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.

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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Elway

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
Meet chiweenie Elway. He is 2 years old and weighs 10 pounds.

Elway is a very gentle boy. He is shy meeting new people and would do best in a quiet home with folks willing to give him time to feel comfortable, and show his happy, loving little self.

Elway was rescued from a shelter, where he was very frightened. He has been treated for heartworms and has now tested negative.

Elway gets along with other dogs, but would be happy as an only dog with a good bit of attention.

He really is a sweet and funny doll baby!

 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Cooper

Location: Belleville, NJ

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Cooper is a unique piebald, black and white. He is 7 years old and weighs 21 pounds (needs to lose a pound or 2!).

Cooper gets along with other small dogs, and lived happily with another doxie. He'd also enjoy being an only dog if not left alone for long hours. Cooper is not good with small children.

He's affectionate, loving with his people, but wary of strangers. He can be stubborn about his potty.

Cooper will do best with an experienced doxie owner. He will be your best friend!

 
If you want to make Cooper a 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: Chloe and Misty

Location: Willow Street, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Doxie Chloe and chi Misty are looking for their forever home together after ending up in a shelter at the age of ten.

Chloe is a red brindle and 13 chubby pounds; chocolate/tan Misty is 6 pounds. Both are very gentle.

The girls love to cuddle under a blanket together. They get along with other dogs and enjoy people.

A quieter home where they can take lots of naps would be perfect for these sweethearts!
If you want to grow your family by two, 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:
None at this time
Name: Tutor

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
This handsome boy is soft-coated wire Tutor. He is 10 years old and weighs 16 pounds.

Tut gets along with other dogs but does not need another dog in his forever home if he has a human who can spend a lot of time with him. Tut needs reinforcement on his potty habits, a strong hand.

He's a sweetheart who loves attention and will make a great best friend!

If you want to be Tutor's best 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net   

Sponsored by:
Sonja Fairfield ...October
Name: Dawson

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
Dawson is quite the gentleman senior citizen at 12 years old and 15 pounds!

He was rescued from a Texas shelter with very dry skin that caused some hair loss. He was also in need of dental care.

Dawson is now ready for his forever family. He gets along with other dogs, enjoys lap time with his people.

Dawson is affectionate, easy going and loves his naps!
If you want Dawson to be your nap 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.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net   

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Kezzie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Kezzie is an adorable 8 year old beagle dachshund mix who weighs in at 21 pounds. She was at Chapman’s Dacshund Rescue in York, SC when a horrific fire started and Kezzie ran out of the burning shelter. Kezzie is a friendly, sweet and loving dog with people, kids and dogs. She is currently best friends with the 5 year old in her foster home. Kezzie’s original owners brought her to the vet this summer to be put to sleep because the owners no longer wanted to deal with her skin infection.

Chapman’s saved her life and learned that her skin issues were due to a chicken allergy. A round of antibiotics and switching her to a fish based food cleared up her skin issues. Her hair is now starting to grow back and within a few months should look as pretty as ever. Kezzie is crate trained and house trained. She loves to go for walks and watch TV on the couch with her family. She’s a huge cuddle bug and will be your best friend in less than 2 minutes. She would be a great family dog or even a first dog for a family

Kezzie has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Because she has already endured so much in a short time, she will not be put on a transport so adopters in the greater Raleigh/Durham, Charlotte/York and Greensboro/Triad area are given priority. Other adopters will be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Kezzie from her foster home.
If you want to bring this cutie 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Marley

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Looking for a snuggle buddy? Want a best friend? Marley is your gal. At 10-years young, Marley has plenty of love to give and a sweet spirit that everyone who has met her has remarked on. She gets along with everyone – people, kids, dogs, and cats.

Her owners recently became unable to care for her when they both developed dementia/Alzheimer’s and began feeding her spicy people food. Because they were unable to remember to feed her only dog food, family members made the heart breaking decision to have us find Marley a new home. She has been very loved and well-cared for her entire life. She is house-trained and leash trained. However, Marley is still working on learning to eat dog food and her forever family will need to continue working on her eating issues. Because she needs to lose a few pounds, she needs a family that will take her on walks to get her down to a more back-friendly weight.

