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2010 DFW Dachshund Rescue Accomplishments2010 was a busy year for our volunteers, and we're constantly reminded how lucky we are to have your generous support. As you know, it's all about the dachshunds. In 2010 we placed 45 dachshunds in loving, forever homes. About 1/3 of those went to previous adopters who returned to us when it was time to add to their families. We think this speaks volumes for the desirability of the dachshunds in our program.
We spent almost $30,000 in veterinary work. In addition to routine care like immunizations, spay/neutering, and microchipping, we treated four dogs for heartworms. We also had several dachshunds that required specialized treatment and rehabilitation:
~Jefferson had been hit by a car. He required specialized orthopedic surgery as well as laser therapy and use of an underwater treadmill for rehabilitation.
~Wiley was attacked by a coyote and was rescued just in time; his injuries also required laser therapy to heal.
~Winston was tossed out a car window by his former owner. The little dog's leg was badly broken, and he also required specialized surgery and rehabilitation therapy.
~Cyrus was found starved and emaciated. He required special care and monitoring of his diet to get his system working again and bring him up to a proper weight.
These four dachshunds healed beautifully while in foster care and went to their forever homes happy, healthy, and "good as new".
Oskar & Boomer and Archie's Donation Matching Campaign raised over $15,000 for our rescue dachshunds. This was our third annual donation matching campaign and we exceeded all expectations. We hope to have generous donors step forward to continue the tradition next year. Contact us if you would like to help sponsor this campaign in 2011.
Our fourth annual "Picture A New Life" 2011 Calendar, featuring our rescued dachshunds, was a huge success. We get such positive feedback every year on our calendar, featuring gorgeous photos taken by Teresa Berg and hilarious bios written by each of the featured dachshunds. 2011 was another sellout - we certainly hope you weren't left in the doghouse without a calendar.
We had booths at Oak Cliff Earth Day, Barktoberfest at Fort Woof, and Richardson City Pet Day. We always have some of our adoptable dachshunds at each event to greet the public, and several dachshunds were later adopted when they met their forever families at these events.
We held a training seminar for our foster parents, so they have the knowledge to begin training their fostered dachshunds prior to their adoption. This helps the transition to their forever homes go as smoothly as possible.
We held an adopter appreciation picnic in October. It was a huge success with over 100 people, and nearly as many dachshunds, attending. A number of dachshunds tried the agility run and participated in fun dachshund races, and everyone enjoyed tasty barbeque and cake.
In spring of 2010, our organization made three visits to a local elementary school whose honor council (made up of 4th and 5th grade students) wanted to raise money to help an animal charity. A volunteer explained responsible pet owership, clicker training, and gave an agility demo to the students. At the end of the third visit, the children proudly presented our volunteer with 14 dog collars for use with rescue dogs. They had raised the money for the collars with their book fair and other school events. We thank the school for allowing us the opportunity to visit and educate.
We look forward to many more exciting opportunities in 2011. Be sure to check back for upcoming events and come meet some of our volunteers and adoptable dachshunds. Thank you for being a friend to the dachshunds!
2011 "Picture a New Life" Calendars SOLD OUT
DFW Dachshund Rescue's 2011 "Picture a New Life" Calendars have SOLD OUT. All proceeds from calendar sales go directly towards the rehabilitation and placement of rescued dachshunds in our program, so that they, too, may Picture A New Life.
Thank you to everyone who purchased calendars this year. We hope you're enjoying Teresa Berg's photos, and the interviews with each adopted dog. Be sure to check back in the fall of 2011, for information on our 2012 Picture A New Life calendar!
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Rescue Dachshunds Visit Local Elementary SchoolIn spring of 2010, our organization made several visits to a local elementary school whose honor council (made up of 4th and 5th graders) wanted to raise money to help an animal charity. After reviewing different organizations, they chose our group and the school counselor gave us a call to ask if we would consider visiting their school and presenting a program.
We made a total of three visits this spring to the school. On the first visit, we took a standard longhair male dachshund and a miniature longhair male dachshund; both adopted from the foundation. We also took little Winston who was recovering from surgery on his broken leg at that time. We talked with the children about what constituted good care for dogs: quality food, regular vet care especially monthly heartworm prevention, spaying/neutering pets, regular exercise and training. The children had the chance to interact with all three dogs and ask questions.
