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Buddy – Every Life is Important


4-year-old dachshund Buddy was surrendered to a shelter by his family after becoming paralyzed in the hind quarters due to Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD).

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Buddy dragged himself around his home and then at the kennel at the shelter for nearly a month without any ability to use his back legs. Thankfully one of the staff members at the animal shelter took Buddy home to care for him while attempting to find a rescue. We, at Dachshunds and Friends Rescue, were contacted in hopes that we could rescue this little man. Before we could say yes we had to find a qualified foster. This is when our fabulous volunteer and foster extraordinaire Jannie Baker stepped up and didn’t hesitate to foster Buddy. Jannie owns two dachshunds that have recovered from IVDD and has the necessary knowledge to care for Buddy. Once we received Buddy we saw the wounds on his back legs and feet from dragging himself on the floor. It was a pitiful sight and extremely hard to watch him drag himself. There are some things that can really affect even a seasoned rescuer and this is one of them. Buddy was immediately put in a crate to limit his movement. Our goal was to get Buddy the care he needed. Within a day and a half, we got him in to see a Neurologist/Neurosurgeon at a specialty hospital.

Buddy had an MRI which showed he needed surgery right away. That same evening (1/4/18) Buddy went into surgery. He was found to have fibrous matter encasing his spinal cord at the L12/L13 injury area. His doctor had never seen anything that extreme and thought it was a mixture of blood and disc gel that somehow combined together to create this matter. His surgeon had to slowly peel back and remove layers of the substance. By the end of the surgery, he was able to remove 80%. The substance will be biopsied.

Buddy is resting after surgery. He will need several months of recovery and rehab. We will know more over the next few days, weeks and months. Odds are in this little guy’s favor. Prayers for sweet Buddy.

Since we didn’t have time to raise the funds needed for this very expensive surgery we had to pay the $4,600 down payment with our credit card. We need to raise money to pay off the down payment and remaining balance. We are hoping you can make a donation to help us pay off our debt. Any amount would truly be appreciated.

We can’t do this alone…… takes a village in the rescue world.

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Drag Bingo Benefit – Okuuurrr!

Calling all ladies, lady boys, dog moms, dog dads, and bingo babies, it’s time again to raise some real dough for Dachshunds and Friends Rescue! Join us on Oct 28 at Hamburger Mary’s in WeHo for their ever-famous Drag Bingo all in the name of charity realness. Yasss hunnies, we’ve got big baskets filled with fabulous prizes and it’s Halloween weekend, so let’s get a little freaky!

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Receiving Generositea!

We toasted tea cups, we broke scones with our friends, and we raised some serious dough for Dachshunds and Friends Rescue. Our first annual tea benefit was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without our incredible circle of dedicated animal lovers – we even had supporters flying in from Oregon and Washington to join us!

A huge thank you to all those who came and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at Montrose T-Room, we couldn’t do it without you! We’re already planning for next years event. Next big DAFR event will be in October at Hamburger Mary’s…stay tuned for more details!


Get Frisky at Wiener Fest

How does a SoCal doxie lover know celebrate spring? They throw a party in wine country! That’s right, coming up next is the Wine Country Wiener Fest presented by Temecula Valley Dachshund Club, on April 15, 2018 at Mount Polamar Winery.

Join Dachshunds and Friends Rescue and bring along your “low riders” for the cutest party of the year. Festivities include the Dexter’s Derby Dachshund Races along with tasty treats, family-friendly games, shopping, dachshunds available for adoption and rescue, silent auction, door prizes, and wine tasting! Plus, it’s FREE!

See you there!

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Save the Date!



Mark your calendars for Jun 22, when we host our First Annual Tea & Benefit for Dachshunds and Friends Rescue at The T-Room in Montrose. Join us for an elegant afternoon with traditional teas, tiny sandwiches, delicate desserts, and savory scones. $45 per person – reserve your spot by sending payment through PayPal to:

Fun Holiday Auction – Let the Bidding Begin!

We’re holding a short and sweet auction dedicated to all things holiday doxie! Check out the great seasonal items perfect for your favorite crazy doxie lady or crazy doxie dad! It’s the season giving, don’t forget to Treat Your Self!

Auction Begins Nov 26 and Ends Dec 7 / 7PM PST
All items are doxie Christmas or Holiday related

To view auction items, see our Facebook Group

Dachshunds and Friends Rescue Auctions

Be a superhero, be a foster!

With the large numbers of helpless puppies, seniors and everything in between, fosters are need to provide temporary home and care while looking for the forever home they need and deserve. It’s a transitionary place, that is safe, warm, and surrounded by animal lovers who will take the time to nurture and provide care.