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: Gracie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
Pretty girl Gracie is looking for her forever home after her owner passed away.

She is 9 years old and a chubby 15 pounds. Her new family will have to be on board continuing her weight loss.

Gracie is a mild- mannered, easy going girl, who gets along with other dogs. She enjoys cuddling and getting under blankets. A quieter home ideal.

She will surely grace your home!
To bring this beauty into your home, 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:
Amy-Ann Schwoyer..Jan-Feb
Name: Princess Rosemary

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Our brindle beauty is chiweenie Princess Rosemary. She is 3 years old and weighs 9 pounds.

She was rescued from rural Arkansas missing most of her tail. She has been treated for heartworms.

 Rosemary is quite shy, fearful of strangers, and submissive but not aggressive. Her new family needs patience and willingness to give her time to feel comfortable.

Rosemary is okay with the dogs in her foster home but does not interact with them. She will cuddle in the big bed with them and on occasion can be bossy about her spot, but likes to be close to her foster mom.

A quiet home is best for Princess Rosemary. She hopes a special human will give her a chance to blossom.
If you want to show Princess Rosemary love, 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: Asher & Silas

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $600/pair
 

These cute faces belong to chiweenie pair Asher (2 years old, weighs 12 pounds) and Silas (2 years old, weighs 9 pounds).

Both are energetic and playful. Both are also loving lap boys.

Asher is more calm and loves to play with Silas and with other dogs.

Silas is more puppyish, excitable, and can be jealous of other dogs for lap time; a strong alpha human is best for Silas.

Both love to cuddle up, most of the time together, but also with other dogs. The boys were rescued from a South Carolina shelter heartworm positive and have been treated. They are doing great. Silas is working on gaining a pound or so to fill out.

Both will really steal your heart!
 
If they've stolen yours, 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: Allie & Sona

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $450/pair
 

The soulful eyes belong to doxie/beagle cousins Allie (3 years old, weighs 11 pounds) and Sona (5 years old, weighs 16 pounds). Both are a little shy at first, then very affectionate, loving girls.

Allie is more active and a bit of an alpha girl. She is sometimes jealous of attention with dogs other than Sona.

Sona is more laid back and a total sweetheart who gets along with everyone.

They enjoy cuddling up with each other. They get along perfectly but do not have to spend every minute together.

The girls lost their home when their owner became ill. They'll make great additions to their forever family.

If you want to bring this duo into your 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Charlene

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $175
 

This beautiful frosty face belongs to Charlene, who weighs 9 pounds and a spry 11 years old.

She's an easy going, mellow girl, who is a bit slow to warm up. Charlene enjoys yard time and is not one to play with other dogs, but she is fine with them.

Charlene lost her home when her owner went into a nursing home. She lost all her teeth to the vet when she came into rescue, but eats just fine--she likes her wet and moistened kibble.

Charlene loves to cuddle up under the covers in the big bed.

She so deserves a cozy forever home!
If you want to share your big bed with Charlene, 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: Angel & Dash

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $400/pair
 

Angel and Dash are a spiffy bonded pair looking for their forever home after losing theirs when their owner became too ill to care for them.

Angel wears the pants in the family; she loves her man Dash, can be protective of him. Dash is very devoted to Angel. He's submissive in the pack.

Both are just a touch shy at first meeting, warm up very quickly. They like people, enjoy being cuddled. They came into rescue a good bit overweight, Angel more so. Their new family must be on board feeding them the proper amount of high quality kibble, no people food, as they continue to get to healthy weights. They are 23 and 20 pounds, said to be 11 and 10 years, but neither looks or act that. Both have had recent dentals without extractions. Angel has had a fatty tumor removed. She
also lost some of her beautiful coat to flea dermatitis. Both are looking great now.

Angel is the cream wire, Dash the long hair silver dapple. They are precious and so deserving of a loving home.
If you want to give this pair a new 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net


Sponsored by:
Frederick Gleason..Jan
Name: Charlie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Meet Charlie: a very happy boy! He is 5 years old and a chubby 22 pounds. Charlie needs
to lose 4-5 pounds and is doing well working his way down in his foster home. His new family will have to be on board feeding Charlie the proper amount of high quality canine kibble to keep him as healthy as possible.

