Dachshund Rescue UK

Adopting a Dachshund can be a rewarding experience.

Today we are sharing Alfie’s Story……. from the point of view of his new owner. 

Adopting a Dachshund – Alfie’s Story

The Police kennels had asked Dachshund Rescue about the possibility of finding a new home for him.

Alfie had been put into the kennels over a biting incident and he had been there for nearly a year. 

​I first heard from Dachshund Rescue back in September 2021 about a 3-year-old male Dachshund called Alfie. 

Little was known about him, but the police told us that in his time with them there’d been no biting. They said in fact that he was a sweet boy. 

A standard smooth haired dachshund

Luckily, Dachshund Rescue was there to help. 

​We were told he was a large Standard and that was confirmed when we saw the photos of him. 

Alongside this, we noted he was very food orientated and he loved to spend time with humans.

Taking on a dog who’d been known to bite was a bit of a worry. However, we soon discovered his kind nature, and our worries were over.

Within 3 weeks we had picked him up and took him home to start his new life with us. Now, 4.5 months later (at the time of writing), Alfie has settled down nicely. 

He is comfortable enough that he wags his tail and barks when in a deep sleep, and he’s starting training classes in the hope that it will help him gain a few doggy friends.

We’re hoping to improve his recall too so that he can be let off the lead.
Currently, he is quite headstrong, so most of the time he ignores us calling him.

He’s had plenty of adventures including beach and wood walks enjoying walks around the local towns and villages too.

Adopting a Dachshund

A family holiday shortly will bring opportunities for further walks.

So far, he’s managed to bite through 2 leads and a harness within minutes, so these are firmly tucked away now! 

His cheeky side is starting to come out and he’s gained enough confidence to start playing (aka, tearing his toys to shreds).

With the help of my family, we are still working through a few problems.
I know that there is no quick fix., but now I can’t imagine life without him.

Dachshund Rescue UK

Adopting a Dachshund can be a rewarding experience. Could you provide a loving home for one of our rescued dogs?

We provide UK-wide support for Adopting, Rehoming and Fostering via our network of regional coordinators.

If you’d like to find out more head to our Adoption page.

Remember, as with any breed, you should do a little research on the breed first to check if a dachshund might be right for you and your family. Here’s a good place to start.

Join our Facebook Group. It’s open to anyone with an interest in our favourite breed.

Claire who represents the Yorkshire area matched us with our first Daschund and made the whole process so smooth and professional. Our Reggie is an amazing little boy who is making himself at home well and truly! We’re so grateful to Claire for her ongoing advice and guidance she’s amazing! ❤️🐶
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Michaela Gordon
I took in my little Albie 10 days ago. At five months old all he needed was a little love and attention. He thrives in every situation and I’m so proud at how well he is doing. Being described as not trained at all, he is pretty much trained in all aspects already. From the scared little boy in the crate, he is a confident fun loving companion. My coordinator was Linda who was super helpful and I couldn’t be more grateful 💕
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Jessica Davison
Great communication, Sue was very friendly and helpful. Glad we got to meet Rolo and give him a loving home.
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Shane Morris