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: Jack

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
This handsome gentleman is Jack, who is 10 years old and 10 pounds of total doxie sweetness.

Jack was rescued in Louisiana. We don't know anything about his past, but it's clear he had a family and knew love.

Jack had dental issues taken care of by rescue, and he's ready for his forever home. He is blind in his right eye but gets atound just fine.

Jack is gentle, quiet, and is so well-mannered. He gets along with everyone.

Jack enjoys strolling around the yard and napping. His favorite time is cuddled up next to his person or another dog. Jack is just a wonderful boy!
If you want to be Jack's person, 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...July-Nov
Name: Jensen

Location: Columbia, SC

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
This handsome face belongs to Jensen, who is 6 years old and 13 pounds of doxie love!

He is a doll baby who gets along with everyone. He is quite a character with lots of fun doxie personality.

Jensen hails from Arkansas where he experienced some hard times before coming into rescue. He is doing well after being treated for heartworms and having dental care. He's a great companion and will be a wonderful addition to his forever family!
If you want Jensen to be a part of your family forever, 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...July-Sept
Name: Seneca

Location: Columbia, SC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Say hello to Chiweenie Seneca, who is 5 years old and weighs 16 pounds.

He is a gentleman with lots of southern charm! He absolutely loves people, so would be a great only dog. Seneca does get along with other dogs perfectly well, so could also be part of a pack.

Seneca is potty trained and well-mannered.

Seneca has an overbite that makes him quite unique! He's such a good boy and deserves a wonderful forever home!
If you want to make him part of 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:
None at this time
Name: Brayden

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Chiweenie Brayden is looking for his forever family after being rescued from a Louisiana shelter.

He is so happy to be safe in his foster home, as Brayden was so very scared in the shelter. Once out Brayden has been a total love bug, affectionate, playful, and happy.

Brayden is one year old and weighs15 pounds. He has good potty skills.

Brayden may need some extra TLC, perhaps a little patience, in his new home to give him time to feel secure, loved!
If you want to love this boy, 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:
Connie Denham...Oct '16-April '18
Name: Sassy Sadie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Sassy Sadie, an 8 year old red smooth dachshund, is looking for a roost to rule! This girl is, as her name implies, a sassy red head full of spunk! Sadie came into rescue after losing her humans and having no where to go. She was turned over to a family that was not aware of the doxie-tude many red headed dachshunds can have — and in turn, they found her rescue that specializes in her breed!

Sadie is fiercely loyal and defiantly stubborn — just like any good dachshund should be! She is sweet as pie but she needs an owner that is prepared to keep her doxie-tude in check. Sadie loves her people and will guard them against intruders (like the plumber or the mail man or even other dogs). A home without other dogs or with a very strong pack order would best suit this little queen bee! Sadie absolutely cannot go to a home with cats as she thinks they are slinky and sly — and she fully suspects they are aliens in furry costumes. Sadie is fine with all humans she meets (including kids) — unless she thinks they are intruders, in which case she is not good with them! Being able to identify her “mood” is imperative at being able to know when Sadie needs to be in her crate or when she is free to move about to mingle with visitors. Speaking of a crate — Sadie LOVES her crate. She loves to burrow in blankets and snuggle with her humans — did we mention she is hopelessly devoted to her people? Sadie is about 85-90% house trained and working on learning how to walk on a leash. While it may sound as if we are painting Sadie as a little too sassy — any savvy dachshund owner will know the doxie-tude we are referring to…she is full of love and would make a most excellent companion for someone that knows about the sassy and silliness of a red female dachshund! Sadie is well beyond her playful days and in what we call “the settled adult years” of being a dog. She would make an excellent couch potato or short walk companion. A quiet home setting would be best — one free of as many “intruders” as possible.

Sadie is spayed, current on all vetting and has had a recent dental — all ready to rule a roost all of her very own! Local applicants are preferred but not required. You MUST be prepared to travel to adopt Sassy Sadie as she will not be put on a transport to a new home (sorry, no exceptions).
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:
Keely Bryant..June
Name: Billy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Say howdy to Billy the Furkid!

This handsome boy is 7 years old and weighs 15 pounds. He was quite shy when he came in to rescue after being in the hands of a "backyard" breeder.

Though he had some rough times there, Billy so wants to be loved and love in return. He's a quiet, well-mannered boy who gets along with everyone.

Billy's teeth were neglected; his suffering was so obvious. He lost a good number of teeth, but feels so much better and is eating well.

Billy enjoys walking around the yard, sitting in the sun with foster mom, getting hugs and loves hanging out on the couch with foster dad and the other dogs!

