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.
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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Sammy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Long-hair, piebald-Sammy is ready for his forever family after losing his for financial reasons. He's 6 years old and weighs 24 pounds.

Sammy enjoys the company of other dogs and would love to have a playmate. He really likes to take the lead in play. He also loves squeaky toys.

After playtime is done, Sammy likes to cuddle up with his human. Sammy has been treated for a positive lyme test, is raring to go!
If you want to cuddle up with this dude, 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: Oswald

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
This handsome red dapple is Oswald. In spite of some hard times, he's a happy boy full of doxie personality.

Ossie found himself in a shelter where he was left, supposedly as the result of a divorce. What a thing to happen to a sweet older guy. And he was allowed to become quite a bit overweight, yet, he still hasn't let it get him down.

Oswald has been losing weight in rescue, which has left him looking and feeling much better. He's currently 11 years old and 18 pounds; he should be about 15 pounds when he's back to his boyish figure. In the meantime, he's a pleasant boy who gets along with everyone.

Oswald has a good amount of spunk too; he enjoys playing with toys, loves the squeaker and doesn't take them apart! He'll make a great companion for someone who loves doxie fun and chilling too.
If you want to chill with Oswald, 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: Petra

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Petra is a sweet girl so happy to be in her foster home, but, then, she's happy about everything!

She is 7 years old and 13 pounds of goodness. Petra is well-mannered, potty trained (she does not like to be crated) -- and she loves everyone!
If you want this sweet girl in your home, 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:
Carey Hoffman - July
Name: Honey & Yeager

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $725
 
This darling duo is in search of their forever home together. They are absolutely precious in every respect!

Yeager is the doxie, who is 7 months old and weighs 11 pounds. Honey a long hair chiweenie who is 1 year old and weighs10 pounds.


Both are as sweet as can be and love everyone. And they are quite playful! Yeager and Honey compliment each other so well. But note they are not exclusive of one another.

They play with other dogs and love on all humans. Because of their size, a home with very small children may not be the best match. A fenced yard would be great for their playtime. Honey and Yeager will melt your heart and brighten your days!
If you want this sweet pair to be your own, 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: Ada

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $400
 
This darling girl is Ada, 2 years old and is 16 pounds of sweet doxie love! She gets along with everyone!

Ada was rescued from a Louisiana shelter where she was left with heartworms. She's been treated and is ready for her forever family.

Ada loves to play with other smalls dog, so her new home should have at least one other playful dog. Ada is well-mannered, potty trained, just a great furkid!
If you want her to be your baby, 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 Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Arbor

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Arbor landed herself in a rural NC shelter that, in addition to being without air conditioning, is a high-kill shelter. Given the fact that Arbor is estimated to be 10 years old and was greatly overweight — her chances at making it out alive through adoption were non-existent. A transporter stepped up, along with many sponsors, to see Arbor out of the shelter and into her foster home!

Arbor has already seen so many heroes in such a short time but she is hoping to find her real angel who steps up to give her a happy-ever-after! Arbor is a solid black standard dachshund that is a little bit of a diamond in the rough. She is about 6-7 pounds overweight but is now on a healthy diet and is starting to shed the pounds to find her girlish figure. Arbor is house trained and well passed her puppy days of chewing up things in the house! She is seeking a recliner where she can relax and hang out (either in the lap of her new owner or just hang out until her owner returns from work). Arbor is great meeting new people but we suspect that she has been abused at some point in her prior life as she gets defensive when someone makes fast movements and she thinks she might be in danger. Otherwise, Arbor is a total mush wanting nothing more than the love and devotion of her new adopters. Arbor would love a fenced yard where she could poke around or someone who likes to walk. Due to Arbor’s fear of fast movements it would be best for her to go to a home with children 8+ years. She does well with other dogs (so long as they are okay with her being a little bossy) and would be fine with a dog-friendly feline.

Are you looking for a calm presence in your day to bring you love and adoration — Arbor is your girl! Spayed, heartworm negative, current on vaccinations and ready to go to her new home! Local applicants are preferred but all applications are reviewed. Adopters will be required to travel to Arbor’s foster home to adopt so that should be taken into consideration.
If you want to bring this amazing girl 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:
Nicole Maulella - August
Name: Vera

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Vera, a 5 year old dachshund/pit bull mix, landed at the local shelter as a stray. Soon after arriving a microchip was found so it was thought perhaps a happy reunion was in her future! Sadly Vera’s owners never came to reclaim her from the shelter and she was left — scared and afraid. Once rescue was called to claim her she had earned a “red card” on her cage because the fear was taking over. Her rescuer stepped up to the cage and Vera let out a low growl, distrustful of what her rescuers intentions might be. With each step Vera took out towards the door, then towards the gate and the rescuer’s car — Vera’s face lit up with excitement because she full understood she was finally safe!

