Cape Dachshund Rescue is a registered Public Benefit Organisation.

The long and the short of it is that we are a few dog-crazy ladies (or crazy dog ladies) who are united in our endeavors to rescue, rehabilitate (if necessary) and rehome Dachshunds in the Western Cape, Free State and Eastern Cape of South Africa.

While the dogs that have been surrendered to us wait for their right forever homes, they are kept in foster care. These foster homes offer our Dachshunds valuable family love and afford us the time it takes to network and find that quality match and perfect adoption.

We rely on you, The Public, to help us by Sharing our cause, paying lip service and getting the word out. Your help is invaluable. To support us, Donate or Shop our merchandise.

  • Our adoption fee is R1250.00 and includes sterilization, first vaccinations and micro-chipping. To apply to adopt, please click on the link below to download the Adoption Application Form. Kindly complete the form and email it back to cdradoptions@gmail.com. On receipt of your completed form, we will make contact with you to arrange our home visit.

  • Should you wish to volunteer to foster for Cape Dachshund Rescue, please click on the link below to download the Foster Application Form. Kindly complete the form and email it back to us at cdradoptions@gmail.com. On receipt of your completed form, we will make contact with you to arrange our home visit.

  • Are you wanting the company of a pooch but no longer have the zest or energy for puppy antics and wee stains? Perhaps you also don't have the finances for all those pesky vet bills? We may have just the solution for you! Our Frosty Face Foster Program can help with all that.

    1. The applicant must be 60 or older.
    2. The dog in question must be 10 or older.
    3. The applicant must be self-sufficient and of sound mind and body.
    4. It would be an "open-ended" fostering, whereby the home would keep the dog until either the dog passed the Rainbow Bridge or the circumstances of the applicant changed - i.e. assisted living or they themselves passed the Rainbow Bridge.
    5. Cape Dachshund Rescue will be liable for any veterinary expenses incurred with due consideration that major surgery on a 10 year old or older dog is inadvisable.
    1. The applicant would be responsible for the day to day living expenses, i.e. food, water.
    2. There would be no adoption fee applicable.
    3. Should the applicant's circumstances change to the point that they are no longer able to care for the dog, the dog would be returned to Cape Dachshund Rescue or should a family member opt to adopt the dog, the relevant home check of the family member will apply.
    4. Applicants must reside near the main cities and towns of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape.

    To apply for this opportunity please click on the following link to download the application form.

  • We take in Dachshunds, Dachshund crosses and other various small breed dogs that are in need of a new home and place them temporarily with suitable foster families. This ensures that our foster dogs receive personal love and attention until they are placed in a permanent home. If you need to surrender your Dachshund, Dachshund cross or other small breed to Cape Dachshund Rescue, please click on the link below to download the Surrender Fact Form. Kindly complete the form and email it to cdradoptions@gmail.com along with a clear image of the dog/s.