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: Lana

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Lana is a tiny girl full of doxie personality and spunk! She is 4 years old and weighs 8 pounds.

Lana came into rescue with several mammary tumors. She does not appear to have been used for breeding. The tumors were removed and benign! Lana has also had her teeth cleaned. She is raring to go, in search of her forever home.

Lana has pretty good potty habits. She will use piddle pads if not let out regularly.

Lana loves people and toys, especially balls, which she will chase and bring back as many times as you throw it! She gets along with the other dogs in her foster home most of the time, but she can be possessive of her toys.

Lana would enjoy being an only dog, a pampered princess, getting lots of attention from her people.

Cuddling in the big bed under the covers is a must for Lana.
 If you want to share your bed with Lana, 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:
Megan Hayes..May-Jun
Name: Kramer

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125.00
 
Handsome red dapple boy Kramer is looking for his forever home after ending up in a shelter when his owner passed. He is about 11-12 years old and still has energy & spunk.

Kramer was overweight when he came into rescue. He has lost a pound, with about another half to go!

Kramer has had a recent dental, lost a good number of teeth, is doing great, and eats well.

Kramer loves everyone and enjoys the company of other dogs. He's a very sweet, well-mannered boy, and a real joy to be around!
If you want to had this sweetheart to 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: Cadbury

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300.00
 
Youngster Cadbury is excited to find his forever home.

He's a chiweenie boy who is 10 months old and weighs 10 pounds. Cad is shy at first but needs just a bit of time to warm up. Then he's very sweet, loving, follows his person, and wants to be close.

He gets along with other dogs and will not back down if one shows any aggression toward him. He does well in a crate but cannot be left alone long hours.

Cad would love to be an only dog and have lots of time with his person.
If you'd like Cadbury to be 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:
Kimberly Boring..Apr-Jun
Megan Hayes..Apr-Jun
Name: Lance

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00
 
Lance is aces! He's an interesting mix of doxie and Italian greyhound. He is 1 year old and weighs 20 pounds.

Lance was left in a Louisiana shelter that was already full with only a few hours to be saved.

He is so deserving. Lance gets along with everyone. He's affectionate and playful and learned the doggie door in his foster home quickly.

He really enjoys yard time. He'd really like a playful doggie buddy. Lance is just a lovable teddy bear and will make a great addition to his forever family!


Lance will make a great addition to his forever family!
If you want to share your yard with Lance, 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:
Megan Hayes..Mar - May
Name: Timo

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Timo is an a sweet, funny doxie/cocker mix boy. He is 2 years old and weighs 24 pounds.

Timo is playful, energetic, and gets along with other dogs and people of all ages. He knows some commands.

Timo would make a great family dog as long as he gets attention and exercise.

Timo is a great boy to love and be loved by!
If you're interested in making Timo a member 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:
Connie Denham...Oct '16-April '18
Name: Panchi and Chickie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $575/pair
 
These cuties are chiweenie friends: female Panchi is 3 years old and weighs 16 pounds and male Chickie is 3 years old and weighs 12 pounds. They are fun, energetic furkids who love people of all ages.

They hail from Alabama where they lost their home for financial reasons. They are fine with cats but  have not spent any time with children. They are fine with cats.

Panchi and Chickie are not completely bonded--they get along great and play together well. They have good potty skills.

Panchi and Chickie are sweet, wonderful angels, so deserving of a wonderful forever home.

If you have time and love for 2, please reach out.
To bring the joy of this duo into your life, 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:
Megan Hayes...Apr-Jun
Carole Marcellino.. Apr-May
Provescouture.. Apr
Name: Woody

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Woody is a 6 year old chocolate and tan dachshund that recently landed in rescue due to no fault of his own. Woody’s loving owner had to go into assisted living and could not afford a location that would allow her beloved Woody to go with her so her family contacted rescue for assistance knowing that Woody was in need of a loving home for his many years ahead.

