Surrendering Your Dachshund to AADR
Due to strict laws in the states of CT, MA and RI we cannot take in, transport or adopt to these states. We are very sorry but we have to follow the laws of each state. If you feel this is an injustice to the animals we try to save then please see your legislature and get those laws changed. If you are in one of those states, please search for a rescue within the state that you are in if you need to surrender your dachshund/dachshund mix or if you know of one in danger.
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If you are having to surrender your dachshund because you have to move, please know there are plenty of apartments in every city that will take dogs and cats and we are supplying you with a link to help you find that perfect place so hopefully you don't to give up your precious dachshund.
Giving away your dog is a very traumatic experience for your dog. Dogs bond tightly to their "pack" members (they consider you their pack - their family) and moving them can cause extreme stress, anxiety, behavior problems, depression and some serious health issues. Please consider seeking advice from us or a trainer for any training issues or a behaviorist for serious problems before putting your furry family member through unnecessary stress and displacement.
If keeping your pet is absolutely NOT an option we appreciate you doing the right thing for your dog by contacting us. We have the experience to help you properly and responsibly place your pet into a new home if the pet is deemed adoptable by All American Dachshund Rescue. Please do NOT surrender the dog to a shelter or give the pet to just anyone. Even the most "well intentioned" family members and friends are not appropriate homes and your dog could end up being recycled over and over in the homeless dog system. Ultimately this could cause your pet to end up in the street or worse yet the outcome could be fatal for your dog through no fault of it's own.
Responsibly placing your pet through us or another reputable dachshund rescue is the right thing to do even if it takes some time and extra effort on your part.
We do not have a building/shelter... just a limited number of foster homes that are almost always at maximum capacity. Our foster homes are homes just like yours where there are multiple dogs and sometimes other animals being cared for. They are homes with working parents with kids and life related things happening at all times just like you. Please be patient if we do not have space open right away for your dog. If you can house this animal for a minimum of one month OR until the dog gets a new forever home our chances of helping you are much higher and the dog's stress can be greatly reduced. If you can do this please read on. If holding your dog is not an option and you must surrender your dachshund, please e-mail our Intake Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is an Allergy the Reason You're Giving Up a Pet??
If yes, please review these links in detail before making your decision. You may learn a few things & decide you don't have to give up your pet after all.
Page one Allergy information
Page two Allergy information
Is a move the reason you are're giving up your pet?
Can't find a place that will let you keep your dog? Try this
rental resource, for pet friendly rentals in your area
Is This Your Dog?
Please review the options below, then email our Intake Coordinator at email@example.com
for a Dog Information Sheet, which will need to be completed & emailed back to us along with several photos of your pet.
Courtesy Listing Guidelines, July 2012
1. A $50 listing fee must be paid to AADR via paypal or snail mail. Dachshund(s) will not be listed on the AADR website until the fee is received.
2. Vet records to include proof of spay/neuter status, vaccinations and heart worm preventative must be faxed to 931-359-5581 or mailed with the $50 listing fee to 5016 Spedale Ct. #236, Spring, Hill, TN 37174. You can pay by Paypal using the e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org please put in the comment section that the payment is for a "listing fee".
3. Dachshund cannot have a bite history.
4. For dachshunds 7 years and younger, the listed adoption fee cannot be less than $150. Dachshunds 8 years and older cannot be listed at less than $100. The owner keeps all of the fee if the dachshund is adopted. If the dachshund is not adopted, AADR keeps the $50 listing fee.
5. A bonded pair will be listed at no less than $150.
6. The owner will notify AADR when the dachshund is adopted so that we may pull the listing from the website.
Option 1 - My dog is spayed/neutered and up to date on shots, and I'd like to screen potential adopters myself. If your dog is already spayed/neutered, we can provide your pet with its own web page our website. Your contact information (phone, email or both - your choice) will be provided on the web page, so potential adopters can contact you directly with questions or to arrange a visit or adoption.