Since Billy is shy at first, his new family will need to offer him patience and TLC. Billy is so worth it!
If you want to bring him 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net      

Sponsored by:
Tara Robillard..June
Keely Bryant..June
Name: Thomas Jefferson (TJ for short)

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Thomas Jefferson may seem like a big name for such a little fellow — but we assure you this 14 lb tweenie black and tan dachshund is BIG on personality. Rescue was called when TJ became the product of a divorce situation where no one was prepared to take his care on after the divorce. This decision happened to be like winning the lottery for this sweet boy!

8 years of living outside 24/7, TJ has endured endless hot summer days and frigid, cold winter nights — all alone in a fenced yard with a dog house. Sadly his former owners found it easier to toss him outside then to work to house train him or provide him with manners indoors. TJ was used for one purpose — to father litters of dachshund puppies to make money for his owners. But TJ hasn’t let that neglect dim his bright spirit. TJ has never met a stranger (unless it is a cat — and then he not only thinks they are strange, he thinks they are good for barking at) and he truly LOVES to play. TJ most likes the new toys he has as it seems he was previously only allowed to play with plastic bottles and items he could grab that were discarded in the trash. But now he has a bed and lots of toys — which he has discovered are fun to destuff! TJ is working on learning how to be house trained but until that is settled he wears a disposable belly band in the house to curb his desire to lift his leg to claim his new found fortune! TJ is getting the hang of manners and we think that with a little bit of love and devotion — he will bloom! The good news is that he will love you 1,000 times over for all of that devotion. The ideal home for TJ will be one filled with lots of love and patience (and no cats). He would most appreciate a toy box and a soft bed (and understands if you don’t buy him one filled with stuffing as he will most likely de-stuff it). He also wouldn’t mind a doggy brother or sister — and human kids are fun too! TJ will need a fenced yard as he thinks a good game of chase is better than anything else…but the good news is he walks very well on a leash!

TJ has been neutered (while in rescue), received all vaccinations and is heartworm negative. Thankfully (and surprisingly) TJ’s pearly whites were perfectly pearly white and he was not in need of a dental. TJ is ready to bound into his forever home and get to the good stuff of learning how to be a cherished family member instead of a discarded money maker. He has heard all about this thing called a “forever home” and he is looking forward to his! Local applicants are preferred. Out-of-state adopters MUST be prepared to travel to adopt TJ from his foster home (sorry, no exceptions).
If you want to bring TJ 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:
Katherine Nowak...July & August
Name: Corona

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
This full figured girl is Corona. She is a 7 year old girl that needs an understanding home.

She nipped at a child in her former home so she was taken to a shelter. She did not do well there as she has not had a lot of socialization. She is standoffish and growly with new people and if pushed she would probably nip. BUT! She gets over it really fast and once she knows you she is the best little dog! She loves her people. She loves her food a bit too much and is currently on a diet.

She weighs around 14 pounds but needs to lose several more -- and she is really a small girl!

Corona is an alpha female and does better with other male dogs. She is very pushy with the females. She isn’t fond of large dogs. They intimidate her.

Corona is house trained, crate trained, spayed, current on everything and just needs someone that is familiar with that dachshund attitude. She does bark but she also listens when you tell her to stop and she comes running when you call her.

Corona won’t be sent on a transport so you must live within driving distance so you can meet her before adopting. She will not be placed in a home with kids because of her history.  
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:
Keely Bryant...June
Name: Beau

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
This cutie is tiny chiweenie Beau, who is 7 years old and weighs 5 pounds.

Beau hails from Louisiana, where he had some hard times, untll rescue stepped up to help. Beau had a benign hair follicle lump removed, which will not come back. Most of his back right foot is missing, but it doesn't bother Beau and he doesn't miss a beat! He's had his teeth cleaned by a vet and is ready for his forever home.

Because of his size, a home with children is not a good match for Beau. He has a typical small dog personality. He's shy at first. You have to take some time to win him over, but it's so worth it!

Beau is a happy little guy who gets very excited when he sees his humans. He's okay with the other dogs in his foster but prefers people. He will play a little bit.

Beau would like to hang out on your lap, and he doesn't take up much room!  
If you want Beau for your lap, 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:
Danny Huff...July & August
Name: Lacey

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
This beautiful piebald girl is Lacey, who is 8 years old and 10 pounds of doxie love!

Lacey is sweet, gentle, and well-mannered. She gets along with everyone.

Lacey was rescued from a Texas shelter and has been treated for heartworms. She's doing well and is ready for her forever home, has lots of love to give and can't wait to be loved back.

Lacey will be a wonderful addition to her new family!
If you want to bring Lacey 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
 

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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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