My name is Ryder Redshirt!

Dachshund Mix Puppy for adoption in Houston, Texas - Ryder Redshirt
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DREAM Dachshund Rescue, Education & Adoption Mission

Facts about Ryder Redshirt

  • Breed: Dachshund Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 860
This little man is Ryder Redshirt. He is 8 - 10 months old, red, smooth and as mini as they come at just 10 lbs. He's an adorable "dachs-huahua," that is, a dachshund/chihuahua mix but looks mostly dachshund until his ears perk up and they stand straight up from the sides of his head! Ryder was an owner surrender to a shelter west of Houston. The local rescues were all full so when they reached out to DREAM, of course we said yes. He is a tad skittish but each day he settles down more and is understanding that he doesn’t need to be afraid of things like sounds or people coming in the room. Ryder loves other dogs and is very playful. He doesn’t mark and uses the doggie door. He really likes my husband, and will take any and all opportunities to crawl into his lap, especially on the couch! His favorite spot is draped around your neck on the back of the couch pillow. Ryder is a sweetheart, and very friendly. He doesn't act aggressively over toys, food or anything. A busy home with alot of young children would not be a choice environment for Ryder because the commotion would probably frighten him. He definitely needs a yard to run and play in and a dog buddy to hang with too.

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.

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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.