Dachshund Rescue of Houston


Stephen Hopkins ("Daschel")

Rescued 11/22/11, Adopted 12/21/11

Color Gender Age Size Preferences / Other Info

Black & Tan


Young (1-4 Years)

Tweenie (13-17 lbs.)

No Young Children

Daschel is a sweetheart and he gets along great with his rescued older brother Elvis (Daschel has the shorter nose in the pix). They snuggle and run a lot and they're great friends! Daschel is usually bursting with energy first thing in the morning which helps keep his foster parents in shape (we try to take him out for a short run or long walk since his legs are a little longer than the average doxie, he loves it!) The bed pictured is the first indestructible thing I've found for them to sleep on, as they've torn up every other bed. (This one is a giant pillow from Garden Ridge! On sale no less!!) Daschel has been the perfect addition to our family! We just have to watch that he doesn't collect random items (socks, shirts, throw pillows and blankets) and create a "nest" for himself under a piece of furniture no one can get to, including Elvis. His standard doxie size makes him just a touch too round to get in the places Daschel can squeeze into. He's been the healthiest, happiest and most well mannered dog I've ever owned.

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We started out fostering Stephen Hopkins, but since we had a few friends with both names; one had the last name “Hopkins” and we had two friends with the name

“Stephen”, my boyfriend (now fiancé) decided to re-name him Daschel, which is a play off of the word Dachshund. I knew the moment we did that, he would become a permanent member of our family.

We have one other doxie who was rescued before we found DRoH, Elvis was rescued from a family who found him in the woods behind their house. Elvis also decided Daschel was his favorite foster that had come through our home. Daschel and Elvis wear each other out playing each day. Daschel has longer legs than most doxies (we suspect he’s a bit of a mix) and he has turned into a perfect running buddy for me! He's great with the local kids in our apartment complex. I was originally wary, but it turns out he loves meeting new people!

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