has designed this website to help you reach us in many different ways
and to provide you with as much information as we possibly can, but
there is a good chance we may have missed something as we developed the
site. Listed below are a few of our most asked questions and their corresponding answers.
1. Where are you located? Can I stop in and visit your shelter?
Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County is located in the
Yardley-Morrisville-Langhorne PA area. While we are convenient to both
NJ and PA there is no physical structure...yet. All the work we do is
conducted in private homes by volunteers. Visiting us is by invitation
and appointment only!
2. I looked on PetFinder and didn't fall in love with anyone described. Now what?
Please download and complete the application. Also download the
brochure entitled: Adopting a Doxie. Read both carefully. DRBC
reminds all applicants that a picture on a web page is not a
relationship that is based on personality. Our rescue is not a mail
order house. We want this relationship to last for you and your new
3. Our family is so excited. We completed the form and emailed it right back! What is taking so long?
A few things to remember:
4. We recently can for a meet and greet and did not receive a doxie? WHY? What happened?
- Everyone that works with DRBC does so on a volunteer basis.
- We address applications as quickly as we can.
- The best way to get a faster response is to print the form out and send the hard copy with the application fee.
- Be patient! A few days of waiting will quickly be forgotten in the scheme of things once the process begins.
Not all applicants receive a doxie. Sometimes it is the personality of
dogs available and sometimes the interview takes us to a screen out
step. DRBC functions for the love of our breed. The dog will pick you
and we stand by that matching policy. No, there is no refund for the
5. We would like a doxie for our young family. We called and were told
you do not adopt to families with children under 5 years of age. That
is ridiculous! I grew up with a dachshund and want my kids to have
the same experience. I see no problem, what is the issue?
You are probably a wonderful family, however, many of the young doxies
we rescue have been turned in from families that are not as terrific as
yours. The kids in those families teased the doxie, they pulled its
ears and tail, they may have carried it around like a stuffed animal
and then dropped it when they lost interest. While the intent is far
from malicious on the part of the child, the action is still called
abuse. As a rescue, we place the need of the dog above all else and
protect their rights to never experience that type of situation again
and we take no risks. In the long run, we are not only protecting the
doxie, but your child as doxies won't tolerate disrespect and respond
with their own form of control called biting!
Always remember, doxies are good with children if the children are good
with them. This is true of adults as well. Call us in a few years, we
will, unfortunately still be here.
6. Why do you need to talk to my
veterinarian? Is it a problem if my current doxie is not
spayed/neutered or up to date with vaccinations?
Good, consistent medical care is important to any rescue placement.
Your veterinarian will act as an important reference for you and will
let us know that your past or current pets have always received proper
We have a concern about the lack of current vaccinations, heartworm
treatment or the absence of a spay or neuter. Good breeders never turn
to rescue to obtain a dog for mating. The goal of all rescues is the
reduction in the number of unwanted animals and beyond this there are
the overall health risks associated with the absence of spay/neuter and
proper vaccination and heartworm preventative programs. DRBC reserves
the right to deny an application based on current or previous
7. I recently sent a donation to the address on the old webpage and it was returned. What is going on?
The economy has effected everyone, including DRBC. Our box was too
expensive and we had to let it go. We are sorry that you were
inconvenienced and we still desperately need your support. Please go
to the 'Support DRBC' link and try our new PayPal link or resend the
donation to us at the address listed at the bottom of the page.
8. I want to volunteer! I am not sure I can foster, but I want to help. What should I do?
Contact us! DRBC is always looking for help with fundraisers, ASPCA
interactions, dog walking and community outreach folks! We are also
looking for foster homes!!!
9. Do you offer a discount on placement fees? We are special.
We are special too. Like all rescues, we are so special we do not get
free veterinary care, free food, free medication or almost anything
else for free. Our fees for placement go directly to medical care to
rehabilitate the dogs we place. 85% of the time DRBC will loose money
with each placement. If not for our fundraising efforts we would not
be here supporting our breed. Bottom line: If you cannot afford our
fee, you can not support a doxie and its needs across the life of the
10. We want a puppy! Where can I find that list?
DRBC rarely gets puppies. We will never list them when we do. Please
complete the application and indicate your interest in a younger
doxies, but remember, puppies are a tremendous amount of work and DRBC
screens extra hard to place the few puppies we rescue each year.
11. My loved one is having a birthday or
other special event soon. I want to surprise them with a doxie as a
gift! How can we secretly arrange for this to happen?
Well, we can't. And we won't. DRBC does not support the giving of
life as a gift. Ask yourself this question: Would I give that loved
one away a a gift to a neighbor or friend? This is why the loved one
must go through the process. Give the gift of our application!
12. I need to find a home for my pet turtle, cat and fish? Can your group help?
DRBC is always amazed by non-doxie turn-in requests we receive. We
would love to help every animal in need, but the truth is we just do
dachshunds, hence the name, Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County! There
are groups out there that can help. Contact PetFinder at
www.PetFinder.org or click on the link below to find a group near you.
Good luck!! This
information also works for adoption of animals that are not dachshunds.
13. I heard about your sanctuary program and would like to sponsor one of these special doxies. How does that work?
Thank you in advance for your support. Please go to the Senior page or to Support DRBC and link into this special program.
14. You rescues are all alike. None of you were there when I called about my turn-in. You don't care.
Well, you are half right. We are all alike in that we are all staffed
by volunteers. Many of us work full time jobs with extended hours and
have families to support along with our rescue efforts. The bluebird
of immediate gratification does not live at any rescue we know. That
said, every rescue group cares deeply about our rescue efforts and will
get back to you as quickly as we can.
15. I know your pages say you only adopt
to homes in the DE/NJ/PA area. I am wiling to drive and/or fly to meet
the dog I saw listed. I am a good home, really I am. Can you bend the
rule for me?
Well, no, we can't. And we won't. DRBC thinks global, bringing the
best in medical assets and behavior training to the animals in our
reach, but acts local in our placement policies. There are SO MANY
animals in need. Would it not be better for you to help one closer to
home. Contact us and we can point you to a group near you.
16. You didn't answer my question. Now what do I do?
No problem. Go to the Contact DRBC page or use the email address listed at the bottom of this page and send us your question. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
17. I am from NY. I have no problem driving down to adopt. I disagree with your policy.
One of the most asked questions we receive here at DRBC involves the adoption of our dogs to the New York area. While most New Yorker’s recognize the quality of the program we offer, they are frustrated at our lack of reach into their state. We are too.
Our network of volunteers is not at a size that can accommodate New York at this time. Remember, we are an advocate for the animals we place and always will be. This means being there for them on a moments notice. The 2-3 hour drive is just too far for right now. The time will come, and not that long from now, when we will have the capability to change that policy. Until then, we thank you for your interest, your support and your patience.
Many potential applicants tell us that they are more than willing to drive to reach us and adopt the animal they have fallen in love with on our website, but the distance for the adopter is not what is at issue for DRBC. The problem lies in the lifetime of support we stand ready to provide to those that adopt from us. The reference to a veterinarian we know and trust or the ability to reach out and extract the dachshund we placed should things not work as planned.