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.
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Adopting Through AHDRS
Adoption Application Form

 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Julio

Location: Scranton, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Meet handsome Julio, a unique doxie boy with a touch of cocker!

Julio is 8 years old, weighs 18 pounds, has the most beautiful, shiny long hair coat and a good bit of doxie personality!

He's initially wary of meeting men but was easily won over by his foster dad. Julio gets along with the other dogs in his foster home but can clash with another male.

Julio was raised on a farm and really enjoys being out in the yard. He does not mind rain or snow and entertains himself by watching wildlife and running alongside another foster while she chases balls! His favorite is stuffed bunny toys!

Julio is very devoted to his person and loves attention!
If you want to give Julio all your attention and a yard to run in, 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: Twinkie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $100
 
This darling face belongs to senior lady Twinkie, who's just as sweet as can be. You'd never know she had hard times in her little life.

Used for breeding, Twinkie was abandoned when she was most in need. Rescue stepped up to give her a chance.

Twinkie has been treated for heartworms, had mammary tumors removed and dental care. She has made a very nice recovery and would love to have a home of her own where she can love and be loved on.

Twinkie is quiet, mild-mannered, has good potty skills and gets along with everyone. Her favorite time is spent cuddled up in a soft doggie bed with a blanket. Please consider opening up your heart and home to this deserving older gal.
If you want to bring the golden to Twinkie's years, 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: Louisa

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $400
 
This beautiful face belongs to southern belle Louisa, who is 3 years old and 15 pounds of sweet doxie personality.

Louisa gets along with everyone. She loves her people and enjoys time with the other dogs in her foster home.

She has made great strides with her potty skills, needs continued reinforcement to get it just right. Louisa is a great girl and will be an amazing addition to her new family.
If you want to bring this sweet girl into your family, 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: Minnie & Davey

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $625
 
This darling duo is looking for a home together so they can play happily forever after!

Doxie Minnie is 1 year old and weighs 8 pounds. Chiweenie Davey is 2 years old and weighs 11 pounds. Both are happy, affectionate furbabies, who are devoted to their humans.

Davey is a bit of an alpha boy who can clash with another alpha male. Minnie is easy going and a bit submissive in the pack. She is shy with men.

This pair really compliments one another's personality and they get along so well. They love to run around the yard playing chase and roll around gently playing inside the house. They are not exclusive to one another, either, and very much love their people. Davey especially enjoys leash-walking.

Minnie and Davey are youngsters with a good bit of energy, so it's great they have one another. If you're able to open up your heart and home to two, Minnie and Davey will be a great addition to your family.
If you want to grow your family by two, 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

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Brody

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
This handsome piebald boy is Brody, who is 5 years old and 9 pounds of major doxie personality!

Brody is equally affectionate and energetic. Brody gets along with the dogs in his foster home but does get jealous if they try to take his place on a lap. He'd be a perfect only furkid. Brody has a high prey drive and chases wildlife in the yard. No cats for Brody; he will chase them too.

Brody was left in a Texas shelter heartworm positive, for which rescue treated him. Brody has gained some weight, but still needs to add another pound or so to his frame.

Brody is very devoted to his humans, really enjoys cuddling. Sleeping in the "big bed" is a must for this boy!
If you want this boy in your family, 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:
Keely Bryant...April/May
Name: Toby

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
This handsome blonde long hair boy is Toby, who is 11 years old and weighs 14 pounds.

The only owner Toby has known is 94 years old and no longer able to care for him. Toby was very devoted to his person but has adjusted in rescue after a fairly short time, is also now fond of his foster parents.

Toby has a complex doxie personality. He's a great boy 95 per cent of the time -- happy, easy going, enjoys pets, cuddling on the sofa with his foster dad and the other dogs. However, Toby is a resource guarder with a thing for paper products. Talk about complex! If Toby claims a dropped napkin or similar, he will protect it to the point of snapping. If not challenged, he'll leave it alone in a short time, perhaps in more than one piece.
If you think you may be able to open your heart and home to Toby, 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:
Tracy Mack..April
Name: Molly

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Good Golly Miss Molly — this absolutely stunning small standard piebald dachshund is one of the prettiest girls we have ever seen! She is estimated to be approximately 5 years young and learning the ropes in “the good life” that she has never known before rescue.

