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Eleanor Roosevelt
"When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true."
Jiminy Cricket

"There's no place like home."
Dorothy Gale
Home "Dreams are the touchstones of our character."
Henry David Thoreau

"Nothing happens unless first a dream."
Carl Sandburg
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney
All dog stories begin with laughter and end in tears


Zoey Zalusky
2/6/1996 - 12/23/2015

Our beautiful, precious daughter, Zoey left us on December 23 of this year at the age of 19. Zoey lived life to the fullest and her smile and laugh lit up any room she entered. She was a loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin and a loyal friend to the many people she met throughout her life.

Zoey had many favorites, including Chik-Fil-A, shopping, Hawaii, Diet Dr. Pepper and the Food Network. But her absolute pride and joy was her 9 year old dachshund, Snickers. We rescued him when he was a puppy and he spent many hours relaxing, watching T.V. and eating popcorn with Zoey. He would protect her from anyone even the other members of her family. Our family also had 2 other dachshunds - Twix (8) and Hershey (1). When Zoey came home from school this summer, she was absolutely determined to get a new brother or sister for Snickers and Twix. We ended up adopting Hershey in May of this year from Dream Dachshund Rescue. For the first few weeks, Hershey was very shy and Zoey was really the only one who could pick him up. She was gentle and patient with him until he finally felt safe in his new home. Snickers, Twix and Hershey will miss our beloved Zoey as much as we do.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that any donations be made to DREAM Dachshund Rescue so that they can continue the wonderful work they are doing.

The volunteers of DREAM extend our most heartfelt sympathy to Zoey's parents - John and Renee, her brother and sister, her extended family, friends, and her Dachshunds. Zoey will be greatly missed by all of us.

From Taylor Brown:
This donation is on behalf of Sigma Kappa at the University of Arizona. Zoey was near and dear to all of our sisters and she will be dearly missed. We know that she will always be in our hearts! Love you Zoey!

From Phil Coyle:
In honor of a beautiful girl who displayed a heart of love, care and joy.

From Randy Crismas:
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

From Elroy Koch:
In memory of Zoey. Love, Elroy, Glennis, Dax, Tanya, Dayne, Dessa and Dana.

From Laura Marsh:
With deepest sympathy. Eric and Laura Marsh.

From Judy Mulvihill:
With deepest sympathy to you, Renee and family. Your many friends at Metso.

From Tracey Sander:
We imagine Zoey as an angel playing with her wiener dogs in Heaven.

From Carole Townsend:
Strange when two of my loves collide: Dachshunds and Sigma Kappa Sorority. I saw the sad news from SK and when I went to look for Zoey's obituary, I found about her love for my favorite breed. Prayers for her family and many loving sister at Zeta Omicron.

From Michelle Welter:
It is with great sadness that we have lost such a beautiful kind generous young lady who touched many people with her amazing spirit and grace. May the angels in heaven watch over her and bring peace for all that have been heart broken by this tragic event.

From Jim Zalusky:
In loving memory of my beautiful niece. Zoey's love, humor, laugh and smile lit up our entire family. Zoey's spirit and glow always made me smile. I love you. God Bless you Zoe. Until we meet again, Uncle Jimmy

DREAM has received donations in Zoey's Memory from:

The Aulbaugh Family
Elizabeth Brennan
Taylor Brown on behalf of Sigma Kappa at the University of Arizona
Jeffrey and Tina Bute
Phil Coyle
Randy Crismas
William Dickerson
Art, Carole, Jason, and Chad Greenall and Families
Dan and Ruth Hawk
Wes and Valerie Herndon
Brenda Huber
Elroy Koch
The Krasiun Family
Eric and Laura Marsh
Patrick McCarty
Caitlin Medalie
Leslie Moriyama
John Moreland
Judy Mulvihill on behalf of Metso
Native American Marketing
Jennifer Olenick
Anne Psencik
Dave Rathbun
Karen Roberts
Tracey Sander
Stefanie Scruggs & Beau Mitchell
Sypy Thomas
Carole Townsend
Mark Virant
The Wagers Family
Michelle Welter
Jim Zalusky

Madison Grosser White
Rainbow Bridge 12/17/15

Our sweet Madison has made the cross over the rainbow bridge. She gave us 12 years of love & loyal companionship.

