One goal of the picnic is to promote dachshund rescue.  Our two main groups represented at the picnic every year are Coast To Coast Dachshund Rescue.  And Dachshund Rescue of North America.

Please take the time to talk to representatives of these terrific rescue organizations to find out all about the work they do, and maybe give a worthy dog a new Forever Home.

The picnic also helps provide the Portage County Dog Warden with a hearty supply of food to help feed all of the pets in need of care.  We ask all picnickers to bring one bag of dry food to donate to their worthy cause.


CCDR, was formed in August 2000 as a non-profit organization. We are dedicated to rescuing Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes all across the country and will help all Dachshunds regardless of health or age.

All of our dogs are vet checked, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm checked and treated if necessary , spayed & neutered prior to adoption.

For more information, click HERE.


Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc. (DRNA) is a 501(c)3 exempt non-profit organization. Since our humble beginnings, we have placed over 9000 dachshunds and dachshund mixes in wonderful homes like yours! If you are visiting our site to add a new family member, please view our Adoption Process to become familiar with our procedures. Be sure to look at all the dachshunds in need of a new home on the Available Dachshunds listing.

For more information, click HERE.