Connie has a deep commitment to rescuing and redeeming senior and challenged dogs when others will not. Each day brings new challenges Connie who spends up to fifteen hours caring for her charges. Each new member of the pack gets special attention to ensure a smooth transition to a second and greatly better life. Chores never preclude extra time for cuddles, tickles, and belly rubs.
The motto for Promised Land Dachshund Sanctuary: bring joy and comfort to as many dachshunds as possible.
Connie inspires hundreds of people to go the extra mile in dog rescue. The improvement for the dogs cannot be quantified as many are diseased, injured, or starved before the Connie and her team change their lives forever.
Senior dogs demand a special rescue organization as they have great needs and may have only a short time to live despite the best medical care. Having to say farewell so quickly makes other hesitate but Connie and the PLDS accept the great pain along with great joy.
To ensure the long-term viability of the Sanctuary, PDLS established a Legacy Fund to expand the shelter and and hire a director when Rick and Connie are not longer able to perform their miracles. A short-term need is a reliable van for transporting several pups to the vet and occasional journeys to retrieve rescues.
May good people volunteer in many arenas. Connie has given almost everything to their cause, including her home and her labor for 365 days a year. People like Connie are rare and I hope Eagle Rare will recognize her as exemplar of the spirit of American volunteerism.