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: Phoebe

Location: Columbia, SC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Phoebe is just so very sweet and good, a wonderful sweetheart who will make her forever family very happy indeed!

Phoebe is 8 years old and 7 pounds of love. Phoebe had bladder stones when she came into rescue. That pain gone, but Phoebe eats doggie kibble to keep her urinary issues behind her.

Oh, Phoebe is also talented. She likes to sing along with her person!

Phoebe will be traveling north to the Philadelphia, PA area soon.
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
Name: Toby

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
This handsome blonde long hair boy is Toby, who is 11 years old and weighs 14 pounds.

The only owner Toby has known is 94 years old and no longer able to care for him. Toby was very devoted to his person but has adjusted in rescue after a fairly short time, is also now fond of his foster parents.

Toby has a complex doxie personality. He's a great boy 95 per cent of the time -- happy, easy going, enjoys pets, cuddling on the sofa with his foster dad and the other dogs. However, Toby is a resource guarder with a thing for paper products. Talk about complex! If Toby claims a dropped napkin or similar, he will protect it to the point of snapping. If not challenged, he'll leave it alone in a short time, perhaps in more than one piece.

Toby needs a doxie savvy owner with no other pets -- or perhaps one mild-mannered dog -- who'd enjoy having a doxie companion to hang out with, take walks and naps, would be best for Toby. He'd really like a chance to have his own home again.
If you think you may be able to open your heart and home to Toby, 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: Molly

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Good Golly Miss Molly — this absolutely stunning small standard piebald dachshund is one of the prettiest girls we have ever seen! She is estimated to be approximately 5 years young and learning the ropes in “the good life” that she has never known before rescue.

Molly was recently rescued from a local kill shelter where she had been dumped just 10 days after having been adopted from another local kill shelter. She had been adopted by one owner, handed off to someone else who then surrendered her to another shelter after she nipped the new owner.

Turns out this sweet girl has been severely mistreated in her life before rescue. When Molly first arrived in her foster home she would cower and pee when someone knelt down to pet her. Sometimes, if they were moving too fast, she would even scream out in anticipation of what she thought was going to be someone hitting her. She has learned quickly that her foster family is very safe — and she knows now that her days of being in a home where she is beaten are well behind her. That being said, she still needs someone prepared to help her along — and with patience to not move too fast. Once you are her “person” she will be hopelessly devoted to you!

This girl LOVES a good belly rub and time to snuggle. She also loves to go for walks (and walks like a pro on the leash). Molly does fairly well at her housekeeping skills when she is kept on a routine (but will have an accident in the house if she cannot hold it any longer). Because of Molly’s rough beginning — she would do best in a home with no children under 14 years of age. Molly is fine sharing her home with a cat — and perhaps even another dog. She prefers male dogs to female — but she is not incredibly cuddly with other dogs so one that is independent on their own would be just fine with her!

Molly is well beyond her shenanigan years so she does not need to be crated when you are away. This girl is absolutely a dreamy little love bug that will reward her adopters with endless love for the rest of her many days to come!

Good Golly Miss Molly is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative and microchipped — ready for her new home! MOLLY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON A TRANSPORT — any adoptive home MUST travel to adopt Molly from her foster mom. Local applicants are preferred but out of state applicants will be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Molly (we are sorry, but no exceptions due to Molly’s temperament).
If you want to give Molly the forever home she deserves, 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: Hershey

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Our newest Hershey kiss is here -- and he's ready for his forever family!

Hershey is 2 years old and is 10 pounds of sweet love. He gets along with everyone, enjoys cuddling with his people and dogs of all sizes, and even ignores cats.

Hershey loves tennis balls and will chase one down, even it it's in possession of another dog! Hershey has mostly good potty skills. He will dash out a door if given the chance, so a fenced yard best for Hershey.

He will make his new family very happy!
If you want him to be your sweetie, 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: Chance

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
This unique cutie is doxie/Boston terrier Chance, who is 11 pounds and 10 months old. He's a total people person, who so loves his humans.

Chance is shy at first. He is quiet and gentle. Once you win him over with some sweet talk and food, he loves nothing better than being with you. Lap time is his favorite!

Chance hails from Texas where he was saved just in the nick of time. He has an odd gait when he runs, often on threes, but he gets there quickly just the same!

Chance is full of personality, love, loyalty and will make a wonderful companion for his new family!

If you want Chance to be a new 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:
None at this time
Name: Sandy

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
This stunning girl is wire-hair doxie Sandy, who is 6 years old and 10 pounds of sweetness!

She has a wonderful personality and gets along with everyone.

Sandy loves lap time but also enjoys the outdoors.

She'd love her own human who has lots of love to share and time to spend with her.
If you want to be Sandy's human, 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:
Christopher Bygrave  ... Feb...Mar
Helen Smith ... Jan..Feb
Name: Tuga

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Say hello to Miss Tuga, a unique and adorable doxie/pug mix! Tuga is 7 years old and a chubby yet muscular 25 pounds. Her new family will need to keep her on the road back to her girlish figure. Luckily, Tuga really enjoys leash-walking.

Tuga is a happy girl who loves people of all ages, inspite of her scary experience being left in a shelter after her owner passed. She gets along with the dogs in her foster home, though she is more of a people person.

