Monday, April 30, 2007

Art Helping Animals

As a founding member of Art Helping Animals, I paint to help animals in Texas and other parts of the USA. My current art project will benefit Lincoln, a purebred Dachshund in need of a forever home in Florida. Lincoln was rescued by DARE • Dachshund Adoption, Rescue and Education headquartered in Florida.

Lincoln is a 5-year old, 11 pound red dachshund boy. Lincoln needed to gain a pound or two and has done that as he waits patiently for adoption. He used to be paralyzed in his back legs but had back surgery in November and now he can walk again, a little wobbly but he's getting around. Lincoln does not have full control of his potty skills though and that will likely not come back, but he is a SUPER snuggly little guy and his most favorite thing to do is give you kisses and kisses and more kisses. Lincoln is so hoping for a forever home of his very own where he can be adored.

My painting of Lincoln is inspired by the photo above and will be ready to show you in a few days. In the meantime, please visit the DARE web site and donate something to help with Lincoln's care and medical expenses. Small donations add up. If you are so moved to give Lincoln the forever home he waits for, apply to adopt him.


  1. Hi my name is Heidi and I am Lincoln's foster mom and he is doing GREAT. When I first got him he was very thin but he is at a nice weight now and we are working with him to get him better control. He is doing better and we are hoping for further improvement.
    I would like to thank Vernita for helping this sweet little boy.

    :)Heidi and Lincoln

  2. Vernita,

    Thank you so much for helping animals that need us so desperately!!! Can't wait to see the finished product as he is such a handsome boy!!!


  3. Vernita,
    Thanks so much for your kindness thru your art in helping DARE help Lincoln. DARE members and volunteers work hard and tirelessly to save doxies and doxie mixes. Should you need other doxie "models" DARE has many more to choose from!!!! :)
    Thanks again


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