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!

Before - March 2013                                                 Current - September 2014

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, 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 set-backs, he is now on the road to healthy skin and a happy outlook.

Through it all, Marcus has been a real trooper. 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 it has gotten bigger and better in conjunction with his improving health.  However, he can still be a little grumpy at times.  He is best suited for an adults-only home, or a family with teenage children.  He s fine with another small dog (preferably female).  He does not like cats and has made that perfectly clear.  He enjoys his weekly bath, going for daily walks, and looks forward to car-rides every day helping his foster mom drive her son to and from school.


Marcus 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.  Each one is given intense individual attention at one time or another.  He does not want to share his toy with any other doxie, so toy-time should be supervised if the other dog likes toys too.

Marcus has many good years ahead of him, and only wants what all doxies want, his own forever home.  If you are interested in Marcus, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  He will love you forever.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Marcus is only $100.00.

Name:  Ronnie  2976
Age:  11 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Ronnie came into rescue a little over a year ago in Northern California.  He was adopted by a young woman who recently moved to Southern California, and found herself financially unable to continue to have a dog.  We gladly took Ronnie back into rescue to find another loving home

Ronnie moved into his new foster home and adjusted beautifully.  He really likes the other dachshunds.  He is a good eater (always appreciated by foster moms), and takes himself outside to do his business without fail.  Ronnie currently sleeps in the big bed with his people, but is willing to settle for a cushy dog bed and warm fleece blanket in the master bedroom.

Ronnie is an absolute love.  If you have a soft spot in your heart for the senior dachshunds, you will fall helplessly in love with Ronnie.  All he wants is a quiet home, a soft blanket, and the unconditional love of someone who will cherish him (and rub his belly) for the rest of his life.  Ronnie is in very good health and he gives every indication he has quite a few years left. 
Ronnie would not mind sharing a home with another dachshund, female is preferred.  He would also be okay as an “only dog” if his people were not away for long hours every day.  Ronnie is fine with visiting grandchildren over 5 years old.  His foster home has some cats and he has shown no interest in cats.  He would prefer to live with someone who is home most of the time.  He loves going for walks and is a good passenger in the car too.

Ronnie is house trained, and he knows how to use a doggy door.  He loves exploring the yard, checking behind the bushes and tall plants, or just laying in the grass or on the patio sunbathing.  His vaccinations are all up-to-date, and he is microchipped. 

If you can provide a good home for Ronnie, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena (562) 694-6868 or email

A modest tax deductible donation of $100.00 is all we are asking for Ronnie.

Name:  Frank Furder  3361
Age: Approx. 9-10 years
Color:  Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size:  Tweenie - 16 lbs.

Frank was picked up stray and taken to the Madera County Animal Shelter in Central California.  Needless to say, his people never showed up to claim him.  Their loss was our gain!  This handsome boy is as sweet as he is good looking.  We feel blessed to have gotten him.  Thank you to SCDR’s Central California volunteers who made this rescue possible.  (Janice Adams, Talona Thurman, Karan Pursell, and a special thank you to Kathleen Hendron who posted him to Facebook and notified us he needed help.)

Frank is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog.  Frank 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 the doggy lounger on the patio to bask in the sun.

Frank 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 Frank (with parental supervision of course).  He gets along with other small dogs, but we don’t know how he feels about cats.

Frank 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 has stubby little legs too.  Folks in downstairs apartments or condos are encouraged to apply for Frank.

Frank is a treasure.  His vaccines are current, he’s been microchipped, and he had a much needed dental. (He lost 15 teeth!)  If you are interested in Frank, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Frank is only $125.00.

Name: Charlie  3359
Age: 5 mo.
D.O.B.:   5/18/2014
Color:  *Clear Red 
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 3.5 lbs. and growing

Charlie has been passed around like a hot potato.  He was given to someone by a friend who received an eviction notice for having two dogs in a one-pet-only apartment complex.  The new family’s resident dog took great exception to having another dog in the home, so they asked us to find Charlie another home, so he doesn’t get passed around again.  We jumped at the chance to find him a loving home.

Charlie’s coloring is called “Clear Red”.  *This means his body has no black pigment whatsoever.  His nose is pink and toenails light brown.  He has Hazel eyes.  He will need sunscreen on his muzzle to prevent him from getting sunburned if outdoors more than a few minutes.  He would be a great candidate for wearing one of those doggy baseball hats with a brim to shade is eyes and nose when out and about.

Charlie is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  The other dogs in his foster home are helping him learn proper dog-etiquette and the older gals are taking turns being his surrogate mother.  He needs to have a canine companion in his new home, a dog that can mentor him and give him confidence.  He is nowhere near leash trained, and is a bit fretful when riding in the car.

