Adoptable Dachshunds - Southern California

All of our dachshunds are waiting for a forever home! Listed below are the dachshunds we have available for adoption. Please contact us to get more info!

Name: Queenie
Age: 7 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

Queenie was picked up stray and taken to the Lompoc animal shelter (part of the Santa Barbara County shelter system).  She had a microchip, and when her people were finally located, they said they didn’t want her back.  She waited and waited, but no one came for her.  Luckily, a volunteer at the shelter contacted SCDR and asked if we had room for Queenie.  So, after being in the shelter for over 7 weeks, Queenie came to a foster home at SCDR.  The picture above is Queenie on the ride to her new foster home from the shelter.  See the sparkles in her eyes and the smile on her face?  We are thrilled to know we put them there.

An extremely beautiful girl, Queenie is very loving and affectionate with people. She has an “alpha” personality and wants to be “only dog” in the household.  She would learn to be civil if the other dog was male and a larger breed.  She enjoys going for walks and car rides.  Her most favorite thing is cuddling with her person and getting belly rubs.  Of course, Queenie sleeps in the big bed as she feels this is how it should always be. 

Queenie needs a home with someone who can give her lots of attention.  She loves going for rides, so if you enjoy traveling in your R.V., Queenie is ready to come along.  Retirees are encouraged to apply for her.  All she needs is a lap to sit in and she’s a happy little camper.  We don’t know how she would be around cats, but due to her alpha personality, we feel she will be happiest in a home that does not have a cat or other small furry critters.  A family with children over 8 years old would be OK though.

Queenie’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s been microchipped, and her teeth are not dirty at all.  In our opinion, she is a treasure.  If you are interested in Queenie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Queenie is $175.00.

Name: Gia 3070
Age:  10 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Spayed/Female
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Gia came onto rescue in October 2013 at 9 years old, because her owner, at 94 years, fell and broke her hip, leaving no one to care for her.  When a kindly gentleman was approached in a parking lot by two other elderly ladies who had Gia with them, they said they had to “get rid of her” by the days end or she would go to a shelter.  He gladly took the little scared Gia home with him and contacted SCDR, and of course we were touched by his kindness and Gias’ sweet little face.

Gia was adopted in November 2013 by another senior lady (84 yrs), and 8 months later, she also fell and broke her hip, and can no longer care for herself or poor Gia.  So now Gia is back with our rescue looking for yet another loving home.

Gia is so easy going, quiet, gentle and loving.  She will sit quietly in a corner of the kitchen, watching and observing the activities in her foster home.  She will sneak under your chair or outside to enjoy the sun’s rays.  We suspect that Gia did not have much fun as a puppy, or young adult as she does not play with any toys, or chase a ball.  Time and a loving family may change all of that.

Gia really gets excited when she sees her leash, and she enjoys a fast-paced walk.  She also enjoys a car ride.  She loves to cuddle with you, and is not shy about giving tiny little butterfly kisses.  She does not pester you to pick her up, but if you do, and sit on the couch together, she will not leave until you put her down again.  

She is slightly overweight, and we are working to slim her down a bit.  Gia is not a picky eater, nor does she gulp her food down.  Gia would make a great companion as an “only dog”, but we believe she would also do well with a fellow doxie as a companion.  She is not jealous, just sweet.

Gia deserves a great new life and we will do whatever it takes to give it to her.  Applicants need to be no older than 75.  If you are looking for love, now is the time with Gia. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dena, at 562-694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Gia is only $100.00

Name: Tippi 3309
Age: 1 year
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Micro Mini – 7 lbs.

When Tippi was about 6 months old, someone dropped her into a stranger’s back yard.  They were unable to keep her, so a wonderful neighbor agreed to take her in.   They already had three dogs (the legal limit), and could not keep a fourth.  They tried for a few months to find Tippi’s owners, but all efforts failed.  We were delighted to help when asked to find Tippi a forever home.

Tippi is crate trained, and willingly goes into her crate a night to sleep, although she could become your “bed dog” very easily.  She is getting a crash course in house training.  She has not had any leash training, and adopters would need to invest a little time and effort to teach her proper leash manners.  She is OK on car rides, especially if she has a lap to sit in.  Otherwise, she travels in her crate very well.

Tippi gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and even is safe with their cats as well.  (Most cats are bigger than Tippi anyway.)  She is safe with children over 8 years old and would adore having a couple of little girls to play “dressing up” with her.  She is active and loves to play with toys.  She is affectionate and generous with her kisses.

Tippi’s foster mom reports that she is not afraid of anything, but is not aggressive.  Tippi is a confident little “Chiweenie” girl.  We love the way her ears are positioned to catch every sound.  Her eyes dance with anticipation with every new person she meets.  She is a darling little sweetheart.

Do you live in a two-story home?  Tippi would be perfect for your family.  Her legs are slightly taller than the average dachshund’s making going up and down stairs a non-issue.  She has the best parts of the dachshund – the long body and floppy ears – combined with the slightly taller legs of the chihuahua.  We love holding and petting her.

Tippi is healthy.  Her vaccines are right up-to-date, and she is microdhipped.  If you are interested in Tippi, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Tippi is $300.00.

Name:  Tootsie  3226
Age:  10 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Tootsie’s owner died the end of January.  The family didn’t want her and left her in the empty house.  A neighbor took her in and contacted the family.  Weeks passed, and no one came to get her.  So she contacted SCDR and we gave Tootsie a place to stay until the right family comes along for her.

Tootsie is absolutely devoted to her people, and very loving.  She is a wonderful little companion dog.  She wants to go everywhere and do everything with her people.  She is extremely polite and well-behaved, so taking her out in public is a pleasure.  She LOVES walks, though she is one of those dogs who is far more interested in exploring and sniffing every blade of grass, than in actually making significant forward progress.  So what?  It’s good to stop and smell the flowers. 

Tootsie loves to cuddle with her people while they watch television or read, snooze in that patch of sun on the living room carpet, and sleep quietly in her crate at night.  She would love to sleep in the big bed and snuggle under the covers too.  She is a perfect couch companion and car-ride buddy, and she will keep you company while you are on your computer.  Overall, Tootsie is totally up for anything her person wants to do. She is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog. 

Tootsie’s vaccines are all up-to-date, she’s microchipped, and she’s had dental care as well.  If you can give Tootsie a loving, quiet home, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The tax-deductible donation for Tootsie is only $100.00.

Name: Lucy  3302
Age: 6 years
Color: Clear Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 10 lbs.

Lucy was an owner-surrender at the Pasadena Humane Society.  We were not told the reason for them leaving her there.  Lucy was shy in the shelter and didn’t “show well”.  Shelters are very scary places, especially for dogs that are mild mannered and sensitive.  Lucky for Lucy, our local representative spotted her, contacted SCDR for help, and obtained the go ahead from PHS to pull her for us.

When Lucy arrived at her foster home, she was very shy.  She needed grooming and bath.  Once those needs were met, she was a different dog.  Happy, friendly, and affectionate are words that come to mind when we think about Lucy.

Lucy is a little princess.  She might have been an “only dog” in her previous home, and wants to be waited upon hand and foot.  She is a good eater and puts herself to bed at night.  She sleeps in a cushy dog bed in the master bedroom.  She loves going for walks and enjoys rides in the car.  She likes to ride in someone’s lap.

