Welcome to the Rescued Rescuers!

Welcome to the website of The Rescued Rescuers: Dachshunds and Friends of the Emerald Coast! Thank you for taking the time to visit us. The Rescued Rescuers was founded to rescue dachshunds and occasionally other breeds that are in need of a loving, safe and healthy home in the Florida Panhandle. Our mission is to save dogs in kill shelters, turned over by their owners, or confiscated by the authorities from “backyard breeders”.

Our Board of Directors is made up of experienced pet owners with over 15 years of rescue experience.  Our volunteers are all pet owners with big hearts for saving dogs in need.  Our group’s love, passion and dedication to rescue work is what brings us together and keeps us going.  The humans keep up the work, but this group exists “By the dogs, for the dogs”.

Our organization is not a shelter; the dogs we take in are placed in volunteer foster homes. The foster families provide a safe, healthy and loving environment and treat the rescues like part of their families.  Once in foster care the rescues are cared for by a trusted veterinarian and shown that people are not always cruel and uncaring.  While in foster care the foster families work with training and any behavioral issues.
To get the word out about our wonderful rescues we participate in different events around the Florida panhandle.  Please click the links below for our monthly Adopt-A-Thon and Schedule of Events.

First Saturday of each month at Petland in Fort Walton Beach, FL for an Adopt-A-Thon

Schedule of Events:  http://werescuedogs.org/category/events/

These events give us a chance to get the dogs up for adoption out into the community so people who are interested in adopting can come and spend some time with the dogs. We look forward to seeing you at our events.  Please check the Events tab for more upcoming and new events.

We cannot thank you enough for taking your time and giving of your resources to help us help dogs.  We are grateful for those that have helped further our mission by adopting, fostering, volunteering or financially helping us.  We could not do what we do without you!

If you would like to get involved in any way please check out the rest of our website.  No amount of time or money is too small to make a difference in the lives of these dogs.
Follow us on Facebook by going to this link www.facebook.com/therescuedrescuers or by clicking on our mascot Rocky the Fly Guy!  Please share us with your friends!

Want to donate while you shop?  You CAN! Go to:   www.amazonsmile.com, choose Rescued Rescuers as your favorite charity, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the rescue!  (Be sure to go to AmazonSmile when you shop!)