Molly was recently rescued from a local kill shelter where she had been dumped just 10 days after having been adopted from another local kill shelter. She had been adopted by one owner, handed off to someone else who then surrendered her to another shelter after she nipped the new owner.

Turns out this sweet girl has been severely mistreated in her life before rescue. When Molly first arrived in her foster home she would cower and pee when someone knelt down to pet her. Sometimes, if they were moving too fast, she would even scream out in anticipation of what she thought was going to be someone hitting her. She has learned quickly that her foster family is very safe — and she knows now that her days of being in a home where she is beaten are well behind her. That being said, she still needs someone prepared to help her along — and with patience to not move too fast. Once you are her “person” she will be hopelessly devoted to you!

This girl LOVES a good belly rub and time to snuggle. She also loves to go for walks (and walks like a pro on the leash). Molly does fairly well at her housekeeping skills when she is kept on a routine (but will have an accident in the house if she cannot hold it any longer). Because of Molly’s rough beginning — she would do best in a home with no children under 14 years of age. Molly is fine sharing her home with a cat — and perhaps even another dog. She prefers male dogs to female — but she is not incredibly cuddly with other dogs so one that is independent on their own would be just fine with her!

Molly is well beyond her shenanigan years so she does not need to be crated when you are away. This girl is absolutely a dreamy little love bug that will reward her adopters with endless love for the rest of her many days to come!

Good Golly Miss Molly is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped — ready for her new home! MOLLY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON A TRANSPORT — any adoptive home MUST travel to adopt Molly from her foster mom. Local applicants are preferred but out of state applicants will be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Molly (we are sorry, but no exceptions due to Molly’s temperament).
If you want to give Molly the forever home she deserves, 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:
Christopher Bygrave  ... Feb...Mar
Helen Smith ... Jan..Feb
Name: Tuga

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Say hello to Miss Tuga, a unique and adorable doxie/pug mix! Tuga is 7 years old and a chubby yet muscular 25 pounds. Her new family will need to keep her on the road back to her girlish figure. Luckily, Tuga really enjoys leash-walking.

Tuga is a happy girl who loves people of all ages, inspite of her scary experience being left in a shelter after her owner passed. She gets along with the dogs in her foster home, though she is more of a people person.

Tuga is a great companion for a little exercise and some TV watching too!
If you want Tuga to be your new exercise partner, 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:
Keeley Bryant - Nov
James Strouse
- Nov - Apr
Jamie Stroble - Nov - Dec
Name: Tipsy

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $100
 
Tipsy is a 14 year old longhair red dachshund that is seeking a lap and a recliner — with a comfy human to snuggle! Tipsy’s mom passed away 2 years ago when a family member stepped in to care for him. Sadly, that family member fell on hard times and needed help for Tipsy because she knew that she could no longer take care of him the way that he deserved! She went to the shelter to ask that they euthanize him because she did not know any other place to turn. The shelter told her about rescue and gave her our contact information — and we opened our arms to this sweet boy! When he came into rescue he was missing a great deal of his fur after having battled infestations of fleas for 2 years — his fur is now growing back (and thankfully the fleas are all gone). Tipsy’s name is very fitting as is kind of “tipsy” when he walks — although he gets along perfectly well! It is likely the result of a former back injury long ago that has just given him plenty of character!

Even though this boy is old (and deaf) — he is happy as he can be! There is nothing medically wrong with Tipsy beyond just being an old boy. He gets along very well with other dogs, cats, kids and humans — and he is house trained! He is well beyond his puppy years and settled in the years full of snuggles and lots of love! Tipsy is one of the easiest fosters — and he is very adaptable.

