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.
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Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Annie Mae

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
This beautiful girl is doxie/beagle Annie Mae. She is 3 years and 25 pounds.

She'd love a home with other dogs and kids to play with. Annie has good potty skills, walks well on a leash.

She's anxious to find a permanent, loving place to hang her leash!
 If you're anxious to be that 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: 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
Name: Reba

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
Reba is what rescue is all about — this 2 year old dachshund mix was pulled from death row! She had been surrendered to an animal shelter by her owner that had done her no favors and left her for dead. Written on her surrender papers the owner listed that she was being surrendered for “aggression on leash” at the apartment complex where they lived. Instead of investing in a trainer or working with her further — Reba found herself abandoned and alone in one of the scariest places a dog can be.

Lucky for Reba, local rescue was coming to the shelter to pull another dachshund mix and stuck around to evaluate her to see if any aggression could be noted. Reba was in the far corner of her kennel resting on a blanket on a cement floor shaking with fear. The look in her eyes told the rescuer all she needed to know — humans had failed her but she wasn’t a bad dog at all. The rescuer returned to pull Reba from the shelter 3 days later. It truly was Reba’s ONLY way out alive and she knew it. She returned the favor with lots of kisses and love to her rescuers!

Reba is a product of human laziness! Dogs are not furniture — they need more then just food, water and love — they need exercise, socialization and commitment! It was quickly apparent that Reba has not been on many walks in her life. She was terrified of the dark and would hunker down when cars would pass by on the street when on a walk. Slowly but surely she is getting the hang of walking on a leash. Reba needs socialization to show her that there really is are very nice human beings out there to build her confidence. Currently she suffers from a little bit of separation anxiety when her foster family leaves the home but she settles down quickly to wait on their return. She is not destructive but is fearful of crates (having quickly broken out of the crate the first day she was left) and will pine for her people until they return. We fully believe that, with time, this anxiety will subside as she gains confidence and gets daily exercise. In fact, we have already begun to notice a significant difference in her personality in just a week!

Reba has an undying love for her family and we have LOTS of hope for this little girl that she will go on to be a fabulous companion! She is seeking a dog savvy family that has perhaps handled separation anxiety issues before and is prepared to stick it out with Reba until she is better. Reba has started on training in her foster home — and learned the command “sit” in just 1 day! She is super smart, completely house trained, a fabulous cuddle-bug, playful companion that needs a hero! She loves kids and other smaller dogs (in fact, she would love a canine companion that would like to play), and seems to have a healthy respect for cats! Reba does seem TERRIFIED of larger dogs and would prefer to have a canine companion that is around her same size (20-30 lbs) to be her buddy!

Fetching is Reba’s favorite game of all time and she will do it for as long as you are willing to throw her toy. She prefers fetching her soft toys but will also fetch rubber toys (but does not seem to really like fetching balls all that much). When not playing a game of fetch with her people, Reba loves to carry her toys around in her mouth and has learned the word “toy” — and will go find a toy when you tell her to do it! Reba is such a snuggle bug — and typical of all dachshunds, she loves to go under the covers to sleep. Her only quandary is what ever breed makes up her other half is not really a fan of being under the covers (as she gets hot easily completely under the covers) so her only answer is to sleep halfway under the covers and halfway out! This silly girl has come so far out of her shell in short order and her foster family just adores her! We know that there is the perfect home out there just waiting on this little gal to romp and play with!

Reba is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped — all ready to go to her new home! If you are interested in adopting, local applicants are preferred. Due to Reba’s shy tendency, she will not be allowed on any transports and will only be adopted to a home that travels to get her.
If you are interested in bringing this girl 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: Alison Schwartz
Email: arhschwartz@gmail.com

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

Sponsored by:
None at this time
Name: Marti

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Marti is a little girl looking for love with her forever family.

She's 2 years old, 9 pounds of cuddly sweetness. Marti is shy at first, then loves to be petted and held -- a lap girl!

She has good potty skills and gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, enjoys playing. Please reach out to add Marti to your family!
If you're interested in Marti, 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: Aiden

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $325
 
Handsome Aiden is a beautiful mix of Pekinese and doxie. He's two years, 13 pounds of happy fun.

