Amelia, a good-natured (if somewhat bossy) dachshund mix, came to us in early 2021 at age 12.
She’d been in and out of the local humane society frequently over the years, as her person was homeless and often ran afoul of the law. Eventually the young woman’s mother took Amelia, but then didn’t want her any more. Another rescue was contacted but reached out to us because they felt her adoption prospects were nil, as she had slightly wonky bloodwork, a few bad teeth needing removing, a slightly bad heart, and some funky hair loss on her ears.
We gave her time to settle in, provided much better food and stability, and soon our vet said her numbers had improved enough to put her under anesthesia and pull her painful teeth. The dental surgery went great, and the next day she was off and running. Truly. She has the energy of an 8-year-old dog–a funny girl who loves a 3- or 4-mile walk despite her stubby little legs, and a snuggler and kiss-giver always up for sharing affection.
She’s the monitor of all things, keeping an eye on matters outside and inside the house. She often perches on the back of the sofa so she can look out the windows and make sure there can’t be any surprises.