Tipsy is neutered, current on vaccinations and heartworm negative — ready to find his retirement home where he can spend his days snuggling his new human.
If you want to bring this boy into your family, 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: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Helen Smith Dec..Feb
Christine Ruggeri Jan...Oct
Name: Sampson and Delilah

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Sampson and Delilah are indeed an odd couple and their story of landing in dachshund rescue is a love story at it’s best! This pair was dumped at a shelter after having obviously been mistreated. Left on death row, Sampson was acting out because he was scared so dachshund rescue was called. When we pulled Sampson, we did not realize how bonded Delilah was to him — but that bond became evident quickly as she stopped eating once he was gone and became despondent without him. So back we went to retrieve Delilah, the American Bulldog hound mix, that was desperate to know where her friend had gone. We are hoping to place this pair together in a home ready to take on a ready made dog family — as they would really love to live out the good life in a home together. Here is a little about each one of them:

Sampson is a 3 year old black dachshund (possibly lab) mix that is about 20 pounds. When he first came into rescue Sampson was scared and nippy — but he has bloomed in his foster home and has turned into a silly little guy who likes belly rubs and snuggles. Sampson is still a little distrustful with fast movements but he is learning that no one is ever going to hit him ever again — that his days of living in fear are over! Sampson is leash trained and house trained — and even crate trained! Sampson is neutered, heartworm negative, has recently had a dental and current on all vaccinations. He is fine with other dogs but prefers a home where he and Delilah can be together forever (and no cats please, Delilah thinks they look like good things to chase). Because Sampson is afraid of fast movements, we prefer a home with no small children.

And speaking of Delilah, this 50 pounds of bullish love is a gentle giant! In her foster home she is completely adored. She does a special little dance when her foster mom comes home that makes it known that she thinks the world of the people that saved her life. Delilah has spent all 5-6 years of her life living on a chain and having babies. All of her teeth are ground down and broken off — likely from chewing on the only thing readily available, a chain. Delilah was pretty skinny when she came into rescue but her appetite is great and she makes good use of the 3rd meal she gets every day! Delilah does well with most other dogs unless they are bossy — Delilah does not do well with bossy dogs and will not hesitate to tell them they are being too bossy (she is a member of the fun police unless it is her having the fun). In her foster home she does well with the other dachshunds but sometimes forgets that they are not squeaky toys and she cannot paw at them. Delilah is house trained and leash trained — and loves to go for walks. Delilah has now been spayed but sadly is heartworm positive. She is set to begin her heartworm treatment at the end of October but we are beginning our search for her home since we know that might take some time given she and Sampson would prefer to stay together! A home local to Greensboro, NC could adopt them as she goes through treatment (and rescue will pay for her treatment). Delilah is spayed and current on all of her vetting — just ready to find her forever home where she can begin her new leash on life with her best friend, Sampson.

A local home (or one close enough to travel to Greensboro NC for the heartworm treatments) is preferred for this adorable pair. They will fill a home with so much love and we look forward to their fairy "tail”ending. A fenced yard is preferred for this duo! They would be okay in a home with older, respectful children — Delilah does well with the children in her foster home but Sampson is still a little fearful so we would prefer 10+ aged children (or no kids).

Update 12/15: Delilah has completed her heartworm treatment and is ready to find her new home!
If you want to welcome this duo into your family, 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:
Connie Denham...Oct '16-April '18
Name: Caoba

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
This handsome hunk of happiness is chiweenie Caoba, who is 10 years old. He is 14 pounds of fun and lots of love! His foster mom calls him "Kai".

Kennels make Caoba sad, and he howls while there. He so loves being with people, but he's fine on a doggie bed or chair in the same room. He gets along with the dogs in his foster home but does not want to share food. What doxie does!

Caoba lets you know he's feeling really good by rolling on his back, wiggling up/down and side to side at the same time!
If you want to make this boy happy, 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
 

 

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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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