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Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJ

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Causes: Adult Education, Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Education

Mission: Founded in 1984 by Bucks County, PA and New Jersey dachshund lovers, DRBC is a 501-C3 nonprofit supported completely by donations. Our all-volunteer organization works tirelessly to provide an experience for both the adopter and adoptee that helps guarantee a perfect match. Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. DRBC’s goal is to save abandoned, owner turn-ins, neglected or stray Dachshunds. DRBC does not just place needy Dachshunds; we specialize in matches of the heart. All DRBC dogs with long-term medical issues are given life-long sanctuary as permanent members of one of our foster homes. Additionally, DRBC supports the long term sponsorship of senior dachshunds. DRBC prides itself as an organization on the level of medical care provided and in its role as a medical resource for the dachshund breed. We endeavor to obtain all Doxies in animal shelters thus avoiding euthanasia. We also aid Doxie owners in recovering lost or stolen pets. Our rescue program, which has been in existence over 20 years, serves the Dachshund Rescue needs of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Results: DRBC has helped over 5,000 dachshunds and their families over the past 30+years. We are proud to serve the breed we hold so dear.

Target demographics: Animal lovers in the NY, NJ, DE and Eastern PA areas.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 250-350

Geographic areas served: NY, NJ, DE and Eastern PA.

Programs: Adoption/Relinquishment, GrandPaws, The Foundation Program, Best Friends

Community Stories

71 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

9 Loopy T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In my case, I have found DRBC to be a very caring organization. They have integrity and have nobly dedicated themselves to saving and extending the lives of dachshunds everywhere. I feel very lucky to know them. I am a dachshund lover and "owner", and will only settle for the absolute finest treatment of these animals. DRBC helps dachshunds continue to bring tremendous joy into our lives. They have been really awesome and I wish them the best going forward!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When my husband and I first got our dog Odie who is a dachshund from a pet store, we knew nothing about the breed, just that he was adorable. I went online and did a lot of research and found the Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJ and saw that they are only a mile away from us. I went on there web page and started following them on face book.They have lots of medical information on there page and learned that 1 out of 4 doxies get IVDD. I learned the signs and what to do if Odie starts showing symptoms. I watched a video on how to properly pick up a dachshund, since you need to be careful of their backs. There is information about proper nutrition etc... When I was on there face book page I saw that they were going to be at local pet fair, we went to the pet fair with Odie to go and talk to them. They were super friendly and gave us a lot of information about dachshunds. They gave us there phone number and told us to call them immediately if Odie ever showed signs of IVDD or have any other concerns. Even though Odie is not one of their rescue dogs they care about him just as much as if he was. Which I think is an important part of a rescue too. Because if you know how to properly take care of your dachshund, know who to call if you have a problem and you know you are not alone. It can help prevent dogs ending up in shelters and rescues. We Love the Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJ and are very thankful for all they do for dachshunds in need our community. THANK YOU

Volunteer

Rating: 5

DRBC is composed of such a wonderful and caring network of volunteers who do truly remarkable things for dachshunds in need. We were drawn to the Grandpaws program, which provides sanctuary to older dachshunds. It has been so rewarding to care for and love an older Doxie, especially to make their final years happy ones.

Kevin M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

these guys are amazingly dedicated to their mission of saving every dog they possibly can. i adopted the absolute best dog, Bob, from them back in 2000, and volunteered as well until moving to california in 2003. i’m now back on the east coast and was excited to reconnect with DRBC. I just recently adopted another great dog, Jack, from them and am volunteering again. DRBC’s love, devotion, and caring is always evident. they are a truly great organization.

Danielle E.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started fostering with DRBC in December of 2017, and have quickly become a part of the doxie loving family. It’s such a wonderful organization to be a part of, and so rewarding to have the opportunity to foster my favorite dog breed, dachshunds! A great group with dedicated volunteers!

