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Milo’s new family fell in love with him from the very first meeting.  Milo, however did take his time to bond with everyone, but with gentle encouragement this little boy soon turned his attitude around and is now well and truly in love with his whole family.  Together they have been enjoying lots of family outings and Milo especially loved his first visit to the beach.  (NSW)

Milan really didn’t want to share the love in her old home.  She was becoming very aggressive towards her siblings and cousins when vying for attention.  She is now in a home where she has her new family all to herself and that is just the way she likes it! (NSW)

Bennie’s family were heartbroken at having to rehome him due to moving overseas.  Fortunately though, Bennie has landed on all paws and he has made himself at home like a duck to water…… Literally!  No family member is exempt from Bennie joining them in the bath or shower and he is the first to jump in his clam pool for a quick dip and play!  Bennie has a new dachshund brother Teddy (also a rescue from DRA) and they have fast become the best of friends, walking side by side air biting each other and play wrestling.  At night time Bennie gets to choose which room he will sleep in and seems to pick a different bed each night!  We can’t wait to hear more about the adventures of Teddy and Bennie and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their Christmas card which will feature their first official phtotograph!

This loveable pair were much loved by their owners but busy lives and a baby made it hard to provide the attention the dogs were wanting. They had a happy drive to the country and it was if they knew they were coming home because they became so excited just as they approached their new house. They have bonded so well with their new companion, the tolerant old  Flynn, who now has to share his human bed with 2 others!!

Ozzy loves to explore the garden and sheds, whilst Harri is far happier just having cuddles with her new owners who adore them  (W.A).

Harper and Dastan’s family had no option but to rehome this naughty pair and their desire was for a retired couple in the country.  They are now living on 10 acres and love walking and exploring their domain as well as having their parents nearly always at home with them. (NSW)

Snags was welcomed into his new home with lovingly open arms and his new owners fell in love with him at first sight. Although he was sad and confused for a couple of days, he is now a very happy little boy with a new sister to keep company as well.  Snags is thoroughly enjoying life on the farm and happily enj

oys riding up front in the tractor where he can keep an eye on his new property. VIC

Due to impending work commitments, 16 month old Piper was reluctantly rehomed as her owner knew it wouldn’t be fair to leave her alone for long periods.  Luckily her new older sister Bella was more than happy to share her loving family with Piper.  Piper is now living the life of a true Princess.  Luxurious faux fur blankets to lay on, sunbathing by the pool, two walks a day and boiled eggs on Sundays.  You can even follow Piper on her own Instagram account ‘Sausage in a dash’.  QLD

Dogs are known to be man’s best friend and Slinky is no exception.  Slinky and his new owner came to each other at the perfect time.  Their bond cannot be broken and Slinky is now enjoying full time attention with two walks daily.  He has become the most loyal little companion and is never far away from his owners side.  QLD

Unfortunately as Wobbles was approaching adulthood at almost 4 years of age, he had started to become aggressive to the elderly and toothless dachshund in the family.  It became apparent that Wobbles reluctantly needed to be rehomed before any serious injuries were caused.  Now Wobbles (named because of the way he wobbles his head whilst eating) is living the life with a new family where he is the one and only dachshund.  Wobbles enjoys being the centre of attention and the receiver of all the love and affection.  VIC

Vonnie’s family had a change of circumstances and she was passed around other family members as they were hoping to somehow keep her.  When Vonnie’s new parents took her on she was extremely anxious and rather terrified and bit her new dad whilst he was trying to take her harness off.  Two weeks later in a calm and experienced home, Vonnie has transformed into a beautiful little girl who is gaining confidence daily.  To begin with she also didn’t want to go in the car as she presumably felt she was off to stay somewhere else.  Now she’s absolutely fine and quite happy going everywhere with her new parents.  As always our thanks are to the families who give these little dogs time and patience allowing them to settle in and learn to trust.  (Vic).

At the tender age of 12 weeks and being left in the garden for long periods on their own, Rocco and Bogart were upsetting the neighbours with their cries.  Dachshunds love to be with their humans and they are now in a loving home where they have been well and truly welcomed into the family with all the comforts they deserve.  Rocco and Bogart are acing their puppy training and their owners couldn’t be any more happier or prouder of the boys. (QLD).

Sometimes a dachshund comes into someone’s lives and completely transforms it.  This is exactly what Barkley has done to his new parents.  After the loss of their last one they felt they couldn’t go through with loving another and at some stage going through the grief of losing one again.  Months done the line their lives were just not the same without a dachshund accompanying them on walks, in the car and being their constant companion.  Barkley was in desperate need of the right home and he’s found it!  He made himself right at home from day 1 including discovering the walk in pantry – does it get any more exciting for a dachshund!  The family have all been around to meet and fall in love with Barkley and cannot believe the transformation of their parents. (Vic)

The very delightful Sizzles who was a somewhat naughty boy with the sheep and lambs, is now in a home with two other dachshunds, one of which in particular has taken him under her wing, made him feel very at home and loved.  However, being the bossy female she is teaching him the boundaries and whilst she loved him straightaway, he is NOT allowed to take her toys!    We couldn’t have asked for a more loving home for Sizzles, he really has hit the jackpot. (Vic)

Dear little 15 ½ year old Penny and her new Mum was overjoyed to welcome her into her home.  Penny has been described as ‘eating like a horse’ and ‘walking like a rocket’ but also enjoys her lap time and the warmth of her comfortable bed. Our huge thanks to her new owner for giving her such a wonderful retirement home. (Vic)

Bobby was getting somewhat anxious around his new toddler and didn’t like sharing his human parents any more.  He went to a retired couple, walked straight into his new home and went “yes this is my new home”!  From day 1 he settled straight in as if he’d been there forever.  (W.A)

One year old Huxley in his third home in such a short life so far.   Whatever happened to Huxley as puppy has had repercussions showing itself up in his anxiety.  His new family and older dachshund brother are committed to helping him overcome his past with consistent training and love.  He’s been a week in his new home and has already become part of the furniture, albeit furniture that does a lot of barking! (Vic)

Charlie and blind Alice now with failed foster carers and being looked after beautifully.  These two gorgeous dachshunds have certainly been back and forth to the vets trying to sort out why Alice had gone blind with her old owners.  Now that we’ve resolved that these two were about to be adopted out when their foster carers decided they couldn’t give them up. (WA)

Little Penny came in very emaciated at only 2.8 kilos and we’d like to thank the vets and the nurses who put in so much hard work to make sure Penny survived.  This little Madam certainly did and she is now with an experienced dachshund couple and has a new dachshund brother showing her the ropes.  Penny is  showing that she’s a tough little cookie and a naughty little monkey!  She might have been through an awful experience but she’s making up for it now. (NSW)

Caesar has chosen his new home with another dachshund as his brother, he fitted right in and whilst he was left at the vets for desexing when his Mum and Dad came to collect him, he walked straight into their arms with no ill feeling! (VIC)

18 month old Henley, pictured here with the usual disembowelled toy, wasn’t adjusting to life with a new baby and was finding it rather stressful.  He’s gone to a caring family with older children and a female dachshund of similar age.(NSW)

Not sure why Schnitzel was left at the pound but he is the most beautiful dachshund who instantly fell in love when he met his potential new parents.  The feeling was mutual and now that his trial is over he’s being adopted as his parents absolutely adore this little 7 year old.  Thank you to the shelter for working with DRA and allowing us to place him with experienced and loving dachshund owners.  (Port Macquarie).

Murphy and Winston were reluctantly rehomed due to Murphy’s anxiety which increased with two very young children in the household. They had a big flight to one home before finally settling in to their forever home, and despite all the changes in their lives, they are much more calm and chilled now. Their wonderful new owner is doing all she can to settle them and address the anxiety issue with time, understanding and reassurance. They do still miss her when she is out, but they are all a comfort to each other and the home is that lovely tranquility that the dogs need. Happy days for all (WA)

Dougie was not in good shape when we came into foster, but with the right care he is looking a lot better.  It has taken some time for the resident female dachshund to accept another Dougie into her home, but we’re really happy to know that the extra time has finally settled them both down and he’ll be staying where he is (NSW).

Henry was finding life stressful with toddlers in the house, and  the northern heat was making his allergies worse. After a  very long journey , with an overnight stay provided by a kind DRA supporter and their  lovely Dachshunds to give a much needed playtime, he finally arrived at his new home. Henry aka “ hankipants “ has settled in so well and he and new brother Bert are always up to mischief ,charging around the place and rugby tackling each other before a quick snooze in the sun. His new family say it is like he has always lived there with them. He adores his walks out , is no longer stressed and his skin is improving beautifully. He is a lovely, loving soul. (WA)

14 year old Winnie came in for rehoming and it was mentioned that she had a few problems with her teeth.  Winnie went to an incredible foster family and then began a series of visits to the vets.  After her bloods were done it was discovered that her liver count was up and it was recommended that she had scans together with various other treatments to get to the bottom of it.  However we also discovered that Winnie’s teeth had been allowed to fester without veterinary attention for quite some time and she had absesses in her mouth filled with pus, which can and does affect the bones.

Nobody expected Winnie to survive the various operations that then followed and every day she survived was a bonus, but due to the excellent care of her foster family, she came through with flying colours and now has one tooth left.  Hasn’t affected her dachshund need to always look forward to food though!Winnie has been renamed, Winnie the Wonderdog, and has subsequently now been adopted by her foster family.    As well as thanking our wonderful foster carers we’d also like to thank you all for your donations and support of our shop which allows us to spend what is needed in caring for a rescue dachshund, regardless of their age.  A dachshund is a dachshund and we think they’re worth it. (Perth)

Bonnie and Clyde are a relaxed duo who settled very quickly into their new home and bed without any issues.  They like to spend their days curled up next to each other and are enjoying the companionship of their new mum who is home the majority of the day. (QLD)

Franki is a delightful little boy and his new owners fell head over heels in love with him immediately.  He’s adjusted to living inside the home remarkably well and has not had any mishaps. He’s really affectionate and just adores his mum and the cuddles he receives.  Franki needs a little bit of training when out and about, but he’s done so well already that we are confident that it won’t take long till he’s a perfectly behaved dachshund. (QLD)

The gentle and snuggle bunny Mitzi is very happy in her new home as is her Mum to have this beautiful girl in her life.   Mitzi is getting some gentle home training as she’s not received much in her life but she does seemed to have watched a lot of TV.  One of her favourite programmes is Harry’s Practice and she’s always got an opinion to voice when the dogs come on. (Vic)

Three year old Snag with a bit of a chequered past at biting when he was frightened is now in a wonderful home where he’s relaxed and enjoying life to the max.  On his way home he was taken to the shops where he chose some new toys and bedding and could not be happier with his new family and Mum.  There are two other dogs that live on the property and Snag has been on walks with them and is learning the right way to play with other dogs which he is picking up remarkably quickly. (Vic)

Bonnie and Clyde aptly named!  While this picture shows their loving nature and closeness, they were in fact a pair of gangsters but are now in a home where they no longer need to conform to the confines of suburbia, which suits their free spirited nature (QLD)

Life for Harry’s owners had become exceptionally busy and they were aware he wasn’t getting the attention that he needed.  Harry loves swimming so we found a home with a swimming pool to indulge his love of jumping in and chasing balls.  He’s living with a beautiful labrador, another dachshund and has had no issues with the resident cat.  One very spoilt and happy dachshund. (Port Macquarie).

They say a picture tells a 1,000 words and unfortunately we can’t post pictures of children and dogs curled up in bed together.  Suffice to say Milton and Molly have got a great new home where all their needs are being met and once again they are very much part of their family.  (SA)

This cheeky little girl Polly couldn’t resist the urge to jump in the pool at her new owners school swimming carnival!  Much to the delight of the students (and horror of her new owner!) she managed to swim the whole length of the pool.  No news yet on whether she will become the new school mascot but in our eyes she’s definitely a top contender!  Polly is settling into her new home very well and has a new little dachshund friend Milo who visits regularly.   (NSW)

Kala’s owner sadly passed away at Christmas.  She was cared for beautifully by her owner’s daughter and son in law, but they felt that she was not happy being left by herself when they had to be at work as she had been used to constant company. So they took the very hard decision of investigating the possibility of adoption through DRA.  Kala was introduced to a couple who had recently retired and had lost their last Dachshund a while ago. Amazingly she looked very similar to their last dog. When she arrived at their house she walked in as if she had always lived there. She is now happy making lots of new friends with neighbours and everyone in the riverside park and making sure the neighbouring cat knows that it is now her garden! (WA)

After several changes to the household and sadly losing his dachshund brother, Dash was not very happy being left in the garden on his own.  He has now found himself in a home where he is usually found on a sofa, bed or comfy lap.  His new owners say that he is the perfect new addition to their family.  Dash is definitely King of the home and likes to bark at his new bigger non dachshund brothers to tell them that he is the boss.  Suffice to say they are indifferent to him! (QLD)

The rather gorgeous but bumptious Henry has found his new home as a soul mate to his dad.  He’s loving the one on one attention, getting the training he needs to turnaround a couple of his bad habits and loves going places and getting the exercise he needs.(QLD)

Bing is an anxious little man and was living with his brother and was getting increasingly picked on by the more outgoing brother.  Bing is now with a retired gentleman who lives with his family and Bing has proved himself to be a very sweet natured dachshund around the family.  There is mutual love between him and the children and Dad loves having a dachshund back in his life to care for.  Since being separated both boys have not looked back and doing much better without each other. (NSW)

7 year old Jack is an ex-breeding dog who was bought from a puppy farm by a wonderful caring family, as their first ever dog. Unfortunately, the huge change in his circumstances caused him to become very stressed and he struggled to cope with his new surroundings despite the love of the family. It also soon become apparent that he had severe dental disease too, which required urgent action, and his new family began to feel out of their depth having never owned a dog before. They made the hard decision to surrender Jack to DRA for his best wellbeing, so that he could be placed with a knowledgeable family with another dachshund for company to help settle him. Hard though this was for them, this move was the best thing for Jack as he now has a home with a beautiful dachshund girlfriend who he is busy trying to charm, despite now being rather toothless! His new doting owners say that he is still learning that he should go outside to relieve himself, but improving a lot, and they cant imagine life without him, he is such a gentle soul. (Perth)

Pippa and George were a very welcome arrival at their new owners home on Christmas Eve.  They didn’t take long at all to settle in, with Pippa relaxing on the sofa in the air conditioning and George happily playing with his new toys.  This little duo have lots to look forward to in the new year and beyond.  (NSW)

Oscar, an anxious little boy who was struggling living with a new baby has now to gone live on a big farm.  He’s got two new siblings who he settled in with straightaway and has bonded with his new Mum and Dad.  He still has some work to do with his anxiety but he is improving.(WA)

Frieda was struggling to cope with the many changes going on in her family and is now loving life in a stable and peaceful home.  She has fitted in extremely well and also loves going to visit her grandmother’s house in NSW where there are some dachshund sisters to have fun with. (ACT)



Slinky and Dusty are two very lovable and playful dachshunds who needed to be rehomed together.  Their loving new owners are patiently training the boys to be more social when out at the dog park and they are responding very well.  They have just returned from their Christmas holiday where they were lucky enough to enjoy the great outdoors spending their days exploring,  playing and sniffing all the wonderful smells that only dachshunds could love. (Vic)

3 year old Sizzle didn’t have the greatest start in life and had been to 2 homes before coming into DRA.  He has proved himself to be a bit of a sook who goes to sleep sucking on his blanket and a very sweet and snuggly dachshunds who is coming into his own after finding the right family to call his own.  (NSW)

Changes of circumstances affect human lives and their dogs too. Sadly after coming through IVDD surgery with good mobility, it became apparent that a toddler son and another lively dog were not the ideal environment for long term recovery.  However , Maverick is an impressively clever dog , adapting to the ways of foster homes and then his forever home. He has landed on all 4 paws, going to a country home with excellent experience with IVDD. He has also learnt that cats should be allowed to go about their own business, as should the local wildlife!  Not easy for a dachshund!!

It is lovely when a home comes forward happy to accept a dog with mobility or health issues and Maverick is clearly grateful to be having such fun in his new surroundings. (WA)

Luckily for Toby, his new family and potential dachshund brother, Sammy, fell in love with this very loving and playful dachshund.  He’s settled in very quickly and is now part of their family and whilst Sammy was a tad put out to begin with, these two are constantly playing and Toby’s tail doesn’t stop wagging.  (WA

Newman is a very happy boy with the constant companionship of his new family.   He is always up for an adventure be it walks along the beach, enjoying the café scene or even sailing on yachts in Port Philip Bay.  Newman’s life if far from boring and we look forward to hearing more of his fun times ahead. (Vic).

Winston had not been coping with life on his own and with a busy family, being quite vocal in his disapproval!

Other family members cared for him for a while, but the hard decision was made that it was in his best interest if permanent solution was found.

