knew when we adopted him). He came to our house to keep my elderly father company.
Mark Carlson Memorial Fund
I saw a posting on a local community forum in the classified: Mini-dachshund for sale, $100. I knew my husband did not want another dog.
Sophie & Gidjette have found a home. These beautiful little girls are moving from Oklahoma to Michigan.
I am writing this in hopes of helping anyone trying to decide on adopting a senior dachsie. My twin sister and I had had 2 dachsies growing up through high school and college.