If ever there were an angel on earth, Tami is it. Adorable, cheerful, sweet, affectionate, playful, gentle, loyal, house trained, obedient, and more, Tami is everything you could want in a velvety chocolate fur wrapper. The famous dachshund hunting instinct is strong in this feisty little girl; her favorite place is outside prowling for critters in the backyard. Second to that, she loves sunbathing or amusing herself with a toy, or wrestling with one of her foster sisters, or burrowing under some covers snuggled up next to anybody. Tami likes to think she is a big intimidating dog when meeting other dogs, but once she relaxes she quickly becomes best friends with them and will play all day long. Don't let her thin frame fool you, she can wrestle someone three times her size with ease and loves it. Tami has become accustomed to sleeping in bed with foster mom and sisters, and loves every single person she meets.
Unfortunately, Tami has a health condition that DRoH cannot repair. Our finest vets and specialists have found that she has a congenital heart condition called reverse patent ductus arteriosus (RPDA). The condition is irreparable and will shorten her life. No vet can predict how long she can live with the condition, but DRoH's aim is to make every day she has a happy one filled with love. Tami is on medication that manages her symptoms and improves her quality of life. Because of her condition, Tami needs to have her activity level kept in moderation. When she becomes winded, she must rest. Of course, this playful girl has to be convinced it's for her own good.
Please don't let Tami's condition deter you from considering adopting her. While we can't guarantee how long her heart will serve her, we can guarantee that every day she will warm your heart with smiles, laughter, and unconditional love.
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