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.
The dogs below are hoping they will be in their forever home soon! Thanks for considering them for your forever friend!
(Click on the name banner or photo to see more info and to apply!)
Oscar was adopted 2.5 yrs ago and returned to us in May due to the fact that he went down in the back. His previous owners were educated about dachshunds' weight and the risk of stairs but still allowed him to do stairs and get 6 pounds overweight. He is now back down to 13 pounds.
Our must-haves for this sweet boy include:
- A fenced yard
- CANNOT do stairs/steps - No jumping or climbing
- Another dog to keep him company if you have to be out of the house
- His weight maintained at 13-14 pounds for his back's sake
- No apartments or high rise apartments or condos
Oscar is only going to PT now once a week and only to strengthen his muscles even more in his recovery. Don't think he can't run because he can keep up with the best of them that's way he has to have a fence yard. He loves kids, people and attention. If you are home a lot he would be well as an only dog. He is the major toy destroyer. He loves to go for short walks and doesn't pull on the leash. Oscar will always walk with a bit of a wobble walk but it only adds to his charm. PLEASE GIVE HIM A CHANCE AT A LASTING HOME.
If you are looking for a project but also want a sweet companion, please consider adopting Oscar, you won’t be sorry! Fill out an adoption application and see more about Oscar, including a short video, by visiting his personal pet page here!
Malibu came from a shelter in southern Alabama, left at the gate in a box. She was terrified, and we were contacted and pulled her into our rescue. Nothing but the good life from here on out baby!!
Our wants for her include:
- Adopted into the southern states only because she needs warm weather to walk to get this weight off her
- A fenced yard
-Another small dog for her to pal around with, small dogs only
- No apartments or high rises
No men or kids since she’s scared of them!
I'm very sweet! I know because my foster mom says so all the time. I'm looking for somebody who will love me for forever and work on a little problem I have. I'm a bit chunky! I need someone who will take me on walks and be patient with me. I get tired and need to stop for a second or two and then continue my walk. I really do enjoy getting out. I've already started losing weight. My foster mom is very good at watching my diet and she got me this bright red sweater that is so toasty when we go walking. She explained to me that it is very important I continue to lose weight. We dachshunds have a problem called IVDD (invertebrate disc disease), if we get too heavy our backs go out and we then can become paralyzed in the back. It can cost over $14,000 for the surgery! So I need someone to love me lots and take me for walks and watch my diet.
I love belly rubs and I love all my babies (stuffed animals). At night I am all about being tucked in and I sleep all through the night in my comfy bed. Foster mom calls me a snuggler! I also love bubble baths! I had one the other night and the hair dryer doesn't bother me either. I get along with other small dogs but I'm true dachshund and don't like big dogs at all. And in my mind I'm a big time squirrel hunter!!
Well, if I sound like the perfect dog for you please see more photos, information about me, and fill out an application here!
Callie came from a family in East Tennessee who took her to the vet to be euthanized. Thankfully, the vet refused and got them to sign her over to them and they then reached out to us. She had a Urinary Tract Infection and she has SARDS (Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome).
Please do not let the fact that she is blind scare you away from this sweet girl. Using other senses, she finds her way around the house and the yard just fine! She will even play a little with one of the younger fosters we have and she likes to cuddle with them in a doggie bed and guess what...if you put a blanket in her doggie bed she’ll work until she has herself covered up. So sweet!
Our must have’s for her incldue:
- A fenced yard is a must
- Hopefully another small dog in case you have to be gone for a portion of the day
- No apartments or high rises
- The patience to help her learn your home and fenced yard, using memory mapping, smell cues and other techniques.
Callie has very thin fur due to natural baldness. For that reason we want to see her stay in the south because she does get cold since she has little fur to keep her warm. So, we're looking for a home for her in Florida, South Georgia, or South Carolina, please.
You won’t go wrong with this little girl and she’ll give you a ton of love in return for a warm bed, good food and companionship! Find out more about Callie by visiting her personal pet page, here!
BIO UPDATE (1/16/21): Max has settled into our foster home and he is a very sweet boy! He has embraced daily walks and gets excited when he sees his leash. He loves to cuddle and being petted and will nudge your hand for more.
Max will let you know when its meal time as that is his favorite time of the day.
He does have some medical issues that require daily medications. That will be an additional cost but he is so worth it.
He sleeps well thru the night, currently in an open crate. Max gets along well with our female and respects her. He seems to be fully housetrained... not one accident so far!
ORIGINAL BIO: Max came from a shelter in north Georgia. We can’t imagine why anyone would turn him in! In just a few words he’s sweet, friendly, and gets along with all dogs. He does like to beg from the table but we don’t give him people food and no one should. It's not good for him. Our wish list for Max includes:
- A fenced yard is a must - Another dog or two to pal around with
- Someone who is home a lot to keep him company because he does love his people
- No apartments or high rises
After coming into rescue, Max had his gall bladder removed. He has fully recovered and is doing fine without it! During his initial vet exam, we also found he has a 4/6 heart murmur but no clinical signs of distress. He is on two medications to help with the blood flow.
Max loves to cuddle with either you or your dog. He is one of the easiest fosters we've had!
Please keep in mind that not only will you have the monthly heartworm prevention but you'll also have Vetmedin and Enalapril to purchase each month. Sadly, Max also has dry eyes so he'll need artificial tears.
Don’t let any of that scare you off... he is a dream to foster! See more photos and read more about him on his personal pet page here!
Sammy is the Barksdog for AADR.
You can read his story HERE.
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