Available DogsWe have dachshunds of all ages, from puppies to seniors. We will work with you to find the right dog for your family! Click here to see our available dogs!
How to HelpWe have many opportunities to help our dachshund friends. Click here to find out how to become a foster parent, volunteer in another capacity or to donate goods and services!
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Featured Foster Dogs
Murphy is a handsome, 16 lb, 6 1/2 yr old boy, black and tan piebald fella who came from West Texas. H e has a really awesome personality. He enjoys petting and lap times! He appears to have had a back injury at some point in his life, but it doesn’t slow him down. We'd recommend a home with no cats but other dogs will be just fine. Click on his picture to read more about him.
Rainbow update: Visit Rainbow's page to read the full update. The short version is that Rainbow had multiple bone fractures, suffered from severe vitamin and calcium deficiency, and was in a great deal of pain. With rest, better nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplements, pain treatment, and physical therapy, she has improved. Thanks to your donations, she has been able to recover.
Please Donate to Charlie's Fund to Help with Vet Bills!
On the Labor Day holiday weekend evening (seems like all bad things requiring emergency vet care happen after hours, on a weekend, or a holiday, or both!), Charlie’s foster mom was out of town with Charlie, visiting family. Charlie got extremely sick, extremely fast. He needed emergency after hours care to find out what was wrong, and to get him the help he desperately needed – and fast! He was diagnosed with Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis. Sounds scary, right?! It can be deadly without treatment. He had to stay at an unfamiliar vet in an unfamiliar town to receive IV treatment and medications to get him past this sudden and acute problem. Charlie is a gentleman and handled everything with his usual good natured acceptance and recovered sufficiently to go back to San Antonio with his Foster Mom by Monday morning. However, the vet bill was/is quite substantial! In order to save Charlie’s life, we had to make the decision to treat at an out of town vet at full after hours/weekend/holiday prices, or, well, not treat him. . . Of course, we opted to treat him and get him over crisis! Please donate to Charlie’s Fund (Paypal button set up specifically for his medical bill needs!), if you are unable to donate even a small amount, please forward and share Charlie’s story to help pay for his acute medical expense needs. Thank you in advance, and as always, we sincerely appreciate each and every one of you whose hearts are always with this very special breed that we all love so very much!
We are animal rescuers!
Foster Homes Needed
Can I stay at your house for a while?
Do you have room in your heart and home for a homeless Dachshund? We need more foster homes to provide a loving stable environment for dachshunds in need. DDRTX takes care of the vet bills and the foster provides room and board and a family home for the needy dog until the dog is adopted to a carefully screened adoptive home. You can watch and participate as a shy or fearful little dog blossoms into a happy, healthy and well adjusted family member! Fosters also bring the dog to our events scheduled on weekends and sometimes to meet and greets of potential new adopters. It’s an easy volunteer job with a big emotional reward and a warmed heart -- knowing you've help save a dachshund from being homeless and helped them find a forever, loving, permanent home! Fill out a foster care application. Foster homes pass the same requirements as our adopters. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Diamond Dachshund's own Tesla Voltz was on the news! Her story is one of survival, but her attitude is all joy. Although she is permanently physically altered, we believe little Tesla is perfect in every way. We ask you to share her story to help remind everyone of the real and preventable dangers within our own homes.
Update: Tesla is now a candidate for what we hope will be her final surgery! We are getting ready to start fundraising to cover the costs of the surgery with a Canine Dental Specialist that will close the hole in the top of her mouth. While we have been setting all of that up, Tesla has been diligently training her foster home to spoil her rotten and showing them that no matter what they are working on, she can help! Tesla is one of the happiest, most silly dachshunds we've ever known and every single day she brings smiles to our faces.
Donate to DDRTX as a Gift to Someone!
You can donate to Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas in honor of someone else! We will send a customized gift card to your special someone. Your donation will help take care of our beloved doxies!
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What is DDRTX?
Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas is an all-volunteer group in the heart of Texas that is dedicated to the health, welfare, and happiness of our dachshund friends. We are based in Central and South Central Texas and have volunteers in many parts of Texas. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, we must rely heavily on donations and contributions, which are a necessity in order to continue to be able to pay the costs of veterinary care and other necessary expenses for each of our dachshunds. Diamond Dachshund has rescued, rehabilitated and placed from 100 to 200 dachshunds each year since our incorporation in 2003. We strive to find the right home for each dog's individual personality and needs so that the placement is permanent and both the dogs and the families who adopt them are equally happy.
You can check us out as a registered non-profit organization with GuideStar click on the icon below.