OUR STORY

Addicted to making a difference

We all met while volunteering at another local rescue in Portland, Oregon. Although we come from very different walks of life, we discovered a mutual passion not only for dog rescue but also for the dachshund breed. Our meetings are often centered around good food, wine and a bunch of wiener dogs running around. At one such get-together, we recognized the need for a new local dachshund rescue due to their extensive vetting costs, compared to other breeds. 

Together we share over 15 years of rescue experience and have worked in virtually every capacity in the rescue field. We encourage you to get involved in one way or another and hope you find rescue as fulfilling as we do!

-Anne, Gary & April

Founders

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ABOUT OUR RESCUE

Portland Dachshund Rescue Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill organization passionately committed to providing care and rehoming to dachshunds in need throughout the Portland, Oregon area as well as the Pacific Northwest. All donations are tax exempt.

 

We envision a world where our rescue is not only saving dogs that have been left behind but also educating the community about the unique challenges dachshunds face, transforming each new volunteer and adoptive family into ambassadors for the breed.

 

Our Core Values:

 

Care

Trust 

Compassion 

Commitment

HERE TO HELP THOSE THAT NEED IT THE MOST

We take dachshunds of all ages, but our focus is to help those dogs that no one else is willing or able to take on. We have extensive experience helping special needs dachshunds that require more care than most rescues or shelters can provide.