dachshunds

A visit with author and special needs pet advocate, Barbara Techel

Some of you are familiar with Barbara Techel through her work with IVDD dogs, begun during her journey with the original Walk ‘n Roll Dog, Frankie. But were you aware that she’s recently published an inspiring memoir about her life since then? I’ve been privileged to know Barb since she and I were both relative newbies… Read more »



From Inspiration To Action: Evolution of A Pet Author

Back in February, I announced here the publication of our friend Barbara Techel’s newest book, Through Frankie’s Eyes: One woman’s journey to her authentic self and the dog on wheels who led the way. Today, I’m sharing an interview I recently did with Barb about how that book came to be. As people interested in… Read more »



Sparky Finds A Home

At one time, Sparky the black & white dachshund was trapped in Nowheresville — a shelter dog with few prospects for any kind of a quality life. After all, who would choose a deaf dachshund from among all the other animals without special needs? But then he was chosen to be trained in a prisoner… Read more »



Ivan – A Love Story

Every once in a while, Barb Techel over at Joyful Paws lets loose with one of her “Occasional Paws” feature stories. I just had to share this recent one about Ivan the Beagle, because it so perfectly embodies what we’re about here at Almost Perfect Pets. Those of you who’ve been following for a while… Read more »



Bounce on over to Rebound Hounds!

Okay, here’s another blog that’s right up our alley: Rebound Hounds. It’s devoted to disabled dogs, and has some great info on dachshunds, especially. You just gotta love Greta, the elder stateswoman dachsie, modeling the fashions worn by all the hip senior pups this season. You’ll also find some links to other related websites, and… Read more »