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.

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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Name: Pebbles

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $225
Pebbles is a very tiny chocolate and tan Chiweenie. She weighs right around 5 pounds and is just about a handful of cuteness! She will be 4 years old in May.

Pebbles was surrendered with her housemate Bambam, and at first it was thought they needed to be adopted as a pair, but the longer they are in rescue, the more it is apparent they would do fine in a home without each other. She is good with other dogs. She can actually be a bit pushy with them, even as tiny as she is. She has that typical dachshund attitude!

Pebbles is crate trained and was trained to use puppy pads. Her foster family does not use them, instead, they take her outside. Pebbles does wonderfully when she is kept on schedule. Her foster mom is not yet comfortable leaving her running loose when she is not home, however, because she is is still working on her housetraining.

Pebbles would make a great apartment dog because she is so very small! She loves everybody and is happiest when she is being carried around and loved on. She loves her big fluffy blankets to burrow in and likes it even better if it is on an available lap! She was overweight when she came into rescue but has lost all the extra weight and looks great now. She is a chow hound, though, so whoever adopts her must be firm and not let her have more than she needs.

Pebbles is spayed, she has had her teeth cleaned. She is current on all vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative. She is also microchipped. She has no health issues. She does have a spot on the side of her head that has very little hair. She had an infection as a puppy and the hair never grew back.

Applicants that are close to Indiana will get preference. It is the adopter's responsibility to cover any expenses incurred in getting her to her new home. Applicants that are close to Indiana or willing to travel to meet the dogs are preferred. Contact Pebble's 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.

Name: Bambam

Location:

Adoption Fee
: $
This handsome little dude is Bambam. He is a chiweenie and is will be four years old in May. He weighs around 7-8 pounds, but, he could stand to lose a little bit of weight. But just look at that face! How could anyone resist that adorable face?

Bambam was surrendered with his housemate and it was initially thought they were a bonded pair, but the longer they are in rescue, the more apparent it becomes that they would be happy without the other as long as they are getting lots of love! Bambam is a bit flighty and takes a bit to warm up to strangers, but he is very sweet once he knows you (he is, however, good with other dogs). He is an active little guy and would love to go on walks with you.

Bambam is crate trained and does really well in the house, but being a typical male, he will mark on occasion. He would do well in a home with another female or a submissive male.

Bambam is very loving once he knows you and he warms up to strangers pretty quickly. He just needs a bit of patience. Once he knows you he is a funny, sweet little guy that just soaks up love like a sponge! He would not do well with small kids as they would make him nervous, but older kids that would respect his space would be fine. He would love it if he had someone to play with him and take him for walks!

Bambam is neutered, he has had his teeth cleaned and he is current on all vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative. He has no health issues. He is just a nice young dog that lost his home through no fault of his own. He is also microchipped.

Applicants that are close to Indiana will get preference. It is the adopter's responsibility to cover any expenses incurred in getting her to her new home. Applicants that are close to Indiana or willing to travel to meet the dogs are preferred. Contact the Bambam's 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.

Name: Sister Nel

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375
Sister is a 3-year old black & tan doxie girl weighing in at 17 pounds. Her fur is a beautiful sable with black overlay coloring. She is the most gentle, kind hearted dog you will ever meet. She is known as the 'mother hen' at her foster mom's house, because she has such a sweet quality about her...she truly does care about all of her pack members, both human & dog. You can look in Sister's eyes & see such a genuinely good natured dog. It's as if she has an old soul & everyone that meets her instantly falls in love.

Sister enjoys being around other dogs, and she loves a good game of tag or a friendly wrestling match. She would also do well in a home with no other dogs, as she is perfectly happy with cuddling on the couch all day or playing a game of fetch with her human. She has lived with kittens, cats, puppies & dogs of all sizes & has never met a fellow fur-baby that she did not get along with! She will be able to thrive in any environment, whether it be in a quiet apartment with a single owner, or in the country with a big family full of active kids. She gets along great with everyone & can adjust easily to any situation.

