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Tips on Considering Adoption, Over Buying a Dachshund Puppy for Sale.

By Adopt-a-Pet.com

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Those that share their home with Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes often describe them as bold, brave, and curious dogs with a strong personality. The Doxie is a highly intelligent, friendly and fun loving dog. They are typically quite good with people and children in their own family. Dachshunds can vary in size from the tiny 8 pound toy to the bulkier 32 pound standard Dachshund. They are also seen in a variety of colors and color patterns and three different coat types: smooth coat, long haired, and wire haired.

Dachshunds will often 'guard' their family and may show signs of aggression toward strangers. Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes love the outdoors but can be great apartment pets as long as they are provided with daily walks and playtime. The Dachshund is a hunter at heart and exercise should include the ability to investigate his property or neighborhood. But keep an eye on your Doxie whenever off leash, even in a fenced environment. They are known as the ‘Little Burrow Dogs’ for their ability to dig under or burrow through fences and other barricades to satisfy their hunting instinct.

Grooming requirements for Dachshunds vary by coat type. Smooth-coated need only regular bathing and brushing while wire-haired and long-haired may need professional grooming two or three times annually. Daily walks and interactive backyard or in-house games are usually sufficient exercise this breed. Dachshunds may be prone to Intervertebral disease and injury due to the length of the back coupled with a short rib cage. This condition can be aggravated by obesity, jumping, or any rough play that places stress on the vertebrae. They may also be predisposed to genetic conditions such as blindness, deafness, and seizure disorders.

5 Reasons to Consider Adopting Over Buying a Dachshund for sale from a store, or Dachshund Breeder:

  1. Adoption is More Affordable - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a Dachshund dogs and puppies for sale at a pet store, or even a reputable Dachshund breeder. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!
  2. Near Purebreds & Healthy Mixes - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred, including Dachshunds. There are also Dachshund rescue organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out only Dachshunds. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
  3. Be a Hero - Selecting a Dachshund rescue group or going to your local animal shelter means that you are saving a dog's life. In truth, you are also making room for another dog to enter the shelter; therefore, you are saving another! When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
  4. Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters often have already been in homes, and many have already be housebroken or have had obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
  5. Finding the Right Match - Often rescue group and animal shelter staff and volunteers know the personalities of animals, meaning they will know the individual Dachshund dogs and puppies in their care. They will be able to better match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle and activities. This is one of many advantages to finding an adult Dachshund dog for adoption, rather than for sale.

Dachshund Focused Rescues

Below you'll find many Dachshund focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Dachshund focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!

  • Alberta Dachshund Rescue - Delburne AB
  • Dixie Dachshund Rescue Inc. - Owens Cross Roads AL
  • Dachshund Rescue of North America - South - Little Rock AR
  • 7 Bells South Dachshund Weenie Ranch - Searcy AR
  • All American Dachshund Rescue -South Central - Elkins AR
  • AZ Dachshund Rescue - Mesa AZ
  • Arizona Dachshund Rescue and Sanctuary - Queen Creek AZ
  • Dachshund Rescue of Arizona - Phoenix AZ
  • Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue - Queen Creek AZ
  • Dachshund Rescue - Burnaby BC
  • Dachshund Resque San Diego - San Diego CA
  • 2nd Chance Dachshund Rescue - San Diego County CA
  • Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue - Atascadero CA
  • All American Dachshund Rescue - Southwest - Sacramento CA
  • Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc. - North - San Jose CA
  • Desert Dogs Dachshund rescue - North - Niland NA
  • Golden Gate Dachshund Rescue - San Francisco NC
  • Colorado Dachshund Rescue - Fort Collins CO
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - Boulder CO
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - Loveland CO
  • Dachshund Rescue Colorado (DRCO) - Aurora CO
  • NOLA Dachshund Rescue-Northeast - Columbia CT
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - All New England CT
  • Florida Dachshund Rescue - Myakka City FL
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - Jackson NJ
  • All American Dachshund Rescue - Melbourne FL
  • Dixie Dachshund Rescue, Inc. - Brooksville FL
  • DASH Rescue FL - Melbourne FL
  • Dachshund Rescue of North America - Southeast - Cumming GA
  • Dachshund Rescue, Education, Awareness & Mentoring - Atlanta GA
  • Little Long Dogs Dachshund Rescue - Athol ID
  • MidWest Dachshund Rescue - Tinley Park IL
  • Almost Home Dachshund Rescue Society - Midwest - Blairstown NJ
  • Dachshund Rescue Of North America ( North Central) - Kewanee IL
  • Short Legs Dachshund Rescue -
  • All American Dachshund Rescue - Northern Midwest - Indianapolis IN
  • Doxie Haven Dachshund Rescue - Evansville IN
  • Bluegrass Working Terrier Assoc. Rescue - Waddy KY
  • Gulf Coast Dachshund Rescue - Lake Charles LA
  • 7Corners Rescue - Leander TX
  • Dachshund Rescue-Maryland/Virginia - MD/VA
  • DASH Rescue - Pocomoke City MD
  • All American Dachshund Rescue: Mid East Region - Baltimore MD
  • Maryland Dachshund Rescue - Thurmont MD
  • Michigan Dachshund Rescue - Hazel Park MI
  • Fundoxie Dachshund Rescue - Marne MI
  • DASH Rescue, MI - Davison MI
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - Minneapolis MN
  • Central Missouri Dachshund Rescue - Warrensburg MO
  • The Senior Dog House and Rescue - Columbia Falls MT
  • Husker's Hope Dachshund Rescue - Lincoln NE
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - Nebraska - Omaha NE
  • 7Corners Dachshund Rescue - CT/NY/TX
  • Dachshund Rescue of North America - Northeast - Manahawkin NJ
  • Cascade Beagle Rescue, East - Phillipsburg NJ
  • New Mexico Dachshund Rescue - Santa Fe NM
  • LV Hot-Diggity Dachshund Club and Rescue - Las Vegas NV
  • On My Way Home Dachshund Rescue - Henderson NV
  • Las Vegas Doberman Pinscher and Dachshund Rescue - Las Vegas NV
  • Dachshund Rescue of North America, Inc. - NY - Grand Island NV
  • DASH Rescue, NY - Penn Yan NV
  • Embellish Pets Adoption Group - Cuyahoga Falls OH
  • Dachshund Rescue of North America - Western Pennsylvania - Western Pennsylvania PA
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland - York PA
  • Furever Dachshund Rescue - North Smithfield RI
  • Carolina Loving Hound Rescue - Greenville SC
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue - Hixson TN
  • One Dog At A Time Rescue - LaFollette TN
  • Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue Northeast Texas - Winnsboro TX
  • Houston Dachshund Rescue - Houston TX
  • Blue Bonnet Dachshund Rescue - Coolidge TX
  • Promised Land Dachshund Sanctuary - Gardendale TX
  • Dixons Dachshund Rescue - San Angelo TX
  • Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates - Purcellville VA
  • DASH Rescue VA - Christiansburg VA
  • Long Dog Dachshund Rescue - Newport News VA
  • Dachshund Rescue of North America Inc. - Manassas VA
  • Pug Snugs Pug Rescue - Vancouver WA
  • CONNECT THE DOX - Lynnwood WA
  • MidWest Dachshund Rescue - Whitewater WI
  • All American Dachshund Rescue - Spring TN
  • All Texas Dachshund Rescue - Pearland TX