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Audrey came into DRA as in her former home she was terrorising the resident Schnauzer and causing havoc when her owners went to work. Hurricane Audrey now has a home with an owner who is home during the day to keep her company and Audrey recently celebrated her 1st birthday in her new home. Audrey is proving an absolute delight to her owner who is relishing having this sweet dachshund to keep her company. They have both enrolled in the local obedience club to teach Audrey puppy skills and manners, and this together with regular play dates with her new found pug friend is certainly keeping her busy! They both look forward to meeting more dachshund friends on the Mornington Peninsula and we look forward to hearing more about Audrey’s escapades when the warmer weather comes. (Vic)
Wally was purchased off Gumtree and he wasn’t coping with the young children or other animals in the busy home. His new owners reached out to DRA to find a solution for the anxious Wally.
After a complete vet check he was placed with an equine vet who is constantly on the road visiting her patients and wanted a companion by her side. Wally now gets to explore the countryside and he loves being the co-pilot on the daily car trips visiting her clients. Meeting horses and exploring stables was an entirely new experience for Wally and he’s slowly gaining confidence in this new world.
At the end of a hard day Wally can be found relaxing by the fire and then weekends are the absolute highlight when he gets to visit the other family dachshunds. His new Mum has confirmed that he’s the perfect match and he’s found his forever home. (Vic)
Sadly Hugo and Millie were finding life with a newborn stressful and had become extremely protective of the baby. So it was with heavy hearts that their owners decided that they needed to go to another home where they could again be the happy and carefree dachshunds they once were. Hugo and Millie’s new owners were finding life very lonely after their elderly long haired girl had passed away. With the arrival of this gorgeous pair their house is once again a home filled with all the fun and delights that dachshunds bring. Hugo and Millie are enjoying their outings, walks and being the recipients of lots of attention, love and affection. (NSW)
In March this year our gorgeous Pixie (daschy) passed after 14 wonderful years with us. In my intense grief stage I put my name down on a list to foster or adopt a dachshund as my heart was so broken and I got comfort that, though unlikely, that if one day a beautiful daschy needed us we would be there. At the beginning of June, I got that call, would we be interested in supporting a brother and sister needing rehoming? We said yes and now have the gorgeous Sophie and Oska in our lives, home, family and hearts. We had a foster fail as we decided to adopt after week 1. They are both 15 years old so we know we don’t have a long time with them but they have given us a lot of joy in 3 weeks than we have felt in a long time. They love their walks, playing with our son who is 5, they follow him everywhere and try and sneak into bed with him all the time and they love cuddles and curling up while I work at home. Thankyou DRA and especially Penny for organising this and for being a source of information, support and comfort every step of the way. We are forever grateful for this opportunity. (WA)
Penny and Lenny: A Happy New Life for All!
Penny and Lenny have been welcomed into a Sydney family of four where they are kept busy with daily jogs, walks and playful activities with their human companions. Their true personalities are shining through.
In the words of their new human mother “Penny and Lenny show lots of love and affection toward each member of our family. We were especially touched to see Lenny look after our daughter who has special needs. He stays at her side at all times keeping her warm, and alerts us when she’s uncomfortable. These dogs complete our family in ways that we couldn’t imagine – they are a dream come true twice, and we are infinitely grateful for them.”
Penny and Lenny’s previous owners made a brave decision to re-home them. The young dachshunds reign of terror is over. The home is peaceful and 12 year old Bonnie has re-emerged from her kennel to enjoy sun baking in the garden while spending time with the family.
Kat is a petite dachshund who is now learning the joys of living in a home as opposed to kennels. Archie, the resident dachshund, is besotted with his new sister and it took him a few days to settle down with all the excitement.
For Kat, settling into her new home has been a breeze and from day 1 she felt like she belonged there, but then how could she not sense how much she was going to be adored and that kennels are not a patch on the comforts of home. Meeting new friends on walks and seeing Archie’s playmates is a joy to watch.
We are most grateful to her new owner who traveled quite some distance to greet her at short notice. (NSW)
The arrival of a new family member and subsequent growth into toddlerhood can have adverse effects on some dachshunds. After becoming snappy and generally unhappy it was clear that Chip needed to be rehomed. Chip is now enjoying life with both a new dachshund brother and sister and the three of them are never far from each other’s sight. Chip is happily sleeping at the end of his new owners bed at night and once again receiving the attention and love that he deserves. The adventures of Chip, Blue and Daisy can be seen on their Instagram Blue.and.Daisy (QLD)
After meeting Arnold, it took only a few minutes for his new owner to know he was meant to join her family. Arnold it seems also agreed as he made himself at home from the moment he was welcomed into the house, somewhere that he had never been allowed before. Arnold’s days are spent with his new dachshund brother Frankie and together the boys play chase, sunbathe and snuggle next to each other on the couch. Arnold is also sleeping in the human bed at night, so life for this little boy is now just about perfect. (QLD)
Every dachshund that comes into DRA for rehoming is individually assessed to ensure that it goes to the very best home that suits it’s every need. That way we can ensure the adoption is successful. Archie was definitely a challenge for DRA but we are proud to say that this little boy is finally home. Walks every morning, cuddles, tummy rubs, plenty of laps to flake out on, hours of playtime chasing balls, two new dachshund brothers and most of all his new owners home majority of the day have just about ticked every box on Archie’s list of needs. Archie’s journey is not quite complete though and the next step is to help Archie become less anxious and reduce his need of medications. Thank you to Archie’s previous owners and foster carers who helped us to work out Archie’s needs and most of all thank you to his new owners who have been so patient and understanding. We look forward to hearing about Archie in the years to come. (NSW
Thomas is a lovable dachshund who had found himself needing a new home rather desperately and through no fault of his own. Living in dire circumstances he was lucky enough to quickly find a wonderful new home with the help from our friends in the Albury Wodonga Dachshund community. With thanks to his new parents, Thomas loves his daily walks, fresh air, nutritious diet and is enjoying the benefits of living a healthier life. (VIC)
Buddy presented as an anxious dachshund around little people and his owners were desperately worried how he would cope with the impending arrival of their new baby.
