One of the biggest problems for Dachshund owners is that terrible moment when their back legs give out and you’re told that if you don’t have a surgery within 72 hours they will never walk again.
That surgery can cost $5,000 to $6,700.
But, there are alternatives, and now there’s a charity that can help. Dachshund Outreach Giving & Socialization (D.O.G.S) attempts to fill in the gap between the years of rescue and placement through the end of life. The breed-specific not-for-profit organization celebrates one of the world’s most famous dogs, the dachshund, by focusing on community outreach, giving and socialization.
It was masterminded by Johnny Ortez-Tibbels, of North Hollywood, Calif. He has a very popular Dachshund Meet-up, and is the Small Dog Examiner, too. It is D.O.G.S’ mission to educate the doxie public on health, diet and the importance of regular socialization for these unique loveable low-riders. Through private donations and the sales of RufusontheWeb.com images via an assortment of specialty items, D.O.G.S will offer services like free non-anesthetic teeth cleaning clinics, training and fitness seminars and other fun socialization events to garner awareness.
The dachshund community is typically a dedicated membership galvanized by the deep love and devotion many doxie humans feel towards their loyal long-bodied buddies. D.O.G.S intends to give its ravenous doxie loving public many opportunities to revel the breed with likeminded individuals.
“There are ways to educate a Dachshund owner and ways to prevent the back issues,” Johnny said. “We could teach people about keeping their Dachshund’s weight in check, and alternative ways of helping the back issues.”
To keep current with events sponsored by D.O.G.S like its Facebook page and check back regularly for new details at http://www.facebook.com/DOGSnonprofit