Sister has always been an inside dog with a big fenced in yard to play in. She does like to chase squirrels, turtles & other small wildlife, as most dachshund's do, so she does need to be monitored while she is outside, especially if her play/exercise area is not fenced in. Sister is house trained & leash trained. She knows 'sit' for a treat & she also has been taught to sit & wait patiently for her food bowl to be put in front of her. She is also crate trained & absolutely LOVES her crate! She actually really enjoys being in her crate, either alone or with another dog. She takes corrections very easily & very rarely requires more than a calm, simple 'no' when she is doing something she shouldn't be.

Sister is spayed, up to date on vaccinations & is on both heartworm & flea/tick preventative. If you are looking to add a calm, sweet, laid back doxie to your family, that also has a little spunk & a happy go lucky attitude...Sister is the perfect dog for you! She is just the right mixture of snuggles & playfulness, & will make a great new addition to any family!

If you'd like to provide Sister with snuggles, 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.

Name: Paco and Pablo

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $375 (bonded pair)
Say hello to long hair bonded doxie boys, Paco and Pablo, who are lucky they made it out of their first "home." The people who had them were being deported and decided to destroy these beautiful boys in their yard, but blessedly were stopped by a neighbor who took the boys and ran off. The duo was taken to a vet's office and then made their way to rescue.

Despite their beginning, these handsome 8-year olds are sweet, loving and SO deserve a wonderful forever home full of kindness.

Both boys are fully vetted now, including a dental, and are ready to love and be loved. Pablo is the chunky boy, who is on a bit of a diet! Please reach out to show these furboys what it's like to have a great home!

If you'd like to be their new human, 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.

Name: Trudy

Location: Central North Carolina

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
Hi, my name is Trudy. I’m a beautiful, 19 pound, two and a half year old smooth coated, tri-color female dachshund/beagle mix, and I’m ready to spend the rest of my days as your buddy.

My owner surrendered my puppies and me to the shelter when she could no longer afford to take care of us anymore. Soon afterwards, my puppies were all adopted out, and I was by myself. My foster mom rescued me, gave me a nice, warm bath, cleaned my ears and took me to the vet to get spayed and fully examined.

Now, I’m living with my foster family full of dachshund brothers and sisters while I learn house manners and get started on basic obedience commands. My foster mom says I am doing a great job so far—I already know how to sit and lay down for my meals! I am leash trained, but I am still working on my crate training and house-training skills. I will need continued work, but I do very well if kept on a routine potty schedule.

My foster mom brags because I am such a super-sweet, mild-mannered and social dog. I am currently living in a home with a three year old human, who is my best bud. I love to sit in his lap, and he loves to give me crackers! I would be a great choice for a family with children, so long as the children are taught to be respectful of me. As with all homes where dogs and small children co-reside, the safest option for both the small child and for the dog is for them to never be left alone together without adult supervision.

In my free time, I love to snuggle with my humans and canine pals under a big pile of blankets and watch tv, go for walks or go outside with my foster brothers and sisters to play. I have not been exposed to cats, but my foster mom thinks I would probably get along okay with them. Although I am improving at this daily, I tend to be very talkative (barky) at first when my mom leaves me at home alone in my crate, and I also love to bark here and there when I am play wrestling with my foster brother, Carlyle. Because of this, I will do best in a house—no apartments or townhomes for me! Since I love to run and also tend to shy away from strangers who are trying to pick me up, and my foster mom says that she will only adopt me out to a home with a fenced yard. She worries that I may run away and get lost if I find myself out in “the wild” unleashed.

I am spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm and intestinal worm negative and on preventative. I have also been microchipped.

Do you think we could be best friends forever? If so, 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.

Name: Eddie

Location: Indiana

Adoption Fee
: $175
This rather handsome lad is Eddie. He is a nine year old smooth dapple. He weighs around 17 pounds, but could stand to lose a pound or two. I'm sure he would enjoy losing his extra fluff by going on enjoyable walks with his new human!

Eddie came into rescue because he was the ex-husbands dog and it caused some friction with the new husband. He also was in competition with the resident
male dog and he marked a lot. Because of this, he is looking for a new home where he is an only child or the only male. Eddie would do best as an only dog (or with a female housemate) in an experienced dachshund home.

