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
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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Ginger

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Ginger is a beautiful furlady -- inside and out! She is 6 years old and 18 pounds of very fine doxie personality.

Sandy gets along with the dogs in her foster home, is well-mannered, travels well, and enjoys meeting people. She's easy going and loving.
If you want to bring Ginger 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: Sandy

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
This stunning girl is wire-hair doxie Sandy, who is 6 years old and 10 pounds of sweetness!

She has a wonderful personality and gets along with everyone.

Sandy loves lap time but also enjoys the outdoors.

She'd love her own human who has lots of love to share and time to spend with her.
If you want to be Sandy's human, 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: Hans

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
This handsome boy is Hans. He is 8 years old and weighs 13 pounds.

Hans found himself in a shelter after his owner passed away. He's so anxious to find his forever family so he can get lots of attention and loving!

Hans gets along with the other dogs in his foster home most of the time, but he can be quite jealous if one tries to share his lap/loving time with his people. So, Hans would be best as an only dog.

He is a great boy with his people, wiggles/dances with delight when he greets you! Hans is full of doxie personality. He's a great companion!

If Hans has a friend in you, 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:
Stacey Lindenbaum - Oct-March
Name: Cheese and Poundcake

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $300/pair ($200/individually)
 
Cheese and Poundcake found their way into rescue — the product of a broken home. Both human parents found themselves overwhelmed with the responsibilities on their own once separated so they reached out to rescue to help. Cheese is a 4 year old black and tan tweenie dachshund and Poundcake is her 2 year old light red tweenie dachshund son! Both Cheese and Poundcake currently appear they have been on diets filled with cheese and poundcake — as they are both very overweight. Cheese currently weights 17 lbs but we estimate she needs to lose 4-5 lbs to be her ideal weight. Poundcake weighed in at a whopping 21.4 lbs when he first came into rescue but has already dropped 1.4 lbs and is quickly learning that begging gets him nowhere!

This sweet duo would be fine to be separated but it would certainly be great to see them go together to a home if one could be found! Cheese is a little more timid, letting Poundcake do the introductions first and then she decides it seems like a great idea. They are leash trained, great with children and adults, and they have a healthy respect for cats! The only downside to this duo is that they are not house trained. Cheese and Poundcake are trained to go on pee pads and they are very good at doing that! Cheese will go potty outside about 75% of the time if taken out on a routine basis while Poundcake is not such an outdoorsman!

This duo is current on vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed/neutered and ready for a new home (or homes). If you are interested in adopting, please email their foster mom for more information and complete an application. Cheese and Poundcake are located in North Carolina — any adopters MUST drive to adopt them from their foster home (no transports allowed) so if you are out-of-state please consider this first before applying.
If you're interested in one of these sweethearts--or both!--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:
David H Thomas II..Nov & Dec
H Weston ... Dec
Helen Smith ... Jan..Feb
Name: Max #1

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Max #1 came into rescue with his housemate. They found a home together and were doing great when his housemate ruptured a disc and had to be euthanized. Max did well as an only dog, but his adopter "went on vacation" and left him with a co-worker. She never returned. Luckily we got Max back and he is doing fine but he needs a new home that won't abandon him.

Max is 8 years old and weighs 17.5 pounds. He is a very stocky boy! He is current on all vaccines, neutered and current on heartworm and flea preventative.

Max does fine with other dogs, although he would love to be the only dog so he could have all the attention. He loves his people and would be fine with older kids that respect his space. He doesn't like being picked up, but we have worked hard with him and he will now let you do it.

Nail trims and blood draws will probably always require a muzzle, although he has improved a bit in that area, too. He is crate trained and house trained. Right now he is being treated for a UTI so he has a few more days of antibiotics. He is also on a diet to help prevent urinary crystals.

Max just wants someone to love him and be there for him.

January 22 Update:
Max is over his urinary issues and back on regular dog food. He has lost weight and is now right around 14 pounds--he could probably gain back a pound and be great! He has really come a long way. He is easily picked up with no fuss. He is still being muzzled for nail trims, but he gives in much quicker now and he tries to be a good boy.

His only issue now is a bit of ear margin dermatitis that we are working on clearing up. He loves to have salve massaged onto his ears twice daily!

Max is still looking for that home out there that was meant just for him!

If you want to be the one to be there for Max #1, 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: Vicki Carlo
Email: vcarlo51@msn.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:
Karen Campbell Dec & Jan
Name: Coach

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Meet chocolate chiweenie boy Coach!

This unique looking boy has the doxie personality, as well as a long body and snout! Coach was left in a shelter after his owner passed away. He is 7 years old and weighs 14 pounds.

Coach sure does have doxie traits. He can be feisty but easily won over with sweet talk and belly rubs. Then he's your buddy and gives lots of kisses.

Coach gets along well with the dogs in his foster home. The ideal home for him will not include an alpha male dog. Coach does not start trouble, but he'll not back down from any tossed his way!

Coach loves to cuddle on the sofa with his people, has good potty skills and walks well on a leash. And he enjoys playing with toys. He's a very nice companion!

If you want Coach to be your cuddle companion, 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:
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
 

Sponsored by:
Helen Smith Dec..Feb
Name: Delia

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Delia is a pretty doxie mix girl who’s had some tough times in her little life. Five years, 13 pounds, very much a doxie with some longer legs! Delia has been bounced around a good bit since being plucked from the shelter just in time. She traveled a good distance to get to her foster home. Along the way, she’s shown she can be testy, even nippy. However, in her foster home, Delia is a happy girl who loves her foster mom, shows much affection.

It took a little longer, but now foster dad is a favorite as well. Delia will make a nice companion for a doxie savvy owner who is willing to give her some space, allow Delia to come forward at her own pace, so she can feel secure, loved, know what a real home is all about. Delia is full of doxie personality, and she loves to play with toys!
If you want Delia to be your favorite, 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
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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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