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


Denny – ACDR Angel

With heavy hearts we share the news of the recent loss of sweet Denny, another ACDR Alumni. In April 2019, ...


ACDR’s email,, and Instagram account have been hacked Please do not use this address to contact us and do ...
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Lewis – ACDR Angel

It is with sad hearts we share the news that Lewis, one of ACDR’s alumni passed away unexpectedly yesterday.  He ...
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Henley – Happy Tail

Hey, it’s me HENLEY. It was one year ago on March 8th that I found my furever home & became ...
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NS Spring Ideal Home Show

WHO’S READY FOR SPRING?? Come visit us at the Nova Scotia Spring Ideal Home Show, Friday March 22 to Sunday ...
Happy International Women’s Day

In honour of INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, let’s celebrate all our female dachshunds.  Head on over to our FaceBook page and ...

Happy Birthday Norman!

Celebrating Norman’s (formerly Chester) 5th birthday. Norman is one of ACDR’s most recent Happy Tail dogs. As his new Mom ...

Chester – Adoption Final

Yet another happily-ever-after story to share. Chester’s 3 week trial is complete and his new family has said they’re not ...

Oscar – Adoption Final

Wonderful news! Oscar’s trial is over and he has officially been adopted. Oscar, we know you’re living your best life ...

It’s Official!!

Dennis has completed his 3 week trial and we’re thrilled to share he has now officially been adopted. Congratulations JP ...
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Receive a 2024 ACDR Calendar for Your Generosity 

🎁 A special opportunity for you to support ACDR! For every $20 donation made by e-transfer until January 5th, 2024, ...
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Merry Christmas!

However you celebrate the holidays, may you all enjoy them to the fullest. We appreciate your continued support throughout this ...

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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