Eddie loves his people, but he picks one person and will become protective of them and will growl to warn people away. He needs someone that won't permit him to act out and make him mind his manners! He can be protective of his food as well. He is crate trained and when kept to a schedule he does well in the house. If his schedule is disrupted, he may have accidents. He is crated at night and when his foster humans leave, but he likes his bed so there are no issues with doing that.

Eddie is more laid back and easy going, plus he doesn't bark a lot. He just wants someone that will love him for who he is! He has been in a home with teens but he would not do well with younger kids because they make him a bit too nervous. Eddie is neutered, he is current on vaccines and heartworm and flea preventative, and he will get his teeth cleaned and be microchipped before leaving his foster home. He's just about ready to pack his bags and move into his new furrever home!

Adopters must be close enough so they can meet Eddie before agreeing to adoption. If you want to take him home furrever, 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.

Name: Brandy

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
Brandy is a 2 1/2 year old little lady was born September 26, 2011 and would love to celebrate her next birthday with you in her new furever home! Brandy and her brother, Bailey (see below), lost their loving home when their family lost their jobs and had to relocate without the furbabies. This young princess has a great personality and boundless energy and would love to lounge around and relax with you!

Brandy is house & crate trained, and learned to use the doggie door very quickly like her brother (smarts must run in the family!). Like Bailey, she does well away from her sibling as long as there is another dog for company. She gets along with her foster siblings well, including the cat, however, she can be intimidated by the bigger dogs. She loves to play, though, and walks on a leash well, so you can take her for a lovely stroll around your neighborhood to show off this gem.

If you are interested in adopting this darling little 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.

Name: Bailey

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
Meet another star of the show, Bailey! This 3 year old boy loves to be the center attention--he's sure to be the apple of your eye! Bailey has a lot of personality and energy, which is surely contagious! He was born May 19, 2011, so be sure to celebrate his birthday with him! Bailey came to rescue through an owner surrender with his sister Brandy. His loving family lost their jobs and had to relocate, and unfortunately the pair had to be left behind and are now seeking their furever home.

Bailey is great with all his foster siblings--dogs and cats alike! He gets along well with his sister, but he also gets along great without his sister, as long as there is another dog to keep him company. His only negative is tends to hump (there is no delicate way to word that!). He loves to play and walks well on a leash. This smart little cookie is crate & house trained, and learned to use the doggie door immediately! In fact, he even went out in the recent snow! Now there's someone who knows how to enjoy life!

If you are interested in adopting this fantastic little guy, 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.

Name: CoCo

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00
Say Hello! to one-year old doxie, Coco, who is so happy to have made it out of the shelter, where he was so very scared and just not himself. We don't know much about his first year of life but suspect it was not the best. He is finding himself again and is preparing to make a new home with you! He is a beautiful tweeny doxie of 17 lbs. You will note his striking and unusual coloring -- sable with black overlay.

Coco is a sweet, loving boy who loves to cuddle on your lap. He also enjoys classical music, which would be perfect for a relaxing evening (and goes well with cuddling). Coco would do best as an only dog or with a laid back female canine friend.  A doxie savvy owner is needed to show Coco the ropes, that life is good. He can be frightened of folks he doesn't know at first, but he just loves his person and lap cuddling. Coco also walks well on leashes and enjoys riding in the car--just imagine those ears flapping in the wind! Perhaps on the way to enjoy an evening of some live classical music in the park?

Coco is now interviewing forever family applicants! If you'd like to apply, 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.

Name: Colin

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Colin is an 8 year old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix--mostly doxie with cute little Chihuahua ears! Mixes can be the best of both worlds so don't miss your chance to take this little guy home for a cuddle! Colin was found as a stray and taken to the animal shelter, where no one claimed him, so he is on the hunt for a new home! Could it be yours?

He is a young little man in his mind and loves to not act his age! He doesn't even have any white on him. Plus, this adorable little guy loves to be the star of the show! So get out your video cameras because he will most certainly be the star of your home videos to share with your friends and family--he will stand on his back legs and paw the air in order to capture your attention. Who can resist that talent?