On the second visit, we brought four dachshunds who had been adopted through the foundation. Three of the dogs demonstrated their agility skills for the children by running through a six obstacle course with a volunteer. Then the children had the chance to try running the dogs through the simple course. Every child wanted a turn! The fourth dog demonstrated how she had learned to ride a skateboard through clicker training. This was a huge hit with the children, as many of them enjoyed skateboarding themselves!
On the third visit, we did a mini "clicker training" seminar, and brought four dogs for the children to meet: three longhairs and a wirehair. With the help of three volunteers, we divided the children into groups. Each group had one dog and one volunteer. Two dogs had some clicker training previously, and one was brand new to clicker training. The children were taught how to "mark" behaviors that the dog offered and learned how important the timing of the "click" was. They tried many different activities with the dogs: touching a target, going through a small tunnel, jumping over a jump, riding a skateboard and playing "101 Things to Do With A Box".
At the end of this visit, the children proudly presented our volunteers with 14 dog collars for use with rescue dogs. They had raised the money for the collars with their book fair and other school events. We were thrilled to receive this donation from the children. They are a great example of our caring "next generation" of animal lovers, and we thank the school for allowing us the opportunity to visit and educate.
2010 Boomer, Oskar and Archie's Fund Raises over $15,000 for the DachshundsOur 2010 Donation Matching Campaign was a HUGE sucess, raising a grand total of over $15,000 (including the pledged matching funds). Our target was to receive $6000 in donations in order to receive all of the pledged matching funds. Our outstanding supporters' generous donations easily exceeded that target and we received all the pledged matching funds. We are now well positioned to continue helping all the dachshunds that enter our program.
Boomer, Oskar and Archie are proud to help dachshunds like Wiley, who had been attacked by coyotes, and Jefferson, who was hit by a car and left to suffer with a broken leg. Archie and his family founded the Donation Matching Program in 2008; Boomer and Oskar and their family joined in 2009.
The volunteers of Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue want to thank all our generous donors and supporters. We appreciate your confidence in our abilities to rehabilitate and rehome the dachshunds in our program.
DFW Dachshund Rescue 2009 RecapAs we enter 2010, we volunteers at Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue want wish you and yours a Happy New Year! It's been five years since DFW Dachshund Rescue transitioned from a kennel based rescue to a foster based rescue. We are truly amazed and humbled as we reflect on what our volunteers and supporters, working together, have accomplished during these years on behalf of the rescue dachshunds in our program. We don't have room to list all our accomplishments, but here is a sampling of the highlights:
~ 44 dachshunds were adopted from our program in 2009. Our dachshunds are adopted quickly, and only spend an average of 3-10 weeks in rescue. The longer stays in rescue are generally due to the length of time it takes to complete extensive vet work, such as heartworm treatment.
~ Oskar & Boomer and Archie's Donation Matching Campaign raised over $8500 for our rescue dachshunds. This was our second annual donation matching campaign and we hope to have generous donors step forward to continue the tradition in 2010.
~ We had booths at the Deep Ellum Art Festival, Oak Cliff Earth Day, Grapevine's Hound Dog Hustle, Barktoberfest at Fort Woof, and Richardson City Pet Day. We always have some of our adoptable dachshunds at each event to greet the public, and several dachshunds were later adopted when they met their forever families at these events.
~ Our third annual "Picture A New Life" 2010 Calendar, featuring our rescued dachshunds, are available for sale. We've sold out all previous editions, so if you haven't yet ordered your 2010 calendars, be sure to do so quickly. This is one of our major fundraisers for the year, and all proceeds go to help our rescued dachshunds.
~ Our website, and the gorgeous photos of our adoptable dachshunds (taken by photographer Teresa Berg), continue to bring in positive comments. Teresa's photos really bring out the personality and expression of each of our adoptable dachshunds and we frequently get comments on how adopters and supporters continually follow our website. If you haven't checked our website lately, be sure to do so - www.dfwdachshund.petfinder.com.
~ We spent almost $30,000 on veterinary care in 2009. This includes heartworm treatment for four dachshunds, extensive dental work for one dachshund, treatment for various infections, immunizations, spay/neutering, microchipping, and all other veterinary care necessary to ensure that our rescue dachshunds are completely healthy when adopted.
