This great little guy is Ziggy. He is a 7.5 year old Dachshund/Jack Russell cross. He is communicative, responds well to his name and makes lots of eye contact. He is affectionate, likes belly rubs and to curl up on the couch with his person. He likes to watch TV when there are animals on and pays attention intently. He likes to play fetch and with chew toys ( which need to be strong as he has a strong mouth! ). He gets along well with the other dogs in the foster home and only barks when they do. He would probably do well with another dog in the house. He is well housebroken and loves his walks. He is friendly with new people and dogs that he meets on his walks. He has a high prey drive so would not do well with other small animals in the house including cats. He has some digestive issues so may need special food. The foster home is trying some different options for him at the moment. He is on some medication right now to help with that and for another issue which is well on its way to improvement. Ziggy is being fostered in Edmonton. For info on adoption contact info@albertadachshundrescue.com
We still need donations to help us catch up from the many vet bills we have had in the last few months. Although we have very generous veterinarians that help us, the costs do add up. Any donations would be gratefully accepted to help us continue to help the dogs that need us! Donations can be made at the bottom of this page.

Weiner-Pawlooza 2014

Rosemont Community Hall, 2807-10 St NW, Calgary, Alberta, CA


Calgary Lowriders proudly presents Weiner-Pawlooz 2014. Admission: $5 per dachshund ( Includes 1 draw for the door prize and a goodie bag!) A portion of the proceeds will go to Alberta Dachshund Rescue. Doxie Dash races - $5 entry fee- Registration begins at 11am Dog sport demonstrations Alberta Dachshund Rescue in attendence Doxies on the " Dog" walk fashion show Door prizes!! Look for flyer on Calgary Lowriders Facebook Page!


About Us

Welcome to Alberta Dachshund Rescue. We are a group of dog lovers who focus their efforts on matching homeless dachshunds with families who will love them forever.

Many of the dogs coming into our care have been abandoned or otherwise mistreated. Some of them have been malnourished or have serious health issues. Others have — for good reason — developed a mistrust of humans. We provide veterinary care to bring them back to health and behavioral therapy to restore their faith in people before we offer them for adoption.

 We are a not-for-profit organization and have no paid employees. The funds; which come from donations, fund raising activities, and our modest adoption fee, are all expended directly on the dogs.

All the dogs offered for adoption have: been spayed/neutered; received all their vaccinations; had medical/dental issues addressed; received behavioral assessment/modification as required. If there are ongoing health or behavioral issues, these will be discussed with anyone interested in adopting the animal before adoption.

We always welcome more volunteers.  We can use volunteers from anywhere. If you'd like to help us rehome these little dogs, please email us. We'll send you a list of the things we need done in your area. Our most pressing need is for foster homes. Although we have kennel facilities available, we prefer to have the dogs that are awaiting adoption live with families. 

 We can guarantee is that adopting a homeless dachshund will bring immeasurable enrichment to your life. Thank you for considering  it!





 Thank you to all who have volunteered to foster; we are still looking for more foster homes so keep sending in those applications.  Keep watching for new dogs. We will post dogs that are looking for foster homes.


Making a donation

To make a donation to ADR click on the donation button.

Note 100% of all proceeds go directly back to the dogs.  We are stricly non-profit. There are no paid employees in ADR. It is  run by volunteers who are volunteering their time to help the dachshunds that need them.  All members, foster homes, board members, transporters etc. are 100% volunteer. 

We now have Charitable Status so we are able to provide receipts for donations over $10. Please let us know if you would like a receipt. ADR's Charity Registration # 81659 8064 RR0001

Thank you for your donation.

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