Colin gets along great with other dogs and even ignores the cat! He is, however, timid around younger children, so homes with no small children are recommended.

If you're eager to take this star 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.

Name: Paddy

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $200.00
This little man has the luck o' the Irish on his side! Paddy, age 5, got his name because he was rescued from an animal shelter on St. Patrick's Day. What a day for him to celebrate! For him and for you--because now you have the chance to take Paddy home to be your cuddly little clover!

Paddy is now a St. Patrick's day dog, but he prefers to keep things low key, including his new home. He prefers a quiet home with low activity (that's where the cuddling comes in!). This sweet boy loves his toys and lots of love from his humans! Paddy is a healthy boy but does have a birth defect called AV Drop where his heart skips a beat every now and then. He does not require medication at this time and has no knowledge he's any different from a regular doxie because of his birth defect. His foster mom has made sure he is not overweight & eats healthy to help keep his heart healthy, and just keeps an eye on him (but honestly, he's too handsome NOT to keep an eye on!) Paddy has been vetted & is healthy otherwise, he is neutered and is on HW preventative. He is both crate and house trained, He also enjoys wandering about the yard and is also leash trained, so you can take him out of the yard on lovely little walks.

If you want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Paddy, 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.

Name: Dover

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $350
Meet doxie Loverboy Dover, who is in search of someone to love and his forever home! Dover is 3 years old and 11 pounds, and is a sweet, funny boy so deserving of a wonderful family. He completely charmed his foster family in just one day with his delightful, happy manner and wonderful personality. We know he'll charm you, too!

Dover is potty trained, not much of a barker, and gets along with everyone (what more could you ask for!?). He loves his person (it could be you!) and his favorite time is cuddling and being petted. If you stop, Dover will coax you back into rhythm! He also loves to sleep in the big bed (but we know you'll want to share, anyway). Dover's tail is a little more than half the length of a normal doxie tail -- but it wags just fine and fast! Dover is a great little dog who will win your heart instantly.

If you think Dover is meant 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.

Name: Chewy

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $250 + $11 microchip fee
Chewy has a story that makes your heart break. She lost her human mom and was left with her doggie mate, Lucky, in a home alone for an undetermined time. Then Chewy lost her doggie mate, and was left to grieve all by herself.

Because she was left on her own, Chewy has slid a little in the housebreaking department, but is doing really well with gentle reminders. As with most small dogs, if the weather is a little icky, Chewy would prefer to use her potty pads, but as a general rule, will use the outside with doggie door access.

Chewy is amazing, however, she comes to us with a bit of a weight problem. She needs to lose approximately 3-5 lbs. She is a big girl right now, and loves her food, her foster brothers and sisters food, your food, and even the food from the guy down the street. :O) We are working on her weight, and she is doing very well on a good quality food portioned very strictly. She will need daily walks to help with her weight issue.

Chewy really only wants to be loved and be very near to the special people in her life. She can be a little clingy and demanding of your time. This continues to lessen as she becomes more adjusted and is learning to trust again.

Chewy is crate trained and will even lounge around in it even if it's not crate time. She gets along great with her foster brother and sisters, but would really do well in a home with just herself or one other dog. Chewy prefers dogs that are very laid back, puppies are just so much work and very exhausting! :O)

If you are looking for a very sweet little girl who just wants to be the center of your attention, and you the center of her attention, then you've found the perfect new friend! Please consider Chewy as the newest and best addition to your 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.

Name: Gus

Location: Pocomoke, MD

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Gus is a unique dachshund/chihuahua mix who is sure to warm your heart. This sweet boy is six years old. He is very animated, and always has something to add to your conversation. he may be a bit assertive when you first meet him, but he gets over it quickly and is a friend for life.

Gus is well-trained, clever and knows many commands including: sit, stay, lay, come, paw, wave and roll over. This smart cookie loves to go for walks and car rides, he is housetrained and will ring a bell to let you know when needs to go outside to go potty. He is also crate trained and loves to curl up in his blankets for a nap. Gus gets along great with all the dogs in his foster home and really enjoys having playmates.

