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DREAM Angel Memories

Frannie Franciscan

Deceased 07/14/19

We made the difficult decision to let Frannie go. The only time she seemed content was when she was sleeping. She would get up and fuss for a couple of hours before breakfast and dinner and sometimes during the middle of the day. She was completely uncoordinated, losing her balance, falling and not being able to get back up by herself. We'd put food right in front of her and she'd have a hard time finding it; she'd trip over her bowl or even step in it. She never enjoyed going outside or playing with other dogs. We sure will miss you, little girl. We hope you find some peace over Rainbow Bridge. ❤️

Buster Brise'

Deceased 05/23/19

Missing you already. Say hi to Mattie girl for us. We love you forever. Rest Easy Buster Bear ❤️🐾❤️

Our hearts go out to Buster's foster family for the loss of their special senior boy.

Susie Sunflower

Deceased 05/16/19

Jones Hucklebones

Deceased 04/29/19

Jones came to DREAM from New Orleans. He was an easy going, friendly senior whose owners had turned him into the shelter because he wasn't getting along with two new puppies they'd recently acquired. How sad that someone could give up a dog they'd had for 12 years knowing he could be euthanized at the shelter. Once in foster care, Jones got along wonderfully with dogs of all ages and breeds and even did fine with cats! He had zero aggression and was perfectly house-trained. Such a sweet lovable little senior.

Jones' foster took him to the vet because he started acting lethargic and just didn’t look well. She thought he might have another stomach issue because he was always eating things outside. They had just gone on a long walk the previous night, he ate breakfast in the morning and seemed fine then. The vet did an ultrasound and found that Jones had a liver tumor about the size of a tennis ball that had ruptured and was bleeding into his abdomen. He had to be euthanized. His foster is absolutely devastated. Jones adored Lori and she said he was her comic relief. He was so full of love and life right up to the very end.

Our hearts go out to Lori for the loss of her sweet Forever Foster, Jones.

Desmond David Hume

Adopted 07/31/14
Deceased 03/12/19

Lilah L'Sat

Adopted 04/26/16
Deceased 03/10/19

Charlie Chestnut

Deceased 02/11/19

Jack Juniper

Adopted 09/22/13
Deceased 01/01/19


Deceased 12/18/18

Winslow Whiff

Adopted 06/25/16
Deceased 12/18/18

I adopted Winslow in June of 2016. She has been the best thing that has walked into my life. I have to tell you with a very broken heart my beautiful Winnie passed away this last Tuesday 12/18/18 at 6:15 PM. I stayed with her till her last breath and told how much I loved her. The vet said she had a stroke. Our family is devastated. Thank you for letting me care for one of the greatest little angels their ever was. I will certainly miss her sweet barks and cuddles.

Heidi Slider

Deceased 12/14/18

Rusty Riedenberger

Adopted 11/28/16
Deceased 12/02/18

Dr. Browning did a Sunday call out, along with her receptionist, to ease my little old mans suffering and make sure everything was setup for his cremation. They were incredibly patient, sweet and comforting to me and my little dude. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My sweet old man Bucket is no longer with me. My heart is shattered. Rest easy my sweet boy, to the moon little man, to the moon.

Jovie Elf

Adopted 12/09/15
Deceased 11/18/18

We adopted Jovie three years ago. She passed away a little over a month ago. We think she had an aneurysm. It was very sudden and extremely shocking. She was the best dog ever!

Rosalee Ratatouille

Adopted 02/12/17
Deceased 11/14/18

I wanted to let you know that we had to put Rosie to sleep this afternoon. Despite all of the medication she was on, her condition was deteriorating. They told us today that they believe her body was rejecting the medication and she was so sick that it would be best to put her to sleep. It has been such a gut-wrenching two months, with today being the worst.

We are all so deeply saddened, especially my daughter. 😢 We are still in disbelief and have been crying all afternoon. She was the sweetest dog and so incredibly playful.

Our hearts go out Rosie's adopters for the loss of their sweet Rosie.

Millie Mandolin

Deceased 11/13/18

My sweet loving Millie crossed the bridge today at 12:38 pm. It was a very peaceful passing.

She was found alone in a ditch covered in mud and fleas, it was love at first sight. For the last 7 months she was a part of our family, she was patient with the puppies, loved breakfast and dinner time and at her old age (est 14-18) she had so many quirks that you couldn’t help but fall in love.

Thank you for the honor to be her foster. She will be greatly missed and forever loved.


Deceased 10/22/18

This angel took a little piece of me to heaven with her today. Izzy you were loved more than you know and will forever be in my heart! 🐾

Leyna Latik

Adopted 12/08/17
Deceased 10/21/18

A few days ago, sweet Leyna stopped eating and had become lethargic. Her adopter rushed her to the ER vet where she stayed overnight, but in the end, her kidneys gave out. Our hearts go out to Lisa for the loss of her precious little girl.

Tiny Grimes

Deceased 09/24/18

Sweet little Tiny passed away Monday night due to complications from heartworm treatment. We are beyond devastated and feel awful for putting his foster parents through this. We are so very sorry. Rest in peace, Tiny Grimes.

