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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: 1. 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. 2. Procuring temporary foster homes and permanent new homes for rescued dachshunds that will provide a safe and nurturing home environment. 3. Ensuring no dachshund shall be adopted for the purposes of breeding or scientific/medical experimentation. 4. Providing education to the public on the dachshund breed, puppy mills, and responsible pet guardianship including, but not limited to, humane animal care and spay/neuter practices. 5. Displaying courtesy, respect and fellowship toward all volunteers in appreciation of services and support rendered to dachshund rescue and to promoting enhanced teamwork among all rescuers.

Programs: Shelter release: paid fees to release dogs which are scheduled for euthanasia from county shelters, and place them in our foster care program.

medical care: paid for licensed veterinary care for dogs as needed, including exams, vaccinations, heartworm & fecal testing and treatment, spay and neutering, x-rays, dental cleaning/extractions, surgical services, physical therapy, acupuncture and related medical supplies and prescriptions.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I first became aware of this organization in 2005. I had a Dachshund that I adored and loved that there were people out there activly doing all they could to make sure that no Dachshund went uncared for....or unloved. Through the years I followed Dare through their website and their Facebook page and even their great Ebay auctions...it was amazing to see the amount of dedication DARE showed to rehabilitate and rehome any dog that even resembled a Dachshund. In 2009 I decided to adopt one of the precious dogs in DARE's care. He has been the love of my life...and the inspiration to join DARE in their work. I have become a proud foster mom for DARE. Since I have started fostering for DARE I have realized how amazing this organization really is...and how hard they work to succeed in making sure that no Dachshund is left behind.

Review from Guidestar

1 hgaut

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted a bonded pair of senior doxies years ago with one of them being down in the back. I fell in love with this breed and slowly started fostering. I've taken in some doxies that were in pathetic condition due to people not taking care of their pets and have seen them rebirthed to what they should be and look like. The love they give back is inmeasurable. DARE has taken in the unlovely, forgotten and abused to turn them into wonderful companions for humans that will care for them as they should be. Made up of 100% volunteers, the dediction to this organization is unmatched and as DARE adopts out it's furbabies and takes in more, the family of DARE gets bigger as we get emails and pictures of former fosters and see them at events. This is a natural high for it's volunteers as DARE people see the fruits of their labor.

Review from Guidestar

Cathy P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with another animal rescue group. We cross paths with DARE all the time plus I follow them on FB. They have a great organization and dedicated volunteers. They take in any and all dogs that have any doxie in them at all. They have numerous babies that have had extensive surgeries - which they pay for. Their dedication and real devotion to the breed - and animals in general - is quite wonderful. DARE is wonderful!!

Review from Guidestar

Alicia D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with DARE since 2007 and a member since 2010. DARE's open acceptance policy of taking in Dachshund and Dachshund Mix's who have been abandoned, abused or rescued from kill shelters amazes me. DARE has such a caring dedicated group of volunteers and members. Their attitude says it all....IT'S ABOUT THE DOGS! Whatever it takes, however much blood, sweat and tears goes into it - the supporters of DARE will make sure that the quality of life for their fosters is full of love, compassion and quality vet care. DARE screens all potential adoptive homes & does a thorough background check to make sure that the dog and the owner are a good match and even offers to accept the DARE dog back should the new owner ever need to surrender the dog due to life changes. The group of DARE supporters truly believe in what they are doing.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DARE is an excellent organization. Unlike other dachshund rescue groups - they take in any dog that is "part" dachshund. They take in dogs that are extremely sick, need back surgery or other surgery or have any handicap. There goal is to save them and find them good furever homes. Unless their foster homes are full, they never turn a dog away. I personally have adopted 4 dogs from them and I follow them on facebook and their website. This is a wonderful caring group of people and they operate 100% on donations. They work with vets who are willing to discount services - but even with discounts their vet expenses can be quite high.

Review from Guidestar