Sweet Vera has obviously lived a rough life before landing in the shelter. She acts as if perhaps she has suffered abuse at some point as she can cower out of fear. But once this sweet girl knows she is safe, her personality truly comes out and shines! Vera is house-trained, crate-trained and working on learning some basic manners (she learned how to “sit” in a matter of minutes). Vera would do just fine in a home with another dog — preferably one that would love to play! And while Vera much loves cats — she thinks she would like to taste them so we think maybe a home without a kitty would be best for everyone. Vera is shy at first in new situations but blossoms once she learns that she safe — she quickly becomes the life of the party. Vera is a unique girl with features that are hard to pin — she has short legs and a long body of a dachshund but the smile, head shape and stature of a pit bull! Vera loves to snuggle and burrow like a dachshund, and has a love of people like a pit bull. Now it is time to find this girl her happy-forever-after. Are you seeking a unique dog that will brighten your day just by looking at you with her big smile?

Vera is spayed, current on vaccinations, on heartworm prevention, microchipped and has had a dental — all ready to go to her new home! Local applicants are preferred but all applications will be reviewed. Any approved adopter would be required to travel to adopt Vera from her foster mom.
If you want to bring this sweet girl 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:
None at this time
Name: Grundy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
This young bundle of handsome energy is Grundy. Grundy is 18 months old and weighs 13 pounds. He should fill out and gain a pound or two.

Grundy is a happy, playful boy who likes everyone. He likes to play with humans and other dogs.

 Grundy has tested positive for lyme and is finishing his medication. His new family should have the time and activity level for Grundy, and preferably another playful dog.
If you have a brother or sister for Grundy and want to bring him into your family, 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: Arlin

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
This piebald boy is Arlin, an interesting mix of wire doxie and Chihuahua. We see a good number of chiweenies, but Arlin is quite unique in that he has the body and legs of a doxie and just the head of a chiweenie!

Arlin is 6-7 years old and was a good bit overweight when he came into rescue. He looks much better at 16 pounds and is still losing weight, especially because he enjoys running in the yard and investigating! All in all, he's a very cool dude!

Arlin is a bit of an alpha boy in that, at times, he tries to be bossy. He'd do well as an only dog with a doxie savvy owner.
If you want Arlin to be Sherlock to your Watson (or vice versa!) 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: Steffi

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
This beautiful chocolate Miss is Steffi, who is 3 year old and 8 pounds of doxie energetic personality!

Steffi has come a very long way from the shelter where she was saved by rescue. Steffi had been left there with IVDD issues. After crate rest and acupuncture, she is totally on the move, running and playing with the best of the pack.

Steffi is an energetic alpha girl, who loves to run in the yard, play chase with the other dogs. She also is a big fan of toys. And she's quite a whiz with a ball!

Steffi is a little girl with major spirit. She's passionate, loving, devoted to her people. The ideal home for Steffi would be with a doxie savvy family with a fenced yard (no small children) and a lot of love and time to devote to her.
If you want to be hopelessly devoted to Steffi, 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:
Kylie Hanson - July
Name: Cassady

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Cassady is a very sweet girl who loves her people!

She spent an entire year in a Texas shelter. Her story really touched the heart of her rescuer, and she was taken to safety.

Cassady is the perfect only dog -- laid back, quiet; enjoys hanging out in the yard if she's not cuddling with her humans.

Cassady was treated for heartworms and is ready for her forever home. She is 3 years old and weighs 15 pounds. She is an interesting mix of wire doxie and terrier, which makes for one cute face!

If you want to give this sweet girl a forever home, 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:
  Jason Liggett - May, June, July
 
Kylie Hanson - July
Name: Fritz

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Fritz is so hoping to find his forever family after some hard times. He's such a tender sweetheart, and is so gentle and loving. 

Chiweenie Fritz is 11 years old and weighs 6 pounds. He gets along with everyone he meets.  Fritz just loves to cuddle and kiss! And his tiny size takes up just a small part of your lap!

A quiet home where Fritz can hang out with his humans would be perfect for this little gentleman!
If you have that home for Fitz, 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:
Lisa McNaney - June - August
Name: Bessie and Beazie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Meet the Steel Magnolia Sisters (also known as Bessie and Beazie)! This sweet sister duo landed in rescue after their owner was suffering from some major health issues that kept her from being able to offer the proper care. It is obvious these girls have been loved as they are just the sweetest girls — but they definitely had a few medical needs when they came into rescue. They are looking for a home prepared to give them the care and attention they need — but in return they will give you all the joys of being loved by two of the best southern belle wieners in town!

