Meet red smooth 'Gustav' and his black and tan longhair buddy 'Blitz,' who hail from Deerfield Township, Ohio. Gustav is one of the 1,000 dogs, mostly dachshunds, rescued from a Parkersburg, West Virginia, puppy mill last fall. Gustav was one of 18 dachshunds taken in by The Cincinnati SPCA, who held a lottery for his adoption. "He arrived to our home weak, very thin and subdued," said his new owner, Evelyn Petrinowitsch. "Since then he has turned out to be one of the best dogs we ever had."
Read all about Gustav and see a pic of him while he was still at the shelter at Cincinnati.com. It's great to hear that these rescues have adapted so well.
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