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Adoption Process & Online Application

All adoptions are limited to within the state of Texas.
If you are outside of Texas, please contact a local rescue or shelter to adopt.

Adopters must be 21 years of age or older.

The ultimate goal for our rescued dogs is placement into a quality forever home. Adopting any dog is a major commitment, and no one should enter into it unless they are prepared to devote time, patience, love, and financial resources for expenses such as food, toys, medical needs, both routine and emergency care.

JazmynIn addition, dogs (much like people) have their own unique habits, likes, and dislikes. A successful adoption depends on placing the dog into an environment that he or she is compatible with, and that takes more information than anyone can get from a quick glance at a photograph.

To help Dachshund Lovers of Texas make the most compatible match, we require potential adopters to submit an application. We use the information provided to help us determine whether the placement is likely to be successful. We respect your privacy, and any information you submit will not be used for any other purposes.

MaddieSubmitting an application does not obligate you in any way, but applying is the first step in the adoption process.  Also, keep in mind we are taking new dogs into our program every week and if your application is already on file it can speed up the process when that perfect dachshund shows up on our website!  Dachshund Lovers of Texas reserves the right to refuse to approve any adoption based on our judgment of what is in the best interests of the dog.


5 Simple Steps to Adopting a Dachshund

1) Adoption Application

Completed by the applicant and provides DLT with valuable information so a good match can be made.
Vet references will be verified to confirm current pets are altered, up to date on vaccinations and on Heartworm preventative.

2) Phone interview

A DLT volunteer will contact you to review your application and answer any questions you may have about our program.

3) Home visit

A DLT volunteer will schedule a visit with the applicant at their home to answer any final questions and to ensure the home is properly set up/secured for the safety of the dog.

4) Meet Your New Dachshund
DLT will arrange with you a meeting location to introduce you to your new forever friend. If all goes well in the opinion of both the applicant and the representative of Dachshund Lovers of Texas, then the adoption may be completed.

5) Adoption Contract and Fee
An adoption agreement will be required, as well as payment of the associated fee, to finalize the adoption and accept delivery of the dog.

We require a reasonable process time to review the application and verify any information required, but you will be contacted regarding your status as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Adoption Fees
Adults - $250
Puppies - $300
Seniors - $150

All dogs adopted from Dachshund Lovers of Texas will be spayed or neutered, current on all vaccinations and Heartworm preventative.  They will also receive dental cleanings with any required dental work prior to adoption.

Submit an Application to Adopt

P.O. Box 820984 •  Dallas, TX 75382  •  (214) 577-7536 •  info [ at ]