Update: Dachshund Puppies Thriving in New Homes

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 9:30am
Update: Dachshund Puppies Thriving in New Homes

Late last month, we shared the story of more than 50 Dachshunds, including adults and puppies, we recovered from a hoarding situation in New York City. We checked in with several of the dogs’ adopters to see how the pups are doing so far, and their replies resulted in a cuteness overload!

BanjoBanjo (formerly known as Ralf)

Adopter: Amalia R.

“Banjo was listed as extremely shy when I received his behavioral report. Upon bringing him into our home with Rhubarb [his dog brother] as a guide, he is a total social butterfly! Rhubarb and Banjo play wonderfully together, and not only has he learned from my teachings, he is learning from Rhubarb! They love to take naps together and drinking water at the same time— it’s so sweet to watch them scurry around together. We love Banjo very much and are so happy to have such a beautiful little puppy added to our family!”

MurphyMurphy (formerly known as Monika)

Adopter: Casey K.

“After meeting with one of the behaviorists, we were introduced to Murphy—she is playful, sweet, curious, and just a really great pup overall. It was love at first sight, and each day we are all falling more in love with her. She is a very happy, playful puppy. Many friends have come to say hello to her, and each day she become more bold and curious with us and her surroundings. She is very relaxed and often will fall asleep on her back and loves having her tummy rubbed. We are deeply grateful that she has come into our lives.”

EmilyEmily (formerly known as Emilie)

Adopter: Nicole D.

“My husband Tom, our 2.5-year-old Dachshund, Eli, and I walked to the ASPCA in hopes of adopting a little brother or sister for Eli. We picked out Emily, as she reminded us a lot of Eli, with the spots on her head and her fuzzy ears.  When the two dogs met, it was clear that this was the start of what would become a long and beautiful friendship. Although Emily is still quite shy around my husband and me, she is learning from Eli, and I know with time, she will come out of her shell and realize all the love that surrounds her.”

DieterMarcel (formerly known as Dieter)

Adopter: Melanie S.

“After losing my childhood pet two years ago—a Lab/Basset mix—I started to really miss the warmth and energy of a dog in my life. I love Dachshunds and was spending all of my free time searching rescue websites. Finally, I heard about the puppies at the ASPCA and ran over. Marcel is adjusting at lightning speed! His first night he stayed in the back of his crate, and shook for several minutes in each new setting. Now, as much as he loves his crate, he comes out to find me to play fetch!”

RoxyRoxy (formerly known as Katja)

Adopter: Nicole A.

“My husband and I have been looking for a dog for a little while now, and when we came across Roxy’s picture online we instantly fell in love. At that moment, we rushed down to the ASPCA and set up a meet and greet with Roxy. She was everything we hoped for and more. Roxy has a great personality, loves to play, and is already our best friend. She is definitely at home and is learning more and more each day. We are so excited to have her be a part of our family.”

HaileyHailey (formerly known as Anja)

Adopter: Brittney H.

I saw Hailey’s picture on Petfinder and fell in love instantly! She is doing excellent! Hailey has an older dog sister named Lola, and they love to play and snuggle together. She does have major separation anxiety, which is completely understandable, but we are working on breaking her out of that. Otherwise, she is doing awesome! I love her!”

CocoCoco (formerly known as Silke)

Adopter:  Maria G.

“I was looking at the ASPCA website on a Friday evening, saw all the puppies and dogs for adoption, and decided to come down to the Adoption Center that Saturday morning.  I came to the ASPCA with my daughter, and we both decided that Silke was the one for us. She has her own room, and she has brought joy and happiness to us both! Silke, whom we have renamed Coco Chanel, has adjusted very well. She's my little superstar. We love and adore her.”

For many more photos of these adorable puppies in their new homes, please visit our special Facebook gallery.

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louise roberts

hello my name is louise i have a 3 yr old dachshund girl poppy and would love to have another as company for poppy and me, i am home all the time and have love to give 24/7. i lost my other girl age 11 last year and both myself and poppy miss her terribly. i can provide a warm caring loving enviroment for any of these little sweetheats and would be grateful if you could consider me for adoption of upto two of these little babies. warm regards louise x

Terri Hines

Where are these babies located ?


What a great follow-up story. Wonderful to see the pups in their new surroundings and to hear from their new families. Sounds like the beautiful, adorable doxies are bringing and receiving lots of sweet, sweet love. Makes me so happy!


Where are these cuties located?

Diane Canterbury

I have noticed many inquiries regarding any pups left and I too am interested....I have two dachshunds of my own; an 11 years old male and a 6 year old female and would love another female if one is available. Please contact me either by email or phone at 614-499-5243. Thank you.


I lost my doxie, Phoebe last year after being together over 13 years. Looking at the pictures of the rescued doxies really touched my heart. I would love to have one of these special dogs again.


Thank you to all of you that saved their lives and gave them a good home.


Very cute and glad these pups were saved, but I wish you'd stop spreading lies and bad PR to reputable dog breeders including show dogs. Unrelated to this post, but it's organizations like you that are corrupting peoples minds into thinking all dog breeders are bad and then slapping the blame of the pets in shelters onto breeders. That is morally wrong and corrupted.


I adore dachshunds. I have two that are like my babies. Both of them are seven years old and have been with us since they were pups. They have so much personality and make wonderful companions, but they are require special care to keep them healthy. Dachshund owners should be prepared to never let their dogs climb stairs; jump on and off couches, beds, or other higher surfaces; and gain too much weight. I would also advise anyone with a dachshund to save up for back surgery "just in case." My dog just had back surgery two weeks ago to correct a calcified disc, and it's expensive. I've seen too many good dachshunds be put down or given up just because the owners couldn't afford the surgery. If you are going to have a dachshund, or any pet for that matter, be prepared financially for the risks that come with it. It may be five or ten years down the road, but if your dachshund needs surgery be prepared to shell out at least $5000.


Those little pups are some real cuties. I'm sure there will be more than enough homes for these babies to move into. Thanks for saving them.