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: Dixie

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
Meet senior citizen doxie extraordinaire Dixie, who is just the most amazingly wonderful girl!

This doll of 6 pounds came into rescue after being surrendered to a shelter when her owner passed.

Dixie has oodles of spunk and doxie personality packed into her tiny self. She's always so happy to see humans, gets along well with other dogs, and loves cuddling up with either or both!

Dixie enjoys exploring the yard and knows to potty outside. She has no teeth and is missing a portion of her bottom jaw from dental disease. Dixie eats and drinks well.

If you're looking for a gem of a sweetheart, Dixie may just be your girl!
If you want to adopt this sweetheart, please contact Dixie 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:
Eric Stuhlemmer...Sept-Nov
Name: Libby Lou

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
This pretty blonde is chiweenie Libby Lou, who is 3 years old and weighs 6 pounds.

Libby Lou came into rescue just before giving birth. She was a good mama and is now ready for her own forever home.

Libby Lou is a sweet, gentle girl, although a bit shy at first. She'd love to be someone's lap girl!

Libby Lou is crate-trained and is doing well with her house-training.

She's a sweetheart who'll make a wonderful best friend!

If you want to make Libby Lou happy, too, please contact Libby Lou 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: Polly & George

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $300/pair
 
Polly and George are an inseparable pair of sweet dachshunds searching for a home where they can be adopted together. Polly is a 7-8yr old black and tan female that is 18 chubby pounds (we have been working to lose some of her weight in hopes it will help her mobility). Polly has had bouts with arthritis in her back legs which limits her to not be able to go up or down stairs. Limits sweet Polly does not see when it comes to playing with stuffed toys — she is a pro at de-stuffing toys! She also likes squeaky toys equally as much as she likes laying on the couch. She will suckle her blanket or toy and fall asleep doing this.

Polly's boyfriend, George, is a 10yr old red smooth. He has just been neutered and has had a dental, resulting in the loss of 5 teeth. As we have worked to get some weight off of Polly, George has gained 2 lbs since in rescue and is now about 13.5 healthy pounds. George doesn't seem very interested in toys, but instead is very interested in following his person everywhere. His favorite activity is to also lie on the couch or better yet, lie in your lap! Both are crate trained and would prefer to be together in a larger size crate.

This sweet duo is looking for a forever home that is willing to adopt them together! Polly and George are completely current on all vetting — all set to jet set to their new home. All applications will be considered but local applicants are preferred. Polly and George will not be allowed to go on a transport to their new home — approved homes must be willing to travel to North Carolina to adopt. I am sorry, no exceptions — we prefer to hand off our fosters to their new adopters.
If you're interested in this duo, 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:
None at this time
Name: Tanner

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Say hello to chiweenie Tanner. Tanner is 1 year old and weighs 7 pounds. He hails from Houston, where he made it through Hurricane Harvey.

Tanner enjoys other dogs, but was scared of the cat in his temp foster home.

Because of his size, a home without small children is best for Tanner.

He's a sweet little doll baby who'll bring joy to his forever family!
If you want Tanner 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:
None at this time
Name: Cowboy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225
 
Say howdy to handsome Cowboy!

He's a quiet, low key boy that is 9 years and weighs 13 pounds.

Cowboy has a pretty wild boar coat that gives him a unique look!

Cowboy hails from Louisiana, where he found himself in a shelter after being a loyal friend. Cowboy's teeth were neglected, so rescue got him the dental care he needed.

Cowboy gets along with the dogs in his foster home but does not interact with them. He's shy first meeting humans. It doesn't take long for him to warm up.

Cowboy absolutely loves men. He likes to hang out with his foster dad with an occasional stroll around the yard.

The ideal home for Cowboy will have a human dad for Cowboy to partner up with!
If you want Cowboy to be your partner, then giddy on up and 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: Lucy & Fritz

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225/pair
 
Lucy and Fritz are a darling senior couple looking for their forever family together. Lucy is 8 pounds while Fritz weighs 12 pounds.

Lucy is blind in her left eye. She's the alpha of the pair. She loves her man but sometimes can be bossy with Fritz, especially at mealtime!

Both are sweet and gentle with people. They'd enjoy a quiet home where they can be loved on by their humans and take lots of naps cuddled up together!
If you'd like to nap and cuddle the 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:
Cyndi Wheeler...August & Sept
Name: Petey

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Our handsome wild boar long hair boy is Petey, who is 6 years old and a hefty 24 pounds of sweet doxie love! Petey has lost 10 pounds since coming into rescue at 34 pounds (and he needs to continue to lose).

Petey was so overfed by his owners and neglected in other ways. His coat was so matted, we had to shave Petey completely. He has developed Cushing's Disease and so must take his daily pill. The monthly cost is approximately $50-$80.

Petey is a happy boy who is very affectionate, loves to cuddle, and is always wagging his tail. He's a real people person! He gets along with the other dogs in his foster home, too, and is well-mannered.

Petey is a doll baby and a wonderful companion; he so deserves to have a home where he'll be loved and taken care of properly. Obviously, with his issues, Petey's forever family will be special indeed!
If you're that special 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:
Danny Huff...July & August
Name: Finn

Location: Central North Carolina

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Hi! My name is Finn. My foster mom says she chose that name because she thinks it is funny to say I am “finn-tastic”! Indeed I guess I kind of am — I like to be friends with absolutely everyone. My foster mom says that I came to her because they thought I was a dachshund mix — and I guess I kind of look like a big dachshund…but she thinks that maybe I have corgi mixed in my heritage somewhere because of my ears (all the ladies love my ears) and because of my longing to herd just about anything with wheels or anything that is running! My story is kind of long for a dog that is only 4-5 years old — but I will tell you so that you will know just how much I need to find a stable forever home.

In July I found myself in a county shelter where I had been dumped by my family. I was missing some fur (probably because of the flea critters that were climbing all over me) and I was alone and scared. Thankfully a family came along and fell in love with me. They saw my potential and adopted me as one of their own. I totally swindled my adoptive mom — she was totally in love with me. The trouble was I like to herd little people and in my new home there was a toddler. I especially liked herding that toddler on a riding toy and nipping at feet. It’s instinct for me and I really need some training to learn more about how to keep my desires at bay when it is inappropriate. The good news is — I am wonderful with older children and everyone I meet is an instant friend. Because of this, my fan base is growing rapidly each day as my foster mom takes me for outings to restaurants and parks. I am a super chill guy most of the time. I love to go riding in the car or just hang out under the table and survey the restaurant patio while you eat. So just to review (because I know my story is super long here) — I am good with older kids (and I actually like younger ones too…I just do not like it when they run). I am great with smaller dogs but I do have a “short dog complex” and get a little funny about dogs that have longer legs than mine. I really like cats but I also think they like to play with me so a super understanding feline would be a nice thing to have if I am going to have a feline in my adoptive home. I love to play fetch or go for a walk or sit on the sofa and gaze into your eyes. I am an awesome dog (I know that sounds like I am bragging but really my foster mom said that I truly am). She says I am the perfect size at only 22 lbs and a great companion for just about anyone that wants a dog to love!

So if you are in the market for a new friend to love — I’m your guy! I am already neutered, current on my vaccinations and heartworm negative. I even come with a microchip (which sounds really funny) just in case I get separated so that I can find my way back to you. So come on now, what are you waiting for? Complete the adoption application already. Oh, and one last thing — my foster mom said that any adoptive family that wants to adopt me is going to be willing to travel to adopt me from her in North Carolina. She doesn’t allow us to go on transports because she worries we will get too scared and we will get lost on our way.
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:
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:
Barbara Wood...Aug & Sept
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:
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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