He moved in to his adoptive  home with a new best friend Molly, who was also delighted to have company again. The pair bonded instantly and enjoy lots of eating and snoozing together !! (WA)

Penny is loving life as an only with all the attention back on her!  She’s learning (slowly) not to go charging out into the garden alerting all with her barking and is a a little darling who is helping the family to heal their hearts, after one of our previous very loved rescues passed away earlier this year.  (NSW)

5 year old Coco went blind at the age of 10 weeks due to a genetic breeding disorder.  After many weeks with her foster family and extensive veterinary work, this dear little sweet, fragile but brave girl is now in her new home.  Sharing her life with another dachshund and Jack Russell, she’s settled in beautifully and loves nothing more than being her Mum’s shadow and always up for cuddles that come her way. (Qld)

Little Huck has been through one or two homes in his short life and all this beautiful and extremely affectionate boy wanted, was parents to call his own.  Huck has bought a lot of joy to his new parents and in turn he has found just what he was looking for.  Cuddles are in no short supply and he’s a quiet boy who is much admired when he’s out and about socialising. (NSW)

Charlie and Willow are loving life in the country with 3 other dachshunds which mean they have a choice of who to play with or who to cuddle up with. That is when they’re not following Dad around and helping out. (NSW)

Penny is a very timid little soul and was unsocialised, but she has a beautiful new home which she is settling into with a lot of help from her new big sister Frankie   They look very similar and Frankie is so patient with her, happily sharing her possessions with Penny, and even her doting parents! Happy days ahead for the pair of them and many thanks for the patience of her new parents who persisted with helping her. WA.

This delightful pair, Frankie and Lucy, were fortunate to find their forever home together.  Their new owners are finding out just how gutsy a dachshund can be and Frankie is now being given raw carrots when she can’t stem off her hunger any longer.  With regular exercise and lots of attention they’re a happy pair (NSW)

Gunter’s parents were devastated at moving into a retirement apartment and not being able to take him with them.  However Gunter fell in love with his new sister which helped ease the transition and they now run around and do everything together.  Gunter’s trial period was extremely busy with friends and other dogs coming to stay and he’s had no time to fret, but he has been having the most awesome time with all his new friends. (NSW)

We made a decision to register our interest with Dachshund Rescue and in less than a month we received a phone call to find out if we were interested in a beautiful, three year old smooth hair, tan dachshund named Joy.  We were over the moon and felt like giddy kids, we were in fact so excited we had arranged to meet Joy the very next day.  When the front door opened and Joy came out to greet us, it literally was love at first sight.  We of course did not want to get our hopes up high as we knew the owner needed to accept us as much as Joy.   It was agreed that Joy would stay with us for a two week trial to see how she fitted in with our home and Slinky.

The two week trial quickly ended and we knew that Joy fitted in like hand in glove, it was as though she had always been part of our lives.   She has brought so much happiness into our lives in such a short space of time, her calm and loving nature has made us all feel complete.  We cannot thank Dachshund Rescue enough for their helpfulness and making the process seamless.   We are also incredibly thankful to Joy’s previous owners for choosing us to welcome Joy into our home and become part of our family.  Slinky has gone from howling the house down, to playing and developing maternal instincts with Joy.  They have settled so well together, playing, tearing up teddies and bonding like sisters that were meant to be.  Her name says everything! (WA)

Oliver is loving life in the country where he gets to explore disused barns, a large amount of garden and all the attention for himself from his new parents.  They described him as having fitted in as if he’s always been there and they think he’s a gorgeous and well behaved dog.  (NSW)

Stell and Bentley

8 year old Winnie who was looking for his fourth home during his lifetime, has finally found it.  He now has a dachshund brother, Moush,  who from the moment these two met became a very bonded pair. After a long drive to his home, Moush took him all around his house to show him where everything was, took him out into the garden so he could explore everything out there and then after a long and exhausting day, they both curled up and shared the same bed together.  They have been like that ever since, two peas in a pod, and neither of them leaving the other’s side for a moment. (NSW)

7 month old Gilbert is a very happy boy now that he doesn’t have to share love and attention with his sibling sister.  He has his new family well and truly trained to attend to his every need and he is a very loved and spoilt little boy.  Gilbert’s new family have said that he was definitely made for them and they are over the moon with their new little addition. (Qld)

Pebbles, so relieved to be with her new family and is enjoying being taken out and exploring the big wide world with her family.  She and her new sister, a Pekingese have had no issues cuddling up or bonding together straightaway. (NSW)

The rather regal Gus was made to feel very welcome and part of the family from day one in his new home.  Actually his new parents are overjoyed at being owned by Gus and we’re just delighted that he settled in so quickly.  (S.A)

8 month old Willow was a reluctant surrender due to her owner’s ill health.  She’s now in an active family and has the same age brother, who when they met, ran around the garden chasing each other and Willow started getting her pent off energy needs met.   However, having a friend to play with is slightly different to sharing his family with, so it’s taken a little time for Benji to appreciate having a full time sister. (QLD)

Boo has become co pilot to his Dad on the road in a very large truck where he gets to spend nights in the cab’s bedroom.  When he’s not looking out the window watching the other drivers, he can be found relaxing at home with the rest of his family between road trips.

Zac and Ziggy happily rehomed to a family who have owned standard longs before and are happy giving the boys all the time they need to adjust to their new family after their owner passed away.  The boys have been through quite an emotional upheaval but are once again in a loving home with plenty of space and gardens to explore.

Shiloh and Kransky an adorable pair of dachshunds who were in SA but thanks to their new owners driving down to collect them and drive them home, they’re now in Victoria. It feels like they’ve been there forever and their new Mum can’t imagine life without them.

10 month old Milo was found to be a needy breed of dog and was looking for a new home.  After a couple of days of dachshund “issues” whilst on trial, he has now turned the corner, turned on those dachshund charms and his family has become smitten with him. He also adores his new sister a Jack Russell. (NSW)

Winston, otherwise now known as the teddy bear due to his very calm and gentle nature.  He’s fitted into his new family extremely well and has another standard long dachshund to call his sister.

Sausage and Otto are happily living back indoors with their new family and apart from one very naughty incident by Otto, they have since been as good as gold. These friendly boys have been enjoying their new weekend excursions to the markets and love to say hello to everyone whom they come across. (NSW)

Thank you to Wendall’s new family who made a late night dash in the pouring rain to collect this little man who needed an urgent new home.  He is going to be well looked after and they will work through his terror of certain men.  (NSW)

Ollie, now losing some much needed weight, is loving life as he’s now surrounded by females!  Two dachshund sisters, a Mum and a Grandma, so is getting all the attention that he so craves. (NSW)

13 year Fritz was surrendered to AAPS for rehoming and whilst he was in their care he managed to charm his way into the hearts of all who met him.  Through combined efforts of our two rescue groups, Fritz has since found his forever home with a lovely family who also adopted Sid from DRA a few years ago.   Fritz continues to captivate all who meet him with his gorgeous character and friendly nature.

Waffles had very particular needs and we thought it was going to be very hard to find the right home but one came up in outback WA.  After a very long drive she arrived out of sorts and a little bit cranky with life!  However, now she is happy, relaxing more and more and loving her walks in the wide open space and sniffing her way along the creeks and across the flats.  Don wanted to say that it goes to show that there IS a dog for every potential owner and that IS a potential owner for every sausage dog.  The only think left for Waffles now is to discover the electric blanket which we daresay will soon become her next best friend. (WA)

Life can sometimes be a little unexpected for all the right reasons.  This little girl is as happy as can be with her new big sister ‘Tiny’ and little sister ‘Kitty’.  It took a week or so for them all to make friends but now this delightful trio are as thick as thieves. (QLD)

The very handsome Bones has moved into his new home with experienced owners who were looking for another little dachshund to love.  He’s enjoying playing ball with the grandchildren and has proven to be a very happy and friendly little guy.  (QLD)

Ruby is loving life and the freedom of having places to wander and explore with her new brother always at her side.  It didn’t take her family long or Buster to fall in love with her and now that she’s getting her daily exercise and plenty of action the extra kilos are falling off her. (Qld)

Leetle, who is a beautiful natured senior moved into her new home as though she has always lived there.  She now has a slightly younger brother Freddy who has been a true gentleman welcoming her.  The two of them are often found playing together in the garden and sleeping side by side.  Leetle likes to keep to a schedule and takes it upon herself to remind mum when it’s dinner time.  Thank you to her new owners for providing a safe and loving home. (NSW)

This little rascal, Toby wasn’t happy living outside in the garden.  He was getting himself in all sorts of mischief by running away causing a lot of worry for his family and the neighbours.  Now that he is in his new home, Toby’s days are spent going on walks around the lake, forever exploring the garden and best of all being allowed inside the home where he is lovingly doted on by his new family. (Vic)

With a new baby in the family there wasn’t as much time for Rosie.  She was put into foster with a gentleman who has done so much work for us and we cannot thank him enough for falling in love with yet another dachshund who he was looking after.  Rosie has had her issues and we’re so grateful to him for persevering and helping Rosie overcome them. (Qld)

Due to increasing work commitments, Taco and Coco’s owner decided that it wasn’t fair to leave them both alone for such long hours during the day and evenings.  This gorgeous duo are now in their element with their brand new family.  There is always someone around and a number of comfy laps to choose from for cuddles and kisses.  Taco settled in very quickly as he is such a smoochy boy and Coco took a little bit longer before deciding that she liked her new home very much. (NSW)

Max found himself looking for a new home after his owner had to move into a nursing  home.  He has happily found a new lease in life after landing himself with loving parents and a delighted new dachshund sibling to play with.

Snitzel’s, (the little black and tan) owners were moving interstate and into an apartment so she was looking for a new family to love her.  She now has the run of the house and Jakey to follow around and help him in his constant battle to chase the birds off HIS lawn.  (W.A)

Two year old Dobby the brindle was already on his 4th home.  He is now in his 5th and final home living with a new sister which means he no longer suffers separation anxiety.  Dobby is with a lovely family where he can wander freely between large garden and house and he is one very happy boy now that he’s been accepted for the dachshund that he is who just wants to please. (Vic)

Adopting a dachshund can bring so much love and joy into the home and that’s exactly what Sheta has done. Sheta’s new owner can’t believe how lucky she is to have been able to adopt such a beautiful, affectionate and friendly girl.  (SA)

Sam, 8 months old and previously known as Sizzle, came into DRA as a special needs puppy due to irresponsible breeding.  Sam’s hind legs were causing major hip pain which in turn caused him to change the gait of his walk just so he could walk.  After visiting a special orthopedic vet and x-rays there was nothing long term that could be done for him other than ongoing pain management, physio and Reiki.    Sam has gone to a loving home and it seems that the pain has not stopped him from being the lovable, playful and sometimes very naughty puppy that he deserves to be. Enormous thanks to Sam’s new Mum. (Vic)

Kiszka and Squirt were a very reluctant rehoming as their owners are going overseas.  These two have gone to a family with 3 boys who adore them and Kiszka and Squirt are now insisting on round the clock head, neck and back massages from any family member who has nothing better to do! (NSW)

Ten month old Maximus was surrendered to DRA as his owners were not coping and had taken him to their local animal shelter requesting them to put him to sleep.  This is how his new owner describes him:

Max is fantastic, very energetic, very cheeky, and runs and jumps like a greyhound – crazy man. He cannot get enough affection but he is getting what he needs and more, eats like a horse, barks and licks and loves like there is no tomorrow and never leaves my side, and is inseparable from Schnucky and Kasper – the 3 Amigos!! I love them so much…..He chews all his toys – but that is what they are there for – so great! (NSW)

Everybody who comes across Ben whilst he’s out on his daily walks can’t help but stop to say hello and to tell him how adorable he is.  Ben has such a lovely, friendly nature and is going so well in his new home.  His new owners say he is an absolute joy and are totally in love with him.   Ben’s vet is weighing him regularly and we are very pleased to report that he is shifting the extra weight and is starting to trim down.  Special thanks goes out to our lovely foster carer who lovingly looked after Ben over Christmas and very nearly became a failed foster after falling for Ben’s charms.  (VIC)

Wriggles got his wish to go to a home where someone is mostly at home with him. He loves his new garden and his walks and whilst he will bark at strangers to let them know he’s there, he then laps up all the attention.  He will be getting more training to help with his fear of other dogs. (SA)

Dozer seems to have forgotten how to bark since he has been with his new owners!  His anxiousness and barking whenever his owners left the home is now well and truly in the past.   After a road trip to country Queensland, he has a new dachshund brother Rory who was thrilled at the new arrival.  They are the best of mates and spend their days swimming in the river.  His new owners are always with their dachshunds which provides all the security and needs for Dozer.  One very happy boy. (QLD)




Remmy one very excitable dachshund who was getting into all sorts of trouble in his young family home.  He’s now settled in and has calmed down and loving life in his home.  (WA)

Sadly Coco lost her best friend only a few weeks before the human baby arrived and with all these unexpected changes in her life she was not a happy girl.  She now has a new sister called Pumpkin and an adoring 12 year old brother Zak who is a mini Schnauzer.  Coco’s tail is up and wagging once more and she is loving her new life and family. (vic)

Dacha is not showing any of her naughty traits of digging up garden trenches now that she is in her new home.  She loves going on her twice daily walks and is enjoying the company of someone at home all day.  She has taken a shine to her new dad, always keeping him in her sight and is never far away from his side. (NSW)

13 year old Sweep was being surrendered because out of the blue he bit his owner quite badly, although had never bitten before.  The puzzle was to find out why one minute he could be so affectionate and the next give a bite.  Vet visit and X ray shows that it’s similar to a pinched nerve in his neck which would be exceptionally painful for him and make him lash out when the pain occurs.  Luckily for Sweep his new parents persevered while getting to the bottom of his problems.  He is one lucky man to be given a second chance and to be so loved by his new parents.  Sweep in turn has a lot of love to give back!  (WA)

This rascal boy, Pluto, had been reluctantly surrendered for a number of naughty habits which despite help from a behaviourist was becoming too challenging for his family to cope with. He has now been adopted by a knowledgeable couple who say that he has settled in from day one and is proving to be a loving cuddly little boy. He still has his odd moments, of course , but they love their mischievous little chap. (W.A)

Liana, finally enjoying freedom from cages and breeding and is now in a home environment with a very special couple who will give her everything she needs in whatever life she has left as a palliative care dachshund.  In true dachshund style when it comes to bedtime at night the other two dogs prefer sleeping outside in a very cosy kennel and off they happily go.  Liana almost stops breathing and hides herself under her blankets as she’s going nowhere and is staying indoors thank you very much!  She’s been out for walks and socialisation and is just loving life with her new parents who are so happy to have this special breed back in their lives. (NSW)

Wasn’t me Mum!  Frank was not a fan of little children and got into a spot of bother with his 2 legged siblings.  He is enjoying the peace in his new home with a Mum whose last dachshund passed away over 3 years ago.  It’s taken a while for her to get over her grief but she has been watching and waiting for quite some time now and Frank has made his way across to her home. (W.A)

Tonka and Dash who are the best of friends are delighted to be allowed back inside the family home and being part of all the daily activities.  Their days are spent going on long walks and playing together with their favourite toys and balls.  Evenings are their most treasured parts of the day when all the family are home and they can have their pick of laps to snuggle on. (NSW)

Shorty wasn’t too tolerant of his two legged sister and with another baby on the way he needed to find a new home.  Shorty has gone to help another dachshund who recently lost his dachshund sister and was pining for her.  Since his arrival he has perked up considerably although Shorty has the naughty habit of barking at bigger dogs.  With experienced dachshund parents and lots of patience they’re committed to working through this in order for their once quiet neighbourhood to return to normal. (W.A)

One year old Pepperoni  was a tricky  little boy to find the right home for as we couldn’t quite work out what would make him the happiest he could possibly be.  After assessing all his needs he is so lucky to now be living a fantastic life in a quiet Victorian country town.  He is lovingly spoilt by his new mum and he just adores playing with the children.  It’s so lovely to hear how Peppy is happy and relaxed now that he’s in the right environment and we look forward to hearing how he continues to thrive in the future.

