ADOPT

Matching deserving dogs with loving homes
ADOPTABLE DOGS
OUR CRITERIA

There's nothing better than a successful match. We like to explain the process of finding the right rescue dog as being similar to online dating: You will want to check our site often to see who is new, read each bio and reach out if you think they might have found someone special.

Our adoption team is highly skilled at helping you find a dog with the right personality that will fit your family and lifestyle. Occasionally, we receive multiple promising applications for a dog and ultimately match the dog with the home where we think they will do best.

We are committed to helping you find a dog even if you don't "match" on your first attempt. We would love nothing more than to help you find the forever dog of your dreams.

Although we like to tailor each match, we do have some basic criteria we look with respect to adoptive homes:

  • Homes should be non-smoking

  • Have a fenced yard (some exceptions may be made in certain cases)

  • Ability to commit to yearly dentals and shots for the pet

  • Willing to purchase ramps and pet stairs to safeguard the dog's back

  • Not away from the home for long hours each day, a staggered family schedule or a willingness to employ a dog walker

ADOPTION

Frequently asked questions

I work full time can I still adopt a pet from your organization?


Yes, we do adopt out to individuals or families that work full time if you can demonstrate that: 1. You aren't gone for long hours every day due to a staggered work schedule with a partner or family member 2. You work from home 3. Are willing and able to commit to hiring a dog walker Most dachshunds have separation anxiety and therefore will do best in a home with lots of companionship.




How much are adoption fees?


Adoption fees range depending on the dog's age between $295-495. We realize this sounds like a lot, but is only a small fraction of what we spend ensuring each dog is healthy, up to date and cared for.




What happens if the dog I adopt isn't the right fit?


Occassionally, things don't work out and no one is to blame. In the event that things don't work out, we will match you with another dog that better suits your family and vice versa. Our goal is always to have a successful match, which is why we ask you so many questions that may seem a bit personal on both the adoption application and leading up to the meet-and-greet. We will always be transparent about our adoptable dogs and any "quirks" or training opportunities they may have, so each potential adoptive home knows what they should expect.




What does the adoption process involve?


The adoption process begins with an online application. After you have submitted an application, someone will be in touch with you within 48 hours. We may ask you additional follow-up questions and will tell you more about the dog you are interested in. If both parties agree to proceed, we will often set-up a meet-and-greet to see how everyone gets along. After this point, adoption paperwork may be signed.




Do you adopt out to individuals who live in apartments?


Occassionaly we do adopt to individuals who live in apartments if the dog isn't a barker (which is rare but does happen) or is a senior. The reason for this is that we often receive surrender requests from apartment dwellers who are facing eviction due to their dachshund barking during the day when the owners are gone.




Why should I adopt from your organization instead of buying a puppy from a breeder?


We're glad you are taking the time to read this question. There are several reasons why you shouldn't buy a puppy from a breeder: 1. You don't always know what the breeder's home environment is like- You may be unintentionally supporting a puppy mill or backyard breeder. 2. We get lots of purebred dachshunds, some even come with AKC papers 3. Adult dachshunds often come trained or mostly trained.Wouldn't it be nice to skip the chewing and potty traning phases? 4. Pets know when they've been given a second chance at life. Your new rescue dachshund will be eternally grateful for the love and security you give it- and return that love tenfold. You won't regret rescuing your next family pet!





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P.O. Box  96294

Portland, OR 97296

(971)227-6485

april@portlanddachshundrescue.org

anne@portlanddachshundrescue.org

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