She is on spayed, recently had a dental and UTD on all shots. Marley will not be put on a transport so adopters in the greater Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro/Triad area are given priority. Other adopters will be considered if they are willing to adopt Markley from her foster home.
If you want to bring this sweetie into your room, 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:
None at this time
Name: Sputnik

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Sputnik is as sweet as he is handsome!

At five years old and 8 pounds, Sputnik has been treated for heartworms, has tested negative, and has had a much needed dental.

He's a quiet, easy going boy who loves people. Sputnik gets along with other dogs, and cuddles but does not play. He has a high prey drive, so he cannot live with cats or other small animals.

Sputnik knows to potty outside and uses the doggie door in his foster home. He will try to mark indoors if another dog has done so.

Sputnik loves napping in the sun. He's a happy little guy who will make a wonderful addition to his forever family!
If you'd like this boy to be in your familiar orbit, 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:
Joanne Query... Mar '17 - Aug '18
Name: Missy

Location: Columbia, SC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 

Missy is a pretty long hair girl, people person extraordinaire! She's 8 years old and 17 chunky pounds. Her new family will have to be on board helping Missy continue to lose weight.

Missy enjoys playing with toys. She does not want to share them or food with other dogs. No cats for Missy either. She is the perfect only furbaby.

Missy has good potty skill, walks well on a leash, and enjoys outdoor time. Missy is affectionate with her humans, loves attention, and is a great companion!
If you want to dote on Missy, 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:
Lori Jalowiec..Aug-Dec
Name: Charlie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Charlie is a stunning 14 pound seven year old dark red male dachshund that recently found himself homeless after his owner died. A family member took him to a full shelter and was told that he would be euthanized that very day if he was surrendered. Two kind animal lovers stepped in on separate occasions to save Charlie’s life and get him safely into the arms of rescue. Charlie was obviously very loved by his former owner – he entered rescue with two beds, a wardrobe of sweaters, four blankets, a laundry basket of toys and a hand sewn Pittsburg Steelers dog pillow.

Charlie is house-trained – no accidents at all in his foster home. He is a very loyal dog and loving dog that bonds quickly to people. He follows his people around the house and snuggling whenever given the opportunity. Charlie is also very playful and loves to give kisses. He is good at walking on a leash and enjoys going for a walk. He gets along well with other dogs, including an alpha female, in his foster home.

While in his foster home, Charlie has shown resource guarding behavior, especially with people and his crate. With redirection and consistency (as well as lots of cheese rewards), Charlie has shown great progress and the behavior has gotten better in a few short days. His forever family will need to continue working on this with him. Because of his protectiveness, Charlie would do best in a dog savvy adult home or a home with older children (over 10 years old). He gets along very well with the teenage girl in his foster home.

Charlie has been neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. He also had a dental while in rescue. He will not be put on a transport so adopters in the greater Raleigh/Durham and Greensboro/Triad area are given priority. Other adopters will be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Charlie from his foster home.
If you want to give Charlie a new 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:
David Kelch..Aug-Sept
Name: Molly

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Looking for a sweet, calm and laid back best friend? Molly is your gal. She is a 10 year old 18 pound black and tan dachshund who wants nothing more than to cuddle with her person. She was surrendered to rescue when her owner’s elderly mother moved in and Molly, due to no fault of her own, became a tripping hazard. She is housetrained and good at walking on the leash. Because Molly is a slightly overweight, she would do great with a family to take her on regular walks. She loves everybody and is very quick to warm up – and give kisses – to new people.

Molly is also great with kids – including toddlers – and loves the three kids in her foster home. Molly isn’t a fan of loud kid noises, but will simply go to another room or under the bed if the action is too much for her. Because Molly is a rare quiet dachshund – her foster family has only heard her bark once, she would be fine living in an apartment or condo. She also gets along with other dogs and her previous home had a cat. Molly also loves to go for rides – her favorite spot is on your lap

Molly has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She will not be put on a transport so adopters in the greater Raleigh/Durham and Greensboro/Triad area are given priority. Other adopters will be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Molly from her foster home.
If you want to take Molly 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Mary Toale..Sept-Nov
Name: Emily

Location: Central NC/Triangle NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Emily was turned into a shelter (along with her four cat siblings) after her owner went into hospice and other family members were unable to take care of her. She is a 10-year old pound black dachshund (possibly with a touch of chiweenie in her background) and weighs approximately 11 pounds. She was obviously loved and cared for by her previous owners – even sporting a pink rhinestone collar. However, the experience of being surrendered and spending four days in the shelter was very traumatic for Emily. She showed fear aggression in the shelter and wouldn’t let shelter staff touch her. But as soon as she was in the safety of rescue, she showed her gentle nature by giving rescuers cuddles and kisses.