Tuga is a great companion for a little exercise and some TV watching too!
If you want Tuga to be your new exercise partner, 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:
Keeley Bryant - Nov
James Strouse
- Nov - Apr
Jamie Stroble - Nov - Dec
Name: Tipsy

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $100
 
Tipsy is a 14 year old longhair red dachshund that is seeking a lap and a recliner — with a comfy human to snuggle! Tipsy’s mom passed away 2 years ago when a family member stepped in to care for him. Sadly, that family member fell on hard times and needed help for Tipsy because she knew that she could no longer take care of him the way that he deserved! She went to the shelter to ask that they euthanize him because she did not know any other place to turn. The shelter told her about rescue and gave her our contact information — and we opened our arms to this sweet boy! When he came into rescue he was missing a great deal of his fur after having battled infestations of fleas for 2 years — his fur is now growing back (and thankfully the fleas are all gone). Tipsy’s name is very fitting as is kind of “tipsy” when he walks — although he gets along perfectly well! It is likely the result of a former back injury long ago that has just given him plenty of character!

Even though this boy is old (and deaf) — he is happy as he can be! There is nothing medically wrong with Tipsy beyond just being an old boy. He gets along very well with other dogs, cats, kids and humans — and he is house trained! He is well beyond his puppy years and settled in the years full of snuggles and lots of love! Tipsy is one of the easiest fosters — and he is very adaptable.

Tipsy is neutered, current on vaccinations and heartworm negative — ready to find his retirement home where he can spend his days snuggling his new human.
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:
Helen Smith Dec..Feb
Christine Ruggeri Jan...Oct
Name: Sampson and Delilah

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Sampson and Delilah are indeed an odd couple and their story of landing in dachshund rescue is a love story at it’s best! This pair was dumped at a shelter after having obviously been mistreated. Left on death row, Sampson was acting out because he was scared so dachshund rescue was called. When we pulled Sampson, we did not realize how bonded Delilah was to him — but that bond became evident quickly as she stopped eating once he was gone and became despondent without him. So back we went to retrieve Delilah, the American Bulldog hound mix, that was desperate to know where her friend had gone. We are hoping to place this pair together in a home ready to take on a ready made dog family — as they would really love to live out the good life in a home together. Here is a little about each one of them:

Sampson is a 3 year old black dachshund (possibly lab) mix that is about 20 pounds. When he first came into rescue Sampson was scared and nippy — but he has bloomed in his foster home and has turned into a silly little guy who likes belly rubs and snuggles. Sampson is still a little distrustful with fast movements but he is learning that no one is ever going to hit him ever again — that his days of living in fear are over! Sampson is leash trained and house trained — and even crate trained! Sampson is neutered, heartworm negative, has recently had a dental and current on all vaccinations. He is fine with other dogs but prefers a home where he and Delilah can be together forever (and no cats please, Delilah thinks they look like good things to chase). Because Sampson is afraid of fast movements, we prefer a home with no small children.

And speaking of Delilah, this 50 pounds of bullish love is a gentle giant! In her foster home she is completely adored. She does a special little dance when her foster mom comes home that makes it known that she thinks the world of the people that saved her life. Delilah has spent all 5-6 years of her life living on a chain and having babies. All of her teeth are ground down and broken off — likely from chewing on the only thing readily available, a chain. Delilah was pretty skinny when she came into rescue but her appetite is great and she makes good use of the 3rd meal she gets every day! Delilah does well with most other dogs unless they are bossy — Delilah does not do well with bossy dogs and will not hesitate to tell them they are being too bossy (she is a member of the fun police unless it is her having the fun). In her foster home she does well with the other dachshunds but sometimes forgets that they are not squeaky toys and she cannot paw at them. Delilah is house trained and leash trained — and loves to go for walks. Delilah has now been spayed but sadly is heartworm positive. She is set to begin her heartworm treatment at the end of October but we are beginning our search for her home since we know that might take some time given she and Sampson would prefer to stay together! A home local to Greensboro, NC could adopt them as she goes through treatment (and rescue will pay for her treatment). Delilah is spayed and current on all of her vetting — just ready to find her forever home where she can begin her new leash on life with her best friend, Sampson.

A local home (or one close enough to travel to Greensboro NC for the heartworm treatments) is preferred for this adorable pair. They will fill a home with so much love and we look forward to their fairy "tail”ending. A fenced yard is preferred for this duo! They would be okay in a home with older, respectful children — Delilah does well with the children in her foster home but Sampson is still a little fearful so we would prefer 10+ aged children (or no kids).

Update 12/15: Delilah has completed her heartworm treatment and is ready to find her new home!
If you want to welcome this duo 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:
Connie Denham...Oct '16-April '18
Name: Caoba

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
This handsome hunk of happiness is chiweenie Caoba, who is 10 years old. He is 14 pounds of fun and lots of love! His foster mom calls him "Kai".

Kennels make Caoba sad, and he howls while there. He so loves being with people, but he's fine on a doggie bed or chair in the same room. He gets along with the dogs in his foster home but does not want to share food. What doxie does!

Caoba lets you know he's feeling really good by rolling on his back, wiggling up/down and side to side at the same time!
If you want to make this boy happy, 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
 

 

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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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