Why are there so few dogs available?

Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society members may have more dogs available for rescue than those featured on the site. Often, as soon as a dog enters foster care and is evaluated and provided necessary veterinary care, it moves immediately to a forever home that was pre-approved and just waiting for him or her to become available. Please note, all dogs are spayed/neutered unless otherwise noted.

We encourage you to please complete our online adoption application so members are aware of who you are and the specific kind of dachshund in which you are interested. We can then begin your approval process and let you know, when the right dog is rescued, that s/he is waiting for you!

Of course, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t continue to watch this site for new arrivals, as often the dog we think we are waiting for is very different from the one with whom we fall in love!

New! Please consider sponsoring one of our available dogs! Read more info here.
If you sponsor a dog and forget to include the name or any notes in the message area, please feel free to contact our webmaster to update the page correctly.

Adopting Through AHDRS
Adoption Application Form

 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Cordelia

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
This little lady is Southern Belle Cordelia! She is 8 years old and 10 pounds of sweet, fun doxie personality.

Cordelia is gentle, affectionate and funny. She has a way of talking to her humans, as well as to other dogs. She's a character

Cordelia didn't always feel so well. She came into rescue with dental issues and an almost golf ball size bladder stone, which caused her a lot of pain. All that behind her, Cordy is feeling great now. She eats a high quality kibble made for bladder health.

Cordelia loves to give kisses, cuddle and burrow in blankets. She's such a pleasure to be around and will bring a lot of joy to her forever family.
If you want to bring Cordelia a little joy in return, please contact her foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net  

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Boris

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
Boris is hoping his holiday wish to have his very own person to cuddle with will come true!

This handsome wild boar senior boy is 9 pounds of doxie personality. Boris cannot hear and has limited vision. He's like a quiet home where he can snuggle with his person.

Boris is gentle, sweet, and so deserving of a forever home. His new family will be a very special one indeed!
If you want to bring Boris home for the holidays, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net  

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Lafayette

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
This handsome blonde is Lafayette, a corgi/doxie boy. He is 4 years old and weighs 18 pounds.

Lafayette was rescued just in the nick of time, thank goodness! He's a sweet, happy boy who loves people and other dogs. Lafayette really enjoys playing with other dogs, and especially being active in the yard. He'd like a playful doggie buddy in his forever home.

Lafayette will make his new family very happy.
If you want to make Lafayette happy, too, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net      


Sponsored by:
Cindy Mundy, Nov-Dec
Name: Winston

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
This unique boy is doxie mix Winston, who is 6 years old and weighs 13 pounds.

Winston is a happy boy, who likes to play. Ball is his favorite!

Winston likes other dogs, but would also do well as an only dog as long as he gets a good bit of attention and play time with his humans. He has good potty skills, though there is a doggie door in his foster home.

Winston does well on a leash and likes visiting. He has a great personality and is really well-mannered. He will make a great addition to his new family!


If you want to bring this cutie home, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net     

Sponsored by:
Frank Curtis, Nov
Name: Nicky

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
This handsome face belongs to Nicky, who is 8 years old and weighs 12 pounds.

Nicky is sweet, easy going, and gets along with everyone. He's a quiet boy, who enjoys the company of other dogs and a good companion for another laid back small.

Nicky hails from Arkansas, where he spent his entire life outdoors before rescue. Fortunately, his only problem involved his teeth, which rescue took care of. Nicky is doing well and eats enthusiastically.

Nicky has adjusted to life indoors, especially likes being cozy in the "big bed"! He's a gentle love, so deserving of his own forever home.
If you want to give Nicky a cozy bed of his own, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net    

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Tucker

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
Tucker is a 10 year old female That is very overweight. She is on a diet and is losing it slowly. She weighed almost 20 pounds when she arrived. She is already starting to look better and she acts like she feels better too.

Tucker is a young 10 year old. She loves to run and play. She is an alpha female so she can be a bit pushy with other dogs but she does pretty well with most of them. Other than her weight she has no health issues.

She is spayed, just had her teeth cleaned. Is current on heartworm and flea and tick preventative. She was just vaccinated as well. She is ready for a new home.