Penny Widmore Hume

Adopted 11/11/14
Deceased 09/10/18

We said farewell to our sweet little Lucy today. Lucy was born with physical disabilities, but truly seemed to enjoy life in spite of her challenges. She was a tiny spunky little girl who loved to play “fetch” with her favorite blue crab. We had five wonderful years with her, and she brought us so much happiness. Lucy is at peace now. We will truly miss our beautiful little girl!

Pepper Rally

Adopted 11/05/14
Deceased 09/08/18

Sometimes our best friends leave us too soon. In memory of Mr> Opus, please consider donating to the compassionate team that gave him the chance at a second life so that other sweet babies can be as lucky.

Peanut Paradise

Adopted 07/07/16
Deceased 08/27/18

Durango Delta

Adopted 12/22/17
Deceased 08/22/18

Durango spent his entire life in a cage. No treats. No toys. No love. His constant companion was fear. Then one day some strange people came and took him away from all he knew, even though what he knew was not good. Now he was really in fear, because he didn't know what was happening. He had no idea that these people were kind and would brighten his future. To him, people were not to be trusted. His foster mommy got him over a lot of his fear, and then he got a new, permanent mommy in November of 2017. He was just the sweetest and most forgiving dog ever.An even bigger surprise was that his new mommy had his mate at this new house! She was the only love he had known from being in a cage nine years. He was sooo happy! He had a permanent mommy, a permanent home, a new name (Oscar), a yard of his own, and his precious mate, whom he loved dearly. was there also. Life was great!

And then his mommy noticed something was wrong with Durango's mouth. He had cancer. He was kept as comfortable for as long as possible, then, within a month, it was time for his to cross the rainbow bridge. His mommy was devastated, and still misses him terribly. Bella, his gal, still misses him and grieves for him. You were so very loved, Durango.


Adopted 08/04/18
Deceased 08/19/18

Gary Graduate

Deceased 08/15/18


Adopted 04/30/15
Deceased 08/13/18

Margie Marshal

Deceased 08/07/18

Mina Bonteri

Deceased 07/31/18

Davos Seaworth

Adopted 01/19/18
Deceased 06/22/18

I have lost my sweet Leo. I took him to emergency clinic very early Friday morning and he could not be saved. I am devastated. He was such a little character and stole my heart. This loss is extremely hard.

Missy Mistletoe

Adopted 02/14/14
Deceased 06/18/18

We are so heartbroken to announce the sudden loss of our sweet Missy. I swear she was made from pure sugar and we will never know a dog sweeter than her. We lost her best friend Polly just 8 months ago and I know they are running around in Heaven together now. ❤️ Until we meet again sweet girl.

Caleb Caroler

Adopted 01/04/15
Deceased 06/01/18

Today my heart is heavy with sorrow and sadness our Caleb crossed the Rainbow 🌈 Bridge with our beloved Bobby. Caleb brought so much joy and happiness to our family, especially my son who has mental challenges. Caleb was the sweetest and most caring dog. We will miss him so dearly. I want to thank DREAM Dachshund Rescue for allowing us to adopt Caleb. He was our sweet boy. Rest In Peace my beloved Caleb.

Our hearts go out to Jose and Diana for the loss of their precious boy.

Howard Cunningham

Adopted 09/19/15
Deceased 06/01/18

Elaine Elf

Adopted 05/17/16
Deceased 05/14/18

Ellie was a senior who was being treated for heartworms when we adopter her. She recovered from heartworms. Unfortunately, she acquired a cough recently. It became worse within a week. So concerned, we took her to our vet. He was amazed she was alive as her heart was so enlarged it was pressed on her trachea and lungs. Our vet said that she should join our others over the rainbow bridge as there was nothing he could do that would prolong her life more than a few weeks and at that point in time she was struggling for every breath. We cherish the time she was with us. She is missed terribly by her sister Charley. I could go on and on about her personality, the crazy things she did to make our life full of love.

Shelby Shepherd

Deceased 05/11/18

We said goodbye to Shelby today. Her mobility had progressively worsened to the point that she could barely move any of her legs. She spent most of her time in a hunched over sitting position. We made the difficult decision to let her go over Rainbow Bridge. Good bye, sweet Shelby. We will miss you.

Kamille Kazoo

Deceased 03/23/18

It is with a sad and heavy heart I must tell you we lost baby Kamille. It appears she got stuck up under mommy. We are devastated over her passing, however I believe our beloved pets will walk the streets of gold with us. She was only two days old, but she is imprinted on my heart forever. God bless you baby girl until we meet again.

Bruce Bouquet

Adopted 04/02/16
Deceased 03/10/18

We said our farewell to Blue today. He joins his brothers Chub-Chub and Alfie over rainbow bridge. ❤️

Puddy Pontchartrain
"Wasabi Pud"

Deceased 02/07/18

We are heartbroken to let our friends and family know that our sweet Wasabi Pud crossed over the rainbow bridge this morning. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we are struggling with this loss.

Boone Breckenridge

Adopted 01/14/16
Deceased 01/22/18

Duchess Direwolf

Deceased 01/08/18

Rest in peace Sweet Duchess. You weren’t with us very long, but you were loved.

