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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Adopting Through AHDRS
Adoption Application Form

 

Sponsored by:
Keely Bryant...Jan & Feb
Helen Laman...Mar
Name: Moe

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Say hello to sweet, wonderful Moe! This boy is an absolute doll, who gets along with everyone. He's happy to meet you and gives lots of kisses!

Moe is 11 years old and weighs 10 pounds, with a beautiful wild board long hair coat. Moe came into rescue when his owner was not able to care for him and his sister, then asked to have them euthanized. Luckily, the vet recognized that Moe had lots of life left to live and love to give. Sadly, his sister was not as fortunate.

Moe would love to have a doxie sister or brother in his new home. He likes to cuddle up and play a little. Moe is food aggressive with other dogs, however, so he must be fed alone. Moe is such a love; he deserves the best!
If you want to spoil Moe with lots of love, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption applicationstrong> 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:
Eric Stuhlemmer, Dec...Feb
Name: Chip

Location: Central, NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Chip is a red longhair heart stealing tweenie dachshund that was born October 15, 2011 (he’s 6 1/2 years old). Chip’s owner encountered some medical issues so she felt it was best if she surrendered him to rescue to find a new home that could give him the care he’s accustomed to.

Chip is hopelessly devoted to the person he bonds with — and sometimes can be a little possessive over both his person and his toys. Chip would flourish best as an only dog though he seems to do fine with other small dogs (as long as they do not try to play with his toys or love on his person). Chip would do best in a home with no children but he seems okay with children over 10 years of age. Chip needs a dachshund savvy owner to keep his possessive ways in check and to remind him that he’s not pack leader. Chip loves long walks and playing with toys. He’s crate trained and mostly housetrained (he’s a dachshund after all).

Chip is neutered and vaccinated (annual visit due in August 2018, Rabies due August 2019, DHPP due August 2020). He’s ready to write his new love story with his forever person! Adopters must be willing to travel to NC to adopt. Local NC applicants are preferred but all applicants willing to travel will be considered.
If you want to welcome Chip into 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:
Loren Therrion .. Feb
Name: Daisy

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Miss Daisy will steal your heart right away! She is 4 years old and 12 pounds of sweet doxie love.

Daisy likes everyone and gets along well with the dogs in her foster home. Her favorite time is spent on her person's lap or under the covers in the big bed.

Daisy has good potty skills, but will need reinforcement in a new place. Daisy does not like a lot of alone time.

She's a really great little girl who will be a wonderful best friend!
If you want to be Daisy's 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:
Selah Davenport..Feb-Jun
Name: Dobby

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
Darling Dobby is looking for his forever family!

Dobby is a Min Pin/Doxie who is 9 years old and weighs 15 pounds. He is so sweet and easy -- the ultimate Love Man!

Dobby's human mom passed away and the rest of the family put him on the street in the bitter cold. His first stop was the police station. A kind officer did not want to take Dobby to the shelter so he called his foster mom.

Dobby is a healthy boy who feels great after his dental. He gets along with everyone, loves to cuddle, be rubbed, and sleep under the blankets.

Dobby is a joy to be around!♡
If you want to cuddle with Dobby forever, 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:
John B Sharp .. Jan - Oct
Name: Ariel

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Ariel, a 5 year old red longhair dachshund, was surrendered to rescue after suffering a back episode in late December. Her family was not prepared to handle her care and were not able to offer Ariel the alternative treatments to potentially allow her more recovery. So rescue offered to take Ariel in because we saw the potential in this sweet girl and new that she did not deserve to be needlessly put-to-sleep.

Ariel has embraced her new “mer-dog” status and is looking for her forever mermaid family! While we are still working towards Ariel walking again one day — she is not wasting any time on slowing down. Ariel walks just as well on 2 legs as she did on 4. Her foster mom assists her on jaunts around the yard by using a sling — and sometimes has a hard time keeping up. Ariel’s bladder does have to be expressed about 3-4 times daily — but it is extremely easy to do and as long as her bladder is emptied regularly she keeps her bedding dry! Ariel is currently receiving laser treatment and will soon start acupuncture as we have heard tremendous stories about dachshunds in similar conditions learning to walk again. Ariel wants you to know that even if she never walks again (though we doubt this to be her fate) she will be a perfectly happy and content cart dog that will win absolutely every cart race she enters! We all would love nothing more for her to have feet and be up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun — but what we want most for Ariel is a forever home that will love her regardless. She has to be one of the sweetest dachshunds we have ever met. She loves other dogs, cats and children (especially children) — and she has never met a stranger. Ariel has been super patient with her foster mom as she learned the ropes to care for her.

