My husband and I have rescued two dachshunds from this wonderful non-profit. DREAM takes so much pride in their work, and they truly, TRULY love these animals. They host wonderful events, have great social media presence, and all of the members are DREAM are fantastic people. DREAM cares deeply about the dogs and their human being a perfect match - there is never any pressure - they want what's best for everyone. They are an extraordinary group.
My husband and I have been living dog-free since losing our 14 year old yellow lab, Sunny. I have a mild dog allergy so we decided to wait until we retire to consider adopting another dog. Then the pandemic hit and, like so many others, I began watching the various dog-adoption sites. At first, no shelters were open, so I stopped looking but the idea never left me.
One evening, I remembered my previous experience with DREAM in Atlanta. I had attended their Howl-o-Weenie event and helped at another event, years ago. So, I checked in on their sight. My husband likes to say that I wished Ruby Sue into existence. She is simply perfect and has already brought so much joy into our lives.
None of this would be possible without the generosity of the DREAM Dachshund team. After a quick message to my dear friend, Ivy, who is a founding Board member, I was encouraged to fill out an application. Less than 24 hours later, we were meeting Ruby and making her a member of our home.
This has been such a stressful time for all of us and having a canine companion to snuggle each night and keep my husband company as he works from home has been such a blessing. I cannot say enough good things about DREAM and the very important work they do. We love Ruby Sue and we love DREAM!
I love the folks at Dream Dachshund. I adopted my Sophie from them in 2010. They truly love the dogs and their fundraisers are so much fun! Sausage Walk and Halloweenie are our Favorites!
Jeff and I adopted Thomas. His Foster Mom Apryl is just a wonderful person. A true angel. What a blessing it is to love a rescue, and how they change your life for the best. Cindy and the family at Dream are great at what they do. Make your life wonderful rescue a dachshund. Its love like you have never experienced. jim and Jeff
We’ve adopted three dachshunds from DREAM. Cindy and all the fosters we’ve worked with have been excellent, and they really care for the dogs in their programs. Can’t recommend them enough!
We adopted feom Dream 2 years ago. They are very thoughtful and thorough and have one priority...to find good homes for daschunds who need them. Process was outstanding.
I found them when my Nila was given to me. I went to several Howl-o-weenie's and completely enjoyed myself. Nila had a great time as well. Then Nila got sick and I couldn't afford to pay for her meds I ended up giving her to dream even though i lived far outside the Atlanta area at that point. I took her up to her foster parents and she recently just got adopted. I am so happy that she has a good home now and is enjoying her new life.
We adopted from DREAM first in 2008, then again in 2014. We have also fostered about a dozen dogs and recently foster failed again. DREAM is a fantastic group of passionate animal lovers who strive to make a difference by educating people about the special needs of the dachshund breed, and rehoming dachshunds in need. They focus on Atlanta and Savannah and surrounding areas to ensure they can stay in contact with adopters when needed. Their fundraising efforts support medical care for the dogs who come to DREAM. I’m grateful for all they do!
I adopted my pup from DREAM almost exactly 7 years ago and I couldn’t imagine not having her as my little sidekick. DREAM has been supportive the whole time and they continue to do great work for dachshunds and dachshund mixes.
I began fostering for DREAM in 2019 and have had 4 fosters so far to be placed in amazing homes (the 3rd one landed in my home permanently!). The people leading the DREAM team are wonderful and extremely knowledgeable about doxies. They are very responsive to volunteers and interested adopters and are genuinely passionate about the mission of DREAM. The social media presence is fun and timely for keeping everyone up to date on adoptions and the stories of each dog. I have learned so much in my short time with them and am proud to be part of this rescue group. I also volunteered at one of their events, Weenies on Ice - so fun! I am so thankful for this group loving on these doxies and finding them their furever homes.
