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Whispering Pines Farm Miniature Dachshunds

Get To Know Us!

 We have a wonderful group of people that are dedicated in the care for our precious dogs and puppies.  They all play an intricate role in the success of our program.  They all love dogs and understand what it takes to keep them healthy and happy.  We are so blessed to have those around us who love and appreciate dachshunds as much as we do!

Rick & Amy Terry

Owners

I got my first dachshund in 1990 and have been hooked ever since.  When Rick and I got married in 2007, he surprised me by saying we could get a puppy.  The breed was a no brainer to me.  I immediately started looking for a dachshund.  We brought Daisy home the same day.  And so it began.....

Terry Rose

Business Partner / Administration 

Terry and I formed a friendship/partnership in 2020.  We co-own many of our dogs. She handles most of the administrative duties and plays a major roll in decisions here.  She handles emails, makes phone calls to place puppies and maintains our spreadsheets (including the wait list).  Terry lives in Chattanooga, TN.  We have a unique situation where some dogs live with her and come here for breeding  and whelping of puppies.  When they have weaned them, they go back to Terrys.   Sometimes the girls that live here go on "vacation" to Terrys.  It has worked out quite well for us.  

Kaitlyn Kinser

Kennel Technician

Kaitlyn plays a key role in day to day operations here.  She is our full time employee and works weekdays.  Kaitlyn recently adopted Frankie from us.  She is a self starter who needs little direction on what to do (many times seeing what needs to be done and just doing it)!  I appreciate her so much and rely on her to keep things running smoothly.

Taylor Johnson

Kennel Technician

Taylor works for us part time on the weekends.  She has proven to be a hard worker who loves spending time with our dogs and puppies.  She was on our wait list for 18 months before getting Lucky who she got to see being born.    See below inside look she recently wrote.

Skie Johnson

Kennel Technician

Skie has been working for us since July 2018.  She dog sits for us when we get the chance to go away on vacation.  She has come so many times at all hours of day or night when I have needed help whelping puppies or taking care of the dogs.  She has been invaluable to us.  

An Inside Look at WPFMD
by Taylor Johnson 1/30/2022

I have been working at WPFMD for about 6 months now and it has been the most rewarding experience of my life. When working there, you can expect to spend your day performing cleaning tasks such as cleaning out puppy pens, keeping up with laundry, cleaning the girl’s and boy’s kennel rooms, sweeping, mopping, picking up poop, washing bowls, keeping the nursery clean and stocked, and much more. Not only that, but you also have the chance to assist with vaccines and medications as needed, give baths, and assist with whelping litters when needed. Of course, you also spend a good part of your day playing and bonding with all the dogs, which is the best part!

When I first started working with Amy, I thought I knew a lot about dogs. I had 2 of my own at the time, and had been fostering puppies through the local humane society for about a year. Amy has taught me so much about caring for dogs and I will be forever grateful to her for it. If you have any desire to work with dogs, or any animal really, in your lifetime, you truly cannot have a better mentor than Amy. She will teach it all, the good, bad and ugly. Her knowledge is incredible, and her utmost priority is ensuring every single dog in her care has the highest quality of life possible. With that being said, it is important that you follow her strict cleaning protocol, to ensure the health and safety not only for yourself but for the dogs as well.

While it may be a messy job at times, there are so very many beautiful and rewarding moments you get to experience that make it all worth it. You create a unique bond with every single dog, and you will end up loving them all in a special way. Getting to work at WPFMD is truly the highlight of my week. Not only do you get to bond with the dogs, but you also get the chance to create a lifelong friendship with Amy.   Amy is by far the most kind-hearted and selfless person I have ever met. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it.  She makes even the hard work seem like fun.

I do have to give a warning, it is basically impossible to not come home with a puppy once you start working there. I got my special fur baby from Amy back in September, but keep in mind I had already been on her wait list for about a year and a half, so it takes time. However, it was well worth the wait!

If you are interested in working with WPFMD, I would not hesitate to tell you to reach out to Amy. I promise you that it will be one of the best experiences of your life, and you will not regret it one bit!