Membership Information

Interested in becoming a member?

Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue is always looking for compassionate and responsible people who will work with the public to help solve the increasing problem of dogs needing homes. As a member you will help to foster and re-home the Dachshund and Dachshund mixes that are in shelters, are owner turn-ins, abandoned, retrieved from puppy mills or seized from inhumane living conditions. 

As a member, you will represent CCDR and be helping to educate the public on the importance of altering your pets to minimize the over-population of unwanted animals as well as promoting responsible dog care. If you are interested in becoming a member you must fill out an application for membership. All new members start off as an associate member where they complete a 4 month internship under the guidance of an established member before they are invited to become a member of CCDR with full membership privileges. This learning time frame allows you to get to know CCDR and the world of rescue as well as allows CCDR to get to know you. As an associate member, you will work under a CCDR member who will guide you through the processes that occur in rescue. 

The Process
Your application goes to our membership committee, who will process it, check references and set up a home visit. All applicants must fill out a membership application (below). The membership form will ask for your personal information (home address, phone number etc.) but will also ask for references and a veterinarian's name that we check via phone. All applicants must go through the same procedure as our foster homes or adopters and have a home check so that we may determine that your home is safe and dog safe for any Dachshund or Dachshund mix that you obtain for CCDR. As an intern you will have the privileges of a full member except you will not be able to formally seek dogs, adopt any dog out or complete a contract for CCDR. The member who is mentoring you will do that. You may however, foster (you cannot bring the foster in without permission but can foster it under your mentor), you may fundraise, transport or volunteer for CCDR needs. You will have access to our internal discussion list allowing you to see and experience what goes on in the organization. 

We know there are many good people who are out there wanting to help and we are happy to have them as a part of our organization's family. Once your application is received by the committee they will process it, check references and set up a home visit. You will then be notified of your status and if approved to be an associate member you will be assigned a mentor.

If you have any questions before starting the process, feel free to contact our membership committee, ( They will be happy to answer