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Submitted 2017-09-17
We did not think we could adopt another dog after losing our Farley but when we met Tink at the DRNA booth at the German Fest in Milwaukee, she showed us that those holes in our hearts could be filled up with love for her.... Read more ...
Submitted 2017-07-19
Basie and Billie (aka Rusty and Nell) came to DRNA from Richmond VA. They went into foster care in Maryland, found their forever parents who were formerly from Richmond but had moved to PA. They have now moved back to Richmond and are living happily ever after after with their adoring parents.... Read more ...
Submitted 2015-03-30
My sister fostered Nanook in November of 2008. I immediately fell in love with this handsome boy. He soon became the best Christmas present that I ever received! We have been inseparable ever since... Read more ...
Submitted 2014-07-03
Hello! My name is Milo and I guess I’ve just been too busy enjoying life to share my story sooner.

Two and a half years ago I was adopted by a pair of newlyweds, after spending a month or so with... Read more ...
Submitted 2014-01-30
It's been over a year since we adopted a bonded pair of older dachsies from Dachshund Rescue (Sept 2013).... Read more ...
Submitted 2013-06-26
Frankie - our DRNA adoptee and how he came to us.... Read more ...
Submitted 2013-02-19
Teddy, a lucky boy for sure!... Read more ...
Submitted 2013-01-15
A truly happy tail.... Read more ...
Submitted 2012-07-23
Adopted Dolly and Molly on july 4th.... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-10-11
Billy, a tale of a Senior, who found a home at 15 years of age!... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-07-11
Hi,

Thank you DRNA, you have found a friend for life. I adopted Elvis (red and white) and Delta (white) in May and July of 2010. I was awaiting the completion of Elvis’ adoption when Delta’s pr... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
This special boy came to us on Dec 5 2009--he is just the best thing ever, he just loves everyone, people, other dogs and cats AND CHILDREN. He is 7 yrs old and so smart, what a joy to have him in our... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
I just received Heidi (the artist formerly known as Sapphire) on Sunday after her long trip to Minnesota. I just wanted to say thanks to the vet that took care of her in Tell City, IN and to all the v... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Loses Weight, Gains Love... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Heidi Ho Ho has come a lot further than from South Carolina to Toronto, Canada.

Abandoned on a lonely country road, cold, hungry, feet bleeding from dragging herself over the rough ground, today H... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Heidi came to me in Nov 1999 as a companion for my older (rescued from a pound) dachshund Sam who is now 16. But she soon proved too energetic for someone well into retirement , so I decided to get an... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
I just wanted to say thanks to DRNA for rescuing these two sweeties. Heidi is the red dachs/jack russell mix (or "Jack-in-the-dox" as I call her), and Max is the black and tan. In the pic they are enj... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Hi there - my Hellmann is a double dapple, born we think on April 1st, 2004. It was April Fool's for him because he is certainly special needs - has very small eyes that the opthamologist thinks don't... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
My name is Henry.....I came to live with my forever home after having a pretty hard life. As most of you read on my adoption ad, I lived with a hoarder until the county and my foster parents moved me... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
It's My Three Sons all over again! What handsome and happy hundies they are now, but it wasn't always this way for them. We decided to adopt Henry, the red smooth Yankees fan (formerly known as Elf) b... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Sorry that it's taken me so long to answer, but I've been busy with Sir Hercules. We've been to the vet, gotten our stitches out, and been bonding. First off, we spent the first three days and nights... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Hi all! Hildie here(with some help from my Daddy).

I was on the DRNA and petfinder sites since November, and now I realize the wait was worth it! My Forever Home Daddy drove over 300 miles to meet... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
My name is Hoagie(it was Zeus before I was adopted) and I sure look like a Hoagie. Guess I hit the jackpot with a cocker spaniel named Lil Miss and two cats, Hummer and Snoopy. My Mom and all her frie... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
My husband and I adopted Holly in July 2005. We had just lost our 2 mini doxie sisters to illness in May and were trying to come to terms with an empty house and no doggies to love. By chance I found... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Hope was in an Atlanta area shelter and when she was taken out she was so weak she couldn't walk under her own power. It took several weeks of intensive care to bring her back literally from the brink... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
After the loss of our beautiful little senior lady, Penny, I was absolutely distraught. Of course, I still miss her so much, but rest in knowing that we will meet again!

