Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue
The Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue (RMDR) is a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping dachshunds in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the nearby Rocky Mountains, who need a home.
Founded in Utah, the Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue is a no-kill, non-profit dachshund rescue. RMDR works with dedicated volunteers and fosters who take compassionate care of the dachshunds that we help. Our fosters are the doxies temporary family, who love them as their own! They take them to vet visits, the dog park, cuddle with them–and who help them get back on their soft little bean-paws with this big change in life!
“Helping dachshunds in need of a new home get the care they require and find loving forever families.”
— Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue,
Dedicated to Helping Dachshunds
We find a foster family for dachshunds who come to us from animal shelters, or when an owner dies, from families when housing situations change, when a dachshund has grown old; there are many reasons and we are so grateful to the people who decide to bring their dachshunds to us to help them find a new home. We focus on dachshunds as a unique dog breed and we do our best to then help and support them. RMDR works with most doxie mixes (small sizes), standard and miniature dachshunds, as well as smooth, wire haired and long haired dachshunds. We share what we learn with fosters and adopters who work with our dachshund rescue. We strive to find the best foster family for each doxie (or bonded pair), take care of their medical needs and when they’re ready we help them find their forever family.
Proven Ways to Help Dachshunds
- Donate dachshund harnesses, leashes, or help pay vet bills
- Volunteer Transport, fundraising, dog-sitting, etc.
- Foster Open your home to help a rescued dachshund
- Adopt Make a rescued dachshund part of your family
Today Dachshunds Are Family
Once a hunting dog the dachshund dog breed has shifted nicely into the role of family pet. They have charming personalities, expressive eyes, they are loyal and protective, but retain some of those traits that made them valuable hunters dogs. Like their very good sense of smell, their sweet, squishy paws that are great at digging, and they have a big bark. While they were first bred to hunt, dachshunds are here to stay, and together we can help them stay on their paws.