Little Long Dogs Dachshund Rescue
a 501(c)3 Organization
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We are adding new pets daily. Stay tuned! If you are planning on adding a doxie to your family. Please read these books before you adopt.
"The Dachshund" Susan M. Ewing & Wayne Hunthausen, DVM
"Dachshunds for Dummies" Eve Adamson
We are located in Athol, Idaho, just 15 min. north of Coeur d'Alene.
Our rescue covers North Idaho, Western Montana and the Spokane, Wa. areas to rescue and adopt dachshund and dachshund mixes.
Who We Are
We are a home based rescue. We are not a "shelter" or a 'kennel" the doxies do not live in, or sleep in cages, they either sleep in a crate (for crate training purposes) or as they much prefer the human bed. They live in the home with our "furrever" animals and learn how to socialize, use the doggie door, and get along with humans. I specialize in abused dogs and fear biters, I rehab and socialize, then find the right homes for them. People always ask where does the adoption fee go? We are a not for profit rescue, all the money goes right back into the rescue to feed the dog's, spay and neuter, and pay for medical expenses. All dogs come to you spayed and or neutered, up to date on their DHPP shots, have their teeth cleaned, as well as some basic training.
We find that we have to explain why we have so many dogs as well as puppies to some people, so here is a great example of what happens here at the rescue. Adopting a dog as a new family member should not be taken as a light matter. They are yours until, hopefully they live out a very long and happy life, and for doxies that could be as long as 16-20 years. We do not adopt out any dogs from Thanksgiving until after the holidays. In December 07 we had 8 dogs turned in to us as owner surrenders and one of these dogs delivered 3 puppies the very next day. We will not turn down any doxie or doxie mix so we happily accepted all these dogs, and have fed, given shots and will spay and neuter before adoption. We also believe that puppies should not be spayed or neutered until at least 6 months of age. There is some indecision in the community as to when it is safe to spay or neuter so we just don't do it here until that time, but also feel if a puppy can get a forever home and bond before that time since most pups can be adopted any time after 8 weeks (2 months) of age, but we wait till 12 weeks so they can have at least 3 of their puppy shots. We will adopt them out without spay/neuter but will insist on a spay/neuter contract with strict stipulations. All our dogs go with all their current DHPP vaccines and we do not always vaccinate for Rabies since each County/State requires different vaccines. A dog over 3 months of age can not be transported over the state line into Idaho without their Rabies vaccination, so we will insist on any dogs coming into the rescue over the age of 3 months must have a rabies tag and records before surrender. This will also, in the future, take care of the need for the rescue to vaccinate the dogs for Rabies. If for any reason a dog we accept is un-adoptable he or she will live out their life here at the rescue in a loving home environment, and be taken care of as a family pet.
If you know of a dog that needs to be either rescued or surrendered give us a call. As well, if you want to adopt any one of these little guys either email or call us so we can send you a copy of our questionnaire and do a home visit! Thanks
Adopting a New Friend From Us
Please see our adoptable pets on this site. If you find one that you are interested in either email us or give us a call and we can start the process. There is a questionaire that needs to be filled out, and sometimes a home visit at your home that needs to be done, a contract filled out and then the little furrbuddy is yours!
There is an adoption fee for all our rescues depending on how much time and expense each dog costs when they come to the rescue. The rescue fees start at $75.00 and go up from there.
We always have several dogs not listed on this site as they are being re-trained so please contact us for info on on all our available dogs.
Little Long Dogs Dachshund Rescue
4855 East Sarah Loop
Athol, ID 83801
Phone: 208-68-DOXIE (208 683-6943)
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