Now in her foster home, Emily is still timid, but working building trust and has not shown any signs of aggression. She is a very sweet girl and has recently begun to cuddle with her foster mom. She really wants to love and trust, but hasn’t quite gotten there yet. Although she has made a lot of progress, she will still occasionally hide under the bed or run away. Emily needs a patient and loving home with adults or older children respectful children (no kids under 10 years of age) to help her learn to trust and build confidence. She does not seem to be leash trained and will need a family that will continue working on leash walking. Her foster mom and all the rescuers who met her are confident she will turn into a wonderful friend and loving companion.

It appears that Emily rarely went outside at her previous home because she is afraid to go outside and will not use the bathroom outdoors just yet. Emily was perhaps partially pee-pad trained by her former owners, but still has accidents in her foster house. Her foster mom is working to help her learn to do her business outside, but her forever family should expect accidents and to continue working with her on house training on a consistent schedule. We also suspect that her accidents might coincide with her not yet feeling completely safe and know that in time she will adjust to a routine and going outside to go potty.

Based on information from the shelter, Emily was the only dog in her previous home and she gets along great with cats. While she is the only dog in her foster home, she met several other dachshunds while being transported from the shelter and was friendly with the small dogs. However, she became afraid of a large dog she met during an overnight so a family with small dogs would be preferable. Emily has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped – and is getting a dental this week. She will not be put on a transport so adopters in the greater Raleigh/Durham and Greensboro/Triad area are given priority. Other adopters will be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Emily from her foster 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
JoAnn Mazzocchi..Oct-Nov
Name: Porter

Location: Alexandria, VA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Check out handsome Porter. He is 8 years and 16 pounds of chocolate doxie!

Porter loves attention. He's a happy, affectionate boy. He likes other dogs and plays with a buddy in his foster home, and loves being out in a fenced yard. He is alpha, wants to be top dog, so needs a non-alpha buddy or can be an only dog with a good amount of attention, closeness.

Porter has good potty skills. He's a smart boy, who is good at learning and deserves his own family!

If you want to be Porter's 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:
Catherine Williams..Jun-Nov
Name: Grace and Frankie

Location: North Carolina

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
Grace and Frankie were rescued from a rural shelter where they had been surrendered as strays. Grace, a red 10 year old miniature, and Frankie (her best friend), a 12 year old black and tan piebald have obviously spent much of their life together as the best of friends and we hope to see them go into a new life together.

Grace is mischievous and silly — more outgoing than Frankie. She gets along well with other dogs and seems to ignore cats. Grace has been diagnosed with Cushings but her only symptom at this time is excessive thirst and accidents. We have started some natural supplements for Cushings and a special diet in hopes we can control her Cushings symptoms without adding in medication. Due to the Cushings, sweet Grace needs some patience with her house training. We are hoping in time her accidents will lessen. Frankie is a bit more reserved with her love but very content to lay in your lap or go whenever you go. Frankie also couldn’t be bothered with cats and seems fine with other dogs. Frankie is house trained and also pee pad trained. Both of these girls would love a home where they can go on walks or run in a backyard — and come inside to snuggle! Both Grace and Frankie love everyone they meet though they seem a little bit intimidated by little humans…so a home with only 6+ year old children would be best. Grace and Frankie are crate trained and leash trained — and are ready for a home that will not judge their age and recognize the love they have left to give!

Grace and Frankie have both been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped — and both received significant dentals when they came into rescue. A local home is preferred but all adopters will be considered. Grace and Frankie will not be put on a transport so any adopters should be willing to travel to adopt the girls from their foster home.

If you want to bring this sweet pair home, 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: 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 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.

Gretchen is amazingly sweet. She loves other dogs, enjoys running and playing in the yard, and even likes the snow! A home with another playful dog is a must for Gretchen.

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:
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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