Buddy is now in an adult home with no children but he has scored with his parents working from home and a bigger dachshund sister, Salsa, to help settle him in. So many new experiences and smells to suss out, horses and the funny noises they make have been something that Buddy has had to process, a doggy door which allows him to go outside and have a bark at the world and earning to walk beside Dad’s bike. Most new experiences he’s taking in his stride, although that scary vacuum cleaner is not one! Buddy has been doing lots of training and his Dad says he’s very food motivated and stubborn. Night times are for relaxing on the couch and working out where those treats have gone. (Vic)
Eva was a breeding dog and particularly frightened of men. Thanks to the kind hearted people who took her on but sadly Eva wasn’t settling in well and nor did she like the resident bull terrier who really wanted to be friends with her. Eva chose her own home where she is not only the Queen Bee of the house, but also of the two resident male dachshunds, who are perfectly happy to let her cuddle up to them. Thank you to the family that took on this little one knowing that she was a terrified little girl and who have done so much to turn her life around to one happy dachshund. (WA)
Sadly two year Pup’s dad passed away and Pup was looking for a new home. Unfortunately he hadn’t been that well socialised and had a few life skills he needed to learn. What better home to go to than with a behaviourist who owns an extremely lively three legged rescue dachshund. They also own a labrador x spaniel who helps to train other dogs, but in this case Pup settled right in and is the perfect little dachshund, or as perfect as they can be. (WA)
This is a picture of 10 year old Sizzle looking out on the window on his drive to his new home. Sizzle is a dear little boy and whilst he was a big barker at his old house where he found himself on his own during the day, he has now stopped that and adores his new home and parents. He loves the peace and quiet, he loves the fact that their daughter lives down the road with another dachshund, so if Mum and Dad have to go out for any length of time, he gets together with his new dachshund cousin, and mostly they get on really well. Such a lucky boy as he was certainly very adored in his two previous home and it’s easy to see why. (NSW)
10 month old Mango came to DRA seeking a new home as she was not getting on very well sharing her home with another female dachshund. With this being the third change that Mango was going through she obviously was very nervous at what was happening to her now. With experienced and very patient dachshund owners, Mango didn’t take long to settle into her beautiful home in the country, with fabulous walks, and very much princess of all she sees. The resident cat and Mango have reached a mutual understanding and when Mum and Dad go out, Mango can be seen in a bed next to the cat for comfort! (NSW)
Sadly Bonnie’s owner passed away and she found herself surrendered to the RSPCA. We are so incredibly fortunate to have a working relationship with them and they contacted us to let us know she was stressed and needing a home. We got a foster carer to collect her and to take her home, with a quick pit stop at the pet shop to collect new things that Bonnie would need. Once Bonnie had time to recover from the experiences she had been through, she and her foster Mum bonded very quickly and as you can see by the look in Bonnie’s eyes, she absolutely adores her new Mum. Nothing more gratifying that a failed foster carer. She is a such a dear little dog and beautiful both inside and out. Thank you to our foster carer for taking her in not knowing anything about this little one. (NSW)
Scout, the loveable and energetic larrikin who was perplexed when her boisterous overtures were not welcomed, now has two new doggy sisters and 12 acres to wear herself out on. Dams, walking trails, two new partners in crime, life is now exhausting! When the day finally comes to a close it’s naptime either by the fire or on Mum’s lap who she adores and is adored back, but either way life couldn’t be better. (QLD)
Kyzar went into foster care and they did such a great job of helping her overcome her nerves at finally being out of a kennel, that in the end they couldn’t bear to part with her. She is thriving with warm fluffy beds, trips in the car, discovering a duck pond on one of her many walks, all new experiences which she loves. Whilst she is still not entirely happy around men she’s doing her best learning to trust them and is also gaining confidence with such a change in lifestyle, thanks to the patience of her new family. Her favourite trick when she gets a pigs ear, is to have a chew and then when no one’s looking she’ll go and put it in Mum’s bed for safe keeping. (NSW)
Bella is another little one that came from a breeder that was no longer able to look after her. She loves having dachshund brothers for company and to accompany her on her exciting walks, which are new experiences. Mum has a new shadow and Bella rarely lets her out of her sight but she loves having a garden and the sun to lie in. Evenings after dinner, straight up the ramp to join her family on the couch for cuddles. (NSW)
Wilson’s family made the heartbreaking decision to re-home their much loved boy so he could have people with him most of the day, a spacious garden to explore and a canine companion. With our support they were delighted to find a family that ticked all boxes. Wilson’s new family are equally thrilled with him. His days are filled with new experiences, walking adventures and lazy hours to snuggle up with his humans and new buddy, Zulu. Enjoy your new life Wilson! (NSW)
Once upon a time, Slinky barked all day, having been left alone for long hours in an apartment. He was miserable and his owner filled with guilt that he could no longer provide his buddy with a happy life. Dachshund Rescue was on a quest to find a new family that could provide Slinky with companionship, an interesting lifestyle together with a doggy friend. Without hesitation, Darrell and his wife took on the challenge. Slinky now enjoys a comfortable life where he is nurtured, exercised and loved. A happy ending for all. (VIC)
Budd wanted to be the best boy on the block but major disruptions to his life resulted in unruly behaviour. Budd needed a family with time, commitment and endless patience to help guide him in a positive direction. And lucky boy, he found a wonderful home with calm, assertive adults and a friendly doggy companion to show him the ropes. Buddy lives in a peaceful rural setting and spends his day following his humans, going on walks with lots of interesting smells and frolicking with his playful canine companion. There is always someone to curl up with for cuddles and give him the love he deserves. Budd loves his new life and everybody appreciates the brave decision his former family made to re-home him. (Vic)
The beautiful Gracey is a work in progress. She was, and is an anxious little girl but her family have helped her overcome a lot of her issues and knew from the beginning that they were in for a marathon with her. Gracey took a few days to unwind and know that she was safe to relax around her family and the next issue to address, is for Gracey to allow visitors past the front door! Our thanks to her new family who fell in love with her anyway and are willing to work through all of the above. (NSW)
Waiting on a new photo of Gracey without a cone of shame on her head!
