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:
Keely Bryant..November
Name: Savannah

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Savannah's former owner passed away in June of 2018. Extended family members took Savannah in but were unable to care for her properly so they came to rescue to assist with her placement in a new home. Savannah previously lived with an elderly owner and it is obvious that they were lots of company for one another. Savannah is tiny -- and a little overweight. Savannah should probably be about 8 lbs but currently weighs 10 lbs. We are not sure exactly what might be the secondary breed mix -- but Savannah's bossy and snuggly nature both show her dachshund side!

Savannah is not accustomed to a lot of visitors or to other animals. She prefers a quiet environment and lots of snuggle time with her person. Savannah was born with a congenital eye deformity that does not hold her back at all but might be a source of what makes her uncomfortable and more "bark-y' in new situations. Savannah would do best in a home without young children or cats -- but could adjust to a home with another very quiet dog that is not overbearing but confident. She is 100% house trained and will sleep quietly in her crate at night. With a confident leader we have no doubt that Savannah could blossom and flourish -- and be a treasured member of a new family!

Savannah is completely up-to-date on all vetting, microchipped and spayed -- ready for her new home. Local applications are preferred however all applicants willing to drive to adopt Savannah from her foster mom will be considered.
If you want to bring Savannah into your family, 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:
Keely Bryant..November
Name: Minnie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Minnie is a 4-5 year old dachshund mix that was surrendered to rescue when her owners had to move into a retirement community and could only take 2 of their 6 beloved dogs. Minnie is a unique blend of dachshund and perhaps corgi. She has an adorable blue eye and a sweet dapple coat.

Minnie is wonderful with children, other dogs and everyone she meets is a new friend. Minnie is super easy and fits in nicely to just about any home. She is 100% housetrained, crate-trained and leash trained. Minnie’s only request is that when you are feeding her — that no other dogs have access to her food because she likes to enjoy her meals all to herself and can get a little grumpy with other dogs if they even look like they want to try to share. Minnie is a really easy girl and we know that she will bring light and love to any home that adopts her.

Minnie is current on all vetting, spayed and microchipped. Local applicants are preferred but all applications are considered as long as adopters are willing to travel to adopt Minnie from her foster mom.
If you want to add this sweet girl to your family, 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:
Keely Bryant..November
Name: Capone

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Capone is a four-year old black and tan dachshund weighing in at 15 pounds. Over the past few months, Capone has suffered severe trauma and is looking for a patient and loving family to call his home. Unfortunately, this sweet boy was badly physically abused by his former owners. After getting safely into the arms of rescue, he was in the kennels at Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue when a devastating fire broke out. After escaping the fire, he ran back into the flames to look for his dog friends and was eventually carried out by firefighters. Capone was burned on his feet, ears and back during the fire. He still has bald patches from his wounds on his back, but the hair is slowly growing back.

Because of his trauma, Capone needs a dog savvy home to help him work through his anxiety, learn to trust and feel safe. He has made a lot of progress in his foster program and his family has seen more of his personality each day. His forever family should expect to work with him on his challenges and anxiety. Once Capone loves someone, he loves deeply. He wants to be around his family, often following his foster parents from room to room. Capone is very affection and loves to snuggle as close as possible. He would do best with a family that is often home and can give him lots of attention.

Capone loves to play in the yard and go for walks. He is great at walking on the leash and the 4 year old in his foster home is able to easily control him on a leash. He loves to play with other pups and can often be found cuddled with the dog in his foster home. He needs a home with at least one other buddy for him. When his people show affection to another dog, he can get very jealous and protective. Because of his past and anxiety, we are looking for a home with no small children. However, respective kids over 7 years old are fine. He is housetrained and crate trained.

He is neutered, UTD on shots and HW negative. Because of his anxiety, he will not be put on a transport so adopters in the greater Raleigh/Durham and Greensboro/Triad are given first priority. Other adopters will only be considered if they are willing to travel to adopt Capone from his foster home.
If you want to add Capone to 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: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:/td>
None at this time
Name: Rusty

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Rusty is a sweet, easy going, quiet love bug, who gets along with everyone.

