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

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

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

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

Hudson
  • 3 Year Old male
  • 16 Lbs
  • red shorthair

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

Daffodil
  • 8 Year old female
  • 20 Lbs (should be 15)
  • red shorthair

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

Momo
  • 7 Year old male
  • 17 Lbs
  • red longhair
  • very friendly and active

Andrew

  • 6-8 year old male
  • 18-20 Lbs
  • black/tan merle
  • good with dogs,cats and kids

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

Bentley
  • 6 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • black/tan dapple shorthair
  • 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

Nugget
  • 8 Year old male
  • 21 Lbs
  • cream shorthair
  • good with dogs and cats

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

Pam
  • 10 Year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • doxie mix

Hunter
  • 1 - 1 1/2 Year old male
  • 19 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Eden
  • 4 Year old female
  • 13 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • good with dogs

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

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

Mickey and Oswald
  • bonded pair
  • Mickey: red longhair, 12-13 years old male
  • Oswald: black/tan 8 years old male

Romeo

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

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

Joy
  • 6 Month old female
  • 7 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • good with dogs and kids

Jojo
  • 3 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • friendly

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

Adoption
Pending!!
Nelson
  • 3 Year old male
  • 20 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Woody
  • 8 Year old male
  • 18 Lbs
  • good with dogs and kids

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

Giselle

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

Stella
  • 10 year old female
  • 5-6 Lbs
  • friendly, good with dogs

Grace

  • 17 Year old female
  • black/tan shorthair
  • scared, but friendly

Heidi
  • 6 year old female
  • 14 Lbs

Lu
  • 2 year old male
  • 16 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair

Buster
  • 4 Year old male
  • 16 Lbs
  • red longhair
  • good with dogs

Bruiser
  • 4 Year old male
  • 24 Lbs
  • tri-color
  • good with dogs