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!

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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Trixie

Location: Mebane, NC

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Little Miss Trixie lost her home because of divorce. She's a doll, who enjoys cuddling with her foster dad in a calm atmosphere. Trixie is 3 years, 8 pounds. No small children for her.

Trixie loves the quiet life--she's shy and takes some time to warm up. Her favorite hobbies including sitting outdoors and the company of other laid back dogs.

If you want to share your hobbies with Miss Trixie, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Hank

Location: Bensalem

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
You'll not find a sweeter doxie than Hank!! This boy is so kind, loving, quiet -- just an absolute doll. Hank came into rescue when his owner had legal problems.

He is 8 years, 16 pounds -- but he's working on getting his boyish figure back, which should put him at about 12, 13 pounds. Hank has had some back issues in his little life but is doing just fine now. He really enjoys being out in the yard, has excellent potty skills and gets along so well with the dogs in his foster home. Hank is a gentle soul awaiting hugs from his forever family.

If you want to be the one to give those hugs to Hank, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Misty

Location: $375

Adoption Fee
: Bensalem, PA
 
Misty is so glad to be free again following a brief stay in a shelter after her owner passed away. She is three years and a chubby 25 pounds of doxie love. Misty is working on getting her girlish figure back and will need a forever family committed to helping her attain and keep it. Misty has happily lived with other doxies.

If you are interested in giving this girl her forever 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.
 

Sponsored by:
Debbie Day
Name: Sassy

Location: On her way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00
 
Miss Sassy lost her home when her owner passed away. She spent a short time in a shelter and is now ready for her forever home!

Sassy is a cream wire -- about 8 years, 13 pounds of sweet shyness. She's a timid girl, who warms up and loves to cuddle on your lap. Sassy lived with three other doxies in her former home. She'll be available for adoption April 12th.

If you're interested in this sweetheart, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Evie

Location: On her way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Sweet baby Evie is in search of her forever home. She is 10 weeks, 4 pounds of precious love. Evie gets along great with the other dogs in her foster home and loves to cuddle.

If you have the time, patience and unconditional love for a puppy, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Brownie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $425
 
Little man Brownie is in search of his forever family. At 12 weeks, 5 pounds, he's a sweet bundle of love. Brownie enjoys playing with another small dog, and his ideal home will have one. He is also happy to chill and cuddle -- calmer than the average puppy. Brownie's dilute red brindle coat, amber eyes, chocolate nose and nails will have you swooning. Brownie has good potty skills.

If you have the time and patient love for a puppy, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Radar

Location: On his way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Radar is a fantastic little 12 year old man, potty trained and likes to sleep in an open crate, although he is trustworthy enough to be left out in the house while you are gone. Radar LOVES to go on walks and gets excited when he sees you holding a leash. He also loves to ride in the car and will ride happily in a car seat. Radar moves freely, happily gobbles down his kibble. He prefers to sleep on a dog bed on the floor and doesn't like being on the couch.

Radar has all the joy for life that a much younger dog would show, although he does suffer from some hearing loss. Poor Radar was dumped at the shelter by the family that he lived with for many years just because he is older. He is looking for a family that can promise him forever and will give him just a bit of time to warm up. When he first came to his foster home he was disconnected and wouldn't look up at people or seek out affection because he was so sad his family left him. Radar has felt love again and is a very happy boy in his foster family now. He seeks out affection, so happy with little head pets and back scratches. Radar wags his tail a lot now. He loves to spend time with his family.

If you are looking to add a quiet, easy to care for dog to your family and are able to embrace an older furboy, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Hans

Location: on his way Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300.00
 
Chiweenie Hans is on the look-out for his forever home! Hans is 3 years, 15 pounds of sweetness and will be happy to have his own family to love and be loved by. Hans will be ready for adoption March 15th.

If you want to share in the adventure of life with this boy, 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Sammy

Location: Bensalem

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Three-month old brindle chiweenie Sammy is just about ready for his forever family. Sammy is a sweet bundle of energy. He’s extremely affectionate, really enjoys loving on his person. He gets along with other dogs and is becoming quite playful in his pack. Sammy likes toys and has a stuffed bear he cuddles with that is three times his size!. If you have the time to give, the patience to train and lots of love for a puppy, please reach out.

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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Bitsy

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Meet Bitsy, an adorable 6-7 year old 12 pound dachshund, Jack Russell Terrier mix that found herself in rescue yet again! Bitsy was first surrendered to rescue in the summer of 2013 as she was having trouble getting along with the 11 year old Peekapoo in her former home. Bitsy was adopted in the fall of 2013 by a family that thought they were prepared to care for a pet, but soon decided that their schedule between kids activities and work did not allow time to properly care for Bitsy — so she landed back in the arms of her foster home.

