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!

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Name: Max

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $175.00
Max is a 4-5 year old small red dachshund mix, weighing in at only 11 pounds! He was recently rescued from a local shelter where he had been turned in as a stray. Soon after arriving at the shelter it was discovered that Max was heart worm positive so he had to undergo treatment before being eligible for adoption. During his time undergoing treatment Max started to show how very scared he really was and the shelter decided it would be best for Max to find his new home through rescue instead of going out on the adoption floor, so rescue was called to come get him when his heart worm treatment was complete.

Whatever has happened to Max in his past still haunts him deeply. Max is terrified but very sweet once he trusts his person. Max acts as if he has possibly been the recipient of severe abuse as he jumps at fast hand movements and loud noises.With time, Max’s foster mom thinks that these fears and timidness will dissipate as he learns that the “good life” is so much better than he has had in his past home. He loves to give kisses and has even started to get playful. Max does okay with other dogs but needs one that is going to be friendly yet confident to help him know that his life is now safe. Max loves sleeping in the big bed next to his person or sitting in a lap on a sofa. The one thing to note about Max is that due to his past history — when he is scared he will freak out and could possibly bite. He is not aggressive but instead just terrified of the world! Max is learning all about the new life he has found now by learning to walk on a harness and leash (and doing quite well) and learning house manners. With great patience, Max is going to bloom into a wonderful canine companion. Surprisingly, Max does just fine with the little humans in his foster home, but when they make fast and loud noises (which they do quite often) it does scare him — so a home with older kids or no kids would be best (but visiting respectful children would be just fine). Max loves the outdoors and running in a fenced backyard equally as much as he loves sitting on the sofa in a lap. Once he gets attached he does the cutest little follow and hop right at the ankle of his person as you walk around the house.

Max is current on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered and now heart worm negative — ready to learn about the good life that he has always deserved! The ideal home for Max will have experience with severely abused and scared dogs to help him blossom out of the past that haunts him. If you are interested in adopting Max, please contact his foster mom and complete an online application. Due to his timid and fearful nature — Max will not be allowed on a transport. His adoptive home will be required to travel to adopt Max — no exceptions.

If you think you are the home for Max, 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.

Name: Cairo

Location: Bensalem

Adoption Fee
: $325
Say to southern gentleboy Cairo! Cairo is wishing for his new furrever family to find him something fierce! He had a short, but scary, stay in a shelter before rescue broke him outta there!

Chiweenie Cairo is 18 months and a mere 12 pounds. He's calm, sweet, and loving, everything you want in a little doggy! He is also very polite. This happy fellow most enjoys cuddling in your arms.

Cairo walks well on a leash and is great with other dogs and cannot wait to go for long walks in your neighborhood (he's kinda hoping you'll want to show him off!). This furboy is perfect for just about any family where he'll get the exercise and attention a youngster needs.
 
If you want to take this adorable love muffin 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.

Name: Coco

Location: Richmond, VA

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
Miss Coco is a character and so full of doxie personality! She is 13 pounds, 6-7 years old, and (as you can see from her photo) quite the calendar girl.

She hails from Florida, where she was left to fend for herself. Well, a few months later, she is on top of the world! Coco is ready to interview folks to be her furrever family. Coco gets along with other dogs, but really loves her person. She would like to spend a lot of time with her new family, getting lots of love and cuddles! She enjoys long leash walks and is looking forward to a tour of your neighborhood.

If you want to bring this darling Coco 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.

Name: Becky

Location: (on her way to)Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300.00
Becky is a female doxie/beagle mix, 18 months old, 14 pounds of sweet fun.

This furkid loves everyone -- dogs, cats, humans of all ages -- and enjoys playing. Just a nice little dog good for just about any family.

If you want this fun loving pup to join 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.

Name: Dante

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300.00
Handsome Dante is a playful, fun, loving doxie boy his foster calls "a big mush"! He's a 5-6 year old red boy ready for his forever home. Dante has a common doxie trait of being very food driven, and he does not like to be interrupted while eating. (But then again, who does?) A strong human alpha is the best choice for Dante. He's a love bug, who really enjoys toys, especially the squeaky kind! Dante also loves kids and playing ball with them.

