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. 
Slinky
  • 5 Year Old male
  • 20 Lbs
  • Red male with hazel eyes
  • Friendly and happy, likes kids

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

Tango
  • 5 Year Old male
  • 18 Lbs
  • Red shorthair
  • Special needs Medical
  • very friendly, good with dogs

Pixie

  • 7 year old female
  • 7 Lbs
  • Black shorthair

Kringle
  • 3 Year old male
  • 9 Lbs
  • Brindle longhair
  • good with dogs and cats

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

Chance

  • 2 Year old male
  • Black/tan shorthair
  • special needs medical
  • Good with dogs and kids

Finch
  • 8 Year Old male
  • 18 Lbs
  • dapple
  • friendly and mellow

Abe
  • 8 year old male
  • 24 Lbs
  • good with dogs

Apple & Macho

  • Bonded pair
  • 5 Year old female / 6 Year old male
  • 18-20 / 28 Lbs

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

Yaz
  • 7 Year Old male
  • 13 Lbs
  • Chocolate shorthair
  • good with dogs, playful

Jewels
  • 6 year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • Doxie mix
  • good with dogs and kids

Cheryle
  • 6 Year Old female
  • 30 Lbs (should be 15)
  • Red longhair
  • Happy and friendly

Keeley

  • 4 Year old female
  • 16 Lbs
  • Chocolate shorthair
  • Doxie mix
  • heartworm positive

Magic
  • 10 year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • Friendly
  • Black/tan shorthair

Tyler
  • 9 year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • Red shorthair
  • Likes dogs and people

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

Aspen
  • 2 month old male
  • Doxie mix
  • likes to cuddle

Dempsey
  • 8 year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Mikeala
  • 10 year old female
  • 8 Lbs
  • Longhair
  • Very sweet

Fiona
  • 7 month old female
  • 8 Lbs
  • Doxie mix

Clover
  • 6 year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • Tri-color longhair
  • Doxie mix

Lemon
  • 6 year old female
  • 9 Lbs
  • Tri-color longhair

Simba
  • 6 month old male
  • Tan wirehair
  • doxie mix
  • sweet and playful

Avery
  • 5 year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • Doxie mix

Monroe
Latte
  • 7 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • red shorthair

  • 10 Year old female
  • 17 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • sweet and friendly

Brutus
  • 4 Year Old male
  • red shorthair
  • SPECIAL NEEDS MEDICAL

Happy
  • 5 year old male
  • 10 Lbs
  • Black/tan wirehair mix
  • good with dogs and kids

Clementine
Elsa
  • 8 Year old female
  • 9 Lbs
  • black/tan longhair

  • 5 year old female
  • 18 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Nina
  • 4 Year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Sunday
  • 8 Year Old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • Black/tan shorthair
  • Sweet and friendly

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

Uno
  • 2 year old male
  • 16 Lbs
  • tri-color longhair

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

Addie
  • 2 year old female
  • 17 Lbs
  • doxie-chihuahua
  • sweet

Emmitt
  • 1 year old male
  • 13 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Adoption
Pending!!
Adoption
Pending!!
Willy
  • 7 Year old male
  • 11 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • sweet and friendly

Magnum
Frankie II
  • 4 Year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • SPECIAL NEED MEDICAL

  • 1 year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Cesra
  • 4 year old female
  • 13 Lbs
  • Red shorthair
  • SPECIAL NEEDS

Rafa
  • 3 year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • very friendly