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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

60 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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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!

1 Esther S.1

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!!!

1

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

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.

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.

1

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.

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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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

In this picture is Patch, contentedly sitting on my 6 year old's lap. He is a Dachschund Rescue of Bucks County & NJ foster from the recent hoarding situation. We found & rescued him from a busy road in Mt Laurel NJ on May 8th 2017; he had escaped from his foster home. We were approved to foster him until we could adopt, after he received all DRBC required medical care. He was picked up from our home on May 10th where he was happy and felt safe, since one of his siblings bit a 2 year old in another foster home. We were told he would be returned to us in 2-3 weeks after receiving his rabies shot, dental, and neuter. We did not know that we would never see him again. I reached out several times, including offering to pay for all of Patch's medical care on top of his $680 adoption fee. Finally, on July 5th, I was told that he would not be returned to us since the hoarding doxies will all be placed in homes without children due to nipping concerns. Patch never nipped or showed any aggression while he was with us. We are completely devastated and wanted to share our story.

I tried to share my story on their Facebook page and the post disappeared- and I am unable to post anything now.

UPDATE1: on the DRBC Facebook page, I have observed that at least two of the hoarding doxies were in foster homes that seem to have children. When I questioned one of them I was blocked.

UPDATE2: Patch's name was changed to Stanley and he was adopted by another family. I am relieved to hear that he is ok and being loved- but completely disgusted by our experience with this organization. See link below.

https://www.facebook.com/DoxieRescue/photos/a.273394796031536.58343.272723706098645/1449201131784224/?type=3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have adopted three dachshunds from Doxie Rescue of Bucks. All three were very hard to place dogs but DRBC never turned them away. My little one came to the rescue from NYC Animal Contol completely paralyzed in her back legs due to IVDD. DRBC pulled her and got her the medical treatment and rehab that she needed to be able to walk again. After meeting the president and other volunteers, I was so impressed with their love of these little ones that my family started volunteering and fostering. Their compassion for all the dogs no matter what their condition is exceptional. They work day and night to get dogs out of horrendous conditions and shows these dogs that there are humans out there with love and compassion. I can not think of a better organization to work with.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had the pleasure of working with DRBC to adopt 2 dogs through them. Both times they were very professional, caring amd wanted to make sure we as a family chose a dog best suited to us. If we had questions after, they were very responsive nd helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this group to anyine looking to adopt a dog.

Samantha85

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Doxie Rescue of Bucks County and NJ is an amazing rescue. From the President /founder to the volunteers. Going above and beyond to not just help dachshund and dachshund mixes but also their humans. DRBC has stepped up to help many animals, but what makes them most unique is their Grandpaws program. This program gives sanctuary to senior, medically needy, and dogs with behavioral issues. Not many rescues have a program like this. DRBC covers all costs for the Grandpaw pups until they pass away. Each one is put in an appropriate foster home to which suits their needs. Here is were they enjoy the rest of their days. DRBC never turns any case away and will do whatever it takes to help out. Such an amazing rescue and volunteers who give so much. Surely one of the best rescues I know of full of passion and affection. You become family when you volunteer or adopt from DRBC!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began my association with DRBC as a donor in 2013 and, after following the organization's work for another year, decided to become more involved. I've now been fostering and serving as a volunteer staff member for about 1 1/2 years, and consider it a deeply satisfying privilege to be part of a rescue that works with such efficiency and integrity to put the dogs' welfare first.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Dachshund Rescue of Bucks Country & NJ (DRBC) and have seen amazing rescue works and care provided by my fellow volunteers. I am constantly touched by DRBC's dedication to rescue and it's truly an honor to be part of this wonderful group.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Noah through DRBC. They spent a lot of time, making sure that he was the right dog for our family, and that WE were the right family for HIM.
I especially appreciate that he came with a full complement of supplies (food, flea and tick treatment/preventative, heart worm preventative, supplements) so we could continue his feeding and care routine.

Jessica302

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with a few different dog rescue groups in my lifetime and this is by far the best that we have come across. Rescue groups have a tendency to get "uppity" so to speak about who can have their dogs and they are can be extremely cruel to the people in the public and the organization itself as they see themselves as above it all. That is not the case with DRBC they care just as much for their members, fosters, and adopters, as they do for their dogs. They recognize that the success of the organization is dependent on the people and they do their best to make the people as happy as the dogs are. They obviously also do everything they possibly can to provide their dogs with a happy healthy fresh start on life by providing them training, medical care, loving safe homes, and anything else they could need.

Carissa W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with Doxie Rescue of Bucks County & NJ. They are by far the most dedicated volunteer group I have ever worked with. They always go above and beyond to help dogs in need, and will go out of their way to serve any in need. I would absolutely rate them 5 stars!