She is not fond of larger dogs and would probably do best with a submissive male or female. She is house trained and crate trained.

Tucker needs a home where they are serious about her weight loss so she can love a long healthy life.
If you want to run and play with Tucker, please contact her foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Vicki Carlo
Email: vcarlo51@msn.com

Sponsored by:
Courtney Jung..Nov-Dec
Name: Lily Lou

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Lily Lou is a 3 year old pekingese-dachshund mix that fell into the arms of rescue after landing in a local county shelter where she was not eligible for the adoption floor. Lily Lou arrived to the shelter as a stray without any history of her previous life — the only clues that remain seem like perhaps that previous life was one where she either lacked any form of socialization or she was treated horribly (or both).

Lily trusts dogs the most — guessing it is because another dog has never let her down like humans have (until she landed in rescue). Lily Lou is extremely timid and when she first came into rescue she hid under the table for weeks — only venturing out to go potty outside or to eat (she LOVES to eat). Things Lily Lou has come to love — attention on her terms (she has never shown aggression but will cower and often times doesn’t know how to seek attention), toys (she is just getting to know what it is like to play), food (her favorite is cheese) and safety (we guess this is the first time in her short little life she has ever felt safe). Things Lily does not like — leashes (she is terrified of a leash and will just lay down — but she is very good in a crate), alone time (we are asking that any adoptive home have other dogs to keep her company when they are not home), and learning new things (however, for a dog that has not seen a lot of new things she is catching on and doing better with each day).

We would prefer a home with no young children — Lily Lou has never shown any aggression but she needs a quiet space to be more comfortable. We are not sure how Lily Lou would do with cats so it would probably be best for her to go to a home without cats.

Lily is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm negative — ready for a forever home that is going to commit to rehabilitating her for as long as it takes to gain her trust! In return she will be such a devoted companion. Due to Lily Lou’s temperament she will NOT be allowed on a transport and a home in North Caroilna is preferred. Lily Lou is a huge escape risk in a new environment so her new adopters will need to take special precautions to keep this girl safe until she feels comfortable in her new home.
If you are interested in this sweet girl, please contact her foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Beverly Hoffmann, Nov-Mar
Name: Babette and Sparky

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $425/pair
 
This adorable pair is made up of Babette (who is a 3 year old,12 pound doxie/min pin) and her good friend Sparky (a 1 year old, 5 pound chi/rat terrier).

They are both very sweet and a touch shy at first. They are affectionate cuddlers who want to be close to their people.

Because of Sparkys size, a home with small children is not best.

Babette gets along with everyone. She's quiet, gentle.

Sparky wants to be in your lap. He's ok with most dogs but can be jealous of your time, and may clash with another alpha male.

He loves Babette and she him. If you have room in your heart and home for two, this duo will bring lots of smiles to your days!

If you want to add two to your home, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net      

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Stella

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Stella is a five year old full figured girl. She weighs almost 16 pounds and is on a diet. It won’t take her long to get back down to a good weight as she is active loves to play and run.

Stella is very shy at first but she warns up quickly. She would do well in a home with another dog so she can learn the ropes from them. She is doing very well in her foster home. She is crate trained and house trained although in a new home I would expect a few accidents until she settles in.

Stella is spayed, just had her teeth cleaned. She was just vaccinated and is current on heartworm and flea and tick preventative.

Her picture doesn’t do her justice. She has a beautiful face and will be a very pretty girl once she drops the extra pounds.

Due to her shyness, Stella will not be sent on a transport. Her adopter must be close enough to at least meet us half way.

If you're interested in this sweet girl, please contact her foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Vicki Carlo
Email: vcarlo51@msn.com

Sponsored by:
Connie Denham...Oct '16-April '18
Name: Mac

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 

Mac (Macaroni is her full name) is approximately 11-12 years old and found herself homeless and almost surrendered to a local high kill animal shelter when her owner passed away. Mac lived her entire life with one owner (and her best friend, a cat). When her owner passed away she was left with no where to go and no one really who cared. Thankfully a kind volunteer at the shelter intercepted and found Mac rescue.

