We were contacted by an admin of one of the Dachshund Facebook groups who advised one of her members was looking at having to rehome her miniature dachshund and could we help. We arranged a call with said member and had a good chat about her current circumstances and unfortunately due to a relationship break down, being forced to move and trying to build her business she didn’t feel like she could give frankie the life she wanted him to have anymore. It was an emotional call with tears all round and we promised to find Frankie the perfect forever home. Frankie now has a big brother, a standard silver dapple called Trev and has settled in nicely with his new owners Sue and Simon. Here they both are. Am sure you can guess who is who!
We are extremely excited to let you know that we now have our very own Christmas Cards for sale on our site.
ALL PROFITS will be going towards our mountains of expenses. We have been hit hard by vet invoices this year, with 3 IVDD cases on the go as we speak :O so this will help us out a lot.
The amazing Jordan Hempstead turned our design idea into a complete work of art and we can’t thank her enough.
If you would like to order a set of 10 xmas cards visit: https://theredfoundation.net/…/red-foundation-christmas-card…
You will receive 10 cards & 10 plain envelops within your pack. The cards are all one design and blank inside for your own festive message.
Postage is charged at 0.99p – This is for delivery in the UK for delivery further afield please email [email protected]tion.net
Unfortunately we get charged by Paypal, so for that reason our cards are £5.50 however if you would like to order through bank transfer please email [email protected] and we will come back to you as soon as possible.
Please allow time for delivery – we are all volunteers and relying on spare time to package and send these 🙂 but you will certainly get them long before xmas.
**URGENT ONLINE RAFFLE**
Unfortunately one of our Surrenders has been diagnosed with Cancer. She has had blood-work and fine needle aspiration of the area – has x ray booked for this week as well as hopefully removing the lump and spaying her.
We need your help to cover the vet costs as they are bound to reach rather high limits!
Her wonderful new family have donated some items for us to raffle off in hope of raising £800+ towards her fees.
For 5 raffle numbers – Please send £10 to The Red Foundation | Sort Code 309915 | Account Number 26911068
OR http://paypal.me/theredfoundation but preferably bank transfer so we don’t get charged fee.
Please reference ‘Amber Raffle’ and pop us a message or email once you have donated so we can match numbers up to your name and email address.
Used Mulberry Bag worth £495.00
Mulberry men’s coat wallet black barely used worth £295.00
Dachshund Pyjamas New (Sizes limited) worth £20+
One Urban Pup Harness of your choice worth £15+
One Urban Pup Collar & Lead Set of your choice worth £18+
The winners will be selected at random and will get to pick their prize in order of being selected.
Raffle runs til Sunday 2nd April – PLEASE DONATE URGENTLY!
Please please please, be aware that it could be that as many as 1 in 4 dachshunds have an episode of IVDD some time in their lives. Intervertebral disc disease symptoms happen when the jelly like content of the disc between vertebra squeezes out and presses on nerves causing severe pain and damage.
Early symptoms are easy to miss or mistake for something else and If action is not taken quickly the dog may be permanently paralysed.
What to do:
1. Get to know the symptoms
2. Restrict movement by confining in crate, box or small baby pen until you see vet
3. Be prepared to challenge your vet if they say it is simply muscular, especially if the dog is aged between 4 and 6, the biggest risk period
4. If in doubt, insist on a referral to a practice who can MRI. This is the ONLY away to accurately diagnose the extent of the issue. An X-ray is NOT enough.
5. Many dogs can be treated ‘conservatively’ with extended crate rest for up to 8 weeks, but the longer it is left or the more severe the symptoms, the less chance of fill recovery.
6. If surgery is needed, it will cost upwards of £4-9000.
Above all, if you have a Dachshund, take out insurance, or put money on one side. If you are saving up for a Dachshund then save up for insurance too. The risk is simply too high not to.
More information here. Please particularly read the section on symptoms.
Written by Gill Key, Pet Adviser, Health and Welfare Subcommittee, Dachshund Breed Council
Have you been wondering why we are classifying ourselves as the ‘Emergency Dachshund Rescue UK’?
We thought long and hard about our tagline and we agreed that The Red Foundation as a name didn’t really show what we do.
We act instantly on any case of a Dachshund in need i.e the ‘Emergency’ part. We have fosters and transportation links all over the country ready to help in situations where the family or owner does not have much time on their hands.
We realised in the very early days of The Red Foundation, that even the most loving of dog owners end up in scenarios where they must rehome their dachshund and sometimes even with a 24 hour time frame.
Our team is made up of not only dachshund owners, but knowledgable and rescue experienced ladies.
With that being said, we have connections to a network of trustworthy experienced dachshund owners who are capable of rehabilitating and working with troubled dachshunds too.
We are really chuffed that you’ve come to this website and had a think about what we do and offer.
If you can we’d really appreciate you popping a donation our way. We are taking in dogs with considerable health issues, behavioural issues, transport requirements, as well as running this website to keep people informed and advised on the breed. Which racks up some fairly massive bills!
This week we’ve had a crazy amount of people online talking about the advertising of Rare Dachshund colourings. Generally if the dog is being advertised as a ‘rare’ colour it may mean a lot more about it’s health and you are likely being ‘ripped off’.
Blue Dachshunds are not registered or recognised is this country. However there have been a lot of imports over 2017. Generally speaking if a dachshund is being advertised as rare and you can visibly see it is blue/grey in colour it has probably come from a terrible life of puppy farming and has been illegally imported.
These blues appear beautiful, but at a later stage in their development they are likely to have terrible skin issues including reactions to food and sunlight as severe as boils on the body.
Please contact us if you see a advert for a blue Dachshund we may be able to look further into it’s situation and even advise you on the health issues we believe will arise. That way you can be fully prepared before your purchase.
Another colouring that is being advertised as ‘Rare’ is the double dapple. Generally a DD won’t be advertised as Double dapple and instead as a dapple. The way you can tell them apart is that a Double Dapple is likely to have very large patches of white on their colouring.
Double Dapples come with more health issues than we can list, but the most important is they generally speaking will lose their sight and hearing at a very early age.
Again you are welcome to contact us for advice if you come across a advert and are unsure on the dog.