Dachshund Rescue of Houston


PawPaw ("")

Rescued 11/25/08, Adopted 06/12/09, Deceased 03/08/11

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Senior (10+ Years)

Mini (<= 12 lbs.)

No Young Children

From his adopters, Alina and Carolyn:

We wanted to tell the story of our beloved Paw Paw. Paw Paw was a senior found by Dachshund Rescue of Houston in November of 2008 and was in foster care at Tom's house. We as pet sitters were only supposed to be pet sitting Paw Paw, but we ended up actually adopting him in June of 2009. Anyone who crossed his path would have no trouble understanding why.

Paw Paw had the most loving, gentle and wonderful personality. He fell totally, deeply and unconditionally in love with Alina. You could see it in his face when he saw her. He felt the same about Tom as well. Tom loved him too and if he told the truth, I know he was just a little sad to see him come and live with us full time. We always told Tom that he had ‘visitation rights’ and could visit as often as he liked. We would take Paw Paw with us to the dog shows where ‘Daddy Tom’ would be participating in Fly Ball so he and Paw Paw could have a visit. You could tell that both Tom and Paw Paw were thankful for their time together.

At home Paw Paw would follow Alina around the house with loving eyes and what a lick machine! He would lick and lick and lick you. We had a nick-name for him. We called him ‘Parpie’ most of the time and that made him happy. My favorite times with him were watching TV in the living room. He would come up on the couch next to me and get as close as he could and sleep so soundly. He was one of our pack from the very beginning and got along so well with all of his brothers and sisters. He had little sounds that he would make when he wanted to be picked up and loved on and his collar made a special sound and we always knew it was Parpie coming down the hall to find us. At night he had a special bench and bed he enjoyed starting the night on but like clock-work during night, he would get up to get a drink of water and go to Alina’s bed and make his wonderful little noises so she could pick him up and put him under the covers right up against her. (He had the most wonderful feet.)

Last week Thursday we discovered that Paw Paw had some fever and was beginning to lose his appetite. After several vet visits including an emergency early Sunday morning visit and two nights in the hospital, our dear, sweet Parpie crossed the bridge and is now waiting for us on the other side. We don’t have a clue of what his life was like before Dachshund Rescue or even his exact age, but we know that his remaining years at Daddy Tom’s house and our house showed him what a warm loving environment was like. It will take a long, long time to be able to look at his favorite places around our home and not feel a deep sadness and loss. We are ever so grateful to Dachshund Rescue for the work they do in giving these; especially elderly, wonderful dogs a second chance in life to feel the love and warmth they deserve. Our special thanks go out to Dr. Gina Varns and everyone at Manvel Animal Clinic for all of the love and attention they gave to Paw Paw.

We truly cherish the time we had with Paw Paw. It was short but we are thankful. The kind of love he gave to us was just as important if not more as he received from us.

We love you, Paw Paw.

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Last Updated: 07/10/13

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