This extremely good looking young boy Murphy has been enjoying lots of walks with his very active new family.  He loves to explore and sniff out everything at the local parks and beaches.  He has lost a little bit of weight with all this new activity and just a slight change of diet which he wasn’t too happy about.  Murphy loves to play with the kids and is never far from their side.  Murphy enjoys his cuddles on the couch and when it’s bed time he burrows into his blanket until he is completely covered.  His social skills at meeting other dogs and people is getting better every day thanks to the guidance of his new loving family. (Qld)

Matilda had a rough start in life as she had only ever known life in a cage.  She’s overcoming her fear of new things and over the past few months Matilda has had the pleasure of experiencing many new ‘firsts’ in her life.  From the simple joys of grass under her paws to her first walk on a lead and a trip to the beach, Matilda is starting to thrive in her new loving home with a brother and sister to keep her company.  The other day they all went to the doggie day spa and Matilda absolutely loved having her nails and hair done.  Here she is after the pampering and we think she’s beautiful. (NSW)

17 years old and no longer wanted but Shadeeq has now settled with his new family and is the younger sibling as he’s joined a 20 year old mini foxie.  He’s stopped wandering around like a lost soul and he likes to clear up his sister’s dinner bowl if she leaves so much as a morsel.  He’s living indoors as part of the family and whilst it must have been very hard on him at his age, he’s adjusted amazingly well thanks to the love of his new family. (NSW)

At 6 years of age and all of 3 ½ kilos, Cookie has settled into her new forever home remarkably well.  After only ever knowing life in a cage she is starting to come out of her shell and wag her tail.  She is very friendly and likes to spend her days on the couch or on her new owner’s lap.  Poor Cookie had to have all her teeth removed due to severe dental disease but that’s not stopping her from enjoying meal time and treats.  Life is only going to get better for you Cookie in your wonderful new home. (NSW)

This pretty little girl Penny, who had only ever known life in a cage didn’t take long to make herself at home with her new family.  From the very beginning she’s shown herself to be strong willed by insisting on sitting on her new mum’s knee and looking out the window on the drive to her new home. She even had her first taste of a drive through take away by tucking into a Chicken Wrap.  Penny’s got a new brother Benji who is delighted by the new arrival if not a little bewildered by her excitement of discovering new and exciting things.  Penny now sleeps in the comfort of her mum’s bed and once she’s tucked up in bed she doesn’t move all night. (NSW)

Harrison and Angelini are loving life in their home where there is nearly always someone around to give them all the affection and attention that they love.  They are frequently to be seen out walking with the grandchildren who also pile on the affection for these two. (vic)

Teddy, has landed on all four paws in his new home and is so well looked after and loved he’s got absolutely nothing to complain about.  He loves to keep them entertained with his rumbunctious behaviour and he’s a great little dachshund with his new elderly brother, a King Charles x corgi x cocker spaniel.  As for visiting the vets for desexing and vaccinations he was a complete wuss and had to have his paws held by his sister while he was being put under anesthetic. (NSW)

Finn, 10 years old and blind with PRA1.  After a rocky start at his foster home where he was so distressed at not knowing what was going on and having a tasty bite of Mum! he has now turned into the most adorable dachshund who loves his daily walks, can now potter outdoors and into the garden with ease, and also loves his squeaky balls.  Balls with bells and squeaks means Finn can run after them.  Finn is now part of the family and living with two other dachshunds and a cavalier.  Enormous thanks to his foster Mum for having the patience and compassion to persevere with, and go onto adopt him. (Vic)

Charlie is now living as an indoor dog and loving life and his daily walks.  He also enjoys the spoiling from the grandchildren when they’re round visiting.  His only complaint is he’s been put on a little bit of a diet! (NSW)

Lilu, she who now presides on a country property with horses, is pictured here with Benji having completed the morning feed rounds of the horses.  She also lives with a dalamation and a blue dog and no surprise Lilu has taken over the farm and manages all three dogs as well! (ACT)

Heidi the beautiful 14 year old senior lady has adapted to her new home with ease.   She and her mum are both enjoying the companionship that each provide for each other. Heidi’s mum likes to spend time in the garden and that suits Heidi because she loves to sunbathe. (Vic)

TJ and Tess are a much adored pair of dachshunds who are now well and truly settled into their new home.  Whilst Tess was off her food to begin with this pair are now constantly wagging their tails and rolling over for belly rubs.  Once TJ had given his approval with his new Mum, Tess then took his lead and started to relax (Vic)

Winnie, an anxious little girl, walked into her new home and decided it would do her very well thank you and took over the house as if she’d always been there!  She and her new dachshund sister get on extremely well and Winnie is the one that tell the family it’s bed time and is the last out of bed in the morning. (Qld)

Oliver has been something of a lifesaver to his new brother Bayley.  Bayley lost his best friend and was not coping without him getting extremely anxious and not making any progress in getting back to his usual self.  Along comes Oliver and life is back to normal for this little man and his new parents have described Oliver as a joy to have around (Qld).

Roxy and Hugo’s owners were packing up and going travelling around Australia which these two would not have enjoyed.  They are with a family, who whilst not having owned dachshunds before, did their research, met other dachshunds and in spite of knowing how naughty they can be, decided this was the breed for them.  These two have settled in extremely well and they knew a good home when they saw them and are extremely content and happy. (W.A.)

Goliath has gone to help another dachshund run a b & b in Armidale.  When the pair of them are not greeting guests they can be found chasing each other around or cuddled up in the sun together.  A much loved addition to the family. (NSW)

These two handsome brothers Charlie and Sam flew down to Melbourne to meet their new parents.  Sam bonded immediately and Charlie took just a little bit longer to come around to his new environment.  Since their arrival several members of their new family have come to visit where Charlie and Sam were the most gracious and well behaved hosts. (VIC)

Frankie and Schnitzel have to gone to live in the country with another dachshund and the grandparents live next door with their own dachshund.  These two can run between the properties if they feel the need for extra attention! (NSW)

Toffee has gone to live in the country with another two dachshunds and is loving life and the freedom of digging and exploring and rolling in delightful smells. He’s going to be very well looked after and one lucky little man. (VIC

Monty and Chorizo just adore the two teenage girls in their new home.  Monty in particular is a very cheeky boy and follows the girls everywhere.  The gorgeous Chorizo is a very relaxed and chilled out girl.  Every morning after they have their little run around the garden they can’t wait to jump back into one of the girls’ bed to get under the covers and have their morning snooze and cuddles. (NSW)

12 year old Harry has joined another elderly dachshund rescue of ours.  He is madly in love with her and whilst she’s very happy to have Harry in her home, he is having to learn to play it cool with Lulu so that she comes chasing after him.  Whilst it’s never easy for an older dachshund to adjust to new parents, Harry has settled immediately and is one very happy boy.  A picture of Harry with his gorgeous sister and also Harry getting on with some of his new duties!(Qld)

One of Buddy’s requests was to have an energetic playmate and to live by the beach but not in a busy household.  One of Santa’s elves must have been working overtime because that’s what he got!  (S.A)

Molly has her made her new Mum a very happy lady to have a dachshund back in her life.  Molly though is vastly overweight and is now on a controlled diet so she can she can become a manageable weight again.  Once she’s lost those extra kilos she’ll be a much happier dachshund and can then sit on Mum’s lap to get all the cuddles she needs. (Qld)

This little munchkin broke his foster parents hearts when he went off to his new home.  Pictured here with his new sister, also a rescue of ours, and he’s got a very busy life ahead of him.  Meantime he’s a typical time waster of a puppy and just wants to be everywhere you are and the minute you sit down he immediately hops on your lap to snuggle in and have his cuddles. (NSW)

Lottie, with her new brother standing behind her.  This little girl is completely obsessed with tennis balls which get disgustingly wet with drool!   If you take the ball away from her, she becomes “grumpy” and goes to bed.. but only for a short time and then she wants to cuddle again. And.. she always remembers where the ball is and can point you to it.  Her dachshund brother fell in love with her immediately, Lottie though made him wait a few days before thawing out towards him and now they can be found chasing each other around the house. (NSW)

Millie’s owners were having to move overseas so this young lady is now living with Victor, one of our previous rescues who is well known to us for his adventures.   Millie has a calmer nature which may yet rub off on Victor!  (NSW)

It took no time at all for this gorgeous little boy Bailey to bond with his new older sister Lena.  Lena had been feeling sad after losing her furry companion and Bailey’s arrival has cheered her up to no end.  Their days are spent chasing each other around the corridors and after they’ve exhausted themselves they go and find a sunny spot in the garden to recover and re energise. (NSW)

Murphy wasn’t too impressed when his parents moved to the city and he became very anxious with City life.  Murphy has joined his new family in the ACT and he gets to visit their country farm which he loves.  Murphy’s new brother is also a dachshund but slightly larger than Murphy – so Albert goes for the wombat holes and Murphy for the rabbit holes!  He’s absolutely adored by his family, lucky little man. (ACT)

These two gorgeous girls have proved to be so amazing since they have moved into their new home.  Heidi and Holly’s days are quite the routine with sunbathing in the mornings, keeping their new owner company at work during the day and afternoons snuffling and exploring in the garden.  Evenings are spent commandeering the couch.  These girls are the best of friends, extremely close and provide comfort and security to each other. (NSW)

Snoopy and Pixie came in as an emergency as their owner had passed away suddenly.  A call to a wonderful couple resulted in their making an 8 hour round trip to collect these two and look after them while we found them a permanent home.  Their dachshund characteristics have been working overtime at showing the couple what a well behaved and loveable pair they are.  Seems to have worked because they’ve now been adopted by their foster parents. (S.A.)

Family outings to the beach are so much better now that Penny has joined in the fun.  Playing chase and running on the beach are two of Penny’s favourite activities.  She loves to spend time there with her family.  Her new owners have described her as very sweet, loving and extremely obedient.  Penny is a very happy little girl too and she has quickly made herself at home.

Coffee Bean the little chihuahua x has endeared herself very quickly to her new family.  She has also brought a new lease of life to the resident 12 year old dachshund and has managed to break down the barriers with the other female dachshund who has now accepted CB into their home. (W.A)

Roxanne now on her third home at the tender age of four.  Since she loves the countryside she’s now got acreage to run around on and a lovely human family who have described her  as a real little trooper.  She also has Saus a dachshund brother to keep her company, although whilst Roxanne loves exploring, Saus would rather hang out with his family.

Charlie has settled in so well with his new parents and is now a much loved new member of the family.  He’s also got a new sister (another rescue) and they play like crazy which is basically 90% of their daily schedules.

Doug the mini long has gone to live in the country where he has made best friends with the bumptious puggle.  These two chase each other around and the beautiful ‘zen’ like Spitz who also lives there, is happy that the puggle now has company so he can go back to his peace and quiet.  The geese, ducks and turkey are all a work in progress with Doug who is learning that he’s not allowed to chase them.

Jack the mini dachshund and his best friend Gus the Schnoodle continue to live their days playing together, running around and being active.  These boys are very lucky to find such a loving new home.   Their busy days end with cuddles before curling up together for bedtime.

Since their adoption, one year old Schnucky and 14 week old Patch have cheered up their new older brother Kasper after he had recently lost his brother.  Schnucky is a quiet boy who gets very excited when he knows he’s going for a walk and Patch is a playful pup who is full of character.  Together these three boys bring joy to the home and follow their owner around everywhere with love and affection

These two boys have adapted to their new home as if they’ve been there forever.  They’re providing a daily dose of hilarity to their new family – trashing the screen door when they first arrived and were settling into their routines – was perhaps not one of their endearing sides.  They have taken it in their stride and there have been no issues and misunderstandings since!

Trevor and Candy(qld) have found the home that they were looking for with a young family in the middle of the country which they are loving.  With all those new country smells and children to keep them busy, they are no longer barking away and are very happy.

Louie in Perth was surrendered as he’d had an episode of IVDD and his owners felt their home wasn’t the right environment for such a dog.  We put him into foster and shortly thereafter Louie went down again and had to be operated on.  Here he is taking a walk around the park after his op and the best news is his foster mum has now adopted him.  Whilst DRA did pay for his surgery we’d like to thank the Perth Long dogs for having various fundraisers to help repay his costs.

Little Olly was operated on for IVDD and it’s always a traumatic time for dachshunds when their freedom is taken away and they become more clingy to their owners.  Olly was no different and he became more distressed when his dad had to work long hours.  He’s now with a semi retired couple, a dachshund sister who wakes up every morning and gives Olly kisses.  Olly’s playing the cool boy and whilst he’s very happy with Sophie’s kisses, he hasn’t yet reciprocated!

4 year old Belle in Brisbane, came into DRA as she was starting to clash with her older sister, resulting in a terrible fight.  Belle is now happily living as the ‘one and only’ in her new home.  Belle bonded with her mum straight away and at first was not interested in her dad.  After lots of gentle guidance, patience and understanding her dad is now up there with mum as equal favourite

Scout and Gucci’s new owner has described his heart as ‘singing’ since he has adopted this adorable pair.  They have a new sister who has become a special girlfriend of Scout.   The three of them get up to all sorts of adventures and are enjoying their playtime, dinnertime and naptimes together.

Sam and Milo, litter mates and best friends, have found themselves in a fabulous new home with endless cuddles and a large garden to play in.  A trip to the beach confirmed that Sam cannot swim as he capsized soon after  trying to be near his new owners in the water.  After a towelling off, he resumed his composure, seemingly proud of his valour.  Milo watched with interest the whole venture, which pretty much sums up these two beautiful boys.



Lenny’s such a happy boy and is living with a family who loved him from the first moment they met.  He has a big garden to play in and he loves being able to go in and out of the home to explore.  In the evenings there are no shortage of laps to cuddle up on for snuggles and kisses.  Lenny is looking forward to Christmas and we’re sure that since he’s been such a good boy Santa will leave him a few gifts under the tree too.

Monaro and Nova were surrendered for adoption as their owners were not able to spend as much time with them as they would have liked.  Now this gorgeous pair are spending their days walking and swimming at the beach, visiting other dachshund friends for play dates and enjoying the company of their new owners.  (NSW)

Jax who had an episode with IVDD, but was no less than a gem of a dachshund, was looking for a new family which he has now found.  Jax is a sooky la la and obsessed with his teddies and toys.  His family have said he is a pleasure to walk and they have quickly taken to this wonderful boy.  With thanks to Storybook Farm Animal Sanctuary for their work in getting Jax up and walking again and for their dedication in working with dachshunds with IVDD.

It was so lovely that through our listing on Face book, the beautifully natured 11 year old sisters Cha and Gillie have now been adopted.  Their new family fell in love with them immediately and they also now have a 2 year old dachshund brother to keep them on their paws.   The girls had been rescued and fostered by another busy group called Starting over Dog Rescue in Victoria.  We are very fortunate to be able to assist other rescue groups and pounds when dachshunds come in for rehoming and very much appreciate working with other rescue groups.  (Vic)

These gorgeous girls, Lilly  and Bindi have happily settled into their new routine where their days are spent in the large garden playing together, chasing lizards, helping mum and dad do the gardening and sleeping in the sunshine.  Their afternoons are always great fun as that is when all the grandchildren arrive after school and afternoon tea is served.  (Vic)

Six year old Wilson was not happy living with a toddler who kept following him around and he was finding it increasingly difficult to get away to have some peace and quiet.  He is now in a much quieter home with his new sister Bambi (also a DRA rescue) and he is helping her with her anxiety issues.  His tail is up and wagging, he’s enjoying showing off the tricks that he’s been taught and when he’s had enough he likes to lie his head on his owners’ lap for cuddle time.  (NSW)

Daphne and Molly have surprised their new parents at how quickly they’ve both settled in.  Daphne loves sitting at the top of her ramp surveying the world and Molly keeps everyone amused with her antics.  Home with these two girls is complete again (VIC)

Walter recently lost his son and was beside himself with grief.  Along comes Freddy, who whilst he can’t take the place of their beloved dachshund, has certainly helped the whole family to recover and particularly Walter as you can see here.  Freddy had big boots to fill but went in there with his charm offensive on and it hasn’t taken long for him to worm his way into the hearts of his new parents (NSW)

The arrival of this gorgeous girl Lola into the family home has brought much needed joy.  After sadly losing their 8 year old female dachshund to cancer recently, Sam the resident Tibetan Spaniel X Papillion was particularly feeling the loss. Now Sam has his tail up and wagging again and walks are so much more fun with his new friend Lola as a companion.  They are never far from one another and are often found sleeping in the same bed together. (QLD)

With an emergency pick up, first stop was the groomers to get him washed and groomed to look and feel his best and the next stop the vets where he’s going to have to have quite a bit of work done over the next few weeks.  Rusty is nearly 14, deaf and very poor eyesight.  To the wonderful family who had no hesitation in going to pick him up and start him on his journey to getting well, we can’t thank you enough.  He was meant to be fostered only but they have fallen for his charms and will give him the best home for whatever time is left to him. (VIC)

These two boys, Charlie and Edward, have moved in to their new home and acting like they were born there! They are so settled and enjoying being spoilt with new ramps onto the couch and lots of cuddles from everyone. They have made their new owners extremely happy to have a pair of dachshund back in their life. (W.A)

This beautiful little girl was being a bit of a horror picking on her housemate, an older dachshund with IVDD.  Gidget is in a family home with another male dachshund of the same age and these two get on extremely well and wear each other out running around.  Meanwhile her ex dachshund has gone back to being her old self and a very happy dachshund now that she’s no longer being bullied. (NSW)

Charlie and her new brother exhausted after an evening of handing out treats on Halloween and getting lots of pats and attention from the children who visited!  Charlie is loving life with her family, she follows Bailey everywhere and whatever he does, she copies.  As he’s such a cool dude with other dogs and people, Charlie has learnt to relax on her walks, stopping to smell the roses and out of necessity, because Bailey loves swimming, she’s had to learn to swim so that she can stay by his side.

Meeko has been through a bit of a tough time but has retained the sweetest personality and it didn’t his family long to fall for his charms and commit to working through some of his anxieties.  He goes on all the family outings and their car now sports nose prints all over the windows as he doesn’t like to miss a thing.  (Qld)

Bayley is loving life with his new family and brother.  With two young children he is kept very busy and receiving lots of attention and cuddles from them all.  When he’s not curled up asleep beside them he and Lowtumm can be found chasing each other around the house and he certainly sleeps well at night! (Qld)

Felix and Nina with their new sister in the foreground, have settled into their home with great ease.  Also in the family is an elderly jack russell and Felix and he can be found playing with the toys together.  Dad’s an ex chef who puts his skills into the dogs dinner so mealtimes are one of their many highlights of the day.

