Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Helping dachshunds in need in Atlantic Canada for 20 years.

Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue is an all-volunteer charitable organization that focuses on dachshunds and dachshund mixes. Begun as an offshoot to Canadian Dachshund Rescue in 2001, in time ACDR became its own entity. It now operates throughout the four Atlantic provinces.

The Latest News

Phoebe…ACDR’s Newest Angel

We are so sad to share the news that Phoebe, one of our ACDR alumni, has passed away at the …

I am your Dachshund

Feature Dog of the Month for December

Tony is one of the seven amazing and brave dachshunds in our Compassionate Care Foster program. Every month we will …

Thank you

ACDR is now celebrating over 20 years of rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing dachshunds throughout the Atlantic provinces. Thank you to …

ACDR is looking for a Treasurer to Join Our Board

If you are someone who is passionate about animal welfare, has a background in not-for-profit finances, and would enjoy working …

Today I Adopted a Human

Today I adopted a human. It broke my heart to see her so lonely and confused. And suddenly I got …

Let’s Make Betty White’s 100th Birthday the Movement she Deserves

Betty White was such an awe-inspiring animal advocate. She would have turned 100 on January 17. If you would like …

Congratulations Leela!

ACDR is happy to announce that Leela has completed her two week trial and has been officially adopted! Congratulations Leela, …

Thank you for your love!

Thank you for your love and support that brought us to 10,000 followers on our Facebook group!

Compassionate Care

When dogs come in with severe medical or behavioural challenges, a special breed of humans commit to providing palliative care for those who have a terminal illness, or nursing care for those with severe chronic conditions for the rest of the dog’s life.

ACDR takes on all the burden of care and added costs, knowing that it will be difficult to find an adopter able to take it on.

Our Compassionate Care program is a major reason why ACDR needs your donations. Covering the full costs of vet care, special diets / veterinary food, medication, or any possible behavioural training runs into thousands of dollars every year.

If you can, please consider donating to support our work.

Happy Tails

Each of these dogs have found their forever families through ACDR.

ACDR Angels

Gone from our lives, but never absent from our hearts.

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