My name is Kuddly Karmen!

Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix Dog for adoption in Durham, North Carolina - Kuddly Karmen
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I'm being cared for by:
Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

Facts about Kuddly Karmen

  • Breed: Chihuahua/Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: D-15-065

Description: Karmen is an adorable little, reddish-brown dog with short legs and a longer back. Possibly a Chiweenie?

Personality: Kuddly Karmen is exactly that: cuddly! She is a very affectionate little girl, whose favorite place is on your lap or right beside you. When that's not possible, she likes soft, fluffy beds and blankets -- the snugglier the better! We're looking for a home with a fenced yard, and, ideally, the company of a doggie playmate of a similar energy level (whether a resident dog or another dog she could see frequently). Karmen loves to go on short jaunts, and walks nicely on the leash. She has excellent social skills, and is great at meeting new people and thoroughly enjoys playing with other dogs. She also loves playing with stuffed toys and occasionally likes to chew on a Nylabone.

Karmen is not fond of a crate. While she would prefer to have the run of the house when her foster mom is gone (and has done this successfully for up to 4 hours), she does fine in the kitchen with a baby gate for longer periods.

Karmen would be happiest in a relatively calm home with someone who can spend a good bit of time with her. She would strongly prefer someone who would let her sleep in the bed with them at night! Sweet, sweet Karmen will make a wonderful addition to someone's family!

Animal History: Karmen's owner passed away. No family or friends wanted her, so she lived on a chain until she was rescued by IAR.

Read more about Kuddly Karmen on the Independent Animal Rescue website.

Or, Apply Online to Adopt Kuddly Karmen!

About Independent Animal Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

IAR started with one woman's big dreams, a bigger heart, and a very distinctive purple pickup truck that helped her rescue countless numbers of unwanted, abused, and homeless Triangle pets. Originally founded in 1994, IAR earned an official 501 (c)(3) status in 1995. IAR is currently governed by a Board of Directors, managed by elected officers, and supported by over 100 unpaid volunteers. There are no paid positions within IAR, so 100% of all donations directly support animal care and rehabilitation.

Our mission is to rescue and provide safe and responsible care for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals. We shall strive to help all animals in need through our service programs. We will serve our communities through promotion of spay or neuter for all companion animals, and the education of children and adults in the humane care, respect and responsibility for animals on this earth.

At IAR, we believe that the welfare of animals is paramount. We feel that we can alleviate problems associated with animal overpopulation and abandonment using a 4-pronged approach: (1) Rescue and adoption of unwanted and abused animals; (2) funding of spay/neuter; (3) education and outreach on animal welfare to our youngest members of the community; and (4) legislation and lobbying efforts on behalf of animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our wonderful IAR cats and kittens are out and about greeting folks at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) and Petco (South Square) locations almost every Saturday and Sunday (1pm-5pm). In addition, some of our cats are housed at these stores for short durations. You can visit these kitties anytime during store hours! If you see a kitty that you'd like to meet and possibly adopt, please fill out an online application at We will be in touch shortly!

IAR dogs and puppies are available for "meet and greet" at the Durham Petsmart (Patterson Place) on the first and third Sundays each month (2pm-4pm). Please check our calendar for specific dates and locations where you may meet your new best friend!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Requirements

  • 20-year commitment to the animal

  • You may not be an undergraduate student or member of the military

  • You must be a US citizen

  • You must allow a home visit (an IAR volunteer to visit your home prior to adoption.)

Adoption Process

  • Fill out an adoption interest application HERE or call us at 919-403-2221. A volunteer will contact you shortly to discuss your application.

  • Our goal is finding lifelong, loving homes for our animals, so we try to find the best match between animal and adopter. We can help advise you on which animals to meet based on your situation.

  • You can meet some of our animals at our monthly adoption fairs, or we can arrange for a meeting in the foster home. If it’s a good match, the foster parent will come to visit your home in person. This is to make sure your home is safe and secure for a new companion animal.

  • Note: IAR makes every effort to please our adopters, but our first concern must be for the animal’s welfare. We reserve the right to deny any application.

Adoption Fees

Cat Adoption Fees

  • Cats and kittens: $100

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs cats: $50

  • Pairs of cats or kittens adopted together: $150 for the pair ($100 plus $50).
Dog Adoption Fees

  • Dogs and puppies: $150

  • Senior (7 years and older) and/or special needs dogs: $75

  • Pairs of dogs or puppies adopted together: $225 for the pair ($150 plus $75)