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My name is Ericka Esperanza!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Ericka Esperanza
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DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education & Adoption Mission

Facts about Ericka Esperanza

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 235
Ericka is 3 to 4 year old mini. She came to DREAM in very bad shape. In fact, it's hard to even go back and look at her original pictures! Ericka is a toy collector and will bring all her toys into her bed or crate and happily lay with them. She is completely house trained and uses the doggie door easily. She can be crated for short periods of time, as long as she has her toys and a chewy in there to keep her occupied. Ericka’s sweet personality would likely shine a bit brighter if she was in a home with only a couple dogs. She will play with other dogs outside, chasing, etc. but inside she prefers to run to her bed and lay with her toys. She needs and will thrive in a forever home that will provide her lots of human interaction and affection.

About DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education & Adoption Mission

About Our Rescue Group...

DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education & Adoption Mission is a Houston-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing abandoned Dachshunds and finding new homes for Dachshunds whose owners can no longer care for them.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please see out Events Page:
http://www.dreamdachs.org/events.php

Our Adoption Process...

Our Adoption Criteria

~ You must be at least 21 years old.
~ We prefer that you live in the greater Houston area, but we will consider your application under certain circumstances. If you live more than 2 hours from Houston, you will need to provide photos of your home and yard (or be able to Skype with us), and you must be willing to travel to Houston to meet the dogs.
~ If you live in a house, you must have a fenced yard.
~ All companion animals must be spayed/neutered, and current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative.
~ You must have the time and money necessary to provide medical treatment, training and proper care.
~ With few exceptions, you must not have children younger than three (3) years old living in your home.

Our Adoption Process

1. You submit an Adoption Application.
2. Our Application Committee will review your Application, and call your vet and your landlord (if applicable).
3. A volunteer will interview you on the phone.
4. A Home Visit will be scheduled to see where your new Dachshund will sleep, eat and play.
5. We all work together to find the right Dachshund for your family. Usually, the dog's Foster Person will bring the dog you're interested to your home for a "Meet and Greet".
6. When you're ready to adopt, you will sign an Adoption Contract and pay the Adoption Fee.

Please Note

~ If your Application is not approved, you will not be able to adopt from us.
~ A submitted application does not guarantee adoption of a Dachshund, nor does it guarantee that the dog you want is available.
~ Adoptive families must agree to periodic follow-up phone calls and visits from us during the first year following the adoption.
~ We are committed to our dogs and REQUIRE that they be returned to us if they cannot remain in your home.
~ Our Adoption Fees are $350 for Puppies, $250 for Young/Adults, and $150 for Seniors.
~ Submission of your application confirms that you have read and understand our Adoption Criteria and Adoption Process.