Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue was started in September of 2000. Their membership is growing every year, providing more foster families and volunteers to help find loving, forever homes for dachshunds.

They were incorporated in September of 2001 and received non-profit status in February 2003. And, despite their name, they are no longer only in Central Texas. Members and volunteers are located throughout the state of Texas.

What They Do

Most dogs spend at least a little time in foster care to evaluate their temperaments and work on their potty training and socialization with other pets and family members. This is a vital component to a good, permanent home placement. Foster homes provide good nutrition and understanding to prepare their dachshunds for life in a world where fear, abuse and starvation are non-existent for the rescued doxie.

Unlike a shelter or humane society, their dogs are not in one central location, but spread throughout many foster homes across the state of Texas. They realize that this makes it difficult to 'come meet their dogs' but they believe the one-on-one care dachshunds receive is well worth any inconvenience.

Most CTDR dogs come from Texas animal shelters where they are in danger of being euthanized. They also accept animals from the public if space is available in an appropriate foster home. Some of their dachshunds have had a good life, but have fallen on hard times because their owner has passed away or because they've escaped their yard, and become lost and never found. Some of the dachshunds they take in have been abused, abandoned and neglected and require time and patience to bring them back to happy, healthy and loving pets.

When a dog is rescued it receives a health exam by a veterinarian, the vaccinations appropriate for its age, a heartworm test and preventive care. All dogs 4 months of age or older are spayed or neutered. Dogs under 4 months of age are adopted under the agreement that they will be spayed or neutered at the appropriate age.

They also provide dental treatment and other surgical treatments as necessary. Some dogs have more special needs and take longer to adopt. Others find their forever home within a matter of weeks.

Contact Information:
Central Texas Dachshund Rescue
7301 RR 620 N
Ste 155 #136
Austin, TX 78726

*** If you're looking for a new family pet or just want to help, please support your local Central Texas Dachshund Rescue ***