Dachshund breed rescue groups in Florida include Florida Dachshund Rescue; Dachshund Rescue South Florida; Dachshund Adoption, Rescue, and Education; and Dixie Dachshund Rescue. In addition, some local dachshund rescues are focused on smaller areas within Florida.
Like many breed rescue groups, dachshund rescue groups do not usually have a facility where dogs are kept, instead relying on foster homes to care for dogs in their programs. These organizations rescue and socialize abandoned, neglected, abused, orphaned and surrendered dachshunds, and provide temporary safe shelter and needed medical or dental care.
To learn more about the programs, check each rescue's website for information on adoption procedures, requirements to adopt and costs, as these may vary. To place a dog with a dachshund rescue, or alert a rescue of a dachshund in need of help, refer to the rescue's website for the appropriate forms. The website and rescue volunteers may have useful information about dachshunds that can help an owner who is considering relinquishing a challenging dog.
Most rescues are run by volunteers, so be patient if you do not receive a quick response. Reputable dachshund rescues are usually 501(c)(3) nonprofits funded by donations, grants and similar means. Adoption fees cover some, but usually not all, of the costs involved with rescuing dogs.