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: Bessie and Beazie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
Photos coming soon!
 
Meet the Steel Magnolia Sisters (also known as Bessie and Beazie)! This sweet sister duo landed in rescue after their owner was suffering from some major health issues that kept her from being able to offer the proper care. It is obvious these girls have been loved as they are just the sweetest girls — but they definitely had a few medical needs when they came into rescue. They are looking for a home prepared to give them the care and attention they need — but in return they will give you all the joys of being loved by two of the best southern belle wieners in town!

Bessie is a 12 year old red dachshund (with lots of “glitter” in her coat from her many wise years). When first rescued Bessie was almost 25 lbs. which was about 8-10 lbs. overweight. Her excessive thirst, extreme weight and constant hunger were tale-tell signs of Cushings disease which is common among older dachshunds. Prior to meeting Bessie — her foster mom would openly admit that she was kind of scared of a diagnosis like that — but she soon discovered that a large majority of older dachshunds have some degree of Cushings and it only gets diagnosed in circumstances where the symptoms are so noticeable. Cushings is extremely manageable and should not affect the longevity of sweet Bessie’s golden years. As soon as we were given her diagnosis, we swung into action to put her on an appropriate diet (she has already lost 3 pounds) and added a Cushings supplement to help control her symptoms. We have seen tremendous improvement in just 1 week which gives us real hope that Bessie will successfully be treated easily. Bessie is the bossy big sister to Beazie and she loves to “announce” her presence as well as her desire for meal time! She has a that great deep chesty bark of a dachshund as if to say “I am here and you better respect me” — but the truth is, she is just an old mush that loves to get love. Bessie truly adores her younger sister, Beazie, and it is our hope that they can be placed together.

Beazie is the shy younger sister who is estimated at 8 years of age (and a much less overweight 15.5 lbs., only needing to shed another pound to find her girlish bikini figure just in time for summer). This sweet chocolate and tan quietly stands in the shadows of her sister until she knows she is safe — and then she is ready to run and play. This sweet girl has blossomed in rescue — she now loves to play with toys and run with her foster fur-siblings. Beazie had an extensive dental and is all ready to go to her new home with her pretty smile (and hopefully her big sister at her side).

The Steel Magnolia Sisters are just as sweet as a cool drink of lemonade on a hot summer afternoon! They are seeking a forever home prepared to handle Bessie’s Cushings disease and to love them both unconditionally in their golden years. In an effort to place the girls in a home together we have greatly reduced the adoption fee — if you are not in a place to be able to adopt this duo but wish to sponsor their adoption fee, we would gladly accept adoption fee sponsorships. Both girls are current on all vetting and have had complete blood panels. Beazie has had a complete dental and is ready to shower her new family with lots of kisses! If you are interested in adopting this sweet duo, please email their foster mom and apply online.
If you want to bring these sisters into your family, 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: Linus

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
 
Meet puppy Linus! Yes, he does love his blanket and is shy at first, but this handsome little guy is full of love and lots of fun once he has a little time to know he's in a good place.

Linus is 8 months old and weighs 10 pounds. He loves people, including children about 10 and over. He's a little unsure about very small children. Linus has good potty skills. He loves to cuddle in the big bed, play with toys and hang out with his foster family.  
If you want to give Linus a permanent 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.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Sabrina

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $400
 
Little Sabrina is a gentle soul, full of untapped love and wonder. A former backyard breeder girl, Sabrina is shy, a bit frightened, but has made great strides in her foster home. She's very loving, devoted to her humans, gives tiny kisses.

Sabrina gets along with everyone, is starting to interact with her foster siblings. A quiet home without children is best for Sabrina. She is 4 years old and 7 pounds.

Sabrina is a dear who will bring much happiness to her forever family.
If you think your family is that forever 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Princess Godiva

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Princess Godiva, a 1-2 year old (20 lb.) chocolate dachshund mix, was rescued from the shelter where she wasn’t going to make it to the adoption floor due to her shy personality. When rescue was called to evaluate — we saw a very shy girl who lacked proper socialization that truly wanted to love and be a good girl — she just need a good leader. Her name was chosen because we knew after landing in rescue she would always be a “princess” and with her solid chocolate coat we could not help but think of sweet chocolate!