Eleven month old Reggie is the most loving little boy who is up for any activity;  car rides, boat trips, walks, playing with his toys and especially cuddles!  His days are spent with dad keeping busy and running errands.  Reggie has settled into his new home with two dachshund sisters and an older labradoodle sister to keep him company and his separation anxiety is now well and truly in the past.

Due to moving and strata laws Mum was unable to keep 13 year old KoKo.  She has gone to a wonderful retired couple who will care for her until the end of her days.  She has settled in so quickly with her new dachshund brothers and after living her life in an apartment she is spellbound by having a garden to explore and keeps taking herself out there every hour or so to make sure it’s still there.

Max, the mini long, another little dachshund now having freedom after a lifetime of cages, pictured here visiting Dad’s favourite shop with another of our rescues.  In his first two weeks of life in his new home, Max had been to the beach a couple of times and had visited no less than 9 coffee shops!  We’re so proud at how well he’s doing and adjusting to his new life with Pip showing him the ropes.

This gorgeous boy, Fritz,  was unsettled after changes in his life causing anxiety and coat loss. He was also rather overweight! He has now settled into his new home with his lovely adoptive parents and is extremely happy being on a rural block again. He adores his walks and outings in the car and now that he is happy having exercise and a good healthy diet his weight is reducing and his coat starting to grow again. His new owners feel that he was meant to be in their lives and are so pleased to have a dachshund around the place again . (W.A)

The very handsome Frank is described by his new owner as hilarious.  He’s a pretty smart boy too as he barks when he wants chicken (which he loves) and will sit by his bowl waiting for it if it’s not on the menu for dinner.  When he is out walking he loves to walk high up on the walls and his confidence is growing daily.   He talks to his owners when they are putting on their shoes and he thinks the whole world revolves around him…. Which it does of course…. We told you he was smart

Whilst driving home from Melbourne after fundraising at Hophaus for DRA we received an urgent call to pick up this little 2 year old girl who was going to be euthanized. After a not so friendly welcome from a very defensive girl, a visit to the spa and a vet check;  We ended up having the best day road tripping to her new home in Canberra.  A true Cinderella story.  Good luck little Princess.  We love happy ever after stories!(ACT)

Winnie (on the left)  is having an absolute ball with her new sister Pip, who was also a rescue through DRA.  Winnie had only ever known life in a cage and has now discovered the joys of frolicking in the long grass, sniffing dirt, destroying squeaky toys, chasing magpies, going for walks and sunbathing.  She and Pip play chasey and wrestle for hours.  When exhaustion finally sets in they can be found sleeping in the same bed together.

Louie’s life from the day he was a puppy consisted of living tied up in the back garden on his own without any company or attention.  He is loving the attention he’s now getting from his family and has been amazing with the grandchildren when they come to visit.  However, all those years of not socialising or being walked means he’s a bit of a terror when he sees other dogs out walking so he’s about to get the attention of a trainer.  Louie does now have an older dachshund brother and true to form he recognises his own breed and he’s had no issues getting on with him.

The beautiful Mindy, her life spent in a cage being bred from, even though her age has been estimated to be 10/11 years old.  With the most dreadful dental disease she’s been left with about 4 teeth but it has certainly made a big difference now that she can enjoy eating pain free.  She’s with a retired couple and very bonded with her Mum and loves the freedom of being able to wander in and out of the garden and live a life indoors with all those human cuddles.

10 year old Effie had to find a new home due to her elderly mum going into a nursing home.  She has now bonded very quickly with a lovely couple who had recently lost their beloved boy.  Effie is described as ‘fabulous’ and  she is enjoying her daily walks meeting other dogs and exploring the big back garden.

Sophie and Sharney (now Bella) who had only ever known life in a cage have now discovered many new experiences.  Their days are spent enjoying time in the garden with grass under their paws and lying in the sunshine.  They love their new toys and the other day took great delight in ripping a newspaper to shreds.  It’s going to take a while for these girls to recover from their past but they are on the right path with their loving new owners and new dachshund brother Buddy. (NSW)

Apple who previously had only ever known life in a cage is fast transforming to be the happy dachshund that she so deserves.  She has two new brothers Alfie and Armani and she has quickly learnt that it’s quite warm and comfortable sleeping next to them on the beanbag.  She follows the boys around everywhere and enjoys playing in the garden.  When mum calls she is the first to run back, especially if there is a treat to be had. (NSW)

Lilly, previous life in a cage and now living with a doting Mum and another dachshund who has helped her journey to recovering.  Whilst she’s still not walking on a lead, Lilly is finding every sunny spot in the house and garden and loves having both to enjoy.

Duchess, previous life in a cage and now one very adored dachshund living with her new brother.  Duchess has made great progress with her walking and was up to 2 km and enjoying every moment of it.  She still won’t eat food in front of her Mum but waits until she disappears and then goes up to her bowl, collects a mouthful and runs away with it.

Isabella, previous life in a cage but now happily settled with two other dachshunds and one very proud Dad who has done an amazing job with her.  She, like the others had dreadful teeth, and her vet was very distressed at the pus and bone degradation that was discovered when we booked her in for a dental.  Whilst she’s now missing a number of teeth it hasn’t stopped her finding her bark!

Holly, previous life in a cage, now living with a couple who just dote on dachshunds and seem to have had them forever.  Holly has two dachshund siblings and whilst her Dads go for long daily walks Holly is still learning.  Like the others she has made amazing progress and is now a very spoilt and special member of the family.

Suzie has now become the constant companion of her new Mum and goes everywhere with her.  She has very expressive eyebrows  and when she gets excited she does the happy dachshund dance. (vic)

12 year old Winston has landed himself in arguably one of the nicest vineyards in the Hunter Valley.  His days are spent on ‘chicken patrol’ and he has taken on the role of ensuring that they don’t come into the kitchen to eat his food and drink his water.  His new older sister Betty is also pleased with the new arrival and Winston has given her some newfound energy. (NSW)

Max’s parents were going overseas and they needed to find him a new home.  Whilst Max has some very endearing traits he didn’t want to share his life with another dachshund.  He’s now with a young couple who have previously had a beagle and know all about training (S.A)

The extremely anxious Rosie is living with a retired couple who have helped her overcome her a lot of her anxieties.  She loves being an only dachshund and having all the attention on herself! (NSW)

Rudi has settled in with his new family and dachshund sibling.  There is nothing Rudi will want for and temperament wise he’s been extremely accommodating and is now looking after his new dachshund sister. (Tasmania)

Louie had severe separation anxiety whilst her owner was at work all day crying and howling.  Her Mum was distraught at having to rehome her but Louie wasn’t coping.  She’s in a family home where she is very rarely left on her own and has grown in confidence and is a happy little girl and he new family couldn’t be happier. (QLd)

Millie has gone from living outdoors to the comforts of being an inside dachshund.  Thanks to her new Mum she has made extraordinary progress in a very short time.  She’s got two dachshund cousins and “grandparents” that live down the road and the first couple of visits weren’t terribly successful with Millie wanting the cousins to move out!  Now she goes bounding up to their front door and can’t wait to be with the boy cousins.  With the help of Belinda from The Animal Supernanny her next stage is learning how to be a model dachshund when she’s out walking meeting other dogs! (Vic)

Charlie’s new owners have described him as their ‘best dachshund ever’!  Charlie has spent the first week in his new home exploring the garden and neighbourhood, meeting the extended family (who have all fallen in love with him) and providing his parents with unlimited cuddles and kisses.  Charlie is a happy boy discovering new joys and his previous anxieties are already long forgotten. (NSW)


Lucy experienced quite a few changes in her life over the last 18 months and wasn’t coping very well being on her own.  She now has two brothers, one of whom is a dachshund and they bonded at the very first meeting.  Lucy is living back in the country where she spent her younger years and is enjoying life on the farm once more. (Vic)

Ginger wasn’t adapting to the new baby in the family getting more anxious around them and having an occasional nip .  She was very brave and flew to Tasmania to join another dachshund, Alfie.  She has taken to kissing Alfie, washing his face and ears and mostly Alfie takes it with good grace but when he’s had enough of being loved he takes himself off for some peace.  Doesn’t stop him coming back for more though!

Woody is loving his new home and all the attention that he gets.  When the grandchildren are around he accompanies them on the walk to school with his tail up high and wagging.  When he’s not sunning himself in the garden he’s busy helping his Mum and Dad with any chores around the house and at the end of the day when he’s exhausted from his home duties, he’s collapsed on one of them having his evening cuddles.

Thaddy, renamed Teddy has a new name to match his new life.  He’s now got a big brother Chester and at their first meeting they spent the first 10 minutes chasing each other around before realising what fun they were having!  Since then they have been inseparable.  Teddy is a very brave boy and likes to stick only his head out of the doggy door to have a good bark at the birds and various other noises.  We are looking forward to hearing more on how Teddy continues his transformation to being a happy and confident boy.

Tov who came all the way from America and then decided she didn’t want to share her life with any other dachshunds.  So she’s now the star attraction of her new family and absolutely adores them and the children (it’s mutual love).  When it comes to the boys bath time Tov cries until she’s picked up and put in the bath with them so she can have a play.  The brothers have also moved into the same bedroom so they can share night times with her. (Vic)

Wee Walther is thoroughly enjoying his new life and settling down well. He has bought happiness back into the life of his new best friend, also a DRA rescue, who had sadly lost her companion and was becoming withdrawn. Being a dachshund, and a keen escape artist, he has twice had his head stuck in the front gate when wanting to explore! His new owner is happy to see both dogs getting on so well and Walther enjoys doing crazy laps around the garden. (NSW)

Jerry had an unsettled start to life, with several  interstate changes of home, leaving him anxious and unsettled. However, he has now been rehomed with a wonderful family in Perth. Everyone adores him and he loves being such an important part of their lives. One very happy, settled dog !

Sadly Mr. Benjamin Button’s owner passed away and whilst the rest of the family did try to keep him, with large dogs of their own it wasn’t working out and Ben had chunks of his ear missing to prove it.

He met his new parents who clicked immediately and they’ve been inseparable ever since.  He loves his walks, burying under the doona and keeps Mum distracted from her work with his level of cuteness.  He’s a taken a shine to peeing on Dad’s motorbike just in case it gets more attention than him!

Frank, the good looking boy from South Australia can’t wait for his dad to come home from work so that he can grab his trouser legs and help drag him into the house!  Frank’s new dachshund sister Peanut isn’t too sure about his arrival, but she is slowly coming around and the other day she decided to give his face a good wash!  Frank does need to mind his manners around this little lady and he is trying very hard to be a good brother.

Hugo is allowed to stay in his new home because he and the resident dachshund get along so well.  Well done Hugo for behaving so well in your new home.

Dixie, who is only 3, must surely be one of the luckiest little girls that we know.  Her beginnings were not the best and she was adopted by her previous owner heavily pregnant, giving birth to 4 puppies only a few weeks later.  Circumstances change and she was then surrendered to DRA.  Beautiful Dixie is as loyal, obedient and loving as she has always been and happily is now in her forever home where she is adored and doted on by the whole family.

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Tinker has landed on her paws in such a lovely new home.  Her days are busy and she especially loves to help mum potter around in the garden, keeping her company.  She and her new brother Hugo, who suffers from IVDD and was also recently adopted, fell in love with each other from day one.

These two little sisters, Slinky and Schnitzel had a sad change in family circumstances and had to be rehomed.  In less than a week their new parents have signed these two up for life even though they’re most definitely keeping their parents on their toes when they go looking for mischief in their large garden.

Daisy a very anxious little girl who was on various medications.  She’s now blossomed in her new home and is hardly recognisable as her old self.  Walkies in the day gets her tail wagging with excitement and she can’t wait to get out there and explore the world.  Huge thanks to her new parents for giving her a chance and reaping the rewards.

William in Qld loved his parents but was stressing out spending the day waiting for them to come home.  William is a true gentleman and an awesome little dachshund who now lives in the country with Mum at home during the day and a couple of waterholes on the property where he and his new sister regularly wander down for their evening walks and a dip in the cool waters.

Mimi and Cedric are now with a family and as the children are now at school it was Mum who wanted the day time companionship.  However, this pair has quickly wormed their way into everyone’s hearts.

Olly now has two dachshund brothers and an amazing new home where he has settled in so quickly, it’s like he’s always lived there. He’s brought his new Mum a lot of joy and she is very proud to be called his Mum.




Patty is loving his new home where he has 3 fur siblings for company.  He likes to explore the garden and sleep in the sun.  Soon after his arrival he discovered the toy box and is having a great time playing with all the toys.  He especially loves to fetch the ball, much to the delight of his new owners who’ve never had a dachshund do that before.

Pip and Nelly in Brisbane are with a couple whose dreams have come true at owning a pair of dachshunds.  Whilst their lives have been enriched by the new additions, Pip and Nelly are now true Princesses of their Kingdom and will want for nothing.


Little Frankie is loving life in his new home on 20 acres in Victoria.  As well as having his very own human brother, who he’s now best friends with, he’s also got a border collie who checks on visitors coming and going (from his bed by the fire) and an older dachshund who is a very motherly type – she’ll mother geese, chooks and any other animal that comes along, which includes Frankie whose also learning how to behave around the other animals.


Pumbah is such a friendly dachshund and has settled in well at his new home where he’s now very much part of the family and living indoors having full time company.  One happy dachshund.


2 year old Frieda is now on her fourth and final home.  She has a new brother, Batman, who is another little rescue of ours and these two took to each other straightaway.  Frieda is a little live wire with lots of energy (although you wouldn’t know it from this picture) and can’t believe her good fortune at finally having a permanent home to call her own.  She’s already been to the beach and visited a dam and swims like an otter.  A far more suitable home for Frieda than arriving as a puppy for an 80 year old.


Digger who loves to get involved in unpacking the shopping, re-sorting laundry piles for you or stealing something or other is in a beautiful home where he has taken over their hearts.  Digger’s one problem was whilst being very affectionate to people, will not tolerate other dogs or animals due to something that would have happened when he was a puppy.  Mum and Dad are working hard on these issues because 2 am walks when the streets are quiet does become a little tiring!


Jessie in Melbourne had to look for a new home as she was becoming a nuisance to her neighbours barking in the garden when they were all out for the day.  She’s now living with a family in the country and has 2 dachshund brothers to get into mischief with.  Jessie is very much an indoor dog now and there are no more problems with the barking.  Meantime her family are working at showing Jessie all about toys and games.


13 year old Ruby has gone to a young family who adore this lovely old lady and have another 10 year old senior dachshund.  We can’t believe how lucky Ruby is to have found this home.  She’s already been trick or treating, swimming and is adding a whole lot of dachshund adventures to her retirement.  She’s just beautiful and such a happy dachshund.


Minnie’s dad had to relocate overseas and was very upset at having to find a home for this little one.  She’s gone to family who have had our older rescues before and her training is ongoing as she has two big dachshund siblings to help bring her up with good manners!


The much loved little Frankie in Brisbane had to be rehomed due to a change in family circumstances.  He is now living with a dachshund sister and has decided he’s staying with his new family.  He and Minnie adore each other and can often be found curled up together in bed and  his good walking manners are helping to relax Minnie when she’s out walking meeting other dogs.


Poor Lucy’s elderly parents had to go into a retirement home and Lucy made a road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne to her wonderful new home.  She did arrive in a state of shock, poor babe, but she soon came out of her shell and now follows her new mum around with love in her eyes.  Lucy is particularly social at the dinner table talking to everyone but we’re pleased to report that with a little bit of tough love, she now has a waist line and is much more active.


Max, another little cutie in Perth who ate everything including the lego, is now residing with an older dachshund brother and no children who he can get cross at!  He’s in a beautiful home and will be extremely well cared for and loved.


Darcy who has quite rare fanconi syndrome has been adopted by a family whose Mum was not in the least bit phased by giving him his daily insulin injections and monitoring his daily health. We are so very grateful to the wonderful dachshund people who come forward offering to look after these little guys for their rest of their lives.  Whilst Darcy is a very chilled dachshund around people and other dogs, we left him with his family fitting him up with snow shoes as he was off to experience their country property in the mountains.


Bentley was originally handed into a shelter because his parents were having a baby.  This little man is now living in the country with two other dachshunds and a labrador and has never had life so good.  His older sister is a real hunting dachshund and has been teaching Bentley what the life of a dachshund is really about, which to begin with was a complete shock!  When he’s not busy with all those country smells and rabbits he can be found sleeping his evening away on a very cosy lap with lots of cuddles.


George has discovered a garden with lawns to run around on and sunbake in the garden, that is when he’s not running around with his new dachshund brother.   His new family adore him and he has a choice of beds to sleep in at night and a Mum whose home with the pair of them.  School runs are an exciting part of his day and whilst he’s made great progress he is still a little wary of females but we hope he’ll soon get over his fear of them.


Theodora in Perth is loving being the centre of attention in her new home.  She’s got children to play with, snuggles up in a human bed with one of the sons at night and has her family wrapped around her paws.  She’s learning though that she’s not in fact the boss and her training will continue so she grows up into a well adjusted dachshund.


