Pictured left to right are Angie Palmer and Killy
Angie Palmer tells us in her own words below how happy the Palmer family is with Killy!
Meet Killy, formally known as Achilles, who we adopted from The Long Dog Retreat. I first heard about him from Denise Bilquin, now known as Aunty Denise. We had been chatting about how much I love the piebald dachshunds every time I see one. Denise informed soon after that The Long Dog had taken in a piebald and he was being fostered by Linda Alkema. I talked to my husband and we both agreed we wanted to apply for this little guy. We filled out the application and started praying he would be ours.
I got in touch with Linda and started talking to her about Killy. We chatted through Face Book daily asking questions about Killy from everything including his temperament to what kind of food we would be feeding him. I found out a couple weeks later we had the honor of getting approved to adopt sweet Killy. He was coming from Michigan and we live in Virginia. it worked out that Linda was going to Ohio, so a transport was arranged from Ohio to Virginia. Linda’s friend Jill graciously agreed to bring our boy to us, his furever home. We picked him up on November 10th from Jill and he was so scared at first, he wouldn’t leave his crate. He finally warmed up to us and my husband was able to hold him. We drove the 22 miles back to our house, thankful that Dave was off the next day for Veteran’s day.
We thought that the transition might be difficult into our pack, but it wasn’t at all! It was AMAZING, he fit in like he had been here forever!! He got along with all of our dogs and we soon realized that there wasn’t going to be a transition at all! He is so sweet, smart and very loveable. He has become a Mama’s boy and we are so in love with him. I don’t think we could have ever found a sweeter dog. He is now in his furever home where he is cherished as part of our family. Thank you to everyone at The Long Dog Retreat and Dachshund Rescue for rescuing these wonderful dogs and bringing them together with their furever homes!