5016 Spedale Ct. #236
Spring Hill, TN 37174
06/17/2013 10:18 AM
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Animal Success Stories
Every one of these dachshunds have been rescued by an angel...
Harley's Brave Journey Harley's Story is a great inspiration to AADR because it shows that no matter how desperate the situation, saving one life makes the ultimate difference. DeeAnn, Harley's foster mom, has included her personal account with Harley's amazing story and where he is now.Harley was found homeless and sick. He only had a 50% chance of survival. Now he is living a life of true happiness and contentment. Read More...
You can also read some of our older Happy Tails stories here
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From the moment Frankie entered the house, it was home. He has been super fantastic. I love his confidence and happy-go-lucky style. In my opinion, given his history, he treats each day as a new puppy adventure. When he hears Pepper, a neighbor's Jack Russell, barking, his tail becomes a fully engaged helicopter and off he skips to the back fence area where Pepper is often located.
I attached a photo so you can see how happy and alert he is. The black fuzzy in the photo is my Niko, bergamasco, rare breed, Italian Sheepherding dog. Niko is 80 pounds to Franklin's 9. Size does not matter to either one of them. - having fun with me is what counts.
Frankie's leg muscles have developed very well. He walks for 45 minutes daily with Niko, Wee Willie Winkle (miniature poodle mix) and myself. He keeps up perfectly and is smiling the entire way. It would be unthinkable to him to not go.
He is getting lots of exercise here and sleeps through the night without incident. The first night, I put him in his crate. Oh stars in the heavens, the vocalization of protest was enormous. Then Niko and Willie joined the chorus. Needless to say after 10 minutes, I installed Frankie in bed with Willie and myself. We all got a good night's sleep. The next day, I packed the crate into the garage.
Frankie is well behaved. I have complete confidence when I go out for errands or my every other weekend part time job at my vet's that all is well. He never disappoints.
Thank you so much for rescuing this little fellow. He is a joy to me and my pack.
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. I had the flu for the first 2 weeks that Kissy was with us. (Started the day I had to drive to pick her up!) So welcoming her into our family got off to a much slower start than I had planned. But now that I am well, we are having fun taking her for family walks and playing in the yard with her and Quincy (our other dachshund). They have warmed up to one another. They enjoy laying in the sun by the front door together. She is an absolute delight. She is happy to jump up on a lap and get comfy. ~Danya
Romeo 4 & Juliet...TN
Romeo and Julie are just great. Romeo has come out of his shell, and is learning to be an outgoing doggie. He no longer drools, he's very affectionate, and wants to do what we want him to - when it's not overridden by his dachshund instincts (like seeing squirrels, etc.) Julie is just a happy sweet little dog. She would okay anywhere, I think. They are such a pleasure. I'm sure glad we went on ahead and got them. ~ Buck & Nancy
Thought I would let you know how Bella's settling in. The first night
she was very reserved. She did want up on the bed but was very
restless. We have had accidents in a couple of places, but she is
catching on very quickly to potty training rules. She will come up
the stairs but refuses to come down them. We're working on that as
Within a day she was wanting to snuggle with me and began playing with
Simon. Simon is learning he has to move quicker than he's used to
when I put a treat in both of their bowls. She does bark when someone
new comes in, but quickly settles down. My two granddaughters came
for several days' visit last week; in two days they were all sleeping
in the same bed. As she has become more comfortable she plays for
extended periods with Simon. When she's had enough of him she will
sometimes go into her crate for a rest.
Had her first vet visit on Friday. She got an overall good bill of
health. She does have an ear infection which is being treated.
I had so many concerns regarding bringing a new dog, particularly an
adult, into my and Simon's home. Bella has so far been such a
wonderful addition to our family. I know she has been through many
changes in a very short time. I look forward to her coming to love
her new home and family and to having a long and comfortable life with
us. ~ Joy
No story here except in pictures. Pinky was adopted by Ms. Ruth and it looks like she has travelled from the path of a high-kill shelter where AADR found her to the lap of luxury! From probably a plastic water dish and a hard floor to...crystal food and water dishes! Pinky, you are living the high life and we are so very happy for you and your wonderful forever mom!
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