If you want to be the one provide Dante with all sorts of his favorite toys, a comfy bed and a loving 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.

Name: Chico

Location: (on his way to)Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $400.00
Chico is a sweetheart of doxie boy looking for his forever home up north after being left behind in Texas. His coloring is red dilute piebald. This 2 year old has a lot of love to give and is looking for someone to share it with!

Chico is a happy boy, who gets along great with other dogs. He's such a sweet pup who would enjoy it if you played all day with him! (Playing is one of his favorite hobbies)

He'll be coming north via volunteer transport soon, so get your application in!

If you want to throw your hat in the ring, 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.

Name: Lucy

Location: Timberlake, NC

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
Lucy, a 2-3 year old black and tan mini dachshund, found herself in a hoarder’s home and was then turned into a shelter where she was so frightened that a local rescuer called upon Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society to help her find the best home. Lucy is an extreme miniature dachshund and somehow her tail has been docked prior to landing in rescue (in what appears to have been not a professional manner).

Like most hoarding cases, Lucy is extremely timid at first but warms up to her person when she knows she is safe. She loves to snuggle in the big bed with you at night and plays well with her foster fur-siblings. Lucy is housebroken (once she warms up to her surroundings), has mastered the doggie door and loves to run around in her fenced yard. She will walk on a leash but isn’t particularly fond of it as she will freeze with loud noises and when approached by strangers therefore an adopter with a fenced yard is preferred. Due to her timid nature, Lucy does not do well in a home with human children. She is fine to let them pet her when she is being held by a safe person — but she will chase and snap at them when they run around (after all, they are pretty big and noisy). Lucy adores other dogs and would like a canine companion all of her very own — and is very respectful of felines too! Lucy is a fabulous lap sitter but she must have a confident canine companion to help bring her out of her shell in her new home. Lucy is frightened easily when she is on the ground and will bark and growl at any one that is not her special person. We feel confident that with a lot of time, patience and care — Lucy can overcome all that scares her and bloom into a happy little girl. The person who adopts Lucy will need to be incredibly patient with her and will need to spend lots of time working on her socialization. Lucy is incredibly small — even for a miniature dachshund — but she has a HUGE spirit that rivals the size of a Great Dane in stature! She adores playing with toys and playing zoomies equally as much as she adores sitting in a lap and get loved on. She is true to her breed in loyalty — choosing one person to call her own.

Lucy is spayed, current on vaccinations and heart worm prevention, and is microchipped — ready to find her forever family! Lucy has been returned 2 times to rescue so it should be clear that while she is incredibly precious (she is so incredibly precious) — she has many social issues pertaining to men and strangers that will need continued work. Lucy will not be adopted to anyone outside of a 3 hour driving distance of Central NC — and her adopters should be prepared to drive to meet her foster family as she will not be put on any transports to her new home (no exceptions).

If you'd like to make her your faithful companion, 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. NC adopters are given preference.

Name: Angel

Location: Western NC

Adoption Fee
: $175
Angel is a black and tan dachshund mix that is looking for her Heaven here on Earth! Angel is approximately 4-5 years old, which is just old enough to be out of the puppy years but young enough to have plenty of energy to keep up with her new family. This darling dog has a big bark and a big heart…just waiting for a home that can accommodate both!

Sweet Angel is just that — a perfect “angel”! She loves humans of all ages and gets along great with other dogs. This sweet girl is content to be sitting in a lap or taking a walk around the neighborhood just as long as it is time spent with her family. While Angel appreciates how sweet cats can be, she is ultra interested and can be a bit of a cat “chaser” so a home without cats would probably be best both for the cats and for Angel! Angel is house trained and has great manners indoors, but like all dachshunds, it should be expected that she will potentially have some accidents in a new adoptive home as she adjusts to a new routine. This darling dog would be a fabulous addition to a family seeking a new furry friend.

Angel has been spayed, is current on all vaccinations, heart worm negative and microchipped — all set and ready to share her love with a new family!

If you're ready to take Angel 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.

