Dachshund Rescue of Houston


Josie Ross ("")

Rescued 07/25/14, Adopted 10/19/14

Color Gender Age Size Preferences / Other Info

Black & Tan Dapple


Young (1-4 Years)

Mini (<= 12 lbs.)

No Young Children,
Treated for Heartworms

Josie who we affectionately call JoJo is such a sweet, trusting girl. We thought we wanted another boy dog buddy for our girl Shay (who is a DRoH alumni adopted in May of 2011) after we lost our beloved Ziggy to cancer in June 2014. We weekend fostered a pup and decided we liked weekend and vacation fostering. Along came Josie in need of a temporary transition foster. We quickly realized she was a special girl who we couldn't give up just yet. She was recovering from heart worm treatment and something I never expected happened. My husband, Sean said he wanted to foster JoJo until her recovery was complete or until she was adopted. Fostering a girl should be no problem since we thought we wanted a boy, right? Wrong! It took no time at all for little JoJo to wiggle her way into our hearts with her sitting like a person, knocking over the trash can, Elvis lip, begging for belly rubs and adorable trot. JoJo and Shay started bonding by sleeping next to each other and following each other. We knew their bond with each other would only grow and we knew what we had to do. We had to adopt JoJo! We couldn't stand the thought of having to say good-bye to her so we became foster failures. We feel like the luckiest Doxie parents ever and we love having two little princesses.

We don't have enough words to express how grateful we are to DRoH for rescuing, vetting and nursing this gentle little soul back to health so we could have the opportunity to share the best that life has to offer with her. She will never have to feel lost, hurt, unloved, hungry or scared ever again. JoJo is finally home....forever.

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Last Updated: 10/29/14

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