May 28, 2015

So, I Run A Rescue...

I'm so proud that Little Paws Dachshund Rescue has flourished since a group of my friends and I founded it almost two years ago!  It brings me such joy to see pups of all ages going to new, deserving homes & to know that we're pulling dogs out of kill shelters who may not have a second chance without us.

I get a lot of different reactions when I disclose that I run a rescue.

  • Why rescue when you can buy a puppy?  (FYI...that one of my two least favorite)
  • It must be fun to get to rescue puppies!
  • spend 60+ hours a week helping dogs for FREE?!
  • Can you take my dog? (My other least favorite)
Running a rescue brings tears of joy and sadness almost every day.  We've found so many amazing shelters that need our help and would do anything to get dogs out of their overcrowded and under funded facilities.  It's a pleasure to help these facilities and I wish we could do more...  Then we run into other shelters that won't work with rescues and kill dogs (sorry, there's no more polite way to put it) when they hit capacity.

I don't tell you all this to depress you.  I promise.  I tell you this so you'll understand that from time to time I'm going to need to vent at you...and sometimes, you'll get hysterically funny stories about the dogs from me.  I love that these dogs are so resilient!  

Today, I share one of my favorite LPDR pups.  This is Cinni!

She came to us as an owner surrender.  Cinni's back got hurt and she dragged herself around for six months until her owners decided to have her euthanized.  Luckily, we found her first and this sweet, loving, charismatic little lady is going through rehab and we hope - might be able to walk again.  She takes a few steps at a time now and we couldn't be more proud of her!  Cinni even has her own Facebook page



  1. How wonderful for Cinni...we are so glad your rescue saved her!!

  2. Bless your heart girlfuriend fur bein' brave and courageous to run a rescue. It takes quite da heart to be ables to do dat. Dealin' with idiots is da hardest.
    Just keep doin' what your doin' and nevers listen to negativity. We is always heres to support you and to listen to you vent.


  3. My mom has gotten several of her dogs by fostering for a rescue and then not wanting to let them go to other homes. It kind of cracks me up.

    I love what you're doing and think it's so great that there are people like you out there doing what we should ALL be doing.


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