I got my Gunner from them 6 years ago. He was born there as his mom was given to the rescue just days before he and his brother were born. Vikki took such good care of my boy and I got to visit him twice before he was old enough to be adopted❤️. They are the best!
Such a passionate group! They go above and beyond for all the animals they rescue. They are all so loved as soon as they come into the rescue. They deserve so much praise.
After my wife and I married and bought a house, we were ready to have our first fur child. We filled out the extensive application and they matched us with a GREAT dog that fit us perfectly. But Merlin needed a companion when we were out of the house, so naturally we came back to DREAM and adopted Guinevere later in that year. True to the name, DREAM has been great at educating and mentoring us on dachshund training and health issues . We've grown to have great friendships with the board members over the years, and we try to do our part to help as dogs need transport coming into the rescue from our area.
I love the dachshund outreach and activities they sponsor. I adopted my dachshunds before I knew about DREAM but I will definitely use them when we are ready for another dog.
I have adopted all my loves from DREAM. They are wonderfully organized and share a common love of the long dogs. Best bunch of women I know!!
Dream Dachshund Rescue gave me my baby. I am so thankful to them for rescuing my sweet Bambi and letting me give her a home. Now I spend my time spoiling her as she deserves. For anyone looking for a rescue dog, this is a wonderful organization!
What a wonderful organization! We adopted our doxie from them and support them anytime we can. Top-notch people who are passionate about the pups.
When I adopted my Skippy J. in 2006 I knew nothing about caring for a paralyzed dog. DREAM became my dog family, and taught me everything I needed to know! Especially how to help Skippy have the BEST life! He raced, wore costumes, and helped educate other doxie parents about his condition. After Skippy died I adopted another paralyzed dog, Maggie, and she is carrying on the tradition and living her best life, too! I have fostered for DREAM and attended every event possible to support this organization of such dedicated, wonderful people!!!
Got my Butterbean from Dream. The application form is very through. The questions are quite specific & will probably deter applicants who are not really interested in adoption. The foster parents were very nice & even agreed to dog sit Bean since we had a vacation planned soon. Bean was in the foster home for about 3 mos. He seemed to really like the family and environment. He was well taken care of & healthy. The best part of Dream is their willingness to take Bean back if we ever can't take care of him . This really gives me piece of mind. Will go back to Dream if we adopt again
I have not had the opportunity to adopted from DREAM yet but I have attended their fund raisers. Dachshunds are a special bread and it is so wonderful knowing that DREAM is there to help people understand the breed and their needs when it is time to bring a new furbaby home. I love how they give so many doxies a chance that might not have a chance otherwise.
Dream is the best rescue organization out there. Everyone there gives 100 percent to make sure the dogs are well taken care of and finds a home that matches them. This is the best organization I know of
We adopted Apple, our little 12 year old Papillon through DREAM, just 10 days ago. Who would have thought you’d find a Papillon on a Doxi rescue site? When we saw her, we fell in love with her. This was our first adoption through DREAM and I can’t say enough about Kim’s compassion, love, and transparency. She truly is the dogs best advocate and does her best to match you with your forever pet. Lisa our foster Mom loved and cared for our Apple until our adoption. We would definitely adopt again through DREAM. We’re blessed to be part of the DREAM family. Thanks for such a smooth transition from foster care to adoption. You prepared us well and we are loving our new family member. Carol & Gary Ulmer
We adopted Jaq from DREAM in 2015 and he's been amazing. He gets along great with his adopted husky brother!
We adopted Toby from Dream in 2015. He was difficult at first, and the folks at Dream helped us through a hard first 6 mos - they didn’t abandon us but stayed in touch. Now we have a wonderful and chill dog who travels everywhere with us. I never thought I’d end up with a dachshund, but now I’m hooked. Toby is the best dog ever and I’m so grateful that Dream helped us.