We know it sounds overwhelming to take on a handicapped dog — but Ariel will instantly put your mind at ease and tell you how easy it really is to love her. While Ariel is still undergoing treatment we are posting her for adoption in case there is a home experienced with mermaid dachshunds like Ariel that might be looking for a new little one to love. Ariel’s foster mom is willing to fly Ariel to her new home anywhere in the continental US by using her frequent flyer miles because she knows the perfect home might not be close to North Carolina. Since Ariel’s situation is unique she hopes to work hard to find that perfect match so that Ariel can have the happy life she so deserves. Ariel has been spayed and is current on all of her vetting. She is undergoing laser therapy and acupuncture — and a custom built cart will be ordered for her soon. Ariel does water therapy each day with her foster mom and her favorite part of the day are the belly rubs from the children in her foster home.
If you want to bring this princess into 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: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Keely Bryant...Jan & Feb
Name: Ollie

Location: Central

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Ollie is a 5 year old red longhair standard that is such a Romeo — with those flowing red locks he is straight out of a romance novel! Surrendered by his owner because he was a little too much for his elderly owner to handle.

While in foster care Ollie has loved to play but there are times that his playfulness gets a little too dominant for the other dogs in his foster home — so he is working on learning to contain himself! As a typical dachshund is — Ollie is not in favor of having to go outside when it is cold, wet or just looks funny outside so he sometimes requires some encouragement to get outside to do his business. While in his foster home he has really improved on his house training and is doing pretty well (considered about 95% house trained) but will need some continued reminders in his new home. Ollie absolutely loves to snuggle — and especially loves the teenage boys in his foster home. Fetching and playing are at the top of the list too for sweet Ollie. Ollie would do fine with another dachshund in his home. It is not know how Ollie will do with cats but he could be cat tested if requested.

Ollie is neutered, microchipped and current on all vetting — ready to sweep you off your feet! Any adoptive home should be prepared to drive to Central NC to adopt Ollie as he will not be allowed on transport.
If you want this sweetheart for your own, 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:
None at this time
Name: Rosie and Daisy

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Rosie and her sister Daisy were purchased as puppies by an elderly couple that wanted companionship after losing their 15 year old dachshund. As the sisters grew up, the couple realized that they were not capable of giving the girls everything that they needed so they surrendered them both to rescue. Rosie and Daisy will ONLY be placed as a pair (no exceptions) as they are extremely bonded.

Rosie is a red standard dachshund and her sister Daisy is a standard black and tan (the larger of the duo)

Rosie is the boss and is protective of her sister while Daisy is the super sweet girl along for the ride. Unfortunately due to the lack of socialization with others as young puppies -- these girls need socialization skills.The good news is -- they are incredibly sweet -- but it takes time for them to warm up to new people. Rosie and Daisy are BOTH 100% house trained and love to run in a fenced backyard. Because these girls are bonded pair it would be best for them to go to a home without another dog because Rosie is so protective of Daisy it sometimes leads to fights with the other dogs in her foster home.

As a duo -- these girls are the perfect pair to fill out a home looking for lots of love from some furry companions. Their new home needs to be prepared to work with the girls on leash training and socialization by taking them lots of places to meet new people! Until they were surrendered to rescue the girls had very limited rides in the car or even time outside of their home -- so they have been very sheltered. They absolutely LOVE to snuggle and get very bonded to their people. While in their foster home they have been exposed to older children and done very well.

Rosie and Daisy are both spayed, current on vaccinations and on heartworm prevention. Their adoption fee is $250 for the pair. Adoptive homes should be prepared to drive to North Carolina to adopt the girls as they will not be allowed on transports.r>
If you want to give Rosie and Daisy the security of a forever 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:
None at this time
Name: Gretchen

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
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 people.

Gretchen is amazingly sweet. She loves other dogs, enjoys running and playing in the yard, and even likes the snow!

