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.
I've adopted two dachshunds from DARE. It has been a privilege to meet and get to know these dedicated volunteers. They take in the old and disabled and give them peaceful, loving homes for the remainder of their days. They manage to find wonderful homes for so many of the fortunate dachshunds that manage to find their way to DARE. They are thorough and diligent in their efforts to make sure these little dogs are going to good homes. The dogs are given dentals, surgeries and anything else necessary to bring them good health and make them ready for their new homes. I've donated $ numerous times and I know it is used wisely and with a great deal of thought.
The DARE organization rescued a beagle/dachshund mix dog from a high kill shelter, got him to good health, then arranged for him to be brought all the way to Maryland for my family to adopt him. They are a wonderful network of caring and compassionate people dedicated to helping homeless furry children find their forever homes.