If you are interested in becoming a member you must fill out an application for membership. All new members start off as an associate member where they complete a 4 month internship before they are invited to become a member of CCDR with full membership privileges. This learning time frame allows you to get to know CCDR and the world of rescue as well as allows CCDR to get to know you. As an associate member, you will work under an established CCDR member who then guides you through the processes that occur in rescue. Your application goes to our membership committee, who will process it, check references and set up a home visit. All applicants must fill out a membership application. The membership form will ask for your personal information (home address, phone number etc.) but will also ask for references and a veterinarian's name that we check via phone. All applicants must go through the same procedure as our foster homes or adopters and have a home check so that we may determine that your home is safe and dog safe for any dachshund or dachshund mix that you obtain for CCDR.
As an intern you will have the privledges of a full member except you will not be able to formally adopt any dog out or complete a contract for CCDR. You may however, foster (you cannot bring the foster in but can foster for another member), fundraise, transport or volunteer for CCDR needs. You will have access to our main list and discussion list allowing you to see and experience what goes on in the organization. We truly know that many good people are out there wanting to help and we are happy to have them as a part of our organization's family.
Once your application is received by the committee they will process
it, check references and set up a home visit. You will then be notified
of your status and if approved to be an associate member you will be assigned
If you have any questions before starting the process, feel free to contact our membership committee. They will be happy to answer your questions.