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!


Zeke  3264
Age: 12 weeks
D.O.B.:  1/14/2014
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male 
Size: Micro Mini – 2.5 lbs. and growing

Zeke was purchased from a back yard breeder, but after several days of trying to figure out how to properly care for him with everyone in the family either working full-time and/or going to school, all members of the household agreed that they really should not have gotten a puppy in the first place.  Rather than return him to the breeder (for obvious reasons), they contacted SCDR and we jumped at the chance to find Zeke a new home.

Zeke 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 senior gals are taking turns being his surrogate mother. 

Zeke is nowhere near house trained, and he 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.  Zeke sleeps through the night in his crate, sometimes with a foster sibling, other times, alone.  He is crate trained, but only if he is not crated for more than two or three hours, other than for nighttime sleeping.  He loves to be held and cuddled.  He gives amazing kisses. . . . ahhhhh, puppy-breath.  Heavenly.

The ideal home for Zeke would have the following qualifications:

• 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. He would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
• A very secure INDOOR place for Zeke 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.

Because Zeke is very young and very small, our vet wants him to be a little bigger and a little older (between five and six months of age would be ideal) before undergoing anesthesia.  Therefore, we will be adopting him out with a neuter contract including a refundable deposit.

Zeke is very healthy, has received the first three in the series of vaccines, and has been microchipped.  If you are interested in Zeke, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Zeke is $400.00, plus a $100.00 refundable neuter deposit.


Name:  Shirley  2669
Age:  10 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

We rescued Shirley from the Orange County Shelter in late December 2011, and you’ll forgive the expression, she was “sick as a dog”.  It took several weeks, heavy-duty medication, and lots of T.L.C. to get Shirley well.

Shirley was subsequently adopted by a lovely lady around Valentine’s Day 2012, and up until the present, everything was great.  But sometimes life throws you a curve ball.  And now Shirley had come back to SCDR, as her former owner had to move back in with her mother (no pets allowed). 

Shirley is an absolute love.  If you have a soft spot in your heart for the senior dachshunds, you will fall helplessly in love with Shirley.  All she wants is a cozy bed with a soft blanket, and the unconditional love of someone who will cherish her (and rub her belly) for the rest of her life. Since Shirley is now in very good health, she has quite a few years left.  Are you retired and like to go places in your RV?  Shirley is ready to ride shotgun!

Shirley likes dachshunds, especially the older males, and would not mind sharing a home with one.  She would also be okay as an only-dog.  Shirley is fine with visiting grandchildren over 5 years old.  She would prefer to live with someone who works part-time or from home, or someone who is retired.  We don’t know how she feels about cats.

Shirley is crate trained and house trained, and she knows how to use a doggy door.  She loves exploring the yard, checking behind the bushes and tall plants, or just laying in the grass sunbathing.  Her vaccinations are all up-to-date, and she is microchipped. 

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

The tax deductible donation for Shirley is just $100.00.

Name: Oscar  3263
Age: 8 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Chubby Mini - 13 lbs.

When Oscar’s beloved owner of seven years became ill, rendering her unable to care for her dog, her family moved her to an assisted living facility, and Oscar went to stay with a family member.  When they moved to a new location, Oscar ended up outside all day no matter what the weather, and he was very unhappy.  He went from loved and doted on to almost totally ignored.  Something had to done to remedy the situation.  We agreed to take him into rescue and find Oscar a better home.

Oscar is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted mature dog.  Oscar is active and in good health.  His vaccines are up to date, and he has had regular dental care and cleanings.  His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged. 

Oscar is getting a refresher course in house training.  He loves to go for walks and enjoys riding in the car.  He needs a home where he will be the center of his person’s universe.  Visiting grandchildren of all ages are safe with Oscar (with parental supervision of course) and he gets along fine with other small dogs.  He is making an effort to get along with the resident dog-savvy cat in his foster home.  The cat does not run, so Oscar does not chase.  If you have a calm and dog-savvy cat, Oscar would be a fine house mate.