Cathy Clauss W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have long been aware of the wonderful work performed by the DRBC to rescue, protect, care for, and rehome dogs who have, for whatever reason, lost their homes. Recently, however, I have started to truly appreciate the incredible dedication of the staff and volunteers who have opened their hearts and homes to these dogs in need. They work tirelessly, often traveling many miles or working into the wee hours in support of this cause.
Doxie Rescue is a true five-star organization run by earth angels. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking to foster or adopt one or more dachshunds of their own.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have found myself in a very painful, unexpected and unfortunate circumstance of needing to re-home one of my four dogs. My dog Kensie suffers from anxiety and redirected aggression to other dogs and has severely injured one dog and moderately injured another. She and I work with a veterinary behaviorist and experienced dog trainer and she is on medications and is never left unsupervised with the others. Suffice it to say that just managing everything day-to-day is difficult for us all and is taking a toll on her. I love her deeply and have realized that she isn't having the quality of life that she deserves which could be possible in a single-dog home. I never thought I'd be in this position and struggled to find a path forward to re-home a special needs dog, That's when I reached out to DRBC. It's like the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. They have taken so much time to assure me that with their years of experience this can be done in a way that will provide her a happy future. They are so sensitive to my emotions, feeling s and needs - and there is definitely no judgement. They take care of everything but allow me to be involved to the extent I'm comfortable. I've been able to witness first hand how they take dogs that likely wouldn't get a chance anywhere else, and make them a part of the DRBC family, and find their forever homes. And in a time of need for me - they've offered that special gift to my love, Kensie. This is definitely who you want to experience either surrendering or adopting a family member with - they are very simply the best.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This team treats every doxie that comes through with the love and compassion they would show their own. There is no pup too old to obtain their help and they go above and beyond to get these pups back to good health (if needed) and into a happy healthy home. A top notch rescue.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the opportunity to be both a volunteer and a client of DRBC. I started out by fostering the dogs turned in, and ended up adopting one as well! The process was so rewarding. To view the impact that their tireless efforts have on these dog, one could simply look at the dogs and their new home and lives. The medical care that these pups receive is superior. When they come in, they are soothed with a warm bath and checked over thoroughly. Blood work and testing, and sometimes medical care follows that. Then they go to a foster family where they are given love...and in some cases it’s the first time that they are receiving that. The pups are monitored to see how they are doing and what their personalities are like. And only then, when they are healthy and ready to move on, are they permitted to be shown at meet and greets with perspective adopters. It has been a privilege and so humbling to be a part of such a great group. These people are selfless and have only the dogs’ best interest at heart. I wish everyone could experience the gift of being a foster...especially with a group that cares so very much for these dogs.

Esther S.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Doxie Rescue Team are so knowledgeable and caring! They pour out so much love and time to the fur babies! I lost one of my doxie family members a couple months ago and they never left our side through the poor health and on. I can not say enough about this organization. They constantly amaze me when their heroic efforts and undying love!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

WE LOVE Doxie Rescue They are the most loving and knowledgeable group of people we have ever met. We have adopted 2 of the most adorable and and sweet dachshunds ever. The people at Doxie Resuce know the perfect fit for our family. They REALLY Care!!! They are the Doxie Whisperers!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted several doxies thru the years from DRBC. This Rescue is very dedicated to the cause, helping doxies in need and making sure that their new homes are forever homes. They always look to improve how they can help adopting families as well. There is a lot to learn about these little dogs and DRBC is there to help!
You and your family are in good hands when adopting from DRBC.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have such great respect and admiration for this organization. The volunteers work tirelessly to deliver the medical care, emotional support, and love for each and every dachshund that they welcome into their rescue. It is a well oiled machine from rescue, foster homes, adoptions, and fund raising. It’s a win-win-win for every adoption. The dog, it’s new family, and the rescue all benefit. The dogs that are evaluated as unadoptable (whether due to age or special needs) also are well taken care of and placed in the GrandPaws Prigram where they will have a home for the rest of their lives.
As a donor and client served I applaud the rescue’s efforts and commend it for a job well done. Hopefully, this organization will be in existence for many years to come to keep up their good work.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted 2 rescues from this organization 3 years ago and I have nothing but praise for what this rescue does. The volunteers work tirelessly in order to save dachshunds from abuse and in some cases even death. The rescue cares so much for the breed and it shows in everything they do-whether fund raising, posting on FB, making sure the dachshunds are given the medical attention they might need, and finding forever homes for the lucky dogs that were rescued. Since I have adopted my 2 dachshunds, this non-profit has a special place in my heart for giving me my 2 loves.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dachshund Rescue South Florida tips their hats to our friends at Doxie Rescue Bucks County for tireless advocacy for all the Wiener Dogs! For more years than we can count, we have marveled at the number of dogs that they welcome to their care, healing them in body and spirit, and placing them through a thorough process to ensure that these sweet souls will never want for anything ever again. In case that is not enough, they also work to educate the public on topics to help them be a savvy pet parent including IVDD, vaccines, nutrition and spay/neuter. We could not ask for a better or more experienced team to fight along with every day to ensure the health and safety of all dogs long and low!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a member of this organization by chance, searching for a small dog fostering rescue.
I'm so glad it happened, because not only did it allow us to foster 5 wonderful dogs to their adoptive homes, but one of those became a member of our family through our own adoption.
Everyone who runs this organization cares for the dogs first, and everything else second. As a fully volunteer and foster based group, you can't ask for a better environment for a dog who needs recovery, emotionally or physically, and the best path to it's right home.