Charlie is a bit  shy at first meeting. He warms up fast to be a cuddly lovebug. Charlie loves to be hugged and get belly rubs.

He's a great napping couch potato buddy when his foster dad is on the sofa. And he really enjoys playing with other dogs. He's having a ball with some of his foster siblings.

Charlie is a really nice boy, who will make his new family very happy!

If you want to give Charlie a forever 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: Darla & Lindy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $625/pair
 
Darla and Lindy are sweet doxie mixes, both 2 years old and weigh 10 pounds. They hail from Houston where they were rescued from a hoarder heartworm positive. They had no symptoms, have been treated and are doing great!

Darla is more outgoing, loves everyone she meets! She enjoys a good amount of yard time. Lindy is quite shy at first, needs time to warm up and feel safe.

Both love to cuddle with each other and with other dogs. They wrap themselves into a ball together! Lindy especially likes to get under the covers with her foster mom. The girls are a unique pair who will bring lots of joy to their forever family.
If you want to cuddle up with this 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

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Ollie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Ollie is a 6 year old standard longhair dachshund that is stunning! Don’t you doubt that this boy absolutely knows his beauty and expects the rest of the world to bow to his amazing looks. Just as amazing as his beauty is this sweet boy is 150% dachshund! While is good looks and charmingly sweet personality are wonderful — Ollie is not without his faults and is seeking a dachshund savvy home prepared to handle his “larger than he is” personality!

A charmer indeed, this boy deserves to be on the cover of a magazine with his good looks. He is sweet and loving in most ways. He gives kisses freely and absolutely loves to play with toys. But his stubborn dachshund streak is definitely just as strong as his good looks. Ollie needs a confident, alpha leader prepared to keep his “bad boy” ways in check. Ollie can be very hard headed when it comes to house training (after all he is a dachshund) and can be protective over his owner. Ollie was surrendered to rescue and adopted out to a home where he began guarding his owners from one another when he was sitting on laps by nipping and biting when approached by the other owner. His adopters were not prepared to handle this new development and returned him to our rescue so that we could seek a more experienced home to handle his needs. This is an issue that is easily remedied with proper training and leadership from a dachshund savvy owner prepared to show Ollie that he is not the boss (no matter how adorably cute he might be).

Ollie is dog friendly outside of his own home but seems to have trouble sharing his house with other dogs — though he might be willing to share his home with an already established female dachshund that is willing to put up with him bragging all the time about how cute he is. Ollie is cat friendly but he is always telling the cats in his foster home how handsome he is and how lucky they are to have him as a foster brother — so they need to be pretty tolerant cats! Ollie is crate trained and he walks well on a leash (in fact, we think he kind of prances). If you are a true dachshund aficionado then you will understand that when you look up the breed characteristics of a dachshund we are pretty sure that you will see a picture of Ollie — he is as handsome as he is headstrong, delightful as he is devilish! Because of Ollie’s guarding he will not be adopted to a home with children.

All-in-all Ollie is a tried and true dachshund that in the right home prepared to handle his braggadocios personality — he will thrive! Ollie is neutered, vaccinated, heart worm negative and microchipped — ready to teach him that while adorably cute and deserving of all kinds of love — he is still a dachshund that needs to behave! Only local applicants to Central North Carolina will be accepted for this beauty as we hope to help him transition and settle into his new home.
If you want to bring this good 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:
None at this time
Name: Minnie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Minnie is a 2 year old (12 lb.) dachshund mix recently pulled from a local NC shelter where she was not eligible for adoption due to severe fear and anxiety. Minnie’s story prior to landing at the shelter is mostly a mystery. She was surrendered by her owners because they were moving internationally and she could not go with them — however her fears and anxieties seem to paint a much darker picture of Minnie’s past.

 The first clue into some of the horrors that Minnie has endured is her tail. It is gone and we do not know how but it appears to have not been surgically removed. While it is healed, the place where her tail was docked does not appear to have been the job of a trained professional. It does not appear to be causing her physical pain but the mental anguish this sweet girl has suffered is evident. Minnie is terrified of loud noises and fast movements. When she is in the presence of another confident dog and a patient human — this girl is just one of the sweetest, most endearing souls. She wants so much to have her ears scratched and to know the love of a human — something we fear she has never had. If she trusts you — she will let you pet her back and rub her gently while she calmly snoozes in your lap and snuggles. She will give gentle kisses and follow you everywhere. But Minnie is easily spooked and when she is spooked her first defense has always been to growl and bite so she is having to learn that her days of painful human interactions are over now. In trusting, experienced hands Minnie is very predictable.

