Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Supporting Dachshund Rescue Australia...

If you have  been following Long Dogs WA over the last 18 months or so you will have heard us talking about Dachshund Rescue Australia.

Dachshund Rescue has been the main recipient of our fund raising efforts, and we thought it would be good to let you know why it is such a great cause.

In the year to date they have re-homed over 150 dachshunds nation-wide.
Yep - more than 150 little sausages and counting this year alone.

 This includes a mix of private re-homings for people who, for a variety of reasons, cannot give their dog the care or lifestyle they need, and dogs that have been seized or surrendered. It also includes dogs that have been advertised in places like gumtree that might otherwise fall into the hands of the unscrupulous.

Choky - former dachshund rescue dog

Dachshund Rescue works collaboratively with other animal rescue organisations nationally. For example, many of the dachshunds that have been re-homed in Perth have benefited from cross-postings between state rescue and Dachshund Rescue Australia. The focus is always on the best thing for the dog, which is how it ought to be.

For those who need to re-home privately DRA provides an amazing support and advice service, helping to identify the best next home for the dog in question and sift through the numerous applications from prospective new families.

They arrange the de-sexing, transport, fostering, release from pounds, vaccination, micro chipping, de-worming, de-fleaing, grooming, dental care and additional vet care where needed. The provide a follow-up service for new families and manage a network of foster carers.

The DRA volunteers drive 1000’s of kms every year; collecting dogs from their original location, delivering them to foster carers,  vet visits, potential new owner visits, and of course final delivery to the selected home.

They spend countless hours talking with people who are thinking of re-homing dogs, not to mention people interested in taking on a rescue dachshund.

So, if you’re thinking of adding a dachshund (or two) to your family, think about adopting a rescue dachshund.  The best way to go is to register with Dachshund Rescue Australia, letting them get in contact with you when a good match comes up. Provide as much information about yourself, your family, your home and your lifestyle as you can.

I take my proverbial hat off to Sharman and Rosalie and all the good work they do. I’m very proud to be a part of a community who supports Dachshund Rescue.

Take a moment to read some of the stories of dogs that have been successfully rehomed.

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