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March Newsletter

Happy Spring Everyone!.  Well, this has definitely been an interesting month full of worry, confusion and societal firsts.  It has also been a month where we have seen kindness, compassion and caring for each other.  With the ongoing concern associated with Covid-19 and the need for social distancing, many of us are finding ourselves at home more, which our dachshund friends are no doubt happy about.  With everything else going on, we encourage you to learn from our doggie friends and see the positives in our situations...starting by cherishing the extra time you get to spend with family - including the furry, four pawed members.

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News and Upcoming Events

During these crazy times, Alberta Dachshund Rescue wants to continue to be positive and to always be a family to all of the dachshund community. We are all being responsible and practicing social distancing and urge you all to as well.  But just because we can't see eah other in person doesn't mean we can't still get together and have a good time. 

On March 28 ADR hosted a show and tell webinar via Zoom. Participants had the opportunity to meet our foster dogs, and show and tell their own dogs and the story behind them. IT was a great success - keep your eyes out on our Facebook page for other events like this.
Updates on our Current Dogs

Meet Molly.  This girl has been living her best foodie life and is a plump little chicken!!  She is a mini and needs to lose about 10lbs to be at a healthy weight.  She had 11 teeth pulled when she first arrived and is going to have surgery to remove a fatty lump and take care of some fistulas in her mouth. 

Ebony is a gorgeous sweet tempered boy who just lost his owner.  He came in needing surgery for major dental work, fistulas and other vetting and is now on his way to recovering.  This little fella will be looking for his furever home soon.

Misty just came in and has some issues with IVDD.  We are giving this girl lots of love and looking into her medical needs.  We will keep you posted on her progress.

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
We are so happy to share that 5 of our dogs found their loving, forever homes in March.  Congratulations to Charlie and Louie, Franky, Ollie, Jake and our honorary Doxie Cojo.  See how happy they all look!

Fond Remembrances
It’s with a heavy heart that we lost two of our ADR family members. Nicole and Rick opened up their hearts and home to Stitch just over a year ago giving him the best final days ever. Thank you for loving this boy and wanting to help a senior!

Sweet Tucker, has crossed the rainbow bridge this week. Coming into ADR care at the age of 8, he crosses loved at age 16, proving that our seniors can go the long haul!  Thank you to Judy for providing him with an amazing loving home.

March Fundraising Focus
Claypot Friends and More by Tara

Our friend Tara at Claypot and Friends is offering a special deal and helping support our cause

The online sale is officially OPEN! All inventory is currently 20% off! Shipping is available if needed. Located in Edmonton 🙂
With this sale, the 20% savings gets donated right to the 
Alberta Dachshund Rescue🐾
And now, more than ever, local home businesses like this need your support during this COVID-19 crisis.
Thank you and happy shopping!
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Feature Volunteer
Ladelle Pitcher 

LADELLE has been with ADR for almost 2 years now, and never ever stops caring. No matter what circumstances are thrown at her, she always dedicates herself to our cause and is willing to do anything needed to make things run smoothly. As foster coordinator, she also has taken on a lot of our event planning, and loves to help. With 3 dogs in her stable, she sure loves the dachshunds.  

Thank you Ladelle for all your hard work.  It never goes unnoticed! 

Did you know your dachsund can suffer seasonal allergies?  

I Heart Dogs says that some of the most common signs your dachshund may be suffering from an environmental allergy include: 

  • Red and irritated skin that looks similar to a rash, particularly on the body parts that come in contact with the grass.
  • Constant scratching and scratching to the point that the skin becomes irritated.
  • Irritated, red and very itchy ears.
  • Compulsive licking of the paws or belly. Your dog may be feeling the itch that it is trying to stop with a persistent licking.
  • Some dogs will also have hair loss when being exposed to allergens for an extended period of time.
  • Hot spots on the body that become red and inflamed, often in spin areas most exposed to allergens.
  • Puffy or runny eyes, especially if both are happening more often.

Not all breeds of dog are bothered by allergies, although dachshunds are one of the breeds that can be troubled by seasonal pollen and dander. If you notice any of these symptoms, speak with your veterinarian to test your dog and see what kind of things you can do to help keep your dog comfortable this allergy season.

Tom's Thoughts, Tips and Tricks...

Amidst all of the crisis and chaos surrounding the Covid-19, I just want to touch base with all of you on a personal level on ways I personally have been managing with the situation.


I believe what is most important is that we not forget about what we have, and even though there is chaos, we still have it. The only difference is we have to understand what is happening and adapt. Although thousands and thousands of people are getting sick, we may not be. We have our health. We have our families, friends and our pets. We just need to be a little more creative and think outside our normal routine and keep sight of the positive we have in life.


There are so many ways to keep touch with friends and family. I have participated in multiple group chats with lots of great friends, some in our health care system and in quarantine, and others just self isolating and not wanting to take the risk. Others who are not even all that worried. They are people in my dog contact list, people in other clubs I participate in, and even my own ADR family. Although not quite the same, one thing has remained the same, and we are all the same people and we can all be in touch laughing, smiling and socializing, it’s just apart! Many platforms like Zoom, Skype, Facebook messenger for small groups, and other things like live chat, Facetime all seem to work well. If you haven’t tried, be patient, and get it running and talk to some of your friends. Share your dog. Share you. Share your laughter and life!


ADR hosted a live chat on Sunday, and will definitely host more in the near future. Be on the lookout. We had a great time introducing everyone on the chat and showing off our dogs and sharing stories about them and how they impact our lives. We even got to meet some new people, and connect with some people we don’t get to connect with on a regular basis. At the end of this global pandemic, we do have the ability to make us stronger as a community and come out with a positive outcome. Reach out to your neighbors, get to know who is in your community, and most importantly, take care of your families and health. Physically and mentally we are all in this together.


STAY SAFE ALL, and keep your chins up, you dachshund needs your positive influence and confidence to know they are safe and sound. Love you all!

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