Roxie and Sally
Six months after Hilde and her husband lost their precious Princess, a miniature Schnauzer, they decided to welcome another pet into their lives. They had no idea they would soon share their home—and car!—with a mother-daughter Dachshund team. Now the furry “girls” are an integral part of the traveling family.
ASPCA: Where did you adopt Roxie?
Hilde: We adopted Roxie and her daughter, Sally, from an animal shelter in Savannah, GA.
ASPCA: What made you want to adopt a dog?
Hilde: I told my son how much we miss Princess—our previous dog—and he got to talking about what kind of dog we’d like to adopt. We wanted a pet who is low-maintenance and low-energy since we are getting on in years.
ASPCA: How did you meet Roxie?
Hilde: We were looking online, and there was Roxie—we fell in love. Finally, we were able to go to the shelter and meet her in person—there was no holding us back!
ASPCA: What was your first meeting like?
Hilde: We were told she had some people issues, but when we took her for a walk, Roxie said, “These are my parents; I better be on my best behavior.” She was so loving—and we knew we wanted her.
ASPCA: How did you come to leave the shelter with Roxie and Sally?
Hilde: Surprise! The shelter staff said they had another Dachshund, Roxie’s daughter. Right away I wanted to see her. Now we have two of the best babies in the world.
ASPCA: What do you love most about the girls?
Hilde: We travel from Georgia to Pennsylvania every six months, and Roxie and Sally love it. They are the best travel companions ever. We enjoy them so much—it’s like we’ve had the girls forever. All in all, the day we found them was the best day.
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