Humphrey's Story



Humphrey is a five-year-old miniature wire-haired IVDD survivor. Last April, aged four, he was struck down with IVDD. After surgery, he did not regain the use of his legs and was left paralysed. Three separate vets suggested that Humphrey should be put to sleep. Thankfully his owner rejected this suggestion, however, they sadly found caring for a disabled dog too challenging and took the hard decision to put Humphrey up for adoption.

This is where the amazing Red Foundation stepped in; a wonderful charity that works to rescue and rehome Dachshunds. Having been looked after by a couple of different foster paw-rents, Humphrey found his forever home in September with the incredible Sue and her five other dogs!


Humphrey has quickly settled in with his new family and Sue says he is “an amazing, wonderful boy with a zest for life, who gives back so much more than I could ever give to him! He is not in pain and does not even realise that he is disabled.”

Sue and Humphrey have been supported by one of our charities, Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD, who provided the pair with a stroller, wheels, pants, and belly bands.


Humphrey is living his best life: winning multiple rosettes at local dog shows and enjoying puppuccinos at a Dachshund pop-up café. His most recent outing was dressed up as Father Christmas, sporting a sleigh on his wheels, complete with lights and bells! His Dachshund sisters, Frieda and Maya, accompanied him dressed as a Christmas fairy and a naughty elf. They stole the show and won first place!