Although you would never know from meeting Gus, he has Addisons disease. With a monthly injection and a weekly dose of steroids; Gus maintains a very happy and active life! Gus is known to experience occasional seasonal allergies that can be bothersome, although he does much better when maintained on Science Diet food and also with the aid of mediated baths as needed.

Because Gus has some special needs, it would be best if he were in a home with children 12 and older. Please click here to learn more about Addison's disease.

Gus is sure to bring plenty of smiles to his future, forever home. If you think that's 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.

 

Name: AJ

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Hello, everyone. I'm AJ. I'm only four but this weird world has shown me the meaning of being lonely. I lost it all and found myself at the shelter with nowhere to go. I am inconsolable without someone to love and I feel incomplete without a place that feels like home--do you think you could love me more than that?

I am such a sweet guy and I promise not to play games with your heart. I will love you as long as you love me! Let's have a party and spend time together because I wanna be with you! I have special skills such being house trained and knowing how to use a doggy door. I like other dogs and, Darlin', I even tolerate cats. I'm very mild mannered and sweet and love to cuddle, just to be close to you. I promise I'll love you forever and I'll never break your heart because it's gotta be you that takes me home!

If you want to be my safest place to hide, please contact my 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.

Name: Chelsea

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Hello! My name is Chelsea, and I'm a very mild mannered old lady (I'm only 9 years old!). As you can see, I have a beautiful white mask and the look of a princess. Perhaps I am Princess of Genovia, or even of your heart?

Sadly, this is my second time in rescue. I had a good home for five years, but unfortunately I lost it and am looking for my furrever home. Like any member of royalty, I have been house trained and am crate trained, but that's quite unneccessary because I'm so well behaved.

One of my favorite hobbies includes being out in the yard--one must enjoy the grounds of their castle, you know. I enjoy the company of dogs and, like any lady, have trained myself to tolerate cats as well. I have been completely vetted and will be having my dental visit next week, along with one more doctor visit, and I will be ready to go home!

If you believe you have a home I can call my castle (no preschool aged children), please contact my 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.

Name: Sophie

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Sweet Sophie here is 8 or 9 years old and lost her home due to economic issues. Sophie and her two doxie siblings were displaced when her elderly owners has to move, so Sophie is on the prowl for a new lap to snuggle in. Sophie has been well cared for and loved for her whole life and is hoping to be loved by you next!

Sophie is a little girl, who may or may not have doxie in her, but since her siblings are doxies, she is an honorary member of the doxie club! She gets along with her foster siblings well and has a very sweet demenor. Sophie is house trained and loves to play outside in the snow! She is fully vetted with her bags packed and ready to move in!

If you are excited to make snow angels with this little 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.

Name: Sugar

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Sugar-pie, Honey bunch! You know that you love heeeer!! Sweet Sugar here is only five years old and is a red doxie. This honey is 100% house trained, a perfect quality if she does say so herself, and loves everyone! She is practically perfect in every way! (She might have stole that tagline from Mary Poppins, but it fits her to a T!)

Sugar is great with people and other animals! One of her favorite hobbies is spending time snuggling on the couch next to her person (and maybe getting belly rubs). Not only does Sugar love people, she gets along great with other animals she meets! She hasn't met a person or an animal that she doesn't like!

Sugar has been vetted and was found to have severe allegeries. She was nearly bald when she was taken into foster care, but her foster mom worked very hard to get some of her beautiful hair back. Sugar was found to be allergic to grass, grain, and any chicken product, and will need to be on a special diet for the rest of her life--even her treats have to be special. Honey currently enjoys munching on Royal Canin Anallergenic and needs to be kept on it year round. Her food is expensive, however, the 18 pound bag lasts for several months, so it really does not cost more than a high quality dog food (Blue, for example). It is also clearly a good investment--Sugar is worth every penny!

If you can't help yourself and you want to love Sugar and nobody else, 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.

Name: Harry & Larry

Location: West Virginia

Adoption Fee
: $200
 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.

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.

Name: Samm

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
Introducing: Samm!! He is a great, 8 year old boy who has had a hard life.  He was found in a shelter in SW VA, in so much pain he could not eat. Two wonderful ladies helped AHDR pull him from the shelter and into a foster home--the rescuers said they'd never seen teeth in such bad shape! This strong boy had a lot of dental work, and lost a lot of teeth, but is now healthy and happy and looking for a home of his own!!