A beautiful natured boy called Ricky went off for a trial with another little dachshund called Phoebe. The first day they did not stop playing and running around the garden until they both collapsed in a heap. Day 2, Phoebe decided yesterday was fun but it was time for him to go home. Day 4, she came to the conclusion that actually having a brother to sunbathe with, and play when they feel like it, is actually quite a good thing to happen in her life. Providing she still remains the boss of the home, with Ricky quite happy to concede that his sister is indeed boss! Ricky is happy as, and continues to do zoomies around the garden to show his pleasure with his new family.
Due to no fault of her own, 13 year old special needs Lucy was relinquished into the care of RSPCA Canberra who did a sterling job of addressing her health needs. Dachshund Rescue Australia was then given the responsibility to find Lucy a loving new home with someone experienced with the breed. An amazing foster carer opened her home and heart to Lucy and before long the two were inseparable. Not surprisingly Lucy has been adopted by Anne. Lucy has a warm bed to sleep on, gentle hands to comfort her and a lifestyle filled with experiences to please this gentle little senior. When Mum goes to work, rather than leave Lucy at home on her own, Lucy gets to go work at the Embassy with her other human companion. Thank you Anne for giving Lucy the life she deserves in her autumn years. (ACT)
Betty’s elderly lady owner was going into a nursing home and fortunately her friends had heard of DRA and helped us in the process of finding Emma a home.
She is an extremely shy girl who was not socialised at the beginning of her life and only used for breeding. She was also extremely cautious of men but her new Dad is providing lots of belly rubs on the couch, slowly building up her trust. She has become her new Mum’s shadow and loves sitting in the kitchen watching what Mum’s cooking, no doubt hoping for some to drop down her way. She’s also got a new dachshund sister and it didn’t take the girls long to bond and share a bed. This family have had many rescues over the years and are absolutely besotted with her. (VIC)
Lolly and Rocky have found a wonderful home with experienced loving dachshund owners. With a spacious landscaped garden, they love exploring and finding the lizards hiding spots. They adore living back indoors and have heaps of new toys to enjoy. Lolly is a naughty girl and loves to whine knowing the pesky cane toads are outside at dusk whilst Rocky is a real smoocher and such a gentle boy who is in his element and positively thriving in his new home. When the owner’s previous dachshund, Brutus, passed away, they said to Brutus to make sure he sent them another dachshund. When they were ready to open their hearts again to another dachshund, Lolly and Rocky came along. (Qld)
Foxy the dachshund cross collie is with a couple who dote on the dachshund breed and who had recently lost one of DRA’s rescue dachshund from many years ago. Foxy is delighting is being the only dog with all the attention on her, loves visitors to the property and having her owners around for the majority of the day. (QLD)
Bruno’s loving nature melts the hearts of all that meet him. This adorable three year old boy was unfortunately placed by a breeder for rehoming to a family who loved him to bits but their resident adult male dachshund was not impressed with his arrival. Sadly he wasn’t able to stay and was surrendered to DRA for adoption. Bruno has now been placed into another family home where he has been welcomed with loving arms by the humans and ignored by the other pets in the home. Bruno’s nick name is ‘Trip Hazard’ as he is never far away from his adoring family. He loves his snuggles but being on the larger size does tend to give his owners dead legs. He is therefore going on regular walks and they have been playing ball games to get his weight down.(NSW)
Otto unfortunately found himself on the street and ended up in the pound and the shelter staff thought he would be best placed with DRA a breed specific Rescue. Otto was placed with a foster carer of ours and needed a lot of veterinary work as he turned with a nasty ear infection, he’d lost some nails and he needed dental work. After a lot of rehab and time spent settling him in, a big thanks to her as Otto liked to wake early and bark the house down and was adamant he didn’t like the resident cat!
The young Otto is now starting a new chapter in his life and is with a young couple who live close to the beach and love having a dachshund to walk and socialise. Otto is very happy not having to share his cuddles with other pets and is happy to be their pride and joy. (Vic)
With a young family’s circumstances changing, these two 8 year old brothers needed to find a new home. They took moving in their stride and adore their new brother Ned, an Australian terrier and Dad who takes them on wonderful walks in nearby bushland. Back at home their favourite spot is in front of the fire and on Sundays Chef Mum bakes them healthy muffins. Then its into the garden to help with the gardening, which dachshund style is anything but helping as they dig up newly installed plants! (VIC)
Knowing that Romy was no longer happy with the significant changes to her life, it was with her best interests at heart that her owner reluctantly decided to rehome her. Romy is a beautiful 8 year old girl and has brought a lot of enjoyment to her new owners. Romy loves to go out for brunch and also spending time at the beach. Romy does suffer from separation anxiety and is currently learning to be socially distant from her owners for short periods of time. (VIC)
Dogs do a lot of dreaming and sometimes their dreams of comfortable days, loving owners, being treated with kindness, just come true. For 6 year Scooby this is exactly what’s happened and his life has well and truly turned around. As you can see from the picture of Scooby in a very comfortable armchair, he’s one happy boy. With home comforts and a large property to explore, but not let Mum out of his sight, his dreams have all come true. (WA)
Little Lottie and her brother were bought as new companions for the older female dachshund . All went well until jealousy and superiority battles between the 2 girls developed whilst the boy just stayed as the observer! Sadly the squabbles became increasingly vicious so that vet visits were required and their owner worried about just how seriously they would harm each other. After yet another bad visit to the vets it was decided that Lottie should be fostered immediately before lasting damage was done.
Lottie was greeted with open arms by a lovely owner who had recently lost her dog. She was happy to take her in and settle her in the totally dachshund adapted house, complete with long enclosed ramp walkway down to the big garden . Lottie soon decided that this was the place that she wanted to stay, and now provides her new owner with all the dachshund love the owner was so badly missing They are a happy pair (WA)
With the family moving house and a robust baby suddenly mobile, this petite boy wasn’t enjoying the unwanted attention.