1 Tracy S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed DRBC’s dedication to save every precious lives they came across and I am especially impressed by the grandpaw program to offer sanctuary to seniors. DRBC’s love for their work is infectious and hope to inspire more people to join the good cause.

1 Michele T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVE what this group does for the doxies out there that have found themselves in harms way. From the foster parents to the staff the care and love that they give for all they take in shows when you call and visit. I have known this group for a long time and watched them grow into the successful organization they are today-we have adopted 2 of our last pups from DRBC and the concern for not only the new family but also the pups goes above and beyond love. Be assured that your new family member will be the right one for you! Would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking to be a rescue family to give them a call and set up your appointment. You won't regret it!

1 Kathy272

Client Served

Rating: 5

I met the people from DRBC several years ago when I decided to adopt a dachshund. We had previous adopted other dogs but meeting the people at this agency was different. They went the extra mile to talk to you to see how your family dynamic runs and how a dog would fit in order to have you meet the right dogs that would become your new family member. My Sammy is such a great little guy I couldn't of asked for a better match. And since than we also adoptd our baby girl coco. It's not a cookie cutter adoption agency where it's here which dog do you want from the back of the car. And in the long run when there fosters or grand paws are adopted they have a forever home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my little Sammy from DRBC. Afterwards they were there if I had any questions or need any help
They welcome you in as family and are always available for any problems. My little guy for hurt by another dog and they were on the phone helping me with all the support and info I needed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have had great experiences with Doxie Rescue of Bucks County. They are doing an amazing job rescuing and helping so many dachshunds in need--with medical care, fostering, and coordinating adoptions. They are also always available for questions after adoption takes place. A truly wonderful organization!

1 Dottie G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've had 3 doxies from this rescue and the care I've recieved from them has been wonderful. From the first interview through illnesses of my first 2 boys they have been there for me, care as much for me as my dogs. While losing my 2 boys they were there with love and support and worked hard to find me the perfect little girl doxie to help heal my broken heart. These people care for their dogs more then anyone I know.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

2 yrs ago I started the search for a dachshund. I found Doxie Rescue of Bucks online and saw a few dogs I was interested in, so I called. From that very first call I knew that this was a loving and kind group of people who really loved this breed and wanted only the best for their rescues. After the initial interview a search for the perfect match was started and then it was time for meet and greet. As we interacted with Badger the rescue and me and my husband both knew this was a great match. A few weeks later Badger came to live with us. The rescue was there day and night to answer questions and give advice as dog and owner agjusted to each other . They encouraged us as we got to know our dog and let us know there would be an adjustment period for both of us. Now 2 years later we are completely bonded as a family. The rescue has been there every step of the way with support and knowledge about the little quirks that make this breed so much fun and oh so interesting! I love my little doxie and I'm so thankful for all the time the rescue took to match us and help us through the process of getting to know each other.

Review from Guidestar

1 Mary Ann S.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Another friend of mine told me about two dachshunds, one 3, one 11, who had been left at a vet's kennel for four months. Cindie Kura facilitated the adoption and then held my hand through the first rough winter of ownership. Subsequently she babysat them for me, and even went with me to the vet to have the older one put down at age 14. Without DRBC and her, I would never have been able to manage these two standard dachshunds, a breed previously unknown to me in a lifetime of dog connections.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I would not recommend this rescue AT ALL. When a friend surrendered their dog here, the rescue marketed the dog with a new name, a sob story about the horrible life that it came from, and a plea for help. The sob story was so far from the truth. I've watched them change the dog's name a couple of times in social media posts to re-package it for adoption. The rescue was misleading with its description of the dog to get support, donors, business, who knows? It's scary that a potential pet owner is going to make a decision about pet ownership without the truth about the dog and the situation. This rescue takes advantage of the emotional appeal of its industry.