Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dachshund Rescue of South Florida

I have come across a really wonderful rescue group out of South Florida. I know I've really been hitting hard at a certain BAD SHELTER, but I do want to note that not only are there good shelters (one to be highlighted soon) but there are wonderful, loving, and caring rescues - many of whom go way above and beyond. The one below is both cheerful and effective (a nice if not rare combo), and they work with one of my favorite breeds, thanks to a certain little dog (ahem, person!) named Renaldo the Red.

And - they merited this: (not a small thing!)

Meet Dachshund Rescue of South Florida:

Dachshund Rescue of South Florida is a foster based 501(c)(3) rescue who helps hotdogs regardless of age, health, or behavioral issues find new homes after being in a shelter, as a stray out on the streets, or owner surrendered.
We take our work very seriously and screen our potential forever families thoroughly to ensure that our dogs will never have to worry or want for anything ever again.

Our mission is to educate people who may be unfamiliar with rescue and the time, love, and compassion that goes into identifying a little one in a shelters through getting them settled into their new forever home and why choosing to rescue a dog can be one of the most rewarding things a family can choose to do.

If you are looking to add a dachshund to your family we would love to work with you. We have done our best to help explain the process and share some our favorite "happy tales" from our former dogs with their new forever families. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and we are looking forward to meeting you!

Here's their site: