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Dachshund Rescue of North America

by Lee Juslin


Ava is a little black and tan Doxie who thinks she’s a bloodhound. She loves to spend time in the yard, nose to the ground, sniffing out varmints and other interesting smells.

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Dachshund Rescue of North America (DRNA) didn’t know much about Paisley’s background when they took her in. A blind, long-haired Doxie, Paisley had been shifted from her original owner to relatives who tried to have her euthanized. They told a vet that she had a heart condition and that they couldn’t deal with her.

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Spencer, a beautiful little Doxie, came into Dachshund Rescue of North America from a shelter. He was turned in by a young man who said he had landlord issues and that he had gotten Spencer from another person. So, though they didn’t have much information on Spencer’s past, the shelter staff could see he was a very friendly boy. They called Susie, the area Dachshund rescue volunteer, and she picked him up within two hours of his being admitted to the shelter.

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Kopper is a special needs Dachshund who, despite his challenges, is a happy, loving boy.
Susie, a regional representative for Dachshund Rescue of North America, says Kopper is adoptable, but would need a special home. After some kind of accident in his original home, the owners turned him in to rescue because they could not deal with his medical problems and needs.

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Susie has been a member of Dachshund Rescue of North America since 1999. Currently she is the senior rep for North Carolina as well as a leader and mentor for newer volunteers. Given her experience, Susie is well aware of the problems caused by so-called backyard breeders. So, when she took in Joy-Ci, a double dappled Doxie, as a foster, she was not surprised that the little girl was blind and partially deaf. Dappled Doxies, as with some other breeds, look like they have been splattered with paint. Joy-Ci is a mix of white, black, brown, and grey.

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Trooper was rescued from a puppy mill where he was one of hundreds of dogs in crowded, unclean conditions. Sadly, his owner, though his heart was in the right place, simply couldn’t follow through on providing Trooper a forever home.

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