Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue (“HTDR”) is a 501(c)(3) organizations whose mission is to save as many dachshunds as possible from suffering and premature death due to abuse, neglect, abandonment, injury, or illness. They foster unwanted dogs whose owners are no longer able or willing to provide for their care, and place them with adoptive families who can provide loving, forever homes. They spay/neuter all dogs before adoption and contact adoptive families in the first week to check on the health of their relationship with their new pet. HTDR’s area of operation is the East Valley of Greater Phoenix, Casa Grande and north Tucson.
Hope is a 7-year old, full-sized red dachshund. She was abandoned at the Pima County pound one week before giving birth on September 11, 2011 to three puppies aptly named Liberty, Freedom and Justice. Unfortunately, one of Hope’s puppies did not survive. HTDR volunteers gave the remaining two puppies supplemental bottle feedings to ensure their survival. Used extensively as a breeder dog in her former life, Hope’s face had whitened prematurely and she developed tumors in her lower mammary glands causing them to become enlarged and drag on the ground. When she was spayed, HTDR helped Hope receive surgery to remove her posterior mammary glands and tumors. Hope is now physically healthy and her new figure looks absolutely great! She is an affectionate, good-natured dog who loves to be pet, play with her family, go for walks and chase toys.
If you would like to meet Hope, please contact Denise Strang, HTDR Director, toll free at 209-647-1251 or email her at
The Phoenix Animal Care Coalition (PACC911) is a non-profit organization uniting the local rescue community through adopt-a-thons, humane education, fundraising and the unique Emergency Medical Fund (EMF) available exclusively to its 100+ rescue partners. PACC911’s EMF has allowed its partner rescues to save thousands of animals by providing financial assistance to offset costly medical treatment. PACC911 relies on donations to sustain this life-saving fund. For more information on PACC911 or to donate to the EMF, please visit www.pacc911.org, call 602-992-4779 or mail your donation to: PACC911, 10645 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 200-516, Phoenix, AZ 85028.