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Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them,

filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.   Thom Jones






       Apply Online Here!
Click on the picture of the computer screen
above to open Adoption Application 
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued dachshund, dachshund mix or other breeds we may in the rescue!
We sincerely believe there is a forever family for each of the dogs in our care. We just have to be patient. They have to be patient. Then all of a sudden, you're here!
                   What is the next step?
Whether a particular dog has stolen your heart, you want help picking the best dog for your family, or you just want to be preapproved for whenever your forever friend comes into rescue, you will first need to complete an application.
To do so, you click on the link(picture) above or you may use the link listed in the Navigation
Menu to your left. Please note that to complete the Adoption Application online, 
you will first need to register and login to our website using the Member Login - also to your left.
        How long does the adoption process take?
Keeping in mind our organization is run entirely by volunteers, we do our very best to begin processing your application upon receipt. If we have any questions regarding your application, we will contact you first. Typically though, we will proceed with contacting your personal references and your veterinarian before we get in touch with you. Depending on their availability, and ours, it may take a couple of days to complete this process. Please have patience. We know you are excited, and we are excited for you, but we are committed to making sure the dachsies, Dachsie mixes and Dachsie wannabees in our care are placed in safe and loving homes.
What if someone else applies to adopt the same dachsie?
Sometimes we do have several applications come in for the same dog - especially after one of our monthly Meet and Greets or an Event in the community. While we do take into consideration the order the applications came in, our first priority is always going to be the dachsie. Just as we are committed to ensuring we place our adoptable dogs in safe and loving homes, we are just as committed to placing the right dog with the right families.
               How much does it cost to adopt?
Generally our adoption fees range between $250 and $750 plus sales tax and is based on the age and breed of the dog. Puppies tend to require more veterinary care with their vaccination schedules, there is the cost to spay and neuter all dogs that come into rescue (if needed), and all our dogs are kept current on their routine vaccinations, including necessary dental visits. In truth, due to the circumstances that many of our dogs enter rescue, our adoption fees rarely cover the costs of helping them to become the forever friend you wish to adopt.
What happens after an application has been approved?
We will work together to find a time and place in Sioux Falls SD for you to meet and adopt your forever friend! On the chance that you have not met the particular dachsie you wish to adopt, or several have caught your eye and you would like to spend more time with them prior to adopting, we would be happy to arrange a time for you to travel to Sioux Falls so that you can meet.
We do not transport the dogs.
Our monthly Meet and Greets are also great opportunities to meet the dogs and speak to the families they foster with. You just need to let us know which dogs caught your eye, and they will be there! Paws Up!


7505 Mystic Drive •  Sioux Falls, SD 57110  •  (605) 310-8443 •  dakotadachshund [ at ]