Lucy pretty much ignores the other dogs in her foster home.  She appears to have no interest in cats as well.  However, she does prefer women to men for some unknown reason. 

Previous experience with longhaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not mandatory.  Lucy’s long coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so she can look her absolute best.  Families with older children (over 12 years old) or empty-nesters are encouraged to apply for Lucy.  She would be happiest in a home where she can be the center of your universe.  She is house trained and knows how to use a dog door as well.

Lucy is up to date on all her shots and she’s been microchipped.  She is ready to find her forever family.  If you have the type of home Lucy needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email  A home check and adoption application are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Lucy is $200.00.

Name:  Sandy  3230
Age: 7 years
Color: Red 
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

This elegant gentleman is Sandy.  With the help of Joy Brunn of Dachshund Rescue and Placement in Lancaster, CA, we rescued Sandy from the Lancaster shelter back in February 2014.  He was marked for death when his owners turned him in to the shelter because he had a back injury.  He was only there for a few hours, just long enough to process in and for Joy to bail him out immediately.  She then sacrificed her entire day to driving from Lancaster to La Habra and back just to make sure he got to capable hands.

It took several weeks of dedicated care to get Sandy back on his feet again.  Now he is good as new!  Crate rest, medication, physical therapy, plus the watchful eye of Dr. Howe at Sunny Hills Animal Hospital was all that was needed to remedy a potentially serious problem.  He is good as new again, with not even a limp to show that anything had been wrong.  He’s made a full recovery.

Sandy is very handsome.  He has a friendly disposition and has been described as a “great dog” by all who have met him.  He would be an awesome dog for a retired couple or for dachshund-savvy “empty nesters”.  We are looking for someone who works from home or can take their dog to work.  Sandy would not be a good candidate to be an “only dog”.  He wants someone around most of the time.  He would not be a good apartment or condo dog.  He would definitely have objections to neighbors in close proximity, and his bark is substantially loud.  He has been described as a wonderful watch dog.

Sandy is house trained and obeys the command “hurry up, go potty”.  He needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs and just a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for him to navigate in and out the door.  He cannot do stairs at all. He is also loves going for short walks, and is a good boy in the car as well.  Sandy is crate trained, but much prefers to sleep on his cushy dog bed in the master bedroom rather than being kenneled at night. 

Sandy is good with older children, but he is not good with cats.  He is a wonderful boy who worships his mama.  He also loves to cuddle on the sofa and have his belly rubbed.  Along with all these wonderful qualities, Sandy also has soulful eyes.  He gives amazing kisses, and he loves to be cuddled and wants to be the center of someone’s universe. 
Previous experience with longhaired dachshunds is a plus, but not mandatory.  Daily brushing and periodic professional grooming are a must if he is to maintain his long coat and good looks.
Fully vaccinated, healthy and microchipped, Sandy is ready for his new home.  If you can provide the type of loving home Sandy needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required. 

The tax deductible donation for Sandy is $200.00.

Name: Nellie  3305
Age: 6 years
D.O.B.:  12/25/2008
Color: Red Piebald 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size Mini - 11 lbs.

Nellie had been passed around like a hot potato for the past two years.  Her original owner was moving over seas and gave her to neighbors.  When they moved from Oregon to Southern California, they brought Nellie with them, but they soon realized they could not afford to have two dogs, and as Nellie was not theirs to start with, they ran an ad on Craig’s List in an effort to find someone to take her off their hands.  Once we were notified about Nellie, we contacted the owners and they were thrilled to turn her over to rescue. 

Nellie is so beautiful.  She’s well-behaved, playful, a little barky when meeting new people, but settles down quickly.  She soon worms her way into any available lap or follows you around just wanting to be near you.

Nellie gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, and even shares her bedtime crate with any willing partner. She would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  Stay at home moms or folks who work from home would be her ideal home.  She would need a home with a mellow male dachshund if she is to have a canine companion.  Her personality would be overwhelmed by a very dominant dog. 

Nellie is crate trained, and house trained.  She learned how to use the dog door instantly.  She also walks nicely on a leash.  Nellie wants to be wherever her person is and loves to cuddle on the sofa or in the big bed.

Nellie is playful, loving, friendly, knows what she wants and how to get it.  She is very easy to get along with and would be a good choice for a family with gentle older children.  She is safe with a dog savvy cat.  If the cat doesn’t run, she has no interest. 

Nellie is healthy, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations.  Nellie is ready for her new home. If you are interested in Nellie, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Nellie is $200.00.

Name:  Summer  3243
Age: 3.5 years
D.O.B.:  8/20/2010
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

When our Central California representative spotted this little girl in an ad on Craig’s List, she contacted the family and asked if SCDR could be of assistance.  They readily agreed, and within 24 hours, Summer was on her way to a Southern California foster home.  Thanks to several volunteers who helped transport Summer from point A to point B, she made it here in record time.  And oh, what a doll she is!  Summer came to us with a clean bill of health, and fully vaccinated.  We took care of getting her spayed and microchipped.  Her pictures do not do her justice at all.

Summer is crate trained and is 90% house trained, and actually likes going for walks to do her business.  She is quiet, plays with toys, and tries really hard to get along with her fellow foster dogs.  Summer was very shy at first, but never defensive.  Over several weeks she’s been in rescue, she has relaxed a lot and has become very easy to handle.  With a vastly improved diet, she is putting on much needed weight.  (She was way too thin when she got here.)  Summer really wants to sleep in the big bed and be cuddled, but she is making do with sleeping in a crate in the master bedroom for now.  

We are looking for a loving couple or family who wish to lavish attention on Summer.  Loving patience will be required to help her adjust to her new home.  Children must be pre-teens or older, no babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers, or children under 10 years old.

If you are interested in Summer, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Summer is $250.00.

 Name:  Lucy 3262
Age:  8 Years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie– 13 lbs.

Name:  Jake 3261
Age:  8 Years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair 
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.


Jake and Lucy are losing their home through no fault of their own.  Their owner is going through some very serious health issues, and cannot take proper care of them anymore, and he loves them so much, he only wants the best for them.  We agreed to find these two love-birds a home together.

Each of them has their own wonderful personality; Lucy is a gentle, sweet, and affectionate little girl.  Jake is all of that and more.  They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new owner both happy and proud to have this pair.  They are good with children over 6 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well.  We don’t know how they feel about cats.  Don’t let their chronological age deter you.  They are healthy and lively with many more good years ahead of them. 

They walk well on a leash. They enjoy long walks through the neighborhood, smelling and sniffing as they encounter so many new sights.  Both are playful with each other, as well as toys, balls and Nylabones.  They sleep peacefully in their dog-bed at night, curling up side by side until morning. They are reliably house trained, and are learning the doggie door.

Jake and Lucy love to be couch potatoes and will cuddle and snuggle with you as long as you sit there watching television or reading.  Put a dog bed under your computer table, and they will keep your feet warm while you work.  They just want to be wherever you are.

Jake and Lucy are fully vaccinated and microchipped.  All they need is a family to love them for the rest of their lives.

If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email   A home check and an adoption application are required.   

The tax deductible donation for Jake and Lucy is $300.00 for the pair.
They are not available individually.