~ We engaged the services of a dog trainer for four of our rescue dachshunds, to help them overcome their fearfulness, boost their confidence, and ensure their successful transition to life in their forever homes. We also provided training to our foster parents, so they have the knowledge to begin training in the foster homes and provide guidance to the rescue dachshunds prior to their adoption.
~ A large breed rescue program contacted us for input in setting up their rescue program. They admired our approach and our success, and wanted to emulate our best practices. We were honored they asked us for assistance and pleased to help them establish a good foundation for their rescue program.
~ Our associations with affiliate online retailers continue to provide us with additional revenue. Any time an affiliate's website is entered via our DFW Dachshund Rescue website, we receive a percentage of any online purchase made. Purchases made via Amazon.com, iGive,com, and internet searches via GoodSearch.com account for most of our affiliate revenue. Spread the word - every purchase helps and the revenue adds up quickly.
DFW Dachshund Rescue is funded solely through donations, adoption fees, affiliate revenue, and proceeds from our calendar sales. Every dollar goes to help the rescue dachshunds in our program. Your ongoing support makes it possible for us to continue helping those dogs in need. Thank you for being a friend to the dachshunds!
Oskar and Boomer (and Archie) Exceed their Goal of $4000 for 2009GREAT NEWS! DFW Dachshund Rescue raised a grand total of $8500 in our 2009 Oskar and Boomer's Donation Matching Campaign. As you recall, Archie also joined the campaign so our target was $4000. Since we exceeded our target amount, we received ALL of the pledged matching funds. Thank you, from the dachshunds and volunteers at DFW Dachshund Rescue, to everyone who made, and matched, donations! We appreciate your generosity and support.
Rescue Dachshunds Meet Mayor Leppert
Rescue dachshunds Sophia and Zephyr got to shake paws with Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert Sunday, April 19, 2009, at our Oak Cliff Earth Day rescue booth. Mayor Leppert is a dachshund owner himself and was happy to pose with Sophia and Zephyr, who are being held by volunteers Janene Deapen and Sally Monahan. Sophia found an adopter at the event and will be going to her forever home in about a week. Zephyr was adopted from DFW Dachshund Rescue in 2005 and made an appearance at Earth Day as a senior rescue ambassador.
Students from the Park in the Woods Recreation Center's Acting for Television and Film class created a great You Tube video of the Oak Cliff Earth Day festivities, which included an interview with Sally Monahan at our booth. Check out DFW Dachshund Rescue's You Tube debut here.
DFW Dachshund Rescue 2008 Recap2008 has been another busy this year for DFW Dachshund Rescue and we wanted to share our successes with you, our supporters.
In 2008, DFW Dachshund Rescue had our first ever “matching gift” fundraising campaign. One of our generous benefactors created “Archie’s Fund” and offered to match up to $1000 in donations. Within days we had met our goal. Then, remarkably, additional benefactors stepped forward to continue matching subsequent donations. Response was overwhelming, and in the end, Archie’s Fund raised over $7500, all of which will go to help our rescue dachshunds find excellent forever homes. (Archie, our benefactor’s adorable chocolate dapple dachshund, believes that every dachshund should have a safe and loving home like his.)
Due to overwhelming response to our Picture a New Life 2008 calendar, photographer and adopter Teresa Berg has designed a new calendar for 2009. The Picture a New Life 2009 calendar features dogs adopted from DFW Dachshund Rescue, and includes entertaining interviews with each dog.
Our Petfinder website, which debuted in 2007, has developed a strong following of dachshund loving fans. We invite you to check out our Recently Adopted and Bark Back pages for updates on our dachshunds.
We had booths at several local community events, including the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Barktoberfest at Fort Woof, Mystics, Mutts and Moonpies at White Rock Lake, and Richardson City Pet Day. WUF Pet Spa hosted our 2nd annual Yappy Hour. In addition to giving DFW Dachshund Rescue some good exposure and publicity, our volunteers enjoyed seeing a number of our adopted dachshunds who stopped by to say “Hi”.
Also in 2008 we expanded our affiliate relationships with several online retailers, including SitStay.com, In the Company of Dogs, and Femail Creations. Any time an affiliate's website is entered via our website, DFW Dachshund Rescue receives a percentage of any online purchases that are made. Purchases made via Amazon.com, iGive.com, and internet searches via GoodSearch.com account for most of our affiliate revenues. Spread the word – every purchase helps and the revenue really adds up.
