Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue

Helping dachshunds in need in Atlantic Canada for over 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


Griffin – Available for Adoption

Hi, my name is Griffin, or as my foster paw-rents say….Gryffindor, Dumbledore, or Dobby the House Elf (notice a theme …


Gunther – Assessment Hold

Welcome Gunther, a 7 year old piebald doxie. Gunther is settling in pretty well. He’s a sweet fella and a …


Stitch – Assessment Hold

We would like to introduce Stitch who recently came into our care. Stitch is a handsome 4 year old black …


Roxy & Gizmo – Assessment Hold

Please welcome Roxy & Gizmo into the ACDR foster family. Such an adorable bonded pair; Roxy is a 10.5 year …


Fundraising with New Minas Recycling

ACDR is teaming up with New Minas Recycling in an exciting new fundraising adventure. This recycling centre now has us …


Daisy & Duke – Adoption Final

In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona with all its devastation & the ongoing clean-up, ACDR would like to share some …


Heidi – Adoption Applications Closed

HEIDI, a beautiful 14 year old gal, is such a sweetheart and gentle old soul. She may seem a bit …


Wienerpawlooza PEI

What a turnout! We are humbled by the show of support that Islanders (and visitors) brought to Wienerpawlooza PEI, in …


RIP Skipper

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of one of our ACDR Alumni and Compassionate Care Dachshunds ~ …

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Wiener Walk Bedford Sept 4th

What a great turnout this morning for our latest Wiener Walk…. 12 dachshunds and their families! A beautiful day on …


Oscar Update

Oscar, a 12 yr old red, came into our care in early June. His foster family in Nfld have fallen …


Wieners by the Sea – Aug 21/22

ACDR would like to share some very important thank you’s…. To Wieners by the Sea creator, and founder of Doxies …

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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