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Who We Are


Furry Angels Dachshund Rescue (FADR) is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping Dachshunds find their forever homes. The rescue was founded in 2012  and is based in Foster, Rhode Island. FADR is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the breed we hold so dear: the Dachshund or doxie
Our dogs come to us from shelters, veterinarians, owner surrender and occasionally other rescue groups. Our service area primarily consists of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York and New Jersey. However, we adopt throughout the New England area and sometimes beyond! We are not affiliated with any other rescue groups or shelters. We are a stand alone group of Dachshund lovers that donate our time, money and love to rescuing the Dachshund breed.

Our Mission is Clear

Furry Angels Dachshund Rescue (FADR) will:

   1. Seek to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home as many Dachshunds as is physically and financially possible within the Rhode Island and New England area and sometimes beyond.

   2. Work with animal control to educate members of the community about the characteristics and needs of the Dachshund breed.

   3. Work with other reputable Dachshund groups to enhance the national rescue initiative and raise awareness about puppy mills and rescue mills. Over 20 years of experience with the Dachshund breed.

Timmy - 2015
Rescued from Breeder Bust
Westminster, MA
Timmy - 2016
After Rehabilitation
Foster, RI

On January 6th, 2015 we rescued 11 of 71 Westminster Breeder Dachshunds from the Massachusetts breeder raid. We are very thankful to have helped these precious babies find their forever homes!


Timmy is one of the dogs that was rescued that day, and has seen a total transformation in his health and happiness since removal from his neglectful breeder. Watching these dogs improve more and more each day under our care, and the care of their foster families makes all of our efforts worthwhile!

Tim is one of our Sanctuary pups!

We were contacted in 2019 when Sasha was brought into veterinary care by a neglectful owner, requesting she be euthanized. She almost did not make it through her first night from how malnourished and poorly cared for she was, but we restored her to great health and found her a loving home. The work we do here is not always easy, but so rewarding!

Sasha - 2019
Rescued from Extreme Neglect
Norwalk, CT
Sasha - 2019
After Rehabilitation
Foster, RI

Sasha was adopted!

We Need Your Help

Our rescue efforts are made possible by donations from members of our community, like you! We receive no grants (Federal or State money), so we are completely self-supporting and rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of our friends and supporters. Your contribution to our rescue efforts will help provide the often necessary, sometimes very expensive, medical care, food, and necessities to ensure our dogs are getting the best care possible, and prepare them for a loving home. Please consider making a donation today.


We are always in need of volunteers, foster homes, and donations. Your assistance saves the lives of these precious dogs, and it would not be possible without your help!


Clicking on the heart icon will direct you to PayPal to send a secure donation. We are so appreciative of your generosity!

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