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: Ari

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Two-year old, 20-pound Ari is looking for his forever home--is it yours? Ari is friendly, yet shy, at first and often flips over into submission -- after which he likes his belly rubbed! Ari is a gem of a boy just waiting for his family.

If you'd like to bring him 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:
Robert Cataldo
Name: Bentley

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $475
 
Say hello to 9-month old doxie boy Bentley! Bentley is ready to find his forever family. Bentley is 12 pounds of sweetness waiting to love on you! He gets along with everyone, enjoys playing with another dog similar in size -- but truly loves his person and will happily follow you everywhere. Bentley is quite long and slim. He's a healthy, sturdy boy, but care must be taken to safeguard his spine. Bentley is just a delightful furboy!

If you have the time to spend, a bit of patience and lots of love for an active furboy, 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: Loki

Location: $300

Adoption Fee
: York, PA
 
Say hello to four-year old, 17-lb doxie/beagle mix boy Loki, who is in search of his forever home. Loki enjoys sitting on laps, snuggling, burrowing in blankets, running and playing, being outside, and going on walks. (He has lot of hobbies, as you can see!)

Loki understands Sit, Shake, Play Dead, Roll Over, and Fetch. Loki is not a fan of car rides though; they make him nervous, and he must cuddle with one of his humans. And speaking of humans, Loki is great with kids of all ages! He does need some work on his potty skills, but we're sure he will learn that well because he is so smart. He thinks it's very important to expand his portfolio (aka his hat full of tricks). His former family had several small children and not enough time to work with Loki. Loki needs to lose several pounds, is eating right and getting exercise playing with the puppy in his foster home.

He knows to go outside and will go to the door most of the time. Loki tends to bark out the window as his doxie genes dictate. He enjoys leash walks, but does need some work on not being the leader! 

If you'd like to add Loki the Lover to 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:
Krista and Paula DiMeglio
Name: Maggie

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
This very pretty little girl is Maggie. She is a 6 year old long hair, with a very pretty light red, almost cream colored, coat

Maggie and her housemate (Max, below) were taken to a shelter two days before Christmas because the owners were moving and couldn't bring the pair with them. Even though they have always been together, they are not a bonded pair. In fact poor, Maggie was being bullied by the other dog!

Maggie gets along well with other dogs. She loves to play with her young foster sibling. She is a bit overweight (she swears she is just "fluffy!"), but is working on that. She isn't thrilled by her diet, but she will be much healthier and happier in the end. She weighs around 14.5 pounds and could stand to lose 3-4 more. Her hair coat on the top of her back is very sparse right now and the reason for that is unknown, but it is filling back in and she will be very pretty once it is all full again.

Maggie is crate trained and does well in the house. Of course, she may have accidents in a new home but will come around quickly. Maggie is shy at first and would do well in a home with another dog as a buddy. It helps draw her out a bit. She is very sweet and loves you once she knows you.
Maggie is spayed and current on vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative. She is a very nice girl and has a lot to offer the right family. She will also be microchipped.

If this beauty catches 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:
Susan Zemko
Name: Max

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
This little half pint is Max. Max is 5 years old and a mini red smooth. Right now he isn't very mini at 14 pounds, but he is losing his extra "cushion" slowly.

Max and his housemate (Maggie, above) were taken to a shelter two days before Christmas because the owners were moving and couldn't bring the pair with them. The shelter thought they were a bonded pair, but in truth, Max is a bit of a bully and was dominating his sister. They do very well apart. Max does get along with other dogs, he is just dominant and wants to call all the shots.

Max is a very active little guy and can do a bit of submissive urination until he is comfortable in a situation. He loves everyone, though, especially if they will rub his belly! We can just about promise that Max will do a bit of marking in a new home. But! He is smart and with correction he does very well. Max is neutered and current on vaccines and heartworm preventative. He is micro chipped. He is just a healthy happy boy that needs lots of exercise and attention!
 
If you are up for this little fireball, 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: Bosley

Location: on his way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Bosley is a terrific furboy who has not met a person or dog he does not like! He has great fun playing with his foster brother doxie and enjoys lots of affection from his foster parents, so we know he'll love playing with you.

Chocolate/tan Bosley is 5 years and 14 pounds of love. This sweetheart was left behind after being found to have heartworms. His treatment is finished, and Bos is now ready for his forever home.

Bosley LOVES chasing balls and walks very well on a leash, and know he will love walking around your neighborhood with you. He uses the doggie door in his foster home and has had no accidents in the house. He's a total cuddle bug and a sweet, silly, wonderful little guy.

If you'd like to start off the new year right with this little guy in 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.
 

Sponsored by:
Maile Clark
Name: Cassie

Location: On her way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Darlin' Cassie is just a sweet doxie/beagle puppy of 6 months, waiting on her forever family. Cassie loves everyone! If you have the time, patience and lots of love for a puppy, please reach out. She will love you forever! Cassie will be available for adoption shortly after the ne7w year.

If you are interested in this sweet face, 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:
Dave Mannheim
Name: Remmy

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
This very handsome little guy ended up in rescue because he is terrified of men and he doesn't care for little kids either. He is only 16 months old and is between 11-12 pounds. He is very long and lean. He is a cream with black overlay.

Remmy would do best in an all female household that is on the quiet side. He does get along with other dogs and he would love to have a housemate to play with. That might even help him settle in faster and learn that he is safely home. We don't know what happened in this little ones short life, but he is very afraid of men. He is flighty with any stranger but will let females handle him. When a man picks him up he will try to bite; then he will freeze and defecate out of fear. We will continue working with him so he knows men aren't going to hurt him, but he would much prefer a female. He was being shown in 4-H by a young girl and was doing well so he has potential. It is just going to take lots of patience and love to show him he is in a safe place where no one will hurt him.

Remmy is neutered and current on all vaccines. He is current on heartworm and flea preventative also. He is a very healthy young dog with a long life ahead of him. We hope he finds the right place that will show him that life is fun and he doesn't have to worry about everything!

Remmy is located in NW Indiana and will not be sent on a long transport. His adopters must be willing to come and meet him before adopting. To meet this little man in person, 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:
Brenna Rabel
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: 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
Kevin Beatty
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
Lee Syria
Thomas Melendez
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:
Krista and Paula DiMeglio
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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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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