Dachshund Rescue of Houston


Marco Polo ("Smitty")

Rescued 01/31/12, Adopted 03/09/12

Color Gender Age Size Preferences / Other Info

Chocolate & Tan


Young (1-4 Years)

Mini (<= 12 lbs.)


Whew. We finally pulled in the driveway a little after 6. We stopped twice so Smitty could pee, but no luck. He wanted to lie in my arms and look out the window for most of the trip. He didn't fall asleep until we were about 45 minutes from home. We fed him as soon as we got home and he wasted no time polishing off the bowl of food. He's now on the couch playing like a crazy dog! He's so cute and I love him already. He seems to be a really good boy.

Thank you so much for caring for him so well before he became a family member. I have been trying to take photos of him but he's too wiggly. All my friends on Facebook want to check him out! I'll send pictures as soon as I get some good ones. I took video him playing with the sock monkey toy. I know some day that will be precious to me.


Smitty had a terrific first day. He did all "jobs" outside, ate well, met some neighbors and received gifts, went to Tractor Supply, played ball in the backyard, and learned "sit". He slept between us last night for 10 hours and never moved. He is a sweet little man! He is a bit startled by loud noises--dishwasher, noisy cars going by, heater turning on- but will get used to those soon enough. We're going out dancing tonight and he'll stay in the kitchen/bedroom as Bob built a gate today. Since his legs are long the one we used for Betsy wouldn't have been as secure. Hopefully, there won't be a problem with him spending time alone.

As I write this he's curled up on the couch near by fast asleep. Tired from following me around all day, no doubt!

Thanks to all the DRofH people who allowed us to adopt him. We're very happy having him in our lives!

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Last Updated: 07/10/13

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