Available DogsWe have dachshunds of all ages, from puppies to seniors. We will work with you to find the right dog for your family! Click here to see our available dogs!
How to HelpWe have many opportunities to help our dachshund friends. Click here to find out how to become a foster parent, volunteer in another capacity or to donate goods and services!
Sponsor a DogDo you have your own dogs or aren’t in the position to adopt right now but would still love to help? Help us continue to save more dogs with your sponsorship donation today.
Do you have room in your heart and home for a homeless Dachshund? We need more foster homes to provide a loving, stable environment for dachshunds in need. DDRTX takes care of the vet bills and the foster provides room, food, and a family home for the needy dog until the dog is adopted to a carefully screened adoptive home. Foster homes pass the same requirements as our adopters, so fill out a Foster application today. For more information contact email@example.com
During the coronavirus pandemic, dachshund rescue can't stop...they still need us as much as any other time and we pledge to be there for them.
During this time, DDRTX adopted out many dogs to wonderful families. But we also took in many injured doxies. Some are suffering from extensive medical issues.
Now is a great time to give back and help our organization so we can continue to save lives and make families feel whole during this difficult time.
Please donate by clicking the link below
You can check us out as a registered non-profit organization with GuideStar click on the icon below.
Donate to DDRTX as a Gift to Someone!
You can donate to Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas in honor of someone else! It could be for a birthday, anniversary, memorial or any occasion. We will send a customized gift card to your special someone. Your donation will help take care of our beloved doxies!
The Lily Wheatley Memorial Fund
Lily was a very special dog who was adopted through DDRTX. Her mother has established a Memorial Fund in her honor.
To learn more about Lily and how you can help other dogs like her, please click on her photo
Senior Special for May
Do you prefer the companionship of a couch buddy rather than a running buddy? From now through May 31st senior dogs 10 years and older will have a reduced adoption fee of $100.
Please consider giving one of these seniors their forever home
Diamond Dachshund's 2020 Fiesta Medals
are on Sale Now
DDRTX's 2020 Fiesta Medal designed by our volunteer, Lillie Kneeland, has arrived. Proceeds from the sale of our medal will go to fund veterinary care for our rescued Dachshunds. The m edals are $10.00 plus $2.50 shipping/handling.
Click the photo below to order yours today
Featured Foster Dog
Name: Thomas James
Age: 12 yrs & 2 mths old (est)
Say hello to Thomas James, better known as TJ. A strong and feisty senior male brown short-hair fellow, he joined our group after a rescue phone call was received from a high school representative in New Braunfels.
He has some mild scarring on his right rib cage. The vet thinks he might have been hit by a car and the ribs didn’t heal properly. He also has a hip condition in his right rear hip similar to osteoarthritis in humans. He currently is on a glucosamine supplement for his hip which will need to be maintained during his life. He is also taking a steroid pill at this time to help the inflammation in his hip.
TJ is extremely curious and loves to follow you around wagging his tail. He sleeps in a crate. He likes to have a soft toy he can toss around and use as a pillow in his crate. He knows doggie doors and will do his business outside but sometimes needs to be reminded to go take care of business. He adores lap time (whenever you sit down) and loves to be held on your chest where he can lay his head against your neck (where you might get a kiss or two as you talk to him since he’s not a kissy type dog). TJ has a deep toned bark for a dachshund.
No dog is perfect though so TJ does have a couple of faults that we’re working on. He loves trash cans since he’s smart enough to know they usually contain something delightful to a dog. And he likes to chew up paper, as in a paper plate and my brown paper recycle bag. We’re working on teaching him to keep some distance from around your feet. We’re also working on stay and out. TJ’s a smart old guy as is and willing to learn more.
All in all, TJ is a delightful older dog that does well with men, women and small dogs. He would be better if he could be the only dog. Unknown with cats. TJ is active around the house and backyard but probably not suited to walks outside due to his hip. So, if you’re looking for a dog to share a spot in the spring sunshine with, please consider TJ; you won’t be disappointed.
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Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas is an all-volunteer group in the heart of Texas that is dedicated to the health, welfare, and happiness of our dachshund friends. We are based in Central and South Central Texas and have volunteers in many parts of Texas. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, we must rely heavily on donations and contributions, which are a necessity in order to continue to be able to pay the costs of veterinary care and other necessary expenses for each of our dachshunds. Diamond Dachshund has rescued, rehabilitated and placed from 100 to 200 dachshunds each year since our incorporation in 2003. We strive to find the right home for each dog's individual personality and needs so that the placement is permanent and both the dogs and the families who adopt them are equally happy.