Brady Beech

Deceased 12/29/17

Sweet, stubborn, demanding, and charming. I'm so glad we had the honor of being your foster people. We certainly never expected to have let you go this way, and we didn't have you long, but you sure left an awfully big paw shaped hole in our hearts. Sweet dreams, Brady boy.

Brady came down with acute pneumonia which he wasn't able to fight. Our hearts go out to Brady's fosters, Jim and Marissa, for the loss of this precious little guy.

Biscuit Blush

Deceased 12/05/17

I held little Biscuit in my arms as he breathed his final breath. He had been doing so well until a couple of weeks ago when he lost his usual ravenous Dachshund appetite. We initially thought it was "just a bug" and he'd get over it, but apparently the Cushings disease had affected his immune system to the point where he could no longer fight off infections. His poor little body was wasting away right in front of my eyes. After three nights at the vet on IV fluid and antibiotics, he continued to get worse. When he got to the point he would no longer stand or lift his head, I knew it was time to let him go. I'm going to miss you little guy, annoying bark and all. Run free over Rainbow Bridge.

Polly Pinecone

Adopted 02/14/14
Deceased 10/29/17

Polly took another sudden turn for the worse and passed away. We are just devastated and miss her so much already . Thank you all for your prayers.

Fiona Fuchsia

Deceased 10/14/17

Little Fiona, along with her brothers Finn and Fletcher were Hurricane Harvey survivors. She was not long in this world, having the unfortunate hand dealt to her by being born in a temporary shelter. She was the runt of the litter and fought a brave fight, but even with emergency vet care and all sorts of medication, she just couldn't overcome it. Our hearts are heavy, our eyes seem to run out of tears, but somehow more come when our minds go back to her. She had almost one week of love and attention. I plan on seeing her one day in Heaven. Please people, have your animals spayed, neutered, and vaccinated. These shelters are overcrowded and understaffed. Please say prayers for Fiona's brothers so they may recover from this awful illness.

Our hearts go out to Robin for the loss of her foster baby, Fiona.

Prim Petticoat

Adopted 12/12/14
Deceased 10/13/17

I adopted Primrose Petticoat on December 12, 2014. I have been wanting to let you know that she passed on October 13, 2017 due to congestive heart failure. We tried everything we could to keep her here but her heart just couldn't take it. I just wasn't able to get myself to write at the time.

She was the most wonderful companion and I loved her so much. She was with me 24 hours a day and I couldn't have asked for more love than she gave. I wanted to let you know and thank you for giving me the opportunity to have her in my life even if it was such a short time.

Forever thankful,

Gracie Gold

Adopted 09/06/14
Deceased 09/30/17

I am brokenhearted to say that Gracie passed away last weekend. Our vet said she had a herniated disc, but then she seized and died a day later. It has been a family death to us. We were so close to her. There is no one who could possibly take her place.

Eugene Felsnick

Adopted 01/30/16
Deceased 07/14/17

I just wanted to let you know that we had to put Sam down Friday, 07/14/17. He had some medical issues with his spine and it finally got so bad that I felt it was best and didn't want him to suffer anymore. Sam was such a wonderful baby and I know he knew we loved him so much. There is a void in our life right now but time will heal. I had him cremated and I will get his ashes back later this week. I can't wait to have him home again. I just wanted to say thank you for giving me such a wonderful little guy to love.

Lorna Lilac

Deceased 07/04/17

Periwinkle Pruitt

Adopted 02/08/14
Deceased 07/03/17

Shmi Skywalker
"Vanna Gogh"

Adopted 04/02/16
Deceased 06/29/17

Our beautiful baby died yesterday from heart worm related Caval Syndrome. We had her in ICU for 12 hours but could not save her. She was the sweetest baby ever. She appreciated everything we gave and did for her. Though we only had her for 14 months, I would not trade one minute for anything. We still have Romeo (the double dapple) and our two other girls. DREAM is awesome. When my heart mends I hope to help another baby. They all deserve a beautiful life.

Austin Flowers

Adopted 06/10/15
Deceased 06/28/17

Sadie Satin

Adopted 03/15/16
Deceased 06/15/17

Our sweet Sadie passed away yesterday. Richard was walking her and Peanut when another dog approached them. Richard was able to pick up Peanut and Sadie was still on her leash. She was really scared and managed to get out of her harness. The dog chased her and Sadie was hit by a car. She passed away instantly. We are so heartbroken.

She was the sweetest dog I have ever met. We had the pleasure of being a part of her life. We miss her so so much. She brightened our lives and filled our hearts with joy. We will receive her ashes in about two weeks. We are so thankful to DREAM for saving her and allowing us to foster and adopt her.

Reba Rosebud

Deceased 05/18/17

We are all so sad tonight. Reba's been with us a long time - through her puppies, her scare after her spay/mammary tumor removal, and now congestive heart failure. She didn't do well around people she didn't know, but she was so very loving and loyal to our family. She followed me everywhere. It was really hard to say goodbye.

Our hearts go out to Reba's foster, Marcie, and her family for the loss of their special girl.

