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Short on Legs, Long on Moxie

About Us

About Me

Doxie By Proxy Rescue, Inc. began in January 2019 out of a passion for both rescue and the dachshund breed. The rescuers involved with this organization have over 50 years rescue experience collectively — and work tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dachshunds and dachshund mixes in North Carolina. Previously associated with Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society, we felt a need to be more community oriented since we specifically rescue and place in our own community. Our organization requires all adopters to travel to North Carolina to adopt and prefers local adoptions so that we can continue to support the adopters after they adopt from our organization. We are a foster home based rescue that accepts shelter intakes from North Carolina as well as owner surrenders. When possible, we try to counsel and offer advice to owners considering surrendering their dachshund to our organization as a way of keeping pets in loving homes to prevent coming into rescue.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Doxie By Proxy Rescue is a virtual based rescue that utilizes foster homes in Central North Carolina and is 100% volunteer. We do not have a shelter or physical location. All of our volunteers have full-time jobs and families of their own. The best way to contact our rescue is to email us at or complete an application on our website.

We are a 100% volunteer based organization. Our key volunteers have full-time jobs and families of their own. We prefer virtual contact and if a phone call is required, we ask that you send us a number where you can be reached and convenient times for a return call.

Unfortunately due to high medical expenses, our adoption fees are rarely discounted. Most of our fosters come to us in need of significant vetting. All of our fosters are adopted out 100% current on all vetting (including dentals, bloodwork and spay/neuter). While we know that LOVE is a huge factor in choosing a forever home -- so is financial responsibility. Our fosters often come from medically neglectful situations and it is our goal to be certain that they are adopted to homes that can afford any future medical needs.

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Some of Our Rescue Alumni
(these pups are ALREADY adopted)

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