Lewisburg, TN 37091
2/19/2020 1:23 PM
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Animal Success Stories
Every one of these dachshunds has 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...
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CHA-CHA ... TN
Cha-Cha is officially a spoiled princess with her sister! She walks almost daily, if it’s cold I carry her in a blanket while we walk her sister. If it’s warm she likes to walk. She will sit outside with us but I worry about her belly and the sun so I create a shade spot for her and her sister next to me on our lounger in the back yard. She loves to chase the squeaky ball toy outside. But after 3 or 4 times she would prefer I stop throwing it. We have been to the vet to have her urine tested, she was going potty in the house on the bedding and it concerned me she may have a infection, but she doesn’t. She does have very swollen glands but filled with saliva so not sure why. She goes in June for a shot, I may have her blood work then although he doesn’t feel she needs it until August because she is doing so well. But she cries to eat a lot. She will do this for hours in the night. This could be due to her being a dachshund too.. They are a hungry breed... But we keep her on her diet. She has gotten veggies added for treats, but I cook them as she doesn’t have many teeth. It just worries me as she seems to be doing it more. But she is not drinking a lot more so hopefully the eating is not due to Cushings. Hoping it’s just her getting used to being here and of course knowing she is a princess and should get what she wants when she wants it. I did buy some squeakers to replace the ones she was breaking instead of buying new toys all the time, much cheaper. Her sister loves her to the point of giving her a little bath on the face. She has adjusted to the schedule and as long as I stick to it with her she does very well. When I leave they get a small treat of their food so they know I am leaving. She recognizes this and doesn’t cry when I leave any more. She is gaining some muscle tone back which we are very happy to see.
We absolutely love and adore her!
Callie number 2 .....TN
Good morning! The puppies are doing amazingly well - surpassing all of our expectations! Crate trained, puppy pad trained, sleeping through the night, and working on outdoor training! They're just perfect! We've named them Stella & Hank. We already had a Callie in the family so we knew we were going to have to change them. Anyway, here are some cute pictures for you! Hope you are doing well! Thanks for taking such good care of them for us! Helen
Charlie number 11.....MD
He is doing very well. His chip has been registered to me and he had his first vet visit on Sunday and checked out beautifully.
He seems to be very attached to me and is quickly figuring out the routine. He is eager to please and has lots of energy. He is very fearful and nervous when we are taking our walks, but settles down with reassurance. He does not trust strangers or large blow-up Halloween decorations. He knows where his house is and loves it when we get home from our walks. During the week, we walk about 2 miles a day and 3 miles on the weekend. He has figured out the houses in the neighborhood where he can score treats. I got a gobble stopper to put in his bowl when he eats because he is such an aggressive eater. He would be happy to eat as much as he can, but he is figuring out that he can’t score extra food off of me.
I am teaching him that he has to wait to be invited onto the chair with me and that he is not to jump down on his own (I worry about back issues). I do not allow him to do stairs and he seems okay with that. He is learning to give me his paw.
He still would be happier to sleep with me at night instead of in the kitchen, but my bed is too high and I want him to know how to comfort himself when he has to stay with my mom when I go away on vacation.
He loves snuggles and is the first dachshund I have ever had that does not have heart failure when asked to go out in the rain.
He is quite bonded to me and he is a fabulous dog. He will be even better once he feels more secure.
Thanks for the opportunity to be his mom.
Caroline was originally adopted twice and returned. Finally, she was adopted by Susan who loved her dearly. Unfortunately, Susan passed away, but before she did she had already made arrangements for Caroline to have a forever home. Elizabeth adopted Caroline and sent this update on her. What a beautiful story.
Thanks for checking on my girl! Caroline is doing great and has become one of the family!!! She had to get used to having 2 "step-brothers", but the three of them have learned to make it work (as long as the boys let Caroline have her way...LOL!). We couldn't imagine life without her.
Thanks for checking in about Copper (Rusty).
He is asleep on the sofa next to me at the moment. I just love that little guy!
He is settling in, and is starting to understand this is his new home and we are not going to let anything bad happen to him.
He gets along very nicely with his doxie brother and seems to have won over my husband as well.
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