We decided that it was tim... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Izzy
I got an email from a gal in MI that posts about the dogs in her local shelter. She said a local woman was told by the city to reduce her dog inventory or else! She said that if this city had a... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
I'm Jack and I was adopted back in October 2005. My hobbies are barking, chasing squirrels, playing fetch with stuffed toys and I love to sleep but I'm always ready for a nice walk. Life couldn't be a... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Hi, my name is Jack and I was adopted in Nov 2007. I live with my Mom in NJ, right on the river. When Mom picked me up I think we were both a little nervous. That first night I slipped my collar and s... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
For those of you who saw Buddy (now Jack) in February, with his list of precautions, I must say that he is doing just wonderful. Having him brings me so much joy and happiness! And this is what he wan... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Jake is doing great! He has gained back the majority of his weight and looks - strong and healthy again! He has a new nickname "Cowboy" (long story short, the dapple spots remind my wife of a cow and... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Jasmine came to her new home on Halloween 2009. I brought her home from Fredericksburg to Baltimore and she slept on my lap for that whole long ride. She was very quiet that evening at the house; desp... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
J.D.
JD, a 7-8 year-old wire-haired dachshund mix, is our first rescue from DRNA. He joins Sadie Paige, our black & tan shorthair. What a terrible first half of 2004 this sweet little guy endured. J... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
J.D. Sees Love... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Jenna (formerly Rebekah)
We found Jenna (formerly Rebekah) through DRNA when she was just 3 weeks old. We had been planning to get a dog as soon as we had our own home, and having grown up with 4 da... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
After seeing Jewels' picture on the DDS website I just knew I had to adopt her. I got in contact with Maria McCoy, who then put me in contact with Yolanda McIntyre, Jewels' foster mom (and what a fant... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
We had so much enjoyed and appreciated our experience with Kadie, so we decided to check on adopting a brother for her. Upon visiting the DRNA website, we noticed that it was Senior and Special Needs... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
Almost two years ago I lost my beloved dachshund, Hogan, after 13 wonderful years together. I was devastated and my heart felt broken for a long time, but I knew eventually I would get another dachshu... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
We had such a great experience with DRNA adopting our Jenna in April 2005, that when we decided we were ready for another addition to our family in the spring of 2006, we came back to DRNA to find the... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
When Jordan came to live with us a little over a year ago, he was a nervous little man, scared of everyone, and so skinny his vertebrae jutted out like shark teeth. Right after eating, he curled up on... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-06-29
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it has been an happy new year for me since I came to the state of Retirement! Really I'm now a Hoosier, my occupation is officially listed as "retired". My name was rev... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-05-08
Cookie, aka "Cookie Monster"-- You might giggle at her nickname, but it suits her perfectly, for she has the most monstrous of all personalities -- plus she likes her cookie treats!... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-05-05
Bailey was rescued by Doreen for DRNA, in March of 2001. He was rescued from a bad situation where he was very much neglected. He had a companion dachshund that drowned before they could both be rescu... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-05-03
After Chrissy had lived as a puppy mill breeder for all her life, to see her flying through the air with her tail wagging and ears flopping tugged at my heart so much.... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-05-03
A tale of two lucky dogs!... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-04-26
Hi