He is now extremely happy and less nervous with his dachshund siblings Suzie and Spencer.The trio have had numerous road trips to the country and interstate and Codie is loving the treats he is getting along the way .The 1st week there was a lot of barking but now that he’s settled he’s less vocal. Its a joy to see a dachshund take to his new home . (VIC)
7 year old Belle who has been deaf since she was a puppy, is now sharing a home with a labrador x pointer. It was a good week before life turned the corner and disruption to the family then became a pleasure as Belle settled down and started showing them that she was actually a lovely dachshund. A big thanks to the family for persevering and understanding that some dachshunds, particularly with disabilities, just take a little more time to lose their fear of the new. Belle and her new four legged sister are now playing together which is a joy to the family. (VIC)
Two year old Minnie’s life has been transformed 180 degrees since she has joined her new family. Not only has she got a new dachshund brother Peppy (also a DRA rescue) but also Charlie the cat has become a great playmate too. Together with the children in the home Minnie is living her best life. (VIC)
Flash has landed on all 4 paws in his new home. He’s now got a wonderful brother with lovely manners who is showing him the ropes. This lucky pair of dachshunds go to work with their owners greeting visitors daily. Flash is learning from his big brother that there is no need to be scared and bark at everything.
The boys love going to the market and enjoying new and tasty experiences! When they’re not at work, or out walking, they enjoy lazing on the couch. Milo the resident dachshund has taken the experience of a new dachshund joining the family extremely well and they both love playing tug of war. Flash is thriving being inside and part of the action. (Qld)/
With the arrival of children, Gordi wasn’t appreciating a toddler in the home. These young boys were rehomed together and have settled into their new home in no time at all.
They are enjoying their walks with new smells and places to explore, a lovely sunny courtyard to lie in when they’re relaxing at home or snuggled up on the couch. Whilst Gordi wasn’t too impressed at the newly installed doggy door , their new owners have given them time to settle and just adore having dachshunds to share their time with.
Mum and Dad leave Jazz playing when they go out and no one hears a peep from the boys. (Vic)
This affectionate 9 year old, Frankie the one in the middle, found himself looking for a new family and has hit gold with his new owners. They’ve welcomed him into the family and allow him indoors to be part of everything that goes on. He’s got lots of company throughout the day. lovely sunny spots to catch the rays and his owners laps on the couch. He’s even been getting to know the resident cat. What more could he ask for (QLD).
In June last year when we lost our Chico our home literally went from a home to just a house overnight. We didn’t know how we were ever going to love another little guy again.About a month ago we got a message from the amazing Penny about a little man named Hank who was struggling living in a busy house with little children so we went to meet him..
The rest is history.. Our house is now a home again and we already couldn’t imagine life without Hank in it.. He is the sweetest, most gentle and easy going little fella ever. I 100% believe that Chico knew we needed Hank and Hank has rescued us, not us rescue Hank (WA)
Honey we got the call! There are wire-haired dachshunds that are looking for a home, would we like them to join our wire-hair family of one? What do you think?Without hesitation we said yes! A meet and greet was arranged soon after, and they came home with us that very day! What a whirlwind, Holly and Beau arrived in the midst of 40 degree heat, but settled without a drama, our existing mini wire-haired dachshund Mara also quickly adjusted to the arrival of her new wire-haired friends.
These two beauties are such mild mannered, sweet babes who have settled into life on our five-acres without a problem. They have also adjusted quickly to the ebb and flow of our crazy household – three kids, two grandparents and two sometimes frazzled humans they now call Mum and Dad! Mara loves her life with two new siblings too. When asked by Holly and Beau’s mum why we wanted more dogs we said simply, why not, there is always room for more to love! We feel very blessed to call these gorgeous pups ours now. And we think they have settled into their new city / country life quite well too! As I type, the power of three are sleeping peacefully by my side. Thank you DRA! (WA)
Sadly we don’t know too much about Silvi’s previous life before she came into DRA. We do know that prior to her being adopted by her previous owners with another female dachshund they had both been used for breeding purposes. Although the two girls were extremely bonded during their horrific times, when they were finally adopted by a loving couple, neither wanted to share their new found comfort and so began to fight with each other. It was with a heavy heart that her new owners contacted DRA asking us to to find Silvi a new home. Silvi is now living the life as the one and only princess in the home. She has settled into her new life, her personality is starting to come through and she is becoming a confident little girl. She loves to explore the creek at the end of the garden to chase the lizards and when she decides to wander back inside she is usually covered in twigs and dust. Silvi follows her new owner everywhere and has somehow managed to also find her way into the human bed at night to share the pillow! (NSW)
Yoko and Teddy have landed on their feet in their new home. They have gone to a family with teenage triplets, so human attention is constantly on tap for them, which they adore as they’re a very affectionate pair. The summer holidays were spent exploring the beach meeting new family members over Christmas and it hasn’t taken them long to make themselves right at home.
DRA would like to thank our wonderful foster carer for looking after Basil prior to his rehoming. Although he had always been a single dachshund we feel he quite enjoyed the temporary companionship of the 6 other resident dachshunds! Basil’s new owners were incredibly excited to meet him and it was only a matter of minutes before he managed to charm his way into their hearts! Basil’s arrival in his new home means that the once quiet house is now filled with family members constantly coming over to visit for some cuddles and playtime! Basil is a very content little boy and is very happy to oblige. (NSW)
Little Link had sadly struggled to adjust to a new baby in the house, which caused his anxiety to increase. Being just a young boy himself, he has absolutely thrived since finding his new home near the ocean with a dachshund besotted family. He adores all his walks along the beach and has proved to be a real water lover. He has made his new family so happy to have their own real dachshund again in their lives rather than just making do with dachshund pyjamas ! (WA)
This very young dachshund had to be rehomed as his owners had to go back to the UK. Lenny was a little too skinny for a puppy as he had had way too much exercise for such a young age. Lenny is now happily ensconced in family life with a new brother for company and lounging around! (WA)
Whilst Hannah may have been tossed out as no longer any good for breeding and costing far too much to repair, She has now been treated for major and lifesaving veterinary issues and has been adopted by her foster carers. As for spending time outside now, she goes out to do what she needs to do and then races back indoors to get even more love from her new family. (WA)
Unfortunately Bonnie had started to show signs of distress and had become snappy with the toddler in the home. She is now placed in a house where there is another little dachshund DRA rescue called Oliver. Oliver immediately welcomed Bonnie into the home and the two have become great friends. Bonnie loves to go on walks with Oliver and they behave beautifully for their owner on the lead. Oliver is a cheeky boy who loves to steal Bonnie’s soft toys and they spend many hours play chasing around the garden. (NSW)
Beau the dachshund cross Koolie finally found his wonderful new home with a family which was just what he was looking for. He has wormed his way into the children’s hearts, and fortunately their parents too! and has been an exceptionally well behaved dog from the day he arrived due to extensive training by his previous family. Beau now just has to learn to relax around other dogs and forget his first home and whatever happened there to make him fearful of them.