Aiden is an active boy, who enjoys playing with the other dogs in his foster home. His forever family should include another playful doggie. Aiden has good potty skills, loves to run in the yard, is calm in the house and sleeps through the night on a dog bed. Aiden likes everyone. Please reach out to make him a part of your family!
If you like Aiden like Aiden likes 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: Janet Sailor Tobin
Email: janetsailortobin@comcast.net

Sponsored by:
Stacey Lindenbaum
Abelardo Candia
Name: Oliver

Location: Bensalem PA

Adoption Fee
: $225
 
Handsome Oliver is a sweetheart full of doxie personality! He lost his home when his owner passed away. Rescue stepped up just in time to keep him out of the shelter. Oliver is 11-12 years, 14 pounds. A pound or so less will suit him well. Oliver has a very pleasant manner, gets along with everyone, happy to entertain himself or just hang out with the crowd. Oliver has good potty habits and walks well on a leash. If you’re looking for a chill guy to pass the time with in a pleasant fashion, Ollie may just be the one!
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:
Stacey Lindenbaum
Name: Amos

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $225
 
Amos is a very happy doxie boy -- in spite of some very hard times in his little life. Amos is blind andwas left in a kill shelter days before Christmas because he lost his sight. He has some hair loss on his back from dermatitis, but is all shiny now from his good diet. Eight-year old Amos is 15-pounds of sweet chubbiness. He's working on slimming down. Amo's new forever family should have a fenced in yard to keep him safe.

Amos is a total love, incredibly soft and cuddly -- very huggable! He gets along with everyone, enjoys playing with the other dogs in his foster home and sitting with his people. Amos learned his way around his foster home quickly. His hearing and sense of smell really kick in. Amos' forever family will be a special one indeed.
To add this boy 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:
H Westin
Name: Gabe

Location: Bensalem, PA

Adoption Fee
: $200
 
Gabe is a gem of a chiweenie, just about the most wonderful buddy anyone could have! This little man has touched the heart of everyone he's met along his way to finding his forever home. Gabe was left in a Louisiana kill shelter. But we just couldn't let this sweet face die alone.

Gabe is 9 years, 10 pounds of love. He's been treated for heartworms and is raring to find his family. He loves dog buddies too. Gabe is calm, sweet, loving; he's also crate and potty trained.

If you want to make this dog your buddy, 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:
Joni Holman
Name: Wally

Location: Central NC

Adoption Fee
: $150
 
 Hi there, my name is Wally, although somehow my foster mom discovered my full royal name is Wallingford P. Wallingford. I haven’t told her I’m actually also a “third” as that just seems too pretentious and I’m really a laid back, blue collar kind of guy. Still, it’s good that she respects my authority, otherwise I’d have to bark her back in line.

Anyway, as you can see, I’m a red standard Dachshund. I’m about 8-9 years old, so I have plenty of life left. At the same time, I’m no puppy obviously. I’m happiest if I can just hang out with you. I love to lie on the couch nearby while you do human things. Well, unless you have fried chicken. If I smell fried chicken I’m moving in closer. It’s a trigger, what can I say?

Here’s the rest of my story, as best I can relay it. My original owner died and his family took me to a shelter rather than keep me. I think it’s because I was paralyzed at the time so they thought I couldn’t get better. Luckily for me a rescue swooped in and pulled me, got me checked out and even got me a wheelchair cart! (I hate that thing by the way. I much preferred to just drag myself around. It just seemed so much more natural you know!) Regardless, with some time I didn’t need it anyway. I lost some weight (just in time for bikini weather too, whew!) and now I’m walking again. OK, so it may not be a perfectly sexy walk, but I do just fine. You’ll see me drift every once in a while, or drag one foot if I really get going, but I do just fine. I just can’t deal with steps or jumping. I’m already too weak in my back legs and I don’t want to risk the indignity of riding around in my cart again!

I live with my foster brothers and sisters now and I am cool with that, but I REALLY like individual attention. I get along just fine with the other dogs. The cats are a mystery to me. I see them occasionally and so I try to check them out, but then the grumpy old grey one hisses at me, so I let him know that’s not cool by barking at him until he sullenly walks away. Mission accomplished!

I would love to go to home where I could be with my human most of the time. I have some anxiety issues that are beyond my control. After losing an owner, being surrendered to a shelter, recuperating and then going back into foster care again, who wouldn’t!?! I just want to be near my human as much as possible. When I’m separated, I do cry. I can’t help it. I just want them to come back and get me! I don’t tear anything up. I’m not destructive. I just get panicked so I pant and whine and cry, especially in that crate. I don’t like that crate. Just leave me out please, but you have to make sure I’m not somewhere I can try to jump on things. Better yet, why don’t you just let me hang out with you? My foster dad works from home and I get to be his office mate almost every day, so I am excellent at filing TPS reports!

Why not interview me for a position at your home?!? Looking forward to speaking with you soon.

Sincerely,
Wallingford P. Wallingford, III (Just tell my foster mom to call me Wally!)
 
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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