I can’t say enough about Dream, from whom we adopted our doxie, Toby, almost 3 years ago. Toby means everything to me. When we have run into health issues, as he ages, the rescue has been nothing but supportive for us. His foster mom stays in touch too! Adopting Toby from Dream has inspired me to work more with Rescues. I’ve never met people with such large, open and welcoming hearts. And they always know exactly which pup will fit best into which new forever home.
I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful DREAM Dachshund Rescue Alanta is! It was a seamless, great experience from working with Kim who approved my adoption to getting to meet Emily and Nic who were the foster parents for the new addition to my family, Lucas. After Lucas was here for a few days it was clear he enjoyed me as much as I loved having him. It's been four months since he came home and I now could not imagine not having him. I feel like he rescued me.....he's just perfect, with just enough flaws to make him interesting like the rest of us! ;) Adopting from DREAM Dachshund Rescue Atlanta has been one of the best decisions I ever made!
We adopted our new Dachshund from Dream Dachshund Rescue and couldn’t be happier with them and our new best friend!
DREAM is an amazing rescue! Not only have I adopted from them, I also foster for them. They take pride in giving the best vet care and finding amazing homes for their dogs.
I adopted my Lorelei from DREAM in November 2006. All of the volunteers I have ever met from the organization have been very kind & helpful. I still keep in touch with some of them now 12 years later & Lorelei & I are still very happy.
I love Dream. Alice and Coco are both Dream alumni. What a wonderful experience. Their work is not easy but they always provide a loving safe haven for those in their care. All dogs deserve loving homes. However my husband and I both grew up with dachshunds for pets so it was a natural fit. Puppies are cute but I always say rescue first. There is no greater heart than that of a rescued pet. Dream makes so much good possible. I am humbled by their awesome work.
I have been supporting the great work Dream Dachshund Rescue does for several years. My daughter adopted our furry grandson, Fritz, through Dream. We've had dachshunds for decades, and I love the work they do to rescue this special breed.
Super event, lots of fun, features and support disabled dogs who get a chance to race and play that day. Supports unadopted but ill dogs, fun silent auctions.
I've gone even when I had no dog!
This group of dedicated dachshund and close dachshund mix rescuers has set its sights on educating the public about responsible pet ownership. To that end, they provide all of the dogs in their care exceptional medical care, and ensure that each dog is fostered in a loving home. The rescue is structured in such a way that each foster family has a specific contact within the organization to route all their questions, concerns, and updates on a foster dog, to ensure timely care and training. Fundraising monies are spent on that high level of veterinary care, and minimally on administrative costs related to fundraising. Their extensive network of caring volunteers has allowed this rescue to be as successful in rehoming local animals, and education on responsible pet ownership. I have interacted with DREAM both as a member of the general public who relied on the board members' dachshund expertise to ensure that I was able to responsibly provide medical care to our two dogs that have had IVDD, which is a disease that dachshunds are prone to have, as well as foster home and fundraising volunteer.
I've added some photos of our foster dogs (the dapple black and tan, and the red dapple are our dachshunds).
We rescued two sweet doxies from Dream Daschund Rescue. They are the sweetest dogs and truly run our house! Dream is a very special organization. They worked with us to find us the pets that met our requests. We definitely recommend Dream Daschund Rescue for anyone looking to adopt a Daschund! Linda & Mike R, Marietta, GA
Best nonprofit organization I have ever been affiliated with. Dream is the epitome of excellence and commitment! Dream is highly responsive to the needs of dogs. I adopted my dachshund from Dream. She was found walking along a freeway. They rescued her, cured her of heart worms, and gave her a safe place to land. Dream Dachahund Rescue is phenomenal and enduring!
This is a wonderful group of dachshund lovers who have dedicated their time and resources to rescuing these dogs that are in distress. I cannot praise them enough. After my last doxie died, I found this rescue group, checked it out, and eventually adopted my doxie, “Buddy,” and now have had him for about four years. I can honestly and without reservation say that Buddy is the best pet I have ever had.
