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. 
Chance
Beezy
Blue
Gilbert
Teena
M/F : Female
Age: 11 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Color: red shorthair
SPECIAL NEEDS MEDICAL
Good with dogs & people
Lorenzo
M/F : Male
Age: 8-9 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: golden wirehair
sweet and friendly
Curtis
M/F : Male
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 17 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
doxie mix

good with dogs & cats
Brooklyn
Chance
M/F : Male
Age: 2 years old
Weight:
Color: black & tan shorthair
SPECIAL NEEDS MEDICAL
good with dogs and kids
Elijah
M/F : Female
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 11 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
M/F : Male
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 9 lbs
Color: tan shorthair
SPECIAL NEEDS MEDICAL
sweet and happy
sweet and loving
Heinz
Eve
M/F : Male
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Color: red shorthair
M/F : Female
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: black &  shorthair

very sweet

housebroken and crate trained
Grace
Gaia
M/F : Female
Age: 12-13 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair

happy senior girl
M/F : Female
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 15 lbs
Color: black & white shorthair
doxie mix
good with dogs and cats
Monroe
M/F : Male
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 12 lbs
Color: red shorthair

sweet and loving

Yanna
M/F : Female
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 12 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
doxie mix

a little shy
M/F : Male
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 15 lbs
Color: red shorthair
doxie mix
good with cats and dogs
Yoda
M/F : Male
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 18 lbs
Color: red longhair

good with dogs
M/F : Female
Age: 4 years old
Weight: 19 lbs
Color: chocolate shorthair
doxie mix
happy, nice girl
M/F : Male
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: black shorthair
doxie mix

sweet, good with dogs

Gilbert
Beezy
Blue
M/F : Female
Age: 4 years old
Weight: 27 lbs
Color: white & tan shorthair
doxie mix
active and happy
M/F : Male
Age: 11 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
SPECIAL NEEDS: deaf, partial blindness
M/F : Male
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: red shorthair

SPECIAL NEEDS - history of seizures

Mirta
Jor-El
Stewie
M/F : Male
Age: 9 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: red shorthair
sweet 'tweenie'.  good with dogs
M/F : Female
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: red shorthair
happy, friendly and easy
M/F : Male / Male
Age: 5 / 8 years old
Weight: 14 / 18 lbs
Color: red shorthair
bonded pair

friendly pair

Garett
Mei Ling
J.R & Louie
M/F : Female
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 20 lbs
Color: red shorthair
good with dogs and cats
Kady
M/F : Female
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 19 lbs
Color: red shorthair
good with kids and dogs
Opal
M/F : Female
Age: 9 years old
Weight: 17 lbs
Color: red shorthair

friendly, good with dogs
Hallie
M/F : Male
Age: 9 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Color: red shorthair

loves kids
Rudy
M/F : Female
Age: 11 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Color: red shorthair
good girl
M/F : Male
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 18 lbs
Color: black wirehair
doxie mix
good with dogs, cats and kids
Princess
Arfington
M/F : Male
Age: 1 year old
Weight: 30 lbs
Color: red shorthair


Eddie
M/F : Female
Age: 10 years old
Weight:
Color: red shorthair
happy and friendly, good with dogs
Sandy
M/F : Male
Age: 6 years old
Weight: 15 lbs
Color: black & white shorthair
doxie mix
friendly, likes to play
Kermit
M/F : Female
Age: 13 years old
Weight:
Color: chocolate & tan shorthair
likes to cuddle
Lucy
M/F : Female
Age: 11 years old
Weight:
Color: black & tan shorthair
good girl.  Loves people and dogs
Jury
M/F : Female
Age: 13 years old
Weight: 12 lbs
Color: red shorthair
healthy, friendly senior
Sasha

M/F : Male
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: tri-color dapple shorthair
friendly, good with everyone
Tafik
Tad
M/F : Male
Age: 2 months old
Weight: 2 lbs
Color: black shorthair
recovering from puppy strangles
Honey
M/F : Female
Age: 11-13 year old
Weight: 7 lbs
Color: red shorthair

very sweet, good with kids and dogs
Ollie
M/F : Male
Age: 2 years old
Weight:
Color: black & Tan shorthair
sweet and handsome!
Snuggles
M/F : Female
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Weight: 16 lbs
Color: red shorthair
loves everyone, good with kids and dogs

