We are a registered 501c3 non profit, foster home based animal rescue organization. We are committed to finding forever homes for all of our rescue animals. We do not have a kennel or facility that you can visit. All the animals in the rescue are kept in foster homes until their forever home is found. The foster homes work on housebreaking, crate training and leash training. We are always in need of foster homes, please click on the "Foster Homes" tab.
Donations can be sent directly to out vets office: (Please notify us by email so a receipt for tax purposes can be mailed to you)
Animal Medical Center of Corona
261 South Lincoln Avenue, Ste. G
Corona, CA 92882-7179
The rescue was started in the memory of Peewee. Peewee was the very first dog to Dachshund Paws founder Tara Hamilton.
As a child my mom game me my very first dog, a Dachshund named Peewee. Peewee and I were inseparable. I did everything with that dog. He wore dresses, pushed him in a stroller, carried him around like a baby and slept with him at night. Peewee was the best friend a girl could have. As a young teenager my mom passed away from Cancer. I felt all alone in life, but Peewee was always there with a wet kiss to remind me otherwise. Through the years, as I got older and moved out of the house and into my first, second and third apartments Peewee went with me and was always happy. We moved from state to state and then back. Peewee was always by my side. As the years got on, so did Peewee. Peewee lived to be 20 years old. I believe he knew I needed him. When I knew it was time to let him go, I thanked him for being such a great dog and told him not to worry about me that I would be okay and I gave him a kiss, as tears fell to his head he went to sleep in my arms. Peewee was the best friend I ever had. Life was made more bearable when I was able to come home to my dog. Peewee taught me that animals are much more then just an animal, they give us far more then we can ever give them. As I got older I knew I needed to repay that never ending love. Thus started Dachshund Paws.
When I first started to go to local shelters I was amazed at how many people could walk through the doors, holding their family pet and hand them over. The look of fear in that animals eyes as they were being dragged off by a stranger and their person not even giving them a second look. Time and time again, I would leave in tears. How could I continue to go back? I had to, I had to do it for those fearful eyes needed me to. Just because their person could heartlessly leave them at the shelter, I could not. So thus started Dachshund Paws AND PALS. We had to save far more then just Dachshunds, although Dachshunds still have my heart.