Bitsy is a great family dog and is a perfect mix of dachshund and Jack Russell Terrier. She adores human kids to the point she definitely wants to watch over them wherever they are in the home. She even can often be found snuggling with the children in her foster family when she is not demanding that a ball be thrown for her to fetch.

Speaking of balls and fetching — this is one of Bitsy’s favorite pass-times and she is great at it! Bitsy is extremely high energy and needs an adoptive family prepared to meet the needs (and energy) of a Jack Russell Terrier. Bitsy is an avid walker and hiker, appreciating a 2 (or more) mile walk on a daily basis — often accompanying her foster mom on her evening walks. She is in great physical shape and would gladly go on extra long hikes or adventures with her adopters!

Like any good dachshund, Bitsy loves to get under the covers at night and snuggle up close to her people. Also, just like any good dachshund, Bitsy needs reinforcement with her house training. In her foster home, she does very well with a doggy door when the humans are home and being crated when they are not home. Bitsy does just fine with the other dachshunds in her foster home, however, another canine for company is not necessary, as Bitsy is not really all that interested in socializing with dogs — she prefers humans! Bitsy has been exposed to cats and we believe she would likely do just fine (although her foster home does not have a cat).

Sweet Bitsy is extremely smart — and has discovered that if she hops in the stools at the counter, she wins herself a second dinner! She would thrive in agility or obedience training as she is extremely smart, and these activities would stimulate Bitsy’s need for entertainment! Overall, Bitsy is a fabulous dog for a family prepared to make time for her in their lives. In exchange she will protect and watch over you for the rest of her days! Bitsy’s foster home has never seen a more devoted dog to her family and they know that the perfect fit is out there for this high energy gal!

Bitsy is spayed, microchipped and current on all necessary vetting — just waiting on her forever family to come along. Are you interested in a new hiking buddy and would like to know more about Bitsy? 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. Adoptive homes within driving distance of central NC are preferred but all applications will be considered. Transport costs are the responsibility of the adopter so please consider transportation options prior to applying to adopt.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Scooter

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
 
 
Scooter is a very sweet, 7 pound little guy who needs lots of love and kisses. Because he came from a home that kept him crated almost full time, he can be skittish at first, but with a firm and gentle approach, he will be your friend for life.

He is house trained and will alert when he needs to potty. Scooter currently spends time daily in a crate for short periods of time and does not mind. He plays with his foster brothers and sisters, but really, just wants to lap to spend time in.

Because of Scooter's skittishness, it is essential he goes to a home with no small children. He will need a furever home that can be patient and work on approaching gently.

Please consider Scooter as your new friend, he's a total cutie who would love nothing more than to love you for always! If you are interested in Scooter, 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.

Sponsored by:
Danae Perry
Kevin Beatty
Name: Lacy

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
 
 
Lacy is a sweet, 6 year old girl who will have you wrapped around her little paw the minute you meet her. She has a nickname “Whoo Whoo,” because that’s the sound she makes when she hops around to get your attention. She is a very quiet girl, who will bark occasionally when someone is in the yard.

Lacy has the most adorable face that matches her personality. She is very sweet and gets along great with her foster brothers and sisters. She does well meeting new friends and is very engaged in what you are doing.

Lacy has had back surgery in the past, and has a stiff back-end gate now. She can traverse a few steps on her own, and does very well up and down the doggie door ramp. She cannot jump on furniture or stand on her back legs. Which is actually good news, as it prevents more back injury, and she won’t be snoozing on the couch all day!

Lacy has been undergoing acupuncture treatments to help loosen up her back leg muscles and tighten up her bladder. She is doing very well with both, and would do well in the future to have periodic “tune-ups” if needed. Lacy does have a small bladder control issue due to the back injury. Since she tends to be a bit submissive, she also may have a bit of a piddle when first meeting someone or when she gets over excited.

If you are looking for a new friend to help you watch the latest movies and be your new snugglebug and you think Lacy is your girl, 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.

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Jaxson

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $175.00 + $11.00 microchip fee
 
 
Jaxson is a very active older boy (he is 9 years young!)who loves his squeaky toys and tennis balls. He loves taking long walks and does very well on a lead. If you prefer not to walk, Jaxson enjoys snuggling on the couch as well. He does a great job alerting when someone is at the door, but he settles down quickly.

Jaxson gets along great with his foster brothers and sisters, but does prefer to eat by himself. He is currently being fostered with two small children and loves them to bits! Jaxson is learning so many new commands. Whoever said you can't teach an old dog new tricks didn't meet Jaxon! He is learning stay, wait, easy, come, sit, etc.

