Welcome to Dachshund Rescue Australia.

Photo: www.ruffnstuff.com.au/

Dachshund Rescue Australia Inc. was started in 2009 to raise the profile of dachshunds needing rescue and rehoming across all States of Australia.  DRA became an Incorporated Not for Profit Association and officially gained Charity status in April 2014.

We are  ‘Devoted to Dachshunds’.  We have developed a reputation as an ethical breed specific Organisation within the animal welfare community and continue to build positive relationships  founded on open and respectful communication with shelters or pounds, other rescue groups, registered breeders and members of the Dachshund Community.

We understand that life changes for people and we accept surrenders from current owners who are looking to rehome their dachshund responsibly.  Whether it is a family break up, moving overseas, an owner has passed away, no longer enough time to spend with your dachshund, children or any other number of reasons they come for rehoming, we work with you in a non- judgemental manner to make sure that your dachshund goes to a home where they will be ideally suited.  Our dachshunds are placed with people who know and understand the quirks of this breed.

Dachshund Rescue also has a list of dedicated foster carers should you need to surrender your dachshund into our care.  The foster carers look after these dachshunds in their own homes until we have found them the right home for their needs.

Pounds are extremely stressful places for a dachshund so please contact us for help so that they do not have to go through one.  We do not charge for helping you rehome your dachshund and we do not judge anybody who needs to rehome.

Rehoming / Foster Enquiries

For enquiries in all States except Western Australia:

Ruth Salminen:  ruth@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au 0413 349650

Sharman Moore:  0412 619 266  sharman@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au

Western Australia

Penny Hodgson 0449 191962 penny@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au

Jo Tetlow 0412 390 546 jo@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au

Andrew Curran 0448 814 044 andrew@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au

Business / Sponsorship Enquiries

Sarah Haora with Maluka & Avalon Business Support Liaison & Ambassador Promoter  sarah@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au

General Enquiries



Thank you very much to all our volunteers including:

Hannah Prime Dachshund Health & Fundraising Coordinator hannah@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au
Sarah Haora with Maluka & Avalon Business Support Liaison & Ambassador Promoter  sarah@dachshundrescueaustralia.com.au
Mark Ellis & Obi Wan ACT  &  Country New South Wales Awareness and Fundraising Ambassadors

DRA Volunteers at the ‘Dash The Trash’ Sydney event

DRA Board Meeting March 2015

DRA Board meeting – March 2015

Our Ambassadoxies: Maluka and Avalon 
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