Winnie and Arnold are living the life with their new backyard being the beach!  They enjoy their daily walks where they can run free to chase seagulls and the waves.  Winnie is a real waterbaby and when she sees something move in the water, she sticks her head in to take a look!  They have a new older sister CoCo who was at first taken aback when they arrived, but they are now playing and sleeping together.  A beautiful seachange for these little soul mates and we couldn’t be happier for them.

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Nano and Pico in Melbourne were not very keen on small children and a new addition to their human family changed the happy dynamics.  They are now with a retired couple and these two get walked every morning to collect the papers and have the freedom of the garden and the house.  They have settled in with their new parents very well indeed.


This gorgeous little girl Molly is a lot happier now that she’s getting the attention and affection she desires.  She loves all the visitors who come to the home and makes sure she says ‘hello’ to them all with her special kisses.  She’s got a new older brother to play with and he’s equally delighted to have a new playmate.  She does still like to have a little whinge now and then but on the whole she’s one very content little dachshund!


13 year old Limo on the Gold Coast has well and truly got her paws on the sofa in her new home.  Took her 24 hours before she claimed her new owners and home as her own.  While she’s getting on in years and has a few scars and arthritis Madam here still has a lot of chutzpah in her!  One of her tricks when she’s left on her own (and we’ve seen the video to prove it) is to raid the fridge, and yes she has worked out how to open that fridge door and help herself to some meals which were destined for the humans and not this dachshund.


Monty in Adelaide is enjoying his walks and outings with his new family.  He’s a lucky boy with a new brother and also a cat for companionship.  Monty is a happy, friendly little guy and he’s very keen to get to know the cat more.   She on the other hand is not very impressed with him and it’s probably going to take a bit of time for her to come around.  We wish you well Monty… You gorgeous boy!

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When this beautiful girl, Puddles in Brisbane, met her new dad for the first time, she put her paw on his foot and looked up at him as if to say…. ‘Will you be my new dad?’  She captured the hearts of her new family immediately, and they are still walking around the home wondering how they got to be so lucky to have her!  We think it works both ways and Puddles is also very lucky to have joined such a lovely family.

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Scooby in NSW had a rotten start to life, was extremely timid and very shy of humans and frightened of just about everything.  It’s going to take time but already he has a super Mum Holly, pictured here on the left, who is teaching him by example and Holly is giving her all in trying to get Scooby to enjoy playtime and toys.  Thanks to Scooby’s new parents who have made great progress so far he now curls up on the sofa with Mum and Dad without running off in fright.   He’s also a cheeky little boy who loves finding slippers and shoes and running off with them!  We’re sure he’ll get there with the toys eventually and each day is now a good day for him.


After an exhausting day driving from the pound to home, 9 month old Piros has now laid claim to his new owners.  When something in the house goes missing its usually found buried in a flower bed, however Piros redeems himself as he loves greeting all the children and musicians that come to his home.  They’re working on his separation anxiety!

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Prince and Rafi have gone to a retired couple who have a previous rescue from us, Copper.  Copper was extremely mistreated and whilst he did settle down at his new home and followed his parents around, he never actively sought out their company for pats or cuddles, preferring to keep himself to himself.  Prince and Rafi arrived and Copper’s behaviour has been nothing short of miraculous.  Within 24 hours he took their lead and is now sleeping with this pair in the human bed, up on the couch for cuddles and truly wagging his tail as life is now complete with his new buddies.


3 year old Miles from Tassie’s new family feel very blessed to have such a beautiful dachshund join their family.  Miles also has a new dachshund sister and one of their first trips was to the pet shop where the pair of them went round sniffing and choosing goodies, and Miles, naughty boy left them a calling card!

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Kuddl the 3 year old standard with the most beautiful nature came in from an elderly couple who were no longer able to look after him.  Kuddl was well and truly overloved weightwise and is living in a home with a family who have another rescue of ours.  The boys have completely bonded playing chase around the garden and love going for walks together.  Meantime Kuddl in on a diet together with his new exercise routine.

frankie and Felicia rehomed

Frankie and Felicia are fun, friendly and settling in well although as you can see for the picture they weren’t having a bar of anyone in the family thinking of going away.  They are always excited about going out for drives and walks.  Their new family are thrilled to have such a beautiful pair of dachshunds in their lives even though it was a logistic nightmare getting them down from the top end of Queensland.


This little Munchkin has gone to a family who over the years have taken in a few of our oldies.  Now was the time to give them all lots of joy and mischief with Daphne, who melted everyone’s hearts and immediately found her way to the dog food cupboard in the kitchen!  I think her eyes say it all.


Lucky 10 year old George wormed his way into his new family’s heart within days.  In the process he gained 2 dachshund siblings and couldn’t be happier in his new home.


Cuddles made a long trip from the country and was less than impressed when she arrived in her new home and went and hid amongst the towels in the linen press.  Five days later, and after an extensive dental, Cuddles has become a permanent and much loved member of her parents.  The change in such a short time has been dramatic but no doubt helped by experienced dachshund owners.

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This pair of houdini’s, Sizzles and Barbie have found their forever home.  After a few issues with the barking that have now been solved, and Mum taking all precautions to hide the bin and lock the pantry, they have wormed their way into their owner’s hearts and beds and between them they have decided this is where they want to stay.  They might be a senior pair but there is nothing wrong with their noses and searching for food that just might have been left within their reach.  Sad to say Mum has now got the better of them on this one.

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The very affectionate Sandy now has a dachshund brother to play with and has slotted into her new family with ease.  At night time there are a choice of children’s beds to sleep in so Sandy is a very happy dachshund with all the cuddles.


Carlo is such a happy little dachshund and he has brought a lot of joy into his new home.  He’s got a new brother Boris and together they enjoy their daily walks.  Carlo has lost some weight and has gone from being an outdoor dog to one that lives inside, much to his delight.


14 year old Chelsea in WA was abandoned by her parents and left behind in the house.  The most amazing new parents who have had our rescues before did a 12 hour round trip to go and collect her so that she could quickly settle in to her new home.  She’s got a way to go to get her back to good health but she will want for nothing and she couldn’t have found a better retirement home.


Tiny little Chloe in the ACT has slotted into her new home with great ease.  She’s got two dachie sisters, one of which is a rescue herself, sleeps in her parents bed and has learnt to use the doggy door with gay abandon.  One dachshund that’s only been there for a few days but already acts as if she’s lived there forever and loved so very quickly.

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Fritz and Ziggy in Sydney came from an elderly couple and went to an active family.  They don’t know what’s hit them with all the exercise that they’re getting and can frequently be found snoozing gaining energy for the next round of activities!

Roly in Melbourne came into DRA as an urgent rescue because he had got himself into big trouble.  He has shown no signs of being in the ‘dog house’ since he has been with his foster carer, who has now lovingly adopted him.  He’s back to being a happy, playful little boy and also has a new older brother ‘Reg’ to keep him in line!


Jo in Melbourne has settled into her new home without any problems.  She is bonding with her new Dad and looks at him with ‘love in her eyes!’.  He is just as besotted and we are looking forward to hearing all about her new life in the country!


Sadly, Cookies owner who loved him very much passed away recently and he was surrendered to DRA.  Luckily for Cookie, a new door has opened for him and he is now living with a new four legged brother and a human mum who adores him!  He is sleeping in her bed…(Why not!?) and back to enjoying the life that he was used to.  We wish you well Cookie and look forward to hearing about your new adventures.

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Phantom in Perth has joined Tiger, another rescue whose details are below.  Phantom and Tiger are both 9 years old and from the day he arrived the boys have bonded into the closest of brothers.  They are both a lucky pair who snuggle up in the house with lots of human cuddles and acres of property to potter around exploring.  These two will want for nothing.

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Aydah in Adelaide was not coping very well with her new toddler sibling.  She’s been rehomed with a lady who is absolutely besotted and in love with her and Aydah now has all the attention she needs.  She’s become somewhat famous and joins her Mum on Skype calls to America to show her international friends how beautiful she is.

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Young Boris was feeling lonely and sad whilst his owners were at work so he needed to be rehomed.  He is a very happy boy now that he’s got human companionship all day.  He follows his parents owners around all day and is never far from their side.  Boris also has lots of new toys to play with and enjoys spending time in the garden exploring and discovering new smells.  His owners have never had a dachshund before but they are well and truly converted dachshund lovers now 🙂


Sizzles a  is a little dachshund X which might explain his exceptionally good manners with canine etiquette.  His willingness to make friends with other dogs helped him turnaround his new sister who was less than impressed when he first arrived, but now sees them running around the house chasing each other and the best of buddies.  The rest of the family love him to bits as well, so a great ending for this little man in Victoria who had a questionable start to life.

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The gorgeous Jack could not believe his luck when he arrived at his new home.  In theory he’s very man shy but he freely gave kisses to his new dad within 24 hours so he knew when he was onto a good thing – wise boy!  Jack is positively thriving in his home and when he’s not hanging around his dachshund brother and sister he’s glued to his Mum who adores him as does the whole family.

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These two little munchkins in Victoria, Lady and Dexter,  have well and truly had a soft landing after a less than salubrious start in life.  All Lady’s rotten teeth have now been dealt with as well as both being desexed etc.  Comfy sofas, human beds and in charge of the remote control, what more could they ask for?

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Charlie has now settled into family life with his new terrier brother and has a choice of human beds at night which is what he was used to in his previous home.  A very loved dachshund who sadly for his owners had to rehome him but he has made the transition and is adored by his new family.

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Young Stevie, being watched over by his new big brother, is loving his new life and home.  He was introduced to the water at the weekend and has taken to it with aplomb.  One dachshund who loves swimming and can’t wait for his next water adventures.

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Young Frankie from Sydney has gone to join another dachshund who, after spending his holidays with another dog, had decided that he needed another four legged companion for the days when his family are out.  Frankie settled in immediately and is now off to puppy training classes.

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This little man came into DRA grossly overweight and a very sick little boy.  He was kept indoors and hadn’t ventured outside for quite some time to see the grass or sun.  After dentals and extensive veterinary work there’s no stopping Tiger in his new home where every day is worth waking up for. He is  lovely gentle soul and can’t believe that life could be so good.


4 year old Barron’s owner sadly passed away and due to his owner’s ill health he wasn’t socialised during those years, although he was very loved.  He came into foster care extremely shy, timid and in a depressed state.  After several weeks he discovered that he adored being in the house and bonded with his foster Mum.  Barron was desexed and unfortunately had to have all his teeth out bar 3 as they were very rotten.  He is now living it up with a wonderful couple who are letting Barron come out of his shell in his own time and he also has two other dachshunds in the house to help him settle in and watch how they behave.  It’s going to be a long road but every day sees improvement in his demeanour and confidence.


This gorgeous little girl came out a little worse for wear after a spat with her half sister and unfortunately the two girls were unable to live together anymore.  Bowie has now got a very spoilt and loving big brother Noah to snuggle up to, not to mention a devoted mum and dad.  Bowie is never far from her owners side and on the weekends, she and Noah can be found touring around Victoria in the back of the family’s vintage car.  When the roof is down Noah sits in the back with his goggles on and a pair are on order for Bowie too.  When they stop at the traffic lights these days people no longer admire the car, but rather the two back seat passengers!

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There were so many beautiful photos sent to us of Cindy draped across her new Dad and staring into his eyes, that it was hard to choose just one. Shey now has a lovely older brother who has welcomed her with open paws and a Mum and Dad who love her to bits already.  However Cindy (now renamed Poppy) has completely fallen in love with Dad in just a few short days!


Scampy, now renamed Bella, arrived into foster in a very traumatised state after her Mum passed away.  She was utterly depressed and wouldn’t go near her foster parents preferring to hide away from them. After a few days she started to seek them out and eventually came up on the sofa for cuddles and to sit between them.  With time and patience Bella has started to show her playful and affectionate side and her foster parents are completely smitten by this gorgeous girl and will now be adopting her.  The photo above is in her old home and we hope to have some photos of her in her new home soon.


Charlie is a completely different dachshund now that he has a new sister Bubbles as a constant companion.  He has shown no sign of any anxiety which is amazing.  He’s a great little swimmer and the whole family are looking forward to going on holiday to a pet friendly resort later this month.  Charlie has charmed his way into everyone’s hearts and he is one very happy little boy.  You are a champion Charlie and we are looking forward to hearing more of your adventures in the future.

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Louie in Perth had suffered an episode of IVDD and was taken into foster care where the family have fallen in love with him and will now be adopting him.

Potato and his new sibling are keeping each other extremely busy…. Their days are spent playing ‘tug of war’ with various soft toys which are very quickly being destroyed.  They are also exploring the nearby beach on their daily walk and enjoy sniffing out the lizards in the garden.  Chasing each other around the house is another of their favourite activities and at the end of the day, these boys are worn out.  What a wonderful life!

These two boisterous boys are extremely lucky to have found such a great home in Queensland.  Now that they’ve settled in and have been shown their boundaries they’re turning into a much calmer and better behaved pair who are treasured and much loved.

Bentley was surrendered to the pound and did not do well there barking constantly and generally being very unsettled.  He’s one very lucky boy to now have a dachshund sister and this pair took to each immediately and have become the best of friends.  Bentley wasn’t the easiest dachshund to settle in but he loves his new home with a passion, still very excitable and now that he’s chomped his way through three lovely soft beds, he has been given a trampoline bed which whilst he’ll sleep on it, it’s definitely not worth killing as no stuffing anywhere!

Cashew and Peanut pictured here with their new cruisey brother.  These two are now working in an office all day and when they’re not being spoilt by the staff, are learning how to behave in a work environment and that you don’t chase off the courier man.  Hopefully Macx is helping them learn some manners.  When they’re not at work they can be seen running around on the beach having lots of fun and driving Mum mad!


Bella in Perth, is one lucky lady having found a new home with a couple who are so happy to have a dachshund back in their lives. Her new owners have kept Dachshunds for years, and it was exactly a year ago since they lost their last beloved dachsie when they signed the adoption papers for Bella. She is an active dog but they are happy to give her loads of walks which she loves, and being spoilt, so it sounds like Bella has landed on all four paws with her new home.


Pip very sadly lost his elderly Dad and is now in a beautiful home with two female dachshunds as well as his new parents.  Pip and his new Dad bonded to each other very quickly and on our first check up call, Dad and Pip were already out shopping at Bunnings!  Dad’s a very lucky man to now have a shopping mate who doesn’t find the DIY shops boring.


10 year old Mr Bean had decided that travelling around Australia was no longer his idea of fun.  Although his family were devastated at the thought of letting him go, they selflessly did what was right for Bean.   Whilst he was up for adoption Bean went down in the back and so we flew him across to Queensland for an operation and he then went into the care of Storybook Animal Sanctuary for his rehabilitation.  Poor Mr. Bean, it was a lot of emotional change for him at such an elderly age.  However, he is now in the most amazing home and as you can see by his picture he has settled in with his new Mum and Dad taking on the rest of life’s adventures.  He is such a gentle and easy going little guy who now has a beautiful garden to explore, walks to the beach and the latest notch on his belt is going for bike rides with his Dad in the basket especially for him.  What’s not to love!


Ali in Perth was not enjoying sharing his life with his new human sibling and had to be separated from the family which was not fair on any of them.  Very reluctantly they decided he would be happier in a new home.  We’re pleased to report that his new family think he’s adorable, faults and all.  As for his new older sister she’s completely besotted by having Ali to look after as can be seen here with her head resting gently on him while they both sleep!


Rosie had severe anxiety issues and was on doggy prozac although it didn’t really resolve it.  She is now living with Hoover (in the foreground) and has fitted in beautifully.  She shares Mum’s lap with Hoover, is now off all meds and gained some weight.  Her family has said she is the most divine little girl and we adore her. She goes to everyone’s bed in the morning and jumps on you until you get out of bed.  Rosie now runs the place and couldn’t be more loved.


Both Lucy and her new owners can’t believe how lucky they are to have found each other.  Lucy is now happily living inside and can usually be found sitting on her mum’s lap.  Her owners were looking for a new little companion and are thrilled to have such a lovely little girl in their lives.  A well suited match.  Thank you to everyone involved with successful adoption.


Beautiful Bambi didn’t have the very best start in life.  She was rescued by her previous owners, but due to some social issues, they were not able to provide her with the home that she needed.  She is now with a lovely couple who are well known to DRA having adopted two seniors in the past.  They are providing Bambi with the calm home that she needs and Bambi is settling into her new life quickly and is enjoying the attention and love that she deserves.


After a rocky start  at his new home,  Stuart  only proved to his owners that they had fallen for him at first sight.  He won’t be going anywhere else as he has managed to settle in most comfortably with his new sister Solo.  Together. Forever.  We wish you all the best Little Stuart.


These two little munchkins in Perth, Boo and Sulley, have settled right into their new home and their new parents say “there is no way we’re getting them back”.  They have a huge backyard to explore, postmen to keep away, fence patrol and after a busy day can be found clapped out on Mum and Dad’s knees.


