WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ADOPT ONE OF OUR DOGS? All our dogs come with personality guarantees so you know what you are adopting plus a collar, leash harness and dog coat as well as toys and a blanket (if we have them in storage), a training book and/or training DVD (if we have them in stock), housebroke and pre-trained for their ages, ANY free information you need for the life of the dog rescued from us if you ask, test drives to make sure they fit your family and they can be returned at any time if not working out, food for their three day test drive, free copies of their professioanl doggy adoption photos we used to advertise them if you ask. Plus they are ALWAYS fixed before placement, shots, wormed with a broad spectrum wormer including tapewormer and a free year's membership in the Dachshund Club of Spokane worth $20 per year for fun wiener and family friendly events. All that is included for around $150 to $200 for their adoption fees for our dog rescue. Individual dog adoption fees vary so please see each dog's individual biographies below by clicking on our adoptable dogs link then click their their photos for more details on each dog.
At DRNW, all our dogs our fixed BEFORE placement so we do not rescue any descendants later on. At this rescue we strongly believe in decreasing the pet overpopulation so even our personal pets are fixed as well. We are not breeders, but real rescuers so we will NEVER have pups for sale/adoption unless it is a litter that we are fostering. We have rescued exactly FOUR litters in the last 20 years of doing this dog rescue so pups are rare because we will never breed any other litters with this breed being horribly overbred with over 500+ we turn away each year. We rescue an average of around 70 dogs because that is all the time we have for retraining and placing them carefully in the right homes.
Nor will we make you meet us in any parking lot to adopt a dog from us, but we do expect folks to come here to our home and check us out as being a legit dog rescuer with happy animals. We do not ship our dogs anywhere as we want to know if our dogs like their new people and vice versa.
Dachshund Rescue NW (DRNW) is a regional Dachshund breed rescuer in the Pacific Northwest, USA. And we work closely with other all breed shelters and many rescues all over the Pacific Northwest to help refer dogs to potential parents or take their unwanted or difficult placement dogs as needed. Not all of ours are "issue dogs," but many need the extra time and training so we want them here being worked constantly. We are NOT affiliated with any dog rescuer in North Idaho.
We are not dog resellers but true rescuers. The average stay at our home is around three months for training to make sure the adoptable dogs will fit in their new homes plus a test drive and constant communication, if needed, to make sure you have the right dog for your family. Our adoption fees are a bit higher, but we also guarantee ALL our placed dogs as well. If they do not work for you on their Test Drive then return them to us and we shall see about another cutie that will work. By the time our guaranteed dogs are ready for adoption then we have worked through all of the kinks so adopters know everything about that dog in our adoption process. We will tell you "the good, the bad and the ugly about each dog" so you know exactly what kind of Dachshund that you are adopting. Plus we screen homes carefully to make sure the right dog is going to the right forever home.
We are a small, home-based wiener dog rescue with many volunteers that has helped 700+ wiener dogs since 1991. DRNW adopted 71 needy wiener dogs in 2009 alone, a record for us even with the house fire. We adopted out 65 in 2010, our next best year. See our home page of our main web site below for a current count of this year's rescues already. http://www.spokanewienerdogs.org <
In addition we will also work closely with you for the life of the dog with as much follow-up as you need for a life long adoption. And the professional dog trainer works at home normally training critters too so we spend more time then most folks spend with their own dogs while the DRNW rescues are being retrained for their new homes.
We also specialize in those "un-adoptable" wiener dogs and then we keep them as long as needed to re-train them and then find them quality, forever homes. They all get to play on our large horse farm and stay in our home while we re-train them to make them happy dogs first before placement.
All of our adoptable dogs have extensive training and temperament testing BEFORE placement. We always place happy dogs or they stay in rescue until they are good to go.
DRNW has a 94% placement success in 20 years of rescuing this one breed. We care deeply care about this breed after 40+ years in Dachshunds. We do try to break even at our rescue and rarely do because we do not rescue for money. We rescue Dachshunds for the love of the breed.
