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: Arlin

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
This piebald boy is Arlin, an interesting mix of wire doxie and Chihuahua. We see a good number of chiweenies, but Arlin is quite unique in that he has the body and legs of a doxie and just the head of a chiweenie!

Arlin is 6-7 years old and was a good bit overweight when he came into rescue. He looks much better at 16 pounds and is still losing weight, especially because he enjoys running in the yard and investigating! All in all, he's a very cool dude!

Arlin is a bit of an alpha boy in that, at times, he tries to be bossy. He'd do well as an only dog with a doxie savvy owner.
If you want Arlin to be Sherlock to your Watson (or vice versa!) 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: Honey

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $425
 
Honey is sure is sweet, and this little girl is no exception!

Honey is a long hair chiweenie who is 2 years old and weighs 10 pounds. She is very affectionate and gets along with everyone.

Honey enjoys the company of other dogs, as well as cuddling with her people. She's really a precious lovebug!
If you want this sweet thing to be your love bug, 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: Steffi

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
This beautiful chocolate miss is Steffi, who is 3 years old and is 8 pounds of doxie personality!

Steffi has come a very long way from the shelter where she was saved by rescue. Steffi had been left there with IVDD issues. After crate rest and acupuncture, she is totally on the move, running and playing with the best of the pack.

Steffi is an energetic alpha girl -- shy until she knows you -- who loves to run in the yard, play chase with the other dogs. She also is a big fan of toys. And she's quite a whiz with a ball! Steffi is strong and muscular, yet quite thin.

She a little girl with major spirit. Steffi is passionate, loving, devoted to her foster mom. She just tolerates her foster dad and is quite put off by men in general. The ideal home for Steffi would be with a doxie savvy forever mama with a fenced yard, who has a lot of time to devote to her.
If you want to be hopelessly devoted to Steffi, 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: Yeager

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $475
 
Yeager is not quite the hunter his name implies -- unless you consider he's always looking for someone to play with!

This sweet pup is 7 months old and 11 pounds of pure doxie fun.

Yeager is sweet, loving, playful, just a really wonderful boy. His ideal home will have at least one other playful doggie friend.

Yeager will be a delight to his new family.
If you want this boy to delight your family, 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: Harvey

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Handsome Harvey landed himself in the slammer for really just being his breed! This adorable red smooth small standard dachshund at 17 pounds seems to see himself in the mirror as 70 pounds (what dachshund doesn’t inflate their size a bit). Harvey’s surrender form literally states that he was surrendered for picking a fight with the much larger dog in his former home.

Lucky for Harvey, the shelter where he landed keeps his foster mom on speed dial and they quickly called for him to come into rescue. As soon as Harvey entered the doors of his foster home he instantly seemed to be comforted as he was surrounded by other dachshunds and humans that know dachshunds — and we have seen nothing but a very loving little boy who was likely very misunderstood in his former home. Harvey has absolutely adored all of the humans he has met in his foster home (including the littlest humans too). Harvey is 100% house trained, a professional kisser, lap sitter and bed snuggler! He loves to run around outside equally as much as he loves to play with his foster fur-siblings. The only thing we have seen that even remotely could be classified as “aggression” is that Harvey does not like the other dogs to come near him when he is eating (a good healthy 4-5 foot distance is preferred). Once done with his food — he could careless — he just doesn’t want to risk missing a bite of his delicious meals. This aggression does not seem to carry over to the adult humans in his foster home — but truly it is an issue that is very easy to navigate since his meals are only 2 times daily and last about a total of 5 minutes out of 24 hours! Harvey is leash trained and loves to go everywhere with his humans. Due to his issues in his former home we have been working to contain some anxiety issues — Harvey sometimes gets 'talkative’ aka barking when you first get home but he is learning to calm down and relax! Harvey would love to have a home with other dachshunds as he does love to wrestle and play.

Harvey is a beautiful small standard — a size rarely seen in dachshund rescue! For a home that is active and loves the dachshund personality — Harvey is perfection! He is precisely a dachshund in both stature and personality, and is adored in his foster home. Harvey has been neutered, had a dental, is microchipped and current on all vaccinations — just waiting on his dachshund loving adoptive home to come along for him! All applicants will be reviewed but any adopters must travel to adopt Harvey from his foster mom as he will not be put on a transport.
If you want to bring this baby 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:
None at this time
Name: Cassady

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Cassady is a very sweet girl who loves her people!

