This is a page for us to remember the special dachshunds who have touched our lives and who will always be in our hearts. Dachshund Lovers know that each dachshund has a personality all their own and it can not be duplicated. We know that each one is a precious gift sent to love us, to protect us, to make us laugh on the good days and to give us kisses on the bad. They are loyal to their person, braver than a lion, and as gentle as can be to the ones they love.
We miss you dearly and you will never be forgotten.
If you would like to donate in memory of the special dachshund that has touched your life and now has gone to the rainbow bridge, please scroll down to the bottom of the page. Please email email@example.com with a picture and anything you would like to say about your loved one so that we can post it on this page and thank you for your donation. Your gift will go directly to helping another dachshund find their special forever family.
Rainbow Bridge Prayer
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that special friend goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for them so that they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water, and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill or old are restored to health and vigour; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your friend finally meet, you cling to each other in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress that beloved head and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your trusted companion,
so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together......"
In Memory of Fudge
Love and miss you
Erin, Ben, Bonnie & Rick
In loving memory of Linda Robbins, a dachshund loving grandmother.
Love Audrey Millsaps
For Andrew Robbins
In Memory of Sophie Diane
One late night in August of 2006, my daughter called and told me she had sent me a picture of an old dachshund that needed a home. She forwarded me the link to the AADR website with “Poor old Sophie’s” picture and story. Sophie was 13 and had a sad history before being rescued by AADR. I told my daughter that I just didn’t want to take a dog that old with so many issues. At work the next day, I couldn’t get her off of my mind. At the end of that work day, I called Diane Irwin at AADR and began the process of adopting Sophie. I could tell by talking to Diane that Sophie had found a special place in her heart: Thus, Sophie became “ Sophie Diane” once the adoption was complete.
We picked Sophie up in late September and brought her home. With her 100% dachshund personality, Sophie quickly became the queen of our household and of our hearts. Just as I had expected, there were a lot of issues to work through. What I didn’t expect is how deeply we would fall in love with Sophie and how our only concern would be to make those issues disappear and make the remainder of her life good. In her life before AADR, Sophie had been kept on a hot deck in the Alabama heat with no water. We put water bowls all over our house: never again would sweet Sophie even have to walk far for a cool drink of water. We tried several sleeping arrangements and nothing worked until we put Sophie right in the middle of the “big bed” with us. In time she became incontinent, so we discovered that a medium sized baby onesie would keep her diaper in place. One restless night, we discovered that she loved to be wrapped in her special blanket and rocked to sleep.
The amazing thing about Sophie was how much she changed from a nervous, restless little girl to a trusting, loving member of our family. She learned to be loved and we learned how rewarding it is to love something that appreciates your affection so much.
Our precious Sophie Diane passed away on July 25, 2010. Just as we had prayed, Sophie quietly left “big bed” and crossed over the bridge from a peaceful sleep.
In closing, I want to thank everyone at AADR for all you do to make unions like ours and Sophie’s possible. Your reach is far greater than you could ever imagine. You reached inside our hearts and placed a gift.
Sophie Diane’s Forever Family
Also Donated in Memory of Sophie Diane:
- Candace Bennett
- In Loving Memory of Sophie Diane..... Love, Cindy Jackson
- We Love and Miss you Sophie...... Love, Poppi, Ann and Amelia
Ginger, I have been trying so hard for so long to find the right thing to say. I miss you so much. Coming home to see you meant more to me than anything in the world. 16 years was just not enough with my little rhet dog.
Chilepupper was our cherished companion for 13 years. He was born in Granada HIlls, CA on September 12, 1996 a spunky little black & tan smooth hair "tweenie" who came from a lineage boasting a long line of grand champions and prize winning dachshunds. Although Chile himself was not a show dog, he was the grand champion of our lives. CHile spent the first 8 years of his life in Southern CA where he enjoyed going to the beach & swimming in Malibu & walking through his suburban neighborhood in Burbank. In Oct of 2005 Chile & his dachshund brother Houdini moved with his family to New Orleans, LA & immediately settled into the groove of the Crescent City. He took great pleasure in the warm climate & friendly people he met through the dachshund meetups. He loved going to the Forest Retreat in McComb, MS and to the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, AL for long weekends and also frequented the occasional neighborhood pub.
