Welcome to The Dachshund Rescue Web Page!
This website will cease to exist on April 30, 2015. With the advent of social media, such as Facebook and Twitter, sites such as this one are no longer relevant. Until that date, it will be maintained as it has always been.
This website is provided by a private individual as a resource for dachshunds (and dachshund mixes) in need of a new home. All information about the animals for adoption is provided by the individuals and organizations responsible for their placement and the site owner is unable to answer any questions regarding the adoption of specific animals.
Registration on this website is not required, unless you are intending to add information regarding an animal in need of a new home.
This is arguably the most fun and informative guide to this special breed of dog. Dachshunds for Dummies is an informative and entertaining guide to dachshunds, suitable for both the new dachshund owner, as well as the person who has known and loved these little "weiners" for years.
Amazon.com offers an assortment of dachshund related items through their website. You can see and buy many dachshund related items by visiting Benny's Barktique, my Amazon affiliate webstore. You can also search Amazon.com for anything they sell. Even better, a portion of any purchases made through these links will be returned to The Dachshund Rescue Web Page, helping to offset the costs of keeping this site alive. It doesn't even need to be dachshund related. ANY purchases will qualify!
If, on the other hand, you are here because you can no longer keep your dachshund, this site can help you. We are convinced that there is an appropriate home for every dachshund who needs one. This site is intended to be a resource to help find that home. Visit the "How to List a Dachshund on this website" page for the details on how to use this resource.
The Dachshund Rescue Web Page does not receive any government funding. The Dachshund Rescue Web Page receives very little funding from the general public. Support for The Dachshund Rescue Web Page comes directly from my pocket and it goes directly to the dachshunds.
If you have found the information and services provided by this site to be of value, please consider supporting rescue efforts by making a contribution to help continue the work. Information on many dachshund rescue groups who are worthy of your support can be found by visiting our "Recommended Dachshund Rescue Organizations" page.
The Dachshund Rescue Web Page is a strong believer in spay and neuter programs. There is absolutely no reason for a pet not to be sterilized and several very good reasons why they should. Consider these sobering facts from the Humane Society of the United States website:
- Estimated number of cats and dogs entering shelters each year: 6-8 million (HSUS estimate)
- Estimated number of cats and dogs euthanized by shelters each year: 3-4 million (HSUS estimate)
- Estimated number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year: 30 percent of dogs and 2-5 percent of cats entering shelters (HSUS estimate)
- Estimated number of animal shelters in the United States: 3,500 (HSUS estimate)
- Estimated percent of dogs in shelters who are purebred: 25 percent (HSUS estimate)
I strongly urge you to consider clicking the link to their website above, to read more.