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.

Adopting Through AHDRS
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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Major

Location: On his way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00
 
Attention! It's time for you to meet Major, a 2 year old, 14 pound doxie wonder who is looking for a place he can rest his head. Major is more at-ease than his name implies and is so sweet, playful yet gentle, and oh-so-loving! Major must have had a rough start in life, as he was found tied to a tree and has had a broken jaw. His jaw has healed on its own, leaving the bottom a touch shorter than the top. And he does snore.

Major is a dashing, handsome furguy, and, more importantly, his personality shows no sign of any bad times. He's a doll and looking for a place to be at ease, and he is hoping that your house can be his home base.

If you would like to parade Major around your neighborhood, 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: Bert

Location: On his way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375.00
 
Mary Poppins would agree, this Bert is rather dapper! He even looks a bit like he's been sweeping the chimney as he sings chim chim cheree!  At two years old, he has a lot of imagination and play time ahead of him--I'm sure he wouldn't mind a carousel horse race or dancing with penquins! Speaking of other animals, Bert gets along well with other dogs and people of all ages.

Bert's looking to be as lucky as lucky can be when he finally finds his new family after being left behind in a South Carolina shelter. He's a big hunk of love at 25 pounds and would fit well into your family. In this whole wide world, there's no happier bloke, and there certainly won't be when he comes home with you!

If you'd like to be in glad company, 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: Jax

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Jax the chiweenie is a happy puppy who loves everyone and everything! He is 4 months old, about 4 pounds, and can't wait to meet you! Jax is a sweet heart of an energizer bunny. He has such good potty habits for such a youngster. If you'd like a good dose of puppy breath kisses, Jax is the guy for you!

If you'd like puppy breath kisses, 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: Vito

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300.00
 
Vito hails from Yonkers, NY but is ready to hang his doxie hat wherever his forever family calls home! (Here's a secret: he's hoping it's at your place!) Vito is 7 years old with 14 pounds of doxie personality, and he knows you'll love him! He has some old scar dots on his face that almost appear brindling, but it only makes him that much more handsome. Vito's hound eyes shine right through and are very expressive; they "talk" to you. Vito is an easy going guy with a mellow, low-pitched bark, unlike many of his fellow doxies, although he is not a fan of kitties.

If you'd like to bring this handsome boy 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Cisco, Lena and Ivy

Location: On their way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00 each
 
Mama Ivy, daughter Lena, and son Cisco are sweethearts who hail from Texas. They are all three loving, cuddly and playful little things. The pups are a bit shy but blossoming more every day, and we know they will continue to do so when they find their furrever families!.

This family will be traveling north to the Philadelphia area by mid-November and are now interviewing for their forever families. They can be adopted together or separately. They hope you fall in love with them just like we did!

If you can't wait to take these darlings 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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Eddie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350.00
 
 
Welcome, one and all! We'd like you to meet this wonderful chococolate boy, Eddie, who is 5 years old. He didn't have great luck with finding his furrever home the first time around, so he's looking for his Lucky Second Chance!

Eddie admits that his fur is not in its best condition right now, probably because he was given poor quality food and not much fresh air. However, to hear him tell it, you are in for a real treat when it does grow back! He's a beaut, he really is! You'll see! Dontcha know, chocolate doxies are a dilute of black, and their fur can be thin to begin with, so he's gonna be a real stunner, this one! Eddie's coat has improved already since coming to his foster home and he can't wait for you to see the real deal!

Aaand now, for the most amazing part! Eddie is a soft, cuddly ball of love, who gets along with other dogs and cats. He's always thrilled to see his people, wagging his little tail so fast and wiggling his butt! (He's in the running for fastest tail wag in the woooorrrld!) Eddie is potty trained too. His favorite time is making one of the best blanket cocoons ever and hunkering down inside for a nice nap!

If you think your home is full of enough love to attract this big star, 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: Slinky

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00
 
 
Meet Miss Slinky, the life of the party! And her tail never stops wagging!! This sweet girl is full of doxie personality and can't wait to share it with you--and for you to show her off! Slinky is 5-6 years old, and 16 pounds, so she has a long life ahead of her to share with you.

