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Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue
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EST. 2022

Saving Homeless Dachshunds & Finding Homes

OUR HISTORY — Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue (RMDR) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with a mission to assist dachshunds in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the surrounding Rocky Mountains region, in finding loving homes. Originating in Utah, RMDR is dedicated to being a no-kill rescue, ensuring that every dachshund they rescue has a chance at a bright future.

We operate with the support of devoted volunteers and fosters who provide compassionate care to the dogs in need. These fosters become the temporary families of the dachshunds, showering them with love and attention, taking them to veterinary appointments, enjoying walks and outings, and providing comforting cuddles. Their unwavering dedication plays a crucial role in helping these furry companions adapt to their new circumstances and embrace the positive changes in their lives.

Our focus centers on dachshunds as a unique dog breed, and we are dedicated to providing the best possible support for them. RMDR works with most doxie mixes (small sizes), standard and miniature dachshunds, encompassing smooth, wire-haired and long-haired dachshunds. We actively share our knowledge with fosters and adopters who collaborate with our dachshund rescue.

In our commitment to each doxie (or bonded pair), we work to find the best foster family, take care of their medical needs, and, when the time is right, help them find forever families!

How Can You Help Our Dachshunds? By Adopting, Fostering, Volunteering or making a Donation.

Today, Dachshunds Are Family — Once a hunting dog, the dachshund dog breed has shifted seamlessly into the role of family pet. With their charming personalities, expressive eyes, unwavering loyalty, and protective nature, these dachshunds also carry the endearing traits that once made them skilled hunter dogs. These traits include an amazing sense of smell, sweet & squishy paws that are great for digging, and a big bark. With these lovable features, dachshunds are here to stay! Together, we can help them stay on their paws.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Helping dachshunds in need of a new home get the care
they require and find loving forever families.

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Why Adopt?

So Many Reasons: Adopting a dachshund is a rewarding experience that not only benefits the dog but also brings joy, love, and fulfillment to your life.

Companionship: Dogs, especially dachshunds, provide unconditional love, companionship, and loyalty, enriching your life with their presence.

Saving a Life: By adopting from RMDR or any shelter or rescue, you’re giving a second chance to a dog in need and potentially saving them from euthanasia. Adopting creates a special bond between you and your new furry friend, fostering a relationship built on trust, understanding, and mutual affection.

Health Benefits: Studies have shown that owning a dog can improve mental and physical health, reducing stress, loneliness, and encouraging exercise and outdoor activities.

Cost: Adoption fees are typically lower than purchasing a dog from a breeder or pet store, and dogs from RMDR are provided with  all required vaccinations, spaying/neutering, and microchip, saving you money on initial medical expenses.

Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status in its programs, activities, volunteer opportunities, or employment practices.

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