Bessie is a 12 year old red dachshund (with lots of “glitter” in her coat from her many wise years). When first rescued Bessie was almost 25 lbs. which was about 8-10 lbs. overweight. Her excessive thirst, extreme weight and constant hunger were tale-tell signs of Cushings disease which is common among older dachshunds. Prior to meeting Bessie — her foster mom would openly admit that she was kind of scared of a diagnosis like that — but she soon discovered that a large majority of older dachshunds have some degree of Cushings and it only gets diagnosed in circumstances where the symptoms are so noticeable. Cushings is extremely manageable and should not affect the longevity of sweet Bessie’s golden years. As soon as we were given her diagnosis, we swung into action to put her on an appropriate diet (she has already lost 3 pounds) and added a Cushings supplement to help control her symptoms. We have seen tremendous improvement in just 1 week which gives us real hope that Bessie will successfully be treated easily. Bessie is the bossy big sister to Beazie and she loves to “announce” her presence as well as her desire for meal time! She has a that great deep chesty bark of a dachshund as if to say “I am here and you better respect me” — but the truth is, she is just an old mush that loves to get love. Bessie truly adores her younger sister, Beazie, and it is our hope that they can be placed together.

Beazie is the shy younger sister who is estimated at 8 years of age (and a much less overweight 15.5 lbs., only needing to shed another pound to find her girlish bikini figure just in time for summer). This sweet chocolate and tan quietly stands in the shadows of her sister until she knows she is safe — and then she is ready to run and play. This sweet girl has blossomed in rescue — she now loves to play with toys and run with her foster fur-siblings. Beazie had an extensive dental and is all ready to go to her new home with her pretty smile (and hopefully her big sister at her side).

The Steel Magnolia Sisters are just as sweet as a cool drink of lemonade on a hot summer afternoon! They are seeking a forever home prepared to handle Bessie’s Cushings disease and to love them both unconditionally in their golden years. In an effort to place the girls in a home together we have greatly reduced the adoption fee — if you are not in a place to be able to adopt this duo but wish to sponsor their adoption fee, we would gladly accept adoption fee sponsorships. Both girls are current on all vetting and have had complete blood panels. Beazie has had a complete dental and is ready to shower her new family with lots of kisses! If you are interested in adopting this sweet duo, please email their foster mom and apply online.
If you want to bring these sisters into your family, 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: Princess Godiva

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Princess Godiva, a 1-2 year old (20 lb.) chocolate dachshund mix, was rescued from the shelter where she wasn’t going to make it to the adoption floor due to her shy personality. When rescue was called to evaluate — we saw a very shy girl who lacked proper socialization that truly wanted to love and be a good girl — she just need a good leader. Her name was chosen because we knew after landing in rescue she would always be a “princess” and with her solid chocolate coat we could not help but think of sweet chocolate!

The day Princess Godiva came into rescue she was an incredibly a sick girl. She had recently been spayed at the shelter and had contracted pneumonia in the process. She was listless and suffering from a very high fever. So 2 days at the vet with lots of TLC along with another few days of intense care at her foster home — and this girl is back to her normal bouncing self! Godiva is an incredibly sweet girl that adores her people. She has proven to be awesome with all of the humans in her foster home (both kids and adults). She follows along her people — and has been a great girl learning to do things like “follow”, “sit” and is working on other commands. Godiva is not the greatest at meeting new dogs (and barks a lot at new people but quickly warms up) — mostly because she is scared. She can be a little growly with her foster fur-siblings but she tolerates them well and even has begun to be interested in being friends. Godiva’s bad traits are really due in large part to the socialization and care she has lacked before coming into rescue. She is working on her house training and doing great (but will need continued work). Her new home will need to be dog savvy to work with training and addressing Godiva’s needs for socialization. She will love her family unconditionally in return. Godiva is a diamond in the ruff — just waiting for her tiara to fit and her royal family to come!

Princess Godiva is spayed, current on all vaccinations, microchipped and all ready for her new home! Local applications are preferred. Godiva’s foster home loves her lots and requests that any adopters that wish to adopt her come to NC to get her as she will not be put on a transport.

UPDATE ON GODIVA: As sweet Princess Godiva has settled into our home we have watched her blossom and thrive! She has started to play with her furry foster siblings and is even giving them kisses. Her human foster brother has been working on teaching her “sit” and “stay”. Truth is — Princess Godiva would do anything for him (and for a treat) and so she readily obeys. We are finding she is incredibly trainable and eager to please. We have truly enjoyed watching this girl come out of her shell and we look forward to her fairy “tail”!
If you want to give Princess Godiva the royal treatment, 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:
Matthew J Wonnacott - April - June
Name: Delia

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Delia is a pretty doxie mix girl who’s had some tough times in her little life. Five years, 13 pounds, very much a doxie with some longer legs! Delia has been bounced around a good bit since being plucked from the shelter just in time. She traveled a good distance to get to her foster home. Along the way, she’s shown she can be testy, even nippy. However, in her foster home, Delia is a happy girl who loves her foster mom, shows much affection.

It took a little longer, but now foster dad is a favorite as well. Delia will make a nice companion for a doxie savvy owner who is willing to give her some space, allow Delia to come forward at her own pace, so she can feel secure, loved, know what a real home is all about. Delia is full of doxie personality, and she loves to play with toys!
If you want Delia to be your favorite, 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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