Teddy Roosevelt

Breed: Dachshund Mix
Gender: Male

Teddy Roosevelt was on one of the Foundation’s first transports to the North Shore Animal League in New York. As one of our partner no-kill rescues they typically take our small dogs that are at immediate risk of euthanisia and provide them with loving homes. Teddy found his family on Thanksgiving weekend a year ago.


I just wanted to thank you for the excellent work you do. About 4 weeks ago, my daughter Mackenzie and I headed over to the North Shore Animal League in Port Washington, Long Island, NY. We fell instantly in love with a shy little dachshund mix! The attendant told us that he came all the way from California and how Katherine Heigl’s charity pays for the transport of animals to shelters all over the country.

One year old “Teddy Roosevelt” has been adjusting to life on Long Island and he’s doing great. He gets about 3-4 walks a day, lots of yard time, knows the command ‘sit’ and almost ‘paw’. He gets huge bursts of energy and zooms around till he’s pooped! Since I’m home with him the most, he’s my pal, following me everywhere. I love him!

Teddy’s, still very shy and leery of most people, but a goofy, playful lovable boy when it’s just me (or my daughter or mom). We are working on social skills by going on walks every day. There is a small historic farm in the middle of our neighborhood, which Teddy enjoys visiting. Lots of things to sniff, and lots of goats and a cow to rub noses with 🙂 He gets lots of compliments on his handsomeness and beautiful tail!

After Teddy was here for almost a month, we decided he needed a little buddy to help him come out of his shell. We adopted a 1 year old Pomeranian named Max. I was very nervous bringing Max home, hoping they would hit it off… luckily they did!! They have become best buddies. Max is verrrrrry social, and I see Teddy studying his ways. Hopefully, in time, he will show other people the playful side he only shows me.

Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!
Patty B.