After keeping her distance for about ten days, each day Gretchen has become more confident with her foster family. Now she happily climbs the stairs to the big bed and cuddles up.

Gretchen is extremely gentle and quiet. A calm home without small children would be best for Gretchen. She must have a doggie playmate. Her new family will need to be prepared to offer Gretchen patience, understanding, and lots of TLC.
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
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 can be shy at first meeting but warms up and loves lap time. 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      

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Gigi

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Gigi is a 1-2 year old standard red dachshund that was rescued after showing up in a local shelter as a stray. Gigi is a taller dachshund with beautiful, soulful eyes that suck you and wrap you around her little paw in no time at all!

"Double G” as she has been dubbed by her foster home is a superb snuggle bug and lap sitter extraordinaire. Gigi loves respectful children and does well with other dogs once she gets to know them. She is 100% house trained and has great house manners. Just like a lot of dachshunds — Gigi can be a little bossy at first with other dogs but tends to warm up and loves to play. Gigi is a little protective of her new found luck since her life on the streets so she sometimes forgets that there will always be food at every meal — and gets a little protective over her bowl with the other dogs (and tries to steal their food too). It is easily fixed by feeding Gigi separately from any other dog companions in the home. It is not known if Gigi is cat friendly but we would be willing to test if a new home is wanting to know!

Gigi has been spayed, is current on all vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped! Gigi will not be placed on a transport so any out-of-state adoptive homes should be willing to travel to North Carolina to adopt (we are sorry, no exceptions).
If you are interested in welcoming Gigi into 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: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Cindy Mundy, Nov-Dec
Name: Tucker

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $175
 
Tucker is a 10 year old female That is very overweight. She is on a diet and is losing it slowly. She weighed almost 20 pounds when she arrived. She is already starting to look better and she acts like she feels better too.

Tucker is a young 10 year old. She loves to run and play. She is an alpha female so she can be a bit pushy with other dogs but she does pretty well with most of them. Other than her weight she has no health issues.

She is spayed, just had her teeth cleaned. Is current on heartworm and flea and tick preventative. She was just vaccinated as well. She is ready for a new home.

She is not fond of larger dogs and would probably do best with a submissive male or female. She is house trained and crate trained.

Tucker needs a home where they are serious about her weight loss so she can love a long healthy life.

12/14/2017 Update: We are so proud of Tucker! She came into rescue weighing almost 20 pounds. After two months on the right amount of food she is down to 14.6 pounds! She feels great and is a really sweet dog. She wishes she could find a great home for Christmas!

If you want to run and play with Tucker, 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: Vicki Carlo
Email: vcarlo51@msn.com

Sponsored by:
Courtney Jung..Nov-Dec
Name: Lily Lou

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Lily Lou is a 3 year old pekingese-dachshund mix that fell into the arms of rescue after landing in a local county shelter where she was not eligible for the adoption floor. Lily Lou arrived to the shelter as a stray without any history of her previous life — the only clues that remain seem like perhaps that previous life was one where she either lacked any form of socialization or she was treated horribly (or both).

Lily trusts dogs the most — guessing it is because another dog has never let her down like humans have (until she landed in rescue). Lily Lou is extremely timid and when she first came into rescue she hid under the table for weeks — only venturing out to go potty outside or to eat (she LOVES to eat). Things Lily Lou has come to love — attention on her terms (she has never shown aggression but will cower and often times doesn’t know how to seek attention), toys (she is just getting to know what it is like to play), food (her favorite is cheese) and safety (we guess this is the first time in her short little life she has ever felt safe). Things Lily does not like — leashes (she is terrified of a leash and will just lay down — but she is very good in a crate), alone time (we are asking that any adoptive home have other dogs to keep her company when they are not home), and learning new things (however, for a dog that has not seen a lot of new things she is catching on and doing better with each day).

We would prefer a home with no young children — Lily Lou has never shown any aggression but she needs a quiet space to be more comfortable. We are not sure how Lily Lou would do with cats so it would probably be best for her to go to a home without cats.

