Our Adoption Guidelines
Please review the following so you will understand what we are looking for when processing adoption applications. This is geared toward the success of the adoption and permanent placement of the dog. They don’t deserve to be bounced around.
We want to make the best match possible for you and the dogs with Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue. The goal is to find them their forever family and forever home.
- Clean and cared for yard with no holes in the fence (secure area for dog to explore and potty)
- Fence should be permanent and 5-6 feet tall and solid: wood, chainlink, cinderblock, or vinyl (not chicken wire for example)
- Homes, apartments, mobile homes or condos with private fenced yards or courtyards work for dachshunds, but when you have shared walls with neighbors (barking), no fenced area (getting lost as they run or wander), stairs and no ramps (it’s hard on their backs/IVDD)–for dachshunds, this raises concerns, but your intent to take care of them is what matters. There’s plenty to learn along the way
- Adopters need to be over age 23
- Should not be planning to crate them for over 4 hours
- Regular potty breaks, dog door they take themselves, walks or letting them out regularly
- Working full time away from home isn’t a good fit for a dachshund. They love and need to be with their people. Every dog with Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue has a back story and like every dog needs patience and unconditional love
- Things considered include age of children in household and their experience with dachshunds. Dachshund and toddlers often don’t mix well. Dachshunds may nip if they are not treated with respect
- Non-smoking household
- Meet and greet with the dog(s) in your family required
- Stairs and furniture–Willingness to use a baby gate to block the dachshund from using them. Carrying them up and down the stairs. When you pick them up, supporting their chest and under their stomachs to protect their backs (prone to IVDD)
- All dachshunds think they can fly, jumping off couches and beds. Ramps and training your dachshund to use them is encouraged
Dachshunds are part of the hound family, were bred as hunting dogs to hunt badgers. Characteristics such as ears folded forward (to keep dirt out), good scent detection, digging and a loud bark were valued in the development of the breed. They will bark. They may or may not dig, but they will almost certainly burrow under the blankets and they usually want to be with you.
Kona & Bailey
Kona and Bailey are brothers (10-year-old littermates) and the textbook definition of a bonded pair! These two senior boys love each other and you will find them looking for each other. They sit together on a dog bed or pillow, or in the sun. They get along with every human they’ve met and bark at the birds, squirrels, cats and raccoons.
Kona is a beautiful boy who doesn’t need toys or special blankets, but he needs to love and to be loved and Bailey is a quirky little guy!
Could their permanent home be with you?
Charlie is a sweet, black and white chiweenie girl in very good health! She came to Rocky Mountain Dachshund Rescue because her owner was elderly, ill and unable to care for her. She is shy at first, but warms up. She is interested in the things going on around her!
She is seven years old and potty trained. She loves to snuggle and is great with kids!
- Vaccinations up-to-date
- Barks at things (as dogs do)
- Spayed and has had a dental
Could you be this sweet girls forever family?
- Lilly (long hair tweenie)
- Lily (short hair standard)
- Sasha (short hair tweenie, possible chiweenie/mix)
- Sammy (chiweenie, blonde)