I have a broken heart, and I'm trying to heal, but need everyones support to find a way. My story is a tough one. I came to the shelter with my puppies and another dog whom I was fiercely bonded with. The rescue is not sure if he was my mate or a puppy from another litter. My puppies were adopted quickly and in good shape. My buddy and I were being treated for some severe skin infections and things going on. We seemed okay otherwise, and had no symptoms of anything more than skin issues going on, but there was something wrong. Cuddled together, my buddy passed away one night in the shelter and left me alone. It was probably the worst night of my life. They did lots of tests to figure out if there was something contagious or something obviously going on, and it seemed to be a bleeding internally. Maybe due to trauma of some sort but we don't know. I was not doing well in the shelter, and was way too scared to go for adoption.. luckily a nice vet tech lady at the shelter spent time with me, worked with me and told me I would be okay and got me into this rescue where I my foster mom has been taking excellent care of me. My foster has helped me to get better and clear up my skin issues. I am starting to come around a bit but we think my heart is still broken from my loss. We think I may benefit from the right dog friend, and patient person. I'm a gentle sweet girl, just trying to figure out my place in life these days. I'm good with cats and dogs but seem to really prefer smaller dogs, although I live with many large dogs too.. I seem to like kids and would probably do best with gentle kids over 8yrs of age.I am shy and could use some confidence building help. I'm a beautiful dachshund, about 2-3 yrs old, and 16 lbs. I need a special home to help me heal my heart. If you could be the one for me, please go to www.k9ppr.org and fill out an adoption application and the adoption volunteers will set up a time for you to meet me.