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Dachshunds are playful, loyal, and fun dogs. They like to chase small animals, birds and balls with great determination. Many Dachshunds are strong-headed or stubborn, sometimes making it a challenge to train. They are known for their devotion and loyalty to their owners. They love attention and, if left alone for too long, may become bored and whine or find something to chew to relieve stress. They require a caring owner that understands their need to have entertainment, exercise and companionship. They love to burrow under blankets and would prefer to sleep in their owners bed with them. These little dogs give back ten times the love, if they are properly cared for.
On occasion, the dogs we rescue have had behavior issues. Some of them have a history of nipping at or biting children or have a history of being agressive with other dogs or cats. We rescue these dogs to prevent them from being euthanized by placing them in a quiet and stable environment. Please understand that many of these dogs need to be placed in a quiet home without other animals or children, as the case fits.
It is from experience that we believe dogs should never be left alone or kenneled for more than four hours. When placed in an environment with the attention they need, these rescues feel more secured and loved. We endeavor to find these rescue Dachshunds a permanent and loving home, the one they have been waiting for.
MoviesThe Ugly Dachshund (great 1960's Walt Disney Classic)
About me:ABOUT JENELL, IN HER OWN WORDS
I have been involved with dog rescue since I was 17 years old. While I was in high school, I donated time to help at Animal Aide here in Portland, Oregon.
My rescue efforts started in earnest in 1989 when I opened a dog boutique store on NW 23rd, in Portland, Oregon. This store was specifically dedicated to dog-related merchandise and was the first of its kind in Oregon. I became increasingly interested in the Dachshund breed and started carrying more Dachshund themed merchandise in my store. I met and became friends with many Dachshund lovers, as well as dog lovers in general.
Through my customers, I became aware of the increase in puppy mills and backyard breeders, learning that sometimes there were 30 people trying to sell Dachshunds puppies in the paper. I learned there were a lot of people who had not researched the breed to understand the needs of these special little dogs and because of that, they were turning them in to the humane society, abandoning them or abusing them. Some of the dogs had behavioral issues, bit children or barked excessively.
According to the American Kennel Club in 2001, Dachshunds were the 4th most popular breed and the most popular of the small breeds. Thus, there was an abundance of Dachshunds being bred for profit, which still continues today.
I learned the Humane Society and dog shelters in Oregon and Washington were euthanizing healthy young Dachshunds simply because they ran out of room and the dog's time was up. I learned there were no rescues specifically dedicated to Dachshunds in all of Oregon or Washington. Because I love dogs, and specifically Dachshunds and could not bear to see them being euthanized for no good reason, I started telling my customers to spread the word that I would take these dogs in and find them a new home.
During that time I rescued over 500 dogs. In 2002, I started my rescue website so that more people would learn of their option to surrender these great little dogs to someone other than the Humane Society or a shelter. I now take in 1-3 Dachshunds every day. In the last 18 months alone, we have rescued and placed 592 Dachshunds from people throughout the state of Oregon, as well as Washington. In addition to individuals contacting me, the Humane Societies and dog shelters in both Oregon and Washington contact me when they have a Dachshund who has run out of time so that I can take them in.
Every rescue dog gets a visit to the vet for a checkup. The majority of the dogs need all their shots updated as well as spaying or neutering. Some need extensive work, including surgery for broken bones, dental surgery to clean or remove bad teeth, ear mites, etc.
Though we do ask adopters to pay a nominal fee for the adoption, these fees rarely cover the veterinary costs, let alone the supplies and services required to shelter them. That is why we are so grateful to have our members and contributors. Each one of you helps to make it possible for us to give these dogs one more chance!
With gratitude and hope,
President of Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc.
ABOUT OUR RESCUE
Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, all-volunteer, no-kill purebred Dachshund rescue organization serving Oregon and Washington. Our aim is to find the best homes possible for Dachshunds who have been neglected, abused, injured or surrendered for euthanization. We are a 501(c)3 registered organization.
We believe that every single one of these wonderful little dogs deserves love and care, but life doesn't always work that way. Sometimes dogs are injured and their owners cannot afford or provide appropriate care. Sometimes dogs are used solely as breeding vessels and are tossed aside when they are no longer useful. Sometimes families under-estimate what dog ownership requires and realize too late that they cannot care for their pet. Sometimes dogs outlive their humans and there is no one to take them in. That is where the Oregon Dachshund Rescue comes in.
ODR, Inc. takes in Dachshunds in need, cares for their physical needs, and finds suitable homes. We do have special criteria for finding homes, as Dachshunds have special needs due to their physical nature. Optimal home circumstances include adults who will be able to give time, care and affection. More information about adoption is included in this website.
The Rescue is supported solely by volunteer support, both financially and time resources. These little dogs need your help! If you are a Dachshund lover and would like to join us in the care of these pups, please browse our site for ways to contribute. You can donate money through PayPal, purchase supplies from our Supply page, or offer services you think might be helpful to the Rescue.
For more information, go to: http://www.odr-inc.org
Sponsorship at Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc. allows us all to work together for the benefit of these loveable little dogs.
Regular contributions through your sponsorship allow you to take an active part in the care and welfare of rescued Dachshunds. And just like a job with regular income allows us all to budget and pay our regular expenses, so too does Sponsorship allow ODR to do the same.
Your entire contribution to the Oregon Dachshund Rescue will go to veterinary bills for those cases that are severe in nature, requiring treatment over and above the usual, as well as much needed supplies to keep this rescue running.
Starting in April 2008, all active individual sponsors who contribute $50 or more each month will be entered into a bi-monthly drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Petco. The winner will be notified and then announced in the next newsletter.
A donation of this size would help save one more Dachshunds from being abused, neglected or euthanized. Please feel free to forward this information on to anyone in your circle of friends who has a Dachshund or loves animals.
If you wish to become a Sponsor, please send your annual contribution (check or Paypal) to Oregon Dachshund Rescue, Inc at
PO Box 820082
Portland, OR, 97282.
Be sure to note it's for membership dues and you will receive an immediate acknowlegement.
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Who I'd like to meet:I am looking to meet Dachshunds and Dachshund lovers!
If you are interested in adopting one of these wonderful, loving creatures, please visit our website to find out if you qualify and how to apply.
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