Snickers Risinger
Rainbow Bridge 12/7/15

My sweet Snickers crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. He went to meet his brother who crossed over 3 weeks ago. Snickers had me wrapped around his paw for 16 years. I will miss him and Razzle forever. They took a piece of my heart with them. Run free my sweet babies.

Our hearts go out to Sandie for the loss of her second sweet boy this year.

Marianne Elton

On Wednesday evening, November 17, 2015, the angels welcomed Marianne Elton into Heaven. Marianne was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend to many. She loved animals and she loved Dachshunds. She donated many beautiful blankets and dog beds that have kept DREAM dachshunds warm and comfortable. She was such a sweet lady, full of love and grace. The world would be a better place if we had more people like her on this earth.

DREAM extends our deepest sympathy to Emily Cortez and her family for the loss of this very special lady.

Razzle Risinger
Rainbow Bridge 11/19/15

My sweet Razzle just crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He would have turned 15 on Dec 27th. Rest in peace my sweet baby boy. I will miss you so much.

Our hearts go out to Sandie for the loss of her precious Razzle.

Pia Goldapp

Pia got really bad this week and our wonderful vet helped us let her go. Gosh your heart never gets used to this! We had planned a trip for November but Pia got so bad we cancelled and spent the time loving on her. Steffi is trying to cheer me up.

The volunteers and fosters of DREAM extend our deepest sympathy to Karl and Sandra Goldapp for the loss of their sweet little Pia.

Gypsy Skeeters
Rainbow Bridge 11/4/15

After almost 11 wonderful years with us, we lost "Gypper Joe" yesterday. He'd stopped eating, and we were just trying to get any kind of food, along with his necessary daily medicines, in him. Sandy would cook different things for him, and he'd eat maybe once and then refuse it. We were at the vet's office when they opened and after x-raying him, told us that his belly and chest were filling with fluids, and that's what was making it hard for him to breathe, plus he was losing blood somewhere and was very anemic. Our regular vet, who had diagnosed Gyp when he got sick a year and a half ago and had been the one treating him ever since, was on vacation but the absolutely wonderful "stand-in" was able to get her on the phone so we could talk with her. We had been given the option of hospitalizing him so they could give him fluids and plasma, but we couldn't stand the thought of leaving him there and having him pass away in a cage. With both of us at his side, we chose to "send him up" to join his brother, Chuck, on the Rainbow Bridge.

Our hearts go out to Cherie and Sandy for the loss of their sweet boy, Gypsy.

Audrey Brown
Adopted 4/26/09, Rainbow Bridge 10/02/15

Our sweet Audrey is at the Rainbow Bridge. She had been having seizures off and on. Then in August she had two within a two week period of time. She just kept going downhill. She lost sight in her other eye, and we literally had to put her next to her food and water bowl so she could eat and drink. She would howl is someone wasn't holding her all the time. I think she was scared that she was alone. My vet agreed that this was a quality of life issue, and it wasn't a good quality. She got lots of love at our house and she gave lots of love back.

DREAM extends our deepest sympathy to Bill and Kathy Brown for the loss of their precious little Audrey. She was a very special girl.

Jesse Richard
Adopted 8/7/07, Rainbow Bridge 9/2/15

Although Jesse was treated for heartworms as soon as he came into rescue, the damage to his heart had already been done. For eight years after his adoption, Jesse had a slight heart murmur, but it was never bad enough to require medication. Poor little Jesse crossed Rainbow Bridge on September 2nd, when he suddenly succumbed congestive heart failure. Jesse's human dad, Ty, and step-brother, Matisse, were there, waiting for him to join them on the other side.

Our hearts go out to Paula for the loss of her handsome little man, Jesse.

Leo Goettle
Rainbow Bridge 8/13/15

Sweet little Leo left this world way too soon and went to Rainbow Bridge on August 13th.