Woody loves to be loved — and in return he gives lots of love! This sweet boy’s only two special needs are that he is blind (though we do not really consider that a fault at all as it doesn’t affect him) and he needs work on house training. Woody’s blindness is a mystery to his rescuers — it is not known when and what caused him to go blind (though we do know it does not affect his health at all). We think, perhaps, this is just who Woody has always been as he seems completely comfortable with his blindness and expects his new forever home to be okay with it too! Woody loves to give kisses and spend time sitting in a lap. He does well with his foster fur-siblings though he is accustomed to living as an only dog so that would suit him just fine as well. Woody would do fine with older children (10+). Woody has not been cat tested but we can test him should there be an interested adopter with a canine friendly feline. Woody is just seeking a home with consistency and lots (and lots) of love to give.

Woody is neutered, vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped — ready for his new forever family! Woody will not be allowed on transport so an adopter local to North Carolina or willing to travel to North Carolina to adopt will be the only applicants considered.
If you want to be his friend, 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 Laman...Mar
Name: Mr. Cheddar

Location: Columbia, SC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Mr. Cheddar is a sweet chiweenie boy looking for his forever home after some tough times.

He's happy to be safe with rescue. Mr. Cheddar is 10 years old and weighs 12 pounds with good potty skills.

He's a laid back boy who loves his naps, gets along with the dogs in his foster home but does not really interact with them.

Mr. Cheddar will make a great companion to chill with!
If you want to chill with Mr. Cheddar, 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:
Steven Mostroieni .. Mar-May
Megan Hayes .. Mar-May
Name: Sammy

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Sammy is a 10-12 year old double dapple standard dachshund that was rescued from a rural shelter where he had been surrendered by his family. Sammy was in need of medical care that they could not afford so they did the only thing that they knew to do — and took him to the shelter.

Once in rescue, Sammy’s medical needs were addressed. He had a major dental where he lost 18 teeth — but has a nice clean mouth now. He had a ruptured growth on his food that was a wide open sore that was sutured and stapled…and is all healed over! It was found that Sammy has Cushings and is on a Cushings supplement and an inexpensive medicine that runs about $20 monthly.

Sammy is one of the friendliest dachshunds you would ever find. He loves everyone he meets — including children! Sammy is mostly house trained (though he will sometimes mark in new environments) and is crate trained as well. He loves other dogs and does fine with cats and kittens. Sammy is a wonderful companion. Sammy is blind in one eye — which is congenital due to his coat coloration — but this does not slow Sammy down at all from being a fun loving little guy!

Sammy is ready to go to his new home — current on all vetting, neutered and ready to find a forever home! All applicants will be reviewed but adopters will be required to travel to adopt Sammy from North Carolina.  
If you are interested in Sammy, 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:
Nancy Barberi.. Mar - Apr
Thomas Majewski.. Mar - May
Provescouture... Apr
Name: Chip

Location: Central, NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Chip is a red longhair heart stealing tweenie dachshund that was born October 15, 2011 (he’s 6 1/2 years old). Chip’s owner encountered some medical issues so she felt it was best if she surrendered him to rescue to find a new home that could give him the care he’s accustomed to.

Chip is hopelessly devoted to the person he bonds with — and sometimes can be a little possessive over both his person and his toys. Chip would flourish best as an only dog though he seems to do fine with other small dogs (as long as they do not try to play with his toys or love on his person). Chip would do best in a home with no children but he seems okay with children over 10 years of age. Chip needs a dachshund savvy owner to keep his possessive ways in check and to remind him that he’s not pack leader. Chip loves long walks and playing with toys. He’s crate trained and mostly housetrained (he’s a dachshund after all).

Chip is neutered and vaccinated (annual visit due in August 2018, Rabies due August 2019, DHPP due August 2020). He’s ready to write his new love story with his forever person! Adopters must be willing to travel to NC to adopt. Local NC applicants are preferred but all applicants willing to travel will be considered.
If you want to welcome Chip into your 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
John B Sharp .. Jan - Oct
Stacia Adams .. Feb - May
Tracy Tropeano .. Feb - Sept
Joanne Query... Mar '17 - Aug '18
Name: Ariel

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Ariel, a 5 year old red longhair dachshund, was surrendered to rescue after suffering a back episode in late December. Her family was not prepared to handle her care and were not able to offer Ariel the alternative treatments to potentially allow her more recovery. So rescue offered to take Ariel in because we saw the potential in this sweet girl and new that she did not deserve to be needlessly put-to-sleep.

