|Have you seen my weiners?
At Dachshunds Only Rescue, we have dogs coming into rescue all the time. If you have a request for a particular
gender, color, etc, please send me an e-mail. I'll keep your information and we'll let you know when we have one
that meets your criteria. Often, our dogs are adopted even before they are posted so speak up if you have a
preference. We'll do our best to find you your fur-ever friend!!
Available for Adoption
|Since our rescued dachshunds are fostered with families anywhere in the valley, we are very considerate as to the
schedules and life styles of our foster families. Therefore, a volunteer will bring the dog to the home of the
prospective adopter and by appointment only. It is important that all household members, including any other pets,
be home for the initial meeting (as well as any subsequent meetings) since we believe that such decisions should
be unanimous within the family.
Brody was the second dachshund within one week's time who showed up at the
county shelter as a stray,deep puncture wounds to his body caused by a large breed
dog. He was put on the pre-euthanasia list since his injuries were such that the county
vet said he couldn't even stand up. Prepared to carry all 20 pounds of him out, Brody
had a surprise for us all. He pushed himself up, knowing somehow that I had come for
him, and he wobbled and limped horribly, but this proud pup walked out of that shelter
forever. He was hurt so badly that he wasn't exactly free yet. He was hospitalized for
closer examination of his wounds, making sure no organs were damaged, and surgery
to remove the visible testacle, along with the crypt orchid one in his abdomen. Brody
still doesn't understand why we humans call that 'getting fixed'. However, he is totally
fixed now. Healed up, full of life and love and wonder, this big playful pup is ready for
his real life...the one as a loved family member with people to go on walks with, play
with, and share his endless amount of love with. I'm positive that Brody has a mission
too...perhaps to rescue a human, or he would not have survived. What does his
future hold? If your family is the forever family he deserves, please tell me about it in
the comments section of our online application to adopt Brody.
Age (years): puppy
Color: black and tan
Adoption fee: $275.
Stretch is a mystery, by any stretch of the imagination. He was at the county shelter as a stray
dog, on the euthanasia list for a temperament issue...he was supposedly aggressive to
humans. I committed to take him before I ever saw him, and went there prepared to pick up a
vicious dog who would need a lot of time, patience, and retraining to become adoptable. The
dachshund who came out of the shelter with me is a cupcake. I have seen NO human
aggression with me or 3 other strangers we went to visit as a test. He liked everyone, was
friendly, wagging his tail, getting belling rubs and giving kisses. I don't have any 'test kids', so
we are unsure about children, but Stretch didn't have any issues with the men and woman who
agreed to be test humans. He does bark convincingly if a stranger is walking down the street
while Stretch is outside, but that isn't a capital crime, is it? After 2 weeks of observation, I'm
stumped. I even made him give me a prized possession he was guarding from another dog, in
the height of the growling. He would rather be loved than have that bone, and loved he is.
Young and eager to please, crate training was a breeze. He still needs a little work on leash
manners since like any young hound, he is full of wonder at this big world and wants to see
and smell everything. With a confident human and training appropriate for his age, I know that
Stretch will be the best dog any Dachshund lover could hope for. If you are hoping to find a
young standard Dachshund, just mature enough to understand and accept training and house
rules, please start the adoption process by submitting our application on Stretch.
Age (years): puppy
Color: black & tan
Adoption fee: $275.