Our Mission: Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue is a 501c3, non-profit organization consisting of dedicated rescue volunteers who love the Dachshund dog breed. Our mission is to save as many Doxies from euthanasia, abuse, or abandonment and to adopt them into as many loving, forever homes as possible.


Please note: Adopting an animal is a big decision & a lifetime commitment, so please help us in making a successful adoption! This information will help us in selecting the animal we believe will be a good match for you & your family.


The average age of a rescue is between 3 - 7 years of age and all rescues will be spayed/neutered before adoption. Dachshunds frequently live 16 - 18 years. If you prefer to foster a younger Dachshund, your wait may be slightly longer. Dachshunds will more than repay you with a lifetime of loyalty.

Foster Form

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If Fostering Read The Following:

I agree to acknowledge that my service as a foster parent is provided strictly on a volunteer basis. I agree to receive no pay,benefits, or compensation of any kind from HTDR or any of its members/volunteers.


I agree to the following procedures (but am not limited to).

  • Provide adequate food, water, shelter, and kind treatment for the animal(s) at all times.
  • If veterinary treatment is necessary; I will transport the animal only after I've received approval from an authorized HTDR representative.
  • I also agree to transport the animal to approved veterinary clinics as directed by a HTDR representative.
  • Monitor the animal(s) to assure proper health so that they are completely healthy.
  • Notify any HTDR representative as to any behavioral or health problems of the animal(s).
  • HTDR reserves the exclusive right to determine the proper course of action to take upon such notification.


Liability Release and Waiver for Fostering and or Volunteering:

I the undersigned, understand that my participation with the HTDR is strictly on a volunteer basis. I understand that there are inherent risks associated with my volunteer activities, including the risk of personal injury resulting from animal bites and other animal behavior.


In exchange for the HTDR agreement to allow me to participate in its volunteer program, I hereby release the HTDR including its officers, agents and members, from any and all claims of liability of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to claims negligence and/or injury to me arising out of my participation in the HTDR volunteer program.


I understand that by signing below, I am waiving any and all claims against the HTDR, its officers, agents and employees of any kind whatsoever arising from the taking of custody of the animal by the HTDR, including but not limited to claims of negligence, veterinary malpractice, conversion, breach of contract and/or personal injury.


I also expressly warrant and represent that no other person, including my spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend or domestic partner, has any ownership rights or interests of any kind in the animal; and that I have sole right and exclusive authority to place the animal in the custody of the HTDR under the terms of this Agreement. As further consideration for the HTDR agreement to take custody of the animal, I agree to defend indemnify, and hold harmless the HTDR, including its officers, agents, and employees, including veterinary staff, from any claims or demands by anyone who may assert ownership rights or an interest in the animal.



If Volunteering Check What Applies

Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue: (209) 647-1251