Daphne was a much loved dachshund who didn’t like the new arrival of a baby and she was sent interstate to relatives who were then relocating overseas.
Daphne’ owners came to DRA to find this robust lovely natured girl with separation anxiety her forever home. We had a perfect match on our data base with a family that works from home and adore rescue dogs.
New to the breed their son has treasured having this barking girl join in the fun. Daphne is settling in with lots of company in her prime position on the family’s sofa, sharing any laps that are free. (Vic)
With the family all grown up and moving out, Buddy was somewhat anxious and not getting the attention they thought he deserved. Buddy has now made his new Mum extremely happy that he’s now living with her and whilst he’s never been around cats, he’s getting on having a friend in the form of a Russian Blue. (Perth).
14 year old Tina, who was able to read hand signals as she was born deaf, landed on all paws when she went to her new home and has adapted remarkably well. Her new home now consists of Mum and a younger dachshund and they enjoy their walks and exploring together. Tina had advanced dental disease and had to have 18 teeth out but is now feeling a lot better without them. Tina is loving being allowed inside to enjoy the comforts of home and we are forever grateful to people welcoming seniors.
Archie was a much loved Dachshund but his owners came to DRA looking for help with Archie as a new baby had joined the family.
He is a quirky, clever and well trained boy that has found a home with a retired lady who has owned and loved dachshunds all her life.
Archie is thriving going on his 2 walks a day and day trips in the car visiting people and new places to explore which he is loving. Archie trusted his new owner within a very short time, even allowing her to start brushing his teeth. (NSW)
Izzy and Sophie had to find a new home in their advancing years. A lovely family came forward for them but first of all we had to get their vaccinations updated and dentals for them both so they’d be sweet to kiss again. From day one in their new family it was like they had been there forever. They’re relaxed, they’re happy they look forward to car trips on the school run and have a new pair of boyfriends – a pair of pugs who they often go walking with. (Tasmania)
Henry is a gorgeous little boy but had never had the necessary training which dachshunds thrive on. With his incessant barking, severe separation anxiety and not at all socialised, DRA decided that Henry should be sent off to the wonderful Nikki at Pesky Pooch for a week of bootcamp. We are proud to announce that he passed with an A+ report card and is now living the life that he should have done all along. Henry can no longer remember why he used to carry on like a lunatic when out as he has discovered it’s actually great fun to meet other dogs and to also be on the receiving end of his many human admirers too! (QLD)
With the arrival of human babies Cevapi was finding it difficult to cope and was becoming stressed and snappy. It was with a heavy heart that his owners decided to surrender him to DRA so that Cevapi could once again be in a home where his needs were a priority. Cevapi has landed himself with a loving owner who is fortunate to be able to take him to work every day. He has his own Instagram account (cevapiethesnag) and we have been lucky enough to watch him transform from a shy and wary little boy in his new surroundings into a confident, loyal and most importantly a happy dachshund who enjoys endless love and affection. (NSW)
Sadly Heidi did not have the ideal puppyhood that every dog deserves. At 10 month of age DRA managed to rescue her from a very dire situation. Heidi is slowly starting to learn that there is warmth, comfort and love from her wonderful new owner who has been amazing. Heidi is at her happiest when she is with her furry siblings and we are overjoyed to hear that she is learning to play with her tail up and wagging. There is still a long way to go in Heidi’s healing and we hope that she will one day be a happy and carefree dachshund with no memory of her past. (NSW)
We were so shocked and saddened to hear that this little boy Billie (now called Biggles!) came from such an awful situation. Living in a cage and only fed scraps he was fortunately picked up by a good Samaritan from a Gumtree ad. It soon became clear that the abhorrent treatment of Biggles in his past life had traumatised him so severely that he was unable to stay in his rescuers home and he was surrendered to DRA. Biggles went to a wonderful family (who we can’t thank enough for stepping up to look after him) but despite all the kindness showered on Biggles he was just too terrified of men. Biggles is now living the life in the country with his new single female owner. From the moment Biggles arrived his tail has been up and wagging, he is relaxed, happy and totally devoted to his new mum. Equally she fell in love with Biggles from the moment they met. Thank you to everyone who was involved in Biggles rehoming and enabling this little boy to have his dreams come true. (ACT)
The plight of these two girls, Rosie and Carli, was shared far and wide when their picture showed them in a pet shop looking for new homes.
DRA contacted the shop and put them with a wonderful foster carer where they were showered with love and kindness. The went on many day trips around Sydney exploring their new freedom and gaining confidence daily.
They are now much adored dachshunds enjoying life at a guest house in the Hunter Valley, where they enjoy meeting the guests.With lovely manners and wanting to please their new owners they have settled in so well and their owners are enjoying having dachshunds back in their lives.
Our thanks to the pet shop for allowing the girls to go into foster care with DRA so that we could find the right home for them. (NSW)
Leo travelled across from the Eastern states with his family to start a new life in Perth. All went well although he was a bit unsettled with the changes to his life and became a bit anxious. Then his family circumstances changed with possibly moving state again so they sadly decided it was in his best interest to be settled and find a new home in WA He had a leg injury which DRA had investigated by vets and he was prescribed medication plus Xrays to rule out a more permanent injury, which luckily there wasn’t. So Leo loved settling in to his new home with enforced rest to let his leg heal, spending the days lounging on the sofa with his new owners getting lots of cuddles!
He also has new dachshund cousins, Walter and Arthur, who come to visit him regularly , so he is very pleased with his new life and all the comforts he is getting
4 year old Violet was in urgent need of a new home and she’s now in a home with a younger brother for company and it’s a joy to see her so happy in her home. Whilst she used to be left on her own during the days, now it’s very rare for her to be on her own and she adores the attention. Violet keeps everyone on their toes as she is into everything and if she’s not going to the beach or playing in her new garden, she can be found snoring like a trouper on the couch. (QLD)
Dexter was a dachshund that had spent the majority of his life indoors and meeting another dachshund was a first in his life which he absolutely loved. He now has a new companion, a lovely senior dachshund, and Dexter is learning his place in the family and how to share them! He has lots of quirky characteristics, and is loving his daily walks, playing with the ball, and waiting for his carrot treats in the kitchen. Whilst it’s very cold in the country, there always a sunny spot for him and his sister to find and lie in.
