How It Works


Florida Dachshund Rescue currently only adopts our dachshunds to Florida residents. Our adoption process starts when you submit an adoption application through our website. You should expect to receive an email confirmation from us within 24 hours after you submit it. If you have not received confirmation, feel free to contact to check on your application.

Your application will then be assigned to a volunteer for processing. They will check with your personal references and your veterinarian. When they talk to your veterinarian we will be checking to make sure that your current pets are spayed or neutered, up to date on their shots, and currently on monthly heartworm preventative.

It is FLDR’s policy that all pets in an adoptive home must be spayed or neutered unless there is a medical reason that they can not be. Animal rescue groups are dedicated to combating pet over-population.

If you rent your home, we will contact your landlord to get permission for you to have the adopted dachshund in the home. This is very important, as we can’t place a dachshund with you unless we are given such authorization.

The processor will then conduct a telephone interview with you to give and receive additional information, etc.

Finally, we set up a home visit. One of FLDR’s members will come by your home at a mutually agreed time. We require that everyone who lives with you, including animals, is present at the home visit, which normally takes about 45 minutes.

FLDR will then notify you if you are approved for adoption. Once you are matched up with a dachshund, we’ll try to set up a transport, if necessary, to get you and your adopted dachshund together (within the state of Florida). Volunteer transports sometimes take a little bit of time to arrange, so we ask for your patience. When you and your dachshund meet, you’ll sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.

What You Need To Know

It’s important that you fill out the adoption application as completely as possible. Incorrect or missing information slows down the review process. It could also result in our rejection of your application.

We are an all volunteer group and ask for your patience as we process your application. We will do everything we can to make it go as quickly as possible.

You must be at least 21 years of age to adopt; you must have the financial means to provide medical treatment and care for the dachshund and your other animals, if you have any, must be neutered or spayed, up to date on shots and on monthly heartworm prevention.

At the time of adoption, your adopted dachshund will be up to date on shots, heartworm free, on monthly preventative heartworm medication and altered.

We can’t guarantee that you will be approved to adopt, nor can we guarantee that the dachshund you may have specified will be available for you to adopt. We work with you and our foster homes to make sure that the right dachshund is adopted by the right family.