Dachshund Rescue South Florida
a 501(c)(3) foster based rescue/charity
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The faces below are why we do what we do!  All our dogs stay in foster homes while in our care to help us learn their personality to help find the best forever home for them.  All our dogs will come to their new families fully vetted - spayed or neutered, up to date on shots, and checked out by a vet.

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Adoption Donations
DRSF's Adoption donations are done on a sliding scale based on the dogs age. We take a higher adoption donation on our younger, easier to place dogs, to help further offset the costs for our older and injured dogs, who truly, truly need our help.  Adoption fees in no way completely offset the costs of vetting and we subsidize the rest through fundraising efforts and donations.

  • Up to 1 year old: $360
  • 1 to 3 years old: $285
  • 4 to 7 years old: $235
  • 8 years old and up: $160
  • Mixes Up to 1 year old; $285
  • Mixes 1-7; $185
  • Mixes 7+; $85





Shelter Vs. Rescue Fees
The shelter that I have been looking at adopts dogs for $75. Why are your adoption fees so high for younger dogs?

Rescues take dogs regardless of age, temperament, and medical condition which lead to higher average medical costs than shelters who can choose to put down a dog for those very reasons.

  • Our average vetting per dog is nearly $900 (we take in many sick and injured dogs) and our average adoption fee is $285.  
  • Dogs with temperament issues can run into the hundreds for trainers who otherwise would have no chance of being adopted due to being labled "aggressive" during shelter intake.  (Wouldn't you be a bit aggressive if you were scared?)
  • Dogs in our foster care receive flea/tick and heartworm medication (There are almost no discounts for these medications for rescue and cost us the same as they cost you if you already have a dog per month x however many dogs we have in our care)
  • One back surgery or treating strays who have been hit by cars can easily run into the $4,000+ range 
DRSF's goal is to find the best match between our dogs and adopters.  Key elements include an effort to ensure dogs are placed in homes that are the best match based on energy and needs and to help protect our dogs from becoming homeless.  As such, we ask that applicants age 70 and above have a co-applicant at time of the adoption who is willing to also sign DRSF's the ownership contract agreeing to take in the adopted dog should the primary adopter become unable to care for the dog. 
Eve
  • 8 Year Old female
  • 14 Lb black and tan smooth
  • Very sweet

Gaia

  • 8 Year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • Brown/white shorthair, mix
  • Some sight loss
  • Good with dogs and cats

Elijah
  • SPECIAL NEEDS MEDICAL
  • 10 Year Old male
  • 9 Lbs
  • Tan shorthair

Teena
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: MEDICAL
  • 11 Year Old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • Good with dogs and people

Chance

  • SPECIAL NEEDS: MEDICAL
  • 2 Year old male
  • Black/tan shorthair
  • Good with dogs and kids

Curtis
  • 8 year old male
  • 17 Lbs
  • Doxie mix
  • Good with dogs and cats
  • Loves people

Daphne
  • 7 Month Old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • doxie mix
  • Sweet, NOT good with young children

Avery
  • 5 year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • Doxie mix
  • No cats!

Elsa
  • 5 year old female
  • 18 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Harold
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: BLIND
  • 10 Year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • tri-color shorthair

Edison
  • 10 Year old male
  • Doxie-chi mix
  • heartworm positive

Magnum
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: MEDICAL
  • 4 Year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Jor-El
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: MEDICAL
  • Deaf, partially blind
  • 8 Year old male
  • 13 Lbs

Heinz
  • 5 Year old male
  • 10 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • housebroken and crate trained

Adoption
Pending!!
Halo

  • 3 year old female
  • 16 Lbs
  • Black/white brindle

Bella
  • 9 Year old female
  • 14 Lbs
  • doxie mix

Capone
  • 10 Year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • tri-color longhair

Jack
  • 4 Year old male
  • 24 Lbs
  • Prefers humans over dogs

Loreli
  • 6 year old female
  • 17 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Carlton
  • 10-12 year old male
  • 19 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • sweet boy

Beezy
  • 4 Year old female
  • 26 Lbs (should be closer to 17)
  • chocolate shorthair

Jessica
  • 7-8 Year Old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • chocolate shorthair