Nano the lovable mini wire unfortunately had to come into DRA due to his owner being unwell. He has taken to his new family with enthusiasm and they in turn love his adorable nature. No more sleep ins on a Sunday, Nano is up and ready for lots of new experiences, meetings dachshund brothers and cousins, going to the beach, playing with toys and in training to use the doggy door. This young boy is thriving in his new home such a joy to see . (VIC)
Welcoming Bully into their home is an experienced dachshund couple that have previously taken on a rescued dachshund, Buster. Buster and Bully had a few growls until they settled down and realised how much fun it was to be part of a pair and have a playmate. Bully is ball crazy, a bundle of energy and loves having parents mostly home for company and is enjoying being thoroughly spoilt.
Dora the explorer and Beetee the rusk destroyer. Sadly their owner passed away and fortunately he had a great neighbour who was able to look after these extremely bonded girls until we found them a home. Elation when a couple came in who prepared their home with ramps and enthusiasm, put the girls on a weight loss regime and made the transition to new owners as seamless as possible for the girls. They in turn have rewarded their new parents with lots of licks and cuddles, enthusiasm for their walks and lying in the sunshine. Their Previous owner would be so thankful his much loved dachshunds are so well loved
The young and very strong willed Frankie (10 months old) had been through three homes prior to finding a wonderful home which suits his every need. No more furniture being chewed, no more soiling in the house, just one very happy dachshund and three spaniels to keep him occupied, busy and happy. Whilst he lives in Melbourne during the weeks he also has a country property to relax on weekends and go swimming and gets lots of exercise. His Dad takes no nonsense from Frankie and he is just a delight whose new owners have fallen in love with.
With his Dad passed away and his Mum going into a nursing home, 6 year old Guinness was looking for a new home to call his own. After a long drive to go and collect him Guinness knew that he needed to make that drive worthwhile for his potential new family. He put on his best behaviour, gave lots of kisses, showed them that he knew how to use a doggy door and went out of his way to make friends with his frosty new brother! One month later and they couldn’t be better buddies, sunbathing together, sleeping together and chasing each other around the house.
With a busy young family with commitments, Piccolo found herself looking for a new home. She has taken to her new owners with enthusiasm and just loves to please, go for walks and rides in the car and is the best snuggler. They have made her part of the family and on the days that Mum works, Piccolo goes off to Nan’s house! A new daybed to lie in the sun, what more could a girl want…
Max is a delightful little boy who adores his new family. He is still very clingy and is at his most happiest when his owners are close by. Max loves to play ball and he behaves perfectly when out on walks. At bedtime he is a very spoilt little boy and is lucky enough to sleep in the same bed as his humans where he doesn’t move all night.
Rocky had a very difficult first year of life living with Pit Bulls and arrived at his old owners home in a very distressed state riddled with worms. Despite the very best of care and love, Rocky was not a relaxed dachshund living with young children and suffering from severe anxiety. He was surrendered to DRA and is now living with a family of adults and it is amazing how his personality has completely transformed. At home with his family, Rocky is a very relaxed and chilled out dude who adores his humans. Whilst there is still some hard work to be done to help Rocky when out walking near other dogs, his new family are very patient and understanding of his needs and background.
At only 2 years old and already one litter of puppies behind her, Princess Leia was certainly due for some ‘’Me Time”. Princess and her older sister had become enemies with both on the receiving end of some nasty wounds from their fighting. Now Leia is the one and only princess in the family and has the whole family under her spell. She is a proud little girl with a very strong and determined personality. Leia loves going on long walks and never seems to run out of energy. When she finally tires herself out, she has plenty of obliging humans to offer her a comfortable lap to snooze on.
Our thanks go to the owner of these two dachshunds, who wanted to work with us and ensure that not only did Mum and Pup go together to a fabulous home, but that they went to a family where they will be pets only and not bred from. Qld
This much loved and rather gorgeous pair of girls needed to find a new home since their family were now working long hours and a lot less time to spend with them. They are now with a retired couple who now have one dachshund for each lap and are giving the girls the very best of homes where they are enjoying having human company again throughout the day.
Charlie was very anxious in his new home to begin with but hasn’t taken long to realise that going to work with his owners every day and doing a lap of the office for good morning pats, city life during the week,weekends down in the country, and another dachshund to share his life and do zoomies with around the house, was actually everything a dachshund could wish for.
This little bundle of energy was having a rather large problem with separation anxiety and her parents had little to no freedom. Stella went to a home where her new sister initially had the same problem and the owners were very experienced in this problem, having lost part of their house, shoes, clothes, furniture to their dachshund. The girls have quickly become friends enjoying play times, cuddles, walks in the park and we’re happy to report that Stella is slowly being left for periods on her own with her new sister without the house being destroyed!
Sadly for this pair they lost both their human parents within a year of each other. Brutus in particular wasn’t really coping and became exceptionally anxious trying to dig his way out of temporary homes. This incredibly well adjusted and easy to fall in love with pair of dachshunds, are now in their permanent home and feeling far more settled with little to no more digging trying to find whatever it was Brutus was trying to find. Their new family are absolutely in love with this pair and we’re so relieved Lola and Brutus are happy and settled again.
Kransky was a much loved dachshund, not enjoying life at home with a toddler in the house. He’s now in a home with another 4 legged playmate who is his new partner in crime that has welcomed him with open paws to share his bed and space in front of the open fire. Kransky loves visitors to his new home and he also love scrounging around the veggie patch digging up peas and beans. In spite of this, he’s made such a positive impression on the dinner guests that he’s getting lots of offers to dog sit him!
Lulu was surrendered to the pound on Mother’s Day in an extremely distressed state and a phone call to our volunteer had her racing down to help. It has taken Lulu a while to relax, unwind and show her beautiful nature. She loves snuggling up on the couch and running around the back garden with her new dachshund brother, Dash. There has been a change in Dash’s behavior too and he thinks Lulu is rather wonderful and loves having her in his life.
