|Message||On October 17, 2011, as the family pulled into the driveway, we noticed a small dog lying on our front porch chair, she was all wet, dirty and hungry.|
Thanks to our lovely neighbours - Elaine&Rob, Brenda, and Dr. Chin, they helped nurture her back to normal.
While we were trying to find her owners and puppies, we took her in as our own and she became Serena (inspired by the word serendipity).
She has been with us through a lot of our milestones; all of our ups and downs. 8 years seems too short of a time with you. We knew you had your health issues, but we had thought we had at least another 2 years with you. We never got the chance to take you around to your favourite places, feed you your favourite meals, take you on car rides.
After her death, my mum was determined to learn more about our dog. We (and none of her vets) were ever able to figure out her breed.
By some miracle, we came across the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. The descriptions about behaviour, appearance, health, all fit her to a tee. Finally, we've managed to get some closure, as we now know and understand she had reached the end of her lifespan.
It is so sad to see you go, as we had expected so many more adventures with you (living with me in my first house for one)! However, we were so blessed to have been able to welcome you to our family.
Serena passing was so sudden and unexpected. We was unprepared to let her go. She will be missed by all of us.
|Message||We rescued our dandi 10 years ago and he has been the very best dog we have ever had in our 54 years of marriage.|
Dandis have a wonderful personally. It does sometimes take a bit to convince him that our idea is something that he really wants to do..
Love this guy!
|Message||I’m so moved by the Dandies bio’s in Inspirations. It’s beyond credence that any dogs are subjected to such dire conditions whilst testament to their spirits in endurance.|
I naively thought that as a rare breed Dandies didn’t suffer such lifestyles in the U.K. I’m humbled reading of your endeavours xxx
|Message||I found it impossible to download your application to adopt. I am looking for a Dandie and would much rather adopt.|
|Message||Looking to adopt adult Dandie Dinmont. Lost my baby after 13 years .Adopted her in Atlanta .She was the sweetest dog ever and perfect for me. I am a senior citizen and walking her 3 or 4 times a Day was a joy|
|Message||Our sweet Murphy Boy passed away this morning, probably from a stroke. He was the kindest, loving, always wanting to please dog we've ever had. Please don't let the Dandies become extinct. They are so special!|
|Message||P.S. I apologize. I should have given credit to The rescue association that allowed Crackie to find me. It was having an event at the PetSmart in Clear Lake, near Houston, Tx.. We were acquiring food & passed by the animals offered.|
I saw a small dog, seemingly a Llahsa/Terrier mix like I was buying for. A yellow dog,(later I found, mustard) I immediately noticed his old soul eyes. My heart jumped & I knew he was mine. My husband did not agree. However, when I attempted to return him to his cage, he splayed his front legs. No way! I laughed & returned him to hiding under my chin. My husband knew he had been overruled & we joyfully chose things our Crackie would need. When we let him shop for a bed, he ran & jumped into a big poofed up one & I knew that "No" would forever be a tough word to employ. It was rarely neccesary.
I later discovered that a friend of mine found him. There had been abuse & Crackie came at his own pace. Sensing his needs & at times what I called "strength of character", he showed me the gifts that time & patience brought. He & our other sweetness were fabulous friends, a constant source of entertainment & discovery.
Yet Crackie was my heart. After my husband passed, soon did the Llahsa. Crackie became my "dog of a lifetime" as my vet so appropriately opined. He is acutely missed now as he passed of old age but it seems, another bestest buddy is still looking for me.
I can wait. Though rarely their choice, their timing is excellent.
|Message||I had wondered if my Dandie was unusual.I see that he is not. It seems he was very much the breed. However, I can stand too close. Unique, well mannered, soulful, tough, hilarious, highly intelligent, considerate & tidy are not exactly traits assigned to canine companions. |
I breathe hard when I see the articles on their rarity getting more rare. It frightens me. More should know This terrier that is endowed a tartan of his own.
Did I buy my sweet from a breeder? No. He was a rescue. He found me that way.
Praise God he found me at all. I will be forever grateful & begging for more.
|Message||We lost our Lucky earlier this year, and would like to adopt another Dandie.|
|Message||I would love to give a home to a Dandie. Please contact me if you know of any that need a home. I could foster also.|