We do not own or operate an animal shelter. All of our dogs are fostered in private homes in the greater Houston area.
This is why we ask that you complete an Adoption Application prior to meeting any of our dogs.
Please visit dreamdachs.org/adopt.php to learn more about the adoption process.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible homes for
our rescued Dachshunds, home visits are a crucial part of the adoption process.
We prefer that you live in the greater Houston area, but we will consider out-of-area (and out-of-state) applications if
you are unable to find a Dachshund closer to you.
If you live more than 2 hours from Houston, you will need to provide photos of your home and yard (or be able to Skype or FaceTime with us),
and you must be willing to travel to Houston to pick up your dog. We do not provide transportation for, or ship, our dogs.
We receive daily emails from shelters in the Greater Houston Area, including Galveston.
If you have seen a shelter dog you'd like us to admit, please keep in mind we probably already know this dog is in need of rescue.
Many factors go into our decision to admit a dog. These include the number of dogs (and their ages) already in our program,
the number of dogs on our waiting list, foster space, and available funds. Even if you are willing to
foster a dog, there is no guarantee we will be able to admit them at this time.
If you have found a stray Dachshund who appears to be someone's pet, DO NOT submit an
Intake Request UNTIL AFTER you have done the following:
Call phone numbers listed on their tags
Have the dog scanned for a microchip (most vets will do this for free)
Post "Found" flyers around your neighborhood
Look around your neighborhood for "Lost" posters
Contact local animal shelters to ask if the dog has been reported missing
Surrendering a Dachshund
If you have found an abandoned, abused or neglected Dachshund,
please complete our Intake Request at
Before Surrendering an Owned Dachshund
If your dog was adopted from a rescue group other than DREAM, please contact that rescue before completing our Intake Request. Most rescues have clauses in their adoption contracts which require you to return your adopted dog(s) to them.
Consider rehoming with someone the owner knows.
Ask friends and family who are familiar with the pet if they would be willing and able to offer the animal a new home. Those who interact with the pet regularly will be better equipped to determine if the animal's size, personality and routine would fit well with their schedule and lifestyle.
Talk to a Veterinarian. Veterinarians have many resources at their disposal and can often help rehome pets.
No-kill shelters can be a useful alternative if you need to rehome your dog right away and no other options are available.
Please complete our Intake Request only after you have exhausted all other options.
If you believe we have your dog(s), please visit
All other Inquiries
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full name,
location, phone number, and a detailed description of your request. We will NOT respond to incomplete requests
such as "911 Emergency" or "Call me!".
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 591819
Houston, TX 77259