We Are Here To Help

Surrender A Dog

Considering relinquishing your beloved dog is a difficult decision. Various circumstances can lead to this choice, and we’re here to offer support. We’re grateful you’ve reached out to us.

We understand that life changes, such as moving, the loss of a loved one, divorce, or personal health issues, can necessitate rehoming a pet. Rest assured, we don’t judge your situation; our goal is to assist you.

At Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue, we provide a caring foster home and ensure your dachshund receives proper vet care. When they’re ready, we carefully match them with their forever family. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

While we strive for a smooth transition, it may take some time due to factors like available fosters and the number of dogs in our care. We prioritize finding the right match between fosters and dogs, considering the needs of both parties.

Please understand that RMDR is run entirely by volunteers who have other commitments. We’ll reach out to you as soon as possible. When you receive a call or text from an unknown number, please respond promptly to initiate the surrender process.

Surrender Form
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By filling out this form you are doing so as the legal and sole owner of the dog listed and there are no co-owners, nor any other person(s) who have a legal right or interest to the dog you are surrendering. When the dog is physically surrendered we will verify your photo ID (please have one of the following forms of ID available: Drivers License, State ID or Military ID).
Please share why the dog is being surrendered.

Could you donate to help us pay for their vet costs?

This is not required, it literally helps us pay for their vet bills. Our financials are open and we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit run 100% by unpaid volunteers. You can note the dog you want to help in your donation--and donate anything remaining from their care to help other incoming dogs.

About the Dog

Number of Dogs
If you are surrendering more than one dog, please fill this form out for each dog. Thank you!
NOTE: All of the questions on this form will help us find a foster for your dog faster. It will let us help your dog have a smoother experience as they prepare for their new forever family. ❤️
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
Please feel free to share more than one photo of the dog. Drag and drop the file to add more than one.
(3 photos allowed)
Standard, miniature, doxie-mix, short hair, long hair, dapple, black and tan, etc.
We are able to accept dachshunds and doxie-mixes.
Gender & Spay/Neuter Status
Female (not spayed) - is she pregnant?
Do you know if she was kept in a kennel or crate or if she had free roam of the home?
Do you know when she had her last litter?
Let us know how your dog is doing as a whole. Do they have any behavioral issues?
Has the dog bitten anyone?
Does the dog have a Microchip?
It's very helpful if you can provide the microchip number and the service provider.
Crate Trained?
Is this dog good with
Please explain what seems to trigger this behavior?
Velcro dog, anxiety, barking, unsocial, digger, biting, possessive, potty training issues, etc. This helps our fosters be prepared for the dog.
Dry or Soft food? Brand? Do they have a special diet? Do you feed from the table (Human food)? Can you send some along so we can transition them onto the food their foster chooses to feed them?


Is the dog vaccinated?
Select vaccinations the dog has been given. If possible, please provide the medical records with the dates of their last vaccination. This saves our volunteers a lot of time and prevents doubling up on vaccinations.
Does the dog have any of the following?
Note: This does not mean we won't take the dog. We just need to know how they need to be cared for. Thank you for providing these details.
Please add medication names here.
Please let us know the details, if they have been diagnosed by the vet. So we can understand what care they need as they come to our rescue.
This can help us find their medical records, and medical history to go forward with. If the Vet Info is unknown please enter, unknown or none.
If the phone number is unknown please enter, unknown or none.
Veterinary Office Address
Dog's Medical Records
This helps us quickly understand what vet care is needed for the dog(s) when they come to us.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
It is in the best interest of the dog you are surrendering, to provide as much information about their vaccinations, medical records, etc. (pictures of the records work great!) Thank you!
Have they had a dental?
Does this dog have allergies?
What will the dog be given to RMDR with?
These items will be given to their forever family when the dog is adopted. We appreciate donations of dog pens and good quality toys and blankets to the rescue. Please consider donating Including items from our Chewy Wish List. Some dogs don't have a bed or food bowl when they arrive.
How did you hear about us?
Would you be willing to donate to help cover the vet expenses for this dog?
If you can PLEASE DONATE: We accept PayPal, Venmo, Zeffy, and Cash/Check. Any amount helps.
Please mail donations to: Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue, PO Box 522461, Salt Lake City, UT 84152

The approximate cost to help each dog runs $1,200. This includes: vet well-dog check up, vaccinations, spay/neuter, dentals/extractions and other issues (like allergies, tumors & testing, blood tests, senior blood panels, etc.)

Your donation helps us continue our work to help surrendered dogs like yours.
Clear Signature
By executing this relinquishment to Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue (RMDR) you agree that this is your legal digital signature and you hereby swear, under penalty of perjury, that you are the legal and sole owner of the dog listed above and there are no co-owners, nor any other person(s) who have a legal right or interest to the dog you listed on this form. Thank you for choosing RMDR.

Please consider donating to help us pay the costs of this dog's vet bills.

We also would appreciate it if you would consider bequeathing a gift, or memorial gift to Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue. Thank you.

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

— Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue, Mission Statement
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