Yanna

  • 1 Year old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • recovering from demodex mange

Juna
  • 3 year old female
  • 19 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • friendly

Elsa
J.R and Louie
  • bonded pair, 5/8 Year old males
  • 14/18 Lbs
  • both red shorthairs

Garrett
  • 9 Year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Chet
  • 2-3 Year Old male
  • 15 Lb, chocolate smooth
  • Friendly, good with dogs

Trump
  • 6 Year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • friendly, like people

Violet

  • 8 year old female
  • 13 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Lizzie & Hummer
  • 8 Year old female and male
  • bonded pair
  • friendly

  • 12-13 Year old female
  • 11 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • friendly, good with dogs

Tyrus
  • 1 Year old male
  • red shorthair
  • friendly, good with dogs

Romeo

  • 5 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Sparkles
  • 5 Year old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Drummer
  • 5 Year Old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • good with dogs and kids

Minnie
  • 8 year old female
  • 16 Lbs
  • good w/ dogs & kids
  • friendly

Giselle

  • 5 Year old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • friendly and happy

Grace

  • 12-13 Year old female
  • black/tan shorthair
  • scared, but friendly

Clarence
  • 10 Year Old male
  • 9 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • good lap dog

Sapphire

  • 9 year old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • friendly

Opal
  • 7 Year old female
  • 19 Lbs
  • red shorthair

BB King
  • 9 year old male
  • 24 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • shy and gentle

Sky
Rollo
  • 10 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • likes to snuggle

Adoption
Pending!!
BamBam

  • 3 Year old male
  • 34 Lbs
  • longhair doxie-mix
  • good with dogs and kids

Abella
  • 3 year old female
  • 27 Lbs
  • longhair doxie-mix
  • good with dogs and kids

Schnitzel
  • 3 Year old female
  • 13 Lbs
  • friendly, good w/ dogs & kids

Bubba
  • 2 Year old male
  • 20 Lbs
  • black/tan longhair, mix
  • friendly, good with dogs

Mickey
  • 12-13 year old male
  • red longhair
  • friendly, good with kids

Edward
  • 3-4 year old male
  • 14-15 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • friendly, good with dogs

Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!
Dominick
  • 10 Year old male
  • 22 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • friendly, likes dogs

Gus
  • 8 Year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • chocolate dapple
  • friendly

Linus
  • 3-4 year old male
  • 10 Lbs (needs to add lbs)
  • red shorthair
  • likes to snuggle and be held

Charlotte
  • 8 year old female
  • 13 Lbs
  • friendly

Peabody
  • 3-4 year old male
  • 16 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Rusty
  • 8 year old male
  • 10 Lbs
  • dapple

Cloe
  • 8 year old female
  • 14 Lbs
  • friendly, good with dogs

Mojo
  • 13 year old male
  • 22 Lbs
  • friendly and mellow

Rico
  • 9-10 Year old male
  • 17 Lbs
  • loves people and dogs

Tetley
  • 4 year old female
  • 11 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • Friendly

Tony & Angelo
  • bonded pair males
  • 9-10 and 6 years old
  • 21 and 26 Lbs
  • affectionate pair

Chesterina
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: MEDICAL
  • 8 Year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • friendly

McGee
  • 7-8 year old female
  • 26 Lbs, needs strict diet
  • very sweet

Oliver
  • 10 year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • friendly

Nick
  • 10 year old male
  • 18 Lbs, needs to lose weight
  • happy and friendly

Adoption
Pending!!
Vic
  • 1-2 year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • good with dogs, cats & kids

Fletcher
  • 2 year old male
  • 13 Lbs
  • playful, good with dogs

Maxine
  • 1 year old female
  • 11 Lbs
  • friendly and happy

Elsie
  • 4-5 year old female
  • 13 Lbs
  • Tri-color
  • friendly

Maverick
  • 4 month old male
  • 8 Lbs
  • doxie mix
  • good with dogs

Audi
  • 4 month old male
  • 10 Lbs
  • dapple wirehair
  • playful

Aston
  • 4 month old male
  • 8 Lbs
  • blonde shorthair
  • friendly and playful

Beulah
  • 8 Year old female
  • 16 Lbs
  • good with dogs and kids

Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!