Teen Arts Ambassadors adopt Dacshund Rescue South Florida

The Art and Culture Center’s Teen Arts Ambassadors program have adopted the Dachshund Rescue South Florida (DRSF) as their non-profit organization this year.

Recently, Joanna Ribner, Vice President of Dachshund Rescue South Florida, visited the Center and spoke to the group about the organization, their rescue dogs, and the importance of responsible animal ownership as well as fostering and adoption opportunities. The Teen Arts Ambassadors were able to meet and play with dogs that have been successfully impacted by the organization, while hearing the stories behind how they found their way to the rescue. Afterwards, the Teens used their artistic skills to begin making soft blankets and toys to donate to the rescue dogs.

Susan Rakes, the Assistant Director of the Art and Culture Center/Hollywood and oversees the Teen Arts Ambassadors program, had recently fostered a puppy from DRSF. “The puppy I fostered arrived with a beautiful hand-made blanket, much like the ones our Teens were making, and a bed and just needed love and care from me until she was ready to be adopted,” she said. “The blankets provide a sense of security and comfort for the dogs.”

Susan added, “this project is a great way for our teens to learn about an animal rescue group in the community and to also use their abilities to give back and make an impact in a creative way.”

The Teen Arts Ambassadors meet twice a month on select Monday evenings. For more information on the Teen Arts Ambassador program or to enroll a teen, please visit or call 954-921-3274. To learn more about the Dachshund Rescue South Florida, visit

Posted 788 days ago.