Bentley Basehit

Adopted 07/25/16
Deceased 04/29/17

Mattie Maltshop

Adopted 03/28/16
Deceased 04/24/17

Tabitha Topaz

Deceased 04/24/17

Sweet Tabitha had been on chemo since we got her because she had a malignant tumor that couldn't be removed due to its location. She was doing really well until we updated her vaccines this last time. That seemed to have triggered an auto-immune response which we were trying to get under control. We even took her to Gulf Coast because her platelet count had gotten so low. The day she died, my husband had taken her to the vet that morning for her weekly checkup, and her lab work was actually looking better. She died about an hour after he brought her home. Rest in peace, my beautiful girl. We will miss you.

Lucky Libretto

Deceased 04/22/17

Rest In Peace Grandpa Lucky. You were a cool dude the short time I knew you. 😢😢😢 See you at the bridge.

Harriet Quimby

Adopted 03/17/17
Deceased 04/03/17

We're sorry to report that Harriet passed away this morning. Two days after we adopted her, she was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Unfortunately things worsened, and she developed fluid in her stomach as well as in her lungs. She remained the sweet, gentle little lady that she was. Even though we had her for such a short time, she made a place in our hearts. Thank you for allowing us to adopt Harriet.

Polly Padawan

Adopted 04/13/16
Deceased 03/02/17

Little Feta died peacefully in her sleep while taking an afternoon nap. She had recently been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder that caused her to have neurological issues, such as wobbliness and loss of balance. Our hearts go out to Robert and Eloisa for losing this sweet little girl way too soon.

Sport Spartan

Adopted 03/03/14
Deceased 01/13/17

Our hearts are broken. Sport developed two herniated discs this past Tuesday. We rushed him to Texas A&M where they did an MRI and took him into surgery. Yesterday he had reflexes in his back legs, which was good. But late last night he came down with Myelomalacia (disintegration of the spinal cord). Nothing could be done for him. We held him while he took his trip over Rainbow Bridge. We are sick and heartbroken. He was the most lovely little boy we have ever had.

Sport gave of himself all the love and affection any dog could give. The hole in our hearts right now is so very deep. We shall miss him terribly. He was the sweetest little man. He would crawl up on your chest, put his head on your shoulder, and wrap his little front legs around your neck to give you a HUG! His passing is going to take a long while for us to get over.

Andy Angel

Adopted 01/21/16
Deceased 12/12/16

Our little Andy Angel is gone. We had to let him go last night due to cancer. Poor little Andy had a large tumor near his prostate which had metastasized in his lungs. Our family is devastated. He was the most loving little dog we have ever had.

Our hearts go out to Jennifer, Jeff, and Matthew for the loss of their precious Andy, who truly was a little angel.


Deceased 11/23/16

Rest In Peace sweet Dalton. No more pills and poking. 😢. Dillon is waiting for you at the bridge.

Rocky Rockruff
"Woolly Bear"

Deceased 10/21/16

Little Rocky Rockruff was only in my life about two weeks, but it felt like we had always known each other. I fell in love with him from the very beginning. He was the sweetest and most loving little dog to grace my life for those few days. He was very sick but always happy. Everywhere I went, he was right behind me.

I took him to the groomer to get his hair cut as it was kind of raggedy, and I stayed with him the whole time. He never took his eyes off of me, as if to say "Please don't go". The groomer was impressed at what a good boy he was. When I took him in my arms he was so soft, I called him "Woolly Bear".

Thursday night he was coughing all night. We went to the vet first thing in the morning but my little Woolly Bear died in route to the vet. I am devastated by his sudden loss,but I know he is now free of pain. He will forever live in my heart.

I love you Woolly Bear. You left a huge hole in my heart, but I know one day we'll meet again. Until then run and play at the Rainbow Bridge.

Our hearts go out to Micheline for the loss of her sweet foster, Woolly Bear.

Tank Tatooine

Adopted 03/28/16
Deceased 09/28/16


Deceased 09/14/16

Sweet Vinnie came to DREAM because his guardian could not afford the medical care he needed. He had a urinary infection and had not eaten in a week. It turned out that Vinnie had an enlarged, abscessed prostate which was blocking urine flow. Antibiotics and steroids didn't help, and Vinnie continued to get worse. Our vet suspected cancer and recommended humane euthanasia. Run free over Rainbow Bridge, little Vinnie.

Collin Coppertone

Adopted 06/26/16
Deceased 06/26/16

DREAM rescued Collin on June 10th and took him straight to our vet to have a very painful eye removed (see Buphthalmos). Due to excessive bleeding, he needed a blood transfusion during the surgery, but he made it through. Collin didn't seem to be healing properly after the surgery, though, and two weeks later he underwent another procedure to clean out the wound, which appeared to be infected. Everything seemed to have gone well, and Collin was back to his happy self. On Saturday June 25th, the wound opened and Collin started bleeding profusely. His fosters rushed him to the emergency vet, applying pressure to the wound the whole way. He received a transfusion and the vets were able to revive him. He remained stable Saturday night. By this time, we knew Collin had a clotting disorder. The vets were giving him platelets to try to lower his clotting times. We were confident he was going to make it through this.

