Category Archives: Dachshund heros

Florida Dachshund rescues owner from fire

WJHG in Florida reports on a Fort Walton Beach woman says she’s alive because of her wiener dog. The 10-year-old dachshund, who had been rescued from a shelter himeslf, returned the favour last weekend.

Rescue Dachshund newspaper reportOn a related subject, here’s a report on the difficulties rescuers can face when the dogs they’re dealing with dogs who — like Rudy the Dachshund — have been abused.

And if you’re still able to deal with sad news, here’s the tale of Noel the Dachshund, who provided comfort to an owner who died far too young. RIP, Jana Seagreaves.

Dachshund saves cat from entombment

The owners of wiener dog, Bernie Mac, were about to close up the crawl space beneath a storage shed on their property, but their dog wouldn’t come out from under.

“Bernie evidently had become friends with a black cat, and he knew the cat had made a home under the shed and she was still under there,” his owner Linda Burns told the Daily Herald of Columbia, Tennessee. “He was protecting her. If not for Bernie, the bottom of the shed would have been sealed up with the cat underneath.”


Reminds us of that Edgar Allan Poe short story where a black cat is walled up in the cellar. The presence of a Doxie in that house might have changed the course of American literature.