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Barbara Techel is the author of the multi-award winning Frankie, the Walk ‘N Roll Dog book series. When her dachshund, Frankie, suffered a spinal injury, Barbara had her custom-fitted for a wheelchair. Frankie persevered, and Barbara realized the beautiful opportunity she had to share Frankie and give others hope and inspiration to be the best they can be. Along with sharing Frankie’s story with children, Barbara and Frankie routinely volunteer as a therapy dog team at a local hospital, senior assisted facility, and hospice community, spreading joy wherever they go.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Special Needs Pet Feature: Sweet Pea (Up for Adoption Soon)

When my mom and I got an email from Dona of Dachshund Resuce of North America about this dear little girl, our heart's broke for what happened to her. We are so thankful though that Dona got her out of her horrible situation so she can find a new home with people who love her. She will need lots of love and extra care, but perhaps you just might have room in your home for her?  She will be available for adoption soon!
What is your pet's name?
Sweet Pea

How old is your pet?
About 2 yrs. old.

Where did you get your pet?
She was confiscated from an abusive family.

What is your pet's physical challenge?
After being thrown down a laundry chute by some children, she sustained a ruptured disc and was paralyzed in her rear legs.

What is your pet's favorite thing to do?
She loves being held about all the time.  But she also likes playing with other dogs and with stuffed toys.

What is your pet's favorite thing to eat? 
Anything!  When rescued, she was also starved and emaciated.  So eating is a passion for her.

What do you love most about your pet? 
Her spunk and attitude.  She has Dachsitude for sure.

What has your pet most taught you?
To never give up, no matter what the circumstances.

Anything else you’d like to share? 
Sweet Pea is a foster dog of mine through Dachshund Rescue of North America.  She will be available for adoption once she finishes therapy.

 ***If you care for a special needs pet and would like your pet featured, please email me through my website contact. Send a photo and I will forward the questionnaire for your pet to be featured in an upcoming post.***



bbes tribe said...

Sweet Pea definitely looks Sweet and special. We are keeping paws crossed and good thoughts on just the right family to come along for her. Sometimes people can be so mean and thoughtless!!

janc said...

Can't believe that people could do that to a little dog. Wish she could come to South Africa. I would adopt her for sure :)

LYNDA said...


Dona said...

Thanks Frankie for posting about Sweet Pea. I am her foster mom, and let me tell you that she will make a wonderful companion for some lucky family. She is just so loving and , well sweet, even after what humans have done to her.
Thank you all!

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Lynda, Sweet Pea is in PA. They are about 65 miles, SE of Pittsburgh, PA.

Dona- You are so welcome! We hope Sweet Pea finds a new home soon!

Mary Gibson said...

We would love to give her a home! When can we have her? And what is the process to adopt her?

Anonymous said...

Oh that is just awful,just awful what she had to endure. She is so beautiful!

R.Ruby said...

I live in PA. Chester County area. I have 6 doxie babies. Would be interested in adopting her but need more info. Thanks! R.Ruby

Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Anyone interested in Sweet Pea, please contact Dona at Dachshund Rescue of North America through their website, www.drna.org

Thanks so much!!!! She can go to a loving home once her therapy is complete. Looks like she has lots of offers for a good home.


Nola said...

How could anyone do that to such a sweet beautiful girl? Disgusting people. Paws crossed for her.
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Marilyn said...

This makes my heart hurt :(. My family has had dachshunds since I was a baby and they are the sweetest little things. I've never been able to understand how people can be so heartless...

Kisses to Sweet Pea :)