Thursday, November 6, 2008

Those Special Dachshunds: Meet Tristan!

Oh boy, do we love these heart-warming dachshund stories! Meet beautiful smooth black and tan dappled 'Tristan,' who hails from Eastern Washington. His human, Yvette, writes:

Hello Joey and Maggie!

We have a dog rescue in Eastern WA - and own 4 of our own Dachshunds!
We adopted Copper, a red Mini type Doxie, about 5yrs. ago now, he was with us just 4.5 years, we lost him to Cushing's syndrome in June of '08. We'd already adopted 2 others in '06, being smitten with the breed, despite Copper arriving in our home quite unexpectedly. Carlie and Conan (siblings, we think) came from a Humane Society in Prineville, OR.
After Copper passed, we adopted a 3rd (and last, so we though) Dachshund. Coda now 7mos. old and, like the others before, he was adopted/rescued from a shelter in the Wenachee, WA, area.

Which brings us to Tristan, a recent arrival to our home - Tristan has three calcified discs and as a result is partially paralyzed. He was picked up as a stray alongside a busy highway in Grant Co., WA (Moses Lake area). When the shelter contacted us, we agreed to take Tristan, we are an all-breed rescue who does specialize in rehoming Dachshunds. However, upon meeting Tristan, I KNEW he was "the one" for us - he reminds me so much of Copper, how he insists on doing things his way and barks until he gets his way!
He came here while he waited for a new home of his own but as he stayed, we realized he already IS home, and he is our dog, no longer up for adoption!
Our website is
The gorgeous leather collar he is sporting comes from a dear friend of ours, Lisa Ruiz, her website is

Yvette, we love to hear these stories of "foster failures," when a dog touches your heart so much, that you KNOW where that dog belongs. Thanks so much for all the hard work that you do for animals, dogs and dachshunds; your adoptable pet list is quite 'Daisy' the goat! Tristan and the rest of your crew are lucky to have found you.

UPDATE January 19th, 2009: Tristan is walking again!


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mikemathew said...

Izzy was the prettiest grey tabby stray kitten, when she found me. She danced all over the house and into my heart, so I named her after Isadora Duncan. She was/is a sweetie who took over the household, quietly, and with love. I still miss her, but know she is very happy to be where she is. She prepared the way for Tabatha and Muffin to meet tristan. I know she greeted when they arrived at the Bridge. Thank you Izzy for your love and patience for those special Dachshunds.
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Anonymous said...

Tristan sure is cute! Glad he found his home.

Haley said...

He's so cute! So happy he found a home!

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