Dickens ia a one year old black and tan dapple dachshund rescued by the Dallas – Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue Foundation, which we have just added to our list of rescue groups.
Poor Dickens has lived his life, up till now, in misery. He was chained outside day and night, ignored, and unable to find shelter from the heat, rain, and cold. His former owner physically abused Dickens, and he had a broken leg (which had healed on its own) and a broken jaw which required surgery.
Thanks to his rescuers, life is now a lot better for Dickens, who is much happier.
One of our kindhearted benefactors made Dickens his own fleece blanket and matching coat, embroidered with cute paw prints and his name “Little Dickens”. Dickens loves his new coat, and it’s really coming in handy with our recent cold weather. Dickens’ foster Mom reports that he’s doing great and doesn’t even seem to notice the external fixator on his jaw. He really wants to wrestle and rough and tumble with one of his doxie foster siblings, so he’s constantly being reminded to “take it easy” while he recovers. Dickens loves to doze off in the easy chair with his foster family, but panics if he’s awakened suddenly. He’s slowly learning that there’s no longer anything to fear. Little Dickens is safe now, and he’ll never suffer again.
You can read more about Dickens and other Texas Doxie rescues by visiting this great rescue site where there are also many wonderful photos of Dickens that show his sweet little face.