Adoptable Dachshunds - Southern California

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Mary Jane
Age: 7 year 
Color: Wild Boar
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

When we rescued Mary Jane out of the Baldwin Park shelter in May of 2012, we had only previously seen her picture and thought she looked beautiful.  But as it turns out, not only is she beautiful to look at, she had a heart of gold and kisses as sweet as honey.  Mary Jane was adopted in July of 2012.  Recently, her family welcomed their first grandchild.  At first everything was fine, but when the infant became a toddler, everything fell apart.  Mary Jane does not like to be poked, prodded, pinched, pulled or generally harassed by the baby and she snapped at him.  (No damage done.) But the new grandma and grandpa felt that Mary Jane needed a toddler-free home, and returned her to SCDR to find a better one.

Mary Jane is a "Super Sized" dachshund.  Her heritage appears to be Dachshund and Bassett Hound.  She is very long and low. She loves the other dachshunds in her foster home, and plays well with them.  She loves to give kisses and cuddle in any available lap.  She likes to sleep in the big bed, under the covers, up close and personal.  She also enjoys lots of petting and belly rubs.

Mary Jane is reliably house trained.  She walks well on a leash and loves rides in the car.  She will steal your heart.  She is safe with children over 8 years old.  She is not good with babies or toddlers.  We don’t know how she is with cats.  Mary Jane is a wonderful family companion.  She is extremely intelligent as well as affectionate.  If you desire the love and admiration of the standard sized dachshund, Mary Jane is your dream come true.

Mary Jane is healthy, her vaccines are up-to-date, and she’s microchipped.  Her coat is lush and sparkles in the sunshine.  She has had a dental and her teeth are so white, you will need sunglasses to look at her smile.  Needless to say, we think Mary Jane is fabulous.

If you love the standard sized dachshunds and can provide a loving home for Mary Jane, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Mary Jane is $175.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Gia is only $100.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Lucy is $200.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Sandy is $200.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Nellie is $200.00.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Daisy is only $125.00.

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Gordon is $200.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Lina is $175.00.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: 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: 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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Summer is $250.00.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Shorty is only $100.00.

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