DFW Dachshund Rescue placed 51 dachshunds in excellent homes in 2008 - that’s 15 more than in 2007 and twice as many as in 2006! We are funded solely through donations, adoption fees, affiliate revenue, and proceeds from our calendar sales. Every dollar goes to help the rescued dachshunds in our program. Your ongoing support makes it possible for us to continue helping those dogs in need. Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog, the world will change forever. All of us at Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue thank you for helping to change the world for our very special rescue dachshunds. Happy New Year!
Archie's Fund Raises over $7500 for Homeless Dachshunds in 2008We were overwhelmed with the response to Archie's Fund, our first ever donation matching campaign which ended July 31, 2008. Archie's Fund originated when a generous benefactor stepped forward offering to match all donations made to DFW Dachshund Rescue, up to $1000. We quickly reached that goal, then additional benefactors stepped forward to continue matching donations, revising our target to $3200.
Archie is proud to announce that Archie's Fund received $3540 in donations - exceeding our target of $3200! With $3200 being matched by our benefactors, and another $805 submitted for matching by corporate gift programs, the total amount raised comes to $7545.
Archie believes that every dachshund deserves a soft bed, plenty of toys and treats, and lots of love and attention from his family and friends. With the money raised, DFW Dachshund Rescue will be well positioned to help homeless dachshunds such as Cooper, the first dachshund to benefit from Archie's Fund, find loving forever homes. Cooper is a personable mini red piebald who was found abandoned, dumped in the country, miles from the nearest residence.
All of us at DFW Dachshund Rescue extend our heartfelt thanks to those who donated to Archie's Fund. We are truly overwhelmed with your support and generosity and are thrilled that our first ever donation matching campaign was such a resounding success!
WUF Yappy Hour a Huge Success
We're not sure who had more fun at our 2008 Yappy Hour at WUF Pet Resort & Spa - the people or their dachshunds! A number of guests joined us for the afternoon. Everyone had a wonderful time showing off their dachshunds and meeting the others in attendance. Click here to see a few more photos of our guests.
We thank Jennifer Bassman, owner of WUF, for hosting us and providing a wonderful assortment of snacks and beverages. Thanks also to Linda Shearin, owner of Linda's 4 Paws Bakery, for providing tasty treats for our four-legged guests.
Each of the guests received an awesome goodie bag, and several lucky winners took home silent auction items, raffle items and door prizes. A number of guests browsed though the rescued dachshund scrapbooks on display while some of the dogs enjoyed playing together in one of WUF's spacious daycare areas.
WUF Pet Resort & Spa is located at 3417 East John Carpenter Freeway in Irving. Check out their wonderful daycare, grooming and boarding facilities - it's the discerning dog's first choice.
Rescue Booth at Deep Ellum Art Festival a Huge Success
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Deep Ellum Art Festival on Sunday, April 6, 2008. We enjoyed talking with all the dachshund lovers in the crowd. Our adoptable dachshunds Bonita, Bud, and Brock charmed everyone and soaked up the attention lavished upon them.
Many of our adopters generously volunteered to help out with our booth and we truly appreciate their assistance. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great time. Click here to see more photos of our booth.
Nikita7 Generously Donates a Portion of ProfitsWe received a surprise the other day - one of those really good surprises that brings you close to tears of happiness. Kate Fannin, owner of Nikita7, generously donated a portion of her company's profits to DFW Dachshund Rescue. We send our heartfelt thanks to Kate for her kindness and support of our rescue dachshunds.
Kate Fannin is a local paper artist who designs cards, invitations, announcements, and corporate correspondence. Each of Kate's original designs is hand-crafted using unique papers, vintage or personal photos and various mixed media. In fact, photos of Kate's own two dachshunds, Sammi & Pretzel, are featured in some of her best-selling cards! Every item is a creative expression to be personalized with words or simply enjoyed as a unique piece of art. In today's era of email and impersonal e-cards, a hand written note on a hand made card makes a memorable impression.
Nikita7 cards are sold in several Metroplex boutiques, or you can contact Kate for custom orders. Nikita7 has a number of corporate clients and has been featured by Daily Candy. Visit the Nikita7 website for more information and to see samples of Kate's creations.
