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Austin, TX 78720
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Traylor is a well behaved, happy dog who likes to be petted and talked to and he LOVES to go on walks (strolls).  The minute Traylor sees his harness and leash, he starts jumping around and comes over to get into his walking gear.  Other than pausing to anoint a number of trees and bushes, he does well on the walks and is comfortable with walking for 1-2 miles in the evening.  Traylor loves to play with squeaky toys and sleeps with one at night.  We are still working on his p...read more about Traylor
  Oscar II
  Oscar is an easy and pleasant dog to have around.  He is mildly affectionate, preferring to be near his caretaker even for lengthy periods, but he’s not a lap dog and rarely gives licks.  He desires to sleep with his caretaker and prefers not be crated.  He gets along very well with other dogs and other dogs readily accept him.  He shows no aggression to other people unless they intrude on his property without permission.  He is more intelligent than averag...read more about Oscar II

2014 CTDR Mid-Year Letter

Hello, CTDR volunteers and fans! 

In the first six months of 2014 alone, CTDR has taken in 74 dogs and adopted out 75 dogs into forever homes.  Along with the increased number of dogs CTDR has been able to save, comes the increased cost of getting and keeping these precious dogs healthy.  On average, it costs over $500 to vet every dog that comes into CTDR care with just the very basics which include rabies vaccination, other vaccines and heartworm prevention.  Beyond the basics are neutering/spaying, dentals, and heartworm treatment, if needed.  CTDR also rescues dogs that require special medical attention such as back surgeries, tumors, heart and liver problems, seizures, the list goes on-and-on.

CTDR works hard all year hosting special events to raise funds to provide basic medical care, but unforeseen issues do arise, and that is where CTDR needs your help! 

As always in rescue, the need for additional funds continues and CTDR must rely on our generous donors to help rescue more dachshunds.

Below are pictures and information on some of the special medical cases CTDR has had in 2014.  These dogs were saved only because of the donations CTDR received.  Please, give generously to CTDR so that we can continue saving dogs!

Precious was an owner surrender as she was having trouble walking and was vomiting.  After a very lengthy stay at the Specialty hospital, it was found that Precious had an intestinal infection causing her a lot of tummy issues.  Precious’ vet bill cost CTDR $5,557.92.

Annabelle was recently adopted but while in CTDR’s care underwent two surgeries on both front legs to correct the limp she had had for quite some time totaling $3,640.75.

Reecie is a young dog that was pulled from the shelter and was found to have a life threatening heart issue and had what is called PDA heart surgery to save her life totaling $3,388.26.

Matilda was found by a Good Samaritan on the side of the road and had been hit by a car.  She was taken to the Specialty hospital for major surgery including surgery for a broken pelvis, totaling $4,302.64.

Belle was an owner surrender along with her sister, Lady.  Sadly, Lady passed away very suddenly.  Belle had major dental work resulting in 22 pulled teeth totaling $2,370.46.

King Henry was left at the San Antonio shelter, horribly emaciated.  CTDR rescued him and saved his life totaling $829.45.

Marley was an owner surrender.  Sweet Marley jumped off a trampoline and is now unable to use her back legs.  She is undergoing laser therapy along with strict crate rest in hopes that she will walk again, thus far totaling $405.54.

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Check donations can be sent to:  CTDR, P.O. Box 200429, Austin, Texas 78720

Thank you!


CTDR Board of Directors


The Austin Pet Expo star Saturday, August 2, 2014 star 10AM to 6PM star Palmer Events Center star Free Admission star Bring Your Pet!
(Please note that all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations, please)


CTDR will be at the Austin Pet Expo 2014 with the following foster dogs for you to meet:
Bucky and Brody will be there from 1:00 -4:00 p.m.
Chaunce will be there from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Oscar II will be there from 12:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Patty will be there from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Daisy2 and Traylor will be there from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.




Foster Homes Needed


2015 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.

Please consider booking your next vacation with Vacation 4 A Cause. Booking through this program will allow you to make a significant contribution to CTDR while costing you nothing. You will get the exact same vacation that you are planning to take and CTDR will receive a substantial donation. Click HERE or contact info@vacation4acause.com for more information.

It's time to purchase your 2015 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

Build A Bear Foundation


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


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.

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 Dog Beds - Rethinking dog beds
Kuranda Dog Beds
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.


Event Photos




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Check out all the fun photos on our Flickr page!