Dachshund Cuts Out Burgers and Pizza to Drop 44 Ibs.

Dennis the Dachshund was surviving on a diet of cheeseburgers and pizza about 2 years ago, and he tipped the scales at a whopping 56 pounds!

His belly dragged on the floor and his little legs could barely heft the weight. At his heaviest, Dennis weighed as much as 5 average Dachshunds put together.

Then Brooke Burton, a nursing student, met Dennis. He belonged to a relative of hers, and she was so appalled by the dog’s unhealthy lifestyle that she convinced the owner to let her adopt him. Brooke put Dennis on a strict diet of only dry dog food and added a tough exercise regimen to his schedule as well.

Now Dennis weighs in at an ideal weight of just 12 pounds. That’s a total weight loss of 44 pounds! Dennis lives with three other rescue dogs now and enjoys running and playing with them.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.