The day Princess Godiva came into rescue she was an incredibly a sick girl. She had recently been spayed at the shelter and had contracted pneumonia in the process. She was listless and suffering from a very high fever. So 2 days at the vet with lots of TLC along with another few days of intense care at her foster home — and this girl is back to her normal bouncing self! Godiva is an incredibly sweet girl that adores her people. She has proven to be awesome with all of the humans in her foster home (both kids and adults). She follows along her people — and has been a great girl learning to do things like “follow”, “sit” and is working on other commands. Godiva is not the greatest at meeting new dogs (and barks a lot at new people but quickly warms up) — mostly because she is scared. She can be a little growly with her foster fur-siblings but she tolerates them well and even has begun to be interested in being friends. Godiva’s bad traits are really due in large part to the socialization and care she has lacked before coming into rescue. She is working on her house training and doing great (but will need continued work). Her new home will need to be dog savvy to work with training and addressing Godiva’s needs for socialization. She will love her family unconditionally in return. Godiva is a diamond in the ruff — just waiting for her tiara to fit and her royal family to come!

Princess Godiva is spayed, current on all vaccinations, microchipped and all ready for her new home! Local applications are preferred. Godiva’s foster home loves her lots and requests that any adopters that wish to adopt her come to NC to get her as she will not be put on a transport.

UPDATE ON GODIVA: As sweet Princess Godiva has settled into our home we have watched her blossom and thrive! She has started to play with her furry foster siblings and is even giving them kisses. Her human foster brother has been working on teaching her “sit” and “stay”. Truth is — Princess Godiva would do anything for him (and for a treat) and so she readily obeys. We are finding she is incredibly trainable and eager to please. We have truly enjoyed watching this girl come out of her shell and we look forward to her fairy “tail”!
If you want to give Princess Godiva the royal treatment, 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:
None at this time
Name: Lucy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Lucy is looking for her forever home after her human mama passed away. She’s a little sad still and confused after being left at a shelter, then brought to her foster home.

Lucy is 8 years old and weighs 9 pounds--she's a very pretty doxie girl. She’s calm, quiet, and doesn’t mind the other dogs but, so far, has not interacted with them. Lucy needs patience and TLC to make her feel content again. A quiet home with a doxie savvy adult/couple would be perfect for little Lucy.

Update! Lucy has had kidney stones removed, is doing great, but she must eat proper canine kibble always.
If you want to offer Lucy a new 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.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Daisy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
Daisy is just about the best dog ever! She is 5 years old and 16 pounds of pure love.

Daisy is sweet and gentle, such a good girl. She hails from the south and has undergone treatment for heartworms. Daisy loves everyone, is amazing with children. Her new family will be blessed indeed.
If you think you might be her new 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Sammie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
:  $200
 
Sammie found himself a man on the run in December where his adventure efforts were thankfully thwarted by some kind Samaritans. Those sweet people really wanted to try to keep Sammie in their home because they loved him so much — but their home was already full of children and 2 other very large dogs, so they did the best thing — they contacted rescue to take Sammie in to find him a new home! We think that sweet Sammie is about 2-3 years old and is perhaps a Dachshund/Chinese Crested Powder Puff mix (making the most adorable little face with the scruffiest little “look”!

Sammie has been absolutely loving in his foster home in every way. He loves his foster fur-siblings, his foster humans and has never met a stranger! Sammie is house trained when kept on a good schedule (after some initial marking he did when he first came into rescue) and is doing great in a crate but also loves to snuggle. This fabulous find of a boy will be a true gem in his adoptive home and whoever adopts him will win the “dog lottery” when they adopt sweet Sammie. Not a negative thing can be said about this boy — and we are looking forward to his adoption story because we know it will be nothing short of a fairytale (just like he is).

Sammie has been neutered, vaccinated and is current on all vetting — just waiting on his storybook ending! Applicants willing to travel to North Carolina to adopt are preferred as Sammie will not be put on a transport.
If this boy is for you, 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: Rudy in NC

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Rudy in NC, a 10 year old chocolate dachshund, was found wandering the streets as a stray. One can only assume that he maybe belonged to an elderly owner that passed away and the remaining family turned him out on his own which is how he landed in a local shelter. We only guess this because of a few clues — Rudy was well cared for at one point having had a few dentals in his lifetime and he was a little on the chunky side (having eaten plenty of good meals). Rudy also came equipped with a microchip that was implanted in 2005 or 2006 by his breeder but it was never registered. Due to Rudy’s age, the shelter asked rescue to intervene and help find Rudy the perfect home.