Collin's fosters, Brenda and Annie, went to visit him Sunday morning. He seemed so happy to see them. Brenda and Annie decided after going through all this, there was no way they could let him be adopted by someone else. They were going to keep him. But in less than 10 minutes after they left the emergency vet, we received the heartbreaking news that Collin had started bleeding again and his little heart had stopped. They were unable to revive him. Such a tragic ending to this sweet baby's story.

Our hearts go out to Brenda and Annie for the loss of their special little boy.

My heart is broken after reading the story of Collin Coppertone. Brenda and Annie, you are so wonderful for giving this angel so much love and good care. Collin loved you two so much. He is in Heaven and will be waiting on you two someday to be with him through eternity. Bless DREAM and all the wonderful fosters and caregivers who donate their time and give so much love to these precious, innocent angels that we all love so dearly. My prayers are with Collin and Brenda and Annie at this time.

- Denise D., Dickinson, Texas

Chloe Cayman

Deceased 06/17/16

We lost poor Chloe to caval syndrome, a serious complication of chronic heartworm disease.

Anthony Aruba

Deceased 06/16/16

Sweet Anthony Aruba had it rough. How rough, we will never know because he came to DREAM as an outreach from an area shelter volunteer. It seems someone had witnessed Anthony being thrown from a vehicle. A Good Samaritan stopped to scoop him up rather than leave him to die alone in the heat, and took him to the area shelter. Initial observations indicated that sadly, he had probably been suffering for an extended period of time. Even though funds were low and foster space virtually non-existent, this little life mattered and so Anthony became a DREAM Dachsie. He was immediately transported to one of our veterinary clinics, but the examination revealed much more sadness than we had anticipated.

The vet report indicated that our sweet Anthony was in shocking condition. He was completely paralyzed (from an old injury) with absolutely no feeling at all in his back legs, He had a very severe heart murmur which in itself carried detrimental consequences. He had a horrendous skin infection with sores on his legs, belly, chest and neck, a serious eye infection in both eyes, ear infections, and markers that indicated his kidneys were also in dire condition. This poor little man had no control of his bodily functions and was continually eliminating with no ability to hold it. Our veterinarian believed that more than likely, Anthony had been dragging himself around a very long time and while he would have liked to hold out hope that Anthony could find some form of quality of life, his anguish was, that he could not "fix" this boy to even give him a short time of such.

Many tears were shed and prayers were prayed for Anthony Aruba. Love brought him to DREAM Dachshund Rescue and our love and desire to help him out of his pain and suffering also allowed that love to help him rest. Anthony crossed over the Rainbow Bridge at 6:55 pm in the caring arms of one of our DREAM volunteers who held him tight as she whispered to him that he was a DREAM Dachsie, always would be a DREAM Dachsie and that he was loved more than he could have ever known.

Rest in peace little Anthony Aruba.

Caramel Rydell

Adopted 08/20/15
Deceased 06/03/16

I wanted to thank you for giving me the chance to love and care for Caramel. I know it was difficult for her foster mom to let her go. I tried to send updates on occasion. I hated to have to tell her the bad news. Caramel was a fighter. She was also very loving.

It's kind of a funny story how Caramel came into my life. I was at her foster mom's house to adopt Bobo, and Caramel just wanted in my lap. I played with her and petted her. She chose me. I guess she knew she would get everything she needed and wanted. I wanted to adopt her with Bobo, but she was still having medical issues and was not yet available to adopt. When she was finally treated for all her issues, I was told that she would not be adoptable. I was heartbroken since I fell in love with her the first time met her. In August I received a message from hr foster asking if I still wanted Caramel. My reply was "When can I come get her?!" The very next day Caramel came to my house to join my other seniors. She was my smallest, but had the attitude that she was the boss.

I thank DREAM and her foster mom for giving me the opportunity to adopt little Caramel. I miss her very much. I cannot replace her, but I'd like to give another senior a second chance to feel loved and just a bit spoiled.

Harvey Hugs

Deceased 05/21/16

It was just two weeks shy of a year since Harvey first came to live with us, but it felt like he was with us much longer. We miss him terribly, but know that he is at peace. Friday was a good day for him, he ate with a great appetite and wandered around the backyard with his brothers and sister. That’s what we will remember.

I wanted to send you a picture of Harvey doing what he loved best - sleeping! He used to ‘talk’ in his sleep and move his legs like he was on a great adventure. He must have been dreaming about his days as a young pup.

Alexandra Harris

Adopted 06/01/15
Deceased 05/11/16

It is with a heavy heart I inform you all that Heidi passed away this evening from unknown illness. I am in shock and I can not stop crying. I have no idea what made her sick but she went down hill and I had to make the decision to stop her pain. Please pray for her and the other members of my family.

Damon Dagobah

Deceased 04/13/16

The DREAM family is mourning the passing of our sweet rescued foster dog, Damon Dagobah. Damon was found this past New Year’s Eve by a young college student who knew that NYE is the night most dogs go missing… when they are frightened by fireworks.

