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November is Adopt-A-Senior-Dog Month, and Rebecca Bogan did just that. She noticed a little black-and-tan Dachshund listed on Petfinder by Rio Rancho Animal Control. The senior dog had been brought in as a stray. He wasn’t neutered and had missing hair on his back and open, bleeding tumors on his …

Be prepared might be one of Barkley’s mottoes. The Chihuahua/Dachshund mix roams the house with a big bone in his mouth, looking for a place to hide it for later. “I’ve caught him digging in my closet to try and hide one and I’ve found them in all sorts of …

For several weeks, Wendy Jones had been daydreaming over a longhaired Dachshund named Talia, listed on Petfinder by Peace for Paws Ohio. “I was at a terrible point in my life and was sad and depressed,” says the Columbus, Ohio, woman. She thought a dog would help her feel better. …

Reagan has come a long way. She and her littermate were dropped off at Upland Animal Shelter in Upland, CA, covered with fleas and ticks, and now she’s well groomed and prances with seeming delight when people talk about how cute she is, says Rebekah Cherniss of Fontana, CA, who …

When Barbara Adkins heads out to her car, there’s always a little someone raring to go with her: her Dachshund, Maddie. The dog has her own pet car seat just for such rides. Maddie wasn’t always so lucky; she was a dog whose future was uncertain. She had been abandoned …

Duke was with the Filipcichs for 16 years when old age overtook him. After his death, neither Judy nor Joe felt as if they would ever be ready to bring another dog into their family; Duke had been their baby. Three months passed before the Niles, OH, woman logged onto …

For some people, finding the right pet takes lots of searching, but for Mei Wan and her fiancé, it was quick. They entered their search criteria on Petfinder, and Hoppy showed up on the first page of matches. Hoppy’s photo showed a scared, emaciated Dachshund. The picture touched Mei, and …

When Frodo arrived in an air-conditioned van with other dogs to meet their new pet parents, he seemed shy. And no wonder. It had been a long quest, clear from Tennessee, and he didn’t know how it would end. His early experiences gave him reason to be wary. He had …

During Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week we celebrate pets who are less adoptable for many reasons: color, breed, size, even health issues such as weight. Here’s one overweight pup who found his forever home! Obie is an overweight Dachshund who is inspiring other pets with his journey to lose weight. Obie’s Facebook page …

Read Oscar’s Happy Tail in his adoptive mom’s own words. “Don’t buy a dog when you can adopt one from the shelter,” Amanda Burke told her mother, who was tempted by Dachshund puppies for sale at a flea market. Amanda’s mom was ready to bring a new pet into the …