Name: Woody 3260
Age: 6 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Standard – 19 lbs
Woody is a Dachshund/King Charles Spaniel. He was adopted from a Los Angeles shelter about 5 years ago by a nice young couple. Recently, they discovered that their young son has developed allergies, and therefore, Woody and the family cat had to find new homes. When he arrived in rescue, he was a rotund 23 pounds, but has been put on a low calorie dog food and exercise program by his foster mom, and has been steadily becoming a svelte version of his former self.
Woody is big boy for a dachshund. Kind of like a “Big Baby Hughie” and doesn’t know his own strength. He gets along with other dogs, but be best suited for a companion who is a comparable size to himself, not some tiny, delicate flower of a dog. Actually, he would prefer to be an “only dog”, the center of someone’s universe. On the bright side, he is safe with dog-savvy cats (that don’t run and will stand their ground). If they run, he will chase, but not harm. (Here he is with Penny, the resident cat in his foster home.)
Although Woody came from a home that did not have a dog door, he observed the other dogs in his foster home and learned the dog door in nothing flat. He has been using it like an expert ever since. He is highly intelligent and easily learned to sit for a cookie with just a small amount of coaching.
Woody is house trained, and gets very excited when he sees the leases come out. He loves going for walks and enjoys going to the park near his foster home. He comes when called and sits on command. These are very helpful good behaviors. Woody loves playing with toys too.
Woody is very affectionate with his people and adores being loved on. He wants to be snuggled, cuddled, have his face rubbed, and wants to be up against his person whether they are sitting on the couch reading, watching television, or relaxing in bed. Woody has an expectation of sleeping in the big bed with his people. He even is good about sharing with another dog or the family cat as long as they don’t crowd him.
If you are looking for an easy going, mellow doxie, do not hesitate, Woody is close to perfect. An adoption application and home check are required. Feel free to contact Dena, at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.
The tax deductible donation for Woody is $200.00
|Name: Kendall 3346
Age: 8 months
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
|Name: Jackson 3345
Age: 8 months
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
These two adorable little Dorkies were born around January 5, 2014. A Dorkie is a Dachshund/Yorkshire terrier mix. They are what are called “designer dogs”, super cute and look like wirehair dachshunds with Yorkie coloring. These two have the best features of both breeds. Don’t let Jackson’s expression fool you. He is the more outgoing of the two, but is a bit suspicious of the camera. Kendall is always smiling and more independent.
Kendall and Jackson were dropped off at a pet supply/grooming shop and the people never came back for them. After holding on to them for several weeks trying to locate the owner, the shopkeeper contacted SCDR in hopes we could find a home for this adorable pair. They are available separately if there is another small dog for play and companionship. They cannot be an “only dog”.
Kendall and Jackson have been spayed/neutered, received all their shots, and are now microchipped. They are very well socialized, crate trained, doing fabulous on his house training too. The still need work on leash, but they are very young and very smart.
Because they are still young, they can be trained to get along well with cats and other small pets. Ideal applicants will need the following qualifications:
• Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms or folks who work from home.
• Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
• Another small dog for play and companionship.
• A very secure INDOOR place for the puppy to be when no one is at home.
• Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
· No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.
If you are interested in Kendall or Jackson or both, please fill out an adoption application and email Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call 562-694-6868.
The tax deductible donation for Kendall or Jackson is $300.00.
Both are $500.00 together.
| Name: Max 2066
Age: 3 years
Size: Sm. Standard – 20 lbs.
|Name: Millie 2067
Age: 3 years
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.
Max and Millie are littermates that came into rescue back in early 2011 as 8 month old puppies. They were subsequently adopted by a wonderful family who loved them very much, and cherished them. But sometimes, life has a way of throwing you a curve-ball, and everything changed when an adult family member contracted a serious illness which resulted in diminished time and attention for Max and Millie. The family felt it was best if Max and Millie returned to rescue to find a better living situation and more love.
These two sweet doxie/min-pins are delightful. They love the yard, freely running around and exploring everything that moves or makes noise. They get along with the other doxies in their foster home and often initiate play and games with their foster siblings. They are not barkers, not hyper, and when indoors, just want to be couch potatoes and hang out with their people.
Max and Millie are very comical at times. They love to dance on their hind feet for treats, and do that “sit up and beg thing”, because they know it’s cute. They have sweet adoring eyes that say “please love me”. They have mastered the doggy door and they are 100% house trained. We have not seen them potty indoors even once. They are crate trained and go willing into their crate for nighttime sleeping, or to enjoy a treat or chew toy.
They love to be held and cuddled. They both love car rides, cuddling under the blankies, and sunning themselves on the patio. They would love to sleep in the big bed with their people, but will happily accept a comfy crate in the master bedroom. They would be great for an active family who want to take their dogs everywhere with them. Is your home a two-story or split level? No problem, these two can go up and down stairs with ease as they are ever so slightly taller than the average dachshund.
Max and Millie are very healthy, fully vaccinated, and they are microchipped. If you are interested in Max and Millie, complete our adoption application, and contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check is also required. They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.
The adoption fee for Max and Millie is $275.00 for both.
|Name: Anna 3351
Ages: 12 years
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
Name: Lucy 3252
Ages: 4 years
Size: Mini - 12 lbs.
Anna and Lucy are mother and daughter. They lost their home when their owner passed away recently from cancer. They have been boarded at the vet for weeks. No one in the family is home enough to give them proper care, so SCDR agreed to help find them a new home.
Anna and Lucy are very loving and affectionate with each other. They get along very well with their fellow foster dogs. We feel they will do best in a home without the chaos of children coming and going. They need a quieter home environment. Empty-nesters would be ideal for these adorable girls.
