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PO Box 200429
Austin, TX 78720
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Adoption Guidelines

Our primary concern is to find the right dog for the right home. Due to our unique situation of having our dogs in foster homes, we can usually gauge if a dog will be happiest with other dogs or without other dogs in the home, if they will be okay with cats, and if they'll be okay with children.

We work with applicants to find the right energy level of dog for their family and the right temperament. All of this pre-adoption work helps to ensure that this adoption will be the last one our dachshund must face.

A completed adoption application is required, including the name and number of your current veterinarian and landlord, if applicable. We will contact your current vet, landlord and personal references, if needed.

A home visit will also be required before an adoption is final. Do not apply for a dog to give as a gift or to use as a hunting dog. CTDR does not adopt to homes where a pet has been abandoned in the past, where pets have not been kept up-to-date on their vaccinations and heartworm prevention, or where there are currently unsterilized adult dogs or cats in the home.

Though we don't require it, we also encourage you to microchip your dachshund (and other pets) if it hasn't already been done.

Transport

We accept applications from outside the state of Texas. However, we do ask that you either fly or drive to wherever the dog is being fostered to meet and adopt your new family member. We do not ship dogs or allow them to fly cargo so please be sure to check the airlines for pet transport guidelines. If you agree to this policy, please proceed with the application process.

Environment

Homes with fenced yards are strongly preferred, but exceptions are made based on the size, age and activity level of the dog. We do accept applicants that live in apartments or other rental situations, as long as the landlord approves of the adoption. We require a landlord reference for all renters.