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A message from our new President

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Hi all,

I got my first Dachshund in late August 2009. I really didn't want one, however I had my list of qualities I needed and refused to have, and after over 450 ads, that silly ad somehow stood out. It was the only ad that actually met the requirements, and as "Willy the wiener needs a home," I hesitantly called. The lady on the phone thought I was perfect for him. She brought him to me to meet him and offered him at a discount price, and after meeting him twice, I took him home. That day changed my life. As some of you know, Willy is my soul dog. He is so many things I can't even express. We have spent the last seven and a half years together, with stories piled high and memories for a lifetime it seems.

A year later my great grandfather thought it would be a good idea to get Willy a pal. Walking into this idea naive and quite unaware of the quirks of the Dachshund, we picked up my second. Scooter. We won't get into details, but to put it gently, it was karma for having it so easy with Willy. Scooter came from California, and I spent hours o fevery day chasing him around,pulling my hair out, and trying to housetrain him. I had gotten into something strange, as the Dachshund lifestyle swallowed me whole.

After getting him civil, I had an urge to give back. I privately brought two others up, trained and re socialized them, and adopted them out thanks to a few people who made it possible. It felt good. Quickly I knew I wanted to help out more in some way. After a move back to Alberta, I filled out an application with Alberta Dachshund Rescue. Not long later my first foster came and it's been a treat to work with them.

To Sheri, I thank you for asking me to try to fill these shoes you've left. I can never replace you, but can only hope to maintain and continue to give others what you have. I think it's safe to say you've touched the hearts of literally thousands of people in your years. Thank you for helping out the hundreds of dogs that you have so gracefully, and for the largest compliment I've ever gotten.

Willy, Scooter, and now ADR foster fail Beaner and I are eager to jump in and give it our best to continue to offer our time,knowledge, and love to more doxies in need. You have left a huge pair of shoes to fill ,and thank goodness you left Marilyn around for support. She really was your right hand, and there is no way to do this without help. Another thank you to all of our amazing volunteers, for all your work and encouragement for me to take on this engaging role. Without all your help, it's impossible.

Here's to many more doxies in need,
To Edwards, Willy, Scooter and Beaner.

Sheri and pup

A Message from the Board of Alberta Dachshund Rescue

Thanks, Sheri.

On October 30, 2016, Sheri Rose, the Founder and President of Alberta Dachshund Rescue, stepped down from the position of President. At this time, the Board of ADR would like to express their deep gratitude and respect.

For the past seventeen years, Sheri has tirelessly laboured to find homes for displaced Dachshunds. Her positive impact, during that time, on the lives of dogs and people has been immense. Not only has she enriched the lives of many homeless dogs, but she has equally blessed the lives of many dogless people.

We, of the Board, have been additionally enriched by the experience of being a part of animal rescue. Sheri has built a fine, well-functioning, organization that could serve as a model for any management course.  Working within that association has enabled us to fully experience the joy of saving dogs without the internal tensions present in many volunteer groups.

Sheri, you may have relinquished the position of President at your own behest, but a position you cannot abdicate is the one you hold in our hearts: To us, you will always be our beloved Founder. Thanks.

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Note 100% of all proceeds go directly back to the dogs.  We are stricly non-profit. There are no paid employees in ADR. It is  run by volunteers who are volunteering their time to help the dachshunds that need them.  All members, foster homes, board members, transporters etc. are 100% volunteer. 

We now have Charitable Status so we are able to provide receipts for donations over $10. Please let us know if you would like a receipt. For those making recurring payments, we are going to send a receipt once a year at the end of the year. ADR's Charity Registration # 81659 8064 RR0001

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Max and Buddy

These two are Buddy and Max. Buddy is on the left and Max on the right. They are a very bonded pair of Dachshund/ Lab/ Rottweiler crosses. They are 8.5 year old and are looking for a forever home. They are 35-40 lbs so a good size! They do have the long body and short legs of the dachshunds. They are crate trained, house broken, doggie door trained and love their walks. They are very affectionate and bonded to each other so must go as a pair. They are being fostered near Pine Lake, AB. For info about adoption contact info@albertadachshundrescue.com

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About Us

Welcome to Alberta Dachshund Rescue. We are a group of dog lovers who focus their efforts on matching homeless dachshunds with families who will love them forever.

Many of the dogs coming into our care have been abandoned or otherwise mistreated. Some of them have been malnourished or have serious health issues. Others have — for good reason — developed a mistrust of humans. We provide veterinary care to bring them back to health and behavioral therapy to restore their faith in people before we offer them for adoption.

 We are a not-for-profit organization and have no paid employees. The funds; which come from donations, fund raising activities, and our modest adoption fee, are all expended directly on the dogs.

All the dogs offered for adoption have: been spayed/neutered; received all their vaccinations; had medical/dental issues addressed; received behavioral assessment/modification as required. If there are ongoing health or behavioral issues, these will be discussed with anyone interested in adopting the animal before adoption.

We always welcome more volunteers.  We can use volunteers from anywhere. If you'd like to help us rehome these little dogs, please email us. We'll send you a list of the things we need done in your area. Our most pressing need is for foster homes. Although we have kennel facilities available, we prefer to have the dogs that are awaiting adoption live with families. 

 We can guarantee is that adopting a homeless dachshund will bring immeasurable enrichment to your life. Thank you for considering  it!





 Thank you to all who have volunteered to foster; we are still looking for more foster homes so keep sending in those applications.  Keep watching for new dogs. We will post dogs that are looking for foster homes.