Name:  Daisy  3266
Ages: 9 years
D.O.B.:  4/15/2005
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

Daisy was rescued from the Santa Barbara shelter seven months after her family left her there.  Shelter personnel could not tell us why she and another doxie were turned in, but they liked them so much, they kept shuffling them around so they would not be put on the list for euthanasia.  Thanks to another rescue group, SCDR was able to get Daisy and another doxie out of the shelter and into foster care.

Daisy is very loving and devoted to her people.  She has an “alpha” personality, and is being very bossy to her fellow foster dogs  For this reason, we feel Daisy will be happiest in a home where she is the only dog and can be the center of someone’s universe.  Retirees or folks who work from home would be best suited for a little girl like Daisy.  At first glance she appears to be a young dachshund, but the give-away is that up close you can see the beginnings of gray on her muzzle.  She definitely doesn’t act her age.

Daisy enjoys going for walks and riding in the car.  She gets very excited when she sees her leash come out.  She loves playing with stuffed toys, especially anything that squeaks or makes a noise.  She is very petite, so any children in the home must be over 8 years old and very gentle.  We don’t know how she is with cats, but we prefer to place her in a home without cats or other small furry creatures.

When meeting new people, Daisy is a little shy at first, but warms up quickly once sees that there may be treats being offered.  If you have a home with stairs, she would be perfect for you.  Stairs are a big issue for most dachshunds, but because Daisy has slightly taller legs, it is a non-issue.

Daisy is getting a refresher course in house training.  She is crate trained and knows the doggy door.  Her vaccinations are up-to-date.  She recently had a full dental, and was also microchipped at that time.  She does not bark excessively, only when appropriate. 

If you can give Daisy the type of home she needs, please contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Daisy is only $125.00.


This doxie is being fostered in the San Diego area.
Name:  Shorty  3265
Ages: 10.5 years
D.O.B.:  10/06/2003
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Shorty was in the Santa Barbara shelter for seven long months.  Shelter personnel could not tell us why he was turned in, but they liked him so much, they kept shuffling him around so he would not be put on the list for euthanasia.  Thanks to another rescue group, SCDR was able to get him out of the shelter and into foster care.

Shorty is very loving and affectionate.  He also gets along very well with his fellow foster dogs.  At first glance, he appears to be a very young dachshund, but the give-away is that up close you can see the beginnings of gray on his muzzle.  He definitely doesn’t act his age.

Shorty enjoys going for walks and riding in the car.  He loves playing with stuffed toys, especially anything that squeaks.  He likes to hang out with the other foster dogs, and occasionally joins in a game of chase, wrestling, or tug-o-war.  Shorty would like a home with another small canine companion.  He would not be happy alone, unless his people were home much of the time.

If you have a home with stairs, Shorty would be perfect for you.  Stairs are a big issue for most dachshunds, but because Shorty has slightly taller legs, it is a non-issue.  He is safe with gentle children over 8 years old.  We don’t know how he is with cats, but we prefer to place him in a home without cats or other small furry creatures.

Shorty is getting a refresher course in house training.  He is crate trained and knows the doggy door.  His vaccinations are up-to-date.  He recently had a full dental, and was also microchipped.  He does not bark excessively, only when appropriate. 

If you can give Shorty the type of home he needs, please contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Shorty is only $100.00.

Name:  Franklin  3306
Age: Approx. 8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size:  Tweenie - 16 lbs.

Franklin was found stray and taken to a vet’s office in Long Beach for care and identification.  Unfortunately, he had neither tags or a microchip.   All efforts to locate his former owner failed after several fruitless weeks.  Recently, a vet tech from this facility contacted SCDR asking for help in finding Franklin a home of his own again.  The vet had taken care of neutering him, gave him all his shots, and a complete dental.  Franklin is better than new!

Franklin is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog.  Franklin is active and in good health.  His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged.  He is not into toys, but does enjoy a nice relaxing chew on his bully stick.

Franklin loves to go for meandering walks, stopping frequently to smell interesting scents and to leave his personal calling card.  He also enjoys riding in the car.  He needs a home where he will be the center of his person’s universe.  Visiting grandchildren over 8 years old are safe with Franklin (with parental supervision of course).  He gets along with other small dogs and is fine with cats.  (That’s a really big plus.)  Cat-safe dachshunds are a rare commodity.

Franklin’s foster mom writes:  “He is a very sweet little guy, who just follows you around and wags his tail all day long!  He gets along great with other dogs (both male and female) of all sizes and temperaments (doesn't mind if the other dog wants to be dominant).  He also gets along great with cats. His only fault that I have noticed is that he seems to be a little possessive over things like bully sticks or just something he deems very important.  He will growl a little if you try to take it away.  However I don't feel that it would go any further than a little growl.  He is not food aggressive or mean in any way.”

Franklin is a mellow senior who is very well socially adjusted.  He is crate trained, but prefers to sleep in his little dog bed or on the big bed.  He needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs, because he he has stubby little legs too.  Folks in downstairs apartments or condos are encouraged to apply for Franklin.

Franklin is a treasure. If you are interested in Franklin, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Franklin is only $100.00.

Name: Eve  3295
Age: 6 years 
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
Name: Andre  3294
Age: 6 years 
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 14 lbs.


Andre and Eve are littermates and lifelong companions. They lost they only home they ever knew due to divorce.  We promised their former owner that we would keep them together.

Andre and Eve are crate trained and reliably house trained.  They learned the dog door quickly, and have been using it expertly.  Eve is a little shy and takes a few minutes to warm up to new people. But once she does, she is very sweet and loving.  Andre is more outgoing and loves to sit in his person’s lap and cuddle on the sofa while watching television.  Eve likes to be wherever Andre is.  She is also very affectionate.  They like to go for walks and love going to the park.  Eve enjoys playing with Andre and her toys.  We are looking for a family with children over 8 years old, no babies or toddlers.  We don’t know if they are cat-safe.

Andre and Eve love to run around the house and in the back yard chasing each other.  They love to nap together, but must always be touching, sometimes in very odd positions.  Tush-to-tush is one of their favorite touching positions.  They also give amazing kisses and follow their person everywhere. They are both crate trained and don’t mind spending time together in their crate.  (This is very helpful when traveling.)  They would love to sleep in the big bed with their person.

Their vaccines are up-to-date and they are microchipped.  They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  If you can provide a good home for both Andre and Eve, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email   A home check and adoption application are required.

The adoption fee for Andre and Eve is $325.00 for both.

Name: Foucault  3300
(pronounced Foo-Koh)
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 14 lbs.

Foucault’s previous owners wrote to request we help them find a new home for their dachshund, because he was not adjusting well to having a tiny human in the home.  After seeing Foucault’s pictures, we could not refuse to give him a chance to love a family again. 

Foucault is the perfect doxie for people with an active lifestyle that want to include their dog in their daily activities.  He is house trained, crate trained, and he loves to go for walks.  He enjoys riding in the car.  Foucault does well in a doggy-day-care situation and at the dog park, but is a bit protective of his human when out on a walk and he sees other dogs.  (It’s a leash thing, and with some confidence/trust training, it will go away.)

