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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Adopting Through AHDRS
Adoption Application Form

 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Katniss

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Little Miss Katniss is a 10-pound, 2-year old chocolate/tan chiweenie who hails from Texas. She's looking for her forever home now that she's made her way to rescue.

Katniss is sweet, cuddly and playful. A home with another playful dog would be ideal for her.

If you want to add this darling 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:
None at this time
Name: Buttercup

Location: On her way to
Bensalem, PA


Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Baby Buttercup is a 6-month 8-pound chiweenie girl in search of her forever family. She's a sweet, playful, energetic puppy that will do well in a home with other playful dogs.

Butter is a bit of a character. A parrot who lives in her foster home lost a feather one day, and she thought it was a great toy!

If you'd like to add some spice to your life, 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: Billy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $425
 
If you’re wondering why a doxie is named Billy – it’s because this Billy spent some time living on a goat farm before coming into rescue!

Billy is a sweet one-year old, 13-pound boy, now looking for a cozy indoor forever home.

Billy is a bit timid at first meeting. He enjoys the company of other dogs.

If you'd like to be Billy'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.
 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Bonnie

Location: On her way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Miss Bonnie is a sweet lady looking to settle down with her forever family after a rough start to her young life. Bonnie came into rescue about to deliver puppies – and that she did!

Bonnie was a great mama, but she had a lot of making up to do nutritionally. She’s doing very well now, has been treated for heartworms and is feeling good. Bonnie is gentle, affectionate, playful and gets along with everyone. She’s 1-2 years old, 20 pounds of love.

Bonnie enjoys kids and loves to play with other dogs, so an active family with children and another dog would be great for her. Bonnie will be available for adoption mid-August. This happy furgirl is so deserving and ready to be treated like a queen in her new home!

If you would like to pamper this princess, 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: Mr. Wiggles

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Mr. Wiggles was rescued from an animal shelter and was adopted out shortly after to a home that loved him very much! He settled in well but sadly his new parents experienced some health issues that have caused them to need to move in with family in another state. The neighborhood where they are moving has a strict rule about the number of pets allowed and there were 4 dogs in his home! Although they love Mr. Wiggles so very much, they knew out of their dogs he was the youngest and easiest to place in a new home so they let him come back into rescue. Mr. Wiggles is estimated to be around 6 years of age and he is so incredibly handsome with his unique dapple markings!

Wiggles is a very loving little dog and would be great company for anyone but most especially for someone who is home a lot and possibly is in need of lots of companionship as Wiggles excels at lap sitting! Mr. Wiggles treats lap sitting like an olympic sport and he would get a gold medal in every competition. Mr. Wiggles is fine with other dogs and cats in his home but he is most concerned with the companionship of a human in his home.

Another olympic sport for Wiggles is being the “fun police” — in fact, we are quite certain he is chief of his department of fun police! Wiggles does not like running, yelling, horse play or the crazy thing kids often like to do — so for this reason we think it would be best if Wiggles went to a home without young children. He isn’t particularly aggressive but he can bark loud and crazy when he is trying to get everyone to knock it off and that has the potential to scare children. And while Wiggles is not okay with others having loud and crazy fun, he is quite the fan of dog toys and having his own fun. Sleeping in the big bed is an absolute “must” for Wiggles and he would like to relay that this is not negotiable — being close to his human is his specialty!

So if you have a basket of dog toys, snuggly blankets, a recliner and lots of love — then Mr. Wiggles would love to come home with you! He is current on all vaccinations, neutered and has recently had a dental (leaving him only 3 pearly whites left). Local applicants are preferred although all applications will be considered. Mr. Wiggles WILL NOT be allowed on a transport so any potential adopters would need to make arrangements to pick Mr. Wiggles up from his foster home in North Carolina. If you'd like to bring Mr. Wiggles 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:
None at this time
Name: Pretzel

Location: On his way to Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $425
 
Pretzel is a doxie boy with lots of character! He is one year, 20 pounds of playful fun. Pretzel really enjoys kids and loves to play with other dogs, so an active family with children and another dog would be great for him. He had no potty skills before coming into rescue and has really made headway, but will need continued guidance in his new home. Pretzel has been treated for heartworms and is doing fine. He’s a happy boy looking for his very own family!

If you'd like your home to be his 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: Tollie

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Say hello to Tollie -- otherwise known as "Miss Personality", who is looking for her forever family after finding herself in a kill shelter. Well, it seems Tollie was lost, and she had some hair loss on her back end, but, luckily, it was caused by fleas and nothing serious. She'll continue to need baths in a medicated shampoo for a time -- but doesn't mind them too much!

Tollie is a very loyal loving girl to her people. She gets along with the dogs in her foster home but would prefer to be the apple of her family's eye, so a home as an only dog would be perfect for Tollie. She is between 1 and 2 years, 12 pounds -- a beautiful mix of doxie and King Charles Spaniel with a wonderful strawberry blonde coat and a precious underbite!

If you are interested in taking this sweetie 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: Petey & Presley

Location: York, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300 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:
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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