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:
JoAnn Mazzocchi .. Dec-Jan
Name: Penny

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 

This beautiful copper Penny is looking for her forever home.

Penny is 3 years old and 17 chubby pounds. Her new family will need to be on board getting Penny down another 5 pounds by feeding her the proper amount of high quality canine kibble.

Penny is shy at first, then extremely loving, and loyal to her people. She's affectionate, cuddly, and loves having her belly rubbed.

Penny gets along with other dogs but does not interact with them, and she is food aggressive with other dogs. She'd be a great only dog. Penny has a high prey drive and runs like crazy after squirrels.

Penny has a traditional old world doxies physique with very short legs. No stairs for her.

Penny will be a great addition to her new family!
If you are looking for a great gal to add to 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net


Sponsored by:
Steffi Gavin..December
Name: Lisle and Brownie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $450/pair
 
Darling long hair duo Lisle and Brownie are looking for their forever home after their elderly owner passed away.

They are just about the sweetest doxies ever, with amazingly wonderful personalities!

Red Lisle is 9 years old and weighs 15 pounds. Chocolate Brownie 9 years old and weighs 21 chubby pounds. He is losing weightin foster care, so he must continue on the proper amount of high quality canine kibble with his new family.

Both have good potty skills and get along with dogs, cats, & people of all ages. They are a touch timid at first, then so loving and affectionate. They also really enjoy cuddling and getting belly rubs.

 Lisle and Brownie are joys to be around, plus are just terrific little friends!
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:
None at this time
Name: Oscar

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Handsome Oscar is in search for his forever home after ending up in a Tennessee shelter.

He is 6 years old and 15 pounds of doxie personality and energy! Oscar loves to play ball and would like a human who will play with him.

He enjoys the company of other dogs too--the best match for him would be a non-alpha. He also has pretty good potty skills.

Oscar will bark at strange noises and folks he doesn't know, but he calms down when you say his name. He is very athletic and catches treats without even moving his head!

Oscar is a good boy who deserves a great new family!
If you want to bring Oscar's impressive treat catching skills 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:
Sharon Bishop..November
Name: Cookie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Little Miss Cookie is as sweet as her name!

This little doll is very loving and affectionate.

She gets along with other dogs and enjoys cuddling with them--and with her humans in the big bed!

Cookie is 10 years old and weighs 10 chubby pounds, but is working on losing 2.

She lost her home when her owner passed away. A quieter home would be appreciated by Cookie.

She is well-mannered, very sweet, just a really good girl, will be a great addition to her new family!

If you want to be Cookie's new 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
Allison Carswell..December
Name: Thelma & Louise

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
Thelma and Louise are a pair of sweet senior ladies that were turned into a shelter as strays, possibly by their owner or a family member. These gals were obviously very loved - Louise even had hot pink nail polish on her toenails when we picked her up from the shelter. The vet estimates Louise is about 8 or 9 and Thelma is about 12. But don’t let their age fool you, Thelma has a lot of spunk left in her and loves to play. Louise is the quieter one and is always looking for a warm blanket or lap to snuggle.

Thelma and Louise would be a great addition to any family – great with people, kids, dogs. They are crate trained, leash trained and house trained. They are so good in the house that their foster mom gives lets them have free run in the house and they have no accidents.

Both have had a very extensive dental while in rescue - both had very infected mouths. They are spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Both pups have complete bloodwork done and it came back great. The girls are both missing some hair on their hindend, especially Thelma, most likely from a prior flea infestation.

The family that opens their home and heart to these pups will be rewarded 10 fold with their love and devotion. They will not be put on a transport, but out-of-state adopters are welcome if they drive to their foster home.
If you want to show these two a loving family, 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: Winnie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Winnie is a strikingly gorgeous 3-4 year old red female dachshund weighing 18 pounds.