An extremely handsome boy, Foucault is very loving and devoted.  He wants to be in your lap or by your side as much as possible.  He will do almost anything for treat.  He loves his chew bones, but most regular dog toys are not tough enough for him (not even a Kong).  He loves his crate and will retreat to his little “man cave” when he is feeling grumpy or tired.  He is not safe with cats or other small furry creatures.  Foucault’s previous owner told us that he thinks Foucault wants to be an “only dog”, the center of attention and of your universe.  He did not like sharing his humans.
Foucault is very generous with his affection and always very entertaining.  He will bound through the door and jump back and forth like a bucking bronco when it is time for dinner.  He is also very clever and can sneak into floor-level kitchen cabinets if there is food stored there.  He never does anything halfway -- life is exciting for him!

Foucault is in good health, vaccines are up to date, and he has been microchipped.  If you are interested in Foucault, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Foucault is $200.00.

Name: Bo  3297
Age: 3 years 
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male 
Size: Standard– 29 lbs.

Name: Daisy  3298
Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female 
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

Name: Luke  3299
Age: 3 years 
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male 
Size: Standard – 26 lbs.


Bo, Daisy and Luke are a little family and are all littermates.  Their owner left them with a friend for safe keeping pending the outcome of a trial.  Sadly, the owner was in prison for a year, and when he got out, he no longer wanted his dogs back.  Now they need a permanent home as the friend cannot keep them long-term.  Their owner gave permission for them to go to rescue to find a new home.  They are an adorable loving family.

Bo is the smartest of the three, but he is content with sleeping the day away.  He is the most obedient.

Daisy seems to be in her own little world, and will play by herself in the back yard for hours, but always wants the closest spot to her person to nap.  She will play chase when she feels like it.

Luke thinks he is in charge of the others, but he is the biggest lover of the bunch, always wanting to be in someone’s lap.

They are crate trained, house trained, and know the dog door.  They are trustworthy, being left alone part of the day with run of the condo where they are currently staying.  They love to go for walks and ride nicely in the car.  They are not good with other dogs, and definitely don’t like cats.  They are good with older children (no babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers).

We know that keeping them together in one home is an unrealistic expectation, but Daisy and Luke would like to stay together.  Bo can be an “only dog”.  He needs someone home most of the time.  If you need a new friend, consider Bo, or Daisy and Luke. 

Their vaccines are current and they are very healthy.  If you want to foster or adopt this sweet little family, please complete an adoption application and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  If you can give all three of these siblings a home together, we are offering a substantial discount on their adoption donation.

The tax deductible donation for each of these doxies is $275.00. 
Daisy & Luke are $400.00 for both, $500 for all three.

Name: Gordon  2850
Age: 2 years
Color Black & Tan
Coat Smooth
Sex Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

When we rescued Gordon in 2012, he was just a 6 month old puppy.  He was saved by a Good Samaritan who upon hearing his cries of pain, went down a dank alley in a bad part of town to find three young boys using Gordon as a soccer ball.  (We kid you not!)  She chased the boys away and rushed Gordon to her vet.  He had broken ribs, a concussion, and was very malnourished.  Her call to SCDR was answered immediately, and we took Gordon into our care.  Frankly, we didn’t expect him to survive his injuries.  He spent a week in the hospital and then several weeks at home on crate rest.

It took almost 6 months, but Gordon recovered from most of his injuries.  However, his motor skills were permanently damaged.  Gordon can walk, even run, but he has trouble with coordination.  His bark is not more than a whisper as a result of his injuries.  His favorite game is Wrestle-Mania, and he loves Nylabone chew toys and small non-fuzzy “Chuck-It” rubber balls.
Gordon is great with people and social with the other dogs in his foster home.  He enjoys going out to the backyard and delights in exploring it.  He is crate trained and house trained.  He uses the dog door.  If the door is closed, he will use a piddle pad instead.  He does not like big dogs for reasons known only to him.  We have no idea how he will react to cats.  Gordon requires no special care other than a home with no stairs, and people with compassionate hearts.

The ideal home for Gordon will have the following qualifications:
• A home all on ground-level, OK to have a step or two that can be easily ramped.
• Another comparable-sized dog for play and companionship.  Gordon could also be an “only dog” if his person didn’t work away from home or was gone for long hours.
• Must have a home with a back yard or fenced patio (dog door optional, but preferred).
• Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.

Current on all his vaccines and microchipped, Gordon is finally ready for his new home.  Remember Gordon does not consider himself to be handicapped.  He is physically challenged and meeting that challenge head-on every day.  He has a wonderful zest for life that is contagious.  If you would like to meet/adopt him, please contact Dena at or call 562-694-6868.  An adoption application and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Gordon is $200.00.

Name: Lina  3268
Age: 7 years
Color: Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

We don’t know why Lina ended up in a Los Angeles animal shelter, but we were bombarded with requests from people who begged us to rescue this sweet little Chiweenie girl.  Lina is a perfect little lady and why her people never reclaimed her at the shelter is beyond us.  We suspect her family moved left her behind to fend for herself.  We were delighted to rescue her, especially since one of the interested people offered to be her foster home.

Lina was shy when she first arrived at her new foster home.  Their resident dog was warm and friendly to her, and she started to relax.  She will take a few days to adjust to any new home and a new routine.  She is learning to trust people again.  She is starting to be very loveable and affectionate.  She loves to give kisses.  Check out this little video of sweet Lina.

Lina is crate trained, reliably house trained, and knows how to use a dog door.  She has been through a lot, and despite everything, she is a loving little girl.  She is not a barker, enjoys rolling in the grass, sunning herself, and napping in that patch of sun on the living room carpet.

Lina would be a great dog for a family with older children or for recent retirees who want the consummate “lap dog”.  Lina enjoys going for walks about the neighborhood and making new friends along the way.  We don’t know if she likes cats, but judging by her temperament, we’d say she could learn to get along with them very easily.

Do you live in a two-story home?  Lina would be perfect for your family.  Her legs are slightly taller than the average dachshund’s making going up and down stairs a non-issue.  She has the best parts of the dachshund – the long body and floppy ears – combined with the slightly taller legs of the chihuahua.  Her coat is thick and her tail is lush.  We love holding and petting her.
Lina is healthy.  Her vaccines are right up-to-date, and she has had a complete dental.  She is ready to snuggle with you on your sofa or in the big bed.  If you are interested in Lina, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Lina is $175.00.

Name: Delilah  3260
Age: 3.5 years
Color Black & Tan 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size Mini - 10 lbs.

Delilah somehow ended up being homeless.  The circumstances are bit vague, but we assume someone took her to the vet’s office and never came back for her.  Recently, the vet contacted SCDR and asked if we could assist her in finding a permanent home for Delilah.  We said we would try to help.

Delilah is adorable.  We think she’s a “chiweenie”, but she’s at least 80% doxie.  She has slightly longer legs, so she’d do well in almost any style home, even one with stairs.  Delilah needs a home with people who are very dog-savvy.  She is an absolute cuddle-bug once she gets to know you, but it takes her a while to feel at ease with new people.  For this reason, we are looking for empty-nesters or retirees with much older grandchildren (no young kids period).  To her credit, Delilah gets along great with other dogs (large and small), cats, and even rabbits.

Delilah would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  She’s crate trained and house trained.  Most nights, she sleeps in her crate, but sometimes in the big bed with her foster parents, and snuggles under the covers.

Delilah has learned to walk nicely on a leash using the “Gentle Leader”, but may need more training by her new family.  She needs LOTS of socialization.  She is very afraid of new people and takes a while to warm up.  Bribing her with treats helps, but frankly, she is going to require patience and consistency. 

