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Dachshund Rescue Groups Need Your Help Foster A Dachshund

Updated on August 3, 2014

Help Dachshunds By Fostering Get Them Out of Shelters And Into Caring Homes.

Fostering Dachshunds is one of the most rewarding things I have ever had the pleasure of doing. Please concider fostering a Dachshund by contacting your local Dachshund Rescue Group. Help get Dachshunds out of shelters and into caring homes.

These lovely little babies can end up without a home for so many reasons. If they are lucky, one of Dachshund rescue groups around the country removes them from the shelter.

These wonderful groups need reliable and loving volunteers to take a Dachshund into their homes and look after them until they are ready for adoption.

Dachshund Rescue - my introduction

One sunny day I was out with Dachshund Luke - The day that started it all.

A few years ago, little Dachshund Luke and I were spending a lovely sunny day at a Dachshund meet. It was so cute to see him with other Dachshunds and I could tell he was enjoying himself - his tail would not stop wagging. Owners and Dachshunds were socializing and enjoying the company. Again, I started thinking about getting a second Dachshund.

When a member of DARE - a Dachshund rescue group mentioned that she fosters Dachshunds I was very interested. Maybe I could do this. I asked hundreds of questions and the kind lady was more than happy to answer them all.

I walked away with paperwork, went on line to research, and thought about it for a few weeks.

There is a lot of information available on all the Dachshund rescue sites and after reading these and a couple more phone calls, I was ready to sign the forms.

Thinking About Fostering A Dachshund?

To be a good foster volunteer, you need to be able to socialize and train your new charge making him adoptable. Do not over worry about this, it is just like having your own Dachshund but with lots of help. I have also written a book that show you how to easily How to housebreak a Dachshund - I works.

The rescue group that I volunteered for where very helpful in providing many guidelines and a contact person that I could call anytime for advice.

Just treat the new Dachshund like he is part of the family. It is surprising how fast they adapt to their new surroundings.

The length of time a foster Dachshund will stay in your home varies widely. Young puppies are in demand, so are adopted quicker than an older dog with heartworm. There are dedicated foster homes who take in Dachshunds that due to illness or age may stay with them for years.

You do of course have a certain say in which dogs you are willing to take.

If you do find yourself with one that really does not fit into your home, it may be possible to find him a more suitable foster home.

However, give them all a chance first; sometimes a dog that may seem snappy could just be upset and missing his home. Often with love and care, they settle down quickly

D.A.R.E Dachshund Rescue Ebay auctions - Pictures are of available Dachshunds - 100% of final sale price will support DARE

Help support Dachshund Rescue while you shop.

About this nonprofit:

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education(DARE) is a regional all-volunteer non-profit rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and socializing abandoned, neglected, abused, orphaned and/or surrendered dachshunds and dachshund mixes by providing temporary safe shelter and medical/dental treatments as needed.

What did Dachshund Luke think of the foster dogs?

Dachshund Luke, our little love enjoyed the foster dogs and was willing to except them into his home. He did get a little protective with his toys but they always worked it out between them.

Sometimes Luke was the alpha dog in the group and other times he let a newbie take over.

We wanted the fosters to be part of our daily life so they shared our entire home with us.

Dachshund Luke is quite accepting of other dogs in his home but this is something you will have to consider if you already have a Dachshund other pets or children.

All members of your household must be happy to be part of this otherwise; it will not be a rewarding experience for you or the foster dogs.

Video - Cute Dachshund puppies

These lucky puppies got out of the shelter and into a foster home.

How To Housebreak A Dachshunds
How To Housebreak A Dachshunds

How To Housebreak A Dachshund

Stop Dachshunds Peeing In Your House

One thing I noticed about the foster Dachshunds was that some of them were not fully housebroken. This is understandable in some cases since the poor little babies had been through a hard time and were scared. A lot would go back to being housebroken within a few days.

Some however had never been trained. Most likely this is why their owners surrendered them in the first place - because their dachshund was peeing in their house!

I have been asked so many times by either new Dachshund owners or owners of stubborn Dachshunds how to fully housebreak them.

At last I have put together an ebook just for Dachshunds and their owners. How To Housebreak A Dachshund

I am selling it for a really low introduction price and donating a portion to Dachshund Rescue groups.

Please, if you are just starting on the quest to housebreak your dachshunds or your dachshund is still peeing in your house then take a look at How To Potty Train Dachshund Puppies Or Older Dachshunds

I warn you now there is no fancy in your face sales page - I am not trying to get rich. I just want to help dachshund owners fully enjoy their Dachshunds. - Give your dachshund the gift of being fully housebroken!

Help Dachshund rescue and get a great Dachshund book

Dachshund Luke goes to Spain

Every book sold helps Dachshund Rescue D.A.R.E.

