We rescue Dachshunds of all types, from purebred to mix's, smooth coats, short haired, long haired, wired hair and puppies to seniors. We even have special needs dogs available for adoption.See Available Dogs View Our Adoption Process
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Check out our recently adopted Dachshunds and their happy "tales"!View Gallery
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DARE's eBay Store
Unique Dachshund gifts all supporting the fosters of DARE. 100% of the profit goes to the DARE vetting fund. New items available daily.Visit Our eBay Store
100% of the profits go to the fosters of DARE for their care and well being.
DARE is Searching for Vendors and Businesses to
Sponsor Our 2014 Annual Event, Dox-a-Palooza.
If you would like the opportunity support this great cause as a sponsor or vendor, please download the application form for Dox-a-Palooza 9 here.
Come join us Saturday, November 1, 2014 at The Sun-‐N-‐Fun event grounds pavilion located at 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (rain or shine). To find out more information about this event, please visit the Official Dox-a-Palooza website at Doxapalooza.com.
View our available and loveable Doxies. From youth to senior to special needs, we have one for you!
Our Foster program allows our rescued Doxies to live in a home environment, not a shelter, before being adopted.
DARE – Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing dachshunds and dachshund mixes regardless of the condition in which the dog was received.
What We Do
Our dogs spend time in foster care so we can evaluate their behaviors in a home setting, which is far less stressful than being in a shelter setting.
We find through our foster homes we can give potential adopters information on the specific dog they are interested in and how they may interact with kids, other dogs, and cats, and identify any other behavioral issues a potential adopter is concerned about. Having these observations are critical to making a good match. We also work on house training skills if they are not already house trained and social skills.
Our foster homes provide love, training, structure, and medical care so that when you are ready for your new family member, they are ready for you. All dogs adopted out by DARE have been checked out by a veterinarian.
The following procedures have been completed prior to adoption and you will be provided with all corresponding medical records:
- Spayed or neutered
- Rabies vaccine
- DHPPC vaccine
- Fecal tested – negative
- Heartworm test – negative*
- Dental cleaning, if needed
* If they are found heartworm positive, they are treated, as long as they are deemed healthy enough to undergo the treatment. If not, we examine what options are available or keep them in foster while improving their health status. ALL DARE fosters receive monthly heartworm preventative.
We also try to identify and treat any long-term conditions such as allergies, diabetes, etc. so that you, as the adopter, know what you are committing to.
How Do We Do It?
ITS SIMPLE: We are able to accomplish this through the generosity of donations from everyday people just like you. We also receive funding through various fundraising activities such as:
- Our eBay Store, where 100% of the profit goes to the DARE vetting fund
- Charity events throughout the state
- Calendar contest and sales
- Our annual Dox-a-Palooza event, which is held the first Saturday in November and brings people from all over the US for games, contests, auctions, raffles, wiener races, and more
Every donation, no matter how big or small allows DARE to continue to save doxies in need.
Like many rescues, we believe that there IS a home for every dog we foster. Some just take a little longer to find, which is WHY rescue works. We match the right dog to the right family. Our process is very detailed, but hey, these are our dogs we are talking about! We have to make sure they are going to the RIGHT HOME FOR THEM. So if we ask a lot of questions, be patient with us; in the end you will be happy we were so thorough.