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!

New! Please consider sponsoring one of our available dogs! Read more info here.
If you sponsor a dog and forget to include the name or any notes in the message area, please feel free to contact our webmaster to update the page correctly.

Adopting Through AHDRS
Adoption Application Form

 

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Walter

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Meet Sir Walter, doxie/pug extraordinaire! He is 4 years old and a chubby 28 pounds.

Walter came into rescue when his owner's landlord said he couldn't stay. Walter is a real gentleman, and gets along with everyone. He does need just a short time to feel comfortable with new people.

 Walter enjoys hanging out with others dogs, cats. He has good potty habits. Walter does not like to be crated.

His new family will need to keep Walter on the weight loss path with the proper amount of high protein kibble.

Walter is affectionate, easy to love, and will make a great companion.
If you want Walter to be your companion, 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: Lucy

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
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Meet Lucy, a doxie/wire hair terrier. She is 8 years old and weighs 18 pounds.

And what a sweet, well-mannered girl she is! She gets along with everyone and has good potty habits.

Lucy lost her home when her owner got a younger dog and didn't want her any more. As sad as that is, Lucy is much better off and has made an easy transition to rescue.

Lucy could be an only dog if she gets a good amount of attention. If you'd like to love Lucy, she'd like to love you too!
If you want to be Lucy's forever 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:
Kimberly Boring..Apr-Jun
Megan Hayes..Apr-Jun
Name: Slinky

Location: Alexandria, VA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
This handsome chocolate dapple face belongs to Slinky. He is 8 years old and is 15 chubby pounds, though he is working on losing 1-2 more. He lost his home when his owner moved where Slinky could not go.

Like many doxies, Slinky needs some time to warm up to strangers. Once he feels confortable, he is the lovingest dog ever! Slinky is energetic, loves to retrieve toys and will bring them right back to you. He's been taught to come when called and sit on command. His potty habits are good as long as he is taken out on a routine schedule. And he's a good leash walker but does not appreciate the strange dogs at a dog park.

Slinky had a best friend lab in his former home. They cuddled a lot. He would do well in a household with another dog. He could be an only dog with a lot of human attention.

Slinky loves to sleep in the big bed with his person. He is a late sleeper! He will not chew on anything but his soft toys. He enjoys riding in the car. Slinky is a good watchdog and will bark when someone comes to the door, but otherwise does not bark incessantly.

If you are looking for a loving velcro Dachshund, Slinky may be the perfect dog for you.
If you want Slinky to be your best friend, 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:
Nazli Tokbay...Jul-Sept
Name: Snickers

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $100
 
Snickers is a special boy looking for a very special person to call his own. He's a sweet, gentle love bug. He is 8 years old and weighs 8 pounds. Snickers has a handicap, but you see he doesn't know it or act like he does. He lost the use of his back legs well over a year ago, quite a while before he came into rescue. He has had acupuncture and laser treatments while in rescue. Snickers also has a thyroid issue. He takes daily meds and has lots of energy.

Snickers loves people, gets along with the dogs in his foster home. His favorite time is lying in the sun and rolling in the grass. He does this in one of his several nifty drag bags. Snickers also has a cart. Snickers does not need his bladder expressed.

Snickers has tons of personality. He's a great companion, enjoys lap cuddling. If you have the time and compassion for a special needs doxie, Snickers may just be the boy to melt your big heart.
If you have room in your heart and home for this boy, 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:
Nazli Tokbay..July
JoAnn Mazzocchi..June - Jul
Name: Flora

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125
 
This beautiful frosty face belongs to Flora. She is 12 years old and currently weighs 16 pounds, but she's working toward a more svelte 14 pounds!

Flora was left on a highway in Texas. She sure didn't deserve that.

Flora is sweet and easy going, quiet and so gentle. Flora gets along with everyone. She's a happy, affectionate girl who'd enjoy having a sweet doggie buddy to hang out with and a human or two to love on her.

Flora has had her teeth cleaned and is ready for her forever family.
If you want to give Flora a wonderful 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: Cooper

Location: Bethsalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
This blonde cutie is Cooper. He is 6 years old and weighs 14 pounds.

Cooper is mostly doxie with a long body and fairly short legs. Cooper gets along with everyone and enjoys the company of other small dogs.

He's shy at first, then sweet, gentle, and affectionate. Cooper would like a quiet home where he can get lots of love.

He's such a sweetheart and will be a great best friend!

If you'd like to bring Cooper into 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:
Catherine Williams..Jun-Nov
Name: Grace and Frankie

Location: North Carolina

Adoption Fee
: $300
 
Grace and Frankie were rescued from a rural shelter where they had been surrendered as strays. Grace, a red 10 year old miniature, and Frankie (her best friend), a 12 year old black and tan piebald have obviously spent much of their life together as the best of friends and we hope to see them go into a new life together.

Grace is mischievous and silly — more outgoing than Frankie. She gets along well with other dogs and seems to ignore cats. Grace has been diagnosed with Cushings but her only symptom at this time is excessive thirst and accidents. We have started some natural supplements for Cushings and a special diet in hopes we can control her Cushings symptoms without adding in medication. Due to the Cushings, sweet Grace needs some patience with her house training. We are hoping in time her accidents will lessen. Frankie is a bit more reserved with her love but very content to lay in your lap or go whenever you go. Frankie also couldn’t be bothered with cats and seems fine with other dogs. Frankie is house trained and also pee pad trained. Both of these girls would love a home where they can go on walks or run in a backyard — and come inside to snuggle! Both Grace and Frankie love everyone they meet though they seem a little bit intimidated by little humans…so a home with only 6+ year old children would be best. Grace and Frankie are crate trained and leash trained — and are ready for a home that will not judge their age and recognize the love they have left to give!

