Adopt a Dachshund (short coat)

Dachshund (short coat) Dog

Starr the Dog needs a home

Hi … my name is Starr and here are some things you need to know about me:

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2000 (yes she is a super amazing senior)

Weight/size: ~25 lbs

Housebroken:  YES

Crate trained:  YES (although she is really not a huge fan of the crate)

Personality:  independent, sweet, easy-going, happy        

Energy level:  low

Fenced yard required?:   YES  (she likes to wander and she doesn’t see or hear well)

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES

Obedience training:  NO … she thinks she has earned the right to do as she pleases!

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   NO but we will provide microchip

Social with other dogs:  YES

Social with cats: Has not been with cats in foster home.  We think she would ignore them.

Good with children:  We think she would be fine with children who would be respectful of her age and her not-so-good hearing and eyesight.

Adoption donation:  $75

Starr is just absolutely the sweetest dachshund little old lady ever and she is looking for her perfect retirement home.  Due to health issues with her owner, Starr was surrendered, and she is an absolute joy in her foster family.  Other than some diminished eyesight and hearing (which could just be typical dachshund ‘selective hearing’) it is hard to believe that she could be 15 years old.  She doesn’t act like it at all.  She can, however, hear a food bowl or a treat bag from across the yard!  And she can come running … or at least speed waddle!  She came to us with a fatty tumor, but her vet has been watching it and says nothing needs to be done about it at this time.

Starr doesn’t get on the furniture or up in your lap, but she is always happy to get a pet, a snuggle or a belly rub when she is on the floor.  She loves soft, cushy dog beds, and she hates it if she can’t find her people.  She will bark until someone pays attention to her!  She is just perfect!

If you think Starr might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.

When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet-and-greet to see if Starr picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.

Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Dachshund (short coat)
  • Size: Medium
  • Gender: Female
  • State: Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 24104
As of 7/17/2024 Starr is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Starr is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Starr at All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

If Starr is not the right pet for your family you can still adopt a pet.

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