8 hour Canine Digestive & Dietary Health - Hosted by Science Diet - 2009
Current Aspects and Findings of Canine Leptospirosis - Hosted by Dr. Jimmy Cox, DVM - 2009
Flea Infestation and Heartworm Preventative - Hosted by Merial - 2009
Heartworm Disease - Hosted by Idexx Laboratories - 2009
ProMeris used for the treatment of Demodectic Mange - Hosted by Fort Dodge - 2009
Puppy Puzzle Plus Seminar - Hosted by Pat Hastings - 2009
CKC Breeder Seminar featuring Pedigree Research & Analysis, Whelping, Puppy Health & Socialization, Vaccine Protocols, Nutrition, and Kennel Maintenance - Hosted by CKC - 2009
How we became Dream A Dream
Dream-A-Dream Dachshunds is located in Pflugerville, Texas. A small family owned kennel consisting of several well loved & spoiled rotten dachshunds. We started out with Darcy, our 1st Dachshund, and upon her 1st delivery we knew they were here to stay. Sandy, Mandy, and Randy became permanent additions to our family. Like the saying goes "dachshunds are like potato chips, you can't have just one." Before we knew it, we became Dream A Dream Dachshunds.
My life is an AWESOME adventure following the Lord through the hills and valleys on the path he has set before me. He has never let me down - as I must remind myself daily "Life is not measured by the numbers of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." For the Lord's Almighty power will take our breathe away, and make us stand in AWE as we see his works in our lives and others.
Over 25 years ago, I went into the field of Management and Animal Welfare - having managed a couple of retail stores, Vice President of Lost Pet Hotline and Fund Raiser Coordinator of the Texarkana Humane Society. Today, I am retired from the work force and now manage a 16 year old, 12 year old, and a very loving patient husband.
Experience: Extensive knowledge and field experience in the areas of animal adoptions, foster placements, and cruelty investigations. Organized several rescue parties to capture injured or uncontrollable animals and followed up each rescue with appropriate medical needs. Familar with the goals of animal health to emphasize health promotion, education, and prevention of disease. Comfortable with, and have performed and assissted with, a variety of basic veterinary skills including: giving yearly vaccinations, assisting with spaying of dogs, euthansia, along with many other hands-on activities.
I have enjoyed the process of learning about our clever, lively, and courageous friends. I have talked to several breeders (a great big Thank You to all that have openly shared their wealth of knowledge) and have gained insight to the many stories and rumors of our dachshunds many size variations. From my understanding, AKC acknowledges dachshunds in 2 size categories for SHOW. Standard and miniature. Miniatures are a separate classification - 11 pounds and under at 1 year of age. Standards are usually between 16 and 32 pounds. Some individuals breed and label dachshunds using the following terms: teacups (usually around the 5 lb range), mini's (11 lbs & under), and tweenies (anything between 11 & 16 lbs).
Dream A Dream's dachshunds are all kept on a monthly heartworm and flea preventative, current on all vaccinations and make regular yearly visits to their veterinarian. All puppies come with a 4 week, 6 week, 8 week, and 12 week schedule, depending on age of release and program set for each individual litter. All puppies will be wormed and free of fleas (to the best of our knowledge) upon delivery. We strive to keep our pets in a clean and parasite free environment. This effort is to ensure their health, comfort, and your confidence in receiving a pet that has been raised with extraordinary care for his/her new home. All puppies have been raised in a home environment around children, adults, and cats. They are handled on a daily basis and are well adapted to human companionship. Dream A Dream highly recommends crate training but finds that a new puppy is a happy puppy when allowed to sleep with his/her new parents.