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Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Canadian Dachshund Rescue

place-2 Haliburton, ON
mouse-2 www.canadiandachshundrescue.com | Email: adopt@wienerdogrescue.com

Canadian Dachshund Rescue is a volunteer driven organization dedicated to saving and rehoming abandoned, neglected, and unwanted dachshund and dachshund mixes.

Founded in 2001, CDR was created in response to the overwhelming number of dachshunds desperately needing to be rescued. To date CDR has saved the lives of over 1,000 wieners from abuse or euthanasia. CDR volunteers encompass a vast network of dedicated individuals, spanning the province of Ontario. This far-reaching group strives to ensure that no dachshund in Ontario is left behind. CDR works closely with local, national and international animal welfare organizations, to provide care for wieners who are in distress, suffering abuse, abandoned or homeless. Thank you for considering a rescue dog.

Available Dogs

See available dogs via Petfinder.com

Dogs are not adopted on a first come first serve basis, but rather the rescue works with our approved adopters to find a match that best suits the needs of the dog and the family.  Please note that you must be 21 years of age or older to adopt from CDR.

Each of the dogs in CDR’s care, have found their way to us through no fault of their own.  They may have come from puppy mills, shelters, hoarding situations or have been surrendered to CDR by families who were no longer able to look after them.

If you are looking for the perfect dachshund who is already house trained, great with kids and cats, who doesn’t bark and already knows sit, stay and leave it; then rescue may not be for you.

Adopting a rescued dachshund means opening your heart and your home to a dog that will require patience, love, understanding, compassion and training.  Each wiener has its own history, and based on that history has its own distinct personality.

If you are patient, committed and ready to open your heart, we have the perfect dog waiting for you.

Our dogs spend a minimum of one week in foster care before they are considered available for adoption.  Each foster home is asked to evaluate the behaviour, personality, and temperament of their foster dog.

Adoption Process

To request an application please send an email to adopt@wienerdogrescue.com.  You must be 21 years of age or older to adopt from CDR.

Once CDR has received your completed application, you will be assigned an Adoption Placement Counselor (APC).  Your APC will work with you throughout the application process.

  1. The adoption placement counselor will conduct a phone interview with you.  This normally runs 20-30 minutes in length.
  2. The adoption placement counselor will contact your personal and veterinary references.
  3. A CDR volunteer will conduct a home visit.
  4. Congratulations! You have successfully adopted a wiener!


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