She is one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. She is happy sitting on the coach with you, taking long walks, or sharing a treat. Winnie is a laid-back and chill dachshund. At first, she is a bit shy and skittish when meeting new people. But once she warms up, you are her favorite person and her sweet personality shines through.

Winnie is currently living with 3 dogs (including an alpha female) in her foster home and gets along great with her dog friends. Winnie would also be fine in a home with cats - she hasn't bothered the cat in her foster home. She also is very good and loving with the two young kids in her foster home. Her favorite place in the world is to be wherever her people are.

Winnie is great on a leash and loves to take long walks, especially visiting new places. She is also a great car rider and is up for a ride anytime, any place. Unlike many dachshunds, she waits patiently for her food and never begs for treats. Winnie is also pretty quiet, especially for a dachshund and rarely barks in her foster home.

While in rescue, Winnie has been working on house training and making great progress. She is mostly house trained with occasional accidents. However, she will sometimes submissively urinate, which is why she was surrendered. We ruled out physical causes - UTI and bladder stones - and are working with her on this behavior. Her new family should expect to continue to work with her on house-training and submissive urinating. She will also be getting a dental cleaning at the vet this week.

Winnie will not be put on a transport and priority is given to local adopters. Out-of-the area adoptions will be considered if the adopter is willing to drive to Winnie’s foster home.
If you want to add Winnie 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:
Steffi Gavin..December
Name: Kimmie

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $300
 

This uniquely pretty face belongs to Kimmie. She is a doxie/JRT girl. She is 3 years old and weighs 15 pounds.

Kimmie is a happy, energetic girl who loves people of all ages. She does well with other dogs but cannot live with cats. Kimmie has a knack for jumping, so a low fence will not contain her. She has been treated for heartworms.

Kimmie would be great with an active family with children. She has lots of personality!
If you want to show Kimmie how fun a family can be, 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:
Rachael Gulish...Nov-Dec
Amy Ginsburg...Dec
Steffi Gavin..Dec
Eric Stuhlemmer...Dec
Name: Bubba

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: Donation
 
Bubba is a 14 year old micro-mini black and tan dachshund (only 7 pounds) that suffered the loss of his owner earlier this year. When sweet Bubba came into his foster home his poor little mouth was the worst we had ever seen — so we knew he had to be in pain which was likely the reason he was way too thin as well!

Bubba is a sweet boy and after having his full dental (he managed to retain 2 teeth) he has become a little more lively! Bubba is mostly blind and deaf but he still has lots of ways to tell you just how he likes things — obviously ALL dachshund! When Bubba came into rescue he was so thin and lacked muscle tone but is slowly gaining weight now that his mouth feels better. We know that Bubba doesn’t have lots of time left but we also know that the time and love he has left are PRICELESS! We have offered Bubba up for adoption for only a donation because it matters more to us that we find him a loving home for whatever time he has left instead of recovering the nearly $2,000 we have spent on his vetting. Bubba has had every test known to man — and he is pretty healthy for his age! His bloodwork came back normal (we were shocked too) and he was deemed healthy enough to undergo a significant dental and neuter (he wasn’t neutered when he came to us). He is all ready to go home to a loving adopter willing to give this little guy the best golden days, months or years of his life! Due to his tiny size and overall fragility — it would be best if Bubba goes to a home without young children. We do not know how Bubba would do with cats but assume that he wouldn’t mind them. Bubba seems to love having other small dogs around and being one of the pack so a home with at least one other dog would be wonderful! Bubba will potty outside but (like all senior dogs) he still needs assistance at times to remember to go outside and potty — so someone willing to love him beyond his senior needs would be best.

Bubba is ready to go to his new home — current on vaccinations, neutered and a fresh, clean mouth (the better to kiss his new adopter with). Local applications are preferred but all applications will be considered. Bubba will not be placed on a transport to his new home so out-of-state applicants must make plans to travel to adopt him from his foster family.

If you are interested in making Bubba part of 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:
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:
Andi Vinson..December
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
Sharon Bishop..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:
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:
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:
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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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