Our names are Cameron and Schmidty and we travelled one longggg way to come home to our new mom here in Ontario. We are happy to report we are 2 very happy brothers and love our new digs. Here... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-04-26
Our names are Cameron and Schmidty and we travelled one longggg way to come home to ur new mom here in Ontario. We are happy to report we are 2 very happy brothers and love our newdigs. Here in Canada everyone is so warm and friendly, despite the rather chilly days of late.... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-04-26
It was a match really made in Dog Heaven... Read more ...
Submitted 2011-03-17
I decided I wanted another dachshund after a couple of times dachshund setting for my son Terrence�s mother. My nine year old female, Cocoa, seemed to come alive after those visits. I did not want a... Read more ...
Submitted 2010-09-15
Sometimes Older is Better!... Read more ...
Submitted 2010-07-15
Some things are just meant to be and having Daisy and Phoenix in our lives is something that we know was simply meant to be that way.... Read more ...
Submitted 2010-06-15
Our doxies light up our home with love! Cody is the handsome black and tan doxie and Holly is the pretty princess chocolate dapple doxie!... Read more ...
Submitted 2010-06-15
A truly special dog!... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-10-15
Chip, tag 5934, reporting in after a month with my forever family.... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-09-25
I have often said that we don''t really find our pets, they find us. This has never been truer than with Annie.

You can read the details of how we decided to adopt a doxie by reading the story of... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-09-15
A letter from Cricket--... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-03-10
Hi, we have had a busy Spring and Summer, going for daily walks, weekend walks next door at the farm during the weekends to romp through the grass, sometimes eat it and if something smells just right,... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-03-04
This is Abigail, a/k/a Abby. She came to us four wonderful years ago, and has ruled the house since then. She had been hit by a car, and was surrendered when her owner could not afford the surgery. We... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-03-01
This is Abigail, a/k/a Abby. She came to us four wonderful years ago, and has ruled the house since then. She had been hit by a car, and was surrendered when her owner could not afford the surgery. We... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-02-14
Dexy Midnight Goose! A lucky dog!... Read more ...
Submitted 2009-01-15
Our eyes met across a crowded lacrosse field...