Mac is a beautiful standard brindle dachshund (rarely ever seen) and she has never met a stranger! Mac loves every human she meets -- and views each one as an opportunity for a belly rub. Mac is perfectly house trained, crate trained and leash trained (though she is a bit of a puller on a leash at times). She loves to go for rides in the car -- equally as much as she loves to sit and relax on the recliner next to you. Mac knows how to sit and loves to carry around stuffed animal toys (her babies). Mac is a little dog selective -- she prefers to take her time easing into a relationship with another dog. In her foster home she is doing well with her 7 foster fur-siblings but it took a few days for her to understand they really were okay with her. Once she knew it was fine -- she was happy to mix and mingle. Mac seems to love kitties and we were told that she was best friends with the kitty in her former home. This sweet girl might be 11-12 years old but to her that is simply a number -- she loves to run zoomies and go for walks. She has plenty of life left to cherish!

Mac is spayed, current on vaccines and has had a recent dental -- all ready for her new home. Any adoptive home should be prepared to travel to adopt Mac from Greensboro, NC where she is being fostered.
If you're interested in bringing Mac home, please contact their foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Polly & George

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $300/pair
 
Polly and George are an inseparable pair of sweet dachshunds searching for a home where they can be adopted together. Polly is a 7-8yr old black and tan female that is 18 chubby pounds (we have been working to lose some of her weight in hopes it will help her mobility). Polly has had bouts with arthritis in her back legs which limits her to not be able to go up or down stairs. Limits sweet Polly does not see when it comes to playing with stuffed toys — she is a pro at de-stuffing toys! She also likes squeaky toys equally as much as she likes laying on the couch. She will suckle her blanket or toy and fall asleep doing this.

Polly's boyfriend, George, is a 10yr old red smooth. He has just been neutered and has had a dental, resulting in the loss of 5 teeth. As we have worked to get some weight off of Polly, George has gained 2 lbs since in rescue and is now about 13.5 healthy pounds. George doesn't seem very interested in toys, but instead is very interested in following his person everywhere. His favorite activity is to also lie on the couch or better yet, lie in your lap! Both are crate trained and would prefer to be together in a larger size crate.

This sweet duo is looking for a forever home that is willing to adopt them together! Polly and George are completely current on all vetting — all set to jet set to their new home. All applications will be considered but local applicants are preferred. Polly and George will not be allowed to go on a transport to their new home — approved homes must be willing to travel to North Carolina to adopt. I am sorry, no exceptions — we prefer to hand off our fosters to their new adopters.
If you're interested in this duo, please contact their foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Stacey Lindenbaum...July-Nov
Name: Lucy & Fritz

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225/pair
 
Lucy and Fritz are a darling senior couple looking for their forever family together. Lucy is 8 pounds while Fritz weighs 12 pounds.

Lucy is blind in her left eye. She's the alpha of the pair. She loves her man but sometimes can be bossy with Fritz, especially at mealtime!

Both are sweet and gentle with people. They'd enjoy a quiet home where they can be loved on by their humans and take lots of naps cuddled up together!
If you'd like to nap and cuddle the pair, please contact their foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net            

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More dachshunds are looking for homes through these rescue groups:

All American Dachshund Rescue
All Texas Dachshund Rescue
Canadian Dachshund Rescue
Central Texas Dachshund Rescue
Dachshund Rescue and Placement (California)
Dachshund Rescue NW & Dachshund Club of Spokane

DFW Rescue Foundation
Diamond Dachshund Rescue
Dixie Dachshund Rescue
Flawdogs Adoption (Missouri)

 

Florida Dachshund Rescue, Inc.
Fundoxie Rescue (Michigan)
Houston Dachshund Rescue
Kentucky Dachshund Rescue
LowRider Dachshund Rescue, Oklahoma City

Midwest Dachshund Rescue
New Mexico Dachshund Rescue
Oolong Dachshund Rescue (Wisconsin)
Riverside (CA) Dachshund Rescue
Southern California Dachshund Rescue

Click here for additional rescue links.

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