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


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 …


Kuechly Pup-date

Hey everyone. I came into care over the Christmas holidays. I love having a cat-brother and spending time with my …


Valentine’s Draw

Don’t know what to get that special person for Valentine’s Day? Or would you like to give yourself a treat? …


Twiggy Pup-date

Hi all, Miss Twiggy here. I’ve been doing well in my foster home. I was seizure-free for two months, so …


Henley – Assessment Hold

ACDR would like to welcome Henley. Henley is a beautiful, six year old, red male. We are giving him some …



We have all been inspired by Betty White’s love and dedication to animals. Today, Jan 17, 2023, is the late …


Bella – Adoption Applications Closed

Bella is a sweet, gentle 7 year old short-haired, black & tan female, weighing approximately 15 lbs. She’s very happy-go-lucky …


A year in reflection….

Wow, what a year! In reflection of our accomplishments in 2022, with new events and venues, I am humbled knowing …


Kuechly – Assessment Hold

Please help us welcome Kuechly into care with ACDR. This handsome fellow came into care today and will be on …


Gunther – Adoption Final

ACDR is thrilled to announce that Gunther’s two week trial is over and he has officially been adopted. Congratulations Gunther, …

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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