One evening, I was leaving a lacrosse field when I saw these two precious dachshunds on their evening walk. Immediately I ran over to kiss and love all over them. The black and tan silver dapple jumped up to kiss me and I immediately fell in love.... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-12-05
Hi I'm Ace!I was rescued from Kentuckey back in June 08'. I was in bad shape, I hada bad disc, my legs we gone. I was dragging my self all over and not having much fun being tied to a tree. The family... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-11-15
A valentine by any other name is . . . Daisy!... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-10-15
My new name is Chloe!!!!!... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-06-11
We had to share our happiness with our 3 who love their forever home as much as we love them. In the first pic, enjoying a snack, are: front Abby, 13 (from foster mom Lori in PA), Gracie maybe over 15... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-06-01
We had to share our happiness with our 3 who love their forever home as much as we love them. In the first pic, enjoying a snack, are: front Abby, 13 (from foster mom Lori in PA), Gracie maybe over 15... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-03-15
My hidden talents!... Read more ...
Submitted 2008-03-04
The Dachshund Rescue gave me another gift. First, my precious Ali (far right), a mini Dachshund and in December of 2006 our Lisel, a wire hair Dachshund. Lisel was removed from a puppy mill and then c... Read more ...
Submitted 2007-09-15
Daisy saves our day (or rather night!) A true heroine--... Read more ...
Submitted 2007-04-15
A doggy weight watcher's testimonial!... Read more ...
Submitted 2007-03-15
Dachshund Security Systems at work.... Read more ...
Submitted 2007-02-15
I feel sorry for all those people who passed up on a great dog just because he had back surgery. Their loss was my gain! I got the best deal in town.... Read more ...
Submitted 2007-02-14
Cocoa auditions for the Met!... Read more ...
Submitted 2007-02-04
Amani is a goreous chocolate and tan, seven year old boy dachshund that came to us from Florida. He was in several homes and always ended up back with his loving foster parents Peggy and Bill Wright.... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-12-01
Hi I'm Ace!I was rescued from Kentucky back in June 08'. I was in bad shape, I had a bad disc. I was dragging myself all over and not having much fun being tied to a tree. The family that had me could... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-11-15
The best time to adopt a dachshund . . . is now!... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-11-11
On the road from Rescue Dog to Therapy Dog!... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-11-09
Hello my name is Annie (new name). My foster parents named me Abby but I changed my name to Annie because my dad brought me home for mom as her One Year Anniversary Gift. I was brought home in August... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-11-03
About four months after we adopted Corona (see Happy Tail), my husband Peter and I unexpectedly lost our lab mix Thor. I got through my grief by looking daily at the available DRNA doxies. I knew that... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-06-15
A short note from Dexter, now a very happy dog!... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-04-15
Dueling (Dual) happy tails!... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-04-05
I now has 2 cat brothers, Buddy and Lucas he also has 1 dog sister, Boo, and also 2 dog brothers Max and Drew. Though Max and Drew live with another daddy in Cary. I really loves seeing them because t... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-03-15
Cedric had a sad beginning... he was drizzled with lighter fluid and set on fire giving him multiple burns on his back.... Read more ...
Submitted 2006-01-01
About four months after we adopted Corona (see Happy Tail), my husband Peter and I unexpectedly lost our lab mix Thor. I got through my grief by looking daily at the available DRNA doxies. I knew that... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-11-15
Chelsey came to me in Alabama thanks to a DRNA volunteer who brought her from Virginia. When she got here, we went to work on some health problems.... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-11-01
My name was originally Laurel Anne when I was adopted on July 17th 2005, but my parents changed my name to Abigail, most of the time they just call me Abby. I am a dachshund mix, we are not sure with... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-11-01
My name was originally Laurel Anne when I was adopted on July 17th 2005, but my parents changed my name to Abigail, most of the time they just call me Abby. I am a dachshund mix, we are not sure with... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-09-15
Charles Dickens is a special man.... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-09-15
Let me introduce myself, my name is Noelle Joyce and I am a black/tan & silver long haired dapple miniature dachshund. I adopted mom when she came into the pet store I was in on November 26, 2004.... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-09-15
Hi! My name is Edward, and I was just adopted in July 2005. I just wanted to say thank you to my Foster Mom Lois for finding me my new home in South Carolina. It was quite an adventure moving from Ill... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-09-15
Happiness is being a doxie named Edward!!!... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-09-01
July 23, 2005 I drove from Ann Arbor, MI to Knoxville, TN to pick up my little girl Cara Mia. I adopted Cara as a part of our family, to be a playmate with my mini Doxie, Sammy. They are the most wonderful little girls in the whole world. They play and play and play... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-06-02
Annabelle was adopted from the Memphis DRNA in December 1999. Isabelle was adopted shortly thereafter in March 2000. They were just puppies when we adopted them, and it is hard to believe that this Oc... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-04-15
A special dachshund for a special family!... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-04-15
AKA Scrappy-Doo... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-02-14
We rescued Alison in April 2000. We already had a big dog but we wanted a little dog. We found DRNA and looked for a dog that was good with kids (Our kids were 6 and 11 at the time) and other dogs. Al... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-02-14
n the spring of 2001, my coworker was looking to adopt a dog. On a whim I did an internet search and found several rescue organizations. My coworker zeroed in on a labrador, but I was curious about the dachshund groups. I looked through the DRNA site and found a picture of the sweetest face.... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-01-16
Here is our Christmas Angel, thanks to all of you. We adopted Angel the day after Thanksgiving this year and we are so blessed. She is the sweetest little creature. She has already brought so much joy... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-01-15
Chili's tale: my new best friend... Read more ...
Submitted 2005-01-15
We rented our community bulletin board exclaiming, "IT'S A GIRL! WELCOME TO THE FAMILY COCOLALLA LUNA CORONA LANE KAYNOR". As expected, the news spread like wildfire in our small town and people called my parents to ask them about their grandchild. It was hysterical!... Read more ...
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