Name: Otter

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
Named for his beautiful coloring, Otter was sprung from the shelter when he was labeled “uncertain” after a temperament test. Turns out he is just a young and active dog in need of a home prepared to handle a dachshund! Otter is estimated to be 1-2 years old and is a beautiful wire-haired dachshund that was surrendered to the shelter after being found as a stray.

Fitting that he got the name Otter as one of his favorite things to do is to dive and roll all over his people! In his foster home he has been nothing short of a really sweet boy to all of the humans and other dogs. He is a little bored in his foster home because most of the dogs are old and satisfied with not participating in wiener games — and all Otter wants to do is play, play, play! Like most young dogs, Otter is learning how to walk on a leash and learn his doggie manners. He will need continued work on house training and crate training. The good news is that Otter is beyond his “chewing” phase of puppyhood and is an extremely fast learner. So far it appears that he is good with felines and gives them healthy dose of respect — however there are no felines in his foster home to further test his respect level with cats.

Otter is good with kids and LOVES his foster human kids. Otter’s beauty literally makes jaws drop when he walks, as he is such a unique dog. His ideal forever home will have another young dog companion to be active and play with Otter. The humans in Otter’s new forever home will need to be equally as determined to train Otter as Otter is to learn. So far in his foster home Otter has not shown any type of aggression, however, when startled at the shelter he was snappy — but who wouldn’t be snappy in an animal shelter? Often it is scary in shelters for dachshunds and they get sent to rescue where no further problems are reported, which seems to be the case with this sweet boy!

Otter has been neutered, is current on vaccinations, heart worm negative and microchipped — all ready to swim over to his new home! If you are interested in adopting Otter, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. Applicants within a short driving distance are preferred — transportation to his new forever home is the responsibility of the adopter (and the adopter must travel to meet Otter’s foster mom to adopt). Applications will be considered based upon the best match for Otter. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.

Name: Oscar

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
Oscar is a very handsome 6 year old tweenie that weighs in at 12 pounds. Oscar was put on Craigslist, but the people that ended up with him were not very well educated on dachshunds and their back problems. The people were told he had a broken rib and that was why he had pain pills, and when they took him home and let him run wild, he went completely down.

Horrifyingly, the girl's father told her to get rid of him or he was going to shoot him. At that point, his it looked like his only option was the shelter where he wouldn't have had much chance at survival. A friend of hers contacted rescue and we were told that he had been stepped on by a horse and had a leg injury. We got copies of all vet records and all of them stated what the real problem was--IVDD.

Oscar has been on strict crate rest for four weeks and has a couple more to go, but he is doing fairly well. He is the happiest boy! Oscar is completely crate trained and he has never soiled his crate. He is great with other dogs and people, but with his back issues he should not go to a home with young children. When Oscar arrived at his foster home, he was totally down and dragging his rear legs. He never lost control of his wildly wagging tail or his bladder and bowels though! With crate rest and meds, he is up and walking again, although he is not very coordinated yet. He looks like a camel at times but he sure tries hard!

Oscar has now been neutered and received a much needed dental cleaning as well. He is up to date on all his vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative. Oscar needs a home that understands IVDD and can work with him to continue to heal. We do have a cart that we will send with him when he is adopted, just in case he needs it at some point.

Oscar is a very personable boy and would love to have a home of his own. You must be close enough that you can meet him before adopting. This little guy is really easy to love!

If you'd like to make her your faithful 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.

Name: Scooter

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
Scooter is a very sweet, 7 pound little guy who needs lots of love and kisses. Because he came from a home that kept him crated almost full time, he can be skittish at first, but with a firm and gentle approach, he will be your friend for life.

He is house trained and will alert when he needs to potty. Scooter currently spends time daily in a crate for short periods of time and does not mind. He plays with his foster brothers and sisters, but really, just wants to lap to spend time in.

Because of Scooter's skittishness, it is essential he goes to a home with no small children. He will need a furever home that can be patient and work on approaching gently.

Please consider Scooter as your new friend, he's a total cutie who would love nothing more than to love you for always! If you are interested in Scooter, 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.

