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Dakota Dachshund Rescue

Welcome to Dakota Dachshund Rescue!


Thank you for stopping by!

Dakota Dachshund Rescue is a private all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

We are a small group of foster homes and volunteers who really love those short legged dachshunds that are called by so many names.....dachsies, doxies,wiener dogs, sausage dogs, lowriders. We also have foster homes that love other smaller breeds. We work together to bring in dachshunds, dachshund mixes and a few other small breeds that aren't doing well at the HS or need more vetting than the HS can provide, smaller dogs that need rehoming because their owners just can't keep them anymore, abandoned, abused, and unwanted smaller dogs. 

Dachsies are intelligent, lively, comical, confident and courageous dogs.  They are hunters and most have a high prey drive.  They can be difficult to housebreak, and they have a tendency to be barkers.  Dachsies are also faithful, versatile, stubborn, adorable, and we think irresistible! 

We provide medical and behavioral care for each dachsie and other breeds coming into our rescue.  We do our very best to help them put their best paw forward as they prepare for the forever homes in their future.  

Dakota Dachshund Rescue takes every opportunity to educate those we come in contact with on the responsibilities of pet ownership, the prevention of cruelty to animals, and the need for pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.  

One day at a time.  One dog at a time.  Friends Forever!



I sabve human todya


Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.

I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.  As she stopped at my kennel, I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.  I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.  Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy, and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card, I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the pen bars to comfort her.  Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.  A tear fell down her cheek, and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.  I would promise to keep her safe.  I would promise to always be by her side.  I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes!

I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.  So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors.  So many more to be saved!  At least I could save one!  Yes...

"I rescued a human today."


"My goal in life is to be as good of a person as my dog already thinks I am."  Anonymous

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