Chilepupper was an extremely obedient & loving creature with deep soulful eyes that spoke of his high intellect. He was a founding member of the New Orleans Dachshund Meetup Group "Crescent City Weiners: and additionally was a Hurricane Katrina survivor and a true blue champ who bounced back from multiple illnesses but most importantly he was a constant provider of comfort and love for many wonderful years to his human & canine family. To say he will be missed is a huge understatment.
Dearest Rufus, how well we remember your coming home! Even as a puppy you were a big boy, and you grew up to be "Rufus Da Huge" beautiful BIG RED BOY! You didn't have nearly long enough on this world, but a tragic failure to treat you properly shortened your precious life here. You were only 7! You arrived in our arms, and you died there, too. In the end so many really good people fought for you, but even while they were trying, you already had your eyes fixed on that Far Horizen. Your dad and I so look forward to seeing you at the Rainbow Bridge. Now you are finally out of pain. PLAY HARD until we meet again.
In Memory of Rosco
Love, GM & GF
Rosco-Leonard was with us for far too short of a time but he was very loved. He protected the neighborhood from cats, squirrels, and bunnies, and slept under every blanket in the house. He loved a good belly rub, and was more like a little man than a dog. We will not be the same without you and think about you every day. We know you are chasing small furry animals in doggie heaven. Love, mom and Chris
November 16, 1992-April 19, 2008
NUTMEG was our beloved girl for almost 16 years. We got her as a puppy, and our kids grew up with her. She went everywhere with us and did everything with us. She was extremely popular everywhere she went. One of her most memorable experiences was running across the finish line with her Dad at the end of an Ironman Triathlon. She went blind from SARDS at age 11. She also developed kidney failure, but ultimately, it was cancerous tumor above her left eye that necessitated her euthanasia. She wasn't eating, drinking, or taking her medications at all, and began having trouble breathing. She was the sweetest little doggie, the greatest example of unconditional love, and our home is extremely empty and void without her enduring presence. She is buried down beside our patio, and will always be remembered. We have adopted another blind Dachshund, SCARLETT, from AADR, and eagerly await her arrival on June 29th.
In memory of Vick Douglas Pruitt,
December 7, 2007,
husband to Monica Pruitt by Margaret B. Jay.
Donation from Jackie and Gertrude
in honor of Peanut Butter.
I didn't get Peanut Butter through AADR, but she was a senior doxie I adopted from a puppy mill clearance shelter dump, retired breeders no longer producing. She was in bad shape, rotted teeth, fleas so bad she was anemic, broken caved in ribs and severe submissive urination. She was a mess, and after getting her fleas cleared up, all her teeth but three pulled and spayed she became the Queen bee of the house. Her whole life she would only let a certain 4 people every pick her up without running off, or dropping flat and urinating everywhere. She was a wonderful dog and I had 5 great years with her, hopefully I will see her again waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge.
Thanks for everything you do to help these wonderful seniors
Jackie and Gertrude
in honor of Peanut Butter
Thank you to Traci Bourgeois for the donation in memory of Molly.
Donation for Tyler in memory of Dapper
Mr. & Mrs Ralph Henry
In memory of Mr. Peepers and Rhett (two very special babies)
In Memory of Daisy Belle and Chili Pepper
To Daisy, my black and tan smooth female, and Pepper, my "clear red" wire male who lived together in harmony for ten years - you broke my heart when you left me in 2005, two months apart, both dying on your own. Pepper was the victim of auto immune disease at age 10, and Daisy, age 16, died two months later of respiratory failure. You were the best of friends and were my best friends. You slept together, whether in your communal basket bed or at night in my bed. You ate together, played together and were devoted to each other. Daisy, you were the comedian and boss who would shake your head from side to side when you wanted something. Pepper, you were the needy child who always wanted all the attention. You were my heart. When you left a part of me died forever. Because I couldn't stand to be separated from you even in death, you are on my nightstand with urns touching, so that some part of you is still with me. I say good morning, good night, and tell you I love you every day. Daisy, you were the common glue who spanned the generations of all my dogs. You knew Kiki and Pepper I, who were my wire standards. You knew my red Pepper, and you also knew Wigley, our baby now. Pepper, you were the one who always snuggled against both me and Mommy. We called you our little bed bug. May you both rest in peace and may your spirits never leave me in this world or the next.
In Memory of my beloved Charlie
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