Please thoroughly research where you adopt your dogs from. There are some people out there even on this web site are posing as rescuers when they are in fact breeders and puppy mills. We have had exactly three litter of pups in 20 years of rescuing. People will usually sell the pups and then give us the moms to rescue AFTER the pups are already sold. There are some "rescuers" in North Idaho on Petfinders who ALWAYS seem to have Dachshund puppies or mixed pups for sale. People who rescue are NEVER breeders at the same time or they are NOT rescuers. Plus they will not post prices of those dogs so people can make an informed decision before they sell you a dog or do a "bait and switch." They will advertise one dog on this web site then tell you about pups they happen to have for sale to please report them to email@example.com Please be aware that not everyone on this web site or others is what they seem to be. So please do your research on where you buy your pups or hopefully adopt your next family member. Puppy mill breeders who are calling themselves rescuers are being allowed to advertise numerous litters of Dachshunds on Petfinder still. We ask you report them when you find them. Email us for more details on which are legit rescuers in this region and which are not.
Our happy dogs come with spayed or neutered, shots, worming with a broad spectrum wormer, health information, extensive training information for the life of the dog as well as personality guarantees too and a free year's membership into the Dachshund Club of Spokane so we can see how they are doing with your family.
We GUARANTEE all our dogs. Of the 12 dogs that were returned to our rescue most because of family issues like losing a home or a job not because of the dogs being problems. Those 12 dogs were ALL were successfully re-homed as well the second time around. And we never had a pup returned in about 25 years of breeding before we rescued too. We look for quality, forever homes for our dogs and that takes a lengthy adoption process with paperwork filled out before any adoption will occur. (See below for more details.)
See our web site for more details on who we are and why we love this dog rescue. We love meeting nice folks willing to adopt a "used wiener:" www.spokanewienerdogs.org
For our adoption process please click here: Click here to go to our club and rescue website with info on our adoption process and our pre-adoption form under our TO ADOPT page.
Please read all of our web site about adopting on the To Adopt or To Place pages before emailing or phoning. We do not adopt our dogs via email or over the phone so please do our pre-adoption paperwork first on our web site first. Thanks in advance for reading our site with all the details that you will need on our adoption process.
See our web site below for more fun details, event updates and past event photos. There is a club membership form too on our web site at: Click here to go to our club and rescue website
Wiener lovers unite!
Click here for a list of adoptable pets available now at this rescue
We take any Dachshund needing a new home at any time unless we are too full so there could be some waiting time to get your dog to us. If you have a dog needing a new home then please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Margo, Director of DRNW, at 509-796-2140. Please leave a message. If we have too many dogs at our rescue when you get in touch then we will refer you to another quality rescuer in your area.
Please consider giving your pets to any rescuer before sending them to a shelter because rescues do screen all potential homes with home visits and usually have a waiting list of people looking for specific breeds.
To see photos of where the dogs are staying with our rescue please see our web site. Click here to go to our club and rescue website
If you want to adopt one of our dogs then we will bring our dogs to you for their Three Day Test Drives if you live within our adoptive area so we can view their prospective home, fenced yard, family and other pets. We usually do not have folks come by our home to look at adoptable dogs if they live in our area.
Now and then we do adopt out of the area and we will have someone make a site visit in your area. We will need vet references and photos of their prospective home and new buddies as well. We do not ship our dogs as it is too stressful. If you are willing to drive to Spokane for your new fur baby then please get in touch for more details about this.
Dachshund Rescue NW & Dachshund Club of Spokane
509-796-2140 Emergency surrender phone
Mailing address: PO Box 1383, Airway Heights, WA, 99001
We are located near Spokane, WA and Fairchild Air Force Base on the North West side of town. Visitors are welcome by appointment only. Thanks.
No phone calls please unless you need to place a dog with our rescue right away.
To email us: See our website at: Click here to go to our club and rescue website See our web site for a link to email us. It is at the bottom of every page. Please read our site first before getting in touch. Thanks.
Click here for a list of pets available now at this rescue.