Process FAQ

I work full time can I still adopt a pet from your organization?


Yes, we do adopt out to individuals or families that work full time if you can demonstrate that: 1. You aren't gone for long hours every day due to a staggered work schedule with a partner or family member 2. You work from home 3. Are willing and able to commit to hiring a dog walker Most dachshunds have separation anxiety and therefore will do best in a home with lots of companionship.




How much are adoption fees?


Adoption fees range depending on the dog's age between $295-495. We realize this sounds like a lot, but is only a small fraction of what we spend ensuring each dog is healthy, up to date and cared for.




What happens if the dog I adopt isn't the right fit?


Occassionally, things don't work out and no one is to blame. In the event that things don't work out, we will match you with another dog that better suits your family and vice versa. Our goal is always to have a successful match, which is why we ask you so many questions that may seem a bit personal on both the adoption application and leading up to the meet-and-greet. We will always be transparent about our adoptable dogs and any "quirks" or training opportunities they may have, so each potential adoptive home knows what they should expect.




What does the adoption process involve?


The adoption process begins with an online application. After you have submitted an application, someone will be in touch with you within 48 hours. We may ask you additional follow-up questions and will tell you more about the dog you are interested in. If both parties agree to proceed, we will often set-up a meet-and-greet to see how everyone gets along. After this point, adoption paperwork may be signed.




Do you adopt out to individuals who live in apartments?


Occassionaly we do adopt to individuals who live in apartments if the dog isn't a barker (which is rare but does happen) or is a senior. The reason for this is that we often receive surrender requests from apartment dwellers who are facing eviction due to their dachshund barking during the day when the owners are gone.




Why should I adopt from your organization instead of buying a puppy from a breeder?


We're glad you are taking the time to read this question. There are several reasons why you shouldn't buy a puppy from a breeder: 1. You don't always know what the breeder's home environment is like- You may be unintentionally supporting a puppy mill or backyard breeder. 2. We get lots of purebred dachshunds, some even come with AKC papers 3. Adult dachshunds often come trained or mostly trained.Wouldn't it be nice to skip the chewing and potty traning phases? 4. Pets know when they've been given a second chance at life. Your new rescue dachshund will be eternally grateful for the love and security you give it- and return that love tenfold. You won't regret rescuing your next family pet!





Interior FAQ

What about self-priming paints?


Self-priming paints are not as simple as they appear. We use primers. Oil based on all raw wood. Any grayed wood needs to be sanded back to color as the oxidized wood behaves like dead layers of skin. We need to exfoliate before application, or the paint will not last as long as it otherwise could have. We use acrylic primers on unpainted/badly damaged walls as this seals in any smells and helps solidify any spackle that has been applied to ensure the top coat looks solid and consistent. Self-priming paint only works in situations where there is no dramatic color change or flaws in the wall that require spackle.




Why do some paints boast 1 coat coverage?


Simply put; it's a marketing scheme and has not worked very well in our experience. A simple test you can do is roll a sample of such a paint on a peice of glass or plastic and see if it creates a solid coat.




Are tinted primers important?


Yes, there are many instances where the only way to achieve the desired look and finish requires a single solid top coat. Having a tinted primer makes that high-end goal easier and simpler to get. (and means less overall project time) Otherwise we would often have to prime, then paint a top coat, and then another to get what a tinted primer and one top coat can.




What is your basic Interior Process?


Interior painting is mostly about color and we want you to love your new paint job. We also know the decorating experience is what will make or break the final product. The steps below explain the basic interior process.

  • Furniture or smaller items are removed. Large furniture pieces and remaining items are covered.
  • Floors are covered with specific flooring protection or painter's drop cloths based on product and scope.
  • Hardware e.g. doorknobs and outlet covers, are removed or masked off.
  • Flaking paint is scraped and sanded. Holes, dents, and cracks are patched with spackle.
  • Cracks in corners, baseboard, and moldings are caulked.
  • Repaired areas are sanded smooth and primed.





Price FAQ

I work full time can I still adopt a pet from your organization?


Yes, we do adopt out to individuals or families that work full time if you can demonstrate that: 1. You aren't gone for long hours every day due to a staggered work schedule with a partner or family member 2. You work from home 3. Are willing and able to commit to hiring a dog walker Most dachshunds have separation anxiety and therefore will do best in a home with lots of companionship.




How much are adoption fees?


Adoption fees range depending on the dog's age between $295-495. We realize this sounds like a lot, but is only a small fraction of what we spend ensuring each dog is healthy, up to date and cared for.




What happens if the dog I adopt isn't the right fit?


Occassionally, things don't work out and no one is to blame. In the event that things don't work out, we will match you with another dog that better suits your family and vice versa. Our goal is always to have a successful match, which is why we ask you so many questions that may seem a bit personal on both the adoption application and leading up to the meet-and-greet. We will always be transparent about our adoptable dogs and any "quirks" or training opportunities they may have, so each potential adoptive home knows what they should expect.




What does the adoption process involve?


The adoption process begins with an online application. After you have submitted an application, someone will be in touch with you within 48 hours. We may ask you additional follow-up questions and will tell you more about the dog you are interested in. If both parties agree to proceed, we will often set-up a meet-and-greet to see how everyone gets along. After this point, adoption paperwork may be signed.




Do you adopt out to individuals who live in apartments?


Occassionaly we do adopt to individuals who live in apartments if the dog isn't a barker (which is rare but does happen) or is a senior. The reason for this is that we often receive surrender requests from apartment dwellers who are facing eviction due to their dachshund barking during the day when the owners are gone.




Why should I adopt from your organization instead of buying a puppy from a breeder?


We're glad you are taking the time to read this question. There are several reasons why you shouldn't buy a puppy from a breeder: 1. You don't always know what the breeder's home environment is like- You may be unintentionally supporting a puppy mill or backyard breeder. 2. We get lots of purebred dachshunds, some even come with AKC papers 3. Adult dachshunds often come trained or mostly trained.Wouldn't it be nice to skip the chewing and potty traning phases? 4. Pets know when they've been given a second chance at life. Your new rescue dachshund will be eternally grateful for the love and security you give it- and return that love tenfold. You won't regret rescuing your next family pet!