We thought we rescued him. It turns out he rescued us.

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them most and filling an emptiness they never knew they had. That's exactly what rescue has done for us. We got involved with DREAM shortly after uprooting our entire life and moving to Houston where we didn’t know a single soul. It’s been a way for us to do something we love while meeting some pretty spectacular people along the way!

We’ve helped rescue MANY animals but one who sticks out the most is Wasabi Pud. Wasabi is a 16 year old, overweight dachshund whose family dumped him at a shelter to be euthanized. He wasn't sick, didn’t have heartworms or cancer. He was simply old and overweight.

The minute we saw that old, sweet frosty snout and those sad eyes in a Facebook plea, we knew we had to give him a second chance at life. A better life than he could ever imagine.  With the help of DREAM, that's exactly what we've done!

Wasabi has become our Forever Foster, which means he’ll live the rest of his life with us!  The volunteer who picked him up from the shelter said “I will never forget how sad he looked when I picked him up!”

Wasabi's life now consists of sleeping every night on a pillow-top mattress between us, on his own pillow along with seven other long fur siblings.  He enjoys naps on our wood floors because it’s cold on his underbelly. He gets kisses daily and is carried around a lot. His dad brushes his teeth. He is on a diet, but still gets to lick the empty ice cream containers and dirty dishes.

Wasabi also does water aerobics, which he is not crazy about but it's good for his joints and it’s helped him to drop weight. He has a pep in his step, and his belly no longer drags the ground. He’s so content now, he sleeps with a smile on his face.

We don’t know what his previous life was like but we promise, until he takes his last breath, we’ll treat him like a king and show him love every single day. If we could change one thing, we wish we could have met him sooner so we could love him longer.

We thought we rescued him. It turns out he rescued us.