An extremely handsome boy, Oscar is very well socially adjusted.  He prefers to sleep in his little dog bed in the master bedroom.  He was never allowed on the big bed.  Oscar needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs, because he has very short legs and a long body.  Stairs are just out of the question.

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

The tax-deductible donation for Oscar is only $150.00.

 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: 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: Jake  3216
Age: 13 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Jake and his brother, Elwood, were dumped at the SEACCA shelter shortly after their elderly owner passed away in early January.  No one in the family would take grandpa’s beloved dachshunds.  They languished in the shelter for nearly two weeks, before a volunteer from the shelter contacted SCDR and asked us to take them.  We agreed.  When our representative picked them up at the shelter, he called to say that they were both very sick and was taking them straight to Sunny Hills Animal Hospital for treatment.  Both had bronchitis and pneumonia.  Elwood died the next day, he was the older of the two.  Jake was a bit younger and a bit stronger.  It took two weeks, but he was finally able to come home for Super Bowl Sunday.  

Jake is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog.  Jake is a treasure.  His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged. 

Jake is totally and reliably house trained, and he is dog door savvy.  He loves to go for walks and enjoys riding in the car.  He needs a home where he will be the center of his person’s universe.  Visiting grandchildren of all ages are safe with Jake (with parental supervision of course) and he gets along fine with other small dogs.  He is ambivalent about cats.  If the cat does not run, Jake does not chase.  To be safe, we’d prefer to place him in a home without cats.

An extremely handsome boy, Jake is very well socially adjusted.  He prefers to sleep in his little dog bed in the master bedroom rather than on the big bed.  Jake needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs, because he has very short legs and a long body.  Stairs are just out of the question.
Jake is active and in good health.  His vaccines are up to date, and he has had a complete dental.  He has been microchipped. If you are interested in Jake, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

Jake is available for a modest tax-deductible donation.


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, so he may be OK with a dog-savvy, calm cat.

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.

This dog is being fostered in the San Diego area.
Name:  Dash  3222
Age:  5 years
Color:  Red Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Chubby Mini – 13 lbs.

Dash is an amazingly handsome red dapple boy who was found wandering in a VERY busy intersection in San Diego.  He was taken to the shelter by a Good Samaritan.  Once there, the shelter staff was surprised to learn that Dash is blind, so he is one lucky boy to have been found when he was before he was seriously injured or killed.  When the shelter volunteer contacted us, we didn’t hesitate to jump at the chance to rescue Dash.

Being blind doesn't slow him down one bit - Dash loves to play with the other dachshunds in his foster home and loves his toys.  His hearing and sense of smell are both acute, so as long as the furniture doesn't get moved around, Dash navigates the house just fine.  He loves being caressed and snuggling in his foster mom's lap.

Dash is a bit reactive when he first meets new dogs on-leash, but who can blame him since he can't see them coming?  Off-leash, Dash is fine with other dogs, but he failed the “cat-test” miserably.  Dash was not neutered when he arrived at the shelter and we suspect he may have been a backyard breeding dog, so he's currently undergoing a refresher course in house training - even though he’s blind, he's figured out the doggy door already!  Truly, Dash regards his blindness as a minor inconvenience, and does not let it stand in the way of enjoying his life to the fullest.

Dash is crate trained, but would love to be your “bed dog” if you will let him.  The ideal family for Dash will have the following qualifications:

• Someone at home most of the day, recent retirees or folks who work from home or part-time.
• Previous dachshund experience is a plus, experience with a blind dog is even better.
• Another dog for play and companionship.  He is NOT a good candidate to live with cats.
• A home with no stairs and no unfenced pool or spa at ground level.
• Applicants must be between 30 and 70 years of age.
• No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 10 years old.

Dash is healthy and up to date on all his shots.  He is ready to find his forever family.  If you have the type of home Dash needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email  A home check and adoption application are required.  

The tax deductible donation for Dash is $200.00.

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 $250.00.