This lovable and friendly littly boy, Fritz, couldn’t go into the retirement home with his mum and dad, so sadly he needed to be rehomed.  He is now living with a very active retired lady who was desperate for the companionship of a dachshund after her last one passed away.  He now accompanies her on her daily trips to various voluntary activities and his weekends are usually spent catching up with all the other dogs in his new extended family. Both Fritz and his new owner are now completely devoted to each other and couldn’t be more happier.

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Just when Lilly was in need of a new family, Leo’s Mum and Dad were looking for a lady friend to keep him company when they have to leave him home alone. Despite being ten years old, Leo is a little live wire who loves to sit in the bay window and watch out for the local cats invading his garden. Lilly, at half his age, is a sedate and sensible lady who loves to couch surf. Opposites definitely attracted when Leo met Lilly and she quickly settled into her new home and endeared herself to the whole family.

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Smudge, another little dachshund with a horrendous past, is now living with a retired couple and a previous rescue of ours called Harley.  Smudge has gone from tail between her legs and not looking you in the eye to now following Mum everywhere and gazing into her eyes whilst she gets her ears stroked and her tummy rubbed.  She’s now wagging her tail and running around with Harley in the garden and when they’re both relaxing Smudge likes to lick Harley all over his face.  Her life has been transformed and the only concession to her past is wolfing down her food.

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Sizzle came in to my life after being rescued from terrible & unspeakable conditions. These conditions had an impact on her mentally, and worst of all physically. After having major dental work performed, she was released to me, and I brought her to her forever home. When I first met Sizzle, she was thin & extremely timid – every day things would frighten her, such as the feeling of grass or the sun. Sizzle spent the first couple of days sleeping in a well concealed corner at the head of my bed, she would tremble when I picked her up for bathroom trips & turn away if you spoke to her.

It has been less than 4 weeks since Sizzle became a part of our family & she has proven to be an admiration to all of us. After such a tough start to life & not even knowing how a dog is meant to act- she has come out of her shell, showing us her sassy little personality, and learning to trust us, with the help of her new 5 year old big brother, who had no problem in teaching her the concept of toys!

Sizzle loves to explore outside, chase her tail (round & round & round & round & round again!), snuggle on the lounge with me infront of the heater & is enjoying her new king sized bed- electric blanket & all!

We couldn’t imagine a life without her now, and we can’t wait for all of the exciting memories that are soon to come 🙂


Young Frankie from Adelaide is a very happy albeit exhausted little boy.  Here he is and he can hardly keep his eyes open! After exploring his new huge backyard, the veggie patch is now free from the thieving rabbits who used to enjoy eating the cabbages and broccoli…  Frankie has discovered the carrots in the ground though! He’s become a seasoned traveller and enjoys trips in the car and is loving his daily walks experiencing all those country smells!


Bentley’s previous life was fairly horrendous and at the age of 6 has had all his teeth removed, which probably says it all.  He is now living the life that he could only ever have dreamed of.  He is very much part of his new family who adore him and who also have a previous rescue from us, so apart from one two legged bossy older sister, Bentley is a very happy dachshund.

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Minnie in Perth


Sid in Melbourne was looking for a quieter home and now finds himself with exactly that and large rambling grounds to wander around in with his new best mate another dachshund.  One very happy dachshund loving life.

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Hazel and Hugo are the best of friends and sleep curled up together on a human bed and don’t move until its breakfast time. Play time for them is after they have been out to the toilet first thing in the morning… Then they run around in a crazy manner for about an hour until they’ve worn themselves out!.  Picture of Hazel returning from a beach outing completely conked out and waiting for her own carseat!

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Roger is everything that anyone could ask for in companion.  He is gentle with no malice in him whatsoever and now has his new mum and dad wrapped around his paws.  Whilst he’s good as gold, Mum did clarify that he certainly has a mischievous streak in him and all the bins in the house are currently being changed!


Chip has traded a busy family with young children for a couple who have a female chihuahua and whilst he thought he was going for peace and quiet, Mara the chihuahua has been keeping him on his paws and letting him know just whose boss, and it isn’t Chip!  However this pair can now be found cuddled up together and getting on well, that’s when Chip isn’t all wrapped up in his blanket on Dad’s lap.


Seka took a short time, less than a week, before he would come into the house and allow his new parents to pick him up.  With another wire dachshund to keep him company and watch what they were doing, he has become far more confident, and like most dachshunds, would rather seek you out than be ignored. Thanks to his wonderful Dads for being patient and allowing Seka to make friends in his own time.  Shame his first visit was off to the vet though!


Teeny, tiny Buttons also made a long road trip, but in the opposite direction!  This little girl took no time at all in worming her way into her Mum’s heart and has become her constant shadow.  Buttons is thriving in her new home and simply cannot believe she’s living indoors and when Mum or Dad finally get to sit down she’s the first up into their laps.

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Schnapps is a very happy boy with his new sister Mia.  Here they are both celebrating her recent birthday party.  How patient are they waiting for the OK to eat their yummy and healthy homemade birthday cakes?!

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Zoey was found wondering the streets unwanted and after a time in foster has now settled into her new home.  Mum cooks her a hot fresh meal everyday and she and her new dachshund brother, who turned 17 today, are getting along well.  While Mum’s at work they’re happy to sleep but the neighbourhood knows when she’s come home as there is much excitement and a song and dance to greet her.


Maple and Willow in Queensland have gone to a beautiful family who also have a male dachshund that was looking for some company.  Although Nandos has fallen in love with Willow, he’s such a gent that he doesn’t leave Maple out of their games.  Both girls are extremely gentle with the baby and can frequently be found licking her feet and making sure she’s cleaned dachshund style.


3 year old Minnie’s Mum in Queensland unfortunately had to go into a nursing home.  Minnie now has a new Jack Russell x dachshund brother and they’re like two peas in a pod.  Meantime Minnie is also learning how to play with another dog and the joys of toys.


Pumbaa and Cosette are an exceptionally lucky pair of girls in Victoria to have found their new family to live out their retirement.  Cosette might be all of 4 kilos nothing but she certainly makes her presence and wishes known in no uncertain terms.  Lucky her new Dad loves her and Mum because her dachshund brothers are still not sure about this Madam and give her a wide birth once she gets started.  Fortunately the boys are younger and can definitely outrun her!  Pumbaa bless her is an absolute sweetheart.  The girls are the middle two gazing very intently at the treat!

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Barney and Randal are living beside the beach in Victoria with dachshund parents who are thrilled to become their new Mum and Dad.  In the extended family are another two female rescue dachshunds, and we’re hoping that eventually these 4 dachshunds will learn to accept the occasional visits from their sisters as they have a lot in common!


2 year old Dajia in Brisbane whose best and only friend was a cattle dog, is now living in the hills on acreage where he has taken over the sofa and human bed whilst completely ignoring his own.  When he’s not letting all the neighbourhood dogs know whose the new boss, he can be found playing his favourite game which is running up and down the hall from Mum to Dad.


The handsome Napoleon was extremely loved by his family but Napoleon exhibited nervous traits around his toddler sibling.  With much reluctance it was decided he would be happier in a new home, so Napoleon is now a very busy dachshund with a new dachshund ‘wife’  who is naturally the boss of the pair of them!  They both go to work with Mum and her team and his new parents will continue to help him overcome his dislike of certain men and black shoes…..:)


Henry a bundle of super energy is now in his new home and having some time invested in him to teach him some manners and how not to knock everyone down when he wants to give you kisses!


Happy has only been in his new home for a few days but he’s definitely staying as they adore having him and he and Riley, the resident mini long, never stop playing and chasing each other.  Also retired Mum and Dad can now go out shopping as Riley has stopped howling when he’s left on his own.  No doubt these two are too exhausted to do anything other than sleep when they find themselves alone.

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The very loving Basil from Adelaide craves affection from his humans and his new owners have totally fallen in love with him with lots of love and attention to give him.  He’s now living on acreage where he spends his spare time happily exploring on his twice daily walks.   Basil did have to leave his best friend Peaches the cat behind and we were worried that he would really miss her.  Fortunately there is a cat at his new home and they are fast becoming friends too.

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Ex breeding dog Walter has plenty of reasons to wag his tail now.  He’s got a loving family who dote on him and a new brother as well!  We couldn’t be happier for this gorgeous boy who so deserves the love, comfort and companionship he’s now receiving.  He’s experiencing all sorts of new and exciting adventures including his first trip to the beach.  All he needs to do now is fatten up a little!


Roly in Victoria came into DRA as an urgent rescue because he had got himself into big trouble.  He has shown no signs of being in the ‘dog house’ since he has been with his foster carer, who has now lovingly adopted him.  He’s back to being a happy, playful little boy.  He also  has a new older brother ‘Reg’ to keep him in line and he enjoys living near the beach.

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Otto (previously known as Colin) was an ex breeding dog and came into DRA through our friends at Forever Friends.  He was extremely skinny, food aggressive and defensive towards other animals.  Otto is now living as an only dog and his new owner has been very patient and understanding.   He’s a very smart, endearing and lovable little boy.   Now that he knows the routine and has a full tummy, he’s starting to relax and enjoy the love and affection that he’s being given.  Your life has turned around 100% Otto and we can’t wait to find out what it has in store for you.

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Tigger, a beautiful shorthaired red mini, was a very reluctant rehoming due to a change of family circumstances. He has gone to his new home with a new mum, who stays at home all the time, his new dad who he loves to snuggle on the couch with and his new brother Owen and it only took them a day for Tigger and Owen to be snuggling together. Even though he is not a “Stand back and wait his turn kind of guy”  he does have manners. He learnt very quickly to sit on the carpet and wait for dinner and not go in the kitchen and get under everyone’s feet.Certainly living life like a Lion King!!


Vada’s first home of 5 years was not a happy environment and he was surrendered to the RSPCA a very timid and scared little boy.  He was subsequently adopted by a lovely lady who was able to provide Vada with his first dose of love and affection and he slowly learnt to trust her.   Sadly, after three years his owner passed away and Vada once again needed to be rehomed. Luckily for Vada, he is now in a home where his new owners are working to gain his trust, love and affection.  He has a new little dachshund friend to play with and he is settling in with lots of gentle TLC.  Vada, you are a brave little man and we wish you lots of love for the future.


Sadly 13 year old Rambo’s owner had to go into a nursing home and he had to say goodbye to his loyal and devoted friend.  It has not been easy for either of them but as Rambo was used to one gentleman owner we managed to find him exactly the same type of home with a retiree.  It took a good afternoon with Rambo crying but by the evening he had settled down and now he and his new Dad are pottering around the garden together chatting away to each other and Rambo is back to wagging his tail.

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Digit took one look at his new family and decided this is where he was staying.  He settled in extremely quickly and now walks around as if he owns the place – being a dachshund he probably does!  He’s affectionate, loves the children and has been known to sneak a ride in the bottom of the pushchair and not make a sound so he can be sneaked into places he probably shouldn’t be!

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Thanks to the combined efforts of Dachshund Rescue Australia and Devoted 2 Dachshunds, Mysti and Dasha have been safely and lovingly re homed. For the special couple that were honoured to be given the chance of re homing these 2 gorgeous seniors, it was love at first sight the minute they met them, and Mysti and Dasha will be traveling around parts of Australia in a Caravan with their loving Mum and Dad in the near future.


September – December 2015


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This oh so beguiling scamp, Oliver, has gone to a home with two mini long sisters who should be keeping him in check but it appears that Oliver is ruling the roost and having an absolute ball with lots of playtime and activities!  Hard to resist such cuteness and Mum and Dad have certainly fallen for his charms too.

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Ginger has happily settled in with her new sister and wonderful parents who have opened their home and hearts to her.  Tilly’s nose was slightly put out of joint to begin with but she’s got nothing to worry about and come winter we’re sure she’ll love another body to snuggle up and keep warm with.


Paulina has gone from an exceptionally quiet home in the country to a family with a male dachshund who has welcomed Paulina with open paws.  It hasn’t been an easy ride for Mum and Dad, but thanks to their incredible patience and Paulina’s lovely nature, she’s now been adopted.

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Young Peppa was surrendered to DRA very skinny and malnourished.  He spent a couple of weeks in foster care where he was lovingly fed a healthy diet.  He even got to star on Studio 10’s show as part of the Melbourne Cup celebrations.  Now re named Ralph, he is in his forever home with a new brother Frank.  They spend their days playing ‘tug of war’ and snuggling up together on the couch.  When mum’s home she now has two little shadows following her every move!  We are all looking forward to seeing Ralph again at the DITP Xmas celebrations.  Here he is looking extremely healthy on the right hand side.


Sweet little Poppy is now enjoying her daily walks and has made friends with an English Boxer who calls in to see if she’d like to accompany him on a walk.  As for Mum and Dad, Poppy has filled a void in their lives, which had been with them since the passing of their greatly loved smooth hair, Reba, after eighteen years.  Poppy is adored and she responds accordingly and loves all the affection and attention that her new family is giving her.

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Charlie just adores her new family and is settling in beautifully.  She is at her happiest when everyone is home and she’s receiving all the love and affection on offer.  She’s a gorgeous little girl with a lovely personality and happy nature.


Everyone is delighted by the arrival of the very handsome Ollie and he is absolutely adored by everyone. He bonded really quickly with his new family and they feel as though he’s been there forever.  He and his  brother Angus, a highland terrier,  are getting on well and sleep next to each other on the sofa.

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After being bullied by the female resident American Bulldog, Cooper had become anxious and unhappy.  Cooper now spends his days helping his new owner on the farm.  At nights he is spoilt by the rest of the family with lots of love and attention.  He even gets on with his new sister Chi Chi.  All the best Cooper… We wish you well!

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We wanted to show you the lengths that some dachshunds go to when they’re meeting a potential new sister.  This is Ben, wearing his bow tie with a bunch of flowers, who recently lost his dachshund brother of many years and really wasn’t coping.  Frankie, the oh so cool dachie, was sent off to bring some joy back into Ben’s life.  We couldn’t think of a more deserving brother to have scored such a young and beautiful sister.


Woody (The Gangster)  came into DRA through our friends at GAWS. He’s a simply gorgeous little boy who is being kept in line by his new, bossy older sister. Not that he minds, he loves having a furry friend for company.  He’s also enjoying the tummy rubs, cuddles and daily walks on the beach with his new owners.  Enjoy your new life Woody!


It didn’t take long at all for Frankie to charm her way into the hearts of her new family.  She’s back to being the centre of attention and she’s a very happy girl…. Ooops… We mean Princess!


Yes, Eddie really is as perfect and sooky as he looks.  Sadly his Mum has dementia so 3 year old Eddie has joined a family where they’re amazed at how quickly he’s settled in and how it took them less than 24 hours to fall in love with him.  Eddie also joins a jack russel/foxie who has blossomed since Eddie has arrived.


Pip (previously known as Jacqui) was described as an ‘angel’ on her first night as she settled in very quickly. She didn’t have the best start in life as when she was rescued she was covered in mites and was nothing more than skin and bone.  Now she is a very happy and healthy little girl.  She enjoys long walks beside the river and is a very welcome and loved new member of the family.


The beautiful natured Jack struck lucky and has gone to a home with a couple of other dachshunds.  Didn’t take long for everyone to settle in and then Jack was off on his travels as Mum and Dad like to take off and visit parts of the country accompanied by their dachshunds.

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Dash is an extremely energetic dachshund x who accompanies Mum on her daily walks and runs and joins Dad on shorter mountain bike trips.  When he’s not helping with the gardening or going to the beach, this very merry little fellow loves being part of all the action including “supervising” all the tradies who are helping to rennovate his new home.  Dash just loves everybody, however he’s taking dog training classes at his own pace as there are too many distractions.  Mum thinks he’ll get there eventually!

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The gorgeous Max has gone to the Hunter Valley and is being trained up for Cellar Door duties!  He quickly settled into his new home with Mum & Dad falling in love with him very quickly and they couldn’t be happier that Max has joined their family.


Phoebe proved to be a very popular girl and DRA was inundated with telephone calls and emails regarding her welfare. Phoebe came in with a few veterinary issues and is now on the road to recovery.  She’s once again enjoying life back indoors and being in the company of her new owners.   She is getting along very well with her new brother Milo and he is starting to get used to sharing the love, attention and tummy rubs.  Luckily there is plenty of that to go around, so neither of them are missing out. We wish Phoebe all the very best with lots of warmth, happiness and love.



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Brax, now Max, was surrendered to a shelter as his owners were moving.  He’s now in a very loving home and has the option of visiting their farm for lots of action when City life gets boring.  Since he’s been in his new home, he’s become much less anxious and far more playful and relaxed and has started showing there’s a lot more to be found out!

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Frankie is far more relaxed and happy now that she doesn’t have to share her home with a noisy toddler.  She loves her new brother and her new beagle cousins who come over to play.  Frankie is still a little bit of a growler but she is becoming more friendly towards strangers.

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Brugal came into DRA as he had upset the neighbours with his howling when left alone.  Now Brugal is settling into his new home to the delight of his new brother Jagger and they have become the best of friends.  He is enjoying morning cuddles with mum after dad goes to work and he’s starting to behave himself when out walking on the lead.  All the best Brugal in your new home!

The gorgeous Milo is happily settling as an only dog with all the attention placed on him. He’s met the neighbours, his extended family and after his initial warning bark is collecting a number of fans along the way!

