Get Involved

Thanks to DARE's supporters, we've rescued over 3000 dachshunds since 2003.
DARE always needs volunteers for all sorts of activities!
Adopt, don't shop. Is there room in your home for some extra wiener love?

What We Do

Medical Care

Before adoption, we ensure that all our doxies are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines and get a head to tail check up to identify any health issues.


Foster homes allow DARE to evaluate behavior and training needs in a low stress environment and determine each dog's unique personality.

Forever Homes

DARE is committed to finding the RIGHT home for each dachshund and that takes time. Foster homes provide love, structure and support during this process.


Foster homes help socialize dogs and evaluate how they interact with kids, cats and other dogs. That helps us make sure they end up with the right fur-ever home!

Our Mission

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education, Inc. (DARE) views its mission as increasing public awareness through education against animal cruelty, related issues and overpopulation while rescuing and re-homing displaced and unwanted dachshunds and dachshund mix dogs in the state of Florida.

We do this by:

1. Rescuing and socializing abandoned, neglected, abused, orphaned and/or surrendered dachshunds and dachshund mixes by providing temporary safe shelter and medical/dental treatments as needed.

2. Procuring temporary foster homes and permanent new homes for rescued dachshunds that will provide a safe and nurturing home environment.

3. Ensuring no dachshund shall be adopted for the purposes of breeding or scientific/medical experimentation.

4. Providing education to the public on the dachshund breed, puppy mills, and responsible pet guardianship including, but not limited to, humane animal care and spay/neuter practices.

5. Displaying courtesy, respect and fellowship toward all volunteers in appreciation of services and support rendered to dachshund rescue and to promoting enhanced teamwork among all rescuers.

Ways to Support DARE

Shop Our eBay Store
Check out our eBay Store, where 100% of the profit goes to the DARE vetting fund
Join the Calendar Contest
Every year DARE hosts a calendar contest enter your pup, vote on the entries or pick a date to honor your hound.
We participate in lots of events across central FL and host our annual Dox-a-Palooza fundraiser!

Contact Us

To contact any DARE member-at-large, or for General Information please email: or fill out the form below.

Please use their name in the subject line and it will be forwarded to the respective DARE member.

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