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  • MidWest Dachshund Rescue (MWDR)

    MidWest Dachshund Rescue is an all volunteer 501c3 organization for Dachshund and Dachshund mixes. We primarily cover WI, IL and IN, but work with surrounding states as well.

    We are foster home based, so all of our dogs are in a home environment.

    Many dogs get adopted before they are posted on the website. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please contact a rep nearest you, or fill out an adoption application. More information at www.mwdr.org.
    ** A few key items..Adopters must be min 23 years old, reference checks and home visits are required.

    2013 will be our 10th year. As of Dec 10, 2012 we have rescued 251 dogs this year, up from 221 in 2011.

    Company Details
    Phone: 262-305-7399
    Email: rescue[at]mwdr.org
    URL: http://www.mwdr.org/
    Address: 8073 Stonegate Dr.
    City: Tinley Park
    Country: Illinois, United States

    { 8 comments… read them below or add one }

    Peggy Killacky September 14, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I love MDR. I had a wonderful representative, Rachel, the lady who did the home visit was very nice, the foster mom, Joan, was very helpful, and both my husband and myself adore our beautiful Abby. She has settled right in and is an angel.

    Thank you!!!!!


    ashley May 26, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    Yup I’m the self centered person because I wanted to HELP and couldn’t get even an acknoledgement. So sorry that I wanted to rescue a dog. I’m such a horrible person. That’s why I went to a rescue in Chicago and rescued a sweet dachshund that was found roaming the street. He found his forever home with us and couldn’t be happier.


    Tanya May 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Alison, we all know how much you and a few other key people do to keep this amazing group plugging along. I guess if more people volunteered and helped with the process instead of whining and complaining about their own needs, maybe there wouldn’t be as long of delays. If we are such a bad group you sure wouldn’t know it by the amount of people who came out last weekend to support us at our annual fundraiser (over 1,400 to be exact). I really wish the complainers would put all that wasted effort to a better use and HELP all of us who do spend lots of hours of our own time and lots of our own money fostering, transporting and fundraising. Just think, if half that effort was spent being supportive instead of focusing on themselves how much MORE we could accomplish. Then again, some people just want the attention and are too self centered to see beyond themselves and I wouldn’t want any one of our dogs with them anyway.


    ashley May 25, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Harsh but true words. Maybe if they followed up and returned an email or a phone call there wouldn’t be a problem. We adopted a dachshund else where. Also don’t say they are all the same if there good ones that don’t bark or burrow. I am allowed to say what I want and express my opinions take itor leave it.


    ashley May 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Harsh but true words. Maybe if they followed up and returned an email or a phone call there wouldn’t be a problem. We adopted a dachshund else where. Also don’t say they are all the same if there good ones that don’t bark or burrow.


    Alison May 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Wow, pretty harsh words for 3 women (1 in Indiana, 1 in Illinois and 1 in Wisconsin), who work full-time jobs, have families and still manage to adopt out almost one dog per day. I have volunteered my time and donated countless items for their fundraising efforts for the last 10 years, and will continue to do so as long as I am able.


    Ashley Selvey May 10, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    It’s been over 5 weeks since we first contacted this rescue place and still they won’t reply to us. DO NOT ADOPT FROM THEM. I sense shady business going on here. Especially since they are across multiple states. No one responds to emails. No one calls back. Too worried about our Facebook page. And lets keep rescueing dogs and continue asking for people to pick them up. They won’t tell you what dogs they have available until you’re approved. Well 5 weeks and still know nothing. We’ve decided to go elsewhere and adopt from an organization that actually cares about their animals.


    Ashley Selvey May 5, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    This place is the worst. They do not follow up with you. It has been over 2 weeks since the house visit and they will not respond to our facebook messages. They didn’t confirm a house visit time, the lady just showed up. This resuce organization is extremely unprofessional, and horrible with time management. They would rather keep posting pictures on their facebook page than to contact people to adopt their dog.


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