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My name is Penny!
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Emmy's Hope Rescue

Facts about me

Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

In the summer of 2017, a truck driver dropped Penny off at Texas Litter Control in Spring, Texas, saying that he rescued her out of a nearby street. No one knows what kind of life she may have had  up to that point. TLC turned her over to a nearby Woodland's rescue. Penny was quickly adopted by a nice family but unfortunately, the family dog did not like her, so she was returned to the Rescue. Because this rescue has mostly large dogs, Penny was transferred to Emmy's Hope Rescue in October 2017,

Penny is very shy and nervous when she first meets new humans. She does not do well with busy, bouncy young children, loud noises and thunderstorms. Although she has made progress at the rescue with accepting new things, she continues to learn how to handle scary situations. Penny is very affectionate after she trusts you and she loves to sit in her favorite human's lap! However, she doesn't realize she's a "stretch", measuring about 40" from the tip of her nose to the tip of her tail! 

Penny needs to join a quiet family that doesn't have many visitors or young children to make her nervous. Penny needs a dog-loving family with lots of patience and experience working with dogs that need help developing their confidence and trust.

Estimated birth date: June 2014

Approximate weight: 28 lbs. 

If you would like to meet Penny, please call or text Stephanie at: 281-622-6549


To qualify to adopt from Emmy's Hope Rescue,


1. Live in the Houston area (no more than an hour's drive away).

2. Be 21 years or older.

3. Have a fenced yard. Fencing must touch the ground all the way around the yard.

4. We are looking for experienced pet owners. You must  have at least 2-3 years of good vet history, with your current and / or past dogs. Your vet record should show that you take your dog(s) to the vet annually for an exam and to update their Rabies and DHPP (distemper, parvo) vaccinations and heartworm testing, and that you purchase a monthly heartworm preventative.



The Dachshund was created in Germany where it was known as the badger dog, dachs meaning badger and hund meaning dog. Illustrations of dogs resembling Dachshunds date to the 15th century, and documents from the 16th century mention the "earth dog," "badger creeper," and "dachsel." Badger wasn't the Dachshund's only prey. He was also used on den animals such as foxes, and packs of Dachshunds trailed wild boar. Those early Dachshunds varied greatly in size. The dogs used on badgers and boar weighed 30 to 35 pounds. Dachshunds used to hunt foxes and deer weighed 16 to 22 pounds, and smaller 12-pound Dachshunds hunted hares and weasels. For a brief time in the early 20th century, 5-pound Dachshunds were used to bolt cottontail rabbits.


September 30, 2022, 10:18 pm


Emmy's Hope Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Tomball, TX 77377

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

1. Application An adoption application is required, providing information about your family, as well as past and current pets. 2. Vet check You give us permission to contact your veterinarian regarding current and/or past pets. You must have a good vet history, showing that you are a responsible pet owner. 3. Home visit A home visit will be scheduled. • To adopt a dog, you must have a fenced area. We will check it to make sure there are no escape routes. We will not leave a dog with you unless problem areas are fixed. • To adopt a cat, the home environment must be safe for the cat. There needs to be a place where the cat can be isolated for several days until the new cat & current pets can get used to each other. 4. Trial run There will be a minimum of a one week trial at your home, to make sure that the pet you have chosen is a good match with your family. If the pet does not work out, for whatever reason, we will take the pet back. 5. Adoption finalization When we all agree that the pet is a good match with your family, the adoption can be finalized. An adoption contract is signed. You must promise to be a responsible and loving pet owner for the entire life of your new pet. 6. Adoption fees • Dogs - $150 • Cats - $100 This fee helps defray the cost of vetting but by no means covers all the money already spent on your new pet. All rescues are completely vetted: all shots up-to-date, spayed/neutered and parasite free. (Dogs) are micro-chipped, heartworm negative and currently taking a heart worm preventative. (Cats) are tested and negative for FIV and FELV. Other health issues may also have been treated and you will get a history of anything that’s been done.

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Tomball PetSmart Dates and times must be requested by interested families

More about this rescue

• Aid in the rescue of abandoned or stray animals in need of temporary shelter or safe haven. • Aid in the care and medical needs of those animals while under the care of the corporation. • Aid in finding suitable homes and responsible owners to give them a forever loving home.