One of the great things about this rescue group is that their foster partners are committed, trained, and lovers of doxies. Kudos to them, too.
I trust DREAM Dachshund Rescue, and invite all doxie lovers who are in need of another little sweetheart to contact DDR. Also, I encourage folks to donate to this group. You won’t regret doing so. I did, and I don’t.
William F. Hawthorne, Jr.
Jeffersonville, GA 31044
The passion and compassion of DREAM, it's Board, it's volunteers, and all those that support the organisation should be held up as an example of how society should look after those that cannot look after themselves, are forgotten, ignored, or looked at as expendable.
Our family has been blessed and enriched over the last 10 years with the addition of three DREAM rescued dachshunds. The support and guidance provided by DREAM volunteers; from the first contact, through adoption, and post adoption: has been remarkably helpful. Thank you for the lives that you save, and lives that you enhance!
I guess about 8 or nine years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to give fostering a try. We had three dachshunds of our own at the time. I remember our first little fella, Jake. I picked him up from the county animal shelter and he was a supper sweet lil guy, and full of worms. After a much needed trip to the vet, he began to get healthy and gain weight, and had such a joyful demeanor, he always made us smile. After just a couple of weeks, he was adopted into a family with a 12 year old boy. In a month or so, I found a message on my phone from the dad. In the message, he expresses how Jake was so precious to the entire family, and he quoted the saying "who rescued who?" . I could hear the emotion in the mans voice, and when I thought of what may have happened to little Jake if he had been left in the animal shelter, I knew I was hooked. With so many wonderful dogs that simply need a second chance, how could I turn away and not foster again?
Since then, we have fostered a variety of dogs...purebred and mixes, seniors and puppies, obese dogs whose bellies dragged the ground, and some so thing you could see every rib. There was even one unforgettable dog who came out of a puppy mill. She was sick, weak, and anemic. She had never been on grass, the falling leaves were scary to her, and it took a week before she would even let me touch her. With the help of my loving little pack, she soon began to relish my attention. She was very shy, and it would take a very special person to adopt her. And you know what? That special person came along, and the shy little girl who was so fearful now enjoys getting dressed up like a little doll. She learned she could trust, and is living a life being well loved.
Some people say " oh, I could never foster, I would want to keep them all", But if you think about all the dogs who do not get a second chance without foster space, you realize how important fostering a dog, even one, can make such a difference. It is a difference of life, or death in many cases, so how can we not?
And yes, there have been several that I may have kept if I did not have ( now four) dogs of my own. When we adopted our fourth dachshund, my husband said " we really can't foster anymore, this is enough dogs in the house". But guess what? We still do, and it is funny, it seems like many of the dogs have attached themselves to HIM when they get here, kinda like Divine Intervention is showing him how important his role is in fostering as well. And yes, we have both gotten a little teary eyed when a dog leaves that we are so fond of, but we feel even greater joy, knowing we had a hand in giving that dog a second chance in life. It is a reward and blessing that far exceeds the pain of letting them go. You have given them a chance at a new life, and new adventures, and it fills your heart with happiness for them. So, give it a try, and make a positive difference in the life of folks searching for a dog, and certainly, the Life of the dog who is saved.
What I have seen about this rescue group is far and above most as far as I am concerned. They deal with my favorite breed of dogs. I personally have rescued 10 of the little darlings since 1971 and will have at least one preferably 2 at all times in my home until I die. I spread the news of the great fun these little dogs greatness all the time and of the greatness of DREAM DACHSHUND RESCUE ATLANTA GEORGIA they do a great job in the Atlanta Georgia area.
