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The dogs of the Central Texas Dachshund Recue calendar

by Therese on September 30, 2010

in Austin pets, Dogs

Central Texas Dachshund Rescue calendar

My good friend Sue is a volunteer with Central Texas Dachshund Rescue. She recently finished photographing all the dogs that will be featured on the 2011 Rescue Calendar, which she also designed. Sue also made a short video to promote the calendar and raise funds for her organization. The images and stories of these dogs are very moving.

All of the dachshunds on the calendar (and in the video below) are in loving homes now and their stories can be read in the calendar. I personally know Mr. August, Martin and recently saw him perform at a friend’s swimming pool. He loves to dive, and is quite entertaining to watch.

These calendars make great gifts for the holidays, but if you aren’t in the market for one please consider donating to this small nonprofit run entirely by volunteers. They are able to take dogs in even though they don’t have the funds because various vet clinics are generous enough to run a tab for them. Now they need our help to pay the tab down so they can continue to take in abused and abandoned dachshunds.

The images in the video are sure to tug at your heart, so get your tissues out before you watch it! The good news is all the animals in the video have found permanent forever homes. As is always the case with rescue though, there are more out there looking for forever homes.

There are many ways to support to CTDR: Directly to their Facebook Cause, Buy a Calendar, Sponsor a specific Dog, or just make a general donation.Start your own fundraising effort for CTDR if you are really inspired. Sue set up her own “Dollars for Dachshunds” page through First Giving.

And, just because he’s so darn cute, here’s Martin, Mr. August . . .

Dachshund calendar raises money for Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Sue Rostvold September 30, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Thanks for the shout out Therese! CTDR is a great organization. I feel so fortunate to be associated with this group. Everyone works so hard at taking care of these sweet little dogs. Right now I am pleading with everyone I know in order to raise funds so we can continue to take in dogs in need. The holidays are coming up and it’s usually a pretty crazy time for us. Thanks again for helping us spread the word!
p.s. Martin says thanks for the shout out too. 🙂


AskWoodMan September 30, 2010 at 10:31 pm

Thank you for posting this Therese. I was fortunate enough to meet all of the dogs featured in the calendar/video. Sue did an amazing job of photographing and putting the video together. We love our dachshunds so much and we know that if it wasn’t for CTDR.org we wouldn’t have our sweet boys. I hope more people become aware of this great organization.


pet beds October 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Heh. Martin’s ears make it look like he’s about to take flight! Adorable images, and a great cause, too. Thanks for sharing!
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Roxanne Anderson October 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Thank you for posting this. CTDR is a wonderful organization. They do such great work. Please consider
a donation to them. Our Marvin is in the calendar. Sue did a fantastic job with the calendar and the video.


Carolyn Honish October 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I adopted little Buzz over two years ago, and since then, I’ve been a volunteer. They do such wonderful things for these little dogs…what I especially appreciate is the care and thought that goes into matching each dog with each adoptive family. CTDR ROCKS!! 🙂


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