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6 year old, males, adoption fee $950 ($475 Yoshi & $475 Rocky)
Both good with dogs with proper intro, good with older kids, cats are unknown
Both house trained, kennel trained, leash trained
Both timid at first, but once warmed up, they will be your constant shadow, love to be on your lap
Both love to go for walks, get very excited when they see the leash, love to play with squeaky toys, love balls that squeak too
Both will need a slow intro to other dogs, it will take a few days to adjust
Both sleep in a kennel at night in your room, should be kenneled or use a belly band when you leave, they will try to mark, they also will bark after you leave for a little bit, so no apartments or condos
Both would do best in a home with an active family to take them on walks, someone looking for two cuddle buddies, in a home with a backyard and with someone home more often than not
Loves belly rubs
Has a lot of energy
Sweet boy who loves attention, will be your best couch buddy with his brother Rocky
Loves to play in water
Will carry balls it around
Sweet boy, who loves attention, will be your best couch buddy with his brother Yoshi
7 yrs old, male, 12lbs
Adoption fee $450
Good with dogs, good with kids, not good with cats
House trained, does not like to be kenneled or confined behind a gate, doggie door trained, leash trained
Sweet, friendly boy, who loves to play with other dogs, loves to play with toys, will destroy them to get to that squeaker, plays fetch, loves to go for walks and explore the backyard
Cuddle bug, who will follow you everywhere, likes to go for car rides
He is the type of dog that responds to a stressful environment, so he will need a calm house with someone home more often than not with another playful dog in the home
14 yrs old, male, 11 lbs
Adoption fee $300
Good with dogs, good with older kids, good with cats
House trained on a schedule, has learned the dog door at his foster home, kennel trained, leash trained
He will greet you with the cutest tail wag, he is a sweet, friendly quiet guy who is a little more on the independent side in his foster home, however at his previous home, we were told he is a lap dog that loves attention
He will follow you around the house, is hard of hearing but that doesn’t stop him from knowing when it’s time for breakfast and dinner
He would be a great companion dog for someone who is home more often than not
Thank you for choosing Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue! When you adopt from HTDR, you can be assured that all dogs are seen by a veterinarian for a wellness check-up and receive the following care prior to adoption:
Approximately one week after adoption, you will receive a follow-up call from us to ensure the adoptive parent and furry child are doing well together.
Adoption applications will be kept for 3 months and then deleted. If you still want to adopt after that time, please re-submit your application. This way, we are sure to have the most up-to-date information about you. Also, if you have adopted and are no longer looking to adopt, we won't keep your information.
Q: I've Adopted From You Before. Do I Need to Fill Out Another Adoption Form?
A: As long as all of the information on the original form is current, no, you do not have to fill out another consultation form.
Q: How Does Happy Tails Dachshund Rescue Determine Adoption Fees?
A: adoption fees are based on age, coat pattern (dapple, piebald, brindle, cream, etc.), and coat type (smooth, long, or wire). For doxie blends, fees are based on age only.
Q: I Want To Breed My Dog. Do You Spay And Neuter All Dogs?
A: Yes. It is our policy to spay or neuter all of our dogs to prevent unwanted pregnancies, reduce the number of dogs that end up in shelters, and for the overall health of the dog.
Q: Will The Dog I Adopt Be Up-To-Date On Shots?
A: Yes. We provide Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella shots for all of our dogs. All of our dogs are also heartworm-negative.
Q: Why Are The Adoption Fees So High?
A: We believe our adoption fees are very reasonable. If you were to use a low-cost spay/neuter clinic, the cost to vet your dog (e.g., all shots, spay/neuter, dental, heartworm test, microchip, and pre-surgery blood work) could cost from $360 to $620. To go to your personal veterinarian, you will pay much more. None of our adoption fees fall into that cost range. We are a non-profit, and as such, we are not legally allowed to make a profit.
Q: What Do You Do With The Adoption Fees That You Collect?
A: We reinvest our adoption fees into the next dog that we rescue.
Q: If The Adoption Fees Don't Cover Your Costs, How Do You Rescue More Dogs?
A: We rely heavily on donations, auctions, and other fundraising activities. Without public support, we could not continue to rescue dogs in need.
Q: Are You Always At Petsmart On Saturdays?
A: No, not every weekend, usually two Saturdays per month. We are occasionally at other outdoor adoption events, which you will find in the Upcoming Events section on our home page.
Q: I Want To Adopt A Dog, But I Work On Saturdays.
A: We could try and work out the details, you can email us at happytailsdr@yahoo.Com, and we will try to make accommodations. Please remember we are a foster-based rescue, and our dogs are with our volunteers at different locations around the valley, so we will not be able to accommodate everyone.
Q: I Turned In An Adoption Form, But Nobody Has Contacted Me. Why?
A: we are a volunteer-based rescue. Due to the large number of adoption/consultation forms we receive, we are unable to call everyone. You do not need to re-submit your form just because we haven't called you. We most likely have your form. If you want to make sure that we have your form, you may email us at happytailsdr@yahoo.Com.
Q: Can I Fill Out A Paper Version Of Your Consultation Form And Bring It With Me To An Adoption Event?
A: Yes. You can download a copy of our Consultation Form on the right side of this page, fill it out, and bring it with you to one of our events.
Q: I Have A Dog That I Cannot Keep. How Do I Give It To You?
A: Please call our toll-free message line at 209-647-1251, or email us at email@example.com. We will need a current picture and all pertinent vet records when you email us or call us. Additionally, we will need a completed Animal Transfer of Ownership form. This can be found at the top of this page.