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.

  • ​0-3 Years Old - $325
  • 4-7 Years Old - $275
  • 8+ Years Old - $225

For Mixes
  • 0-3 Years Old - $250
  • 4-7 Years Old - $225
  • 8+ Years Old - $150

Ask about our special adoption rates for seniors over 65 years old too!​





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

Elsa
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

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

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

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

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

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

BB King
  • 9 year old male
  • 24 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • shy and gentle
  • loves to ride in car

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

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

Oliver
  • 10 year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • loving and sweet

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

Kady
  • 10 year old female
  • 14 Lbs
  • good with dogs and cats

Genevieve
  • 14-15 year old female
  • 13 lbs
  • good with dogs, cats, kids
  • special needs

Lorenzo
  • golden wirehair male
  • recovering from bad skin condition and eye infection
  • sweet and friendly

Ricky
  • 3-4 year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • friendly, good with dogs

Florence

  • 12 Year old female
  • 8 Lbs, needs to gain some
  • good with dogs
  • being treated for bad teeth

Nanu

  • 4 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • doxie - papillon mix
  • good with kids and dogs

Alia
  • 5 year old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • good with dogs, older kids

Hallie
Gatsby
  • 9 year old female
  • 17 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • friendly, good with dogs

  • 10 year old male
  • 15 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Toby
  • 5 year old male
  • 18 Lbs
  • doxie mix
  • very friendly

Jenny
  • 10 year old female
  • 26 Lbs (should be around 17)
  • black/tan shorthair
  • good with dogs and cats

Joleen
  • 5 year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • doxie mix
  • friendly

Brooklyn
  • 2 year old female
  • 11 Lbs
  • sweet and friendly

Monroe

  • 7 Year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • sweet and loving

Avery
  • 5 year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • sweet, likes to cuddle
  • no cats!

Blue
  • 1 1/2 Year old male
  • 13 Lbs
  • doxie mix
  • sweet, good with dogs

Radar
  • 2 year old male
  • 11 Lbs
  • friendly

Maizy
  • 5 year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • dapple
  • sweet personality

Rhea and Zarina
  • bonded pair - mother/daughter
  • 7 / 3 years old females
  • Being treated for demodex

Bruno
  • 1 1/2 year old male
  • 22 Lbs
  • good with dogs and kids

Ruthie
  • 3 year old female
  • 12 Lbs
  • dachshund / beagle  mix
  • good with dogs, cats, people

Moose
  • 7 year old male
  • 11 Lbs
  • good with dogs, cats, kids

Sangria
  • SPECIAL NEEDS MEDICAL
  • 3 year old female
  • 7 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • friendly, good with dogs

Mr. Bailey
  • SPECIAL NEEDS: MEDICAL
  • 3 Year Old male

Tommy
  • 1 year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • happy and affectionate
  • good with dogs and kids

Gilbert
  • 10 Year old male
  • red longhair
  • good with dogs

Sadie
  • 3 Year old female
  • red shorthair

Jellybean

  • 2 year old female
  • 15 Lbs
  • red shorthair
  • good with dogs and kids

Greta
  • 9 year-old female
  • 14 lbs
  • friendly

Gino
  • 6 year old male
  • black/tan shorthair

Arfington
James Bond
  • 4-5 year old male
  • 19 Lbs
  • wirehair
  • good with cats, dogs, kids

  • 10 year old male
  • 9 Lbs
  • red longhair
  • friendly

Rudy
  • 9 year old male
  • Loves kids
  • red shorthair

Arby

  • 7 year old male
  • 14 Lbs
  • good with people, pets

Mirta
  • 4 Year old female
  • 27 Lbs
  • doxie mix
  • recovering from IVDD

Eddie
  • 1 year old male
  • 30 lbs
  • red standard

Twinkle
  • 2 year old female
  • 14 Lbs
  • golden wirehair

Donner
  • 5 year old male
  • 12 Lbs
  • golden wirehair

Davida
  • 8-10 year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • red shorthair

Frosty
  • 4 year old male
  • red shorthair

Clara
  • 8 year old female
  • mellow and gentle

Buzz
  • 3 yeard old male
  • 12 lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • sweet, good with dogs

Isabella
  • 11 year old female
  • being treated for skin condition
  • sweet

Hope
  • 1 1/2 Year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • recovering from car accident

Merrybelle
  • 2 year old female
  • 18 Lbs
  • black/tan shorthair
  • sweet

Mei Ling
  • 5 Year old female
  • red shorthair / skin condition
  • friendly

Adoption
Pending!!
Buddy
  • 1 year old male
  • 9 Lbs
  • good with kids and dogs

Dickens
Gianna
  • 5 year old female
  • 17 Lbs
  • friendly

Dakota
  • 1 Year old male
  • 15 lbs
  • doxie mix
  • friendly

  • 11 year old male
  • 11 Lbs

Ivonna
  • 3 year old female
  • 10 lbs
  • sweetheart!

Tootsie
  • 1 year old female
  • 10 Lbs
  • golden wirehair
  • full of love

Dapper Dan
  • 6 year old male
  • 19 lbs
  • sweet