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"My little dog---a heartbeat at my feet."  Edith Wharton

Our lives will forever be enriched because of the dachsies that touched our hearts in rescue, but we know the real healing does not begin until they leave our care.  We encourage, we celebrate, we do everything we can to give them the skills they need to put their best paw forward as they wait for their forever families to find them . . . and then the time comes to say goodbye.

Often we shed tears.  We remember when they came in, how far they’ve come, the hiccups along the way – we laugh, we cry – and then we always say a little prayer as we send them on their way.  We hope they find the confidence to keep that best paw forward, because we know, when they do, they will truly flourish.  It is then, they will heal; it is then, they will find peace.

If you have adopted one of our adorable dachsies, and would like to contribute a Success Story, please e-mail, and we will add it to the website.  Be sure to send us a current picture.  We do love pictures!!!

Please visit our Success Stories page to read all of our stories!

In October 2016, at the Halloween adoption day, we brought Sallie home to Rochester, MN. We lost our Heidi in June and our long-haired doxie Reba was lonely. It was the first time she had been at a meet and greet in awhile: it was our lucky day. Even though she was a senior, we fell in love with her, and she got along great with Reba. Sallie Sioux (as we call her) makes us laugh. Her run is so cute. Typical Dachshund - on walks, she smells more than walks. She loves camping with us, Reba and our adopted cat, Clawdia. At the camper, her favorite place is in front of the fireplace, and likes the golf cart rides into the woods. She can sniff around and then get a ride back to the camper. Among the four doggie beds in the house, her favorite is next to our bed. Her vision and hearing is not the best, but that endears her to us even more. Thank you for allowing us to be Sallie's humans. She has touched our hearts and brings joy to our lives. Mike and Lori

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