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Our Babies that crossed the Rainbow Bridge!


Lady Bug came to Little Paws Dachshund Rescue as an owner surrender to a Northeast Tennessee high kill animal shelter. As a senior dachshund/beagle mix with a severe limp her chances of leaving the shelter without rescue were very slim. A sweet ol’ girl should not spend her golden years in a shelter. Thanks to Little Paws, Lady Bug would leave the shelter and spend her last days with my family.

The day I picked her up from the shelter I promised her that her life was about to change and that she would never sleep in a shelter or on the cold ground again. Lady Bug spent the last 6 weeks of her life being spoiled and pampered. At 15 years old she was finally spayed and fully vetted. Lady Bug spent most of her days lounging on the couch with her heating pad and pillows. She was a wonderful old gal and loved unconditionally. One of her favorite things was to just simply lay her head on your lap and get loves and petting.

Unfortunately Lady Bug had congestive heart failure. After all veterinary efforts had been exhausted we had to make the heart wrenching decision to let her go. She did not pass alone but in loving arms. Lady Bug was put to rest on the family farm under an old Elm tree. She will always hold a special place in all of our hearts.


Sweet Helen came to Little Paws on August 20th 2014 after her owners dumped her at a high kill shelter in Greenville, SC. She was blind and deaf and that was about all we knew, but we were not about to let this beautiful senior girl down again. What we did not know was that she was in end stage renal failure and had no hope. She spent 5 days in one of our loving foster homes until the time came to cross the Rainbow Bridge.

On her final day, her foster parents allowed her to enjoy her most favorite thing and that was to sit in the grass and enjoy the sunshine on her face. Then, we had to say our final goodbyes to this precious soul. She was surrounded in her favorite blanket and her Foster Mom and Dad held her tight in her final moments.

Although we only had Helen for 5 days, for the first time probably in her entire life, she knew what is like to feel loved. Her ashes sit in a beautiful box in a special place in her foster home and there is not a day that goes by that she isn’t loved. Run free over the Rainbow Bridge sweet Hula Helen. We miss you!

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Offline donations can be sent via mail to:
Little Paws Dachshund Rescue
P.O. Box 417
South Weymouth, MA 02190

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