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.
in a doxie is unique for every family, but begins in contacting us using the link listed above.
Following contact, our Turn-In
Coordinator or Medical Director will contact you to begin the turn-in
process. Besides the medical records, we ask that you bring a
sample of the dog's food, a favorite blanket and toy. Don't have these
things, don't worry. We are just trying to make the transition easier
for your doxie in their entry to foster care.
A time and date will be
arranged based on mutual availability.
Upon the relinquishment of your doxie, you will be asked to
sign a form signing over your rights of ownership to DRBC. The form
can be downloaded now by clicking the link above or filed electronically.
hesitate to ask us when we get in touch. Following your turn in your
doxie will be examined by our veterinarian. All vaccinations will be
brought current, the dog will be spayed/neutered, as appropriate and any
medical issues will be addressed. Don't worry, they only receive the
best of care.
Following release by the veterinarian, your doxie will
come into our foster system. The home assigned depends on age, medical
need and space. All are treated as members of the family.
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
DRBC is staffed by volunteers. We work as quickly as we
can to help you. We need you to work with us to prevent lags in the
process. Accurate phone numbers, responses to our messages and a little
flexibility will make this process easier. Remember, we all have the
same goal in mind, the long-term happiness and well-being of your doxie.
DACHSHUND RESCUE OF BUCKS COUNTY & NJ
181 Gilbert Drive
Morrisville, PA 19067
Tel: 215-736-3338 Fax:267-390-5191