My friend’s mom, Diane, started a non-profit organization a few years ago and I wanted to help. She started a dachshund (AKA doxie or wiener dog) rescue and named it Dakota Dachshund Rescue (DDR). This Rescue has no shelter–all dogs are in foster care. They currently have 75 dogs.
To help get the word out, they have a Meet and Greet one Saturday every month at Your Pet Stop on 41st Street (Sioux Falls). You can access the dates and times by viewing their website http://www.dakotadachshundrescue.org/
The site also lists the different options how a person can volunteer. One of the choices would be to assist at the Meet and Greets by keeping the dogs happy and occupied and answer any possible questions. Volunteers are also needed for fund raising/adoption events. Every February they bring a handful, or a “pawful” if you will, to one of the Stampede hockey games for a wiender dog race on the slick ice. Owners of dachshunds bring their own dog(s) to be a participant in the race while the rescue brings adoptable dogs to the front of the arena.
Every September the rescue also brings adoptable dogs to German Fest. There, they also have the wiener dog races while the adoptable dogs are under a tent to show people what fun and great creatures they are.
Consider being a foster family if you have no time to volunteer but still want to help. They have plenty of dogs but not enough places to house them.