Samm really enjoys other dogs, playing, and is looking forward to finding a forever home to hunker down and snuggle in! He is crate trained and is working on being house trained, which he is doing well with so far. Since his dental, he has gained a new lease on life--and a bit of weight, now that he can eat without hurting! What a relief!

If you're ready to take this trooper 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.

Name: Harley & CJ

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150 each or $250 for both
Harley (black/tan) and his brother, CJ (chocolate), were dumped at a shelter--not once, but twice! Why they were abandoned the first time is unknown, but the second time was because they were not fully housetrained. It's obvious they have been loved and cared for well in the past, but that's unfortunately in the past--it is time to find them a forever home that will love and care for them!

Both boys (about 9 or 10) love being outside and spend much of their time in the fenced in backyard, enjoying the great outdoors & the sunshine. The brothers enjoy each other's company, however, they are not a bonded pair and can be adopted seperately, as long as there is another dog companion in the home to keep them company. Unfortunately, these boys do not like cats, so their new home needs to be kitty free!

They still need some work with housetraining, but both boys are crate trained and have learned to use the doggy door, and also come in when called for dinner or treats. Harley is slightly smaller than CJ, and CJ is a bit more outgoing than Harley and tries to eat all the food, so the boys have to be fed seperately. The boys are well mannered, polite, fully vetted and ready to go home!

If you're ready to give one (or both!) boy sa 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.

Name: Country

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $250.00
Well, life on the farm is kinda laid back, ain't much an old country boy like Country can't hack! Country is a 2 year old boy (his birthday is April 2, 2011) lookin' for a new home to hang his hat in. Country's days were all filled with an easy country charm, workin' on the farm, until his daddy passed away. He enjoyed a simple kinda life playing, digging, and enjoyin' the sun. After his daddy passed away, the family took him to a townhouse in the city, but Country wasn't too keen on bein' a city folk himself. His family wanted only the best for him and decided to see if someone could bring him back to a simple kinda life that he loves so much.

Country is a sweet guy, who tips his hat to and gets along with most everyone and ever critter he done comes across. He'd prefer a place where he has room to run, and needs a bit more reinforcement on house trainin', ma'am. He's fully vetted and rearin' to go!

If you're ready to rein in this big boy and give him a home where the buffalo roam, 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.

Name: Lilly

Location: Catlettsburg, KY

Adoption Fee
: $125.00
This little mix dachie is Lilly, about 5 years old and approximately 15 pounds. Lilly came from a home where dad developed terrible allergies and he was allergic to her and a lot of other things. So Lilly came into rescue.

This beauty is up to date on her shots, spayed and a very sweet little girl. But Lilly also has a strong hunting desire! She can tell you where ALL of the ground squirrels have been in the fenced in back yard, and then she we tell you all about it! Both Lilly and her new mommy or daddy would greatly benefit from a fenced in yard! She lets her nose control her mind, feet and direction!

Since Lilly is a mix, genetics meant her legs are a little long for a doxie. She is also going prematurely gray, but she is still very active and loveable. She likes her quiet space and goes to her “house” upon request. She also gets her feelings hurt very easily! She’ll wrench your heartstrings. (As if you couldn't tell just by looking at her eyes). Lilly would be the perfect partner to explore the great outdoors, especially hiking and walking the trails. Did we mention that she also likes to cuddle and give kisses?

If you would like to be the one to adopt this special little girl and take her on adventures, 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.

Name: Georgia & Daisy

Location: Catlettsburg, KY

Adoption Fee
: $125.00 each or $200.00 pair
These sweet, 10 year old little girls are a casualty of a new baby in the home. They just couldn’t take care of everyone, so guess who went? The poor things.

These little girls have been spayed and they are also up to date on their shots. They are very sweet and kind. Georgia and Daisy sleep together and are extremely good to each other, but they don’t have go together unless you just don’t want to separate these litter sisters. Yes sisters! They are sized from their mom and dad, but colored like the other parent.

