What we do
Most dogs spend at least a little time in foster care to evaluate their temperaments and work on their potty training and socialization with other animals and family members. This is a vital component to a good, permanent home placement. Foster homes provide good nutrition and an understanding lap to prepare our dachshunds for life in a world where fear, abuse and starvation are non-existent for the rescued dog.
Unlike a shelter or humane society, our dogs are not in one central location, but spread throughout many foster homes across the state. We realize that this makes it difficult to 'come meet our dogs,' but we believe the one-on-one care our dachshunds receive is well worth the inconvenience.
Most CTDR dogs come from Texas animal shelters where they are in danger of being euthanized. We also accept animals from the public if space is available in an appropriate foster home. Some of our dachshunds have had a good life, but have fallen on hard times because their master has passed away or because they've escaped their yard and become lost. But some of the dachshunds we take in have been abused, abandoned and neglected and require time and patience to bring them back to happy, healthy, loving pets.
When a dog is rescued it receives a health exam by a veterinarian, the vaccinations appropriate for its age, a heartworm test and preventive, and a microchip. All dogs 4 months of age or older are spayed or neutered. Dogs under 4 months of age are adopted under the agreement that they will be spayed or neutered at the appropriate time.
We also provide dental treatment or other surgical treatments as necessary. Some dogs have more special needs and take longer to adopt. Others find their forever home within a matter of weeks.
Central Texas Dachshund Rescue was started in September of 2000. Our membership has grown yearly, providing more foster families and volunteers to help find loving, forever homes for our dachshunds.
We were incorporated in September of 2001 and we received 501(c)3 status in February 2003. And, despite our name, we are no longer only in Central Texas, but have members and volunteers throughout the state.
2015 CTDR Officers
President: Teresa Rucka
Secretary: Stephany Lampton
Treasurer: Tina Brandon
2015 CTDR Board of Directors
Following are the highlights from last year:
- We rescued a total of 73 dachshunds and placed them into our program
- We adopted 85 dachshunds into loving homes
- We were caring for 29 adoptable and 9 hospice dachshunds
- We saw 10 dogs go to the Rainbow Bridge for various reasons
- Our fundraising & donors brought a substantial veterinary debt to $0