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


A Wonderful Christmas Paw-ty!

We were thrilled to have such a wonderful turn out for our Christmas Paw-ty on Sunday. With your generosity and …


Gunther – Adoption Final

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



Join ACDR on November 29, 2022 for GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is the world’s largest generosity movement. What a simple idea: a …


Bella – Assessment Hold

We’d like to introduce Bella to everyone! This lovely lady is an 8 year old, black & tan. She just …


Twiggy – Assessment Hold

Please say hello to Twiggy, a 2 year old black and tan female. Twiggy only came into care earlier today …


Griffin – Adoption Final

Yet another Happily Ever After story. Griffin has completed his 2 week trial, he has found his perfect forever family, …


Roxy & Gizmo – Adoption Final

Roxy & Gizmo have completed their two week trial and we are happy to announce they are now officially adopted. …


Christmas Care Fundraiser

ACDR has 6 dogs in Compassionate Care and another dachshund in long term foster care. They all deserve the absolute …


Tobias – Adoption Final

Tobias (Toby) came into care early this summer, surrendered due to increasing behavioural issues. In foster care, Tobias was deemed …


Heidi – Adoption Final

Heidi has completed her 2 week trial and we are thrilled to announce she has now been officially adopted. She …


Not necessarily in that order 😉🐾😂

Happy Thanksgiving!


Stitch – Assessment Hold

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

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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