Grace and Frankie have both been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped — and both received significant dentals when they came into rescue. A local home is preferred but all adopters will be considered. Grace and Frankie will not be put on a transport so any adopters should be willing to travel to adopt the girls from their foster home.

If you want to bring this sweet pair 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.
Foster: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Rebecca Bushby..May-Jun
Basia Burster..Jun
Tracy Tropeano .. Feb - Sept
Joanne Query... Mar '17 - Aug '18
Name: Molly & Sherman

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $675/pair
 
This absolutely darling duo is looking for a forever home together. They are red dapple
Molly (1 year old and weighs 10 pounds) and blue Sherman (5 years old and weighs 9 pounds). Both are so very sweet, quiet, gentle and will surely steal your heart.














Molly has KCS -- Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca in her left eye. KCS occurs when not enough tears are made to keep the eye lubricated. Molly has eye drops. She can see from both eyes.

Sherman was rescued from a breeder. His ears are straggly, supposedly from being chewed by dogs in the kennels next to him. He lost several of his front teeth during his dental. Sherman eats fine and is still so very handsome!

Molly and Sherman get along with other dogs, cats and love people. They'd really enjoy a home where they can get lots of attention from their humans. Because of their size, no small children. Molly and Sherman are cuddly, love lap time and burrowing in the big bed. They are very special doxies, and are both amazingly wonderful.
If you're interested in adoptin the pair, 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net       

Sponsored by:
Kathleen Fluetter..May
Stacia Adams .. Feb - May
Name: Shorty

Location: York, PA

Adoption Fee
: $275
 
Chiweenie Shorty is in search of his forever home after losing his for financial reasons.

Shorty is 5 years old and weighs 10 pounds. He is an incredibly sweet and good boy.

Shorty gets along with other dogs and loves people. He's easy going, well-mannered.

Everyone who meets this little guy is smitten by his loving ways!
If you want to be smitten by Shorty, 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:
Megan Hayes..May-Jun
Floria Volynskaya..Jun-Jul
Name: Kramer

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $125.00
 
Handsome red dapple boy Kramer is looking for his forever home after ending up in a shelter when his owner passed. He is about 11-12 years old and still has energy & spunk.

Kramer was overweight when he came into rescue. He has lost a pound, with about another half to go!

Kramer has had a recent dental, lost a good number of teeth, is doing great, and eats well.

Kramer loves everyone and enjoys the company of other dogs. He's a very sweet, well-mannered boy, and a real joy to be around!
If you want to had this sweetheart to your family, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net      

Sponsored by:
Megan Hayes..Mar - May
Name: Cadbury

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325.00
 
Youngster Cadbury is excited to find his forever home.

He's a chiweenie boy who is 10 months old and weighs 10 pounds.

Cad was quite shy when he first got to his foster home from the scary shelter. He bonded with his foster mom quickly, and took about a week with foster dad. He's a total love now, who enjoys cuddling and playing.

Cadbury was also unsure of the other dogs in his foster home at first; he now enjoys playing, usually with one at a time.

Cadbury is a sweet boy, loyal and loving, craves closeness. He's a smart boy with a great capacity for learning.


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If you'd like Cadbury to be part of your family, please contact his foster mom and complete an adoption application online indicating your preference. If you have never adopted through a rescue organization before, please read Adopting Through AHDRS.
Foster: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net     

Sponsored by:
Kathleen Fluetter..May-Jun
Name: Mr. Cheddar

Location: Columbia, SC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Mr. Cheddar is a sweet chiweenie boy looking for his forever home after some tough times.

He's happy to be safe with rescue. Mr. Cheddar is 10 years old and weighs 12 pounds with good potty skills.

He's a laid back boy who loves his naps, gets along with the dogs in his foster home but does not really interact with them.

Mr. Cheddar will make a great companion to chill with!
If you want to chill with Mr. Cheddar, 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:
Steven Mostroieni .. Mar - Apr
Name: Gretchen

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $250
 
Miss Gretchen is a 2-year old doxie/min pin, who weighs 13 pounds. She has a doxie face, nose, ears, and even body, but she is long-legged.

Gretchen came into a southern shelter so scared, and obviously not socialized. It has taken her some weeks to learn not to be frightened of her foster mom. She is still quite shy with strangers.

Gretchen is amazingly sweet. She loves other dogs, enjoys running and playing in the yard, and even likes the snow!

Gretchen enjoys running and playing in the yard with the other dogs, and even likes the snow! And she loves to cuddle up on top of a cozy quilt. She can be protective of her spot with the other dogs.

Gretchen is very quiet. A calm home with one or two adults would be best. A fenced yard best for Gretchen so she can get to know her new family on her own terms.  Her new family will need to be prepared to offer Gretchen patience, understanding, and lots of TLC.

Gretchen is amazingly sweet. She loves other dogs, enjoys running and playing in the yard, and even likes the snow! A home with another playful dog is a must for Gretchen.

If you feel you can open up your heart and home to this tender soul, 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:
Karen Doughherty...Mar-Apr
Name: Harmonee

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225
 
 

Harmonee is a min pin/doxie mix, who is 5 years old and 14 pounds.

Harmonee had a very tough time before rescue. She was on her own and found pregnant. Unfortunately, her babies died before birth and Harmonee had a terrible infection. She is, thankfully, all better now!


Harmonee is quite shy with strangers, needs a few days to feel comfortable in a new place. Then she's a character, funny and bright, loves to cuddle under blankets. A quiet home is best for Harmony,  though she'd enjoy a doggie friend to play with. She likes to pile toys in her doggie bed and often steals her foster mom's shoes for bedtime! She doesn't chew or hurt them in any way.

Harmonee so deserves the best forever home where she can be a pampered pup!
If you'd like to pamper Harmonee, 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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