Pug Portrait

WIN A PORTRAIT painted by artist Jean Ballands.

Your choice of dog or hooman portrait. 50 x 50 cm, acrylic on stretch canvas.

Tickets $10 each

Jean has a soft spot for Dachshunds and will donate all proceeds to her favourite charity, Dachshund Rescue Australia. Funds will be used where they are needed most, typically for specialist treatment for rescued sausage dogs before they are rehomed.

Jean paints from photographs. This raffle is open to winners anywhere in Australia and includes postage.

The winner will be drawn on 2 December in Port Macquarie at the Dachshund walk and Coffee event. The winner will be notified by email and the results will be published on Jean’s Facebook page and Instagram page.

When buying more than one ticket, simply adjust the price on the payment page.

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The Dachshund Project


In 2018, Port Macquarie artist and Dachshund lover, Jean Ballands, used her talents as a professional painter to raise much-needed funds for Dachshund Rescue Australia. Jean painted a Dachshund marathon of sorts: one portrait per week for a year, with all proceeds going to fund the rehoming of abandoned sausage dogs.

2018 was the Year of the Dog and the Dachshund Project was officially launched on Wednesday 5 September 2018 – International Day of Charity.

Dachshund Rescue Australia is a registered charity which helps Dachshunds needing rescue and rehoming all over Australia. These beautiful dogs are given up by their owners for various reasons. Sometimes the owner has died, families move overseas or children come along and a new mum can’t cope with it all. Pounds are extremely stressful places for a Dachshund so volunteers pick them up, place them into foster care then look for the right new home. Before rehoming, the dogs are desexed, with a full health and dental check with the vet. Rehoming is a costly process but better than letting these beautiful creatures be euthanised.

Lily’s story

Lily was abandoned and left locked in a house for four months. Her owner had a long stay in hospital and arranged for a carer to look after the pets. But the carer didn’t come to the house and the owner died in hospital. Lily survived the ordeal but went wild. When she was found, she was sitting on a dining chair under a tablecloth, the house was filthy and she was very anxious and not toilet trained. Lily received rehabilitation from a well-known trainer who fostered her and when she was well enough, she was rehomed to artist Jean Ballands. Dogs like Lily would die without the love and care they receive from Dachshund Rescue Australia.