Option 2 - My dog is spayed/neutered and up to date on shots, but I'd like AADR to screen potential adopters for me. Your pet will be provided with its own web page on our website. All potential adopters will contact the AADR intake coordinator to complete an adoption application & succumb to veterinary & personal references as well as a home visit.
Option 3 - My dog is not already spayed/neutered. AADR can not post a dog on our website that is not spayed/neutered and up to date on their shots. We can provide you a list of low cost spay/neutering clinics in your area. Once the dog is spayed/neutered and up to date on shots, then we will be able to assist you in listing the dog on our websie.
Is This A Stray?
Please review the options below, then please e-mail the Intake Coordinator at email@example.com
for a Dog Information Sheet, which will need to be completed & emailed back to us along with several photos of the pet.
Option 1 - I will pay for (or have already paid for) veterinary expenses for this pet, including spay, and I'd like to screen adopters myself. If the pet is already spayed/neutered, we can provide the pet with its own web page on www.Petfinder.com, a nationally recognized website that finds homes for hundreds of thousands of homeless pets each year. Your contact information (phone, email or both - your choice) will be provided on the web page, so potential adopters can contact you directly with questions or to arrange a visit or adoption.
Option 2 - I will pay for (or have already paid for) veterinary expenses for this pet, including spay, but I'd like AADR to screen potential adopters for me. The pet will be provided with its own web page on our website. Then potential adopters will contact AADR to complete an adoption application & succumb to veterinary & personal references as well as a home visit.
Option 3 - I would like AADR to pay for all (or a portion of) veterinary expenses for this pet. We can only provide veterinary care if funding allows and for pets that are: 1) not feral or extremely shy, 2) deemed "highly adoptable" by passing a careful interview with you by phone 3) contained indoors at all times. We can not put hundreds of dollars into pets that are given the opportunity to run off or injure themselves. You will have to sign a Foster Agreement committing to keep this pet indefinitely until another foster or adoptive home is found. Adopters will be charged an adoption fee for all dogs. They will be required to complete a phone interview, home visit, adoption application & succumb to veterinary & personal references as well as a home visit.
Click here to see foster agreement.
Read this before commiting to fostering a stray: Dogs that get along well with kids, other dogs & cats are deemed most adoptable. Sadly, no matter how exceptional the personality, dogs with the following characteristics are often overlooked or can take several months or more to find homes: 1. older dogs (6+ years), 2. Dogs with housetraining or behavior issues 3. Dogs with serious medical problems
We are not attempting to discourage you from fostering dogs with these characteristics... because THEY deserve a chance, too! We just want you to have the facts before you commit.
Photographing Tips: We can post up to 2 photos of your pet on its web page. The better the photos, the more interest your pet will get from potential adopters. Try to get pictures from various angles (i.e. headshots, sitting, laying, standing from front, standing from side, etc.). Don't force the pictures. Try to take advantage of photo opportunities when the pet is relaxed. Photos that show a pet's personality are helpful too... playing with a toy, laying with front paws crossed, wearing a bandana, chewing a bone, cuddling with another pet or human, etc.
Tips for "screening" potential adopters for those of you who wish to do your own screening: (coming soon!)
We believe there is a forever home for every dog. It's the commitment from people that gives the dogs the chance to find that home. Without that time most will perish in a shelter.
If you have a diagnosed AGGRESSIVE dog that bites please understand that we will need to conduct a phone interview before we can commit to posting the dog. It is not necessarily hopeless but we need to talk to you to access the situation and see if we can help.
If the case is that your dog can NOT be rehomed because of serious aggression, health issues etc. please do not dump the dog at a shelter or place them into another home. Please consider giving the dog a compassionate end to it's life by putting the dog to sleep humanely at a veterinarian's office where they can end their life in dignity.
If you have any additional questions regarding surrendering your dog, please contact the Intake Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org