M/F : Male
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 17 lbs
Color: red shorthair

sweet and loving

Braxton
M/F : Male
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 17 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
happy and friendly, good with dogs
Addison
M/F : Male
Age: 3 years old
Weight: 22 lbs
Color: red shorthair
good with new people & dogs
Harper
M/F : Female
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 12 lbs
Color: red shorthair


Candy
Good with people and dogs
adoption pending!
adoption pending!
M/F : Male
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 17 lbs
Color: red shorthair
doxie mix

likes people, good with dogs
Quinn
Desmond
M/F : Male
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: red shorthair
happy and playful
good with people and dogs
M/F : Female
Age: 10 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
likes to cuddle
Rosie
M/F : Female
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: red shorthair
good with dogs and kids
Jade

M/F : Female
Age: 10-12 years old
Weight:
Color: red shorthair
happy girl
Merida
Duchess
M/F : Female
Age: 8 years old
Weight:
Color: black longhair
good with cats, dogs, kids & new situations.
M/F : Male
Age: 12 years old
Weight: 16 lbs
Color: red shorthair
friendly, good with dogs
Rusty
M/F : Female
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 10 lbs
Color: red shorthair

good with dogs
Alia
M/F : Male
Age: 6 years old
Weight: 13 lbs
Color: brown & white shorthair
good with people and dogs
Monty
M/F : Female
Age: 6 years old
Weight: 19 lbs
Color: brindle shorthair
friendly and happy
Carli


M/F : Male
Age: 4-5 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: chocolate shorthair
doxie mix
good with cats, dogs and kids
Shamrock
M/F : Female
Age: 14 years old
Weight:
Color: red (silver) shorthair
happy, friendly old girl
Helen
M/F : Male
Age: 10+ years old
Weight:
Color: black & white shorthair
good boy
SPECIAL NEEDS: deaf, limited sight
Rufus

M/F : Female
Age: 14 years old
Weight:
Color: red shorthair
sweet old girl
Bonnie


M/F : Female
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 14 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
loves to cuddle
Sophie
M/F : Female
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 25lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
good with dogs, cats & kids
Yodel
M/F : Male
Age: 7 years old
Weight: 9 lbs
Color: red shorthair
timid but warms up!
Siggy
M/F : Female
Age: 6 years old
Weight:
Color: red shorthair
SPECIAL NEEDS: recovering from spinal injury
YooHoo

M/F : Female
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 17 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair

April
Duncan
M/F : Male
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 18 lbs
Color: golden shorthair
happy and friendly
M/F : Female
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 12 lbs
Color: red shorthair
happy and energetic
Bonnet


M/F : Male
Age:
Weight: 2.5 lbs
Color: brown shorthair

Cricket
M/F : Male
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Weight: 19 lbs
Color: black & tan shorthair
doxie mix
Hunter

M/F : Male
Age:
Weight:
Color:

Cosmo
M/F : Male
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 19 lbs
Color: white & tan shorthair
good with people & dogs
Nelo
M/F : Males
Age:8 years old each
Weight:
Color:
bonded pair

friendly, affectionate brothers
Trax & Buddy
Pumpkin
M/F : Male
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 20 lbs
Color: red shorthair
Special Needs: blindness
friendly, good with dogs
M/F : Male
Age: 8 years old
Weight: 19 lbs
Color: red shorthair

Tolie
M/F : Female
Age: 4 1/2 years old
Weight: 9 lbs
Color: red shorthair
sweet girl, good with dogs
Rosemary
M/F : Male
Age: 8 months old
Weight: 6 lbs
Color: tan shorthair


Nutmeg
M/F : Male
Age: 5 years old
Weight: 21 lbs
Color: tri-color dapple shorthair
happy and friendly
Spice
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. 
M/F : Male
Age: 4 1/2 months old
Weight: 3 lbs
Color: golden wirehair

Minnow
M/F : Male
Age: 4-5 months old
Weight: 5 lbs
Color: chocolate longhair

happy litle boy
Little Peanut