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Update 4/4/2014: Precious is out of her crate rest! She has resolved her pneumonia. She is the sweetest little thing, looking up at you with those huge eyes, and your heart just melts. She continues to go willingly into her crate and sleeps in her crate very happily. She has not made a peep as far as barking/crying/whining since she came to be in my foster care exactly one month ago. She is focused on her people and doesn't show much interest in meeting new people at first, but...read more about Precious
Picture a flying dust mop in black and tan with a dash of white thrown in and you have Dexter!  His long, silky, wavy hair resembles what would result if a Setter and a Dachshund got together.  It’s a great combination: he has the warm brown eyes at one end like a dachshund and a tail that whips back and forth like a flag at the other end like a Setter.  In between is a sweet, lovable little guy who never meets a stranger.  Dexter is about 18-20 pounds and likely very y...read more about Dexter

Buda 2014

17th Annual Buda Wiener Dog Races TM
2014 Wiener Dog Theme:
"Dog Dynasty"

WHEN: April 26 & 27, 2014
WHERE: Buda City Park (Map)

Come see the races, meet some of 
CTDR's foster dogs, and buy some great
dachshund items from our booth.  
Click on the dog to be taken to the
wepage to find out all the action taking place.

To pre-order CTDR's Buda Weiner Dogs
Race T-shirts click HERE.

Dog Day Afternoon 2014

The 5th Annual Dog Day Afternoon will take place on Saturday, May 3rd from 11a-3p.  The event will have everything a dog lover desires!  Every type of dog-related vendor you can imagine will be on site at Dog Day Afternoon.  Businesses will be handing out samples of their products alongside service, informational booths, trainers, veterinarians, dog masseuse, photo area, doggie treats and SO MUCH MORE!  We’re also inviting Austin Area Rescue Groups for a doggy meet & greet day!  A portion of each sponsorship investment will be split evenly between the invited rescue groups, which includes CTDR!! Dog Day Afternoon will again feature the highly anticipated KLBJ Weenie Dog Races where local owners register their dachshunds to compete in this crowd pleasing event.  The Chi Wawa Fun Run was such a success last year, that it will be take place again this year at Dog Day!  KLBJ’s Matt Bearden will be hosting all of the fun activities throughout the day and awarding lots of fun prizes!

Where:  The Triangle - 4600 W Guadalupe St 

Date:  Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 

Time:  11a-3p


Foster Homes Needed

Build-A-Bear Foundation

2014 CTDR Calendar

We are constantly asked to take in dogs in need but are limited by the space we have in foster care. Please consider sharing your home and love with a foster dog.

Get more info or fill out the application.

CTDR recently received a generous grant from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation. The Build-A-Bear Foundation is committed to making life more bearable for children, family and pets in need of a helping paw. For more information, please visit our Build-A-Bear page.

It's not too late to get your 2014 CTDR Calendar! To purchase, please visit our Calendar page for complete details. All funds raised on the calendar will go directly to help pay our vet expenses.


Senior Dogs

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CTDR has some wonderful senior dogs that are looking for their forever homes! Check out the Top 10 Reasons for adopting an older dog.


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Check out all the fun photos on our Flickr page!

You can help support our dachshunds in need while you search, shop and more! Visit our Affiliates Page.


Kuranda Beds

My Sacred Ashes

CTDR is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you buy pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our shelter. What’s more, every purchase goes towards an entry for us to win a $5,000 quarterly giveaway!

 It's simple.

• Shop pet products on www.bissell.com

• Enter the code ADOPT at checkout

• Then select our shelter!

Learn more at www.bissell.com/partnersforpets.

If you would like to donate a Kuranda Dog Bed to a CTDR adoptable dog, please click on the picture below. Also, if you want to purchase a Kuranda Dog Bed for your own dog click on the link below.

Kuranda bed pic
Dachshund Dog Beds | Kuranda

If you would like to create a memory of your beloved pet or person to keep with you at all times, please check out MySacredAshes.com. CTDR will receive a percentage of all sales if you click on the picture below to go to their website.