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!