Southern California Dachshund Rescue
FOSTER HOMES DESPERATELY NEEDED!
The more foster homes we have, the more dachshunds we can take into rescue. Do you...
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then Southern California Dachshund Rescue (SCDR) needs your help!
- Love dachshunds?
- Think having an additional dog would be fun, but are not sure if you are ready?
- Have a dachshund who loves other dogs, but you are not quite ready for the commitment of two permanent dogs?
- Like the idea of helping to find homes for unwanted dachshunds in Southern California?
Since 1994, SCDR has rescued, rehabilitated and rehomed hundreds of dachshunds. We do not kennel our doxies while they are waiting for homes; we rely on the kindness of our foster parents, and entrust them to take good care of our doxies until they find their forever homes. Most dachshunds will need to be in foster care for one to three weeks, depending upon their condition at intake and the availability of permanent homes.
Qualifications for Fostering
Although we would love to accommodate everyone interested in volunteering, we do have a few basic requirements.
Although we do not require our foster parents to currently own dachshunds, they should have some experience with the particular personality and needs of the dachshund. We will provide educational materials and training, as necessary.
Responsibilities of the Foster Family
- You must be at least 21 years of age.
- You must fill out an application, participate in a phone interview and welcome a home check from one of our volunteer coordinators.
- You must own your home or have permission from your landlord to have dogs in your home, and your home must be secure and dog-safe.
Although wonderful companion animals who deserve loving, safe, forever homes, rescue doxies are far from perfect! Many have been surrendered by their former owners for minor issues such as mild separation anxiety, dominance behavior, mild aggression, barking, puppy behaviors (chewing) or housetraining issues. We believe these issues can be remedied, and we give our foster parents the tools they need to help their charges overcome these problems.
Foster Families are NOT Responsible For
- Provide food, water, exercise, toys and love to their foster dachshunds.
- Observe the behavior of the dachshund and report any issues to SCDR.
- Implement training techniques as recommended.
- Provide a safe, temporary home for dachshunds in need.
Our foster parents will need to have patience and be able to set consistent boundaries. Also, it is beneficial if our foster parents either work from home, are retired or are otherwise home much of the day.
If you are interested in fostering for SCDR, the first step will be for you to fill out an application. Please go to our website for more information.
- Finding a home for the dachshund.
- Paying for any medical treatment or medication.
- Conducting home checks or interviewing potential owners.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
If you can't foster but want to help out, we'd love to hear from you! We always need volunteers. You can...
If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Help out at our bi-annual fundraising picnics in May and October
- Transport rescue dogs from the shelters to their foster homes
- Develop and implement fundraising ideas
- Donate supplies
- Walk foster dogs (limited areas)
- Donate funds
WHO WE ARE
Since 1994, Southern California Dachshund Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated and placed dachshunds in Orange County, Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Each of our foster dachshunds resides in a private foster home until we find the perfect forever home. If you are interested in fostering for us, please go to our website for an application.
ADOPTING A DACHSHUND
Because we love our dachshunds and are committed to finding safe, loving, forever homes for them, we screen our applicants thoroughly before approving and adoption. In order to determine which dachshund is most compatible for your lifestyle, our adoption procedures are as follows:
In order to be considered as an adopter, you must be 21 years of age or older, have identification showing your present address and, if you rent your home, have the prior knowledge and consent of your landlord, whose contact information you will be asked to provide. You must also be willing and able to spend the time and money necessary to provide training, medical treatment and proper care for a dachshund.
We do require an adoption fee, which helps us cover the boarding, vetting, alteration and vaccination of your new pet. Our adoption fees vary, depending upon the age, health and medical needs of each dachshund.
If you have any questions, please email us!
- Complete an application, which has been designed to determine which of our rescue dachshunds would best suit your needs and experience. After we review your information, we will contact you with our determination.
- Schedule a home check, a time when one of our representatives can visit your home and meet you, the other residents of your home and any other pets that might live with you.
- Sign a binding contract that outlines what SCDR requires of its adoptive parents.
Southern California Dachshund Rescue
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