It may be surprising to know, but adopting a dachshund puppy is possible. Most breed rescues report that a majority of their rescue dogs come from individual owner surrender, with the most common reasons being a change in lifestyle or the breed not being right for them. This means that there may be many dogs and puppies out there that are looking for a new forever home. The main difference between a breeder and a rescue is that a rescue may not always have young puppies to choose from. The benefit, however, is that most are mandated to only adopt out dogs that have been microchipped and spayed/neutered. This means you may end up with a dog thatís already been housebroken, and doesnít need these common medical procedures. You may also find a dachshund mix that has all the traits you want from the breed, but with a little extra thrown in.