"When you adopt, you are saving 2 dachshunds.
The one that comes home with you and the one that you made room for in Rescue"
How Does An AADR Adoption Work?
Potential adopters (you must be at least 21 years old or older to adopt from AADR) should Read Before You Adopt, and then fill out an online application. If you are applying for a dog that is currently available note the dog's name on the application. Your application will then be forwarded to the representative that has that foster dog. If you do not see a dog that you are currently interested in, you can complete an application to "go on file" and the representative closest to you will process it. This way, when a dog comes into the system that does interest you, you will have completed all of the necessary steps and your adoption process will be expedited.
Once we receive your application it will go through and initial review process. You will then be contacted by the representative handling your application. Your application representative will explain the adoption process and conduct a phone interview. The adoption process includes checking personal and veterinarian references, as well as a home visit. We conduct reference checks and home visits to determine if a potential adoptive family is a responsible home. It gives us a chance to meet you and your family. Additionally, we are seeking to ensure that your home will be a safe and a loving home for one of our dogs. Along with the reference check and home visit it is important for our adopters to understand the importance of spaying and neutering. Please review our spay/neuter policy so you will understand why we must be thorough and selective in our approvals of adoptive homes. AADR’s spay/neuter policy does not allow us to adopt to families who have unaltered cats and dogs unless the dog or cat has a medical condition that can be verified with the veterinarian. The only exception to our spay/neuter policy is if the dog that is actively being shown for its championship. Unless the dog has obtained its AKC championship, we cannot condone breeding. We do not have an issue with it if the dog has gained its championship, has proven to be a proper representative of the standard and the person will be breeding the dog to "better the breed." If you are breeding and are not actively showing your dog or have not obtained its championship, we must deny you a rescue dachshund.
If you are approved for adoption, you and your representative will make arrangements to receive your dog. In the case of long distance travel, the adoptive home is expected to make arrangements for transport by offering to drive to where the dog is located or make arrangements to get the dog to them. (Please note that you should be very sure of the dog you are adopting if it is a long distance transport. Should you decide the dog you adopted is not working out in your household, you will be responsible for any costs to return the dog to the original representative.) Volunteers within AADR as well as other rescue groups sometimes have transports going on that may be able to help get a dog to a new home. Please check with your representative to see if this is a possibility. If none is available, it is up to the adopter to make arrangements and cover expenses to transport the dog to them. AADR is not responsible for transportation costs or transportation arrangements, but, will attempt to find volunteers to help with the transport if a transport is possible. The representative will keep you abreast of the travel arrangements if the dog is going to be traveling with volunteers.
When you are approved to adopt you will be sent the contract to read over, sign and send back with your adoption fee. Once your adoption fee is received, we will then work with you to get your dog to you. We only accept check or Money Order. Your representative will give you the items and information that goes with the dog you are adopting. The dog is now yours and you will have two weeks as a trial period from the time you receive your dog.
If, within that time frame you find the dog is not working out in your household, please contact your representative and make arrangements to return the dog or contact the board of directors if you feel more time will help you and your new dog adjust to each other. We have never turned anyone down asking for more time to see if they can keep there new best friend. If this is done within the trial period you will receive a full refund less $45 processing fee. If you decide to return the dog after the trial, per the contract you signed, you must return it to AADR without a refund. The adopter will be responsible for transportation back to the representative they initially worked with or a representative close to the adopter. Adoptive parents are to absorb the cost of transportation and of boarding if necessary until a foster home is available. At no time may you give the dog away or take the dog to the shelter.
AADR has many dogs available for adoption. Please feel free to search our website of available dogs to find a dog you think is best for you. Once you have done that you can email the appropriate contact or fill out an application. AADR will try to assist in transporting dogs from state to state in many cases, so if a dog is not listed as available in your state, please ask the representative if the dog you are interested in could be transported.
THESE FEES ARE NOT NEGOTIABLE
0-6 mos $350.00 microchip fee include
7-24 mos $300.00 +15.00 chip fee
3-4 years $275.00 + $15.00 chip fee
5-7 years $250.00 + $15.00 chip fee
8-9 years $200.00 + $15.00 chip fee
10 and up years $150.00 Or "Just a donation(dogs assessed on and individual basis)
Mixes-puppies $250.00 +15.00 chip fee
Mixes-adults $150.00 Or sometimes "Just a donation" depending on the age of the mix + $15.00 microchip fee
Special Needs $150.00 Medical Issues + $15.00 microchip fee
Special Needs $200.00 Handicapped + $15.00 microchip fee
AADR Dogs adoption fee includes:
Full veterinary health check when they come into rescue including fecal and chip inserted
Current on all vaccines and Rabies
Dental if needed
HW tested and treated if necessary
Medical issues treated
Note to Adopters
Lassie, Cleo, Rin Tin Tin and Toto don't show up in rescue. We don't get the elegantly coiffed, classically beautiful, completely trained, perfectly behaved dog. We get the leftovers. Dogs that other people have incompetently bred, inadequately socialized, ineffectively "trained," and badly treated. Most Rescue dogs have had it. They've been pushed from one lousy situation to another. They've never had proper veterinary care, kind and consistent training, or sufficient company. They've lived outside, in a crate, or in the basement. They're scared, depressed and anxious. Some are angry. Some are sick. Some have given up.
But we are RESCUE and we don't give up. We never give up on a dog. We know that a dog is a living being, with a spirit and a heart and feelings. Our dogs are not commodities, things, or garbage. They are part of God's sacred creation and they deserve as much love and care and respect as the next Westminster champion. So please, please don't come to rescue in the hopes of getting a "bargain," or indeed of "getting" anything. Come to RESCUE to give, to love, to save a life -- and to mend your own spirit. For a RESCUE will reward you in ways you never thought possible. I can promise you this -- a RESCUE dog will make you a better person.
Purebred or Mixed?
Please note that All American Dachshund Rescue refrains from listing available dogs as purebred unless the dog was surrendered with registration papers. While very few dogs come in with registration papers, and realizing that papers do not guarantee that a dog is pure bred, they are the simplest and most cost effective method for us to determine their status. Most of our available dogs are indeed purebred Dachshunds and as such adoption fees will be set using the pure bred fee structure unless we, in our best judgment, have deemed the dog to be a mix. We have adopted this method of presenting our available dogs in the interest of fairness and to promote the adoption of both Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes.
Dogs traveling via paid transport are required to have a health certificate. The fee for the health certificate varies and must be passed on to the adopter. The fees can range from $25.00-$45.00 depending on the state in which the health certificate is issued and the veterinarian.