Obie, a standard dachshund, weighed 77 pounds just over a year ago. His owners were elderly and just couldn't take care of him in the way he needed. Couple that with overfeeding out of love and the result was a wiener dog who could barely walk. Luckily, a relative stepped in and gave him to Portland, Or., rescuer Nora Vanatta who soon exercised him to health.

Today, Obie is an active, happy pup who hangs out on the beach all day in a dogkini, blowing kisses to strangers. Let's go visit immediately.

[Obie Dog, Obie Dog Journey]