Preview book here Dachshund Luke goes to Spain over 78 Dachshund photo's

Love a Dachshund? - Stuck for birthday, holiday or I love you gifts?

These would make wonderful gifts to the Dachshund lover in your life.

I have chosen the gifts below based on what I would enjoy buying for myself or better yet receive as a gift.

Dachshund rescue groups - I am creating a list of the Dachshund rescue groups in America.

There are a lot of them so please give me time and suggest any I may have missed.

Please if you are thinking of getting a Dachshund then check on these (or your local Dachshund rescue) site and see it they have a Dachshund that would fit in your life.

I feel strongly about getting dogs out of shelters and in to foster homes.

Since I am a proud owner of a Dachshund, I naturally chose Dachshunds to foster.

It would be fantastic if this lens gave the idea to at least one person and another little Dachshund gets to stay in a loving home instead of a shelter cage.

Would love you all to sign my guest book - Then I know who dropped by to visit

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      6 years ago

      I can't thank you enough for all that you have done for me. About a year ago I my partner split up, we had both made BIG mistakes in our relationship. He ended up moving away from me to pursue a new life. I knew in my heart that he would be the only one to make me happy. I was relieved when I found your email on a site about what you have done. I requested 1 to 2 day casting of the reunite us love spell and within 3days mark company had relocated him back to our hometown where I still lived. We immediately reconnected and move in with each other. Our wedding date is set for Summer 2012. Expect to see your invite in the mail thanks to

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Lol...the video of the dachshund pups was so cute. Dogs sure can be sweet members of the family and it is so wonderful to hear of people like yourself who help to give rescued dogs a happier life.

    • wyrm11268 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you for your kind words! There are lots of people fostering all breeds but a dachshund has a special place in my heart.

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      Renaissance Woman 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Bless your lovely heart. I am grateful for all who foster and care for animals in any kind of need. I once had a dachshund in my home. She has passed on now, but was a wonderful part of the family. Animals deserve our very best. Thank you for caring and for sharing this vital mission. Appreciated!

    • wyrm11268 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      @Ladyeaglefeather: Me too! One of the fun thing about being a foster home for Dachshunds is that you get to enjoy more of them :-) Thanks for visiting.

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      7 years ago

      I would want to keep them all. I love dachshunds.

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I have fond memories of the dachsunds my parents had when I was growing up. This is a fantastic lens to raise awareness about the need for foster homes and the important work of rescues in getting dogs out of stressful shelters and safe from the risk of being put to sleep until they can be adopted into a good permanent home. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

    • wyrm11268 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @BuckHawkcenter: Hi BuckHawk,

      Thank you for visiting and for the kind words. I think that as more people become aware of the option to foster dogs and all the help the the rescue centers provide they may be more willing to do it too.

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      8 years ago

      What a wonderful support you are for Dashshund rescue. Can we clone you, please? The rescue of dogs is a hard, hard job and every dog that gets to a new home, no matter as a foster or as an adoption is lucky indeed. We spend lots of time getting dogs out of the typical shelter setting and in to a loving home. Thanks for sharing your story. Maybe more can follow your lead.

    • wyrm11268 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @KarenTBTEN: KarenTBTEN, Wow thank you so much for my SquidAngel blessing. This is a very special lens for me.

    • wyrm11268 profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago

      Good for you wanting to adopt a Dachshund :-)

      Because most shelters have agreements with Dachshund rescue groups they luckily do not stay in the shelters long. Dachshund rescue groups are everywhere with hundreds of Dachshunds waiting to be adopted so it should not be hard to find the one you bond with and adopt. Good luck and enjoy! [in reply to DaveWalters]

    • KarenTBTEN profile image


      8 years ago

      I like how you explain what the goals and expectations are... and how your own dog responded. SquidAngel blessings.

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      10 years ago

      My wife is in LOVE with Dachshunds. We are about to get our first one together. We've been going to local humane societies but haven't found any Dachshunds there yet. I am so happy I found your lenses. I've read about half so far but I'll read them all. Thanks for all the great info!

    • kristensup profile image


      10 years ago

      Awesome lens. My best friend wants a dachshund very much, so I'm always on the lookout for one in the pound/SPCA/Humane Society. And I cannot wait to start fostering dogs - unfortunately, I cannot until I move out of my house because one of my family dogs seems to be a little moody around other dogs... she's picky. Not aggressive, just not socialized very well, I guess. But she's sweet as sugar.

      Anyway, awesome lens. You should make way more! I love dog lenses. :)

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      Johann The Dog 

      10 years ago from Northeast Georgia

      Rescues rock!!! Great lens to promote adoption!


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