Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corp that has been rescuing needy dachshunds around Southern, Central and Northern California since 1994! Please help us on our mission to find our rescue's forever homes!
Name: Woofie 3233 Age: 5 years Color: Red Sable Coat: Smooth Sex: Male/Neutered Size: Tweenie/ 18 lbs.
Woofie, previously known as Woody, is one very lucky boy. Woofie ended up as a “stray” in a Central California shelter in early March 2014. We know the people who took him to the shelter saying he was a “stray” were not being honest. How do we know this? Woofie was paralyzed in the back end, yet he had no wounds on his back legs from dragging them. The “finders” said he just appeared on their front porch. Woofie’s chances of leaving the shelter alive were very bleak. There was no other rescue that would have stepped up for him, so our Central California representative put a call to Stephania, a wonderful lady who had previous experience rehabbing a downed dachshund to see if she would be willing again. The answer was a resounding “YES” she would foster Woofie, but only as his rehab-foster to get him up and walking. Our Central California Rep headed straight over to the shelter to get Woofie on what would have been his last day.
We have no idea how long Woofie had been down, but between Stephania’s dedication of daily physical therapy and a local veterinarian who has been doing acupuncture on Woofie for the last 5 months, Woofie is now up and walking. Renee Brewer, DVM, will soon be opening her own practice in Madera, California, called Valley View Veterinary Hospital, loves and adores Woofie.
Now that Woofie is walking it is time for him to move on to a regular foster or adoptive home from his rehab-foster home. We would like to find a home with people that will also be dedicated to this wonderfully sweet boy and would be willing to continue with some strengthening exercises. Woofie has been continuing to build his strength every day. He enjoys daily short walks, and is very good in the car.