He posted several found notices on his personal Facebook page and elsewhere, but no one contacted this considerate young man about Damon. When it was time to return to school, he reached out to DREAM for rescue assistance, as his family was unable to keep Damon.

This easy going, sweet senior soul was a happy fellow who loved snoozing and snuggling on the couch.

Please say a prayer for Damon, for all the DREAM volunteers involved in his rescue and for his foster mom who is also grieving our family’s sorrowful loss! Run free sweet Damon and know that you were a dearly loved DREAM Dachsie!

Oscar de la Wiene'

Adopted 05/02/14
Deceased 03/08/16

Chandler Charming

Deceased 02/22/16

Thanks for all your prayers. Sweet little Chandler was too weak to fight anymore. His foster stayed with him while he crossed Rainbow Bridge. Absolutely heartbreaking. We lost Chandler to Parvo, a horrible virus that could have been easily prevented with a vaccination.

Georgia Peach

Adopted 09/18/15
Deceased 02/05/16

It is with a very heavy heart that I have to say that Georgia Peach passed away yesterday. It was totally unexpected. She wasn't showing any signs that something was wrong until 1:00 pm yesterday. She started vomiting and then she just laid down and didn't want to get up. I rushed her to the vet and they did blood work and found that her liver enzymes were elevated. They put her on an IV to try and flush out her system in case it was something she ate. I left her there so they could monitor her overnight, but they called me at 5:00 pm and said that she had passed. They said that she started going down quickly as she was having trouble maintaining her body heat and started bleeding internally. Unfortunately the vet had no definite answers as to what caused it.

Although we only had her for 5 short months we cherished every moment we had with her as looking at her sweet face you couldn't help but smile. She was always ready to give kisses or receive belly rubs. Georgia Peach will be truly missed by us all.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Serda family for the sudden and unexpected loss of their sweet Georgia.

Elliott Redbud

Deceased 01/22/16

Our special boy, Elliott "Smelliott" Redbud, passed away today. He had numerous health issues, but he lived a happy life during the short time he was with us. We initially thought he was blind, but it turned out he had some sort of brain damage most likely due to his liver shunt, but possibly from surviving Distemper. Although he was never "quite right", he could be playful and lovable when he wanted to. Elliott's behavior could be challenging, but we loved him anyway. We will miss you terribly, little guy. Run free over Rainbow Bridge.

Major Moncrief

Adopted 12/14/15
Deceased 12/20/15

Major passed over the Rainbow Bridge this morning. His condition had declined and I believed he was suffering. I decided to let him be in peace. Cindy and Brenda met me at the vet, and I whispered my goodbye in his precious little ear. A part of me died today with that innocent young life being taken away. I'm overwhelmed by sadness. He followed me everywhere. I can't believe I'm never going to get to hold him again or see his precious smile. I'm so painfully sad I can't even breathe. My whole family is absolutely heartbroken.

Major contracted Distemper even though he had received all his puppy vaccines. Our hearts go out to Marcie and her family who did everything they could to save this sweet baby boy.

Maggie Greene

Adopted 11/29/15
Deceased 12/12/15

Our hearts are breaking for Maggie and her adopters. We thought little Maggie had only a touch of kennel cough, but it turned out to be something much worse. Maggie ended up at the emergency vet with pneumonia, most likely a result of Distemper. Maggie got to know the love of her adopters for only a short while. Such a sad ending for such a sweet girl.

Glenn Rhee

Deceased 12/10/15

Poor Glenn is another victim of Distemper, a disease which is easily preventable, but very difficult to cure. Dropping off an unvaccinated dog at a shelter is practically a death sentence. We have cried many tears for the foster dogs we've lost to this horrible disease, not to mention the money we've spent trying to save them. Please vaccinate your pets.

Presley Pinot

Adopted 11/13/15
Deceased 12/01/15

Presley crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He was so swollen and miserable. It was a sad day. We loved him so much. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to love him.


Deceased 11/30/15

Hug your pups tonight. Sweet Dillon, aka "Dilly Bar", went to the Rainbow Bridge today. He had been in heart failure for a while, but went bed as usual. He woke up with a swollen belly and would not walk. X-rays showed a tumor, and he was bleeding internally. There was nothing we could do. I am so shocked and sad.

Hallie Pumpkinbutter

Adopted 11/01/15
Deceased 11/22/15

Our hearts are breaking for this little girl and her family. Rescued from the shelter, then adopted right away, sweet Hallie came down with Distemper, a disease that is easily preventable with an inexpensive vaccine. Hallie must not have been vaccinated before she ended up at the shelter, and came down with this horrible disease for which there is no cure.

Carol Peletier

Deceased 11/18/15

Poor Carol went into respiratory distress Tuesday night, due to advanced heartworm disease. Her foster rushed her to our emergency vet, but Carol went downhill so fast, all they could do was make her comfortable. Sweet Carol was a DREAM dog for only a week, but she was very much loved and cherished by her foster person. You can honor Miss Carol's short life by remembering to give your dogs their monthly heartworm preventative.

