Dachshund Rescue NW near
Spokane, Wash. We are back OPEN with full operation and rebuilt after our house, garage and two outbuildings fire
in 2009. Yes we can take in dogs from area shelters, other rescuers and the public once again to keep rescuing since
1991. See page links to the left for details, links to news reports, videos and photos from that fire.
In 2011 we placed a record number
of homeless wiener dogs, 90 of them and we placed 120 in 2012. Thanks to all our many fun volunteers and your donations
to help us in this horrible economy place these dogs. See other yearly counts on all that we have helped below.
See many fun photos and
current event details as well as event photos on our Dachshund Rescue NW and Dachshund Club of Spokane Facebook page!
|WE ARE A HOME-BASED, COUCH HOGGING DOG RESCUE.
|Photo courtesy of www.dragoonstudios.net 2007
Welcome to Dachshund Rescue NW (DRNW)
& Dachshund Club of Spokane's (DCS) web site. We update this web site often, usually weekly, so be sure to check
back often. DCS is a doggy social club rather than a formal dog club so no meetings, but we do have a lot of fun at
BBQs, parades, Wiener Walks in the Park, 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.
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
To find photos of our current 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!
|GRETEL,ONE OF OUR ADOPTED DOGS, MARCH 2012.
|SHE HAS BEEN PLACED. PHOTO FROM SHELTER BEFORE WE PULLED AND PLACED HER.
|Some of our 2009 rescues before they moved
|From left: Dave (Behind), Jasmine, Rock, Stella Rae, Anna and Cedar
2013: We have adopted 48 dogs already this year as of May 13.
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.
2009 was a new record for
our rescue: 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
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 800+ rescues as of 2011. That is a very conservative guess. And only 12 dogs
have ever been returned, most of those because of family situations or the economy. All of those 12 were successfully
placed in their forever homes the second time around because we do screen our adopters.
We also have been rescuing some horses for the last
15 years too, but we have not kept count. We just helped those we saw in need. But we have placed around 50 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!
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.
|Wienerfest Spokane Picnic & Potluck BBQ Fundraiser
|Edgar, left, and Britches, right, in Wiener Wading Pool
Did you know we turn away over 500+ Dachshunds each year because
we can only help around 70 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 training,
evaluation 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!