My name is Cassandra Wright and I live with my family in Brownfield, Maine in beautiful New England. Not long ago, I was dealing with some health issues and as pet lover's know, animals really are the best medicine there is. Unfortunately at the time we also had just lost our family's dog due to severe aggression towards my daughter. We took a lot of grief after rehoming our pup, but after the second bite, I simply had no other option. I was left with a daughter that was terrified of dogs and I was lost without one. After volunteering at Harvest Hills Animal Shelter to get her comfortable again, we decided to start looking for another dog. Not long after, we were introduced to our first Dachshund Maltese Hybrid, or "Mauxie," Marvel. Needless to say, he changed both our worlds. For the first time I realized how truly important it is to find the RIGHT dog for your life and home. I am allergic to dander, but obsessed with dogs. I dealt with years of allergy symptoms just because I loved the dogs more. Mauxie's are long haired hypoallergenic or medium length, with little to no shedding. They are not too small, but also not overly intimidating to someone why may have a fear of dogs. They are incredibly loyal and loving and I can't say how much Marvel helped with my depression. Long story short, we fell in love with the breed and soon after added Molly and Remy, purebred Miniature Dachshunds to our growing pack. Our first Dachshund litter is coming this summer!
Because I get this issue and how important it is to so many of us, I understand fully that there are more than enough dogs in need of homes out there, but I have found that there are also people that not only want, but need a certain type of dog that isn't always easy to find. If I can help someone who has ever felt the way my daughter or I have, I have accomplished my mission.