Dachshunds Looking for Homes


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:
Megan Hayes..Aug-Sept
Name: Sampson & Hank

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $725
 
These beautiful boys are bonded pair Samson and Hank. They are 1 year old and 16 chubby pounds, but working on losing 2-3 of those.

The boys are very sweet, but shy at first. It took them 3 days to feel comfortable in their foster home. Their elderly owner since pups surrendered them to rescue because they were moving where they could not take them.

Sam and Hank get along with other dogs and are submissive in the pack. They have shown no prey drive. The boys would do best in a quieter home with adults only.

They are very affectionate and love lap time. Their new family will have to be on board with their weight loss, which shouldn't take long, and then keep them in shape.

If you have room and love enough for two, Samson and Hank will be great family members!
If you want to expand 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:
David Kelch..Aug-Sept
Name: Jenny

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Pretty piebald Jenny is looking for her forever home. She is 6 years old and weighs 11 pounds of sweet doxie fun!

Jenny hails from Florida where she was forced to spend all her time outside alone. When she came into rescue, she was very reserved and heartworm positive. Rescue treated Jenny's heartworms and gave her a new lease on life.

Once Jenny realized she was welcome to interact with her foster family, she became animated, so happy, and never looked back.

Jenny is absolutely wonderful. She is so friendly with everyone she meets, including children, and rolls over for belly rubs. She gets along with other dogs and cuddles, but does not play.

Jenny really enjoys yard time and exploring, so a fence is best. She has good potty habits. Mostly, Jenny is so affectionate, loves cuddling, lap time. Her new family will be lucky indeed!
If you want to make Jenny lucky, too, 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: Sadie & Mocha

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $325/pair
 
This darling duo is looking for their forever home after losing theirs because of a move. They sure deserved better.

Sadie is female with long hair red. She is 9 years old and weighs 16 pounds. Mocha is male with smooth chocolate/tan hair. He is 11 years old and weighs 17 pounds.

Both are sweet, well-mannered, get along with everyone and have good potty skills. They will make a great addition to their new family. Transport along the east coast is available.
If you want to bring 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net     

Sponsored by:
Lori Jalowiec..Aug-Dec
Name: Sherman

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Sherman is just about the most lovable doxie ever! He's a blue doxie, is 5 years old and weighs 9 pounds.

Sherman was rescued from a backyard breeder. His ears are straggly, supposedly from being chewed by dogs in the kennels next to him. He lost several of his front teeth during his dental from being fed poorly. Sherman eats fine and is still so very handsome!

He loves people, is very affectionate, enjoys being held, hugged, rubbed. His pretty coat is very short, feels like the softest peach fuzz. Because of his coloring, Sherman may lose some of his fur as time goes on, and may need a tshirt in the sun. He likes a sweater in cold weather.

Sherman has a high prey drive and will chase cats & squirrels. He needs a yard with a secure fence. He can squeeze through small openings. Sherman enjoys the company of other dogs, especially while exploring the yard!

Sherman is a special boy, such a sweet love. He deserves the best home!
If you want to share your yard with Sherman, 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: 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:
Tracy Tropeano .. Feb - Sept
Joanne Query... Mar '17 - Aug '18
Name: Molly

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $390
 
Molly is a beautiful red dapple girl. She is 1 year old and weighs 9 pounds. She loves her people so, and craves attention & cuddle time.

Molly has KCS -- Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca -- in her left eye. KCS occurs when not enough tears are made to keep the eye lubricated. Molly has eye drops. She can see from both eyes.

Molly is an alpha girl. She generally likes the dogs in her foster home and enjoys playing. She can be jealous of lap time with another female, especially another alpha. She would like a doggie buddy and gets along great with Sherman. Sleeping in the big bed is a must for Molly.

Molly is wary of strangers. She will bark, but it doesn't take her long to warm up. She is devoted to her people and very much a best friend!

If you would like to bring Molly into your 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net         

Sponsored by:
Floria Volynskaya..Jun-Jul
Nazli Tokbay..July
JoAnn Mazzocchi..June - Jul
Name: Princess and Stella

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $475
 

Our adorable duo of Princess and Stella is ready for their forever home together!

They are sweet, friendly girls, who get along with everyone. Princess is 9 years old and Stella is 5. Both were surrendered to a shelter obese, 23 and 31 pounds, respectively. The girls have come a long way and are looking and feeling so much better. Their new owners must be on board with their continued weight loss, feeding the proper amount of high protein adult kibble.

Both girls have had recent dentals. Princess had mammary tumors removed. They have good potty skills.

The girls enjoy outdoor time, sunbathing, rolling in grass, cuddling with other dogs and their humans.

They love belly rubs!

Princess and Stella are really good girls. They are best friends and must stay together. They do have lots of love to share with their new family.
If you want to give plenty of belly rubs to the girls, 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:
Floria Volynskaya..Jul
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
Floria Volynskaya..Jul
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:
Megan Hayes..May-Jun
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:
Nazli Tokbay...Jul-Sept
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.

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:
Floria Volynskaya..Jul
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      

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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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