Adoption Process


So You Want To Adopt Your New Best Friend

Tennessee Dachshund Rescue will consider adoptive families only in Tennessee, Missouri, and surrounding states when the adopting family is willing to travel to pick up the dog and complete the adoption. This is simply due to logistics and distance of travel for our volunteers. Our goal is to make the best rescue match taking into consideration the dog's background and your family's needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right dog with the right home because we want this to be the pet's permanent home.

A few things to consider when adopting from Tennessee Dachshund Rescue:

  • You must be 21 years or older.
  • All pets in the home must be spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and are on heartworm/flea prevention.
  • The applicant must be the adopter. We do not process applications for "gifts."

If you are willing to wait for the right animal to be matched to you,
you are an ideal candidate for Tennessee Dachshund Rescue. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.




We appreciate you wanting to bring a dachshund into your home. In order for us to find the right family member for you, we need you to submit an adoption application.



We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.


Home Visit

Once your application review is complete, a Tennessee Dachshund Rescue volunteer will contact you to schedule a home visit to discuss all-things dachshund . During the home visit, we look for potential hazards for the dog that the adopter may not have considered. All household members must be present during the home visit. This includes all pets.


Finding Your Pet

Once approved to adopt, the search for your dog begins. Volunteers will begin to evaluate dachshund currently in our foster care program who may be a good fit for you and your family. We would also be open to discussing dogs in our care that you are specifically interested in.

Additional Information

  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular dog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • Tennessee Dachshund Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Adoption fees range from $275 to $475, based on the age and health of each individual animal.

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