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(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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This is Frankie. She is an adorable senior girl. Loves everyone she meets. Her hobbies are chasing cats and looking at the window. She is undergoing some tests for some suspicious lumps the doctor found but you would never know I am sick at all. I act like a puppy. My foster mom thinks I am a doxie and beagle mix. I don't bark much and don't chew anything. I love to go on car rides because it means another adventure which I love. I weigh about 26 lbs.


Due to the ongoing tests we are NOT taking applications for Frankie at this time


Frankie Update!

We always like to bring you happy updates about the DARE fosters. Unfortunately this one’s going to be harder so we just wanted to prepare you to get tissues in advance if you think you may need them. We think you might.

Beautiful Frankie went to the vet today to have some tumors removed and to have her eye, which was irritated and we assumed probably had something in it, looked at and provided any treatment it needed.

The Vet said that the surgery was really extensive. Once the Vet had made the incision he discovered there were a lot more tumors than he could feel or see at first. Frankie’s surgery took more than 4 hours. Frankie has a very aggressive form of mammary cancer. She required over 100 stitches to close her incision.

The Vet does think that he got all of the cancerous tumors. And so for now she’s doing good. She is getting pain relief as part of her post surgical care. But once recovered she should be pain-free and doing well.

And while Frankie did have all of the cancerous tumors removed today the sad prognosis is that the cancer will return at some point, we just don’t know when or what area of the body it will affect. So Frankie now is a hospice foster with DARE. We will continue to provide her with care to keep her comfortable and happy and enjoying her life. And when she is ready to go her foster mom will be there to help her reach the Rainbow Bridge. But for now we will celebrate every moment of her life with her.

While Frankie was under anesthesia the Vet did look at her eye, which actually had a foreign object in it. Unfortunately it did penetrate the eye. She will be receiving five different eyedrops every single day in hopes that the eye will heal. Unfortunately there is a chance that will not be the case and if so she will have to have her eye removed.

You may read Frankie’s story and think that this is a lot to invest in a hospice dog. But Frankie is not ready to go yet. Her spirit wants to live. And these are often the worst cases because the spirit wants to stay here but the body just will not cooperate. It is just so unfair! So we will give Frankie time that we can celebrate every day with her and give her all of the love that she so much deserves until her it is time for her to go to the Rainbow Bridge.

Donations will help us to pay for the surgery that she had today, her medications, and any other needs that she has while in hospice care. We would so very much appreciate your prayers and good thoughts for Frankie and her foster mom. We love Frankie very much and we are very sad that we will not be able to adopt her out to a wonderful home where she can spend many years of her life. But we are honored that we get to have the time with her that we do and that we will be able to be there with her when she transitions to the Rainbow Bridge hopefully a long, long time from now. ❤️




If you know that I am your forever dog please fill out an application at: **Please don't forget to put my name on your application!

If you can not adopt me but would like to help DARE pay for my care while I am in their care you can donate online

or send check or money order made payable to DARE to:

PO BOX 21161

TAMPA, FL 32210

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Even if you do not see a dog that matches what you're looking for, you may fill out a no obligation application and we will work to find a match for you. We receive dogs into foster care almost daily, so it is impossible to have every available or soon-to-be-available dog on the website.


October 1, 2022, 12:09 am


Dachshund Adoption Rescue & Education (DARE)

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Sherri Louison
Jacksonville, FL 32210

Their adoption process

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The first step towards adopting your new pet is filling out the adoption application (the link to which you will find below.) Complete it to the best of your ability. The dachshund you adopt will become a member of your family. It is important that everyone in your residence understands a rescue will need the love, patience, and guidance of every member of the family. Our application will ask you questions about persons in your residence, your living environment, your past and current experiences with pets, and the qualities you are looking for in your new pet. It also asks you to provide personal references, and a veterinary reference if you are a current or former pet owner, to enable us to more clearly ascertain your ability to be a responsible, compassionate, and humane pet owner. Dachshunds vary greatly in temperament, personality, and activity levels. Not everyone's lifestyle is the same. We ask questions not to pry, but to help us find the right dog for your home and family. So, please be truthful when filling our your application. The more honest you are with your answers, the better we are able to seek the dog of your dreams. If you have seen a dachshund on our website that interests you, please include its name on your application, and we will give the match serious consideration. If you don't see your "dream dog" at this time, or if the dachshund of your choice has already been adopted, don't be discouraged. Submit your application for adoption anyway. On average there are over 45 dogs in DARE's foster care program at any one time undergoing physical and emotional evaluations prior to presentation on our website. As these dogs are readied for permanent placement, our members will search all on-file applications first before looking elsewhere for suitable owners. Often times dachshunds are matched up with suitable applicants without ever be listed on the website. Upon receipt of your application, a DARE member will be assigned to work with you. Your rep will be available to you to answer any questions you may have, and will be responsible for calling or writing to your references and setting up your home visit. At times, DARE may ask the assistance of another rescue group in performing the home visit, if we do not have a DARE member residing near your area. Upon satisfactory completion of your reference checks and home visit, you will be approved to adopt! LONG DISTANCE ADOPTIONS While we seek to minimize the amount of travel required to place a dog in a permanent home, a dog's breed, age, and temperament are the primary considerations given when seeking a suitable dachshund or dachshund mix for an applicant. DARE members and volunteers will at times offer assistance in transporting a rescued dog to its new permanent home when given ample notice and if the distance to be traveled is within reason. However, it is not always possible to find a suitable pet in your local area. In such circumstances, you may wish to consider a long distance adoption, if available, or keep your application on file to await a new arrival. Long distance adoptions are offered only upon the recommendation and discretion of the DARE member and/or foster volunteer responsible for the daily care and well being of the dog in their care. Not all dogs able to handle the stress of a long distance transports. We understand this policy may be frustrating to an applicant, but the dog's well being must come first. The member or volunteer who lives and cares for the dog on a daily basis must be accorded the right to do what they believe is in the best interest of the dog. ADOPTION FEES Adoption fees as of 6/1/03 are as follows: $250 for dogs 3 and under. $225 for dogs 4 - 7 years. $175 for dachshund mixes less than 8 years old. $150 for dogs 8 -13, including dachshund mixes, or special-needs dogs. $100 for dogs over 14 yrs of age. Please note: if you are adopting your dachshund long distance, aside from the adoption fee, you will also be responsible for all common carrier transport costs to get the dog to you. In addition, an Adoption Contract must be completed and signed, and the appropriate fees paid, before transport will commence. Please go to to fill out the adoption application. Thank you for your interest in rescuing a dachshund in need.

More about this rescue

Dachshund Adoption Rescue and Education (DARE) is a non-profit, all volunteer, donation funded rescue. We take in all dachshund and dachshund mixes regardless of age or health, providing we have foster space available. At DARE our mission is: 1. Rescuing and socializing abandoned, neglected, abused, orphaned and/or surrendered dachshunds and dachshund mixes by providing temporary safe shelter and medical/dental treatments as needed. 2. Procuring temporary foster homes and permanent new homes for rescued dachshunds that will provide a safe and nurturing home environment. 3. Ensuring no dachshund shall be adopted for the purposes of breeding or scientific/medical experimentation. 4. Providing education to the public on the dachshund breed, puppy mills, and responsible pet guardianship including, but not limited to, humane animal care and spay/neuter practices. 5. Displaying courtesy, respect and fellowship toward all volunteers in appreciation of services and support rendered to dachshund rescue and to promoting enhanced teamwork among all rescuers. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to DARE today by sending your check or money order to: D.A.R.E. 4495-304 Roosevelt Blvd. PMB 179 Jacksonville, FL 32210