UPCOMING EVENT DETAILS HERE: Past Event Write Ups & Contact Info
Adoptable Dogs Now at DRNW
WARNING! We are NOT associated with Little Long Dogs/Hoffman!
Re-opening news video in April 2010! We are now back after the fire.
OUR RESCUE WAS CLOSED FOR A BIT: a House Fire and How Folks Can Help Our Rescue, October 2009
Clean-up after the house fire, 2009, with photos
Hours of Operation
MEMBERSHIP: Dachshund Club of Spokane - club shirts & membership form
New! "Definition of a Puppy Mill Breeder" Article
Breed Resources, Household Meds Guide & Breed Traits
TO ADOPT OUR DOGS: Read FAQs & Fill in Waiting List Form Here
TO PLACE YOUR DOG: in a New Home or With Us FAQ
References for Our Rescue
Fun Wiener Event Videos, Resident Wiener Videos and Funny Dog Commercials Here
Adopters Beware - fake rescuers are now appearing in our area. Read this!
Low cost spaying or neutering plus shots, Spokane area, Links/Phone Numbers
Sad DRNW Facts
NEW! Newspaper article from March 2008 about DRNW
NEW! "Devil Dogs" = breed info/humor
Why we recycle dogs instead of breeding pups
UK Article on "Sausage Dog Aggression Study" 5/08
Why Chose a Rescue to Adopt?
Breed Information & Humorous Articles
RIP Dog Club Member Steve Gaddum
RIP - Some Dogs We Knew and Loved
"Feed a Wiener" Donations
2008 Wiener Dog Races to Benefit Dachshund Rescue NW
Our Adoption Contract Sample
Roscoe - Downed Wiener Photos/Journal & Back Injury Resources
2008 Downed Wiener Journal, Burrito, and details on his recovery/meds
Witnessed Animal Abuse? Here's How to Help!
Our Donations Wish List
Volunteer At Our Dog Rescue
About Us & Rescue's History
Our First Two Rescues - RIP Boys. Cute photos.
First 2 Dogs Rescued, DRNW - Written Tribute
Photos: Our Events & Our Residents
Web Site Awards and Links to Cool Doggie Sites
Links to Other Dog Rescues and Resources
Contact Us

Our new logo in 2014
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Dachshund Rescue NW  (DRNW) is a licensed dog rescue.  We are located near Spokane, Wash.  We do have a lot fun with our dog rescue hobby with fun, family friendly events, placing many homeless wiener dogs each year and educating the public about spaying and neutering their pets.  DRNW has placed 120 dogs and over each year for the last three years of this rescue thanks to our all volunteer based, successful dog rescue since 1991.  This year, 2015 is also starting out fast for wiener placements as well.   See our other yearly placement counts below.

We have now placed over 1100 homeless dogs as over October 2014!  We could not of placed that many dogs needing more training without a large community support of this dog rescue.  Thanks wiener people!  We will be starting our 24th year of dog rescuing as of April 11, 2105. 

Thanks to all our many fun volunteers, old and new, and your donations to help us in this economy to help our dog rescue.  Your support is always greatly appreciated.  Please send us an email and set up a time to visit our rescue too.  Volunteers and visitors are always welcome with an appointment in advance.  

We now have 3000+ visitors each year to the Wiener Ranch.  We love showing folks what we do to place these dogs and always have an open door policy.  Our dogs are not warehoused.  They are fostered close or part of a happy wiener family here at our ranch for those dogs needing more training before placement.


 We rebuilt and are running once again from the house and garage fire that took out four buildings in October 2009 including most of the dog rescue items needed to run this dog rescue.  The community rallied here and sent donations so we could reopen once again.  See those fire links and photos from the rebuild to the left.  We were back up and running full time as of April 2010.  That fire was in the past and we are looking forward.


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

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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
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From left: Dave (Behind), Jasmine, Rock, Stella Rae, Anna and Cedar

October 2013 with that current herd!
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"Here kitty kitty!"

2015:  We have now placed 16 dogs and counting as of February 14th!
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!  That means we placed over 120 dogs in the last three years.
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 and training home.  We help Rough Start Horse Recue place their rescued horses from their farm at their events as well.
2012: 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 dogs.  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!  
2003: DRNW 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!"

DRNW Mission Statement:

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.  Thank you! 

Our rescue's past mascot is Bad Baby Bogart, who passed away on October 17, 2010 due to cancer.  He was also a rescue that we decided to keep as our rottenly spoiled dog buddy.  Click Bad Baby's photo below to see his large web site with his funny stories, videos and dog photos of his wiener adventures since we were blessed with him in our lives to represent all homeless wieners at our dog events.
Below is our first two rescues and rescue's previous mascots, Hunter and Oscar who have gone on to Doggy Heaven as well in 2007 and 2005.

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RIP Hunter, back, and Oscar, our first two rescues
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Photo in 2003 at age 12 - click here for their page.

Rescue Me!


Click this photo to see our fundraising products!
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All products sold will benefit Dachshund Rescue NW

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Click this is a link for a web site for a local puppy mill Dachshund breeder with graphic photos of her dead and dying animals on their junk yard of a farm when they were also a fake horse rescue, Sleepy Hollow Horse Rescue. Now they are called Pine Hollow Dachshunds formerly Sleepy Hollow Dachshunds and they sell their unhealthy pups via a broker in the Spokane Valley. We have already rescued six of their mentally ill and unhealthy dogs and I am sure we will rescue more as time goes on. Plus they are now selling show rabbits now called the Rabbit Schak after they were kicked out of birds in this town and later horses for their fake horse rescue. Law enforcement closed them down in 2005 when their director was convicted if animal cruely. Please do not let people meet you in town or in parking lots to sell you Dachshund pups, but please ALWAYS do insist that you see where the pups are raised and their relatives or you might just be buying a mentally ill and unhealthy pup from a puppy mill breeder like this one. Thanks for clicking.



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