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Lewisburg, TN 37091

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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 home soon! 
Thanks for considering them for your forever friend!    
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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!

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Beautiful, darling Hannah... a smooth black and tan who loves everyone she meets! At 18 months old she has a lot of energy and really just wants to be near you no matter where you go. Hannah loves sitting next to you or taking a walk. She has a brother in her foster home and she loves being around him too. 
She has discovered the fenced backyard at her foster home and realizes what a great place it is to be... she loves it out there!
Our wishes for Hannah include:
- A fenced yard attached to your home
- Another smaller dog for her to hang with and keep her company if you have to go out.  Hannah is VERY high energy!
No apartments or high-rises

Hannah is: 
Good with Dogs. Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only. Good with Adults. Leash trained and Crate trained, Playful and Affectionate.


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Lazarus FP PhotoBIO UPDATE (11/26/20): Lazarus is doing remarkably after completing his physical therapy.  He is enjoying going outside and playing in the sun. He loves to chase his foster siblings. We think he is faster than them. 

He still needs more work on his potty training, but will use a doggie door with ease. He has an accident ever so often, but continues to improve. With continued training, patience and a consistant schedule, he'll get even better.

Lazarus is such a sweet dog and loves to be with you.  He will follow you everywhere.  He so deserves to find someone who will love him.

 Lazarus came from a breeder who surrendered him along with 6 other pups. He had back surgery on October 1st.  He came through the surgery with flying colors and is walking normally. He is well, but will still need to be monitored so that he does not re-injure his back. As with all Dachshunds, he should not climb stairs or jump off of furniture. He is a very head strong dog so if you leave him on the couch, he will jump off to be with you. Ramps can make all of the difference!

Lazarus loves being with his foster fur siblings. He has 2 brothers and a sister and gets along great with all of them. It is best that he has a brother or sister as when he is alone, he cries. 

Sadly, as with a lot of breeder dogs, when we gave him a dental, he lost all his teeth except one bottom canine but the positive side of this is that you’ll save a lot of money on dentals! He has no problem eating dry dog food but it must be small kibbles. Oh, and he has one blue eye and one brown eye, very striking! 

These are our must haves for sweet Lazarus:
- A fenced yard   - Someone home a lot to help him finish up his housetraining
Another dog to keep him company and play with him
No apartments or high rises because just like other dachshunds, he likes to announce to the world that he’s around

If you are interested in Lazarus, please fill out our online adoption application right away or he’ll be with his furever family already! See more photos and details on his pet page here!

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Chipper is a sweet, sweet boy! Chipper came from a shelter in East Tennessee where his owners dumped him. He came into rescue at a whopping 31 pounds. We’ve helped him lose 8 pounds but he needs to lose about 7 more pounds. While doing his vetting it was discovered he has Cushing's Disease and will need to be on Vetoryl for this condition. Just one pill a day, no big deal. 

Our wish list for him includes:
- No apartments or high rises  - A fenced yard is preferred
- Another dog his age to keep him company if you have to leave the house
- Aware that the medications will cost about $40.00 per month

As Chipper is losing weight he is becoming more active so we hope he will have a fenced yard so he can wander and enjoy the sunshine. Chipper is a very friendly boy and is a joy to foster.

Please consider him for adoption, he will give you unconditional love for the rest of his life! Get more information and see more pictures of Chipper on his personal pet page here.

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Lexie FP PhotoLexie was taken in by a family when her first owner died.  Unfortunately, she did not like the man in the house and was very nervous and barky when he was around.  They decided to surrender her to rescue so she could find a more suitable home. 

Lexie spent a little too much time getting handouts from the dinner table and needs to lose about 5 or 6 more pounds.  She is doing very well with her diet and exercise program and her new owner will need to continue to help her lose weight.  She lost several teeth and has been eating softened dog food, but once she has healed, she will be able to eat dry food. She is in excellent health.

Lexie is a friendly little dog.  She is wary of new men but has not barked at any that we have met.  She would be fine with a low-key guy in the house.  She does seem to prefer women though.  She was an only dog but gets along well with the 2 senior dachshunds in her foster home.  She has not been around cats, but ignores the ones we see on walks, so would probably be okay with one.  She has not been around small children much but would be fine with older children who understand that they must be gentle with her.

Lexie loves going for walks around the neighborhood and also rides well in the car.  She is very laid back in the house.  She will snooze in her dog bed and let you know when she needs to go out or the water bowl is getting low.  At night she has been sleeping in a crate but would prefer to sleep in a dog bed or with her people.  If left for extended periods, Lexie will use a pee pad if needed.  She would enjoy a fenced yard but would be okay with several trips outside and walks instead. 

Must haves:
- Fenced yard recommended   
- Continue healthy diet to get her to her ideal weight
- No children under the age of 10   
- No apartments or high rises (this is firm)

Lexie is a good natured, low maintenance little sweetie-pie who would love to be your new buddy! See more photo and details about Lexie on her Pet Page here!


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