We adopted Milo about 4 years ago. I had recently lost Jazzi another long hair Black and Tan we had for 14 years. I had a hole in my heart that needed to be filled and I had fallen in love with the breed. I picked Milo from Dreams website and thought we would take a chance on a rescue. We don’t know all of Milos past but he was hesitant when I tried to pick him up or play. We figured he had probably been previously abused by a man. I was persistent but patient and he eventually warmed up to me. Now he is my shadow and we are really close. He has turned into a really smart and loving friend. I would encourage anyone thinking about getting a Dachshund to give a Dream rescue a chance. They just need some love and you will see them blossom into wonderful furry friends! Everyone at Dream was great during the adoption process and made sure we would give Milo the home he needed. Come Dream with us and give a Doxie the chance to live his/her life being loved and cared for!
they make an effort to pair all the pups with the perfect furever home! they hold great events every year to benefit the pups!
I have the most wonderful girls ever.
8 years ago I adopted one by one . Thanks to this organization to support me with the adaption time. They always were right there when I called for advice.
Thank you , thank you for all what you do for every doggie.
We have been fostering with Dream Dachshund Rescue for about 5 years. We now have foster number 11 with us. We love Dream! The experience has been so wonderful and rewarding. From volunteering at the annual Howloweenie event to the day to day care and nurturing of our foster dogs we are always working to put more dogs into permanent homes. Dream's board works endlessly to be sure every dog that can be saved is saved. Our small contribution adds up with all of the other foster homes, volunteers and their families to bring hope and homes to these very special dogs.
I rescued Johnny in April of 2008 from DREAM. He passed away in March 2017 and he was the best dog I could have asked for. He wasn't easy as he had gone through some severe abuse in his life, but I adore all the volunteers at DREAM for doing what they do for these dogs. I have gone to events, met other dogs through them and I see the good that they do. I could go on forever about what Johnny meant to me and I could never pay back the volunteers at DREAM for providing him such a wonderful transition prior to getting to his forever home, but I will just say this - they do this for the love of the dogs. You could not ask for a better group of volunteers and I think of them and thank them every day.
We cannot thank DREAM enough for helping us find our Norman. Norman has brought so much love into our home and hearts and we cannot remember our lives before he came trotting into it! DREAM has been absolutely amazing in making sure we found the perfect fit for our family as well as finding the perfect family for their rescue. We have kept in touch with the foster family and the wonderful people who had taken time to do everything possible to make this “dream” happen for us. This rescue truly cares and works hard to give these beautiful animals a loving home.
My family was a Dream foster home and we fostered about 10 dogs. Dream provided full support for all medical and behavioural needs, as well as things like food and accessories.
All were successfully matched with loving adopters and Dream makes the adoption process very easy for foster homes. They are extremely thorough and ensure appropriate scrutiny of potential homes for these special dogs. They look at every aspect of the dog's needs and behaviours and leave no stone unturned. We also adopted 2 dogs through Dream while fostering and because of that, have taken a break. Dream is the most scrupulous, transparent animal rescue group I have come into contact with. They are truly Dachshund experts and have the dogs' best interest in mind at all times.
DREAM rescued our amazing sweet girl from the shelter where her previous owners unceremoniously dropped her after she became paralyzed. DREAM did everything possible to aid her in restoring some movement to her legs. When we adopted DREAM, they helped us to learn how to care for our girl. Seri is the heart of our household, and she can now walk up to 20 feet at a time. :) We love her so much, thank you DREAM!
DREAM dachshund rescue has by all accounts rescued over 1200 little long dogs from the most adverse and deplorable conditions. What cannot be calculated is how many human lives have been changed for the better because of these little dogs.
Our story is simple. Back in 2001 I directly rescued a little black & tan, short haired doxie named Jack. All he needed was a love, patience and care. What he gave back to me far outweighed what I had done for him. Years later when I found myself alone, in the middle of a career change, I called DREAM and through a series of interviews and phone calls, I was matched with Doc. Perhaps the most incredible dog I’ve ever known. He was my constant companion. He went to work with me, slept with me, and on occasion, went to church with me. When I lost my mother I was totally devastated. He never left my side. He knew something was wrong and wanted to make it better…and he did. A true friend will sit in silence with you…he did. A true friend will catch your tears…he licked every one of them. He even approved or disapproved of my dates…and he was right! Doc was a senior that I had for a few short years but he saved my life. So, when people see me today, they ask “are they rescues?” My reply is, “I’m not sure who rescued whom.”
