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If you are working with an AHDRS member, please provide the member's name and e-mail address:
If you are applying to adopt
a specific animal, please enter the name of the animal here.
How did you hear about AHDRS?
< Your Preferences>
Black and Tan
Minature (up to 11 lb)
"Tweenie" (11 - 18 lbs)
Standard (18 lbs and up)
Preferred age range:
If you indicated preferences, please explain. Are you flexible? Do you have a second choice?
Are you willing to adopt a dachshund mix?
Are you willing to adopt a Dachshund that:
Has been abused and therefore may be anxious or may take a while to warm up to
Is not reliable with children?
Has a physical deformity or handicap?
Requires ongoing medication other than heartworm
Is not completely housebroken?
Are you willing to adopt a pair of dachshunds that cannot be separated?
Do you currently own any other pets?
If yes, please provide name, species, breed and age of each:
If you own dogs, how would you describe their personalities? Dominant,
submissive, playful, aloof, etc.:
If you own cats, have they been exposed to dogs? How do they react?
Have ALL of the animals listed above (if any) been spayed or neutered?
If no, what are the circumstances?
If you have previously owned dogs, what happened to those no longer living with you?
Please provide a complete answer (e.g. if a dog died, what was the cause of death and age of the dog?):
<You and Your Family>
Please list the name, age and relationship of all people residing with you:
How often, on average, do other people visit your home?
Explain briefly how you will introduce visitors to your dachshund.
How have you taught your children (or how would you teach visiting children) to
interact with a dog?
Who will be the primary caregiver for for the dog?
Who will care for the dog
when the primary caregiver is away--at work or on vacation?
How many hours will the dog be left at home alone during the day? Where will
the dog be kept during those hours?
Type of residence:
Own or Rent:
Is your yard completely fenced?
If so, how high is the fence?
If renting, is landlord agreeable to you having a rescued dachshund?
If renting, please provide the name, address and phone number of your landlord.
<Living with a
What would you say are the best dachshund characteristics? The worst?
What routine medical treatments/preventives do you consider necessary for a dog?
About how much would you expect to spend annually on medical care for a healthy dog?
Please describe what you know or assume about the special needs of rescue dachshunds:
What is your opinion of obedience training? Have you ever done it with one of your dogs?
Where will the dog sleep?
What do you intend to feed your dog?
Please provide the name, location and telephone number of your veterinarian
(required for all applicants who have owned a companion animal).
NOTE: By submitting this application, you give permission to AHDRS to retrieve information from your veterinarian.
PLEASE CALL YOUR VET AND TELL THEM TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO ALMOST HOME WHEN THE REPRESENTATIVE CALLS! We cannot process applications without information from your vet.
Please provide the name, location, and telephone number of someone who knows you
well and is not a personal friend, for example an employer, clergy or associate
in an organization. You may also provide additional references. Please be sure
to include a telephone number for each reference.
The information provided in this application (in its entirety) is true to the
best of my knowledge as of the date on this application. I agree that submission of this form will constitute
a legally signed document. Enter your name here to "sign":