My name is Thurston!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in Orangeburg, South Carolina - Thurston
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Little Paws Dachshund Rescue

Facts about Thurston

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11607481-20170776

Just look at this sweet face!  Thurston is a very happy 7-year old red smooth dachshund.  He weighs about 13 pounds.  He would make a great addition to the right family! He is fully house trained and listens very well.  Thurston will need a forever home with a fenced back yard as he is an active little guy who can "jump" (more on that later).  Because Thurston can be vocal he would not be a good pup for apartment living.  He is crate-trained although he would like to sleep in the ‘big bed’ with you.  Thurston likes to jump especially in the chair you are sitting on.  He gets along well with other dogs, but we have no idea if he gets along with cats.   He is fine with respectable children.  He likes women and men alike, just really likes to be with his ‘human’ and follows everywhere.  He will bark when he first sees you, but there is no aggression, just voicing his happy opinion.  He will bark if you leave the room without him.   We feed him his meals in a crate as he can be protective of his meals if other animals are around.  But, he will take treats very nicely from your fingers.  You have to be careful if you open a door to visitor(s) as he will run to the open door thinking the visitor(s) are there just to see him.  Just like most dachshunds, he does not like the rain.  He is a wonderful, loves life and overall is a ‘happy go-lucky’ little boy.

If you are interested in Thurston, please contact his foster mom, Lori at  

Adoption Fee:  $275.00 + $45.00 for a health certificate if going over state lines (required by law).  Dogs adopted in New England are subject to additional rules and regulations by the state departments of agriculture. Complying with these regulations is expensive for our rescue, and all dogs adopted in New England states are subject to an additional $145 non refundable fee to help cover a portion of these expenses. 

Transportation Help

If you see a furbaby that is a match for your family, don’t let distance stand in the way of your adoption. LPDR can work with you to have a volunteer transport to assist with transportation or refer you to a paid transport.

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About Little Paws Dachshund Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Little Paws Dachshund Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue that specializes in finding permanent homes for dachshunds. It is LPDR’s goal to identify abandoned, mistreated, or homeless dogs and oversee their treatment and wellbeing while working to find loving owners for those in our care. We strive to make the lives of all dogs better through action, advocacy, awareness and education.

Our Adoption Process...

6 Step Adoption Process

We require:

1) Application - (While we encourage you to let us know on your application if one of our dogs has captured your interest, we use this simply as a guide for matching and your listing of specific dog in no way implies claim to this particular dog)

NOTE: Adoption Applications expire 6 months from the date of receipt. If you have already submitted an Adoption Application and it has been longer than 6 months, you will need to fill out a new Adoption Application.

2) Reference Checks - All references will be checked prior to home visit. We will contact your current vet, if you have one, for a reference.

3) Application Review - Processor reviews the application, calls the vet if you have one, verifies vaccinations and spay/neuter. We email personal references (if email is provided) or call them if necessary. Email is best since as references can respond when they are available.

4) Home Visit - A volunteer will come to your home to visit with you and discuss care of dachshunds. Also, the volunteer will look for any potential problems and check to be sure that your fencing is secure. Your home visit does not mean you have been approved.

5) Approval - After the above steps have been completed all your information will be reviewed and a decision will be made about adoption. If at this point you are approved to adopt, LPDR will help guide you to the appropriate dog for your family.

6) Contract - For the protection of the dogs we place, everyone that adopts a dachshund from LPDR will be required to sign an adoption contract. If you would like additional information on our adoption contract you can email and a copy of our contract will be sent to you electronically.