Charlie still needs someone to take him outside every couple of hours and stay out there with him to praise him for a good potty.  He will not truly “get it” until he is about a year old.  Charlie sleeps through the night in a crate in the master bedroom with his surrogate mom, never alone.  He is crate trained, but already begging to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person.  He loves to be held and cuddled.  He gives amazing kisses. . . . ahhhhh, puppy-breath.  Heavenly.

The ideal home for Charlie would have the following qualities:

• 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 dog for play and companionship. He would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
• A very secure INDOOR place for Charlie 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 8 years old.

Charlie is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Charlie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Charlie is $400.00

Name: Penny  3360
Age: 2 years
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 12 lbs.

Penny is an owner-turn-in.  She was originally purchased from a pet store as a baby puppy.  In the two years she was with her owners, she was always afraid of the man of the house.  We don’t know if he was very big and had a deep voice or what caused Penny to be resistant to his advances, but after two years, they family decided that Penny was not going to bond or cease being intimidated by him, so they asked us to find her another home.  We agreed wholeheartedly.

Penny is very social with the other dogs in her foster home as well as her foster mom.  She does not seem to have any issues with her foster dad, but he is very dachshund-savvy, and most dogs like him instantly.  Penny 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 doesn’t have any naughty habits.  She was a bit of a picky-eater the first few days in rescue, but has had a good appetite since then. 

Although she likes sleeping in her dog bed and she goes into her crate without protest, she would really prefer to sleep in the big bed with her person. She is safe with gentle children over 10 years old, especially little girls, but we don’t know how she feels about cats.

Penny walks well on a leash and enjoys car rides, especially if she gets to go the park or the beach.

Healthy, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations, Penny is very ready for her new home. If you would like to adopt Penny, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Penny is $300.00.

Name:  Mugsy 3354
Age:  6 years
Color: Black and Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

Mugsy is a sweet, quiet little boy who only wants to be loved by his person.  We rescued Mugsy from a Central California back yard breeder.  We were able to get both Mugsy and his mate (Nana), so they are no longer breeding.  Mugsy has fathered several litters, and came to us with some battle scars and an upper respiratory infection that needed medical attention.  It took about week in the hospital, but Mugsy is now good as new.  He was neutered as well as had a full dental treatment.  Now he is healthy and ready for a new loving home.

Mugsy is crate trained, 90% house trained, and is well socialized.  He loves going for short walks, and enjoys having another dog to walk with.  We don’t know if he is cat-safe.  He would not do well in a home with people who are gone to work all day.  He needs a quiet home with someone who works from home or is retired and is willing to make sure Mugsy goes outside periodically for potty breaks.  He most enjoys hanging out wherever his people are.

Mugsy deserves a good home with people who are going love and cherish him for the rest of his life.  He would appreciate having a female doxie companion to hang out with, so he is not left alone if his people need to be away from home periodically.  He enjoys cuddling in her person’s lap.  He is good with children over 12 years old, especially little girls.  He really wants to sleep in the big bed with his person, under the covers, but is making do with a comfy mattress and fluffy blanket in a roomy crate with his mate, Nana.  Mugsy is very short.  He needs a home 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. 

Mugsy’s vaccines are now current and he’s been microchipped.  If you can give Mugsy a good home, please contact Dena via email or call (562) 694-6868 An adoption application is required.

The adoption fee for Mugsy is $175.00.

Name: Rose  3249
Age: 18 months
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Rose came to us courtesy of an ad on Craig’s List.  (Thank you to Talona Thurman, SCDR volunteer, for spotting the ad and arranging to take Rose into rescue.)  We have no idea why the family wanted to give her up, but one thing is for sure, Rose is a fantastic girl.

Rose is 100% house trained, and crate trained.  She only barks when appropriate to do so.  She knows how to use the dog door flawlessly.  She is well socialized with the other dogs in her foster home, and is even sharing her bedtime crate with a puppy that needs a surrogate mother.  How sweet is that?  Rose plays with toys and loves running around the back yard chasing birds and squirrels.  We don’t know if she is cat-safe, probably not.

Rose is sweet, and is no longer shy when meeting new people.  In fact she likes to be “front and center” when visitors come to the door.  She likes going for walks, and she loves putting on her vest to go walking or to visit friends and relatives.  She is a fast learner and training is no problem for her.  She would like a home with another dachshund (preferably of the male variety) and a dog door with access to a secure yard.

Rose is not a good candidate for apartment or condo living.  She reacts to outside noise which can be a problem when living in close proximity to your neighbors.  Rose would love to have a home with a family with older children who will play with her.  She needs a family who would like to take her out and about.  Rose is quite social and has definitely overcome her initial shyness and submissive behavior.

