May 2014: Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue started out in September of 2000, and now has members and volunteers throughout the state. Like all our featured charities it has 501(c)3 status, signifying that it’s an officially- recognized non-profit.

Chester

Chester

Most CTDR dogs come from Texas animal shelters where they are in danger of being euthanized, though dogs are also accepted from the public if there is space available in an appropriate foster home.

Some of the dachshunds in their care have previously had a good life, but have fallen on hard times because their owner has passed away or is no longer able to look after them, or because they’ve escaped and got lost. Others, sadly, have been abused, abandoned and neglected and require time and patience to bring them back to being happy, healthy, loving pets.

Allie

Allie

Each rescued dog receives a health check by a veterinarian, appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test and preventive, and a microchip. 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 time. Dental treatment and other surgical treatments are provided if necessary. Some dogs have more special needs and take longer to adopt, while others find their forever home within a matter of weeks.

Most importantly of all, the dogs are given lots and lots of love.

All donation, however small, are vitally important to the rescue’s work, and will be very gratefully appreciated!

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