New! Dachshund Adoption, Rescue & Education RESCUE STORIES
“The stories in this book are a testament to the satisfying nature of helping Dachshunds in need. They show that even the smallest acts of kindness toward animals—like helping with a transport or volunteering at an event—can cause a chain reaction that makes this world a better place. Just by purchasing this book, you’ve become part of the adventure. As you read, DARE yourself to consider how you, too, can make a difference in a dog’s life and, in turn, reap the rewards that volunteering and adopting have to offer. By the time you get to the final page, you’ll have to take the plunge!” -Heidi Devlin, DARE Co-Founder& President Emeritus
$2.50 – $5.00 From the sale of every book supports DARE! Buy copies here.
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-Lost Souls: Found! Inspiring Stories about Dachshunds is full of 60+ stories from people who have fostered and adopted Dachshunds. People looking for Dachshund puppies, Dachshunds for sale, or Dachshunds for adoption should read this book first to learn about the breed and about breed rescue. If you’re already involved with Dachshund rescue, these stories are sure to resonate with you! This book is a great gift for Dachshund lovers and a fun, easy read for you!
-Excerpt:“As I reentered the kitchen, I saw everyone huddled around Wilbur, just staring at him. It turns out he found a 6-pack of Jell-O® in the back of the fridge, climbed in, and pulled out the treasure. There he stood in the middle of the kitchen, removing the foil tops from each container and then passing them out like an ice cream truck driver passes out ice cream. Delilah and Bully were already enjoying their treats while my other two Doxies waited patiently in line. For a second I thought that Wilbur was going to turn around and ask them for twenty-five cents!” -Helen LaBuda
-Review:“I found the stories to be interesting, funny, poignant, and very entertaining… Many made me laugh while many made me cry. One funny one described people with MDS…or Multiple Dachshund Syndrome because we know that once you have one of us, two or three more is even better. I hope you all will look into Happy Tails Books–Stories of Hope and find one or more breeds you are interested in and will purchase a book as all the money goes to help these kinds of dogs as well as to help fight animal cruelty. –Ms. M., Bookin’ with Bingo
Note Card Facts:
Buy Dachshund stationery here.
-Each box contains 8- 5 x 7 flat note cards with envelopes printed on 100# cardstock
-A portion of every sale is donated back to the rescue of your choice
-Back side of each card is the same color as the card border and has a “Did You Know” about the breed
Buy Dachshund T-shirts, clothing jewelry, bags, and housewares here.
“This photo was taken by Sharon Smith. In April 2006 Bandit was rescued from a shelter in Tampa, FL. He was approximately three years old (but he played like a much younger puppy and still does!). He was 10 pounds and described as “moth-eaten hair coat and flea infested.” He also had a few small scars that indicated a rough previous life. Despite all this, he is a little lover. When he came to me as a foster, I debated on calling him Romeo because of his soulful eyes and loving disposition, always wanting to give kisses. I fell in love with him immediately; he stole my heart. Thus, Bandit surely fit with us, and I adopted him a few months later (failed foster mom). Some fosters just touch you, and you can’t let go. Bandit is one of them. He is a rascal, though. He loves to chew, even five years later. This got him into trouble. He had to have surgery two years ago right after the New Year. They removed a golf ball-sized piece of fuzz, much like a ball on a Santa hat. Can you say expensive? Like all my pups I would do anything for them.” –Sharon Smith, DARE president and mom to Bandit
The “Adopted. Who’s next?” shirt series is meant to honor adopted pets and their resilience. Wearing these shirts is a great way to start a conversation with people about rescue and adoption. A significant portion of profits is donated back to animal welfare organizations.
- Of German, French and English descent
- Available in smooth, wire-haired, and long-haired varieties
- Elongated body with short legs
- Miniatures weigh 11 lbs. and under, standard Dachshunds weight between 16-32 lbs.
Why People Love Dachshunds:
- Shiny, sleek coat makes for easy grooming
- Friendly, playful, and lively
- Have big personalities
- Loyal and devoted to their owners
Why Dachshunds Can Be Challenging:
- Can be stubborn and difficult to train
- Tend to have a loud bark
- Can be prone to separation anxiety
- Require lots of attention
- Don’t particularly do well with strangers
- Known to become overweight and lazy if not exercised properly
- Frequently suffer from back injuries and genetic diseases
Other Facts and Tips About Dachshunds:
- The AKC recognizes a variety of colors and markings for Dachshunds
- The word “dachshund” translates in German to “badger dog”
- Mummified dachshund-like dogs have been found at ancient Egyptian burial sites
- Long life expectancy (12-15 years)
- The litter size is usually 3-4 puppies
- AKC group: Hound
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