Jaxson is housetrained, however, will have occasional accidents if not kept on a very tight schedule. His potty training has improved greatly while in foster care, and continues to improve daily.

Jaxson is a great dog with a very versatile personality. He would do well in a home that is busy and athletic, but he will do equally as well in a home that's quieter and snuggly. Jaxson will melt your heart the first minute you meet him. If you're ready for a full time friend that will love forever, Jaxson is your boy!

If you're interested in being Jaxon's snuggle 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.

Sponsored by:
Jaimee Walters
Lee Syria
Thomas Melendez
Name: Harry & Larry

Location: West Virginia

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
 
 
Harry and Larry are two little "country boys" lookin' for love in all the RIGHT places! These boys are a bonded pair, found abandoned together in the middle of a dark rural highway in southern Ohio.

Both boys were found patiently waiting together, hoping for their owner to return. Thankfully, they were scooped out of the road before tragedy could befall them and they were taken to a vet to check for micro-chips. There, the vet staff realized these sweet boys had been grossly neglected-- both were in need of a lot of vetting and repair.

Almost Home Dachshund Rescue and the kindness of generous donors (read more on our Can You Help Me Page) have helped both boys get vetted and treated, and assisted them as they recovered from horrible mouth infections that threatened their lives, among many issues: Harry was heartworm positive, Larry had an extreme flea allergy and was practically hairless, neither had been neutered, and their vets and specialist feel they may have NEVER been to a vet in their lives. Harry & Larry are likely brothers and are constantly together. They are approximately 15lbs each and around 10 years old. They are now current on vaccinations, neutered, heartworm negative, on monthly prevention, and have successfully been treated for infections and all the issues from neglect. They are finally ready to find their forever family (probably the first loving family they've ever known!) to live the rest of their precious lives in love, attention, safety, and health.

Both Harry and Larry love to snuggle! They love attention, petting, and belly rubs! They get along with unaggressive dogs and cats, love children, and love people--even strangers! We didn't hear Harry bark for months because he was in such pain with his horribly infected mouth--through it all, he always remained so sweet, and never complained. They are watch dogs, but don't bark often. They continue to need a consistent potty schedule, but are doing great and are quite obedient. They are crate trained, and aren't disruptive or destructive (minus a few dog toys!). They eagerly want to please you and they wait patiently for your attention. They will sleep on a dog bed together in any room you wish, and will be thrilled anytime you would invite them on the couch or in the bed with you. All they want is to be with you.

Harry & Larry depend on each other through every new experience. They are bonded for life and need to stay together. They are very easy to care for, and so easy to love. They just need someone who realizes they have been short-changed in life until recently, and is willing to show them love and be loved, by these little country boys! Are you that special person? If you'd like to know more and are looking for love, 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.

 

Sponsored by:
Krista and Paula DiMeglio
Name: Otis & Ollie

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $75 each
 
 
Ollie (red collar) and Otis (blue collar) are very sweet 7 year old boys. These Dachshund/Jack Russel mixes are long and lean, with longer legs. Both are on the skinny side and could stand to gain a bit of weight (don't we wish we'd all hear that!?). Ollie is 14.6 pounds and Otis is only 13.8 pounds. Their rescue day came when they were found in a bitter January cold snap, living outside with a Jack Russell (which we believe to be either the father or mother of the boys). The owners were told to take the dogs inside because of the cold but they refused to listen. The boys' story only becomes more heartbreaking from there. The owner did not take the dogs inside and the third dog froze to death. The body was still attached to the chain, lying in the dog house, when Ollie & Otis were rescued. These two have certainly earned the right to be pampered and loved for the rest of their lives!

Both boys are very sweet and love attention--especially belly rubs! Otis loves toys and chewies, although Ollie isn't as crazy about them. It is probably best if Ollie & Otis were adopted into seperate homes--they tend to get jealous of each other when they're getting attention and then they can act out. They would probably do best in a home where they can be the center of attention, or possibly with a female companion. They are currently in a foster home with other males and are doing well. They would do best with older children who will respect their space.

They are currently still being housetrained and are working hard to succeed! They have both been neutered and been vaccinated, and are heartworm free! With lots of love and patience, these two boys will make wonderful companions.

With their longer legs, they would make great running buddies for someone that is active. They just want to feel safe and warm and loved. These boys are had a horrific beginning to their lives and we want to be sure they get all the love they will ever need from now on.

If you are interested in being their safe haven, please email their foster home and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. All applicants should consider transportation if located beyond a few hours drive from Central North Carolina. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.

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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