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Percy from Perth was having dominance issues with his staffy x brother and needed to move quickly.  He went into foster care to have all his veterinary work done and it didn’t take long for Percy to work his charms on his foster family.  His paws are well and truly under the table and he’s staying.

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Maddox and Dora (the explorer) are such a lovely pair of dachshunds and have proved to be a delight to their new family .  Maddox being so easy going and cruisey took the move in his stride and settled in immediately.  Dora took a little bit longer to like everyone in the family but is now closest to the ones who she first growled at!

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Schnapps came into DRA as he was lonely and anxious after losing his sister suddenly.  He’s now  living on a beautiful passionfruit farm in Queensland.  Not only does he have a family who adore him, he has a new sister and a cat as his favourite companions.  Here they are all sleeping together…. Just adorable!


This beautiful girl Sophia has been described by her new owners as ‘perfect’.  She is the most delightful companion  to her new owners and they take her almost everywhere with them.  She’s been having fun meeting new people young and old and is friendly, happy and playful to all.  Enjoy your new life Sophia!


Henry came into Dachshund Rescue as an anxious little boy who constantly cried for his dad whilst he was at work.  Now Henry has a new playmate Buddy and they love nothing more than rumbling around and playing together, like boys do.  He no longer frets and is enjoying being a mummy’s boy, daddy’s boy and everyone else in the family’s little boy too!


Schnittie and Bismarck are very happy in their new home.  They have taken over the house in true dachshund style and their new owners couldn’t be more thrilled.  They spend their days hanging out with dad. When mum comes home in the afternoons, it’s the highlight of their day with cuddles and tummy rubs galore.


7 year old Mindy had severe separation anxiety howling away like she was being murdered.  She’s now with a retired couple and another female dachshund and they adore her, think she’s quite beautiful.  Mindy loves her new home and can’t believe how lucky she is and so far she’s been left on her own!


Buster is now with his new forever family and he is very much loved.  He does have some issues when visitors come to the home, but is trying very hard to be a good boy.  The praise, cuddles and tummy rubs make it worthwhile for him to be on his best behaviour. He likes to go on walks with his new fur siblings and is enjoying a love/hate relationship with the family feline.

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Saffin, now affectionately known as Finn is happily living and playing with his new fur- brother, Strazberg Von Schnitzel near the beach.   He is enjoying daily walks, cuddles and tummy rubs from his new family.  Finn was timid and shy at first but is now loving being allowed indoors and being part of all the family action.  He has a new bed and toys which he shares with Straz (sometimes!)  Here is a beautiful  photo of Finn (on the left) with Straz.

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Danny the 10 year old gentleman surrendered to the pound went into foster just a tad overweight! and meanwhile has had surgery to remove some lumps and a nasty tumour in his ear.  Danny has a lovely nature and has just accepted and moved into his new home like he’s always been there.  He is extremely loved and treasured.


July/August 2015



Sweet  Delilah is now happily playing with her new brother, Schnitzel.  She’s was a little bit timid and shy at first but is now starting to come out of her shell.  Delilah is enjoying lots of love and attention from her owners, and she’s loving having human companionship all day.


The very regal Elvis has discovered his favourite place is on the sofa although given half the chance it would be the kitchen where all the foods coming from!  He’s settled in well with a Schnauzer who loves him and another dachshund who is a tad jealous.  Enough humans to go around for one each though!

Daisy has gone to a retired couple with a chihuahua and is loving all the attention she’s now having and living as an indoor lady.  Unfortunately Daisy’s teeth were in a terrible state and after and extensive dental she now has one tooth left.  Very sad for what we believe is a 9 year old.

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Saxon pictured here with his new brother (B & T) whose giving him the look “you’re not staying are you”.  Yes he is and Saxon is an extremely lucky dachshund to have found the family he’s now in.  Meanwhile George has become a lot more tolerant of Saxon and they enjoy walking and playing together.


Bronte wasn’t too happy with the very young children she was living with so has now been rehomed with an older family and she’s an absolute delight and has made herself very much at home.


Saus and Agge went into foster care as a pair of dachshunds looking for a new home.  Agge took an immediate shine to the resident Miniature pinscher and dumped Saus much to his chagrin.  Agge ended up as a permanent member of her foster family and Saus went off to join a lovely new family with another dachshund who he’s now best friends with.

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Mimsie and her new sister Lisa the greyhound.  Lisa is such a gentle lady as is Mimsie and they both settled in with each other straightaway. However her new Mum and Dad had a bit of work settling her in when they had to leave her but all has worked out with their hard work and perseverance.


Boogie Wonderland has surprised and delighted his new owners with his typical dachshund quirkiness.  They have not had the pleasure of owning a dachshund before but are quickly becoming besotted like the rest of us.  Boogie has a new Pointer as a brother and is enjoying being spoilt by the 5 year old twin girls of the family.  Boogie is mischievous and was caught red handed helping himself to cheese off the dining room table the other night!

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Sylvie has become the centre of attention in her new family and is loving life with all the attention given to her as an only dachshund.  As you can see she’s now living indoors and has become one very spoilt and loved dachshund.


Young George’s poor Mum sadly had to rehome him due to ill health.  He’s now with another of our rescues and although Louis is still a tad jealous of him, they are playing and chasing each other around the house.  George meanwhile is causing chaos, has been described as a stomach on legs always hungry, but all will be worth it when he eventually grows up as he’s a beautiful little boy.


Isabella loved her new home and her new brother fell in love with her just a little bit too much!  She’s learning all about toys and play and it’s a new world for her.

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Rusty is keeping everyone amused with his cute tricks.  He loves to jump up on the back of the couch and stick his nose through the venetians so that he can see outside. He also likes to put his paw on the electric button in the car to open the window for some breeze.  He’s such a smart little guy and absolutely adores his new owners and new brother Max.


It didn’t take long for Marshall to make himself at home.  As soon as he arrived in Adelaide, he was wagging his tail and ready to go.  Even though he was always an outside dog, he has now taken command of the couch and loves being allowed inside and part of the action.  He’s enjoying lots of hikes with his active owner and swimming in the creeks.


Ellie has fitted in extremely well and is sleeping with Will the mini dachshund who has been without a friend for a couple of Months. She has spent lots of time exploring the garden, finding lots of new smells and had a ride in the family ute and observed the cattle out the window.  First time she’s come across those and isn’t quite sure about them just yet.


The gorgeous and loyal Spencer got his wish and is living with a retired couple with company all day.  He is now Lord of the Manor  with two humans well trained to play his favourite game of fetch.

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Manuel and Polly are living on acreage but very much indoor dogs who have taken to sleeping in the human bed with much relish.  Instead of neighbouring dogs to bark at this is a picture of their own unique neighbours which they can only stare in wonder at and realise that the camels are best left to be in awe of!


Jax,  8 months old, was surrendered at the vet to be put to sleep as he had apparently killed sheep and chickens  He’s now well and truly enjoying his second chance at life living with a family who thought he was beautiful from the moment they first met him.  Jax is behaving perfectly both at home and out walking.  If he comes across a bigger, scary dog he likes to hide behind the legs of the 6ft 4″ teenager in the family!


The very pretty Daisy came into rescue because she was such an anxious little bunny.  She is now wagging her tail and happily settling into her new home.  She loves to go outside to have a bark at the birds and she’s enjoying all the love and attention now that she is an ‘only’.  Daisy is now very content and relaxed and her owners absolutely adore their new addition.


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Frank can’t believe how lucky he is to be able to run in and out of the house at his pleasure.  He’s had a snooze on the garden swing and has enjoyed being led on the lead around the garden by the 4 year old granddaughter.  Frank’s been described as perfect and his owners can’t believe how lucky they are to have him.

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The beautiful Mister and Treyarn have now settled into their new home where they are enjoying lots of love and attention.  After not having dachshunds in their lives for the last year or so, their owners are delighted that their family is complete again.


jill is settling into family life and has also become an indoor dachshund and very much part of their family receiving lots of cuddles and attention which is exactly what she was looking for.



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Thanks to our DRA friends, 6 year old Patrick’s plight was noticed on a Gumtree ad.  He’s now settling into his new home with a brother to play with and his first visit to the vet for a check up resulted in 15 teeth being removed.  Patrick’s a lovely, friendly little boy who enjoys meeting people and dogs on his walks.  His owners are looking forward to giving him a lot more cuddles and kisses now that he has had his teeth sorted out!  Next will be his de sexing but we’re not telling him about that just yet!


8 year old Copper is one very emotionally damaged dachshund and it’s going to take some time before he starts to relax and interact with human beings and realises they represent love.  It’s going to be a long road and we’re so very grateful to have found a couple who are dedicated to his rehabilitation and we hope it’s eventually going to be a happy ending for them all.


Sadly my Dad did pass away but I’m in a lovely new home which of course I’m now ruling. I get to sleep beside Mum every night and snore away happily and have a new car seat with a flash blue seat belt so I can go everywhere with her.  For a 14 1/2 year old the vet said I’m a very distinguished gentleman although I do have cataracts, heart murmur and I’m a bit deaf.  However after a dental I do now have great teeth!  Oscar.

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The very anxious Hugo has settled in with another of our rescue dachshunds and has become far more relaxed and happy with the company of both his new sister and Mum.  He no longer needs the prozac now that his needs are being met.


Rocket’s parents fell in love immediately and Rocket himself has fitted in so well.  He’s already visited the beach which he loved and has been shopping for a collection of new toys which he’s also enjoying.

It didn’t take long at all for Schnitzel’s new family to fall in love with him.    Already he’s part of the furniture and here he is tucked up in bed after his breakfast watching the Today Show…. It’s too cold to get up anyway…. What a lucky boy you are Schnitzel!


Sadly Harley lost both his parents within a short space of time.  He’s now in a home with two of our previous rescues one of which is a mini wire and Harley is absolutely smitten with her.  This brave little man has gone from being a little fear aggressive to a cheeky, affectionate dachshund who is loving life with lots of land and smells to explore.


Dior got all her wishlist ticked off and is now living with another dachshund in a beautiful country home and two teenage daughters to dote upon her.  Dior can’t wait for Summer to come around when she can start exploring all those acres and can fine tune her hunting skills.


The rather shy and needy Milly settled into her new home very quickly having been cuddled all the way home.  She’s got a new dachshund brother and is a very spoilt dachshund who gets to share the human pillow in bed!


Hamish has all the attention focused on him, which as his picture shows, he’s got no complaints about.  In his extended family there are more dachshunds for those times when he’s wanting a play date.

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Ned gained a new dachshund sibling and in true dachshund fashion it didn’t take long for Ned to find the best spot on the sofa top cushions.

May/June 2015



Jak is so very happy in his new home and spends as much time as he can sleeping on his new owners lap.  His toilet training is excellent with only one accident in the house on the first day and he now uses the doggie door at his convenience.  He gets on very well with his new brother and they enjoy their playtime.


Rusty is loving life with all the attention and affection focused on him and his parents can’t imagine life without him now.  Although he’s been described as an absolute delight we have a feeling the two golden retrievers who he lives with don’t share the same opinion of Rusty!

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Gorgeous brothers Mutt and Kransky go to footy training twice a week plus the game on the weekend where they enjoy lots of looks and attention.  They have started their exercise regime with long walks on the weekends.  The boys take turns sleeping in the kids bedrooms at night and are well and truly part of the family.  Even the cat is starting to get along with them.

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In memory of Tilly xx

11 year old Bobby and his sister Tilly had to be given up by their elderly Mum who was no longer able to look after her beloved dachshunds.  Tilly was blind, had diabetes and also suffered from cushings.  Sadly Tilly kept going into diabetic comas which was extremely distressing for Tilly and her lifelong vets spent days trying to keep her sugar levels normal.  With her cushings as well Tilly was extremely sick and we were advised to kindly let Tilly go gently.  Our foster carer rushed back to the vets with lots of chocolates to feed Tilly and cuddled her to the end.  We would like to publicly thank our foster carer for such compassion and kindness shown to Tilly.

We were extremely concerned that Bobby wouldn’t cope without her but he has now gone to a family with another of our rescue dogs and they have two young sons who adore Bobby.  He gets to choose which of their beds he sleeps on at night time and Bobby is enjoying the second half of his new life.

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4 year old Frankie is finally living the life he deserves indoors and now part of the family and all their activities.  He has a younger dachshund brother to keep him company and lots of dachshunds in the extended family so he’s now spoilt for choice in who he plays with.  A drastic change from living on his own in the backyard and not particularly wanted.

Paolo has settled into his new home like he’s been there forever.  He has been learning his manners in the hierarchy department after incorrectly thinking he’s the one in charge.   He and his new brother Boris are fast becoming the best of friends.  We wish the beautiful Paolo much happiness in the future.

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Larry and Lilly have made themselves at home in Glebe and are loving sleeping and snuggling, snuffling for badgers in the garden, chasing balls in the park, and more snuggling and sleeping. They sometimes do things separately, but most of the time they move in parallel. Their life is wonderfully uncomplicated


We had a lovely picture of 9 month old red m.s. Nuts on our adoption page, this however is naughty Nuts with his new brother.  Their parents think it might be karma as Schnags like to do the same thing to the cat.  We really can’t top that with any more comments!

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The very lovable but naughty Jasper has hit the jackpot in his new home.  He’s loving all the ‘one on one’ attention and is very spoilt.  His new mum is going to work on his social skills so that walking is enjoyable.  Jasper went missing the other night and was later found sleeping in mum’s bed….. Hmmmm Did we say he was spoilt already??!!

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Mollie and Lucy have only been at their new home for a few days but Mum and Dad are not giving them back.  Both girls need to lose some weight and Mum is starting them on regular walks and a weight loss programme.   In spite of this the girls are loving their new home and parents.

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The very sweet natured Dash and Effy very much loved and welcomed in their new home.  The greeting that the family come home to is a sure sign that they’re besotted too.

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Thor and Loki are settling into their new home and are starting to learn the toilet training rules.  This active pair have already taken command of the couch and enjoy their days snuggling up to each other.

Brodie on couch

Brodie was one of three dachshunds that came in for rehoming.  All three were left with a friend a couple of years ago whilst their owner went overseas on holiday but never came back.  He arrived with two very infected teeth and one at the back was broken with a nerve exposed explaining why he was unable to eat dried food.  In spite the pain he must have been in Brodie is a very cruisey dachshund now in the most delightful home where he will get the very best of care.


Missy who was part of the three has become the sole companion to a lady who adores her and the two of them happily potter around the garden as well as Missy going out on long walks.  She spends her nights beside Mum’s bed but you can’t see her because she’s one of those dachshunds that snuggles right under the blanket.  Picture of Missy focused intently on that chicken treat.


Lucy the smallest and naughtiest of the three has joined forces with a male dachshund.  On her first day Lucy was less than impressed with him almost blotting her copy book and being returned, but now they spend hours licking each other’s whiskers (something we’ve never come across before, so we’re assuming it’s a weird kind of love between the two of them) and cuddled up in Mum’s bed together.  Lucy however is definitely in charge, first in line for food and everything else that’s on offer!


Anderson didn’t take long to melt everyone’s hearts.  At 7pm every night he and his new dachshund sister start chasing each other around the house and playing ball much to the amusement of his family.  Anderson has also discovered the beach which he loves playing and running around on.
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12 year olds Lawren and Vega are the most delightfull and loyal little munchkins.  After being reluctantly re homed they are already showing their devotion to their new family.  Vega and Lawren are enjoying their cuddles, pats, love and attention.   There’s lots of playtime too with the other resident dachshund and westie.  Lawren and Vega will definitely live out their days showered with love.

Bae came into foster in an extremely stressed state but was quickly rehomed with another dachshund who accepted her straight away as his new sister. She made the transition to a housetrained and indoor dachshund in a matter of days and was kept so busy on her first weekend visiting the beach, extended family and all their dogs, that she didn’t have time to worry any more! We couldn’t be happier for Bae and thank her new family for their patience and opening their arms to her with such love.

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Lucy and Polo have settled in very well and now have every one well trained and to their liking. They have a brisk early morning walk which Lucy loves and Polo reluctantly brings up the rear but he knows that there is a bone when they get home to occupy them through the day with their new nana. When mum comes home from work and the welcome calms down mum gets walked to the kitchen by Polo the food monitor so that she can sort out their dinner. Lucy the cuddler has taken over the sleeping arrangements and if she can’t have her head on the pillow she will reluctantly settle for under the blankets.

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8 month old Toby has learnt a trick or two and can shake paws and give you a high five before his receiving his dinner.  He’s with a 2 year old dachshund and the pair of them run and chase each other around the house.  Toby is also the only dachshund we know that’s turned down sleeping in the human bed, bless him.

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Harry from Perth has ended up with a sister who co-incidentally was bred by the same breeder as himself.  He’s settled in extremely well but does have a hard choice as to which human bed to sleep in at night.


Barney came into foster to be desexed, have his heartworm checked and vaccinations updated.  His foster parents fell for his easy charms and have taken him out shopping for a new bed, collar and jacket to keep him warm for his explorations.  Barney is staying where he is.

