Well we wanted to find a senior dog for our house to befriend our daughter and existing 9 year old Dacshund. We were checking the local shelters, newspaper, craigs list and then googled. Found pethelpers.com. They had several potential dogs. I checked the classifieds and found an owner that needed to find a home for a 6 year old Dacshund. Wow! Just what we wanted. So after contacting and emailing the owner we decided that we would adopt Humphrey. We received him on December 21st and Cece thought it was a perfect Christmas Present. We decided that Humphrey didn't fit so we are calling him Bär or Baer (German for Bear). He was slightly overweight (8 pounds) and he checked out great at the Vet. Also he fit right in our house. He took about a week to get comfortable. At first he was really laid back and was just soaking it all in but now he is just such a great little guy to have around. He took imediately to Cece and they are best buddies now. If Cece goes outside with out him he starts crying. Its great to have a wonderful pet like Bär!