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: Rudy  2888
Age: 6 years
D.O.B.:  10/16/2007
Color:  Red Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Rudy came to SCDR a year ago, originally as a patient needing rehabilitation after undergoing back surgery.  He was injured while rough-housing with his family’s bigger, younger dog.  After 8 weeks of TLC, crate rest, medication, and physical therapy, Rudy was ready to go home.  Unfortunately, his family thought it best not to take him back.  They feared he would be reinjured once he and their other dogs resumed playing.  They felt awful about relinquishing ownership, but knew it was what was best for Rudy.  He needs a “dachshunds only” home.

So Rudy stayed with us, and integrated himself with his foster mom’s own dogs.  Rudy not only walks like nothing ever happened to him, he runs.  He runs out the dog door and down the ramp to his favorite potty spot in the back yard.  He is also the social director for all the dachshund fun and joins the rabble rousers when the postal delivery person or trash collectors have the nerve to invade the property.  He also spends his leisurely moments cleaning his siblings’ ears and teeth.  He does a great job as a dental hygienist.  His services are well received by his buddies.

Rudy is house trained and crate trained.  However, when very excited, he can accidently lose control of his bowels.  It’s the only residual condition left by the back injury.  And it is only occasional, not a daily occurrence.  Regular walks and opportunity to relieve himself in an acceptable manner prevent this entirely.

An extremely handsome brindle boy, Rudy is very loving and affectionate.  He gives wonderful kisses.  He would do best in 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 ever again.  Please, no young children for Rudy.  It is not that he is not safe with children, but that they could re-injure him accidentally.  He would also very much enjoy having a mellow dachshund for companionship.  He would not do well in an apartment/condo residence.  There is too much foot-traffic and he will bark.  He really needs canine companionship and would not thrive as an “only dog”. 

Rudy’s vaccines are up-to-date and he has been microchipped.  In our opinion, he is a treasure.  If you have room in your heart and home for Rudy, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Rudy is $175.00.

Name:  Amos  3143
Age:  approx. 10 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.

Imagine this:  You are in a quiet residential area, two young teenage girls are waiting to cross the street on a warm Saturday afternoon in September, when a pick-up truck comes cruising down the street, barely stopping before making a quick right turn at the corner.  At that moment, a small plastic dog crate flies off the back of the truck.  It bounces and tumbles before coming to rest in the middle of the street.  The truck speeds off, totally oblivious of the loss of something from the truck bed.  The pick-up truck is out of sight in seconds.  Inside the crate, the girls discover a small senior, black and tan, male dachshund.  The crate is cracked and broken, but miraculously, the little dachshund inside is unharmed, just a bit shook-up from the incident.  Without hesitation, the girls scoop up what’s left of the crate and the dog and announce to on-lookers that it’s OK, they were going to take the dog home and their mom would help him.

They hurry home with the little dachshund, and their mom knows just what to do.  She contacts the O.C. Shelter.  The attendant tells her that the shelter is really full, and because this little guy is a senior, he would not be adoptable to the public.  He takes down her contact information just in case someone comes looking for the dog.  He then suggests she contact rescues to see if they can take him.  Here’s where we come in.  The mom called SCDR and we agreed to meet the next day. 

So there he was.  A little old boy with no name sitting on our volunteer’s front porch while the family does the paperwork to get him into rescue.  He needed a name.  So his foster mom named him Amos.  It seemed like a good name for a mature dog.  Amos seemed to be partially blind, hard of hearing, and in need serious dental work.  But he survived a nasty fall from a pick-up truck, so he must have a guardian angel looking out for him. 

SCDR checked with the shelter several times to see if anyone reported him missing.  Nothing reported in nearly a month.  We also checked on Craig’s List for lost dog reports. . . . again, nothing.  It boggles the mind how someone can lose a crate with a dog in it and not be calling every shelter or checking the internet for a clue as to where their dog might have ended up.  And we thought we’d heard all the weird stories of how doxies ended up in rescue.  This is a new one for us.  We will add it to the list of bizarre rescue occurrences.

Over the next few weeks, Amos adjusted to being in a new foster home, was seen by the vet, got vaccinated, had a much needed dental cleaning, was microchipped and NEUTERED.  His foster mom says, “He is a delightful little guy who enjoys tootling about the yard, sniffing everything, and making friends with his fellow foster dogs.”  Surprisingly, he is house trained, scratching at the door to go out when nature calls.  Amos is going to make some lucky family very happy. 