TCAP Announces Low Cost Spay/Neuter ProgramThe Texas Coalition for Animal Protection has announced the opening of a new standalone pet sterlilization and vaccination program in Fort Worth. The program is open to all citizens, regardless of income. The Fort Worth Low Cost Pet Sterilization and Vaccination Program is located at 2421 Westport Parkway, Suite 400, near Alliance Airport and Cabela's.
Appointments are required for sterilization, but not for vaccinations. Vaccination hours are Thursdays and Fridays 9AM - 12PM. The clinic provides services for both dogs and cats.
TCAP also has clinics in Denton, Azle, Celburne, Hamilton, Hillsboro and McKinney. For information, or to schedule an appointment at any clinic, call 1-866-310-PETS (7387). Click here to see a flyer for their services. Please pass on the information to those who may need it, and encourage others to spay and neuter their pets.
2007 DFW Dachshund Rescue Recap2007 brought many "firsts" to the Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue. We've been busy this year and we wanted to share a few of our successes with you, our supporters.
Our Petfinder website debuted in March and has been expanding and improving ever since. We try our best to keep the website updated and current, so be sure to check back often.
Our first ever DFW Dachshund Rescue calendar, designed by Teresa Berg Photography, went on sale in October and the response was overwhelming! The 2008 calendar features dogs adopted from DFW Dachshund Rescue, and includes entertaining interviews with each dog.
This is the first year we've had booths at local community events, including Barktoberfest at Fort Woof, Walk and Wag at White Rock Lake, and Richardson All City Pet Day. We also had a Yappy Hour hosted by WUF Pet Spa and a Meet & Greet hosted by City Pet Life. These events gave DFW Dachshund Rescue some good exposure and publicity, and we enjoyed meeting all the dachshund lovers who stopped by to say "Hi".
Also in 2007 we established affiliate relationships with several online retailers. Any time an affiliate's website is entered via our website, DFW Dachshund Rescue receives a percentage of any online purchases that are made. Purchases made via Amazon.com, iGive.com, and internet searches via GoodSearch.com account for most of our affiliate revenues. Spread the word - every purchase helps.
DFW Dachshund Rescue was selected to receive the Just Dog Breeds' "Dog Rescue Award" in 2007. This award is given exclusively to breed rescue groups as recognition for their hard work and kindness towards dogs. Only seven rescue groups in the entire country have been awarded the "Dog Rescue Award". We are proud to be recognized nationally for our efforts.
In 2007, DFW Dachshund Rescue placed 36 dachshunds in excellent homes - that's 10 more than were placed in 2006! We are funded solely through donations, adoption fees, affiliate revenue, and proceeds from our calendar sales. Every dollar goes to help the rescued dogs in our program. Your support makes it possible for us to continue helping those dachshunds in need. Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog, the world will change forever. All of us at Dallas - Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue thank you for helping to change the world for our very special rescue dachshunds.
Annual United Way Donations can be Directed to DFW Dachshund RescueMost of us are familiar with the annual United Way campaigns organized by many employers, but did you know that you can direct your United Way donation to benefit DFW Dachshund Rescue? Most companies allow you to designate 501(c)(3) organizations of your choice to receive your United Way donations.
Check your employer's United Way sign-up process for requirements, and email us, or call us at 817-481-9272, for the information needed to "write in" DFW Dachshund Rescue. What a wonderful way to help the dachshunds all year long! Thanks for your support.
DFW Dachshund Rescue Receives "Dog Rescue Award"
DFW Dachshund Rescue has been selected to receive the "Dog Rescue Award". The Just Dog Breeds "Dog Rescue Award" is awarded exclusively to breed rescue groups as recognition for their hard work and kindness towards dogs. So far this year, only seven rescue groups in the entire country have been awarded the "Dog Rescue Award". DFW Dachshund Rescue is proud to be recognized nationally for our efforts, and expresses our thanks to Just Dog Breeds for their support.
Just Dog Breeds encourages the adoption of pure breed dogs from rescues and shelters, and profiles the characteristics of 155 different dog breeds on their website. This profile allows potential dog owners to quickly learn the good and bad points of every popular breed, and helps them determine whether a particular breed has the personality and physical characteristics they desire. The site also contains general information on the responsibilities of dog ownership and lists several points to consider prior to selecting a dog.