Ariel has embraced her new “mer-dog” status and is looking for her forever mermaid family! While we are still working towards Ariel walking again one day — she is not wasting any time on slowing down. Ariel walks just as well on 2 legs as she did on 4. Her foster mom assists her on jaunts around the yard by using a sling — and sometimes has a hard time keeping up. Ariel’s bladder does have to be expressed about 3-4 times daily — but it is extremely easy to do and as long as her bladder is emptied regularly she keeps her bedding dry! Ariel is currently receiving laser treatment and will soon start acupuncture as we have heard tremendous stories about dachshunds in similar conditions learning to walk again. Ariel wants you to know that even if she never walks again (though we doubt this to be her fate) she will be a perfectly happy and content cart dog that will win absolutely every cart race she enters! We all would love nothing more for her to have feet and be up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun — but what we want most for Ariel is a forever home that will love her regardless. She has to be one of the sweetest dachshunds we have ever met. She loves other dogs, cats and children (especially children) — and she has never met a stranger. Ariel has been super patient with her foster mom as she learned the ropes to care for her.

We know it sounds overwhelming to take on a handicapped dog — but Ariel will instantly put your mind at ease and tell you how easy it really is to love her. While Ariel is still undergoing treatment we are posting her for adoption in case there is a home experienced with mermaid dachshunds like Ariel that might be looking for a new little one to love. Ariel’s foster mom is willing to fly Ariel to her new home anywhere in the continental US by using her frequent flyer miles because she knows the perfect home might not be close to North Carolina. Since Ariel’s situation is unique she hopes to work hard to find that perfect match so that Ariel can have the happy life she so deserves. Ariel has been spayed and is current on all of her vetting. She is undergoing laser therapy and acupuncture — and a custom built cart will be ordered for her soon. Ariel does water therapy each day with her foster mom and her favorite part of the day are the belly rubs from the children in her foster home.

“Pup”date on Ariel Feb 2018 — Our sweet mermaid pup is doing so well with her rehab. She is starting to gain some control of her bladder and bowel. We are amazed at the amount of tone she has retained and look forward to her continued progress. We have seen movement in Ariel’s legs — but she continues to do acupuncture and hydrotherapy with continued improvement. Ariel is incredibly happy and is such an inspiration to everyone she meets. Still looking for her forever home ready to help her gain her legs so she can go where the people go, leaping, dancing…hopping around! But until she is back up — not much slows her down!
If you want to bring this princess 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: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Steven Mostroieni .. Mar - Apr
Name: Gretchen

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Miss Gretchen is a 2-year old doxie/min pin, who weighs 13 pounds. She has a doxie face, nose, ears, and even body, but she is long-legged.

Gretchen came into a southern shelter so scared, and obviously not socialized. It has taken her some weeks to learn not to be frightened of her foster mom. She is still quite shy with strangers.

Gretchen is amazingly sweet. She loves other dogs, enjoys running and playing in the yard, and even likes the snow!

Gretchen enjoys running and playing in the yard with the other dogs, and even likes the snow! And she loves to cuddle up on top of a cozy quilt. She can be protective of her spot with the other dogs.

Gretchen is very quiet. A calm home with one or two adults would be best. A fenced yard best for Gretchen so she can get to know her new family on her own terms.  Her new family will need to be prepared to offer Gretchen patience, understanding, and lots of TLC.

If you feel you can open up your heart and home to this tender soul, 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 Doughherty...Mar-Apr
Name: Harmonee

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225
 
 

Harmonee is a min pin/doxie mix, who is 5 years old and 14 pounds.

Harmonee had a very tough time before rescue. She was on her own and found pregnant. Unfortunately, her babies died before birth and Harmonee had a terrible infection. She is, thankfully, all better now!


Harmonee is quite shy with strangers, needs a few days to feel comfortable in a new place. Then she's a character, funny and bright, loves to cuddle under blankets. A quiet home is best for Harmony,  though she'd enjoy a doggie friend to play with. She likes to pile toys in her doggie bed and often steals her foster mom's shoes for bedtime! She doesn't chew or hurt them in any way.

Harmonee so deserves the best forever home where she can be a pampered pup!
If you'd like to pamper Harmonee, 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:
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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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