Chop is where it all started for us. Her original name was Leone and she lived with about another seven Dachshunds.
She was by far the oldest of the pack. She had a bad heart and they also suspected a bad back (however, we never saw any evidence of this).
The packs owner died of old age and all of the dogs had to be re-homed. The young dogs all got homes within days. No one wanted Chop though.
The social services decided that she would have to be “put down” due to her age. So we stepped in and gave her a home.
Chop lasted a year and a half with us. She was an amazing character and was well loved until the very end.