Delilah is ready for her new home.  She is healthy, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations.  If you are the type of person who likes a challenge and also is willing to put in the time and effort to help Delilah overcome her fears, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Delilah is only $125.00.


Honey  3232
Age:  8 years
Color:  Cream
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie - 13 lbs.

“Honey is my name and sweetness is my Fame.”  Honey is so loving, gives kisses, and is the color of honey, so that is why her foster mom named her Honey.  And as you can see, she has the sweetest little face ever.  Honey is a slight mix, but we didn’t care.  How could we say no to such a sweetie?

Honey arrived to the Madera County Animal Shelter injured.  She had wounds on her back and bruising on her belly. We don’t know how she ended up wounded, but she was possibly attacked by another dog.  Her foster mom gladly offered to foster Honey.  In fact, we had 2 foster people who stepped up to foster her.  It certainly makes it easier to find a foster home when they are oh-so-sweet.

When we took Honey into rescue, we got an appointment for her at our rescue vet in Central CA.  She was prescribed antibiotics for the wounds and she healed up nicely from her injuries.

When Honey first arrived to her foster home, she was afraid of the other small dogs in the foster home, but within days, she realized they meant no harm to her, and she became comfortable around them.  When the foster mom was picking her up from the shelter, she saw a large dog and she was clearly afraid of the large dog.  Who can blame her?  Some of her wounds appeared as though they may have been bite wounds.

Honey happily greets everyone she meets with a wagging tail.  She is also good on a leash and enjoys going for walks.  She is housebroken and she knows how to use a doggy door.  She enjoys sitting on your lap at times or sitting next to you other times.  She likes to sleep in the big bed, but she will also sleep on a dog bed in the bedroom.  She loves people and likes being close to her person.

Honey has only seen one cat while in foster care, and she clearly indicated she did not like the cat, so she needs a cat-free home.

We had Honey spayed, microchipped, fully vaccinated and a minor dental done, so she is all ready for her forever home.

If you are interested in Honey, please fill out the adoption application and contact Janice at

The tax deductible donation for Honey is only $125.00.


Name: Tuscany  3100
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Tweenie – 14 lbs. 

Name: Tazo  3099
Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Chubby Tweenie–20 lbs. 

Tuscany and Tazo’s owner is heartbroken to have to give them up.  She works full-time, is going to school and lives in a condo.  Tuscany and Tazo are unhappy being left for long periods so they have started barking when they are left.  The condo association gave her an ultimatum, either the dogs go or she goes.

If you are a fan of the larger dachshund, Tazo is as handsome as they come. Our Central CA rep met him on two occasions and both times he was very friendly and outgoing with her.  Tazo is cautious with men.  He can be easily won over with treats and soft spoken words.  You just have to be patient and give him the time and space he needs to come around.  His former owner was a single woman and he was not exposed to men very often.  He likes women a lot.  His foster mom reports that he was such a good boy in the waiting room at the vet office recently.  There were lots of other dogs and people, and he was a perfect gentleman.

Tazo loves going for walks although he pulls a bit on the leash.  He would benefit from a weight control program and daily walks.  

Isn’t Tuscany a cute little girl?  Tuscany is very sweet, but she is a bit more reserved when meeting new people.  She hangs back and just lets Tazo get all the attention. Our representative has seen her on 3 occasions and each time she has greeted her very nicely.  Tuscany is good on a leash and she also enjoys going on walks.  Tuscany was also very well behaved in the crowded waiting room at the vet office.

Tuscany and Tazo have both been around visiting older children and were fine.  They have been in their home together for a few years and if possible we would like to keep them together.  Tazo looks to Tuscany as if she were his mother.  They sleep curled up together, and she washes his face and ears periodically.  He just lays there and lets her.  They are healthy, microchipped, and fully vaccinated.  We had Tuscany’s teeth cleaned recently and an umbilical hernia repaired at the same time.

If you can give Tuscany and Tazo a home, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email A home check and an adoption application are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Tuscany & Tazo is $275.00 for the pair.

Name: Heidi  3253
Age: 14 years
D.O.B.:  12/06/1999
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Small Standard - 17 lbs.

When a family adopts a doxie from SCDR, we offer a guarantee that the dog will have a real home for life, either with the people adopting the dog or with SCDR.  It is our promise to the dog.  Heidi is a prime example of how the guarantee works.  Heidi and her sister, Missy, were adopted from SCDR back in October of 2009.  They were spritely 9-year-olds.  Their adopter was a 76 year old gentleman and well within the age parameters for adopting a middle-aged dog.  But now, 5 years later, sister Missy crossed over to Rainbow Bridge, and just a few weeks later, their adopter suddenly passed away.  We did not hesitate to take Heidi back under our protection. Heidi is very confused as to where her sister is and why she is back with SCDR and not in her own home anymore. 
Heidi is a small standard or large tweenie doxie.  She needs a quiet home with someone who can take her for leisurely walks, and has a grassy yard for her to enjoy exploring.  She is house trained, crate trained, and with some encouragement, Heidi goes in and out the dog door on her own.  She rarely barks.  Her greatest pleasure seems to be napping in that patch of sunshine on the carpet.  Heidi is an easy dog.

Although Heidi is a senior, she would love to be your new best friend.  She has so much love to give.  Her age is not a factor.  At night, she likes to sleep in her cushy dog bed, under her blanket of course.  Heidi is used to living with a senior citizen and would not do well in a home with lots of activity and children.  Visiting grandkids would be OK if they are supervised.  She would love to have another canine companion to share her dog bed and blanket.

Heidi’s vaccinations are all up-to-date, she’s microchipped, and she recently had a dental cleaning.  Despite everything, she was well cared-for until her return to rescue.  If you are interested in Heidi, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The adoption fee for Heidi is a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR.

Name: Fritz  3255
Age: 10 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Fritz’s owner became homeless and asked a friend to watch his dog while he got his life back on track.  The guy ended up living in his car, and then he disappeared all together.  Efforts to locate Fritz’s owner were unsuccessful, and after 3 months, it became clear Fritz had been abandoned.  Unfortunately, Fritz’s caregiver had a much bigger and younger dog as well, and he worried that Fritz would be seriously injured by the playful large dog.  So, with the help of a friend, he contacted SCDR and we agreed to help Fritz find a safe and loving home for rest of his life.

Fritz is the perfect doxie for someone who works from home or is a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of a loving senior dog.  His fur is soft and silky.  He loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged.  He is house trained, crate trained, and he knows the dog door.  He loves to go for walks and enjoys riding in the car.  Fritz does not seem to have a preference for men or women.  Both are fine, especially if you have treats to share with him.  Respectful, gentle children over 8 years old would be OK with Fritz.  Visiting grandchildren should always be supervised.  We were told that Fritz liked to “investigate” the resident cat in his former home, but he never harmed it.  Basically, they learned to ignore each other.  In his foster home, there are several cats, and he is totally oblivious to them, basically he couldn’t care less.  He is very safe with cats.

An extremely handsome boy, Fritz is very loving and devoted.  He wants to be in your lap or by your side as much as possible.  Fritz needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs and just a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for him to navigate in and out the door.  At his age, stairs are just out of the question anyway.  Fritz loves his little bed and loves to snuggle in his blanket.  Fritz is a very easy dog.