Two Rescue Dachshunds Win Titles at Agility Trial
Congratulations to DFW Dachshund Rescue dogs Lacy (left) and Nicolas (right) for their wins at the recent DFW Dachshund Club Agility Trial in Fort Worth. How can unregistered rescue dogs compete in AKC events, you ask? Easy - just apply to the AKC for an Indefinite Listing Privilege (ILP) number. The ILP Program allows unregistered purebreed dogs to compete in AKC Performance and Companion Events, like agility, obedience, rally, tracking, and earthdog. An ILP number can be granted to spayed or neutered purebred dogs who have come through rescue programs or shelters and thus have no traceable lineage.
Lacy and Nicolas both have ILP numbers and have been training and competing for several years. They've already earned a wall full of colorful ribbons at home! At the recent Fort Worth event, Lacy completed her Open Jumpers title and earned first place in her class. Nicolas completed his Novice Standard title and also earned first place in his class. Nicolas went on to receive his first qualifying run in Excellent A Jumpers.
Agility is fun team sport for you and your dog. Of course, it takes patience and training with a good instructor to ready a dog for competition. There are a number of training facilities in the Metroplex - we'd be glad to recommend one to you. It's a great way to spend quality time with your dog.
Click here for more information on the ILP Program, and to download an application.
"Yappy Hour" at WUF Pet Resort & Spa a Huge SuccessOur August, 2007, DFW Dachshund Rescue Yappy Hour at WUF Pet Resort and Spa was a huge success! We had a great turnout, and what could be more fun than dozens of dachshunds all in one place?! Thanks to everyone who braved the heat to spend the afternoon with us. For more photos of the fun and festivities, click here.
We thank Jennifer Bassman, owner of WUF, for hosting us and providing a wonderful assortment of snacks and beverages. Thanks also to June Michel, owner of Ruff Stuff, for providing handmade leather harnesses and bandanas for our rescue dachshunds to model, and to Linda Shearin, owner of Linda's 4 Paws Bakery, for providing gift bags of tasty treats for our four-legged guests.
Several lucky winners took home raffle items and door prizes, while other guests looked through our rescue dachshund scrapbooks. The dogs enjoyed playing together in one of WUF's spacious daycare areas. Assorted dog treats were served on a silver platter.
WUF Pet Resort & Spa is located at 3417 East John Carpenter Freeway in Irving. Check out their wonderful daycare, grooming and boarding facilities, and their trendy pet boutique. WUF is the discerning dog's first choice.
Affiliate Links Generate Revenue for the DachshundsA huge Thank You to all who have been using our various affiliate links! In just two months, online purchses and internet searches made by DFW Dachshund Rescue supporters have earned us almost $200 in commissions! That goes a long way towards basic health care for one rescued dachshund.
Any time you enter an affiliate's website via the link on our website, DFW Dachshund Rescue will receive a percentage of your total sale, at no cost to you. Online purches made through Amazon.com, iGive.com, and internet searches via GoodSearch account for most of our revenues. All of our links are available on our Home page and also on our Links page.
Spread the word - the more supporters we have the more money we make - and that means more money to help the dachshunds in need. We thank you, and the dachshunds thank you.
Join iGive.com and Help the Dachshunds for Free
Would you like to help the DFW Dachshund Rescue in a big way? Buy something for yourself. Better yet, buy a lot of somethings for yourself, and some more for your family and friends! But first join iGive.com. Whenever you purchase everyday items through the Mall at iGive, up to 26% of your purchase is donated to the DFW Dachshund Rescue Foundation, at no cost to you!
At iGive.com you get free membership... private shopping... access to the over 600 brand-name merchants like Barnes & Noble, Eddie Bauer, Office Depot, Linens 'N Things... even Travelocity and eBay... super savings and deals every day... and of course, free donations to the DFW Dachshund Rescue Foundation! If you do much online shopping, chances are many of the merchants participate in the iGive program.
Join iGive.com, and then shop till you drop. Every bit helps. The dachshunds thank you!