Name: Lacy

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
Lacy is a sweet, 6 year old girl who will have you wrapped around her little paw the minute you meet her. She has a nickname “Whoo Whoo,” because that’s the sound she makes when she hops around to get your attention. She is a very quiet girl, who will bark occasionally when someone is in the yard.

Lacy has the most adorable face that matches her personality. She is very sweet and gets along great with her foster brothers and sisters. She does well meeting new friends and is very engaged in what you are doing.

Lacy has had back surgery in the past, and has a stiff back-end gate now. She can traverse a few steps on her own, and does very well up and down the doggie door ramp. She cannot jump on furniture or stand on her back legs. Which is actually good news, as it prevents more back injury, and she won’t be snoozing on the couch all day!

Lacy has been undergoing acupuncture treatments to help loosen up her back leg muscles and tighten up her bladder. She is doing very well with both, and would do well in the future to have periodic “tune-ups” if needed. Lacy does have a small bladder control issue due to the back injury. Since she tends to be a bit submissive, she also may have a bit of a piddle when first meeting someone or when she gets over excited.

If you are looking for a new friend to help you watch the latest movies and be your new snugglebug and you think Lacy is your 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.

Name: Jaxson

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $175.00 + $11.00 microchip fee
Jaxson is a very active older boy (he is 9 years young!)who loves his squeaky toys and tennis balls. He loves taking long walks and does very well on a lead. If you prefer not to walk, Jaxson enjoys snuggling on the couch as well. He does a great job alerting when someone is at the door, but he settles down quickly.

Jaxson gets along great with his foster brothers and sisters, but does prefer to eat by himself. He is currently being fostered with two small children and loves them to bits! Jaxson is learning so many new commands. Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks didn't meet Jaxon! He is learning stay, wait, easy, come, sit, etc.

Jaxson is housetrained, however, will have occasional accidents if not kept on a very tight schedule. His potty training has improved greatly while in foster care, and continues to improve daily.

Jaxson is a great dog with a very versatile personality. He would do well in a home that is busy and athletic, but he will do equally as well in a home that's quieter and snuggly. Jaxson will melt your heart the first minute you meet him. If you're ready for a full time friend that will love forever, Jaxson is your boy!

If you're interested in being Jaxon's snuggle buddy, 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.

Name: Fenske

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
Sweet Fenske just KNEW a mistake had been made when she landed in an animal shelter where she was dumped by her family. This 5 year old longhair chocolate miniature dachshund has no reason for being dropped off in a local shelter. She is always friendly to everyone she meets, is great with the human kids in her foster home and is almost perfect in her house manners with a little help! When her foster mom showed up to bounce her out of the doggie jail she gave a look as if to say “FINALLY, someone has come to correct this situation — I am being freed”!

On her surrender form to the shelter it was listed that Fenske had a history of seizures, but apparently this is not the reason she was surrendered as they were well controlled since 2011 according to the former vet that used to treat Fenske when she was in her former home. Since coming into rescue Fenske has not been on medication (as she was not surrendered with the medicine she was taking) and she has not had any seizures in her foster home for the month she has been in rescue. It is quite possible that her seizures were triggered by the food or chemicals in her former home — and that a change of food and environment has cleared her of whatever was triggering the seizures. Whatever it might be — Fenske’s forever home should be aware that she has a history of mild seizures that were very easily controlled and be prepared to discuss future treatment should she have another seizure. Fenske is otherwise in excellent health and is one of the sweetest fosters her foster home has ever seen! She adores children and does very well with the other dachshunds in her foster home. The former home listed Fenske as crate trained, house trained, great with kids, cats and other dogs — so we will just never know why Fenske ever landed in the county shelter! She doesn’t chew or bark much and she loves to sit in a lap or go for a ride. She is one of the most perfect dachshund companions!

Fenske is current on all vaccinations, on heart worm prevention and spayed — now just searching for the perfect forever home ready to commit to her as a family member where she can live out her many years to come! She adores her family and so deserves a family that equally adores her…seeing her for the true treasure she is! Local applications are preferred as Fenske will not be put on a transport. If you do not live within driving distance of Central North Carolina, transportation should be considered as all adopters are required to travel to get Fenske. If you are interested in Fenske, 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.

