Training Update!

Southern California

Look at our beautiful Velma go. She has been with Nhut Vo of Redemption Tails training for almost 2 weeks. She is doing so well. We are really hoping that we can get some interest in her while she is still at the trainers. Ideally the prospective adopters could meet with her and Nhut. Please fill out an adoption application if you’d like to adopt Velma!

Valentine’s Doxie Quilt Raffle

You’ll fall head over heels to win this one-of-a-kind hand sew quilt, absolutely beautiful quilt (76X58 inches.) made by a wonderful supporter named Trisha Bryant.

You have an opportunity to have this quilt for yourself by purchasing a ticket 🎫!
One ticket- $10
Three tickets- $25
Seven- tickets- $50

All proceeds allow DAFR to continue saving doggies, especially those with medical issues.

Tickets can be purchased by the following:

1) Zelle
Can be found under Cheryl Stone
This is the preferred option.

2) PayPal
Please use the Friends and Family option.

3) Venmo @Cheryl-Stone-6

4) Website

Please put in notes: “Doxie Heart Quilt” 💖

The winner will be drawn on February 14th ❤️at 7pm Standard Pacific Time.


Today is #BettyWhite birthday and we’re celebrating! Help her celebrate by making a donation. Betty White was a huge animal lover, even owning long body breeds like Dachshunds and Basset Hounds.

These two babies (Peewee and Reba) are a couple of our newest rescues. They will need full medical including labwork, dentals, and spay/neuters.

Head to our donation page to support and honor a Hollywood and animal rescue legend —–> HERE

Happy Anniversary DAFR!

We’ve got lots of reasons to celebrate these days, and not just for Cinco de Mayo! We’re also shaking our maracas for our 4 year anniversary(!) and big milestones for our “unofficial mascot” Cocoa Puff’s “Gotcha” day and 15th birthday / Quinceañera! 🎉🪅🎂

Cocoa had a pretty long wish list but one wish was to give back to help other rescue dogs! So she “paw-selected” these items to build the raffle prize for $5 a ticket! You have the chance to win this amazing prize while also helping raise funds which will go directly to help run the organization and towards items needed for fostering and rescuing ❤️🐕🎁

The prize includes the following:
 – $200 in cash!
 – Tommy Bahama cooler
 – 2 Beach towels
 – Weenie dog insulated travel mug
 – Leather dog collar – size medium (fits neck 13-17 inches. Just under 2 inches wide). From Muttropolis – $69 value.
  – And a very special prize designed by Cocoa Puff herself!
Total prize equals $450 and you can have it all for $5 ❤️🐾

Dachshunds and Friends Rescue will host a live Facebook drawing on Thursday, May 20th to announce the winner !!!! Good luck to everyone and thank you for helping to get back to the people that took me off the streets and gave me the chance to get this amazing life!!

You can buy multiple tickets. It will give you a better chance to win and it will help save more doggies. Here is the link to buy the tickets:

Spring Auction Underway!

Going once, going twice, SOLD! Our much anticipated Spring Auction is rocking and rolling over on Facebook auctions. Chick out (pun intended) our lovely assortment of spring themed doxie goods, dog toys, and other treasures to cherish. Best of all, auction proceeds are directly applied toward the important work DAFR does to save the lives of our four legged friends. Hop on over to our auction page and start bidding!

Dachshunds and Friends Rescue Auctions on Facebook > Click Here

Our amazing Faith goes on TV’s “The Doctors”

Faith “the Chiweenie” recently got some special air time on TV’s “The Doctors” making her true Hollywood debut. A very heartwarming and inspiring segment was shared by the international TV show sharing Faith’s absolutely incredible weight loss story and how she was supported on that journey. Check out some never before seen footage and interviews about all the hard work she put in to shed the pounds and the positive attitude she never lost.

The Doctors – Morbidly Obese Chiweenie Faith Hits Her Goal Weight

Big thanks to all our friends who saved Faith’s life and continue to support the work of Dachshunds and Friends Rescue – we couldn’t do this work with you.

Luck of the Dachshund 🍀

Make it a doggie’s lucky day!

With a recent intake of dogs to the rescue, your support is needed now more than ever. You can make a significantly positive impact in our dogs lives by skipping over to our Etsy stores and shopping for adorable St. Patrick’s Day goodies to dress up your self or your home. Something for you and something for the dogs, everyone scores!

100% proceeds from sales goes to assist DAFR’s mission.

Etsy Shop for DAFR by Lisa Cooley

Etsy Shop at DAFR Direct

NEW(!) Etsy Face Mask Fundraser

They’re here….We just kicked off a NEW mask fundraiser which can be found on our new Etsy page!

Thanks to the fabulous Dachshunds and Friends Rescue volunteers, we’ve got a fresh Fall crop of fashionable doxie masks ripe for the picking. We have a variety of beautiful dachshund, floral, and other cute cotton fabrics, made with two layers of cotton with interfacing in the middle, and some masks available also have adjustable ear straps for comfort. They are perfect for social distancing in style but not medical grade. These handcrafted masks are $20.00 (includes shipping) and funds go to supporting vaccines, spay / neutering, dental, advanced medical procedures, behavioral training, and rehabilitation efforts – all the things rescue dogs need and deserve.

With the convenience of our new storefront on Etsy, you can pay directly through the Etsy site. All styles and availability are listed directly on the item, making purchasing super simple! Please note mask orders take 1 – 2 weeks. Click HERE to tootle on over to our Etsy store.

Be the envy of your office, get noticed at the grocery store, or just be your chic self wherever mask wearing is recommended. Thank you so much for your support!

DAFR Face Mask Fundraser

Happy Spring to all our friends!

Our wonderful volunteers have been stitching some fantastic face masks to raise funds for Dachshunds and Friends Rescue! We have beautiful dachshund cotton fabric. The masks have two layers of cotton with interfacing in the middle. They are perfect for social distancing in style but not medical grade. These handcrafted masks are $20.00 (includes shipping) and funds go to supporting vaccines, spay / neutering, dental, advanced medical procedures, behavioral training, and rehabilitation efforts – all the things rescue dogs need and deserve.

You can arrange to get a mask by sending us a Direct Message on Facebook or by emailing, although Facebook is preferred for this fundraiser. Let us know if you want to purchase a mask and we’ll work out the details such as fabric selection, sizing, payment, and shipping. Please note mask orders take 1 – 2 weeks.

Thank you so much for your support!