Rose’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s had a dental cleaning, and she has been microchipped.  In our opinion, she is a rare jewel.  If you are interested in Rose, please complete our adoption application, and contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868.

The tax deductible donation for Rose is $300.00.

Name: Rosie  
Age: 9 years
D.O.B.:  09/25/2005
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie - 14 lbs.

Rosie’s owner died suddenly at age 65, and Rosie was locked in the house with her body for two days before neighbors investigated why Rosie was barking non-stop.  It was tragic for the family, and devastating for Rosie, because none of the extended family wanted to take her into their home.  Finally, a sister-in-law contacted SCDR, and we opened our doors and hearts to Rosie.

Rosie is good with all the other dogs in her foster home.  She's got a good appetite and we think she's at her ideal weight.  Her former vet graciously sent her records which indicated that Rosie was eating a special diet to prevent bladder stones.  It is obviously working, because Rosie is in excellent health and we were able to easily obtain the food from our own vet as well.

Rosie is crate trained, house trained, and there have been no accidents.  Rosie likes to walk on a leash and knows basic commands – come, sit, stay and go potty.  She's friendly with new people and loves to be in any available lap.  We were told she did not live with cats, so we have no idea how she will react to one.  Rosie sleeps in the big bed with her foster mom.  She is a princess, but a very polite one.  She is not a bed-hog, but simply finds a comfortable spot and stays put all night.  She’s a very good girl. 

Previous experience with longhaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not mandatory.  Rosie’s lovely coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so she can look her absolute best.  Families with older children or recent retirees are encouraged to apply for Rosie.  Applicants must be willing and able to continue Rosie’s prescription food diet in order to keep her healthy.

Rosie is microchipped, up to date on all her shots, has had a dental cleaning.  She is ready to find her forever family.  If you fancy the longhaired dachshund, then Rosie is the girl for you.  Please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868, or email  A home check and adoption application are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Rosie is $150.00.

Name:  Nana  3355
Age:  8 years
Color: Black and Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

Nana is a sweet, quiet little girl who only wants to be loved by her person.  We rescued Nana from a Central California back yard breeder.  We were able to get both Nana and her mate (Mugsy), so they are no longer breeding.  Nana has had several litters, and came to us with open wounds that needed some medical attention.  It took about week in the hospital, but Nana is now good as new.  She was spayed as well as had a full dental treatment.  Now she is healthy and ready for a new loving home.

Nana is crate trained, house trained, and is well socialized.  She loves going for short walks, and enjoys having another dog to walk with.  We don’t know if she is cat-safe.  She would not do well in a home with people who are gone to work all day.  She needs a quiet home with someone who works from home or is retired and is willing to make sure Nana goes outside periodically for potty breaks.  She especially enjoys basking in the sun.

Nana deserves a good home with people who are going love and cherish her for the rest of her life.  She enjoys cuddling in her person’s lap.  She is good with children over 12 years old, especially little girls.  She really wants to sleep in the big bed with her person, under the covers, but is making do with a comfy mattress and fluffy blanket in a roomy crate for now.  Nana is very short.  She needs a home all on one level with no stairs and just a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for her to navigate in and out the door.  

Nana’s vaccines are now current and she’s been microchipped.  If you can give Nana a good home, please contact Dena via email or call (562) 694-6868.  An adoption application is required.

The adoption fee for Nana is $150.00.



 Name: Sonny Bono  3035
Age: 3 years 
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Name: Ray Charles  3036
Age: 2 years 
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Sonny and Ray were found stray, and after two months of unsuccessfully searching for their owner, they were turned over to SCDR to find them a wonderful home together.  For all intents and purposes, Sonny and Ray are brothers.  They are a very closely bonded pair.

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: Kendall  3346
Age:  8 months
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Wirehair
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Name: Jackson  3345
Age:  8 months
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.


These two adorable little Dorkies were born around January 5, 2014.  A Dorkie is a Dachshund/Yorkshire terrier mix.  They are what are called “designer dogs”, super cute and look like wirehair dachshunds with Yorkie coloring.  These two have the best features of both breeds.    Don’t let Jackson’s expression fool you.  He is the more outgoing of the two, but is a bit suspicious of the camera.  Kendall is always smiling and more independent.

Kendall and Jackson were dropped off at a pet supply/grooming shop and the people never came back for them.  After holding on to them for several weeks trying to locate the owner, the shopkeeper contacted SCDR in hopes we could find a home for this adorable pair.  They are available separately if there is another small dog for play and companionship.  They cannot be an “only dog”.