Yogi Yosemite

Deceased 11/18/15

Sweet little Yogi passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Heartworms had moved into his lungs, causing acute pulmonary embolism. What makes this even more tragic is this could have been prevented had his previous owners only given him a monthly heartworm preventative. The world has lost a precious little guy. Yogi is now running with the other Angels at Rainbow Bridge.


Adopted 02/17/14
Deceased 09/08/15

It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing you. Romeo (re-named Interceptor) passed away last night in a tragic, unexpected accident. Being the ever-mischievous Dachsie that he was, he wiggled under the fence yesterday evening and went into the neighbor’s backyard. We were all in the backyard with him, but he dug under there too fast for anyone to realize what had happened. He was killed by our neighbor’s dog. I am so, so sorry. Interceptor was our baby, and we loved him more and more every single day. We are in complete and total shock. He meant everything - absolutely everything - to us. I’ve never loved, and I will never love, anything as much as I loved that little boy. I would give anything to bring him back to us.

Millie Morninglory

Deceased 08/28/15

Sweet little Millie, who was diagnosed with a severe form of Cushings, crossed Rainbow Bridge yesterday. Our volunteer, who was with her when she passed, said Millie's breathing was labored and her belly was extremely swollen. There was total relief in Millie's eyes when she left this world. Run free, little Millie. We know you're in a better place now.

Sweetpea Patchouli

Deceased 07/31/15

Sweetie was only with us for one year. During that time she battled cancer, hip problems and congestive heart failure. But she always remained calm and patient. She was one of those Dachsie with a stoic face that rarely changed expression but she knew how to let you know what she wanted and would give you NO peace until you figured it out! Our mini old man, Chuckers, became her faithful companion and friend and stayed by her side right to the end. I know people hesitate to adopt Seniors because death comes sooner rather than later. But it is a joy to provide them with a loving and happy home for whatever time they have left. We believe all dogs go to heaven and we will see all of our senior rescues one day. Sweetie will be right in the middle of the pack. We always say "no more..." but then another senior comes along that nobody wants. Well, we're seniors too. Thank you and God bless DREAM Dachshund Rescue for their dedication to senior Dachsies.

Pam and Julius, thank you for taking such good care of Sweetie when she needed you the most. We are so sorry for your loss.

Camille Corsage

Deceased 07/23/15

From Cindy
God rest her sweet little soul. After fighting a long battle with Distemper, Camille knew we gave it our all and knew how much we wanted her to be pain free. She knew it was the right decision. She was still struggling to breathe, even on oxygen, and her sunken eyes showed her pain. I spent nearly an hour with her, letting her know how special she was and how much she mattered. Camille let out a huge sigh of relief as she crossed over, then ran to catch up with many friends waiting for her at the bridge. RIP sweet Camille.

From Marcie
She was a beauty. I'm so glad I was able to hold her the last two nights. Her little body just gave out. Thank you Cindy and Brenda for all the running back and forth for her. Very sad day for me.

From Suzanne
On the night we lost Camille, I took the dogs out one last time before bed and noticed a tiny flower bud (the very first one) on a "volunteer" plant that had come up in my garden. I had left the little weed alone because I thought it looked like it might be a periwinkle (I don’t have these anywhere else in my yard). The next day, it opened up, and sure enough, it’s a beautiful little periwinkle. I’d like to believe this is Camille’s way of letting us know she’s ok.

From Brenda
Here is my flower from Camille. I had planned to dig this plant up today, but when I went out this morning it was blooming! I know Camille was happy to have all the tubes out, to be able to walk around, to eat yummy home cooked food, and most of all, to have someone snuggle with her (her favorite past time). RIP my sweet Camille.

Amanda Bell

Deceased 07/18/15

Amanda Belle was heavy heartworm-positive when we rescued her last August. She also had severe dental disease and a mammary mass which needed to be removed. Unfortunately, the damage caused heartworms eventually resulted in heart failure for this beautiful little girl. Thanks to her foster, Elly, for giving her several months of care and love.

Marlowe Merry

Deceased 06/29/15

Beautiful Marlowe became a DREAM Dachsie after she was dropped of at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter. This poor girl had many health issues, including awful teeth and an enlarged heart. After seven months of extensive vet care and much love, Marlowe succumbed to congestive heart failure. Our hearts go out to her foster, Mandy, who cared for her and stayed with her until the very end.

Tori Taurus

Deceased 05/03/15

Tori wandered into someone's yard on Friday, apparently attacked by a large dog or coyote. She was covered in puncture wounds and had severe wounds to her neck and hind quarters. The homeowner contacted DREAM because Tori had no collar or microchip. We did all we could to save her but the injuries and infection were too severe for her to overcome. We are brokenhearted. Thank you for your prayers and any donations made toward her vet care.

Malcolm Mogul

Deceased 03/09/15

Sweet Malcolm came down with sepsis yesterday and was rushed to our emergency clinic where they gave him only a 50% chance of survival. He hung on for several hours, but the infection was too much for his little body to handle. The vets performed CPR long enough for Bonnie, his foster mom, to get there and say goodbye. Our hearts go out to Bonnie for the sudden and unexpected loss of this little angel.

