This dog rescue was started by the director Margo Mossburg in 1991 and has been her passion for over 27 years. We have now placed almost 2,000 homeless dogs and over 70 head of homeless horses. We place around 150+ dogs each year thanks to our 100+ steady volunteers who come to dog hug or work at events to help us showcase our adoptable dogs. The rescue is at the Mossburg's farm and not a retail location. Visitors are welcome by appointment in advance only so no one gets chomped.
See our currently adoptable dogs here:
Dachshund Rescue NW and Dachshund Club of Spokane
PEPPER – She came to us needing more manners and socializing so still working on her greeting big dogs and new people without being such a tiny diva. As soon as she is ready she will find a new home in November 2018.
Below: Pups here at the rescue are rare, but we do pull litters from shelters when asked. This was a Boston/Dachshund/Chihuahua mixed litter with these two boys below in May/June 2016. That is our best guess from their mix. It was fun having pups here but so nice when they went to their new homes after being fixed at almost 9 weeks old!
CONRAD– We placed Conrad once in a home but it was not working out for some reason. He was nothing but charming and happy here. We took him back and placed in a second home. He is loving life there.
Donating is more than just time or money, it's peace of mind. Now you can help even the smallest animal. Please be aware we are not a tax deductible rescue. We do this rescue for fun and a hobby as we both have other "real lives" too. If you need a tax deduction I will refer you to our horse rescue buddies in the area, Rough Start Horse Rescue at www.roughstart.net
If we receive ANY donations, 100% of that money goes directly to dog and vet care for the wiener fosters.
COCO – Coco came in terrified and unsocialized to the point of biting and screaming. It took a couple of months with dog hugging volunteers, but he is happy in his new life!
See our adoptable dogs here: www.drnw.petfinder.com
2018: We have now placed 144 dogs and counting as of October 23, 2018.
2017: We placed 144 dogs for the year.
2016: We placed 157 dogs in 2016!. We have surpassed our old record for dogs placed in one year and counting.
2015: We have placed 132 dogs and a new yearly placement record for our dog rescue thanks to 100+ volunteers who help each year! And it was a very busy year with fostering horses and volunteering for Rough Start Horse Rescue as always.
2014: We have placed 121 homeless wiener dogs this year and volunteered with the local horse rescue to help them place a lot of homeless horses as well! That means we placed over 120 dogs in the last three years.
2013: We have adopted 126 dogs in 2013, a new record. We also helped place three homeless horses. Plus we volunteer with a local horse rescue as a foster and training home. We help Rough Start Horse Recue place their rescued horses from their farm at their events as well.
2012: We adopted out 120 homeless wiener doggies and three rescued horses in 2012, yet another new record for dog adoptions!
2011: DRNW adopted out 90 happy dogs. We also placed three horses that we worked and rehomed from our farm. We also worked with a herd of eight abandoned horses in November 2011 to see they all were placed into a local horse rescue to find new homes.
2010: We adopted 65 happy dogs and three rescued horses in 2010 even while rebuilding from a fire in 2009 that took out the house, garage and two outbuildings. The horse barn was fine so we just rebuilt and got back to work rehoming wieners like always. We officially reopened in April 2010 after rebuilding that past winter.
2009: We adopted 71 happy dogs from our home even with the house, garage and two outbuildings fire in October in addition to the four dogs that we had to place from the area shelter when the house burned down. And we placed two rescued horses that we retrained as well.
2008: DRNW adopted 59 happy dogs, a new record for us!
2007: DRNW adopted out 38 happy dogs this year.
2006: DRNW adopted out 30 happy dogs, one horse and six cats also this year. (We helped less critters this year due to the Director's major car wreck, but up to full speed again for us in 2007!)
2005: DRNW adopted 47 happy dogs, a new record for us!
2004: DRNW adopted out 42 dogs, a new record for us!
2003: DRNW adopted out 35 dogs and four horses and one cat, a new record for us!
2002: DRNW adopted out 33 dogs, a new record for us!
We did not keep really keep good records of how many needy wieners we have helped over the years before 2001, but we are guessing that we have help to place well over 1,600 rescues as of 2017. That is a very conservative guess.
Any returns? Only 14 dogs have ever been returned, most of those because of family situations or the economy. All of those 14 were successfully placed in their forever homes the second time around because we do screen our adopters and do test drives.
HORSES: We also have been rescuing some horses for the last 25 years too, but we have not kept count. We just helped those we saw in need, but we have placed around 70 head of horses and ponies so far. The horse rescue is a hobby and we do not do it full-time. We just help when we see a horse in trouble to keep them from going to an auction to wind up on someone's plate! Horses are not steak!
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