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Cookie is now living with a family who are as devoted to him as he is to them.  He has already been to his first weekend football match and is loving life in Tassie.  Cookie has taken a particular shine to their teenage son and misses him terribly when he is at school. We’ve been told that if Cookie ever needs rehoming again then we’re having to rehome their son as well as they’re inseparable.

Connor and summer

Connor and Summer’s parents had started to work very long hours and these two were spending the day barking and annoying the neighbours.  Was a very upsetting situation and their new Mum has cried tears of sympathy for their Mum and Dad.  Connor and Summer though are having a ball walking the paddocks daily and can’t wait to be let off leash for all the running around and exploring that now awaits them.  New Dad is the soft touch and these gravitated very quickly to him.


The gorgeous Jessie was handed into the pound together with a couple of spoodles as their owners were moving.  Jessie is wearing a cone as she got badly scratched by taking on a cat and we’re hoping she’s learnt her lesson.  3 Weeks later it’s still on….. but her eye has almost now healed completely.  She’s in a home where she’s absolutely adored and has both parents treating her like the Princess she thinks she is.  Jessie was a very sensitive soul and she is the only dachshund that I can describe as having seen the light go out of her eyes.  We’re pleased to report though that Madam has that naughty twinkle back and what dachshund wouldn’t with two doting parents.

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Sam and Sizzles (Sizzi) love to supervise their new owners cleaning efforts and also enjoy helping out in the home office. Apart from these very important jobs, they have settled into their new home with non stop wagging tails and a bounce in their step. Their new family are officially in love with them both and are so grateful to  have them in their lives.

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Alfie is being kept in line by his new older sister who helped to teach him how to behave in her house!  Amber remains boss and Alfie plonked himself in Amber’s bed the other day for a cuddle and she raised no objections so the bonding has begun between this beautiful pair.

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Frankie is such a gentle dachshund and friends with anyone who will rub his tummy.  He’s in a beautiful home with a little jack russel who sends Harry off to check everyone out and make sure they’re safe before entering their home.  She’s now a relaxed little bunny having such a brave dachshund brother, who incidentally probably hasn’t learnt to growl, never mind chase anyone off the property:)


Cookie is now living with a family who are as devoted to him as he to them.  He enjoys going to the weekend football match and is loving life in Tassie.  He has taken a particular shine to the teenage son and misses him terribly when he is at school.  The kisses and cuddles he gives to the family when they return home is a sure sign that he is a very happy little Cookie.

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Linus and Lola flew to Queensland to join another dachshund where the three of them have now become well known, for all the wrong reasons!  Dad is thinking of buying a bike trailer so he can bundle the three of them in there and cycle down to the creek where they can walk and explore without meeting any other dogs.


March / April 2015



Sadly for Dasher his Mum had dementia and heart problems.  He was staying with a family member who worked full time and Dasher was getting very sad and upset. His new Mum raced over to collect Dasher and bring him home to meet his dachshund sister.  Love at first sight between him and Mum, Lulu started off ignoring him but has now accepted him into the fold as they tend to swap beds – always a sign of acceptance!



Frank and Beans had to be rehomed together and to everyone’s amazement we found them a home where the pair of them have settled in as if they’ve always been there.  They are exceptionally loved and spend their time on various laps soaking up the attention and cuddles.

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Sir Basil was found in a terrible state wandering the roads and taken to the pound where no one claimed him.  DRA put him into foster where he went through a battery of tests  for everything under the sun.  The patches on his skin are where tar had melted into his fur and despite cutting out most of the tar and several baths, his skin and fur have not completely recovered yet.  He’s all of 5 years old and has a beautiful, friendly and trusting nature.   His beautiful foster Mum and Dad couldn’t resist him and have now adopted Sir Basil.


Sadly for Dasher his Mum had dementia and heart problems.  He was staying with a family member who worked full time and Dasher was getting very sad and upset. His new Mum raced over to collect Dasher and bring him home to meet his dachshund sister.  Love at first sight between him and Mum, Lulu started off ignoring him but has now accepted him into the fold as they tend to swap beds – always a sign of acceptance!

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12 year old Amber is now living in the country with a new lease of life exploring the many acres she now lives on.  No meandering around for Amber, she walks at a cracking pace and her joie de vivre is contagious as she bounces about and smiles broadly when they’re out “doing their stuff”.  Here’s a picture of Amber about to go on one of her adventures with a big smile on her face.

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Ebony walked into her new home and staked her claim of ownership as if she’d been there all her life.  She’s lost a few kilos since arriving and is running around all over the house with new energy.  Her parents describe her as placid and gentle and cannot believe how perfect she is.


Diego went on a short flight to join a family with another dachshund his age.  Days are spent chasing each other and rolling around and that sad looking face of his has very much changed!

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This gorgeous girl Chloe was not coping with a very active toddler and so she was rehomed with another male dachshund.  Her Mum runs a yoga class from home and so she gets to meet lots of adoring fans and sits quietly watching them.  Wonder what goes though her mind:)


8 year old Olga was surrendered to the pound for suddenly starting to bark!  She’s now in a home with another of our rescues living the country life and adored by her family, even though she wasn’t very nice to them at the beginning.  As for her new brother, she snapped at him on the first day so he started hiding behind Dad’s leg every time Olga came anywhere near him.  Pleased to report these two are now friends!!

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Oscar and Albert had been around the block somewhat but are now settled and spoilt rotten in their new home.  Oscar is the sook and Albert the barker and both of them follow Dad up to and into his bed at night, until Mum goes bed who then takes them out and puts them in the laundry for the rest of the night!


Tootie found her home with another dachshund where she can live out her retirement in peace.

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Unfortunately we were spun a bit of a tale about Marley and Missy as they had been passed around from person to person over the years before coming into DRA.  Although all their veterinary work was done in foster they turned to be older than we were led to believe.  In spite of this and some of their issues they have gone to a very dedicated family who we thank from the bottom of our hearts for taking them into their home.


The young and energetic Buckley is living with 2 Siamese cats and a standard poodle as his new best friend. There were some issues to begin with regarding the cats (on their part not Buckley’s) but now the cats are coming around, albeit slowly.  Loulou the poodle is in seventh heaven having Buckley as her partner and Mum has reported back that every day is a delight with this funny little man.


January/February 2015



This beautiful little munchkin, Miley, who up until now has had a very unsettled life and became extremely anxious as a result, is now living with her new Mum as the new Chief Operating Officer! When she’s not helping out in Mum’s office or having her cuddles, she can be found round at her grandparents which is now her second home as she adores her grandmother who also owns a jack russell.  Someone to play with when she goes visiting.  Thank you to her foster carer for looking after Miley and transforming this little girl with her patience and love.


Frankie has gone off to live with another of our rescue boys, called Frank!  He’s had lots of adventures already on his country property and within a couple of days gave up chasing the wallabies finally realising they were far too quick for him.  When he’s not exploring with his brother or having cuddles in bed, he’s also gone with Mum to her quilting group where the ladies thought he was adorable.  Looks can be deceiving!


Bangers went on a flight to his new home and dachshund brother who had recently lost his best friend and would no longer go out for walks.  Bangers was very quiet for the first two days but soon found his bark and confidence and in typical dachshund style is patrolling “his” property and now found his bark again.  As for his new family they think he’s a dear little boy, very much in love with him as is his new brother who is now back on track and going out on his daily walks again.


The beautiful 4 year old Willow went to Queensland to a family who took a very elderly dachshund from us last year who sadly passed away. Willow took some time to settle in but with the patience of her new family she’s now come round.  When Dad goes off to work Willow takes herself off to Dad’s bed and waits until he comes home.


Mia required extensive veterinary work due to a large number of kidney stones which she’d had for quite some time.  She is a completely different girl from when she first came into foster care and is now settled into her new home where it was love at first sight for everyone when Mia met her new family.  A gorgeous and brave girl who is lucky enough to have a new dachshund brother as well and they both adore each other.

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Patch was surrendered to the pound as he’d been a bit naughty in his previous home and had eaten a chook (or two).  He’s settled in so well with his new family and they’re totally in love with him. He’s been described as quite a character and when he went missing the other day causing heart attacks to Mum, she eventually found him under the covers snuggled up to her son.

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Billy and Lucy are settling in nicely to their new home, and we’re so thrilled to have them. Billy is recovering well after his little “procedure”. He doesn’t like the cone very much, but it’s only on for another few days and a cuddle or a squeaky toy can usually distract him. You can often find them spread out on the lounge on a large gold satin pillow and watching  the world go by. They’ve turned our new house into a home, and are completely part of the family.”


10 year old Amber has found her perfect retirement home in the country.  She’ll be heading off in April and is very much looking forward to country smells and sunning herself on the various sofas. We’ll keep you updated.

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Jade and Mandela are settling into their new home and Mum and Dad feel so lucky to have them in their lives.  They are “just perfect”.


11 year old Ruby has spent the first day or so very quiet but with lots of cuddles and sleeping in Mum’s arms she’s adapted exceptionally well to her new home and Mum absolutely adores this little treasure.


November 2014



Seda has found a new partner in crime with another dachshund and they absolutely adore each other.  They can be found curled up together in bed and when they’re not sleeping they’re busy stealing each other’s toys and embarking on games of chace.


Alf the 14 year old has gone to a beautiful dachshund family and now has a brother and sister who are slightly younger than him and will take good care of him.

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Sid and Trixie have settled into their new home with aplomb.  The children adore them, they in turn love their evening cuddles and they’ve been busy helping around the large property with all sorts of impressive dachshund duties that they so enjoy.


Charlie has settled well with her new family and the children absolutely adore her.  Christmas shopping for Charlie has already been undertaken with a very special gift for her.


Jazz’s new sister fell in love at first sight with him and they are now the best of buddies.  His new family also adore him and are working on one or two of his naughty traits in the hope that he’ll end up as beautifully behaved as his sister!


3 year old Po has only been in her new home for a few days but already she and her new Mum are inseparable and enjoying lots of cuddles.  Po likes to watch television from the comforts of her Mum’s bed and they’ve already been out shopping today to buy a new collar and all other accessories that Madam might need.



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Belle was sent on an emergency mission to help her new brother get over the loss of his last dachshund friend.  All sweetness and light in her basket but she’s certainly keeping Mum and Dad on their toes but has accomplished her task of helping her brother overcome his distress.

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Scooter is loving his new home and all the attention that he’s now getting.  His new best friend is a gentle spaniel and some of her best traits have rubbed off on Scooter and helped calm him down as well.

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Sammy the 8 year old didn’t take long to get his paws and heart transferred to his new family.  He’s loving his new life living indoors and being part of everyone’s lives.


Beautiful natured Billy is very much loved by his new family.  He’s got a healthy appetite appreciating anything that lands in his bowl and loves his walks.

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Harriet who was purchased as an unwanted gift and subsequently delivered to the pound, has been adopted by her foster carer.

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10 month old Ted had not had the best start in life and as a result was particularly fearful of people and a biter.  It was touch and go as to whether he would be rehomeable but after a week’s session with DRA’s trainer he has now been adopted out and his new parents will be continuing with his training.  He’s got a nice big brother to protect him and already his parents cannot imagine their home without him.

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12 year old Lilly is now a very happy dachshund following the other dogs around, learning the ropes, and had her first bark at a kangaroo.  Her confidence is growing daily as she learns to relax and enjoy the indoor life of home.


Tuppy who is somewhat addicted to cane toads and the effects of the highs received from licking them.  She’s now well away from all toads and her new family pretty much fell in love with her straightaway.


Walter has gained a new dachshund sister who are becoming best of friends.  However Walter’s favourite game is the ball and every time she sits down Walter’s nose comes nudging the ball to her and there’s no peace or relaxation with the paper while keeping Walter entertained.


September/October 2014


 neveah new home

Neveah and her new older sister Megan enjoying a co0l off in the garden.  One timid dachshund gaining confidence daily thanks to the love and dedication of her new family.

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Ruby and Coco in Tasmania are now living at the Hlton and very happy with sleeping in front of the fire, going on two walks a day and Coco will shortly be meeting up with her litter sister who also lives in Tassie.

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Grace and Joy are living in the lap of luxury and their new owners have straight away fallen for their charms.  As they are not too good on the lead they’re off to boot camp training sessions to make them more sociable out walking

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11 year old Max had to be rehomed due to his Mum going into care.  Max hit it off with his new parents and foxie brother from day one and has slotted into to his new home perfectly.  He and Herbie play together and  they do share their toys with each other!

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9 year old Riva and her new owner are a perfect match.  Riva is following her around everywhere and loving all the one on one attention, an extremely loved little girl.  Small steps are being taken to introduce Riva “the Diva’ to other dogs and in the meantime she’s starting to gain some much needed weight.


Pedro is living with a family who dote on him and although he was man shy to begin with, great progress is being made with lots of patience and TLC.  Pedro himself is going really well and getting lots of cuddles and playing with the children in the garden.

Bernard and Percy

This cheeky pair, Bernard and Percy are with their new active family who are now taking them out and socialising them.  It has been an interesting road with some upheavals but they’re now under the care of a good trainer and their family is committed to making sure these two can go everywhere with them, without disgracing themselves.




Penny who came in with rotten teeth, cataracts so bad she was half blind and stumbling around, is now enjoying life in her home having had her sight restored and all her veterinary work completed.  Her new Mum has described her as exquisite.  A long road to health but so worth it.


Buddy who we think is about 4 years old, came into our care about to enter his 7th home!  His new dad heard all about him and knew that Buddy needed him so flew straight up to meet Buddy.  It was love at first sight and Buddy is now enjoying life to the fullest, loving the beach, 4 wheel driving and going to work with Dad every day.  We hope he doesn’t get expelled from work


Zinzani now in a beautiful home and embarrassing Dad as he teaches her how to walk properly and not pull so much on the lead.  We’ve advised Dad to find a country road where he can practice without being seen and laughed at by the neighbours.


Rifle who loves a cuddle or two now rehomed and he loves curling up round the neck of his new owner.




This beautiful natured boy, Diesel,  is living in the country with an older dachshund for his sister.  His Mum and Dad are long time dachshund owners and we wish them well.


Brodie the 11 year old who just wanted some peace and quiet from his family! finally found his new home with a lady who absolutely adores him and having his company in her life.  Brodie is now waking Mum up every morning to take her out for a marathon walk!

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Darcey was recently diagnosed with diabetes and sadly his owners couldn’t take care of him.  He came into foster whilst his insulin doses were sorted out and he’s now living with a delightful Mum who is taking great care of him.




Dax was given up for his barking but in his new home they’ve described him as perfect, no digging, no destroying, loving his walks and best friends with the resident dachshund.  The only downside to him is he likes the taste of beer and was found with his tongue down a stubbie of beer which, now they know his taste for it, will no longer be left on dachshund height tables!


Ben has got a new dachshund girlfriend and has also taken a shine to the family’s young daughter and follows her around everywhere.  A few rocky nights while he settled in but now one happy dachshund


Dash and Effy are enjoying life in country WA.  They love to sit on the veranda watching all the birds, cows and kangaroos.  Their heads are spinning with all the wildlife and new smells to discover.  These two are also loving their rides in the ute!


Beano is now living in a family with teenage boys.  His barking is starting to settle down and he is enjoying all the activities of his new family.  He is loved and spoilt by all with the constant attention that he has.


Bacha who was surrendered as he woke the baby up is now the “love child” of his new Mum and Dad who adore him and take him absolutely everywhere.


Thomas went off with another of our rescues and immediately made himself at home with a tendency to help himself to anything he can reach, including cups of tea and coffee.


Journey was found wandering around in a car park, neglected, underweight, very timid and scared.  After being desexed, vaccinated, and having a dental she started to behave like the beautiful dachshund she is and is discovering how joyful life can be with her failed foster mum and other dachshunds for company.

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Benny and Ruby, one year old brother and sister now living with an energetic couple which matches their levels.  We’ve told by Grandma that her grandson has not stopped smiling since picking up Benny and Ruby.

Monty went to join Abi

Monty went to join Abi who took a few days to warm up to him.  Monty took it all in his stride and now Abi is smitten with her new partner in crime and the two are inseparable.


14 year old Basil the adventurer is now in his retirement home with another dachshund.  There are still many acres for him to explore and when he’s not being a mischievous boy, he’s relaxing in front of the fire and enjoying every moment of it.


Frankie has gone to live on the beautiful South Coast of NSW and has spent her first week walking around town being drooled over by the banker, the hairdressers and making a name for herself as a new member of the local community.


Saffron was originally living with a female dachshund that used to beat her up quite badly and was then moved around a bit before coming into DRA.  She’s now living with a retired couple and happy being the centre of their world.





The young Mr. Crescent has gone with an older brother to keep him in line and teach him some manners, here’s hoping!


Hansi was a very lucky old man to find his new Mum who is very dedicated to his wellbeing.  At the same time he has transformed his Mum’s life now that she has company at home again.

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Vera and her sister went to a family with twin daughters and soon became much loved, although Vera is off to bootcamp to learn a few manners  In the meantime it’s Dad we have some sympathy for since he is now living in a household of 5 females.


Odie is now living in the lap of luxury with another 2 dogs on 10 acres in the country.  She has free range hens who lay eggs for their breakfast in the morning, has taken to sleeping on top of the bed to inside the bed and lots of country to explore and wallabies to wander at!