A 501(c)(3) charity organization with the Pitman Animal Rescue Foundation, the Dachshund Rescue of Utah (DRUT) is working to make a difference in the lives of dachshunds in Utah. Our aim is to reduce the number of dachshunds in, and being euthanized by, Utah shelters–and to provide well educated and dedicated families and homes for homeless dachshunds. The Dachshund Rescue of Utah is entirely run by volunteers who are passionate and dedicated to dachshund welfare.
NOTICE: The Dachshund Rescue of Utah (DRUT) —does not— adopt dogs to homes further than the states surrounding Utah: Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and including California (where our 501 (3)(c) is set up and our sister rescue is operated.
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The Dachshund Rescue of Utah began creating a safe space for all dachshunds (and their small companion dogs, sometimes other breeds) in 2012.About the Dachshund Rescue of Utah
Do dachshunds (brave, loyal, fierce and loving dogs who were bred to go down badger holes of all places to flush them out) need rescuing? Simply put, yes. Though the answers of “why” dachshunds are surrendered to shelters and to the Dachshund Rescue of Utah (DRUT) are many; from an owner dying to, the inability of the owner to cover medical bills, neglect–whatever the reason is, it’s not how things began. When you get a dog, they’re going to be your buddy, more than that actually, your family. Things in life happen that can change that even when nobody wants that to happen.
The problem that prompted the need for a different kind of rescue was the common practice of some rescues taking the young/highly adoptable dogs from the shelters. The dachshunds who really needed help: the old (senior dachshunds), the bonded pairs, those with medical problems, the biters and the un-potty trained were left to die in the shelters. “…the ones who really needed help weren’t getting pulled and were left to die” Tamara Pitman, the founder of the Pitman Animal Rescue Foundation* said. Our Rescue takes the dogs no one wants, so they don’t die alone.
The Dachshund Rescue of Utah began creating a safe space for all dachshunds (and their small companion dogs, sometimes other breeds) in 2012. We work with our local shelters across the state, figure out transportation for the dogs to their fosters and do our best to help them find their forever family as soon as we can! That’s 10 years of rescuing dachshunds in Utah. And it’s more than just volunteers in Salt Lake City who are doing the rescuing, our fosters are found as far as Saint George and Ogden and our sister organization, the Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles is helping dachshunds from San Diego on up to L.A. in California.
*The Dachshund Rescue of Utah (DRUT) started in 2012 as an offshoot of the Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles (DRLA) both part of the Pitman Animal Foundation a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity organization. Founder, Tamara Pitman started DRLA in 2011 and subsequently DRUT in 2012.