She spent an entire year in a Texas shelter. Her story really touched the heart of her rescuer, and she was taken to safety.

Cassady gets along with other small dogs, likes to play or just hang out. She likes people of all ages.

Cassady was treated for heartworms and is ready for her forever home. She is 4 years old and weighs 15 pounds. She is an interesting mix of wire doxie and terrier, which makes for one cute face!

If you want to give this sweet girl a forever home, 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: Lily

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
 
Pretty Lily is in search of a family who will love her forever after being left behind in a Louisiana shelter.

She was very happy, if a bit shy, when rescue scooped her out of harm's way. Lily is 3 years old and weighs 19 pounds.

Lily is very sweet and loving, gets along with everyone. She is affectionate and so receptive to kindness and love.
If you want to love Lily, 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: Hugo

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Say "Hello!" to Hugo and consider him for your family.

Hugo is 3 years old and 9 pounds of sugar-sugar!

Hugo was rescued in Louisiana and treated for heartworms. He's raring to go now! He's a happy, healthy bundle of fun and joy.

Hugo is as sweet as he is cute. Because of his size, a home with small children may not be the best match for Hugo.
If you think this cutie is meant for your family, 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: Lilly

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
Adoption Applications for Lilly are currently being reviewed. Due to the overwhelming amount of applications received, we are not longer accepting applications for Lilly. If you have applied for Lilly — you should hear something back in the next week as we sift through the applications for the right match. If you do not adopt Lilly, we urge you to still adopt — and even better, adopt an older dachshund that is struggling to get adopted.
Miss Lilly is a hot-commodity in rescue — a rare puppy siting! Lilly is a 9 month old (DOB 8/12/15) chocolate dapple miniature dachshund. This sweet girl has never not known love and all of her foster siblings keep telling her how lucky she is that she never landed in a place called a “shelter” or on the streets like they have been before! Nope, Lilly has always known a life of love.

Lilly’s story into rescue was one out of love from her former owner who had to surrender her in the midst of many tears because her fiancé was very allergic to Lilly’s dander. That allergy combined with new work commitments were keeping her from being able to properly socialize this sweet girl so she realized that what might be the hardest thing for her heart to do was probably going to be the best thing for sweet little Lilly. This silly little girl LOVES to romp and play with her fur-siblings. When she is not wrestling with a friend, she is playing with her toys or snuggling in a lap! Lilly was very shy when she first came into rescue and we have worked hard to overcome her timid nature. Lilly has learned that the little humans in her foster home mean no harm and we would love for her to go to another home with other little humans that will continue to teach her that people are for giving her everything her little heart could ever want! Lilly is crate-trained, leash trained and working on being house-trained (although that might take a little longer). Lilly is spayed and completely current on all of her vetting — just waiting for her forever home to come along and scoop her up into their loving arms!

Lilly will need a home prepared to work with her socialization and continuing to take her out and about. Lilly will not be put on a transport — any potential adopters would be required to travel to adopt Lilly from her foster mom in North Carolina. Local applicants are preferred however all applicants willing to travel to adopt Lilly will be considered.
If you want to bring this lovely lady 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.
Adoption Applications for Lilly are currently being reviewed. Due to the overwhelming amount of applications received, we are not longer accepting applications for Lilly. If you have applied for Lilly — you should hear something back in the next week as we sift through the applications for the right match. If you do not adopt Lilly, we urge you to still adopt — and even better, adopt an older dachshund that is struggling to get adopted.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
  Jason Liggett
Name: Fritz

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Fritz is so hoping to find his forever family after some hard times. He's such a tender sweetheart, and is so gentle and loving. 

Chiweenie Fritz is 11 years old and weighs 6 pounds. He gets along with everyone he meets.  Fritz just loves to cuddle and kiss! And his tiny size takes up just a small part of your lap!

A quiet home where Fritz can hang out with his humans would be perfect for this little gentleman!
If you have that home for Fitz, 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:
Lisa McNaney - June - August
Name: Bessie and Beazie

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
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: 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: 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:
Matthew J Wonnacott - April - June
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:
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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