He's a doxie/papillon boy with a beautiful long hair coat. Rusty is affectionate, enjoys sleeping in the big bed. He is also quite playful, would enjoy a doggie friend.

He is 4 years old and weighs 10 pounds--he's a great little 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 Foster
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
Keely Bryant..November
Name: Daisy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Say hi to Daisy! She is a sweet, amorous girl, who loves all people! She gets along with other dogs but would be very content as an only furbaby.

Daisy is an older girl with lots of energy and a very muscular doxie physique. She's quite affectionate, loves to burrow under the covers in the big bed next to her person. Daisy has good potty habits.

She's just a doll who will be your very best friend!
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: Gillroy

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Gillroy is a 28 pound dachshund/beagle/basset mix that is approximately 5 years up. He was turned into a very full rural shelter as a stray and was rescued shortly before he was to be put to sleep. If you are looking for a big dog personality in a small dog body then Gillroy is your guy. He is a very friendly fellow and has lots of love to give. He wants to be with his people as much as possible and is a fabulous friend.. We had a hard time getting good pictures of him because he wanted to give kisses and love to whoever was taking the photo. While he has not been with children in his foster homes, he met several little ones at the vet and was patient as they petted him.

Gillroy lots of energy so would be best with a human who goes on long walks. He is crate trained, house trained and leash trained. Because he likes to chase cats, he must be in a cat free home. He has gotten along with other dogs in his two foster homes, he had some issues with a male in one house and may do best as an only, with a female or a submissive male. As with many dachshunds, Gillroy likes dig. However, he also likes to dig under fences and escape his back yard, even when his family is in the backyard with him. Gilroy needs to go to a home where he will hand walked or a family willing to reinforce their fence with concrete to keep Gilroy safely inside.

He is UTD, neutered, heartworm negative and microchipped. Priority will be given to adopters in the greater Raleigh-Durham or greater Greensboro/Winston Salem area. He will not be put on a transport so any out of state adopters will need to drive to his foster home to meet him.
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:
Keely Bryant..November
Name: Pumpkin

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
 
Pumpkin is a 7 year-old female gorgeous red female dachshund. She weighs in at 18 pounds and could stand to lose a few pounds to keep her back healthy. She was surrendered to a rural shelter because her owners said she was stubborn, barked out the window at strangers and didn’t liked to do her business outside when it rained. Yes, she basically got surrendered for being a dachshund. Her foster mom describes her as sassy with a lot of love to give.

Pumpkin is active for her age and likes to run around the house playful. She I may take a bit to warm up to you, but once you are friends, she is your best friend for life. She stays glued to her foster mom’s side (or even better, her lap) as much as possible. She loves to sleep with her human foster kids and I follow my foster mom around the house. She’s leash trained, crate trained and house-trained, well except for the rain thing, but what self-respecting dachshund would get their feet wet.

Three years ago, she had a back issue and was unable to walk for several weeks, but has fully recovered. Her former owner reported that she has not had any issues with her back for two years and our vet said that her back current looks good. If you watched her dart around her foster house, you would not notice any issues with her mobility at all. While all dachshunds have a risk of needing treatment or surgery for back issues, Pumpkin’s risk is higher because of her past issues. Her new home needs to make sure that she doesn’t jump off furniture and limit strairs. Because of my back, I need a new family without tiny kids - over 6 years old would be great, in fact, more people for me to snuggle with.

Pumpkin is UTD, spayed, heartworm negative and microchipped. Priority will be given to adopters in the greater Raleigh-Durham or greater Greensboro/Winston Salem area. She will not be put on a transport so any out of state adopters will need to drive to his foster home to meet him.
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: Spot

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Spot is a five year-old 23 pound standard size dapple dachshund who was sadly not doing well with his anxiety and handling the newest human toddlers in his former home. While in his original home, Spot was very bonded to his female owner and loved the 10 year-old son. However, his anxiety increased when twin babies joined the family. Because he has fear aggression and anxiety, Spot has a bite history. While very sweet with “his people” as well as people he meets in neutral locations, Spot is not good at accepting strangers entering his home. Spot’s original family contacted us about the possibility of our taking him into rescue and before we could respond they had already scheduled an appointment for him to be euthanized the following morning. Thankfully that crisis was averted when a member of our organization came to his rescue!