Fritz is in good health, vaccines are up to date, his dental issues have been resolved, and he has been microchipped.  If you are interested in Fritz, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Fritz is a modest $100.00.


 Name: Sonny Bono  3035
Age: 2 years 
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Name: Ray Charles  3036
Age: 1 year 
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Sonny and Ray are very well socialized and enjoy playing with their fellow foster dogs.  The brothers truly love each other and are closely bonded.  It was a surprise when their foster mom realized that Ray was 90% blind.  Obviously, Ray considers this a minor inconvenience and had everyone fooled for the first few days in his foster home.  He simply follows Sonny everywhere and uses his nose and ears to “see” where he is.  He even used the dog door flawlessly, learned the layout of the house, where the water bowl is, and which way to turn to go down the dog ramp to the back yard when going outside to do his business.  Big brother Sonny is never far away; always ready to guide his little brother should he need help. 

The brothers are 100% house trained and crate trained.  They share a large crate at night and enjoy having fellow foster siblings join them too.  They love to be held and cuddled, and they are not shy about asking for hugs and belly rubs.  The reason these two boys wear chains for collars is that they chew each other’s collar.  It’s a game to them, but after replacing their collars several times, their foster mom gave up and replaced them with indestructible chains. 

Sonny and Ray need a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious danger for a blind dog.  No in-ground spa/pools or Koi fish ponds either.  They are not apartment dogs as they need a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue their good potty habits.  The boys are safe with older children, and their foster mom reports that they have no issues with her two cats.

They are current on shots, very healthy, microchipped.  If you can provide a good home for both of them, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Sonny and Ray is $300.00 together.
They are not available separately, please don't ask.

Name:  Abraham  3221
Age:  8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered 
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Abraham is a loving and loyal companion, but his owner had to change her living arrangements.  She moved in with someone who has two dogs that are not dachshunds.  Abraham was fine with one of them, but absolutely disliked the other.  He became stressed out and unhappy, prompting his owner to contact us to find Abraham a better arrangement in a home preferably with another dachshund. 

Isn’t Abraham handsome?  Look at those short legs and chubby doxie feet.  Don’t let his white face fool you.  Abraham is only middle-aged and has lots of active years ahead of him.  Abraham is reliably house trained, crate trained, and dog-door savvy.  He is good on a leash and loves long walks.  He is well-behaved on car-rides.  He is a very good watch dog and will alert his family if someone is at the door.  Abraham loves playing with his toys or just chilling out on the sofa while you read or watch TV. 

The ideal family for Abraham would be empty-nesters or who have children over 10 years old, live in a single level home, and have another mellow dachshund for play and companionship.  Have an RV?  Abraham is packed and ready to join you on the road.  He is Mr. Congeniality and would welcome meeting your camping friends.  He loves to go camping, and also likes to frolic in the snow like a puppy.  He can also be quite calm and laid-back if the situation warrants it. 

Abraham is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  He is currently sleeping in a plush dog bed, but he really would love to sleep on the big bed with his people.  He is not necessarily a cuddler, but he does like to be close to his people.  Abraham has lived with cats in the past, but has not had one around on a day-to-day basis in a couple of years.  He would probably be OK with a dog-savvy cat who will stand still and not run if Abraham wants to sniff him.  

If you can provide Abraham with the kind of home he needs, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at An adoption application and home visit are required.

The tax deductible donation for Abraham is only $150.00.

Name: Marcus  3045
Age:  8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth 
Sex:  Neutered Male
Size:  Tweenie - 15 lbs.

In May of 2013, when the call came from the Camarillo Shelter about an older doxie in really bad shape, we had no idea what the situation was, but we knew we had to help.  Marcus was in dire need of help and his little body was like none we had seen before.

From his chin to the tip of his tail, the entire underside of his body, legs, under his legs, his paws, his neck, his feet and even his penis and scrotum he was nothing but black hard skin, so hard it looked like a pair of old leather shoes that were left in the rain, and then sun dried to a hard shoe that was no longer wearable. But, little Marcus still had the “oomph” it took to carry on, how we will never understand.  No little dog or animal should have to go through what he has been through.

So, what was it? Most likely a yeast infection that had been untreated and left to grow and linger for months, perhaps years, we will never know.  We started him on antibiotics, and a balm to coat the hard surfaces, and he did respond, but the condition was harder to control than we initially thought. Our fabulous vet, Dr. Howe, then put him on a regimen of medications, trying one then another to help resolve the problem.  We had a few setbacks, but we believe that he is now on the road to healthy skin and a happy outlook.

Through it all, Marcus has been a true champ. As miserable as he must have been, his spirit has not been broken, nor does he hold a grudge.  He just wants to have a loving forever home.  Marcus must have a grain free diet, so he is eating a sweet potato and fish blend, along with a squirt of fish oil daily to keep his skin smooth and supple.  The Omega 3’s are really making a difference.

Marcus has a big personality, and he is a bit of a grump here and there, so we feel he would be best in a home with adults only, no children, so he can just live in quiet and harmony.  Recent retirees are encouraged to apply.  You must be willing to continue his diet and supplements for Marcus’ lifetime.

Marcus adores going on a walk now that we can actually put a collar on him.  He wears a soft harness for walking about the neighborhood.  He loves his baths, and sits very patiently to get out of the tub.  He does chase squirrels, but he is always wagging his tail at them at the same time.  Marcus loves his toys, and he is obsessed with one at a time.  He has a doxie dressed in a Santa suit that he has carried around almost 24/7 for the last couple of weeks, only letting it out of his sight to eat.  He does not want to share his toy with any other doxie, so most likely he would do best as the “only child” in the house.

Marcus has many good years ahead of him, and only wants what all doxies want, his own forever home.  If you are willing to give a humble doxie a home for the New Year, let it be Marcus, he will love you forever.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Marcus is only $100.00.


Name: Harvey  3209
Age: 7 years
Color: Black
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male Neutered 
Size: Standard – 36 lbs.

Harvey, a Lab/Dachshund mix, was found stray in Whittier, CA.  He was hungry and exhausted and decided to rest under the rose bushes in front of a house on a quiet street.  When the homeowner returned from shopping, she found Harvey waiting for her.  His wagging tail and soulful eyes touch her heart.  She gave him water and food.  He had no collar or tags, so she took him to her vet and had him scanned for a microchip.  Nothing.  Then she walked him around the neighborhood asking everyone she met if they knew who he was or where he lived.  No success.  She would have kept him at her home and continued to look for his people, but her own little dog took great exception to Harvey’s presence, so she contacted SCDR and we agreed to take him into our program.  

You absolutely cannot believe how wonderful Harvey is.  Harvey has the best of both worlds – the calm demeanor and temperament of Lab with the smaller stature of the Dachshund.  Harvey would be perfect for condo or apartment dwellers that fancy the Lab breed, but need a smaller dog to comply with residential restrictions.  With some training, he’d make a fabulous “therapy dog”. 


Initally, Harvey is cautious around strangers, but warms up quickly, especially if there may be a treat in the offing.  He is quiet, well behaved, and house trained.  He loves long walks, and he enjoys the dog-park.  The longer Harvey is in his foster home, the better he is getting.  He is truly an amazing dog.  Harvey gets along with smaller dogs, but unfortunately, he also chases cats, squirrels, and birds.  He is safe around children over 12 years old.  He’s not aggressive, just a big Baby Hughie that could easily knock a small child down in enthusiastic play.