Miss Slinky hails from Mississippi, where she was found to have heartworms, but don't worry, she's finished her heartworm treatment and is now looking for her forever home!

If you think her home might be yours, 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:
Clover Grace Walker
Name: Max

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $175.00
 
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 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 online application. Due to his timid and fearful nature — Max will not be allowed on a transport. His adoptive home will be required to travel to adopt Max — no exceptions.

If you think you are the home for 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.

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Lucy

Location: Timberlake, NC

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
 
 
Lucy, a 2-3 year old black and tan mini dachshund, found herself in a hoarder’s home and was then turned into a shelter where she was so frightened that a local rescuer called upon Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society to help her find the best home. Lucy is an extreme miniature dachshund and somehow her tail has been docked prior to landing in rescue (in what appears to have been not a professional manner).

Like most hoarding cases, Lucy is extremely timid at first but warms up to her person when she knows she is safe. She loves to snuggle in the big bed with you at night and plays well with her foster fur-siblings. Lucy is housebroken (once she warms up to her surroundings), has mastered the doggie door and loves to run around in her fenced yard. She will walk on a leash but isn’t particularly fond of it as she will freeze with loud noises and when approached by strangers therefore an adopter with a fenced yard is preferred. Due to her timid nature, Lucy does not do well in a home with human children. She is fine to let them pet her when she is being held by a safe person — but she will chase and snap at them when they run around (after all, they are pretty big and noisy). Lucy adores other dogs and would like a canine companion all of her very own — and is very respectful of felines too! Lucy is a fabulous lap sitter but she must have a confident canine companion to help bring her out of her shell in her new home. Lucy is frightened easily when she is on the ground and will bark and growl at any one that is not her special person. We feel confident that with a lot of time, patience and care — Lucy can overcome all that scares her and bloom into a happy little girl. The person who adopts Lucy will need to be incredibly patient with her and will need to spend lots of time working on her socialization. Lucy is incredibly small — even for a miniature dachshund — but she has a HUGE spirit that rivals the size of a Great Dane in stature! She adores playing with toys and playing zoomies equally as much as she adores sitting in a lap and get loved on. She is true to her breed in loyalty — choosing one person to call her own.

Lucy is spayed, current on vaccinations and heart worm prevention, and is microchipped — ready to find her forever family! Lucy has been returned 2 times to rescue so it should be clear that while she is incredibly precious (she is so incredibly precious) — she has many social issues pertaining to men and strangers that will need continued work. Lucy will not be adopted to anyone outside of a 3 hour driving distance of Central NC — and her adopters should be prepared to drive to meet her foster family as she will not be put on any transports to her new home (no exceptions).

If you'd like to make her your faithful companion, 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. NC adopters are given preference.

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Angel

Location: Western NC

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
 
Angel is a black and tan dachshund mix that is looking for her Heaven here on Earth! Angel is approximately 4-5 years old, which is just old enough to be out of the puppy years but young enough to have plenty of energy to keep up with her new family. This darling dog has a big bark and a big heart…just waiting for a home that can accommodate both!

Sweet Angel is just that — a perfect “angel”! She loves humans of all ages and gets along great with other dogs. This sweet girl is content to be sitting in a lap or taking a walk around the neighborhood just as long as it is time spent with her family. While Angel appreciates how sweet cats can be, she is ultra interested and can be a bit of a cat “chaser” so a home without cats would probably be best both for the cats and for Angel! Angel is house trained and has great manners indoors, but like all dachshunds, it should be expected that she will potentially have some accidents in a new adoptive home as she adjusts to a new routine. This darling dog would be a fabulous addition to a family seeking a new furry friend.

Angel has been spayed, is current on all vaccinations, heart worm negative and microchipped — all set and ready to share her love with a new family!

If you're ready to take Angel 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:
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
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
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:
None at this time
Name: Otis & Ollie

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $150 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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