Find free dachshunds, other purebreds and lovable hybrid mutts at a local animal shelter. Websites such as Adoptapet.com offer an easy way to browse pets that are ready for adoption in the local area.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, notes that about 25 percent of the dogs waiting for rescue at animal shelters are purebred. The rest are comprised of a variety of mixed breeds, any of which might make a welcome addition to a family. For potential pet owners who have their hearts set on adopting a dachshund, leaving contact information with local shelters and asking to be advised when a dachshund becomes available is a good first step.