Lily is spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and heartworm negative — ready for a forever home that is going to commit to rehabilitating her for as long as it takes to gain her trust! In return she will be such a devoted companion. Due to Lily Lou’s temperament she will NOT be allowed on a transport and a home in North Caroilna is preferred. Lily Lou is a huge escape risk in a new environment so her new adopters will need to take special precautions to keep this girl safe until she feels comfortable in her new home.
If you are interested in this sweet 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Beverly Hoffmann, Nov-Mar
Name: Babette and Sparky

Location: Andalusia, PA

Adoption Fee
: $425/pair
 
This darling duo would so like a family of their own. Meet: Babette (a min pin/doxie mix who is 3 years old and weighs 13 pounds) and Sparky (a chi/rat terrier who is 1 year old and weighs 6 pounds).

Both are extremely loving and loyal. They came from a shelter where they were so very scared. Both are shy of strangers and take time to feel comfortable, although Sparky is more so that way than Babette.

Their new family will need patience and TLC. The love and devotion that will come back from Babette and Sparky will be so worth it. Both need continued work on their potty habits, as they had no skills when they came into rescue.

Babette and Sparky really enjoy playing with each other. They are really fun to watch! Both like to cuddle and sleep in the big bed. Sparky especially likes lap time but both are affectionate.

When they love you, the way they look in your eyes, cock their little heads, and lean in for kisses will melt your heart!

If you want to add two 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net      
 

Sponsored by:
Connie Denham...Oct '16-April '18
Name: Mac

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 

Mac (Macaroni is her full name) is approximately 11-12 years old and found herself homeless and almost surrendered to a local high kill animal shelter when her owner passed away. Mac lived her entire life with one owner (and her best friend, a cat). When her owner passed away she was left with no where to go and no one really who cared. Thankfully a kind volunteer at the shelter intercepted and found Mac rescue.

Mac is a beautiful standard brindle dachshund (rarely ever seen) and she has never met a stranger! Mac loves every human she meets -- and views each one as an opportunity for a belly rub. Mac is perfectly house trained, crate trained and leash trained (though she is a bit of a puller on a leash at times). She loves to go for rides in the car -- equally as much as she loves to sit and relax on the recliner next to you. Mac knows how to sit and loves to carry around stuffed animal toys (her babies). Mac is a little dog selective -- she prefers to take her time easing into a relationship with another dog. In her foster home she is doing well with her 7 foster fur-siblings but it took a few days for her to understand they really were okay with her. Once she knew it was fine -- she was happy to mix and mingle. Mac seems to love kitties and we were told that she was best friends with the kitty in her former home. This sweet girl might be 11-12 years old but to her that is simply a number -- she loves to run zoomies and go for walks. She has plenty of life left to cherish!

Mac is spayed, current on vaccines and has had a recent dental -- all ready for her new home. Any adoptive home should be prepared to travel to adopt Mac from Greensboro, NC where she is being fostered.
If you're interested in bringing Mac 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:
Stacey Lindenbaum...July-Nov
Name: Polly & George

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $300/pair
 
Polly and George are an inseparable pair of sweet dachshunds searching for a home where they can be adopted together. Polly is a 7-8yr old black and tan female that is 18 chubby pounds (we have been working to lose some of her weight in hopes it will help her mobility). Polly has had bouts with arthritis in her back legs which limits her to not be able to go up or down stairs. Limits sweet Polly does not see when it comes to playing with stuffed toys — she is a pro at de-stuffing toys! She also likes squeaky toys equally as much as she likes laying on the couch. She will suckle her blanket or toy and fall asleep doing this.

Polly's boyfriend, George, is a 10yr old red smooth. He has just been neutered and has had a dental, resulting in the loss of 5 teeth. As we have worked to get some weight off of Polly, George has gained 2 lbs since in rescue and is now about 13.5 healthy pounds. George doesn't seem very interested in toys, but instead is very interested in following his person everywhere. His favorite activity is to also lie on the couch or better yet, lie in your lap! Both are crate trained and would prefer to be together in a larger size crate.

This sweet duo is looking for a forever home that is willing to adopt them together! Polly and George are completely current on all vetting — all set to jet set to their new home. All applications will be considered but local applicants are preferred. Polly and George will not be allowed to go on a transport to their new home — approved homes must be willing to travel to North Carolina to adopt. I am sorry, no exceptions — we prefer to hand off our fosters to their new adopters.
If you're interested in this 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

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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