Donating To Dachshund Rescues: My Experiences and Insights

October 8, 2012

I have donated to a number of Dachshund organizations over the past few years and now feel qualified to write this article. A strong belief I have is that you deserve to be thanked if you make a donation. The thank you can be a very simple one by e mail or a written thank you via the United States Post Office.

I realize there are those that wish to donate anonymously and that is fine. Others may not care if they are thanked but to me it is important. For example, if I donate $20 to a Dachshund organization I want them to show a bit of gratitude by saying thank you; I don’t think that is too much to ask.

Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas thanked me in writing both times I donated to them. Some of this perhaps had to do with tax type stuff but they nevertheless thanked me. It was a joy to get their correspondence of kind words with an image of a Dachshund. Way to go Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas! By the way, many Dachshund websites are Paypal enabled so making a donation is easy.

Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue from California sent me a thank you note in response to several of the times I donated to them. All Texas Dachshund Rescue sent me a thank you note both times I donated to them. Way to go Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue and All Texas Dachshund Rescue! I live in Oregon by the way in case anyone is curious.

Regrettably, I long ago deleted thank you e-mails I received per donations so cannot reference those organizations here. It never occurred to me back then that I would someday be writing this article—hindsight is 20/20 as they say.


Some doxie organizations have not thanked me at all so I won’t be donating to them anymore. One of my biggest donations to a Dachshund organization did not elicit any kind of gratitude whatsoever.

I recently saw one doxie website asking people to donate their old cars and in return you could claim the donation as a deduction on your taxes. In return the organization would then try to sell the car or salvage parts from it and then use the funds for their doxie needs. It just so happens that I have an old clunker I was considering donating to them. I am certain they would be able to squeeze $900-1500 dollars out of it. I e-mailed them inquiring about this and incredibly, and to my amazement, they offered no response whatsoever. Needless to say I won’t be contacting them again–they missed out on a substantial donation.

I will only give a repeat donation to doxie organizations which have showed some gratitude and I suggest others do the same. I realize it is all about helping the Dachshunds but there are MANY doxie organizations needing help and I’d rather deal with those that show some gratitude as opposed to those that do not.

Please buy your Dachshund gifts and items through the gifts page on this site. All proceeds I receive go to Dachshund charities. I will donate the proceeds towards the end of the year and will split the proceeds between 1-3 doxie organizations. I don’t yet know who the recipients will be but it may be one or more of the ones referenced above. Do you know a Dachshund organization that would express gratitude if donated to? If so please let me know.

Thanks much!

I receive a 10% commission from every sale made through this site and this is what is donated. Visitors to this site who make a purchase is what makes this possible and to those people I say—-Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

The 2017 recipient of all proceeds from this site was:

Dachshund Adoption, Rescue & Education (DARE)

The following article describes some of the great work they are doing:

Hometown Hero: DARE Dachshund rescue

$100.00 was donated on December 31, 2017 via Paypal.

The 2016 recipient of all proceeds from this site was:

Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue

The following article describes some of the great work they are doing:

Dusty Puddles Dachshund Rescue gives short-legged feisty canines new lives

$175.00 was donated on December 28, 2016 via the PayPal Giving Fund.

The 2015 recipient of all proceeds from this site was:

DREAM Dachshund Rescue – Atlanta, North Georgia and Savannah area Dachshund Rescue

$168.00 was donated on 12/29/15 via paypal.


Dream Dachshund Rescue gave me a very nice thank you on Twitter saying:

“Very honored! That will pay for two dogs to get all their shots and tests and spay/neuter. Grateful.”

The 2014 recipient of all known proceeds from this site was Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc.

Please read about the awesome work done by this Dachshund organization in the following article:

For 16 years, La Habra woman sniffs out homes for rescued hounds

Orange County Register
Louis Casiano Jr.
July 30, 2014

PAID ON 12/31/14

*The down side is I did not keep a detailed account of how much my site earned for 2014 but I know I had a lousy year. So, I donated a flat amount of $100.00.

Here is the automated thank you I received:

The 2013 recipient of all proceeds from this site was Huskers Hope Dachshund Rescue from Nebraska.

Please see the following article regarding the awesome work performed by this Dachshund rescue:

Chapman comes to the rescue

Seward County Independent
Stephanie Hyland
September 4, 2013

$197.00 was donated on 12/30/13.
(they personally and warmly thanked me!)

A few thank you notes from the past:

doxie thank you

2012 recipient of 100% of all proceeds from this site was Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue. $305.00 was donated on 12/29/2012.


Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas



Dachshund History and Breed Description

September 8, 2008

The primary reason the Dachshund was developed was to hunt the badger. The Dachshund (translation Badger Dog) possesses courage, stamina and, perseverance beyond what is expected of other hunting dogs.  This and other nuances makes the breed unique and memorable. 

Dachshunds are best known for their elongated body and short, stout legs.  This makes them the perfect hunting dog in regards to digging into and entering the underground lair of the badger and other varmints.  Dachshunds are also known as wiener dog, hot dog, sausage dog, “a doxie”, etc. 

The origin of the Dachshund as a breed can be traced to Germany. Some people claim the Dachshund can be traced back to ancient Egypt but I’m not convinced of this. The Dachshund first appeared in the United States between 1879-1885. 

World War I almost spelled the end of the doxie as  anti German sentiment made it unpopular to own one at the time. The popularity of the breed improved somewhat only to once again encounter anti German sentiment during World War II. 

After WW II, the Dachshund Club of America carried out a successful educational campaign to reduce and/or eliminate the unfair bias the breed had endured.  The Dachshund has since experienced an ever growing  popularity.

The two sizes, standard and miniature, come in several colors with black, black and tan, and red being the most common.  Their coats are distinguished by three varieties:  smooth, long-haired and, wire-haired.