Vance Valentine

Deceased 02/26/15

2/26/15: Little Vance passed away today. I had him wrapped in a blankie when we left. Devin was home. And Mack has been so concerned and brave with handling all these puppies; he laid him in a very small carrier wrapped in his blanket and we will bury him on Monday with his sisters.

2/25/15: Ginger is nurturing him until his last breath, I don't think he will make it through the night. He has become very weak today. Heart wrenching. Cici calls him Bugsy because he looks like a little guinea pig from the movie Bedtime Stories.

Veronica Valentine

Deceased 02/21/15

2/21/15: We lost our third baby girl today to the horrible disease of Distemper. Veronica's mother, Vivienne, must have been exposed to it when she was in the shelter. Although there is no cure, this disease is easily preventable with vaccination. Young puppies and unvaccinated pets are the most susceptible.

Valerie Valentine

Deceased 02/20/15

2/20/15: I think Valerie is going to pass away today; she is just not strong enough. I've got her wrapped in a blanket and she looks like she is going to go peacefully. The other two are eating, can wag their tails and can walk over and get in my lap, but they can take a turn at any time. I hope I never have to go through this again.

Violette Valentine

Deceased 02/13/15

2/13/15: I could tell Violette was very weak this morning so I wrapped her up in a warm pink blanket. When I checked on her a few minutes ago she had passed away, I just hope she hadn't suffered too much. Michael and I will bury her out behind Indy's favorite tree when he gets home today. She never got to play in our pasture but I want her to be there in spirit. I don't understand how this has happened to such a sweet innocent angel.

Caesar Cider

Deceased 01/14/15

Sweet little Caesar, who was hit by a car last Thursday night, passed away today. The surgery to repair his broken pelvis went well yesterday, but he went into cardiac arrest early this morning. Sadly, efforts to resuscitate were unsuccessful. Our hearts go out to Caesar's foster dad who did everything within his power to save him.

Travis Stuttgart

Deceased 01/06/15

In October 2014, sweet little Travis was surrendered to the SPCA by a family who found him on the street. The SPCA discovered he had a microchip, but the chip led to a dead end. So they gave him all his vaccines and even cleaned his teeth before turning him loose on October 21st when he celebrated his "re-birthday" and became a DREAM Dachsie!

It didn't matter that he was heartworm positive, or his legs were a little bowed in the back, that his knees occasionally buckled, that he sported a really frosty face or even that he was close to 10 years old; he was a smooth, mini red Dachshund and that spelled LOVE! Travis was welcomed into DREAM's "Senior Sanctuary Program" where no senior is passed on just because he or she may seem unadoptable due to age or medial status!

Travis spent a couple of months living life as a pampered DREAM Dachsie at the Lil' Ruffhouse in Katy, Texas, where he enjoyed waddling around the perimeter of the green pasture, snuggling down in a soft doggie bed or an available lap and always giving kisses galore. But a little over a month ago, Travis began having health issues. Following multiple vet visits, a couple rounds of antibiotics and two separate ultrasounds, it was recently confirmed that Travis had terminal bladder and prostate cancer that looked to have spread to his spine.

This old boy fought a valiant battle, but ultimately it was more than his fragile little body could handle. While wrapped in the loving arms of one of our DREAM volunteers, Travis passed over the Rainbow Bridge last night, and we all know what that means... he's now free from any pain while he runs and plays in sun drenched fields of green!

Hope Hopscotch

Deceased 12/16/14

Sweet senior "Hope" was rescued from a ditch. She had obviously been dumped and left to die. She was emaciated, had a golf ball size mammary tumor, and horrible teeth. We took care of her medical issues and let her live out her life in a loving foster home.

Shorty Safflower

Deceased 10/08/14

Poor little Shorty developed a strangulated hernia and did not survive the emergency surgery to repair it. Please keep his foster in your thoughts and prayers. This was an unexpected sad turn of events for this sweet little guy.


Deceased 07/09/14

Oreo was injured in a tragic accident at his foster home on June 29th and was rushed to an animal emergency hospital that evening. He underwent surgery to repair his fractured hip the following day, but he eventually succumbed to an infection of the skin and surrounding tissue in another area of his injury, unrelated to the surgery. The volunteers of DREAM extend our sincere condolences to Oreo's foster family, who loved him dearly and did everything they could to save him.

Nelson Riddle

Deceased 01/31/14

Sweet senior boy, Nelson, was picked up as a stray. He was wobbly when he walked, and had limited hearing and cloudy eyes. He also had terrible dental disease and was covered in fleas. We took care of him as best we could and let him live out his life in a wonderful foster home.

Christopher Robin

Deceased 01/06/14

Poor little 6-week-old Christopher came into rescue with his mother. Unfortunately he had been exposed to Distemper and we were unable to save him.

Ernie Ellsworth

Deceased 09/20/13

It is with heavy and broken hearts we share with you our precious little Ernie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge late yesterday. His medical complications were so severe that even with the excellent care and treatment he was receiving from our vet, his little body was so weak, he could no longer fight his way back.

We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your thoughts, prayers and support. Please find comfort in knowing that one of our DREAM Team Volunteers was there holding Ernie and telling him, as he crossed over, how much he was loved and how wonderful you all have been.

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