When Spot is with people he loves and trusts, he is exceptionally loving, silly and comfortable. His foster mom lovingly calls him “wiggle butt” because of how excited he gets to see his family and receive attention. He loves to snuggle with humans and dogs, play with his toys and has a silly side to his personality that comes out when he feels safe. Spot gets along great with other dogs, even strong alpha males, and loves to play with his dog friends. Everyone who has met him along the way – his transporter, foster family, trainer – has fallen in love with his sweet spirt that simply wants to be given a chance to be his best self.

Spot will be attending a board and train program in the Raleigh area paid for through donations to AHDRS and a generous rescue discount by Sit Means Sit Raleigh. We are looking for his adoptive family because the sooner that they are involved in his training, the better the transition to his forever home for both Spot and the family. As part of the training package AHDRS is purchasing, his new family will receive several private lessons in their home. They will also have lifetime access to weekly group training classes with Spot to provide the support needed for Spot to become the confident, loving and loyal dog that we know he wants to be.

Because of his fear and anxiety issues, Spot needs a very dog savvy home that will provide structure, consistency, and commit to working with the trainers. He will only be placed in a home that does not have young children (dog savvy teenagers are OK). Spot also needs a family with at least one other dog (preferably more) so that he can benefit from the structure that a canine pack provides. His new home will need to be willing to put him up when visitors come to the home or carefully follow the process that Spot’s trainers will teach. While Spot will take more effort than other pups, his new family be rewarded with a special and loyal dog.

We are looking to adopt Spot to a home in the Raleigh-Durham area to provide continuity with his training. A home in Greensboro or the Triad area would also be considered if the perfect home is not found in the Raleigh area. Spot will not be put on a transport due to his fear aggression issues. He is up-to-date on shots, heartworm negative and neutered.
If you want to bring Spot to your 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:
  Sonja Fairfield ...October
Name: Dino

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Dino was turned into a NC shelter because his family was moving and couldn’t take him with them. He is an 8 pounds dachshund/terrier mix that is estimated to be between 5 and 7 years old.

He is the sweetest (with a dash of silly) pup and will give you as many kisses as you let him, and a few more for good measure. He loves everyone he meets – dogs, cats, people. Dino also got along great with the baby and toddler at his former home and would be a good addition to any family.

He is house trained (not a single accident in his foster home), a good car rider and walks well on the leash.

He loves to play with toys and have his belly rubbed. But his favorite thing in the world is to hang out and snuggle with his humans.

Dino 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 Dino a 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:
Mary Toale..Sept-Nov
Name: Leroy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300
 

Meet doxie mix Leroy. He is 5 years old and weighs 15 pounds, and has a pretty dilute red coat and a chocolate nose!

Leroy is very affectionate, loves to be close, and cuddle up with his humans. He's good with female dogs, but can be bossy with males. He does well on a leash and has good potty habits.

Leroy is quite passionate about his humans, emotes by talking, hugging, kissing.


He's sweet and funny, a really nice family member!
If you want to give this boy some family to talk to, 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: 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!).

 He’s a super spunky and lovable little guy, a perfect companion. He will spend hours cuddling on the couch and just wants to be close to you. He burrows under the covers and snuggles up.

Cooper gets along with other dogs, lived happily with another doxie. He would do well as the only dog in the house, or with other pets. He loves the outdoors and walks too. Cooper is not good with small children.

He's so affectionate, loving with his people, wary of strangers at first, until he warms up. It doesn’t take him too long to become comfortable with visitors.

He can be stubborn about his potty, but will go as soon as he’s brought outside to do his business. 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:
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. Small children are not a match for Porter.


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
Lori Jalowiec..Aug-Dec
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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