Kendall and Jackson have been spayed/neutered, received all their shots, and are now microchipped.  They are very well socialized, crate trained, doing fabulous on his house training too.  The still need work on leash, but they are very young and very smart.

Because they are still young, they can be trained to get along well with cats and other small pets.  Ideal applicants will need the following qualifications:

• Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms or folks who work from home.
• Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
• Another small dog for play and companionship.
• A very secure INDOOR place for the puppy to be when no one is at home.
• Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
·      No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

If you are interested in Kendall or Jackson or both, please fill out an adoption application and email Dena at or call 562-694-6868.

The tax deductible donation for Kendall or Jackson is $300.00.
Both are $500.00 together.


 Name:  Max  2066
Age:  3 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth 
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Sm. Standard – 20 lbs.

Name:  Millie  2067
Age:  3 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Max and Millie are littermates that came into rescue back in early 2011 as 8 month old puppies.  They were subsequently adopted by a wonderful family who loved them very much, and cherished them.  But sometimes, life has a way of throwing you a curve-ball, and everything changed when an adult family member contracted a serious illness which resulted in diminished time and attention for Max and Millie.  The family felt it was best if Max and Millie returned to rescue to find a better living situation and more love.

These two sweet doxie/min-pins are delightful.  They love the yard, freely running around and exploring everything that moves or makes noise.  They get along with the other doxies in their foster home and often initiate play and games with their foster siblings.  They are not barkers, not hyper, and when indoors, just want to be couch potatoes and hang out with their people.
Max and Millie are very comical at times.  They love to dance on their hind feet for treats, and do that “sit up and beg thing”, because they know it’s cute.  They have sweet adoring eyes that say “please love me”.  They have mastered the doggy door and they are 100% house trained.  We have not seen them potty indoors even once.  They are crate trained and go willing into their crate for nighttime sleeping, or to enjoy a treat or chew toy.

They love to be held and cuddled.  They both love car rides, cuddling under the blankies, and sunning themselves on the patio.  They would love to sleep in the big bed with their people, but will happily accept a comfy crate in the master bedroom.  They would be great for an active family who want to take their dogs everywhere with them.  Is your home a two-story or split level?  No problem, these two can go up and down stairs with ease as they are ever so slightly taller than the average dachshund.

Max and Millie are very healthy, fully vaccinated, and they are microchipped.  If you are interested in Max and Millie, complete our adoption application, and contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check is also required. They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them. 

The adoption fee for Max and Millie is $275.00 for both.

Name:  Dodger  3347
Age: 5 years
Color:  Red Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size:  Tweenie - 15 lbs.

As you can see from his pictures, Dodger is very handsome and has lots of personality.  Dodger was surrendered to rescue, because he was afraid of the family’s in-ground swimming pool and barked incessantly when the family members were enjoying the pool.  He would not go anywhere near the water, but would run around it in a very agitated state until they went back into the house. 

Dodger is as sweet and affectionate as he is good looking.  He gives wonderful kisses.  He prefers human companions to canine ones, but he gets along with all the other foster dogs where he is staying.  He would very much like to have a mellow female companion around for those times when his person has to be away from home. 

Dodger also likes going for walks and he enjoys riding in the car.  He is not good for families with very young children.  Teenagers maybe, but no one under 13 years old.  We don’t know if he would get along with cats.

Dodger is house trained.  If he has a dog door and free access to it, he goes outside to do his business on his own.  He also prefers to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person.  He whimpers all night if he does not sleep in the big bed.  His foster mom is indulging him and enjoying every cuddly minute.

Dodger could be an apartment or condo dog, but he needs a downstairs residence with a dog door and small back yard (or patio) so he can continue his good potty habits.  Dodger has the makings of a perfect lap dog for someone who works from home and does not mind having a dachshund sleeping in their lap while they work at their computer, read, or watch television.  He also likes to perch on the back of the recliner or the sofa to get a good view of the household activities. 

Dodger’s vaccines are up-to-date and he is microchipped.  If you are interested in Dodger, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Dodger is $200.00.

Name: Woofie  3233
Age: 5 years
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie/ 18 lbs.

This doxie is currently located in Fresno.
Transport might be possible depending on your location.

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.

Woofie needs a home that is all one level. No small children that could possibly re-injure Woofie.  He is living with 4 small female dogs, so he would probably enjoy having a female dog for companionship.  He is also living with a cat.  He gets a little excited about the cat, but does not try to harm it.  If the cat doesn’t run, he won’t chase.

Woofie is crate trained, up to date on all of his shots, microchipped.  If you are interested in fostering or adopting Woofie, please contact Janice at

The tax deductible donation to adopt Woofie is only $150.00.

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:  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: 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: 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 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.


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: 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.

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