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


And the winner is….

ACDR would like to thank everyone who participated yesterday in our National Puppy Day contest, either by sharing their beautiful …


Happy National Puppy Day

Check out our FB page to enter our NPD contest!


Pippi – Adoption Applications Closed

Miss Pippi is now available for adoption. This ‘pretty in pink’ little girl is 1 1/2 years old and weighs …


Twiggy – Adoption Applications Closed

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, ACDR is accepting applications for Twiggy, a beautiful 2 year old female, black …


Henley Update

Thank you to everyone who applied to adopt Henley. We were overwhelmed by all the applications. A family has been …


Kuechly – Adoption Applications Closed

Kuechly (pronounced Keek-ly) is a handsome, lovable 8 year old, 20lb, black and tan male. Since coming into our care …


Molly – ACDR’s Newest Angel RIP

ACDR has some sad news to share. Miss Molly, an ACDR alumni, has crossed over the rainbow bridge. She was …


Our New Donation Box

ACDR would like to send out a huge thank you to Skoshun Studio for donating this stunning new wooden donation …


Bella – Adoption Final

ACDR is excited to announce that Bella’s three week trial is complete and she has officially been adopted. Congratulations to …


Kuechly & Henley need your help

Do you remember these handsome boys? KUECHLY came into our care over the Christmas holidays and HENLEY arrived mid-January. Both …


ACDR is looking for fosters…

The Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Rescue is in need of people willing to accept a long term placement of ‘specific needs’ …


Stitch Pup-date

Wow, what an adventure I have been on! I came to ACDR at the end of September. I was on …

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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