Harvey would like a home with a female dog for companionship if possible.  Folks who work from home or who can take their dog to work would be perfect for him as well.  He is very intelligent and has the potential to be an excellent family dog with people with previous dog experience.  Harvey will be available for adoption after December 21st.

Harvey’s vaccines are now current and he has been neutered and microchipped.  In our opinion, he is a rare treasure.  If you are interested in Harvey, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Harvey is $150.00.

Name: Sparkey  3155
Age: 12 years
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Sparkey is so handsome he will take your breath away.  He stops traffic when out for a walk.  And he is as sweet as a “Double-Stuff Oreo Cookie” too.  Sparkey was turned in by someone at the Castaic Shelter.  No reason was given to us when we inquired about him.  The only thing we can think of is that his original owner died and the family dumped the dogs in the shelter.  It is truly their loss.  Sparkey is one fabulous senior dachshund.

Sparkey is very happy in his new foster home.  He is eating well and is putting on weight.  His coat is now glossy and soft.  Sparkey is good with older, gentle children.  Or he can be in an adults-only home.  He likes to hang out with his mellow foster siblings, but avoids the rough-housing younger ones.  He prefers the company of the sweet-natured female dogs.  We don’t know if he is safe with cats.  He enjoys being held and cuddled.  Just give him a soft blanket and a spot on the sofa to snuggle and he’s a happy little camper. 

Sparkey loves going for leisurely walks and enjoys checking out all the good smells along the way.  He greets strangers with a wagging tail and a look of anticipation of some nice petting or maybe a tasty treat.  Clearly, this boy was well loved in his previous home.  He also has an expectation of sleeping in the big bed with his people, but will settle for a cushy dog bed and soft blanket in the master bedroom.  He’s a prince.  (He has wheedled his way into his foster mom’s bed every night.  He is such a great cuddler.)

Sparkey is current on his vaccines and is microchipped.  He is house trained, but needs to be reminded occasionally to go outside and potty.  He had one indoor accident on his first day; then he figured out the dog door.  We are looking for a family who can give him a lot of attention and lots of love.  He needs a home with a yard and a dog door so he can continue to practice his good potty habits.  Got a downstairs condo with a fenced patio?  Sparkey would make a perfect addition to your family if you don’t have to  work long hours away from home.

If you can provide a good home for Sparkey, please contact Dena at or call 562-694-6868.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The adoption fee for Sparkey is a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR.

Name: Squirt  2823
Age:  7 yrs
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 12 lbs

What a little cutie Squirt is.  He is such a happy boy and his tail is constantly wagging.  Squirt’s story is all too familiar these days.  Squirt’s previous people had to move and Squirt could not go with them, so they contacted us to see if we could help Squirt find a new family.  We happily agreed.

Squirt is living in a foster home with 3 other doxies and he gets along with all of them.  He is an energetic boy who loves to go for walks.  He is good on a leash.  Squirt has been getting a refresher course in house training at his foster home, and he is doing well with his training.  He will need a family who will continue working on his good potty habits. 

Squirt would be happy living with a family that has teenage children.  He would also enjoy living with retirees.  Do you enjoy going on RV trips?  We think Squirt would enjoy going on trips with you too.

Squirt needed a minor dental cleaning which he just had this week.  Squirt is neutered, has been microchipped, and his shots have been brought up-to-date. If you are interested in Squirt, please contact Janice at and complete an adoption application.

The tax deductible donation for Squirt is only $175.00.

Courtesy Listing


Name:  Stanley
Age:  years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Neutered Male 
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Please read the dogs’ entire bio before contacting rescue.

Stanley is a doxie/min-pin mix.  He was found in the dangerous streets of South Los Angeles and turned into the shelter. He managed to survive the public shelter, until his guardian angel came to his rescue.

Stanley is a little guy with a great personality.  He is a great companion to go everywhere with you.  He is calm and quiet, but at the same time engaged and alert.  He is reliably house trained and he rides well in the car, loves to be held or simply hang out near you.  He walks well on the leash and likes other dogs.  Stanley is safe with children 10 years old and up.  We don’t know how he feels about cats.  Check out his cute video.

Stanley is truly a little treasure. He had a dental and a complete vet check up and is very healthy. Come and meet adorable Stanley!  If you are interested in Stanley you may contact Ingrid at or phone 310-480-6030.  An adoption application and a home check are required.

Adoption fees are determined by the rescue group.

Courtesy Listing for Dachshund Paaws Rescue at:

Name:   Fudge
Ages:  10 years
Color:  Black
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.
Name:  Harrison
Ages: 10 years
Color: Black
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie - 14 lbs.

Fudge and Harrison's elderly mom was taken from the home due to an abusive situation.  They were left in the care of someone who treated them very badly.  A wonderful woman who was concerned for their safety contacted us and told us the situation.  With her help they are now safe.  Sadly, these babies are now left homeless and are confused and scared.  They have no idea why their whole world changed one morning.  These sweeties are energetic, loving, get along with dogs and cats.

Fudge is an absolute sweetheart and a total love. Fudge is a mini. She has no teeth, so her tongue hangs out the side of her mouth.  She still loves to give gentle kisses!!  Even with no teeth, she loves her dry food.  We get her senior small bites and she loves it.  She is very healthy and active, but also loves to snuggle under the covers.  Her blood-work came back amazing, and with her new diet of good food, love and care, she SHINES, literally check out her coat!! ,She has the most amazing shiny black coat.  This girl is a lap dog.

Harrison is an absolute sweetheart and a chunky little love bug. He is a beautiful little guy. Harrison weighs a solid 14 pounds, but he could stand to lose a few. With the proper care that he is now getting, he literally SHINES both on the outside and inside! He does have some remaining teeth, and he loves his food very much!!  He does not miss a meal.  He is very active, loves to explore the yard, loves to go for walks, but his favorite spot in next to you.  He loves to run and play outside with the younger dogs, but always makes sure his sister is close by.  He does have a heart murmur, so we are unable to put him under anesthesia for a dental as we hoped.  Even with this, he is quite healthy and has a great activity level.  He has many great years for his family.

Fudge and Harrison are just looking for a loving home to spend the rest of their days loved and cared for.

If you can give Fudge and Harrison a loving home, please contact Tara at  They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  Please complete our adoption application at not the one normally associated with this webpage.

The adoption fee for Fudge and Harrison is just a modest donation to Dachshund Paaws Rescue.

Courtesy Listing for Dachshund Rescue of Lancaster

Name: Heidi
Age: 10 years
Color: Choc. Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: 13 pounds
Micro chipped: Yes
Adoption Fee $100.00

Heidi is a very pretty chocolate dapple girl with the beautiful markings. She has had a lump removed from her hip and her teeth cleaned.  She is a strong willed little girl who just prefers to be left alone.  She would be a great companion for a senior person who just wants a little dog as a companion.  HEIDI has obviously been through a lot so needs time to settle in to a new place and feel comfortable in her new surroundings with new people.  

Name: Faith
Age: 8 years
Color: Red Dbl. Dpl.
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: 16 pounds
Microchipped: Yes
Adoption Fee $225.00

 Faith was rescued from a kill-shelter.  She was very sick with pneumonia when she first went to her foster home.  Now she is feeling much better and is beginning to show her true personality.  She is a shy girl but warms up quickly.  She enjoys petting and belly rubs. Unlike most double dapples, Faith does not have any vision or hearing problems.  Faith is now healthy, up to date on shots, and has had a dental.