Smokey now has full run of a garden and with regular exercise, his new owner is building up the strength and muscles in his back legs as a result of being chained during the days. Unfortunately his terror of men will last some time, but as he’s so young we’re hoping that these memories of his will eventually fade, at least enough to be happy with the men in his current family. Smokey is a much happier boy these days and particularly thrilled to have a dachshund sister as his playmate.
This delightful pair came into DRA looking for a new home as their family had relocated and could not take them with them. They happily took to their new family with the young boys really enjoying having the girls and taking them out on walks. Lots of laps and cuddles ensure to be a part of their family, win, win for all. The doggy door is the next item to make the girls new home complete
Atticus who had got just a tad lazy with his walks, is now living in a retirement village and cannot get enough of his twice daily walks. We think it has something to do with all the white fluffy dogs that he meets around the village and who all seem to want to be Atticus’s girlfriends! Too funny, and this is another little boy who is positively thriving in his new home.
A very typical dachshund who likes to bark and ask questions later! He’s settled in extremely well and has an older Collie X for company. Mowgli is an active boy and always needs a ball to chase and fortunately, whilst both he and the collie love toys, they like different ones so no arguing.
This rather gorgeous bundle of energy and a mass of contradictions, has settled into her new home with another of our rescues Banjo. Banjo is now exhausted trying to keep up with her and looking after his younger sister. Not content with wearing out Banjo she has made great friends with the beagle next door and loves playing with him too. Ava took a while to relax in her new home but is now very much at home. We’re also hoping with ongoing car trips and the continual comings and goings of her parents, that she will eventually lose all her fear of both cars and being left on her own.
Young Heidi had already been in two homes via Gumtree before being surrendered to DRA. She was suffering from separation anxiety but we’re delighted to report that in her new home, her anxiety has all but disappeared. Another family member has a dachshund who is a frequent visitor to her home so she can look forward to those play dates and the rest of the time she is spoilt rotten with her devoted parents and a Father whose utterly besotted by her! Mum is a keen seamstress and had knocked up this blanket overnight, as you do! So she had a lovely pink blanket to snuggle up in on the drive to her new home.
Gucci has found an amazing home with a very gentle couple who take Gucci everywhere. He’s been to the markets in Melbourne, explored the countryside and it has to be said that whilst he has fallen in love with his new parents, he is besotted with his dad. Never ceases to amaze us how some of these dachshunds are so quick to adapt to their new homes.
here these two came from to where they are now – please think about where you get that puppy from.
Beauji who was always a free spirited little boy had become stressed and anxious when his family moved from their rural property to the city suburbs. He is now living happily in a much loved family of three dachshunds. His owners are home majority of the day and he has taken on the role of protector of the property and its residents. Beauji spends much of his day discovering which trees the possums are sleeping in, lying in the sun and patrolling the perimeter to alert everyone of any possible intruders. This proud little man has settled well into his new forever home.
Lulu’s owners were relocating interstate and her vet declared Lulu at 13 years of age as too old to fly as she also has a heart murmur. Lulu managed to find a fabulous retirement home where she has settled right in. She has had a week of unexpected upheaval with builders arriving together with one of the son’s curly coated retrievers having to come and stay for the week. Lulu does not like large dogs but having given him a nip or two to keep him in his place they are now getting on quite well, together with the resident cat. She might be 13 years old but she is extremely fast when it comes to food! She wakes up 6 am and tries it on and then as soon as it’s light she races off to the kitchen and waits… and waits… until one of her parents get up to feed her!
Wilba has been on quite the journey with DRA needing a trainer to come and help, several visits to the vet on a variety of issues including having to be desexed and our enormous thanks go out to his foster carer who has managed to fit all of this in together with helping Wilba to transform into a better behaved dachshund. He now has a dachshund sister for company and is living on a country property which is just what he asked for!
Bobby (B&T) and Hermie are an inseparable and adorable pair of boys who have brought lots of joy into their new home. Naughty Bobby has been forgiven for dragging his mum’s new shoes onto the back lawn and Hermie is a sensitive little soul who took a couple of days to settle in. Together this duo spend their days exploring their new garden, rolling in the grass and making sure all is in order. Trips in the car and going to the beach is high on their list of favourite activities . Bobby and Hermie are also a pair of budding models who will happily pose for photographs when there are treats involved.
Whilst Hudson appeared to be fearless of most things he had no idea what to do when meeting other dogs. He wasn’t an easy adoption but thanks to his parents putting in the time and giving him a chance, Hudson has come on in leaps and bounds and is so well suited to being in the country. As well as now getting on with the resident cat, who is the boss of everyone! He now gets on well with the Lagotto and the other dachshund. When not on farm duties he’s learnt to enjoy outings for morning coffee.
This much loved pair with a particular penchant for carrots and who would be the first in the kitchen when the vegetable peeler drawer was opened, have now settled into life in the country, which is exactly where they should be.
Introduction to the resident cat is coming along nicely and it won’t be long till all are living in harmony. Our heartfelt thanks goes to their new owners for providing the necessary time and patience to allow the boys to settle in.
Doug the fearless hunter who had got himself into big trouble with the guinea pigs, is a beautiful natured and very affectionate dachshund. He did not endear himself to his new owners at the beginning, with terrible separation anxiety and less than desirable behaviour when he met the grandchildren. However, our huge thanks to his parents for working through this and giving him time to settle in as now they cannot imagine life without Doug. Whilst he still doesn’t appreciate being left on his, after 10 minutes he settles down and gets on with it.
Frankie and Snag, a senior pair of boys are now in their forever home and have adapted extremely well in the capable hands of their new owner. Walks every morning and a joy to their owner.
Now that she doesn’t have to fight off her sister when vying for attention, Winnie is a very happy girl. She has been the perfect addition in her new home and her doting parents fell in love with her immediately. Winnie enjoys taking her owners out for long walks every morning and in the afternoon she enjoys her nap whilst snuggled up on a comfy lap.
Sweet little Cherry is a very happy girl in her new home and just adores her new big sister Jolie. Although little sisters can be annoying at times, Jolie has adjusted to the little copycat and constant follower without any major issues. Cherry settled into her new home very quickly and is thriving on the 24/7 companionship she now has.
