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Mission Statement

Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corp that has been rescuing needy dachshunds around Southern, Central, and Northern California since 1994. We rescue dogs from high-kill shelters throughout California, place them in temporary foster homes, and get them adopted into forever homes. We also provide medical treatment, vaccinations, spay and neutering, and microchipping to all of our rescue dogs. We rely on an extensive network of volunteers to provide transportation, foster homes, and veterinary care at little or no cost for our dogs. Please help us with our mission to find our rescue dogs their forever homes!


Dena Delgado started Southern California Dachshund Rescue officially in 1998 with 3 rescue dogs and a budget of $200. Since then, dachshund rescue has taken on a life of its own, and in 2009, volunteer Dawn Albert joined Dena Delgado in forming a 501c3 non-profit corporation known as Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc. Together with Lindy Latham in Santa Clara County, Althea Kippes in San Francisco, Tammy Reiser in Contra Costa County, Janice Adams in Central California, and a number of volunteers in the Los Angeles and San Diego area, we have been successfully saving hundreds of dogs a year.


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