1st July 2020: Finley's Story
Finnley was a very difficult Dachshund to rehome but our adopter Shan has given him the most wonderful home . Shan tells her story:
My life has changed too. I have dealt with a lot of dogs, re-homing and rescuing street dogs when I lived in Portugal for 10 years. Sadly, due to work commitments, I have not had a dog for nearly 9 years. I know I can nurture Finnley and we will have a wonderful life together. He is my mate and I am his mate. Finnley and I very much appreciate all the help given so that he could have his forever home with me, his new mummy.
From the moment I picked both dogs up I had an attachment to Joey I can’t explain why but it certainly was meant to be
26th June 2020: Following on from yesterday’s post here is Jack’s story told by his new owner
I had been thinking about adding to my pack. I have Maggie who is a 9 year old standard long haired dachshund; Marmite, who is a 2 year old a long haired mini dachshund and Mersey-Mia who is a 1 year old long haired mini dachshund. Initially I was planning to get another long haired mini dachshund from a breeder, but then decided, “No, I am sure there are many dachshunds out there which need a good home”. I did not want an older dog as I had lost my first boy Max in May 2019 and did not want the heart break again. So, I started my search and it was by chance that I saw Jack and Joey on Dachshund Rescue Facebook page.
Jack came to me on December 17th after a few hiccups. He was in fact due to come a little earlier but the little monkey decided he wanted an adventure first and whilst on his adventure he broke his foot. To begin with Jack needed to have crate rest for 4 weeks and his bandage replaced a lot. Even so, he blended in quite easily into our home but my three girls could not understand why he was not allowed to play with them and why he had to be carried everywhere. Then we got the ‘all clear’ from the vets and life changed for them all.Jack did not want his crate anymore as he wanted to be included in the pack.
Jack has worked things out beautifully for himself. He plays a lot with Mersey- Mia but enjoys a snuggle up to Marmite and Maggie. Maggie is the one he goes to when he wants some peace and quiet. Jack became part of our family overnight and is such a snugly, kissy loving pup. I sometimes forget he is still not a year old as he certainly is not a mini - more of an inbetweener!( His first birthday was yesterday!)
I was so impressed by the whole of the adoption process also the time and care that the Co Ordinators have for the dogs that are surrendered to Rescue that I now make a monthly donation to Dachshund Rescue to hopefully help other dachshunds who are not so lucky as Jack or Joey. For anyone out there looking for a dachshund I could not recommend Dachshund Rescue highly enough.
24th June 2020
Dachshund Rescue would like to say that at the time of finding Jack and Joey the police were contacted and at no time were we advised that they had been stolen or reported missing. As you will see over the next couple of days both puppies are now in their forever homes but thankyou so much for all the wonderful offers of homes. Please continue to follow their lovely story
Over the next few days Dachshund Rescue have a special story about two little Dachshund puppies who were abandoned in Manchester outside a pub. We named them Jack and Joey. Today's part of the story is told by myself.
I collected Jack and Joey from Manchester on 31/7/2019 following a phone call to Dachshund Rescue from a very kind lady who had found the pups in a cardboard box outside a pub . They were very wet and sorry for themselves. They both had large inguinal hernias, were full of worms in their pot bellies and had clearly not received proper nutrition or care. I guessed they were about 7 weeks old although their development was behind that of a normal pup that age. Their balance and walking was not very good and I presumed that they had spent most of their lives in a crate which had hindered their development.
Check in tomorrow to read about the next stage in Jack and Joey's journey
17th June 2020: A very special little Dachshund is featured in today’s story and also his very special adopters
Basil’s Story......from Basil himself with a post script from his new owner.
“Opening up your life to a dog who needs a home is one of the most fulfilling things you can do” (Emma Kenny)
12th June 2020
Meet Barnie and Snookie whom we have in foster under Daxaid which is part of Dachshund Rescue. They have been in foster for several months as their owner is in a difficult situation .
Dachshund Rescue and Daxaid would like to thank all of our fabulous fosterers
10th June 2019
Who remembers the gorgeous Diego who had heart surgery in December last year? Here is an update sent to us by Diego’s new owners
I thought I would give you an update on little Diego. Some of you might remember that Diego needed life saving heart surgery back in December. He needed a safe quite home to recover and we were so smitten by the picture Sue put on the site that we couldn’t resist but to offer our help. Five months later we are so lucky to be the proud owners of this brave, kind loveable sausage dog.
It hasn’t been easy for him and at times for us, from treating his wounds to making sure he has his heart medication on time every day and the trips to the vets. However, with the support from Sue and the charity little Diego is fit and well, we have to thank them for this. He was due to have his last scan on his heart on the 23rd April but that was cancelled due to COVID 19. We are confident that he doesn’t need to be medicated for the rest of his life as you can see by the pictures. Another date will be set as soon as we can take him.
I am sure like most of you dog owner’s the only thing that we are going to have a problem with, is when we have to leave them .One thing for sure, when we can get together again for the walks Diego will be in the front LOL x
8th June 2020
Happy Belated Birthday to Monty and Molly who were adopted in February this year.
They were 11years old on 20th May and their lovely new owner made them a wonderful Birthday cake!
5th June 2020: Let sleeping dogs lie
Did you know that dogs have a startle reflex?
This means that a dog can bite as a reflex action from being startled.
Waking a dog up can cause the dog to startle and be confused.
If a dog does bite through this startle reflex, the dog is not thinking in that moment in time. It is a jerk response reaction.
20th November 2019: Our happy ever after story this week is written by Carolyn about Rupert!
A late afternoon in June an extra ray of sunshine 4pawed his way into my home. For several months I had been toying with the idea of getting a “friend” for my little 3year old dachshund Flora and with the valued help and support of Sue from Dachshund Rescue I found Rupert...or did he find me?
He is an 8 year old red mini long that endeared himself to Flora from the word go. We have only had one small ‘spat’ when on the second day she decided to put her head in his dinner bowl – perhaps not the most sensible thing to do - but now, a few weeks down the line he allows her to do that... providing he has finished his meal first!
He is the most affectionate little dog who loves his toys. He has taken control of the toy box with the exception of Flora’s favourite, a white lamb and where he is concerned that is definitely off limits.
Sadly Rupert needed a lot of dental work which resulted in him losing all his teeth. However, I need not have worried for he is coping well with his kibble soaked and apparently his gums will harden as they heal. His ears were in need of attention too but 8 weeks down the line he is now all sorted.
We have a little way to go with his nervousness when meeting strangers and coping with new experiences; his pet hate is dogs which come bounding up to him! He likes the courtesy of a gentle introduction and then the tail wags and friends are made.
And so Dachshund lovers I leave you with a beautiful quote from Queen Victoria who said....”Nothing will turn a man’s home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund”... I bet I am not the only person out there in a 3 bed, semi detached castle...
Love from Rupert, Flora, his custodian Carolyn and all of us at Dachshund Rescue.