Rudy is a sweet old man that would love a lap of his own to bask in all day! One thing he can be pretty demanding about are belly rubs (and meal time). He truly is not all that high maintenance unless you consider how many belly rubs he demands daily! Rudy has one speed — and it is pretty slow — so he does not really need daily walks. Rudy is in his golden years and looking for someone that will agree to lots of belly rubs. Rudy doesn’t mind other dogs but would prefer not too many (and not too young) because his playful days are over now. He walks well on a leash and has no need for a crate (he has no teeth so he isn’t much on destroying things). Rudy thinks cats are aliens and while he wouldn’t ever hurt them — he doesn’t waste any time telling them how much he dislikes them every time he sees one — so it would probably be best for Rudy to go to a home without felines for him to insult. Rudy rides well in a car, sleeps awesome in a big bed, has the best paws we have ever seen on a dachshund, and is generally the best senior dachshund ever if you are looking for a loving companion to talk with about current events!

Rudy recently had another dental and lost his remaining 5 teeth — just like a dachshund, this has not stopped his love and desire for food. He was neutered and brought current on all vetting. Now Rudy is seeking his “staff” that will pamper him and dote all over him. Local applicants are preferred but all applications will be considered. Rudy WILL NOT be put on a transport so out-of-state adopters must consider travel options to adopt Rudy.
If you want to bring this boy into your family, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference (please make sure to list the Foster so you apply for the correct Rudy! There is one available in PA, too!). 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: Jack

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225
 
Jack is 3 years, 15 pounds of energetic fun! He's strong inside and out -- loyal, loving and athletic.

Jack enjoys leash-walking, running in the yard and cuddling with his people.

He also likes playing with another dog, though tends to be alpha, so he needs a more submissive friend and a strong human pack leader. Jack has been treated for heartworms and is raring to go.

Jack would do great in canine competition, hiking. He's looking for his own humans who will give him lots of attention and lots of love. Jack will give it back and then some!
If you'd like to bring Jack back 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:
Matthew Wonnacott
Name: Delia

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Delia is a pretty doxie mix girl who’s had some tough times in her little life. Five years, 13 pounds, very much a doxie with some longer legs! Delia has been bounced around a good bit since being plucked from the shelter just in time. She traveled a good distance to get to her foster home. Along the way, she’s shown she can be testy, even nippy. However, in her foster home, Delia is a happy girl who loves her foster mom, shows much affection.

It took a little longer, but now foster dad is a favorite as well. Delia will make a nice companion for a doxie savvy owner who is willing to give her some space, allow Delia to come forward at her own pace, so she can feel secure, loved, know what a real home is all about. Delia is full of doxie personality, and she loves to play with toys!
If you want Delia to be your favorite, 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:
Abelardo Candia
Name: Pumpkin

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Pumpkin, a 5-6 year old 11 lb. chiweenie, was rescued from a local shelter where she had been surrendered as a stray. Pumpkin was being a bit feisty and guarding her cage so the nice people at the shelter called upon rescue as they knew she would have a hard time finding a new home in the shelter with her silly antics. Once the parking lot of the shelter was in her rearview mirror — this girl was all wags and kisses knowing that her days of being shelter bound were over!

Pumpkin LOVES her foster mom and follows her all over the place! This sweet girl can be a little bark-y when she first meets strangers but she settles right down and soon is all over visitors for more attention. Sometimes silly and playful, sweet Pumpkin is equally as happy to snuggle and lap sit! This gal is house trained and overall a total love — just looking for her forever home to come swoop her up. Pumpkin is good with other dogs and we do not expect she would be too bad with cats (although she has not been cat tested in rescue). Pumpkin has not been tested with kids but we full expect she would be fine with children 10 years and older.

Pumpkin has been spayed, is current on vaccines, lost most of her teeth to a recent dental, and is microchipped — and we know her forever home is just waiting to scoop her up. Local applicants are preferred but all applications will be considered. Adopters MUST travel to foster home to adopt once approved so please consider this before applying to adopt.
If you'd like to adopt 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

 

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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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