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: Petey & Presley

Location: York, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375 for the pair
 
Brothers Petey and Presley are absolute darlings who love everyone and are amazingly well-behaved! These 11-pound, 9-10-year old sweetheart doxie/Shih Tzu boys are looking for their forever home after their former owner passed away. At that time, they were left in a very high kill shelter and were saved by rescue the day before they were set to be put down. What a crime that would have been! These boys are playful, spunky, vibrant, loving. Petey and Presley are very much bonded, yet have their own personalities. They are more handsome in person!

If you're interested in adopting this darling duo, 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:
None at this time
Name: Rusty

Location: Nutley, New Jersey

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Rusty is just about the sweetest, lovable people-person doxie you will ever meet! And he’s had a bit of a rough time in his little life. Hard to believe he’s so very loving and cuddly.  You see, Rusty was up for sale at his owner’s yard sale after having been kept in a basement. But, all that is behind this young furman now! Rusty is safe and sound in his foster home, loving every minute.

He’s fine with other dogs, but much prefers the company of his humans. Hanging out on the sofa with his foster dad is his favorite past time. Rusty is 4 years, 12 pounds, has good potty habits and is well-behaved on all fronts. If you are looking for a cuddle bug doxie, Rusty is your boy!

If you're interested in Rusty, 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: Cricket

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Miss Cricket is a 2-year old, 10-pound chiweenie in search of her forever home. Cricket is just as sweet as sweet can be! Her foster mom describes her as "amazingly wonderful". Cricket is playful and athletic, as well as cuddly and loving, and she really enjoys children.

If you want her to be the apple of your eye, 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: Mayer

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Step right up and meet Mayer (pronounced as in Oscar Mayer)! This handsome boy is 2 years, 13 pounds of handsomeness. Unlike some of his doxie cousins, Mayer is a quiet boy. He is inquisitive, if a bit shy at first. Mayer gets along with other dogs, enjoys romping in the yard -- and sitting on your lap!

If you’d like to be Mayer’s main squeeze, 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.
 

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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Shawna

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Shawna is a very happy, laid back doxie girl, who just enjoys life in every way! She was rescued after her owner passed away, just in the nick of time to keep her out of the shelter. Shawna is 8 years, 16 pounds of chunky love, wonderfully sweet, good-natured, gets along with everyone.

If you would like to reach out to add this sunshine girl 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.
 

Sponsored by:
Joann Baidel
Name: Roosevelt “FDR”

Location:
 Philadelphia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
Chiweenie Roosevelt is a very lucky boy after a brief stay in the shelter. He was so happy to join his foster dad and siblings that he’s been smiling ever since! Roosevelt is 7 years, 13 pounds of love waiting for his chance at a forever family!

If you want to bring this cutie 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.
 

Sponsored by:
Brian Wright
Debra J Branham
Name: Max

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
Max is a 4-5 year old small red dachshund mix weighing in at only 11 pounds! He was recently rescued from a local shelter where he had been turned in as a stray. Soon after arriving at the shelter it was discovered that Max was heart worm positive so he had to undergo treatment before being eligible for adoption. During his time undergoing treatment Max started to show how very scared he really was and the shelter decided it would be best for Max to find his new home through rescue instead of going out on the adoption floor so rescue was called to come get him when his heart worm treatment was complete.

Whatever has happened to Max in his past still haunts him deeply. Max is terrified but very sweet once he trusts his person. Max acts as if he has possibly been the recipient of severe abuse as he jumps at fast hand movements and loud noises.With time Max’s foster mom thinks that these fears and timidness will dissipate as he learns that the “good life” is so much better than he has had in his past home. He loves to give kisses and has even started to get playful. Max does okay with other dogs but needs one that is going to be friendly yet confident to help him know that his life is now safe. Max loves sleeping in the big bed next to his person or sitting in a lap on a sofa. The one thing to note about Max is that due to his past history — when he is scared he will freak out and could possibly bite. He is not aggressive but instead just terrified of the world! Max is learning all about the new life he has found now by learning to walk on a harness and leash (and doing quite well) and learning house manners. With great patience, Max is going to bloom into a wonderful canine companion. Surprisingly, Max does just fine with the little humans in his foster home but when they make fast and loud noises (which they do quite often) it does scare him — so a home with older kids or no kids would be best (but visiting respectful children would be just fine). Max loves the outdoors and running in a fenced backyard equally as much as he loves sitting on the sofa in a lap. Once he gets attached he does the cutest little follow and hop right at the ankle of his person as you walk around the house. Max is an extremely insecure dog — whatever has happened to him in the past has robbed him of security so he relies upon the other dogs and humans in his house to be good leaders to bring him security. Max will take someone who is experienced in gaining the trust of an insecure dog and would benefit greatly by having obedience training (which he is currently working on in his foster home). The key to gaining his trust is to go slow and be reassuring to Max. He prefers to accept new people and visitors to his home on his own terms — so new people are instructed to simply ignore him until he initiates a greeting of his own.

Max is current on vaccinations, microchipped, neutered and now heart worm negative — ready to learn about the good life that he has always deserved! The ideal home for Max will have experience with severely abused and scared dogs to help him blossom out of the past that haunts him. If you are interested in adopting Max, 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. — Max will not be allowed on a transport. His adoptive home will be required to travel to adopt Max — no exceptions.
 

 

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.

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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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