Over the years we’ve taken in seniors with only 6-10 months to live and we’ve taken in younger hounds as well. Each has brought their own type of love and growth opportunities. Each has made an impact on us, our family, friends and guests. They have been ambassadors of love to dozens of international guests who grace our home every year and to scores of friends from church, work and our community.
Nine years ago when I met my husband, he was a cat person. He had never been around dogs. Now, he is addicted to Doxies. From the first moment Jack came into my life, up to today, there has never been one day that my Dachshunds have not made me laugh and smile. Dachshunds are addictive and rescues are the best.
DREAM can only continue their good Samaritan efforts if all of us we give generously and spread the word. David and I are forever grateful to DREAM for being a conduit of love and life of us and our children.
Theron, David Clark-Stuart
Riley & Trebble (DREAM boys)
We adopted a wonderful healthy young dachshund mix from DREAM. This sweet baby had been abandoned in a home and was fostered by DREAM before we were blessed to adopt her. They do great work!
I have always believed that dogs are angels sent from heaven to teach us unconditional love. It is so sad that some people do not recognize that gift. The people at DREAM recognize that gift and celebrate it. We are proud rescue moms to 3 angel doggies. 2 we have because of the amazing people at DREAM. I am forever grateful for their hard work and dedication to precious little Dachshunds!
Everyone was so nice. Thorough in explaining how this works and checking out our home. We got Guinness a doxie/min-pin mix over 3years ago. He was extremely shy and wasnt friendly with men. They told us all about him. There were no surprises. He is still a bit skiddish but he has no issues with men now. Great place to get your next pet. We lobve our Guinness
The Dream website coordinator has thrice allowed me to post private rescues on their site, two of which found wonderful homes. The third one is incontinent due from an old back injury, so there were no takers. He has his furever home with us. Additionally, one of the group's members once met me on the road to take the incontinent dog's crate companion from his previous life. Both dogs were headed to animal control when I became aware of their situation. They vetted out that tiny doxie and found her a satin-pillow kind of life in Buckhead. What a far cry from her old life in a crate in the garage! Love, love, love these people ! God bless them and their work. They put on the best events around!
I found my sweet Chiweenie here and I am so grateful. Lily’s foster mom was Vicki and what a wonderful, caring person. I have told many people who are looking to adopt, please go to DREAM Dachshund for the most loving dog you will ever have!
Our little Olive is a senior DREAM alumna. In 2010 a "back yard breeder" dropped off Olive and several other doxies at a high-kill shelter in Huntsville, AL. The wonderful people at DREAM jumped into action and took a van to Alabama to pick them up. Olive was very dirty, had heartworms and terrible teeth. DREAM spayed her, had about half of her bad teeth extracted, and started HW treatment. We wanted to adopt so DREAM let us foster her while she went through heartworm treatments, then finalized the adoption once treatment was done. She loves snuggling on her bed with her companion dog Buddy and with her kitties, digging in the yard, and sleeping in bed with us at night burrowed under the covers. We feel very fortunate to have her and are very grateful to DREAM for all your work.
The team at Dream is awesome. We lost our 15 year old boy in May and after a month realized his sister relied heavily on him to hear and see. We reached out to Dream and explained we needed an older mature dog, that could help her and us. Needed to be housebroken, crate trained and the works. They told us about Bowie and how special he was, we decide to adopt him in July and could not be happier. Dream said he was very social, got along with everyone and we felt he would be a good fit for Gertie. He is so gentle and watches over her. She had teeth pulled and he would not leave her and when she woke up in the middle of the night, he licked her face until she calmed down. Bowie has been a Dream for us, and we could not have found him without Dream.