DFW Rescue Dachshunds Featured on "WeenieChic" BlogWe're proud to report that DFW Rescue Dachshunds Flynn, Jamie, Scrappy Doo, Brownie (now renamed Zephyr), and Fidget have recently been featured on the WeenieChic blog. WeenieChic posts plenty of cute photos, videos and comments about dachshunds, and is updated almost daily. Go to WeenieChic's home page and check out all the entries. It will keep you entertained for a LONG (no pun intended) time!
A Great Day at Pause for PetsCapital One in Colleyville hosted Pause for Pets Saturday May 19, 2007 from 10:00 - 2:00 at the Capital One Colleyville Branch, and DFW Dachshund Rescue was one of four rescue groups invited to participate. We had a table with our Rescue Scrapbooks on display, plenty of information, and of course a few of our dachshunds. Scrappy Doo and Flynn both had a marvelous time meeting the guests who stopped by. Former DFW Dachshund Rescue Brownie (now renamed Zephyr) served as our senior good-will ambassador. We noticed plenty of dachshunds in the crowd. DFW Dachshund Rescue alums Jackson (now renamed Heinz) and Mango (and their families, of course) even stopped by to say "hello".
Capital One offered free microchipping at the event and we noticed they were busy all day. Microchipping goes a long way towards reducing the number of dogs in shelters and rescues by reuniting lost dogs with their owners. There were contests and prizes throughout the day, free food and drinks, and activities for both human and canine kids. Scrappy, Flynn and Zephyr took part in a "Best of Rescue" show, after which Capital One presented DFW Dachshund Rescue with a check for $250! Thank you, Capital One!
DFW Dachshund Rescue's "Brownie" Featured in Petfinder Newsletter
Brownie was one of the first dachshunds listed on Petfinder by DFW Dachshund Rescue back in 2005. Brownie was dumped at a local kill shelter and left for dead by his former owners. But DFW Dachshund Rescue stepped in and gave Brownie a new life, and we're proud to report he's been featured as the "Happy Tail" in May 2007's Petfinder newsletter!
The Petfinder newsletter was emailed to almost 24,000 registered subscribers, but you can view the Petfinder newsletter here. You can also view Brownie's Happy Tail listing, and read more about Brownie (now renamed Zephyr) in his scrapbook entry.
Enhancing our Petfinder SiteAs you may have noticed, we've been busy enhancing our Petfinder website. See which dachshunds recently found "forever homes" in our Recent Adoptions section. Read what our adopters have to say about their rescued dachshunds in Adopters "Bark Back". We've also added a Dachshund Resource Library with helpful articles, hints and tips, an Adopted Dachshund Scrapbook with full page entries showcasing some of our adopted dachshunds, and a Dachshund Fun and Games page with plenty of interesting dachshund (and non-dachshund) related stuff. Check back often, as we'll continue to make changes and add articles of interest. If you have any comments on our site or suggestions for topics, please contact us. We welcome all feedback!
Success in 2006!The Dallas-Fort Worth Dachshund Rescue Foundation found forever homes for 26 dachshunds in 2006. Many were previous adopters who returned to us to add another dachshund to their family. Petfinder also brought us many new adopters, and has given us a much broader exposure to potential adopters. Thank you, Petfinder, for your wonderful online service!
Tom Thumb's Good Neighbor ProgramDid you know that you can support the DFW Dachshund Rescue every time you buy groceries at Tom Thumb or Randalls, at no cost to you, by linking your grocery reward card to our organization? Just stop by any store's courtesy booth and ask to link your card to "Good Neighbor" organization #9454. A percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to the DFW Dachshund Rescue.
October Picnic Honors Our AdoptersOur October 2006 adopters' picnic was a huge success! We had over 60 rescued dachshunds in attendance with their adoptive families and friends. Everyone had the opportunity to visit over a wonderful barbeque furnished by the DFW Dachshund Club and share stories about their rescue dogs. We even had some guests who came to visit and share, despite the fact that their beloved dachshunds had gone to the Rainbow Bridge. Best of all, the dachsies had an opportunity to play together. There were opportunities for any dog who was interested to try out the agility course and fun dachsie race course. After a fun filled afternoon, all the tired little dachsies and their owners went home to nap with a giant goody bag full of gifts and treats furnished by a number of the area's dog friendly merchants. We hope to make this an annual event to bring our adopters together and thank them for giving these terrific dogs loving, forever homes.