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

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Eddie Update

Eddie, this unbelievable bundle of cuteness packed into a 3 year old male, black and tan chiweenie (dachshund/chihuahua mix) body, …


Eddie – Assessment Hold

We’d like to introduce everyone to Eddie who came into our care yesterday.  Eddie is a 3 year old male, …

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Hershey – Assessment Hold

ACDR would like to introduce Hershey, who came into our care earlier today. Hershey is almost 4 years old, a …

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Wienerpawlooza NS

Head over to our FaceBook page to check out all the great pictures from our Aug 13 Wienerpawlooza Nova Scotia!

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Wienerpawlooza PEI

Marco Polo Campground, Rt #13, Cavendish, 10 am – 2 pm / We are so excited to return to Marco …


Axel & Evee – Adoption Final

AXEL and EVEE have completed their 3 week trial and we are thrilled to announce they have officially been adopted. …


Stitch Update – Happy Tail

Many of you may be wondering how Stitch has been doing, a foster that was surrendered last September! Well he …

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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