Rehoming 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 email@example.com
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Courtesy Listing Guidelines, revised February 2016
1. A $75 listing fee must be paid to AADR via Paypal or snail mail. Dachshund(s) will not be listed on the AADR website until the $75 listing fee and vet records are received. 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".
2. Vet records to include (1) proof of spay/neuter, (2) proof of up-to-date vaccinations, and (3) proof of heart worm testing within the last 30 days must be faxed to 931-359-5581 or mailed with the $75 listing fee to:
516 Woods Ave. N.
Lewisburg, TN 37091.
3. Your dachshund cannot have a bite history.
4. You can designate the adoption fee for your dog(s), but understand that dachshunds 7 years and younger, must have a fee of at least $150. Dachshunds 8 years and older must have an adoption fee of at least $100. The owner keeps all of the adoption fee if the dachshund is adopted. The $75 listing fee is non-refundable, even if your dog is not adopted.
5. The adoption fee for a bonded pair (one webpage for both dogs) should be no less than $150.
6. All dogs listed on our site must be spayed/neutered. The only exception that will be considered is for puppies too young for the procedure. Those will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the AADR Board of Directors.
7. The owner will notify AADR when the dachshund is adopted so that we can pull your dog's listing from the website.
AGREEMENT between Owner and AADR – Your dog is spayed/neutered, up to date on shots, on heartworm meds, and has been HW tested within the last 30 days.
Your pet will be provided with its own web page on our AADR website stating that this is a courtesy listing. You will provide the BIO write-up and photos for your dog. Your contact information (phone, email or both - your choice) will be provided on the web page so that potential adopters can contact you directly with questions. It is your responsibility to reply to each potential adopter.
All applicants for your dog will fill out an AADR online application.
AADR will review the application, call the vet to confirm any pets are UTD on shots and HW meds, and contact all personal refs. Once YOU screen the applicant to be certain this is a good match for your dog, AADR will arrange fora home visit.
If you decide to approve the family for adoption, AADR will assist with a transport if needed. You will drive at least one leg of any transport (usually 60-75 miles). If the transport has to cross state lines, you will provide a Health Certificate from your vet (approx cost $45-60) faxed to our transport coordinator the day before the transport. We can NOT transport without a HC.
No AADR adoption contract will be issued for the adoption of your dog. The collection of an adoption fee and any promises of your dog's health and social history is between you and the adopter.
If your dog is returned by the adopter, the dog goes back to your home, not to AADR.
If you have any additional questions regarding surrendering your dog, please contact the Intake Coordinator at email@example.com