 

Name: Harry & Larry

Location: West Virginia

Adoption Fee
: $200
 Harry and Larry are two little "country boys" lookin' for love in all the RIGHT places! These boys are a bonded pair, found abandoned together in the middle of a dark rural highway in southern Ohio.

Both boys were found patiently waiting together, hoping for their owner to return. Thankfully, they were scooped out of the road before tragedy could befall them and they were taken to a vet to check for micro-chips. There, the vet staff realized these sweet boys had been grossly neglected-- both were in need of a lot of vetting and repair.

Almost Home Dachshund Rescue and the kindness of generous donors (read more on our Can You Help Me Page) have helped both boys get vetted and treated, and assisted them as they recovered from horrible mouth infections that threatened their lives, among many issues: Harry was heartworm positive, Larry had an extreme flea allergy and was practically hairless, neither had been neutered, and their vets and specialist feel they may have NEVER been to a vet in their lives. Harry & Larry are likely brothers and are constantly together. They are approximately 15lbs each and around 10 years old. They are now current on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative, on monthly prevention, and have successfully been treated for infections and all the issues from neglect. They are finally ready to find their forever family (probably the first loving family they've ever known!) to live the rest of their precious lives in love, attention, safety, and health.

Both Harry and Larry love to snuggle! They love attention, petting, and belly rubs! They get along with unaggressive dogs and cats, love children, and love people--even strangers! We didn't hear Harry bark for months because he was in such pain with his horribly infected mouth--through it all, he always remained so sweet, and never complained. They are watch dogs, but don't bark often. They continue to need a consistent potty schedule, but are doing great and are quite obedient. They are crate trained, and aren't disruptive or destructive (minus a few dog toys!). They eagerly want to please you and they wait patiently for your attention. They will sleep on a dog bed together in any room you wish, and will be thrilled anytime you would invite them on the couch or in the bed with you. All they want is to be with you.

Harry & Larry depend on each other through every new experience. They are bonded for life and need to stay together. They are very easy to care for, and so easy to love. They just need someone who realizes they have been short-changed in life until recently, and is willing to show them love and be loved, by these little country boys! Are you that special person? If you'd like to know more and are looking for love, 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.

Name: Otis & Ollie

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $150 each
Ollie (red collar) and Otis (blue collar) are very sweet 7 year old boys. These Dachshund/Jack Russel mixes are long and lean, with longer legs. Both are on the skinny side and could stand to gain a bit of weight (don't we wish we'd all hear that!?). Ollie is 14.6 pounds and Otis is only 13.8 pounds. Their rescue day came when they were found in a bitter January cold snap, living outside with a Jack Russell (which we believe to be either the father or mother of the boys). The owners were told to take the dogs inside because of the cold but they refused to listen. The boys' story only becomes more heartbreaking from there. The owner did not take the dogs inside and the third dog froze to death. The body was still attached to the chain, lying in the dog house, when Ollie & Otis were rescued. These two have certainly earned the right to be pampered and loved for the rest of their lives!

Both boys are very sweet and love attention--especially belly rubs! Otis loves toys and chewies, although Ollie isn't as crazy about them. It is probably best if Ollie & Otis were adopted into seperate homes--they tend to get jealous of each other when they're getting attention and then they can act out. They would probably do best in a home where they can be the center of attention, or possibly with a female companion. They are currently in a foster home with other males and are doing well. They would do best with older children who will respect their space.

They are currently still being housetrained and are working hard to succeed! They have both been neutered and been vaccinated, and are heartworm free! With lots of love and patience, these two boys will make wonderful companions.

With their longer legs, they would make great running buddies for someone that is active. They just want to feel safe and warm and loved. These boys are had a horrific beginning to their lives and we want to be sure they get all the love they will ever need from now on.

If you are interested in being their safe haven, please email their foster home and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. All applicants should consider transportation if located beyond a few hours drive from Central North Carolina. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.

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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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