Contacting the Rescue

Relinquishment/Turn-In
There 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 not judge.

Please read through ALL of the sections shown below so that we may better assist you in the relinquishment of your dachshund to DRBC.


Contact The Rescue
There are many different reasons 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 not judge.

There are several ways to contact us concerning your turn-in:

Use the 'Contact DRBC' section of this webpage or click the icon to the left to complete the form.  Someone will contact you in 24 - 72 hours.
Send us an email.  The address is listed at the bottom of this page or click the icon to the left.  Enter 'Turn-In' as the subject header.
Call us at the number listed in the footer of this page.  We will get back to you.

It has been our experience that the turn-in process is an emotional experience for us all.  There are many things that can make this process faster and easier.

Medical Records
DRBC understands that it may have been some time since your animal has seen a veterinarian.  We still need the records.  We do not want to over vaccinate and we need to be aware of any medical issues as our foster system is designed to accommodate doxies based on medical need. 

Every dog should/will receive the following:
  • Rabies [Every 3 years after the first year]
  • DAP2iL or DHLPP - Yes , DRBC believes in Lepto prevention.  [Annual]
  • Bordatella or Kennel Cough Vaccination [Annual]
  • Heartworm Test and Preventative Care [Test Annual; Treatment, monthly]

Your veterinarian will be able to provide you with a certificate for all these vaccinations.  The certificate is free. 

Do not be concerned if your doxie is not current on vaccinations or veterinary care, just tell us and we will make sure that these issues are addressed before your doxie enters our foster system.  While getting the certificate, ask for a copy of all medical records. 

Fax DRBC:
You or your veterinarian can fax the medical records.  Send to:
267-390-5191




It may not seem important, but it is to us.   One last thing.  Your medical records stay sealed with DRBC.  Although medical information is released concerning the history of your doxie, your identity and the identity of your veterinary office[s] remains confidential.  So please, help us help them by providing complete medical records prior to the relinquishment.  Thank you.