|Our new logo in 2014
Dachshund Rescue NW near
Spokane, Wash. We do have fun with our dog rescue hobby with fun, family friendly events, placing dogs and educating
the public about spaying and neutering their pets. In 2013, we placed a record number of homeless wiener dogs with 126 of them and we placed
120 in 2012, another new record placed for the year. See our other yearly counts below.
Thanks to all our many fun volunteers,
old and new, and your donations to help us in this horrible economy to help place all these homeless wiener dogs.
We have now rescued
1100 homeless dogs now placed as of October 2014! We could not have placed that many dogs without a large community
support here for this rescue.
FIND US ON FACEBOOK FOR DAILY UPDATES, DOG PHOTOS, TRAINING HINTS, EVENTS
AND THE MOST CURRENT NEWS! OUR FACEBOOK PAGE HAS OUR MOST CURRENT INFORMATION AND UPDATES.
Yes, we are rebuilt and running once again from our garage fire that took out four buildings in October
2009 including our home and most of the dog rescue items. See those links and photos from the rebuild to the left. We
were back up and running full time as of April 2010 and have been placing homeless wieners like we have since April 1991 when
we opened as an official wiener dog rescue or what we call our "used wiener recycling."
|WE ARE A HOME-BASED, COUCH HOGGING DOG RESCUE.
|Many of these babies have since passed away. RIP. Photo courtesy of www.dragoonstudios.net 2007
Welcome to Dachshund Rescue NW (DRNW)
& Dachshund Club of Spokane's (DCS) web site. DCS is a doggy social club rather than a formal dog club so no meetings
to attend, but we do have a lot of fun at potlucks here at the rescue, parades, Wiener Walks in the Park, holiday events,
costume contests, adoption events for rescues and more. Join the fun and need not have a dog to come play with us as
we loan out our rescues so they can have a fun day too and get socialized. We are on Facebook for all our current events
so find us there and over 4000 followers!
TO PLACE a dog with us please click this link and read this FAQ page
TO ADOPT a dog from us please click this link and read this FAQ page
|EDGAR, LEFT, AND BRITCHES, RIGHT, JULY 2010
|CLICK THIS PHOTO TO GO TO OUR TO ADOPT PAGE
To find photos of our past events please click here to go to that web site.
Click this link to see our Wish List. We are always looking for new or used items like dog toys, balls of all sizes and used
bed linens. Click here to read more. Thanks!
|Some of the kids playing in the snow spring 2014
|See all our currently adoptable dogs here: www.drnw.petfinder.com
|Some of our 2009 rescues before they moved
|From left: Dave (Behind), Jasmine, Rock, Stella Rae, Anna and Cedar
|October 2013 with that current herd!
|"Here kitty kitty!"
2014: We have placed 121 homeless wiener dogs this year
and volunteered with the local horse rescue to help them place a lot of homeless horses as well!
2013: We have adopted 126 dogs in 2013, a new record. We
also helped place three homeless horses. Plus we volunteer with a local horse rescue as a foster home and help
them place their horses from their farm at their events as well.
We adopted out 120 homeless wiener doggies and three rescued horses in 2012, yet another new record for dog adoptions!
2011: DRNW adopted out 90 happy
We also placed three horses that we worked and rehomed from our farm. We also worked with a herd of eight abandoned
horses in November 2011 to see they all were placed into a local horse rescue to find new homes.
2010: We adopted 65 happy dogs and three rescued horses in 2010
even while rebuilding from a fire in 2009 that took out the house, garage and two outbuildings. See photos form that
on this web site. The horse barn was fine so we just rebuilt and got back to work rehoming wieners like always. We
officially reopened in April 2010 after rebuilding that past winter.
2009: We adopted 71 happy dogs from our home even with the
house, garage and two outbuildings fire in October in addition to the four dogs that we had to place from the area
shelter when the house burned down. And we placed two rescued horses that we retrained as well.
2008: DRNW adopted 59 happy dogs, a new record for us!
2007: DRNW adopted out 38 happy dogs this year.
2006: DRNW adopted out 30 happy dogs, one horse and six
cats also this year. (We
helped less critters this year due to the Director's major car wreck, but up to full speed again for us in 2007!)
2005: DRNW adopted 47 happy dogs, a new record for us!
2004: DRNW adopted out 42 dogs, a new record for us!
adopted out 35 dogs and four horses and
one cat, a new record for us!
2002: DRNW adopted out 33 dogs, a new record for us!
We did not keep really keep good records of how many needy wieners we have helped over the years before 2001,
but we are guessing that we have help to place well over 950+ rescues as of 2013. That is a very conservative guess.
And only 13 dogs have ever been returned, most of those because of family situations or the economy. All
of those 13 were successfully placed in their forever homes the second time around because we do screen our adopters
and do test drives.
We also have been rescuing some horses for the last 25 years too, but we have not kept
count. We just helped those we saw in need. But we have placed around 65 head of horses and ponies so far.
The horse rescue is a hobby and we do not do it full-time. We just help when we see a horse in need to keep it from
going to an auction to wind up on someone's plate! Horses are not steak.
Dachshund Rescue NW equals "Happy wiener dogs to great, forever families!"
1. To educate the public about controlling the pet over
population through responsible spaying and neutering of their pets and to let the public know how many purebreds end up in
shelters plus how many are being destroyed each year here from being unwanted and overbred.
2. To let the public know about
the history of the Dachshund breed about how they are hunting dogs and all that entails. The education also includes that
this breed is not always suitable for every home especially those with very young children or those without secure, fenced
yards and how noisy and active a hunting breed can be and all the training needed to be owned by this breed.
3. To let
everone know that we usually have a dog club event about once a month in nicer weather for the Dachshund Club of Spokane
members like potluck picnics, attendance in four area parades and holiday parties for the dogs, Dachshund Training
Days, etc., and use those events to get our homeless wieners out in public so they can be adopted to forever families.
Did you know we turn away over 500+ Dachshunds each year because
we can only help around 120 dogs a year on average?
Please think twice about breeding yet another unwanted litter of pups.
Plus that is just in this area as this breed that is being horribly overbred and that count does not include other breeds. In
Spokane County alone they kill over 6,000 dogs each yeer in area shelters and that count does not include dogs being destroyed by
area vets. Even purebred pups eventually grow up and become puppy terrorists without their people spending
time or training with them. Why? When people do not do their dog breed research before buying a pup so many end
up being killed if rescuers like us did not take them in for more evaluation, training and placement. Please
consider adopting a homeless dog instead of breeding yet another litter of pups that we might have to rescue later on.