Pippin and Pompy, Dachshund Puppies ~ Adopted

Pippin and Pompy are two little brindle dachshund puppies that one of our volunteers saw at a rural Florida shelter. They were four of them, just five weeks old, huddled together, shaking. She called me and asked if I would foster them. I grew up with Dachshunds, so they have special place in my heart. Plus, as the puppy foster, I know that a shelter is no place for puppies so young.

We contacted the shelter manager who is just lovely, explained to her who we are and what we wanted to do. She agreed to let us pull them, but by the time we got there, two had already been adopted. That broke my heart, to think of them separated from other puppies at such a young age.

But now I have these two little boys and I couldn’t be happier. We named the darker one Pompy because my daughter just finished studying him in her Roman history class (plus it sounds cute!) and the lighter one Pippin because, you guessed it, we’re Tolkien fans! I was concerned about introducing them to the rest of the puppies because they are so much smaller, but silly me! they ran right out and joined in the fun. KitKat the Border Collie is forever trying to herd them into straight lines, but they’re German dogs and have their own opinions! Playful, affectionate, fast as quicksilver, they are an absolute joy. Sure, I’m biased, but I’m also right!!!

You can view their ridiculously large photo album on facebook.


December 10th Update:

I can’t hardly stand how cute these two are!!! They happily play with the other dogs, but they love their people too. When I’m outside with them, they jump around my feet doing the “Pick me up! Pick me up!” dance. Adorable. Of course, the second they’re picked up, they reward me with kisses. They are less than enthusiastic about the cold snap we have been having, much preferring to run around the house and try to reach the great heights that we call the couch. Precious. They really are!

December 20th Update:

These little guys just crack me up. They love to be inside on your lap, and they love to play with each other, but they are also play wonderfully with the big dogs. This video says it all. KitKat the Border Collie started to stalk Pippin, got distracted and then got pounced! Pretty soon everyone joined in! Gotta love a little dog with a big dog personality!!!


Merry Christmas To All

December 22nd Update ~ Adopted!!!


Today was a good day! Both the boys were adopted! Yay!!!!

Kyle and Lauren were ready to bring home a playmate for Zoey, their Dachshund puppy. But who would it be? When she first got here, Zoey was really taken aback by the energetic puppies, taking refuge on the back of the couch behind Kyle. Pompy was content to play with toys and scamper around, but Pippin just had to jump up on the couch and sniff around Zoey. When we went outside, the interactions continued, with Pompy impressing everyone with his ability to fetch the ball, and Pippin wanting Zoey to join in the fray. Kyle and Lauren decided that Pompy would be a better fit, as he seemed more inclined to respect Zoey’s space and even managed to sneak in a lick on her face. Good decision!


Just as they settled on Pompy, Ryan arrived to meet Pippin. And it was clearly once again a good match. Fez, Ryan’s 6-year-old bulldog, died suddenly of cancer in October. Understandably, he wanted a young puppy, a small breed but one with a bid dog personality. Having lived with bulldogs most his life, a stubborn streak was almost expected. Again, good match with Pippin. lol I know they will have years of fun together!

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1 Comment

  1. Lauren

    01.02.2014

    Just wanted to give an update on these two brothers! My husband and I adopted pompey(we renamed Bentley) and a year after Ryan adopted pippin(renamed Otto) he was no longer able to keep him. so my in laws adopted Otto since they already loved Bentleys personality so much they knew Otto would be a great addition to their family. The two brothers are inseparable when together and when they were first reunited it was like they never missed a beat that whole year they were apart. It’s adorable looking at their puppy pictures on here and watching their videos. They pretty much run around and play exactly like that still and are constantly playing tugowar with each other! Bentley is a bit taller than Otto but Otto can definately stand his ground! They both are little cuddle bugs and have to be the center of attention at all times. Needless to say, we are so blessed to have these boys in our lives and are thankful y’all made it possible for us to adopt them!

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