Miniature dachshunds are available for sale through breeders, some animal shelters and nonprofit rescue organizations. Depending upon breed availability, they can be sometimes be purchased from pet stores.
Websites that are often used to locate breeders of miniature dachshunds include NextDayPets.com and DogsNow.com. Search tools help users search for breeder or sellers of miniature dachshunds within a certain number of miles from the user's location or any other location specified in the search using a ZIP code or city.
There are also websites that provide tools to help users locate local pet rescues and shelters that have miniature dachshunds available for adoption. AdoptAPet.com is one of them. By entering specific information into the search tools provided, users can locate dogs that are available for adoption in local shelters and nonprofit pet rescue organizations close to them. Approximately 25 percent of all dogs in shelters and rescue organizations are pure-bred dogs.
Miniature dachshunds can also be purchased at pet stores. Petco partners with different shelters and provides customers with online tools to search for dogs available for adoption. Their goal is to increase the number of adoptions, to decrease the use of euthanasia to control pet populations and to encourage pet owners to adopt rather than purchase their pets.