Lewisburg, TN 37091
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Lewisburg, TN 37091

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Happy Tales
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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Winston number 5.....NH

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill is awesome. He is such a good little boy. He and his big brother are starting to play together. He's getting so much love, so many treats, and pretty much anything else that he wants. He can do no wrong in our eyes!
He is having some difficulty in house training but that will take some time. In the meantime, we use pee pads and belly bands.
He is eating extre mely well. We added some fresh food to his kibble, just like his big brother. He loves frozen yogurt in his Kong or peanut butter.
I was nervous about having another dog to take care of but it has turned out to be the best decision for all of us. We can't thank you enough for helping us find each other!


Here are some pictures of Wally as you requested. He's doing very well and seems very happy to be with us, and we couldn't be happier to have him. He's an incredible little dog. He came to us diagnosed with a heart murmur and was on two pills a day to control it. After a visit to the cardiologist about three weeks ago, he was taken off the medication -- as the cardiologist explained it, while Wally does have a loud heart murmur, it is not severe enough for him to need medication! That's the day Jen nicknamed him our Miracle Boy. We applaud the work AADR does each day!


Winnie seems to be enjoying some quality time with her adopted brother Zeus.  Winnie was a senior girl turned into a shelter and rescued by AADR.  We love our frosty-faced seniors!!


Winnie, formerly weenie, is doing very well. She loves to nose around the back yard and go for walks. She will start a training class in a week, so to get her out more around people, dogs and to learn commands. She loves to snuggle under her blanket and lay in the sun. -- Pam

Winston #4...DC

Winston is such a wonderful dog, and my fiancé and I want to thank AADR for making this all possible. Winston is very special, and I felt an immediate bond with him. We both love him very much. Winston seems to be doing well here in D.C. He's still uncertain about larger dogs and manhole covers on the sidewalk, but we're pleased with how quickly he came out of his shell. Winston is a very mellow, easy-going dog, but he also has a little spunk and puppy-like silliness. He takes the lead on walks, he hogs the couch, he insists on lots of belly rubs (which we gladly give him -- he's so cute!), and he makes friends with everyone we meet. He's especially popular with the under-5 crowd in our neighborhood, and happily, he seems to enjoy attention from children. Winston is still a little timid at the dog park, but he's making progress quickly and already has some smaller doggie friends. We are also working on his anxiety at bedtime when we crate him (and any advice you have would be much appreciated), as he doesn't seem to understand that he can't sleep in our bed. True to what AADR told us, Winston is generally well behaved. We love the fact that he's house trained and will tell us when he wants to go out for additional bathroom breaks. He knows basic commands, and he's picked up a couple more in the two weeks since we got him. Even when he's acting like a typical dachshund -- e.g. refusing to go on walks when it's especially cold -- he manages to turn on the charm to get his way. The other day, it snowed in DC, and he tried three different strategies in rapid succession to avoid walking in the cold before he found the one-- rolling over, paws in the air-- in the middle of the sidewalk. It was so pathetic and hilarious all at once, and as I carried him back home, I was bursting with pride at having such a smart dog. It certainly makes life a little more interesting! We are really grateful for AADR's efforts to find us a dog that was a good match. Winston's foster mom, Celeste, was fantastic throughout the adoption process. She kept us updated with feedback on Winston. For example, I had never adopted an adult dog or owned a dachshund before, and so I was a bit unsure about whether Winston was the right dog for us. Celeste was great about explaining why Winston was so special, which helped boost my confidence about adopting him, as did Winston's affection for Celeste when she dropped him off. It's obvious that Celeste did a lot of great work with Winston during the fostering stage. I've attached a few photos of our pup. Thanks in advance for your advice on crate training and separation anxiety at night. Best, Allegra (& Andy)

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