are many different reason that families contact DRBC for the surrender
of their doxie. We understand. Perhaps your reason is financial or
there has been a change in your family setting, perhaps the death of a
loved one has led to the need for relinquishment. No matter, DRBC does
Please read through ALL of the sections shown below so that we may better assist you in the relinquishment of your dachshund to DRBC.
Some Turn-In Advice
We here at DRBC know how difficult a process the
relinquishment of a pet can be. It is emotional whether you and your
family have experienced a life changing event or your doxie is just not a
good fit for your life.
Please be honest with us. We will still help.
Most of the animals that come to our rescue lack complete
veterinary care. We know that. It is a fact of rescue. It is OK. We
will take care of that for the dog. We do not want to do more than is
needed and quite frankly, can’t afford it. Still, just tell us. We
will understand and we will not judge you.
We will need the veterinary records at time of
relinquishment. Not lost or packed or faxed or mailed later. There may
not be any. They may be dated. No problem. We understand. DRBC is a
team that is dedicated to helping. Please help us by having the
records or being honest concerning the lack of care.
Your doxie may have a bite history. Some do. It is OK.
We can work with that, but tell us. Just tell us what about your doxie’s
personality prompted the turn-in. While we are a team, this is not a
shelter and we place doxies in foster care based on age and personality.
Some of our foster homes have children. Think about it. Think hard.
DRBC helps those in medical need, but it is hard to do that
when we are not told about the problem. Is your doxie blind or deaf or
is there some other problem we should know about. It isn’t going to be
your problem for much longer, you did too know about it and it certainly
isn’t a problem to us. Please, just be honest and tell us.
Did you know that only about 5% are house trained at turn
in; were you one of the lucky few? We would like to know that, if we
turned this around, wouldn’t you.
Behavior training, regardless of how you define it, is
critical to the development of your doxies personality. Knowing how you
went about that or knowing that there was no consistency, guidelines or
appropriate correction can make this process easier for everyone
concerned. You are not the first and you won’t be that last case we
Helping your doxie is what this is about. We’ll get them
Maybe you are not experiencing any of these issues and
having a doxie in your life is not a good idea. Please do not create
non-existent problems. We will figure it out.
Please remember, DRBC is a volunteer group. We are not waiting for you to
call us. The decision you have reached, whether quickly or over a
period of time, rarely constitutes an immediate response. Please be a
little patient. It won’t be much longer.
Finally, we know that this process is frustrating, but we
are not the enemy. Please treat us with the respect we will extend to
Our number one complaint and that of every rescue group we
know is lack of honest information at the time of relinquishment. So
please, do not be offended by this advice, take it to heart.
We are DRBC and we are here to help you as you help them. Please be honest with us. We WILL help.
Closure for Children
DRBC has found that children [and some adults] are hit
hardest by the relinquishment of their pet. We feel and know that pain. We have
found that it can be helpful for the children to write a note or draw a
picture to send along during the turn in. We have some other methods
to help families adjust to this loss, so please ask our Turn-In
Coordinator for ideas that might help when she calls to make the
Equal Opportunity Support
DRBC accepts all doxies regardless of sex, spay/neuter status,
vaccination history, medical issue, coat, color, age or behavior
issue. All we ask is that you be honest with us in the disclosure of
these issues. By the way, we don't care what you look like or what your
background is either.
Out of our Region?
Not a dachshund?
Not a problem. PetFinder hosts many breed specific and all
breed and species rescues. Click the icon below to find the group
Note: A new window will open when accessing the PetFinder website.
DACHSHUND RESCUE OF BUCKS COUNTY & NJ
181 Gilbert Drive
Morrisville, PA 19067
Tel: 215-736-3338 Fax:267-390-5191