"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt
"When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."
Jiminy Cricket

"There's no place like home."
Dorothy Gale
Home "Dreams are the touchstones of our character."
Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing happens unless first a dream."
Carl Sandburg
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney
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Jake Wasson
Born 9/28/03, Rainbow Bridge 11/25/12

The volunteers and fosters of DREAM extend our deepest sympathy to Donald Wasson for the loss of his precious little Jake. Jake's two sisters, Maggie and Kelly, were adopted from DRoH. Jake is dearly missed by his dad and sisters and all of his DREAM and DRoH friends.





Maggie Mae Turner
Born 7/12/05, Rainbow Bridge 9/15/12

From Maggie Mom: Maggie Mae, I first saw your beautiful nose on August 2nd, 2011. By August 6th, we were snuggling in each other's arms. Your spirit was so full of love and so full of laughter. You made me smile every day that God gave me with you. How obedient you were at the Dachshund Rescue of Houston events. You would either sit or stand so loving beside me never once having to be called back. You worked the Reliant Dog Show with me this year and we asked all the people, who thought you were available for adoption, to instead give us a donation to help out our friends who needed a home.

It wasn't long after all that that the vet gave me the news that you had something called second-degree AV (heart) block. Medicine to help with the fluid around your heart seemed to help, but we knew it was not the answer. You never complained. Why would you? The love you received and the love gave back was all you wanted.

So the night you struggled to breathe, I got down next to you, and whispered, Maggie, My Love, I will see you again one day.


Pictured left to right: Jeff, Callie, and Carrie
Callie Hoye
Rainbow Bridge 7/24/12

Callie, Jeff and Carrie's beloved Collie of 14 years, crossed Rainbow Bridge on July 24, 2012. In Carrie's own words "There is a big void in this household right now. She was a sweet, regal girl and we miss her very much."

Jeff and Carrie have been avid supporters of DRoH since 2006, and have fostered four DRoH dogs - Justin, Mitch, Dasher, and Coco Chanel - and adopted two - Chico and Mitch (now known as Cooper).

The volunteers and fosters of DREAM extend their deepest sympathy to Jeff and Carrie for the loss of their much loved, and dearly missed, companion.






Chub-Chub Nguyen-Pham
Rainbow Bridge 5/2/12

Chub-Chub, Kayla's and Cong's beloved black and tan beautiful boy, left this world on May 2, 2012 to go over Rainbow Bridge. He will be dearly missed by his step-brothers, Cody, Alfie, and Taz, and step-sister, Ninfa, but most of all, by his "Mom and Dad", who never imagined losing this sweet boy so soon.




My favorite picture of Rusty (PetFest 2007)


Jazzie, my little "Chunky Butt"


Ozzy and Rusty
Rusty Anzaldua
Born 9/29/95, Rainbow Bridge 3/8/12

From Rusty's Mom: Rusty and Jazzie were born on Sept. 29, 1995. Their mom, Mandy, belonged to my Aunt Eva. When Mandy was pregnant, I told my aunt I wanted two girls. Well, she had four boys and only one girl so needless to say, Jazzie, was definitely mine. I had to choose one of the boys.

From the day they were born till the day I took them home with me at 7 weeks old, I went to see them every day. Rusty was the one that squirmed into my heart. I'd lay on the floor to play with them and he would always manage to get inside my t-shirt and fall asleep against my bare skin.

Jazzie had been destined to be mine and we bonded the moment I picked her up. She stuck to me like velcro and always wanted attention. Rusty didn't mind her getting attention because he really didn't care to be doted on, just a little was all he could handle. He was fine just being close to us. He never demanded attention.

Jazzie died on July 17, 2006 from Cushing's. It wasn't until January 2010 that I was able to consider getting another dog. That's when I started fostering Sweetpea, now known as "Ozzy" for DRoH. The picture of Ozzy and Rusty was taken the day after I brought Ozzy home. Rusty never had a problem adjusting to him and I figured out not too long ago that Ozzy has Jazzie's soul. I wish I had figured that when I first got him. No wonder Rusty bonded with him instantly.

I hope Rusty and Jazzie are together now, romping around having a great time, and waiting for me.





Vienna Caillouet Remore
Adopted 6/10/04, Rainbow Bridge 1/13/12

Vienna, adopted from Dachshund Rescue of Houston on June 10, 2004, was our resident couch potato, and she loved being tucked in. She'd hop up on her sleeping pillow and wait for you to cover her with her blanket and tuck it in around her. She also loved to sun bathe. We know she's enjoying plenty of blankets and sunshine on the other side of the bridge. We love you and miss you, Vienna.




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