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February Newsletter

Hello from Alberta Dachshund Rescue.  We are looking forward to spring - with our doggie friends looking forward to clocks springing forward because that means dinner time comes one hour earlier!!!!

Don't forget that February and March are pet dental months.  Be sure to give our friends at Silverado Vet Hospital or your own vet to get your dachshund's teeth cleaned. As every dachsie owner knows, the breed is known for being prone to poor teeth, so an ounce of prevention case save both you and your dog some pain.

Last newsletter we gave the heads up that ADR will be sponsoring events for both dachshunds and their owners.  Our first event was a training night with Cindy Peacock on February 27.  Keep an eye out on our Facebook page to learn of upcoming events!

If you have suggestions for the newsletter or fundraising ideas, please send an email to

News and Upcoming Events

We would like to say a big thank you and give a shout out Berkley's Place. They help out rescues with any things they might need. What an awesome group of people helping the dogs!  Last month we won a wonderful bag of treats from them.  Thanks Berkley's Place!

We have some exciting events coming up that will allow you to harness your inner artist and get some wonderful momentos of your pet while having a great time and supporting ADR:

Pet Painting Night Out!
Join us on March 20 for a Pet Painting Fundraiser at the Vin Gogh Paint and Sip studio in Calgary.  Tickets can be purchased through the Vin Gogh website or via the link on the ADR Facebook page.

We draw your pet and take you through painting step by step. Please send a clear pet photo to, at least 5 days before this event. All art supplies and step by step instructions are included. A portion of sales will go to Alberta Dachshund Rescue.

Spring Photos

Join us for our Spring-themed photo fundraiser for Alberta Dachshund Rescue at the fabulous Shawnessy Pet Valu in Calgary.  You bring your pup our wonderful friends at Furever Reflections provide the backdrop, props and poses.

Appointments are available; walk-ins are welcome. To book a time slot, please send FurEver Reflections an email at Sessions are $20 (payable by cash/credit/e-transfer) and include 1 digital file. Additional digital files can be purchased from an on-line gallery.

Please note that pets do need to remain on-leash for their own safety during the event. Come and get some amazing photos of your dogs while supporting a great cause!  
Updates on our Current Dogs

Charlie and Louie joined us this month and are settling into their foster home.  Keep an eye out on our facdebook page to learn more about them as we do.

Franky is a sweet boy who has finished his vetting and is ready to make some family complete.  If you are interested in learning more about this little man, please fill in an adoption application.

Ollie is our only girl, and she joined us from Saskatchewan. Ollie is a wonderful and loving chiweenie girl who is now ready for adoption.  If you are interested, please fill in an application through our website.

Speaking of longer Cojo, our honourary dachshund (who is really a Gernan Shepard).  Cojo has a lot of anxiety, but just needs to be loved. He is middle aged, and is perfect just the way he is. If you have a quiet and loving home, and maybe just need some extra snuggles give us a call and we can hook you up.

Everyone's favourite enormous 35 lbs standard, Boris, is working hard to learn his manners and get along with everyone.  This big boy is still in training and we will let you know when he is ready for adoption.
Happy Tails and Fond Remembrances

Happy Tails
Four special little weiners found their forever homes this past month.  Congrats to Jake, Bob, Bryan and Sami who found loving forever homes in February


Fond Remembrances
Sadly, two special ADR furry friends crossed the rainbow bridge in February. Loving remembrances go out for Pebbles and Jackson.  Thank you for all the love, licks and fun.  You will be missed and in our hears forever!

February Fundraising Focus
We all know how much dachshunds love to do their business outside when it is cold and snowy....not!  
That's why this Bioenzyme cleaner "EZ-Clean" is the perfect way to remove odors left when your wiener decides it is too cold, or the snow is too deep to go to the washroom outdoors.

The best part is, when you order it through ADR, the rescue gets a portion of the proceeds.  It is available in 6 different sizes / concentrations. Contact Tom @ to order some today!
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Feature Volunteer
Sometimes there is always that person that gives you straight up good advice.  There's always that one person that gives balance, providing insight and opinions to keep us real.  We all know that person that gives great support when it is needed and keeps things fun and upbeat!  Those three people can be found in one with our social media coordinator Lori Leduc!  She's like three people in one, and packs a lot of great talents in one little package. 
You may see some of our best photos on our Instagram.   We can all thank Lori for that.  Her skills are not just around the dogs, and can often be found behind a lens.  This month we thank Lori for always keeping us in on our toes, asking all the right questions to make sure we find the best homes and for providing solid, educated answers when we need them. Lori also has been dedicating hours and hours into rehabilitating a foster dog with some behavioural issues, and we are not sure if she can let him go!

Thank you Lori for all your work you do for ADR and the entire community!  We cannot do it as well without you!!!!

Most dogs are born with a coat that protects them from all types of weather. Their fur keeps them warm in colder months and helps ventilate heat in warmer months. However, some breeds of dog have thin fur that doesn’t work well as an insulator, especially as dogs have been more domesticated. While Dachshunds may have once been able to deal with cold, wet weather conditions, their short, thin fur doesn’t provide them a lot of protection. Even long-haired Dachshunds don’t have great insulation; the hair is long, but not thick or layered, and their closeness to the ground means that they’re a lot more likely to have to deal with the cold and dampness. 

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Tom's Thoughts, Tips and Tricks...

This month I'd like to talk about community and what it means to be a part of such a wonderful community.

ADR is a community.  We welcome dachshunds and their families with open arms.  We are there to help out however we can amongst the community, and we strive to be the best we can.  We are always educating ourselves, lending hands and sharing what we learn with others.  Whether you have adopted from us, surrendered a dog to us, volunteered with us, or have even just hung around us, our "family" is always growing and bringing more to our community. We are blessed to have such a great community.

We have networked a lot in the last few years.  We have added trainers, behavioralists, veterinarians, nutritionalists, groomers, and therapists to our community.  We have grown exponentially behind the scenes.  We are proud of what we have accomplished big and small, and are proud to share our knowledge and network with everyone that needs it.  It's a community where we hope everyone feels safe, supported and comfortable to associate with. 

It's humbling and flattering at the same time to be a part of it.  It's amazing to have such a solid group of volunteers that give up countless hours and effort to help people at any time of day no matter what is needed.  Something we often forget about is how many people reach out for help, refer people to us for help, and how much people accept help.  Our entire family is always encouraging us and telling us how much we are making a difference and it feels really good.

This month one story stuck out to me.  A story posted in a local community about a gentleman having to send his dog to heaven the next day.  It took a community of people to reach out, acknowledge his needs, and to offer an alternative option.  One particular volunteer to do extra hours of research to understand what was going on.  Several volunteers to reach out and speak with him about the options that we researched.  A random woman saw this and offered financial help if needed, and just wanted to let us know that she valued what we were able to do, and most of all how capable we are to change peoples lives as a community.  After struggling for a couple weeks, this gentleman decided to join our community and his dog is still here because of everyone in it.  We, as a community, consisting of thousands of people's energy and support potentially saved a dog's life.  It's thousands of people creating a vibe and energy strong enough to make a difference.

This community has done this over and over.  Reaching beyond being just a rescue, hundreds and thousands of people have a network of qualified help, friendly people willing to help, and created something that people believe in. It is something selfless.  It's empowering to know that as a community we are so great that we can make such an impact on others.

I'd like to thank all of our volunteers, supporting businesses, dachshund clubs, dachshund owners, and anyone who has trusted us, given to us, taken from us, and anyone who even follows us for making a community come together for each other.

I think I can speak for every member of our community and say that I am a better person because of it.  Can you? 
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