We are an entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) organization whose sole purpose is to bring the breed we love, Dachshunds, together with loving forever families. We are able to rescue and re-home dogs entirely through our foster network. Won't you consider Adopting , Fostering , Donating , or Volunteering so we can save as many of these amazing animals as possible.  

As cities across the world are responding to the Coronavirus outbreak, it is important that Dachshund Rescue of Houston responds with our own precautions to ensure the safety of our community of rescue supporters.

Effective immediately the following precautions are in place:


  • DRoH will not have any public events until further notice.


  • ALL home visits will be completed via Facetime or via a web hosted service where a visual home visit and discussion can be implemented.


  • The initial meet and greet will be conducted via Facetime or via a web hosted service so the potential adopter can get to know the foster dog.
  • The adoption contract will be discussed during the virtual meet and greet, and a copy of the contract will be sent to the potential adopter via email.
  • Dogs will be held in foster care until it is deemed safe to deliver the dog to the adopter.  


  • The DRoH Board of Directors will have daily reviews of delivery dates for adopted dogs based upon recommendations from Texas State/Local Officials.  Each adoption will be evaluated based upon circumstances; such as, location or other safety factors.  NO dogs will be placed in their new homes any earlier than April 3.
  • Once it is determined safe for a volunteer to place a dog, the foster parent will bathe the dog prior to delivery. 
  • Immediately prior to delivery, the dog will be wiped down with an anti-bacterial wipe.


  • All current DRoH Intake safety procedures will stand and must be followed.  (Transporters will be sent those procedures directly.)

We thank you for your understanding, patience and kindness during this challenging time.


Animal rescue groups and nonprofit animal shelters have different sales tax responsibilities. While both may be exempt entities and exempt from paying sales tax on their purchases, they generally must collect sales tax on their sales. However, the Texas Tax Code specifically exempts nonprofit animal shelters from collecting sales tax on their animal adoption fees (see  Tax Code Section 151.343, Animal Sold By Nonprofit Animal Shelters ). An animal rescue group is generally required to collect sales tax on any sales and animal adoption fees.

Our adoption fees with tax are:

For a pup under 1 year = $300 plus $24.75 tax 

Dogs 1-9 years of age = $250 plus $20.63

Seniors (10+ years) = $150 plus $12.38

Adoption Fee Payment

Highlighted Dogs
See all the Dogs!
Heather is a sweet “old soul”. This is her second tour of duty in DROH’s care. She came to DROH pregnant with several adorable puppi...read more about Heather "Liebchen" Green
  Kokomo Sands
Kokomo is a SPECIAL NEEDS dog.  He will need an Angel who is willing to help him overcome the failure of his former human.  His foster ...read more about Kokomo Sands
  Miranda Lambert
Hi! My foster mom calls me Miranda but I’m still learning that is my name. I just love being around hoo-mans and I’m actually looking fo...read more about Miranda Lambert
"Ollie" is a very well-mannered, smart gentleman. He loves go for walks, play fetch and chase squirrels in the backyard. Ollie is very calm ...read more about Hakeem "Julian" Olajuwon
  Honey Well
Can I say she is the perfect dog?! She’s crate trained, potty trained, and super loving. The only time she whines is when she wants me to put he...read more about Honey Well
  Clyde Romphouse
Clyde was fostered with the other dog he was brought in with so would likely do best with another dog or someone who is home quite a bit to spend time...read more about Clyde Romphouse
  Lucy Patrick
Stout and spunky, she'll let you know when its time to eat, go outside, or play.​ She makes quick friends with people and other dogs... as soon ...read more about Lucy Patrick

How You Can Help

DROH is in need of Sponsors, Volunteers, and Fosters. Through your generosity we are able to rescue so many wonderful pups. You can volunteer time or services at an event, sponsor a pup through their journey to mental and physical well-being, or even foster a pup to give someone a temporary home while they search for their forever family.

Application to volunteer

Application to foster