If you can provide a good home for any of these wonderful dachshunds, please contact Joy at  or call (661) 943-4888.  An adoption application is required and may be filled out at


Name:  Brooklyn  3241
Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard - 20 lbs.

Brooklyn spent most of her first 7 years as a puppy maker.  One of our volunteers in the Central Valley found her posted on Craigslist.  In the photo in the ad, she was chained up in a dirt field.  Our hearts went out to her and we convinced the owners to release her to us so we could find a wonderful home for her, never to be chained up again.

You would never know that her life has been so tough by the unconditional love she gives every day.  Brooklyn is a sweet girl who loves her humans.  She is her foster mom's shadow.  She is happiest when she is lying next to her mom on the couch getting attention.

Brooklyn currently lives in a foster home with three other dogs (big and small), and she does well with them, but she could easily be an “only dog” as well.  She has not had any issues with the neighborhood cats.  She loves to go for walks and does well on a leash.  She thinks anytime someone goes towards the front door they are certainly going to walk her. 

Brooklyn jumps and prances when it is time to eat.  She loves feeding time!  She was very skinny when she was rescued, but she has gained weight and is now perfect!  She also loves to go for rides in the car, however, she is not very fond of the crate.  She will go in, but she whines and cries.  She sleeps in the big bed with her humans.  Most of the time she likes to be on top on her foster mom's head on the pillows! 

Brooklyn is such an easy dog.  All she wants is love. (We don't think there was much of that in her previous life!).   Her foster mom even considered keeping her, but knows there are many other lives that need saving, and Brooklyn is going to make someone very happy.

Brooklyn is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had a full dental.  If you are interested in Brooklyn, please contact Wendy at or call 559-474-0051.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Brooklyn is only $175.00.


  Ziggy  3301
Age: 2 years
 Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Neutered Male
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Ziggy was purchased by a senior couple.  When the husband past away recently, the wife decided to move out of state, and could not take Ziggy with her.  Luckily, our Central California volunteer learned of Ziggy’s situation, and she was able to get him into our rescue program.  Faster than a jack rabbit, he was whisked down the freeway to our Southern California foster home.  Here he is, ready for a new home and a bright future.

Ziggy is an inquisitive and sweet boy.  Affectionate, gentle and highly intelligent, Ziggy has no issues with anyone.  He loves belly-rubs and to be picked up and cuddled at every opportunity.  He gives amazing kisses.  Ziggy would be a good family dog with gentle older children.  We do know for certain that he is not good with cats.  He doesn’t want to kill them, but he thinks they are something to play with and not in a nice way.  His leash training could use some work, but he is very good in the car.  His house training is coming along nicely and he uses the dog door regularly. 

Ziggy is the consummate lap-dog and enjoys napping in your lap while you work on the computer or watch television.  He enjoys snooping in the back yard, sunning himself, and is learning how to play “fetch” with a tennis ball.  He will chase the tennis ball but has not quite gotten the idea that he has to bring it back to you.  He’ll get there eventually.  He enjoys squeaky toys as well.  Ziggy is so well-behaved, but he is a bit too active and curious to go to work with you at this point.  He needs to be a little older and get some regular obedience training first. 

Previous experience with a longhaired dachshund would be a plus, as Ziggy’s coat needs regular brushing and periodic grooming to look his absolute best.  Ziggy would be happiest in a home where he has an older female dachshund companion to mentor him.  He does come when called by name.  He would be very good in any experienced home or condo. 

Ziggy has been given all his shots and is microchipped.  If you can provide a good home for Ziggy, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The adoption fee for Ziggy is $300.00


 Trudy  3246
Age: 8 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini- 11.5 lbs.

After 8 years of devotion to her family, Trudy’s owners decided they were tired of her, so they took her to their vet and asked him to euthanize her.  The vet had them sign an owner release form, and instead contacted our local SCDR representative to see if we had a place for Trudy.  Of course, we did!  How could we refuse such a lovely little girl?

Trudy is adorable.  We can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want this sweet little girl!  She’s well-behaved, docile, a little shy when meeting new people, but getting more and more outgoing every day.  Trudy walks nicely on a leash and enjoys going for a ride in the car.  She’d be a great RV dog, hardly taking up any space at all.

Trudy gets along great with other dogs, male and female. She would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  She’s crate trained, house trained, and she learned how to use the dog door.  She sleeps in the big bed with her foster parents, and snuggles under the covers.  She doesn’t have any naughty habits.  Trudy is so sweet and will look at you with her big brown eyes hoping to find a way to please you.

Trudy is very easy to get along with and would be a good choice for a family with gentle children over 10 years old.  She is a bit uneasy about being picked up.  Maybe she fell or was dropped in her past?  We don’t know how she would behave around a cat.  Her favorite thing is to nestle in the fluffy throw blankets on the sofa and survey her domain from this vantage point.  You could miss seeing her, if you didn’t know she was there, sitting amongst the blankets, pillows and stuffed animals.

Trudy is ready for her new home.  She is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had a thorough dental cleaning.  If you would like to adopt Trudy, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Trudy is $150.00.


February 17, 2014                                                   May 5, 2014

  Glory  3254
Age:  10 months
Color:  Red Double Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 9 lbs.

Glory was saved thanks to the efforts of Terri Green, Supervising Animal Care Attendant at the County of San Diego, Dept. of Animal Services in Bonita, CA.  When Glory arrived at the shelter in mid-February 2014, her people told the authorities that their 6 month old puppy had been run over by a car, and they could not afford the medical care, so they brought her to the shelter to be put to sleep.  They signed the owner release form and left Glory to her fate.

After several emails and phone calls, transport was arranged.  SCDR’s representatives in San Diego, Katie Earle and Greg Littrell sprung into action.  Katie called the shelter and arranged for pick-up, and Greg drove Glory to meet with Gil Delgado (SCDR VP and transporter).  Glory arrived in La Habra and was safe.

After 7 long days, 2 surgeries, and some post-surgical care and rehabilitation, Glory was once again able to stand and walk a bit, even putting some weight on her broken leg.  Both hips and her leg are put together with plates, screws and wires.  She’s a bionic doxie. 

End of March 2014

It has been 4 months since Glory came into rescue, and she is now ready for a home of her own.  Her body has healed, and except for a slight “hitch in her get-along” from the broken leg, she is 100%.  Glory is crate trained, house trained, loves to be outside exploring the yard, chasing birds, and playing with her fellow foster dogs.  During her recuperation, she has been the surrogate mother to two orphaned puppies.  She is very loving and tolerant of puppy teeth and has been instrumental in helping them learn to be house trained as well.

We are looking for potential adopters with the following attributes:
• Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
• Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
• Another small dog for play and companionship. Glory would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
• A very secure INDOOR place for Glory to be when no one is at home.
• Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
• No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 10 years old.
• A home that is all on one level with no stairs, but maybe a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for Glory to go in and out the door.  She is not allowed to do stairs ever again.

Glory’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped.  In our opinion, she is a treasure.  If you are interested in Glory and have all the qualifications, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Glory is $300.00.

 Donate a Thundershirt!   Adopt a Pet  

Website Builder