One of the things that seems to terrify Minnie the most are harnesses and leashes. If you are patient and slow — she will accept your help getting her harness on but it would be best if she goes to a home with a fully fenced yard so she can have time to adjust (and trust) her new owner before having to accept having a harness or leash used. Minnie is crate trained and appears to be house trained once she is certain she is safe in her environment. She is a diamond in the “ruff” just waiting to find a patient forever home willing to show her that the world is not full of bad people wanting to hurt her. Minnie will not be adopted to a home with any children. An ideal home for Minnie would be a single owner that lives a quiet life and has at least one additional quiet dog (the rambunctious nature of puppies and young dogs is too much for Minnie). Minnie seems to do just fine with cats as well so a home with dog friendly felines would be great too!

All in all we know that the perfect forever home for Minnie will potentially be a hard match to make because she is going to require such a perfect fit. If you are patient and kind, and have experience in handling dogs that suffer from severe anxiety and emotional trauma — and happen to be looking for another project to transform — Minnie is your girl! We can see so much potential in this little baby and cannot wait to watch her bloom. She is a lucky one — we are so thankful the shelter worked with her as they did and called upon us to continue their work with her so that she can go on to find that there are humans that want to love her to the moon and back!


If you think Minnie is meant for you, 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:
JoAnn Mazzocchi .. Dec-Jan
Megan Hayes..Jan-Feb
Name: Penny

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 


This beautiful copper Penny is looking for her forever home.

Penny is 3 years old and weighs 13 pounds. She came into rescue grossly overweight. Her new family will need to be on board keeping Penny at her trim by feeding her the proper amount of high quality canine kibble.

Penny is shy at first, then extremely loving, loyal to her people. She's affectionate, cuddly, loves having her belly rubbed. Penny gets along with other dogs but does not interact with them, and she is food aggressive with other dogs. She'd be a great only dog.

Penny has a high prey drive, runs like crazy after squirrels. Penny has a traditional old world doxies physique with very short legs. No stairs for her. Penny will be a great companion in her new home!
If you are looking for a great gal to add to 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:
Frederick Gleason..Jan
Megan Hayes..Jan
Name: Lisle and Brownie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $450/pair
 
Darling long hair duo Lisle and Brownie are looking for their forever home after their elderly owner passed away.

They are just about the sweetest doxies ever, with amazingly wonderful personalities!

Red Lisle is 9 years old and weighs 15 pounds. Chocolate Brownie 9 years old and weighs 21 chubby pounds. He is losing weightin foster care, so he must continue on the proper amount of high quality canine kibble with his new family.

Both have good potty skills and get along with dogs, cats, & people of all ages. They are a touch timid at first, then so loving and affectionate. They also really enjoy cuddling and getting belly rubs.

 Lisle and Brownie are joys to be around, plus are just terrific little friends!
If you want to bring 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Gretchen

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Miss Gretchen is a 2-year old doxie/min pin, who weighs 13 pounds. She has a doxie face, nose, ears, and even body, but she is long-legged.

Gretchen came into a southern shelter so scared, and obviously not socialized. It has taken her some weeks to learn not to be frightened of her foster mom. She is still quite shy with strangers.

Gretchen enjoys running and playing in the yard with the other dogs, and even likes the snow! And she loves to cuddle up on top of a cozy quilt. She can be protective of her spot with the other dogs.

Gretchen is very quiet. A calm home with one or two adults would be best. A fenced yard best for Gretchen so she can get to know her new family on her own terms.  Her new family will need to be prepared to offer Gretchen patience, understanding, and lots of TLC.

Gretchen is amazingly sweet. She loves other dogs, enjoys running and playing in the yard, and even likes the snow! A home with another playful dog is a must for Gretchen.

If you feel you can open up your heart and home to this tender soul, 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      

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None at this time
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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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