Saving the world ... one dachshund at a time!
1236 Hatcher Court Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 409-3100


Thank you for your interest in adopting a K Kids dachshund. Here’s how it works:

1. Look over our available dogs to see if there is one who stands out from all the rest. If you’re willing to consider a second or third choice, take note of those as well.

2. Fill out the adoption application at or click here.

3. K Kids will process your application and check your references. Your K Kids point of contact may call you to discuss your application.

4. Your K Kids contact will call you to schedule a home visit.  Note: All residents of your home, including children and all current pets, must be present for the home visit.

5. Your K Kids contact or another K Kids volunteer will conduct your home visit.

6. Your K Kids contact will call you to let you know whether you have been matched with a dachshund.

7: Your K Kids contact will then collect the adoption fee and prepare the adoption agreement.

8: Congratulations!  Your K Kids contact will call you to schedule a time when you can pick up your new dachshund from their foster home.


Less than 2 years old $400
2-10 years old $300
10+ years $200
Special needs medical condition $200
Senior-to-senior (adopter is 65+ and dog is 10+) $150

What does my dachshund’s adoption fee cover?

  1. Initial general check-up
  2. Spay or neuter
  3. Rabies vaccination (1 or 3 years)
  4. Distemper combo vaccination (for parvovirus, parainfluenza, distemper, hepatitis, etc. Leptospirosis may be included at the veterinarian’s discretion.)
  5. De-worming and/or fecal
  6. Screening and treatment for heart worm disease and the three tick-borne diseases (lyme, ehrlichia and anaplasma)
  7. Monthly heart worm preventative while in foster care; we require the adopter to continue this.
  8. Flea treatment
  9. Dental treatment if needed
  10. Other surgeries if needed
  11. Microchip

The bottom line:

Adoption fees do not cover the cost of your dachshund’s medical care and microchip. All K Kid rescues, fosters and adoptions are subsidized by the generous donations of our supporters.

If you’d like to help out with a donation, click here.

Last Updated: 9/23/2023 5:56 PM
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