Our hearts go out to Ella for the loss of her best friend.

Matisse Richard
Adopted 2/9/03, Rainbow Bridge 8/14/15

Our good friend and DREAM volunteer, Paula, lost her senior boy, Matisse, yesterday to congestive heart failure. Matisse, who was Paula's first Dachshund, is the whole reason she is involved with rescue today. Those of us who were lucky enough to meet Matisse know what a special boy he was. Run free at Rainbow Bridge, sweet Matisse. We will miss you.

DREAM extends our deepest sympathy to Paula for the loss of her precious Matisse.

Joanna Lucille "Emerald" Cullop
2/13/67 - 8/2/15

Emerald and her husband David Moore became part of the DREAM family last November when they adopted Munch (Scotty Saffron) and Briscoe (Bruno Betzel) from us. We are deeply saddened by the news of Emerald's passing. Emerald loved her dogs, and we know they will miss her terribly.

Our hearts go out to David, Munch, and Briscoe for their beloved Emerald who was taken from them way too soon.
Emerald's Obituary

Donate in Memory of Emerald

Max Tait
Adopted 12/17/04, Rainbow Bridge 7/10/15

Our old boy, Max, went to the Rainbow Bridge on July 10th. He did just fine on the drive to California in early June but then when he would occasionally throw up. I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with kidney disease. He was hospitalized for a few days, but since he had a heart murmur, the treatment could not be very aggressive or he could also develop congestive heart failure. He did get to come home, but on July 10th he was very lethargic and refused all of his favorite foods, so we followed the vet's advise and said good bye. I'm heartbroken because he was our first foster and a big momma's boy; he followed me everywhere! We were told he was already 7 when we started fostering him. We adopted him in December of 2004 so he was over 17. It all happened so fast, even a couple of days before he was hospitalized he was barking for his food. Max took a piece of my heart with him,

DREAM extends our deepest sympathy to Bob and Regina Tait for the loss of their sweet Max.

Buddy Symons
Rainbow Bridge

Here is my precious boy buddy. He was 14. So special. Very smart. Loved to chase his ball. We loved him so much.

The volunteers and fosters of DREAM extend our deepest sympathy to Ron and Regina Symons for the loss of their precious Buddy.

Frodo Caillouet Remore
Rainbow Bridge 3/1/15

Then as he had kept watch Sam had noticed that at times a light seemed to be shining faintly within; but now the light was even clearer and stronger. Frodo's face was peaceful, the marks of fear and care had left it; but it looked old, old and beautiful, as if the chiseling of the shaping years was now revealed in many fine lines that had before been hidden, though the identity of the face was not changed. Not that Sam Gamgee put it that way to himself. He shook his head, as if finding words useless, and murmured: "I love him. He's like that, and sometimes it shines through, somehow. But I love him, whether or no."
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

For the Quest is achieved, and now all is over. I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Emma Wang Gee
Rainbow Bridge 2/27/15

Ryan and I are broken hearted as we had to put down Emma, Friday afternoon. She had just celebrated her 16th birthday but was in a lot of pain and had doggie Alzheimers. After 3 bottles of wine, locking ourselves in our house over the weekend, and a lot of tears, we feel we need to celebrate what a special girl Emma really was. She wasn't the typical dog, as she seemed to have the entire range of human emotion - making her more of our little human girl than just a dog. She watched TV, loved cats, posed for the camera, looked us straight in the eyes, and worried just like a little human would. You will forever be in our hearts Emma.

Our hearts go out to our friends Lina and Ryan for the loss of their cherished little girl Emma.

Marvin Maxwell
Adopted 11/30/03, Rainbow Bridge 1/31/15

Marvin the Marvelous gave me a lot of joy and laughs. He also opened the door for me to get into rescue work. Marvin was a devoted and loving companion and I miss him.

The volunteers and fosters of DREAM extend our deepest sympathy to Brinda for the loss of her sweet boy, Marvin.

All dog stories begin with laughter and end in tears


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