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AADR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer based organization.
We work tirelessly to save homeless Dachshunds and place them into loving, forever families.

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The dogs below are hoping they will be in their forever homes soon! 
Thanks for considering them for your forever friend! 
  (Click on the name banner or photo to see more info and to apply!) 

FP 2020 Aaron Banner

FP 2022 Aaron PhotoAaron came from a breeder when they wanted to retire him. He was scared when he first came into rescue but as time has gone on and he’s watched the other dogs, he’s become friendly and allows himself to be picked up and petted. We put him in an xpen when we leave and he’s fine until we get home. He also sleeps in his xpen at night with not a peep out of him.

Keep in mind he is a breeder dog and he’s going to need time and patience to learn to be a pet. He’s started down that road but he needs time and he’ll yorepay u 10 times over.

Our must haves for handsome Aaron include:
- Another small, adult dog to keep him company when you are gone and to learn from
- A fenced yard
- No apartment, high-rises, or condos
- Someone who is home a lot and who is willing to give him time and love to be the wonderful pet he was meant to be

It was discovered during vetting that he has a grade 4 out of 6 heart murmur. For that reason he was not able to stay under anesthesia to complete his dental. So in about 4 months, he’ll need to go back to a dental specialist to have the other teeth on his right side cleaned and/or removed. We are committed to him so AADR will pay for that procedure. In the meantime, he’s fine eating softened food and is able to be adopted. If you are interested in him, please contact his foster mom by visiting Aaron's pet page, and she’ll fill you in on everything pertaining to this sweet boy.   




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FP 2022 Bronson Photo 4BIO UPDATE (4/25/2022):  Bronson just got groomed for summer and was the perfect gentleman. Now you can see his lovely brindle coat. He even got his eyebrows and beard trimmed up.

This sweet boy has adapted so well after losing the only family he ever knew after 9.5 years.  He loves to cuddle up close to other little dogs and snooze, if his foster Mom and Dad’s laps aren't available.

He has also learned to have his teeth brushed, so he will probably never have to go to the doggy dentist again, as long as his new family keeps it up!

Bronson is a treasure, such a joy to have around! Maybe you are his perfect forever home??

BIO UPDATE (3/27/22):  Bronson is such a character! He loves everyone he meets and loves his toys!! He apparently was a bit spoiled in his previous home, as he will do a little bark when he expects you to pick him up and hold him, and that is pretty much all the time.

Bronson sleeps wonderfully in his crate all night but would love to sleep in the Big Bed.

Original BIO: This little boy is just cuteness overload! Meet Bronson, a true purebred, short-legged, fat-pawed, wirehaired Dachshund.

He and two other dogs, were surrendered by his owners in Tennessee after a divorce when neither one could take them. AADR stepped up and took him in so he wouldn't go to a shelter. Bronson went immediately to the vet and was neutered, given a full body scan, and a dental. 

This little guy apparently was hit by a car several years ago and had several serious injuries. He now seems to have no apparent issues, except a little skip in his back-end step every so often. He plays and gets around really well, we call him our "miracle boy". Because of this, we want Bronson to go to a home that will use ramps, NO steps or stairs. His new parents must be very careful that he does not gain weight. No rough play or jumping at all for him.

Bronson loves everyone and likes nothing better than to be held, give kisses, and sit in a chair with you all day. He sleeps in his crate all night and can use a doggy door. He has free run of living areas, with 2 other dogs, when Foster Mom is away.

Bronson is fine with dog savvy cats as well!

His dream home must include:

  • Someone who home a lot to hold him!!
  • A quiet, calm household
  • A fenced yard
  • No steps or stairs
  • Another calm doggy friend
  • Lots of squeaky toys

If you think you could be this little boy’s dream home, please read more about him and  fill out an adoption application here.

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Rosie was surrendered by a family in Tennesse who had some life changes that didn't include her.

This little girl (well she will be when she loses her weight) is super, super sweet and friendly! She came in here like she was the foster mom’s long lost friend. She doesn’t know a stranger and is fine with other small dogs. She has had no accidents in the house, goes out gladly when asked.

Our must haves for adorable Rosie include:
- A fenced yard
- Someone who is looking to adopt a sweet, senior female
- Another small buddy for her to pal around with
- No apartments, high-rises, or condos

If you keep a blanket in a wire crate she’ll go in and work until she has herself completely covered and then snooze away. She does snore some too!

Read more details about Rosie and make her yours by visiting her pet page, here!
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2022 FP Lucy FL PhotoLucy was surrendered by her owners in Tennessee when they fell on hard times and had to move in with relatives that would not let them bring her with them.

Lucy loves to be around people and does well with children over 10 years of age. She loves her squeaky toys and loves to play. She will run after the toy when you throw it but rarely brings it back. Lucy loves to be petted and have her ears scratched. She is housebroken and will even let you know when she needs to go out by barking, and she walks well on a leash. She gets along well with other dogs and will curl up with all of my three dachshunds and sleep. Lucy needs a fenced yard as she likes to roam and relax in the grass. She is a “digger” and I have a few holes in my yard to prove it.

Our must haves for adorable Lucy include:
- A fenced yard
- Someone who is home a lot or another dog to keep her company
- No apartments, high-rises, or condos
- Someone who is willing to continue to help her lose the extra weight that she put on due to getting  people food

She is on medication for Cushing’s Disease which will be need to be continued for the rest of her life. She has been on a diet and has lost almost 3 pounds. She runs and plays like a dog much younger than her stated age.

This sweet girl will make a wonderful pet!  See more about Lucy and fill out an adoption application by visiting her personal Pet Page, here!

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Looking For a Dachshund to Add to Your Family?  

AADR has dogs who are not listed on this site yet! If we don't currently have "your" special dog, consider filling out an application anyway.
We will process your application so you will be pre-approved when your special dog does come in. This way, you won't have to wait when you
see the dachshund you want and he or she will be in your home before you know it!
If you don't see any dachshunds in your exact location, don't let that discourage you! We have members and supporters all over the
country who allow us to have a wonderful volunteer transport system.
We will make our best effort to work with you on getting that special dachshund as close to you as possible!

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