Are you retired and need a companion?  Amos is ready to fill the job.  He is good with other dogs, kids, and is totally disinterested in cats.  He is house trained, crate trained, and a good eater.  What more could anyone want?  Do you love the seniors?  This one is especially wonderful.  If you are interested in Amos, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

Amos is adoptable for a modest tax-deductible donation.

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: Josie  3257
Age: 7 months
Color: Red with White Markings
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Back in December, one of SCDR’s volunteers went to the Kern County Animal Shelter to have a look around with the intention of finding a dachshund to foster and subsequently adopt out.  Anyway, as she walked by this one kennel, she saw these two little eyes peering out from under the cot.  She crouched down and called to her and out came running this precious little 3 month old chiweenie.  She was scared to death and it completely broke her heart.  She could not leave her there.  She filled out the paperwork and picked her up as soon as she was released from her stray hold.  It has always been her intention to find Josie a home.

Like most dachshunds, Josie loves lap-time and gives sweet little kisses.  She loves children and is safe with respectful and well-behaved children 5 years old and up.  She loves to play with her human foster brother, chasing him around as they play a game of "tag."  She gets really excited and jumps quite a bit, so they are working on that.  After all, she’s a puppy!

Josie loves to cuddle and snuggle under the blankets.  Her foster family can’t say enough wonderful things about her, but due to already having three other dogs, they can’t keep Josie.  She gets along great with other small dogs.  She wants to chase the neighborhood cats, but she is young and can be taught to “leave it” and learn to get along with a dog-savvy cat.  She loves going for walks.  She is excellent on car rides and loves meeting new people.

Josie is 99% house trained and will stand by the door or come to you when she needs to outside to potty.  She goes into her crate at night for sleeping with no complaints.  She currently shares her crate with another dog.  She would love a home with another playful dog her size to pal around with.  Homes with a few steps inside or outside would be OK (no long flights of stairs), as Josie is only slightly taller than the average dachshund.  Her ideal family will have the following qualifications:

• Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
• Previous dachshund/puppy experience is a plus.
• Another dog for play and companionship. She would even be a good candidate learn to live with cats.
• A very secure INDOOR place for Josie 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 5 years old.

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

The tax deductible donation for Josie is $300.00.

Name:  Jasper  3259
Age:  8 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Neutered Male
Size:  Chubby Mini - 13 lbs.

Jasper came from a good home with people who loved him since he was an 8 week old puppy.  But two babies came along one after the other.  The young parents were totally stressed with a toddler and a newborn at the same time, leaving little attention for Jasper.  So he ended up ignored most of the time.  Jasper was very unhappy.  Luckily, a friend recommended that they contact SCDR to find Jasper a better home with people who will love and cherish him.

Jasper is crate trained and is reliably house trained.  He will even use piddle pads if he needs to be confined to the kitchen for more than 4 hours while you are out of the house.  He is doing great.  No indoor accidents.  He learned the dog door on his first day at his new foster home.  He loves going for walks and is very well behaved in the car.  He loves to sit in any available lap.  He gives tiny kisses and loves to be petted, rolling over for tummy rubs when he is happy. 

Jasper is very loving and wants to be held and cuddled.  He’d love to sleep in the big bed once again with his people, but for now he is sleeping in a crate in the master bedroom.  He gets along well with other dachshunds and would love to have a mature female companion for fun and games.  He likes children and would love a family with children over the age of 5.  We don’t know if he likes cats.  He’s never been exposed to them. 

Jasper is not a barker and would be perfect for condo living, especially if someone is home a lot or he has another dachshund for play and companionship.  No stairs for Jasper, as he has very short legs.  He was a bit stand-offish the first few days in his foster home, but it has passed, and now he is right in the middle of the pack to greet his foster parents when they come home from running brief errands.

If you are interested in Jasper, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or e-mail  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Jasper is $175.00.

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