Photo Comments Age: 11 Years Sex: Male Weight: 1-10 lbs
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Elvi, Elvis Aaron, Monkey, Monster, Elvis Elviton
Running around the house terrorizing his brothers and sisters!
Any toy his brothers or sisters are playing with.
Whatever his brothers or sisters are eating.
He doesn't walk, he runs EVERYWHERE
Sitting still for a few seconds, or sleeping.
Elvis was born at a puppy mill. The "breeder" was told Elvis was born with a hernia, and since she didn't want to pay for the surgery to correct it, she decided to send him of to dachshund rescue with a group of older dogs she was dumping.
So at three weeks of age, Elvis was ripped away from his mother and littermates, thrown into the back of a hot van and shipped off to California. The rescue coordinator had asked that he be allowed to stay with his mother until he was weened, but the evil puppy miller didn't want anything to do with a dog who could potentially cost her money.
Elvis' foster mom did not know he was being sent in the van with the older doxies until it was too late. No one knew if he would even survive the trip.
Much to everyone's surprise, he did survive, and with proper nutrition, health care, and love, Elvis thrived. Upon arriving in California, Elvis was immediately evaluated by a vet for his hernia, but because he was so small, the surgery had to be postponed.
When we were asked if we would like to adopt him, my husband immediately said "yes".
Elvis came to live with us at the age of three months. If he had a medical condition, you couldn't tell, he made up for it with the enormous amount of energy he had.
Elvis LOVES attention, you can't look at one of his brothers or sisters without him flying into your lap and offering un-ending kisses.
He is only half the size of his brothers and sisters, but he is big on personality, and he makes up for it with spunk and excitement for everything!
Elvis' hernia closed on itself, and surgery was never needed.
Elvis came to us with an infected tail. We tried for eight months to save it. Finally, we and our vet decided he would be better off having the bottom part amputated. Elvis is now a bob-tailed dachshund. When he shakes his tail, his whole body follows. He has been a lot of work, much more than we bargained for, but we believe he is a diamond in the rough.
This kid has spunk!
Diamond in the Rough!
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|February 21st 2005
||More than 10 years!
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