The very handsome Huego has quickly settled into the routine of his new home. He likes going for his daily walks, swims in the river, trips in the car and also ignoring his new older sister Abby’s attempts to get him to play with her. His favourite past time is to ensure that the chooks don’t come up to the veranda and they have quickly learned who the new boss of the home is. His new owners couldn’t be more delighted with their new little housekeeper as now they don’t need to sweep up the mess that the chickens used to leave behind!
Trev was sold on Gumtree and then fortunate enough to come our way for rehoming. He is now living with another two of our rescues in a truly wonderful home where there are another two dachshunds, including Grandmother Olga. She fell in love with Trev and this has given her a new lease in life having a young dachshund to keep her on her paws. When she gets tired there’s always Sir Bentley to race around with.
These two very beloved dachshunds had sort of adapted to a new human baby, but it effected their behaviours in other ways. They developed separation anxiety and became extremely defensive of their home, presumably taking on all guarding duties of the new family member very seriously. Unfortunately even with the help of a behaviourist, nothing changed and their home became a fortress with no visitors allowed through the door. They’re now with a retired couple who love having dachshunds back in their lives and Winston and Lola are slowly reverting back to their old happy ways.
It didn’t take long for Lola to melt her new owners hearts with her loving nature and also Charlie, who has always been rather anxious, is fast becoming a chilled out little boy who loves his walks and meeting the neighbours. Together this delightful duo have made themselves at home where they have new toys to play with and are two very happy Long Dogs!
After losing their beloved dog, the arrival of Milly and Theo has brought back lots of joy and love into their new home. This adorable pair have each attached themselves to their new owners. Milly loves to snuggle on mum’s lap (which is always a good excuse not to do any chores!) and Theo follows his new dad like a shadow. These little rascals do need to learn a few manners, especially Theo when it comes to visitors, but they are eager to please and learning quickly.
Cooper was left grief stricken after the loss of his twin sister and would cry when left alone. Since his adoption, Cooper’s life has turned around with two dachshund brothers Alex and Bennie to keep him company. Now there is no time for sadness with things to do, places to be with fun and games to be had. Cooper is once again a happy boy with a wagging tail.
Louis was a very sad rehoming for his family, who had moved to a rural block on a steep hillside that was proving impossible to contain a dachshund who wanted to hunt the neighbours chickens and visit the children at the local school! They were concerned that he would either get run over or bitten by a snake so finally decided that rehoming was in his best interest.
He settled into his new home so well and quickly made friends with their lonely dachshund. It is as though he has always lived there and he loves being out and about on walks and going camping too.
Frankie has become a bit of a technical whizz since arriving at his new home. Every afternoon he settles down to Face Time the oldest son who is at boarding school!
This interaction has enabled them to enjoy a special bond when they get to meet up at the school (where he has already met and charmed the fellow students and staff) and on weekends at home.
Frankie is also a great friend to the younger son and is lucky enough to sleep in his own basket next to him every night. Day times are spent going on walks and greeting all that wish to stop and say hello to this gorgeous little man.
Frankie’s arrival has brought tremendous joy to his new family and they have loved every minute of his company.
Frank (pictured here with a white striped ear having helped everyone to paint) is a very relaxed and happy little boy and gets on well with his new dachshund brother Toby. Frank is very affectionate and needs to keep his nearest and dearest close by.
One of his favourite spots in the home is half way up the stairs where he likes to lie down and watch the coming and goings of his new family. He has however caused many a fright as he is the same colour as the floor boards and now the family have to watch their every step in case they trip over him!
As her name suggests, Honey is the sweetest little girl who has filled her new home with much happiness, laughter and love.
This little lady of leisure likes to awaken at around 7.30 or 8am every morning before going on a leisurely walk around the neighbourhood. She might then perhaps have a little nap before a game of chasing the ball around the garden or removing all the squeaky bits from her toys.
She follows her owner everywhere and if she suspects that mum is going out she sits next to the front door so that she is not left behind! When Honey is ready for bed she paces the hallway until mum tucks her into the human bed for the night….
Bindy and Bundy, two little rascals as only puppies can be, are now with a wonderful family with 2 other dachshunds and a cavoodle, living an exciting life on a large property.
They’re enjoying exploring, rolling in mud and being taken with the family wherever they go. As well as their inquisitive natures there’s also plenty of cuddle time.
Unfortunately we will never know why 15 week old Lola suffers from such extreme anxiety. It was a difficult and heart wrenching decision for her owners to surrender her to DRA at such a young age, but they knew their home environment was distressing for Lola and also their other dachshund.
Lola is now with owners who are at home all the time and are able to give Lola the 24/7 company and security that she craves. Slowly and surely Lola is starting to build her confidence enjoying her walks, cuddles and playtime, but then every now and then she retreats back to her anxious self.
Thank you to her owners for their never ending love and patience for this little girl and we are keeping our fingers crossed that one day she will be the confident little dachshund that she deserves to be.
This gorgeous little munchkin has always been an anxious dachshund which was made worse by the arrival of a baby. Frankie has taken to her new home with Schnitzel (another rescue of ours) who is exceptionally chilled out and has helped Frankie to overcome some of her anxiety.
When she’s not hiding and burying her toys in the garden she can be found under the car helping her Dad do some mechanical work.
2 year old Ollie and his dad bonded almost straightaway and are now living happily together.
However, whilst Ollie has a lovely nature with humans and children, his insecurity and having to attack other dogs is unacceptable. Ollie is now in boot camp training learning new ways forward, so that he becomes socially acceptable whilst out walking!
10 year old Rojo who has spent his life running around acreage has adapted extremely well to life on the Central Coast with two other dachshunds.
Whilst he was extremely healthy he has had 15 teeth out and is feeling much better and of course is much sweeter to be around for those kisses!
Fun loving Richard is still the happy little boy that he has always been. His new family just adore this little man and his new older dachshund sister Monkey is equally delighted with Richards arrival.
Richard spends his days going on long walks, playing and getting lots of cuddles. When he’s finally worn out from following his mum around everywhere, he can be found sleeping next to Monkey.
Ferdi is loving life in his new home getting his twice daily walks either down to the beach or around the park.
His parents are home all the time which is what he’s used to and he’s also got another dachshund whose teaching him what doggy toys are for!
Meantime his parents have described him as little darling.
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