I was so excited to get this cute engagement session from Carley Rehberg starring Alex, Aaron and their adopted senior Doxie, Mozart. In addition to being a great engagement session, they remind us that adopted senior dogs make great pets! February is Adopt a Senior Dachshund month.
From Carley: “Alex and Aaron wanted Mozart (Mo), their rescued Dachshund, featured in their engagement photos. “
From Alex: “We adopted Mo February 2013, a birthday present for me. I don’t have the patience for puppies and old dogs need love too.
Mozart was picked up on the side of the road somewhere in Northern VA summer 2012. The DRNA (Dachshund Rescue of North America) removed some tumors and some bad teeth. At a ripe 13 years old, he doesn’t have the hip issues that most Dachshunds have. Mo is, however, starting to go blind and has a habit of lunging for treats because of some terrible depth perception.
He enjoys being a puppy explorer on my parent’s farm, French gangster films and munching on cat turds. He has an unrivaled animosity toward pigeons and no tolerance for rambunctious puppies.
For the tiniest dog, he takes up the most space on the bed and commandeers the covers. He favorite pastime is rolling around in the grass after a fresh bath. Mo is my baby.”
Dachshund Rescue of North America has lots of adorable Doxies available for adoption all over the county. Many have had their adoption fees waived!
From Dachshund Rescue of North America: “Seniors are our most under-appreciated group of dogs due to pre-conceived ideas regarding their care and life span. Seniors can be the best dogs to adopt since they are most likely house trained and have knowledge of basic commands before coming into rescue. They require little training when they arrive in their forever home. Most of them are laid back but still have the youthful exuberance of a puppy. With the proper care and nutrition, seniors can live to the ripe old age of 18-20 years old. These dogs stay in our foster homes sometimes for more than a year, so check out our available seniors and consider providing them with their final home. They just need a place to live out their twilight years.
Follow Carley Rehberg Photography on Facebook to see all of her latest work. You can see more of Mo in Alex’s and Aaron’s engagement session on Carley’s blog.
About Carley Rehberg Photography: Based in Fredericksburg, VA, Carley is a wedding and portrait photographer.