Georgia & Daisy are great with other pets and they are very submissive. Georgia is larger, about 14 lbs, where Miss Daisy is more delicate at about 5 lbs. Georgia likes to thank you for her meals by barking at you (Compliments to the chef!). Daisy likes to roll over and kick her feet at you. Both are very sweet little girls that need a forever home to spend their days in. They would love to be the ones that keep your feet and heart warm with the winter months coming on.

If you are ready to give Georgia or Daisy, or both!, a new 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.

Name: Ginger

Location: Catlettsburg, KY

Adoption Fee
: $200
Ginger & Ashley (see below) are a beautiful pair of reds that came from a backyard breeder. Ginger lived her entire life in a small shed, where she was forced to have litters of puppies that were ripped away and sold for their owners profits.

Ginger is 6 years old, is spayed & is up to date on all of her shots, so she is ready to go home! She gets along well with her foster siblings and is very submissive. She is always looking for assurance from Mom and Dad.

Ginger would love to find a home with Ashley (see below), but she would be just fine as an only dog, too. Both are learning to trust and give kisses, and loooove to snuggle!

If you are ready to bring Ashley into her 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.

Name: Ashley

Location: Catlettsburg, KY

Adoption Fee
: $200
Ashley & Ginger (see above) are a beautiful pair of reds that came from a backyard breeder. Ashley lived her entire life in a small shed, where she was forced to have litters of puppies that were ripped away and sold for their owners profits.

Ashley is 6 years old, is spayed & is up to date on all of her shots, so she is ready to go home! She gets along well with her foster siblings, but sometimes she can be a little bossy and needs to be reminded to be nice and get along with everyone. Ashley is an extremely long doxie and would be great in a home with older children (it's best smaller children don't handle her because of her unusually long back).

Ashley would love to find a home with Ginger (see above), but she would be just fine as an only dog, too. Both are learning to trust and give kisses, and loooove to snuggle!

If you are ready to bring Ashley into her 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.

Name: Tad & Callie Sue (bonded pair)

Location: Catlettsburg, KY

Adoption Fee
: $300.00
Introducing Tad and Callie Sue! This pair has been together since Tad was 3 months old and Callie was 2 months old. They've been with each other since they were kids and look forward to spending another lifetime together. They are about 10 years old, so they are not as hyper and active as younger furkids are, but they still love having our own kind of fun and activity. They love and take care of each other, just like they will love their new human.

They often talk with one another about how their dad cried the day they left him. Their daddy didn’t want to let them go, but when he found out that he had cancer, these babies were the ones that he worried about. He wanted to make sure that they were safe and taken care of. He knew that rescue would make sure that the new home they went to live in was safe and they would be well taken care of. He made sure that they went to the vet on regular times for our checkups and, yes, both have made the “Big” trip, so no worries about an extended family from this couple.

Both sweethearts are funny and loveable, love to snuggle, give kisses. They love their foster mom and dad, but they deserve to get our own forever home, where they are sure to melt their new humans hearts because they are so darn sweet!
 
They are a great pair and would love a great home, and if you think it could be yours, 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.

Name: Rosie

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Adoption Fee
: $150.00
This sweet girl, Rosie, is 11 years and is currently being featured on our Can You Help Me Page. She came to our rescuers care in in rough shape and had several medical issues that needed to be taken care of, such as some detal work and surgery. She was rewarded with a clean bill of health and ready to go home!, although she will forever walk with a bit o' a wobble from prior back issues. Rosie enjoys life so much that she doesn't realize those prior back issues won't allow her to climb or jump, she just wobbles around lookin' for love!

Rosie is house trained and crate trained, although she assures you there is no need ot crate a lady such as herself. One look into her adorable eyes and you won't be able to disagree! Especially when she asks you if she can take a wee walk about the yard. Rosie is on the lookout for someone older (no young children) who would enjoy basking in the sun with her.

Nov 2013 Update: Rosie is doing much better and is completely healed from her tumor surgery! YAY!

If you have the perfect sunning spot in mind for Miss Rosie,  please contact her foster mom and complete an adoption application online. 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

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