Mommy was so excited when she
found out how many dachshunds
got adopted during December.
For those of you who didn't hear
her screaming, when she got the
final total, it was.....
50 and yes, she typed it right.
And 433 for 2013 by all 3 rescue
groups, DREAM, DROH AND ATDR.
|Lots of puppies and piebalds.|
|12/02 Clyde Grimm|
Message from Clyde's family......
Clyde was originally fostered by our family (that includes Ross and Ziggy Stardust, also adopted from Dream earlier in the year). However, I knew I was in trouble when I stopped by Natural Pawz on the way home from picking up Clyde and the young lady behind the counter commented on how Clyde already loved me so much and how I should adopt him! We made another stop at Petsmart, and random people in the store kept commenting on how much he loved me, too. So the stars were aligned on this adoption!
The icing on the cake came, however, when the rest of my children came home from college. We were playing with all three of our dachshunds, but I could see how attracted the kids were to Clyde. He literally shakes all over, his tail wagging incessantly, due to his excitement over loving us and being a part of our family! His velvety ears go back, he puts up his nose for a doggy kiss, and his eyes shine with love!
We love our Clyde and couldn't be more happy.
|12/04 Koop Kingsley|
|12/05 Sukie Ridgemont|
|12/05 Sugar Boots ("Sock Puppy")|
|12/08 Hal Oween ("Owen")|
Message received from Owen's
family at Christmas.......
Thank you for everything!
As you can see, Owen is dearly loved.
My daughter says,
"Mom, he's part of our family now".
|Owen and his new sister|
|12/09 Tobey Truffle|
|12/12 Estella Evergreen|
|12/14 Rudolph ("Oliver")|
From Rudolph's new forever family:
Rudolph, who is now known as Oliver, is doing great! He is such a lover and gets along great with the other dogs and cats.
|12/14 Lillie Ann|
|Sisters adopted together.|
|12/17 Courtney Kardoxian ("Confetti")|
|12/20 Zayn Mallik|
|12/20 Niall Horan|
|12/20 Harry Styles|
|12/20 Candie Corn|
|2/21 Shelley Schroeder|
Message from Shelley's family...........
Yes, we are the proud owners of Holley Jean Patten (formerly known as Shelley Schroeder). Holley is a sweet playful, loving dog. She LOVES to run and play. We are moving in March to a farm in Iowa, where the house will have a doggy door installed and she will have lots of room to play. Her nose is always to the ground when we take walks here. I can only imagine how much she will enjoy exploring the cornfields of Iowa, hunting, fishing and playing with her soon to meet dachshund cousins up there. It wouldn’t surprise me if she is seen on you-tube or America's Funniest Home Videos, as she has a charming and bubbly personality and enjoys an audience. THANK YOU, for all this organization does to help dogs get a second chance. I hope all of Holley's dreams come true. Blessings!
|12/22 Josephine Jolly ("Missy")|
|12/22 Gale Hawthorne|
2 Special blind double dapples found their forever home.
|12/22 Justin Jingle ("Justin Timberlake")|
|brothers adopted together|
|12/22 Johnny Jingle ("Johnny Knoxville")|
Message from the boy's new family.......
Justin and Johnny are settling in nicely. A true Christmas blessing for our family. Their foster sister Stevie Nicks is here too and having a blast. They will keep their first names, but we added Timberlake and Knoxville...had to. Blessed to have found the Dream family. Thanks for all you do!
|This is Stevie Nicks.|
|12/23 Janie Spofford ("Penny")|
Message from Penny's family..............
Penny has adjusted well to her new home and I take her on lots of walks around the neighborhood everyday. Also, we got small pebbles to replace the rocks in our yard. The small pebbles are better for Penny's little feet.
|12/23 Dorothy Gale|
|12/24 Liam Payne|
|12/27 Neva Nottingham|
Portia's story from her webpage.....
Rescue ID: D130026
Adoption Fee: $250.00
Breed: Dachshund / Chihuahua / MixedColor: Black/Tan Silver Dapple
Sex: Female (spayed)
Current Size: 9 Pounds
Current Age: 5 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Slightly Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Kids: No
This special little girl - a dachshund/chihuahua mix - is looking for her special family. Until being rescued, the only value her owner saw in her were the puppies she could produce. Portia had no positive contact with humans and probably had to compete with other dogs for food.For several months she has been in a loving foster home and has made great strides. However, she continues to be fearful and insecure in many situations. Portia wants to love and be loved but is having difficulty getting over the insecurities and mistreatment she suffered in her life before being rescued.Portia's reaction to sudden movements or loud noises is to run and hide. In no situation has she ever exhibited the slightest hint of aggression to any person. She loves nothing more than to lie on the couch beside her foster mom and also enjoys a good belly rub! Portia can be a bit possessive about her spot next to her humans and doesn't like to share with her four-legged foster brothers and sisters. She will occasionally snap at them if they try to move in too close.Her perfect home would be with a patient family who understands and has experience with rescue dogs and the issues they often have. She needs lots of time to adjust and a fairly calm family who can be patient and supportive with her. She may never be the ideal playmate for children, or a great walking partner for mom and dad. She may never be comfortable at the dog park or in large crowds of strangers. Because she is most comfortable in familiar surroundings, a medium to large securely fenced yard accessible directly from the house is required so Portia can have her own secure space to run, play, and explore. She is learning to use a doggy door and it would be beneficial for her to have access to the yard.She is well behaved in the house during the day and quiet in her bedroom crate at night. She is spayed, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. Portia is slightly heartworm positive and is currently receiving treatment. She seems to enjoy having other mature, calm dogs around her and is slowly learning about how to play from her foster brothers and sisters.She is a loyal and loving companion even considering her insecurities and is hoping to find her forever family soon. Could you be the lucky one for this little diamond in the rough?
Well there you have it. finally. What a way to wrap up 2013.
Mona and Prissy here...........
As most of you know our Mommy is a procrastinator. She started this post back in the early part of January but had let it slide by the wayside. Shame on you Mommy!!
But sometimes you find out things you didn't know by letting things slide. This time we forgive her cause she found out that their was a puppy that got left off the list of adoptions for ATDR. So they had 10 for the month of December.
And guess what?
|MayflowerAdopted: December 26, 2013|
She's Maisy and Miles's sister. So that means there's just Mom, Henna, and one pup left. Maybe they'll get lucky this month.
But there is more....
Remember 2 of Dreams bothers that found their forever home in December? Well their foster siste,r Stevie Nicks, gots adopted this month.
Not positive but we think into the same family. Bet there's lots a music going on at that house.