They need a home all on one level, as Lucy did have successful back surgery in the past, and should not be allowed to go up and down stairs. This is preventive maintenance. With proper care, she will remain healthy and active for many more years.
They enjoy going for walks and riding in the car. They get very excited when they see their leashes come out. Their vaccinations are up-to-date, they are healthy, and we made sure both of them are microchipped. Their previous owner took excellent care of them and made sure they had annual dental cleanings.
Anna and Lucy are house trained and crate trained. They sleep in their crate together at night, but would much prefer to sleep in a large dog bed in the master bedroom. Due to their previously owner’s illness, they spent a lot of time at the vet being kenneled, and need a home where this won’t happen so often.
We will consider separating them if you have another dachshund, preferably male, to be a companion. Do you have room in your heart and home for one or both of these sweet babies? If you can give Anna and Lucy the type of home they need, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
Name: Hank 3350
The tax deductible donation for Anna and Lucy is $200 for both together.
Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
Hank lost his home simply because he was unable to tolerate being poked, prodded, pinched, punched, pulled and generally harassed by the resident toddler. When his owners caught the child hitting Hank with a toy truck, they realized it was only a matter of time before Hank would fight back. And with a second baby on the way, it was too overwhelming to try to keep the two separated. So before something really bad happened, they asked SCDR to take Hank into rescue. We gladly accepted.
An extremely gentle boy, Hank is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, but he prefers to sit out the rough-housing. He would do best in a home with a retired person or an adults-only home. He would also very much enjoy having a female companion to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home. He is safe with children over 10 years old, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis. Visiting grandchildren would be OK as long as they are supervised. We have no idea about cats. It is best to err on the side of caution, and say “No cats.”
Hank believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. He adjusted instantly to his new foster home, exploring every nook and cranny, and exiting to the back yard through the dog door, like he’d always lived there. He is reliably house trained and crate trained. He prefers the privacy of his wire crate and cushy fleece lined blanket to the big bed for nighttime sleeping.
Hank enjoys his walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car. His vaccines are up-to-date, he’s healthy, and microchipped. Anyone who adopts Hank is going to be truly blessed. He is one in a million.
If you are interested in Hank, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868. A home check and adoption application are required.
Name: Fred 3349
The tax deductible donation for Hank is $175.00.
Age: 5 years
Color: Clear Red
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
Fred is an aristocrat, and as regal and handsome as a longhaired dachshund can be – like an Irish setter with short legs – and as sweet as honey. Fred’s elderly owner passed away last year, leaving him in the care of her 88 year old boyfriend. Unfortunately, though he tried to keep Fred, he suffered a stroke leaving him incapacitated and angry (maybe Alzheimer’s?). His condition caused him to abuse Fred and even injuring him by kicking and hitting him. The family removed Fred from his care and contacted SCDR to take Fred into our rescue program. We could not get him out of that home fast enough.
Despite everything, Fred is one fabulous dog. He is crate trained, 100% house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent. He prefers to do his business on his twice daily walks, using the back yard for sunning himself and exploring. He is super sweet and loves everyone. He has a million gentle kisses for your face and can't wait to give them to you! He is safe with children over 8 years old, and can be an “only dog” if his people don’t work long hours away from home. He enjoys human company. He is not overly fond of cats, and will chase if they run.
Fred is a huge cuddler! Snuggly and sweet on the sofa and must sleep right next to you in the big bed all night kind of guy. He has many fine attributes including rolling over on his back for belly-rubs readily, being a good eater (always appreciated by foster moms), greets strangers nicely, including very young children, does not bark very much, but when he does, it’s a very loud, protective bark reserved for folks who ring the doorbell. (A potential burglar will think he’s a 100 pound Rottweiler barking.) He quiets on command. He loves going for long walks and rides nicely in the passenger seat of the car. Fred is very well socialized and is a welcome guest in his multi-dog foster home.
As Fred is a longhaired dachshund, previous experience with a longhair is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and grooming to look his absolute best. Fred is very healthy, his vaccines are up to date, has had a dental cleaning, and he is microchipped. Fred is fine for ground-level apartment or condo dwellers, but as his legs are extra short, he should not go up and down stairs or be allowed to jump off the furniture.
If you are interested in Fred, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
Name: Rocko 3348
The tax deductible donation for Fred is $150.00.
Age: 5.5 years
Size: Standard – 21 lbs.
Rocko had the most wonderful home for the past five and a half years. But families change. A baby joined the family a year and a half ago, and up until recently, the baby was fine with Rocko. Unfortunately, the toddler is no longer nice to Rocko. No one has been nipped, but the growling and showing of teeth has increased along with the child’s aggression toward Rocko. Hitting the dog with his toys, as well as grabbing and hurting him have increased in the past few weeks. With a second baby on the way, the family felt it best for all involved to give Rocko an opportunity to have a less stressful, and toddler-free home.
Isn’t Rocko super cute? His picture does not do him justice. He actually has very little gray now, since he has been in foster care. He has those short legs and his big brown “Cleopatra” eyes. (Dark eyeliner around the eyes.) His ears are long and luxurious. Rocko is house trained, crate trained, good on a leash and loves long walks. He is very good in the car, and wants to ride shotgun in someone’s lap so he can see out the window.
Rocko gets along fine with other small dogs. We don’t know how he feels about cats. Rocko is a bit nervous when meeting new people and he is also afraid of loud noises.
Rocko is healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Rocko is currently sleeping in his little dog bed in the master bedroom, but he really would love to sleep in the big bed with his people again. Rocko would be fine in most households, but he needs a family with older children or empty nesters. He is not good with visiting young grandchildren (no one under 10 years old).
If you can provide Rocko with a wonderful home, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home visit are required.
The tax deductible donation for Rocko is $200.00.
Name: Dodger 3347
Age: 5 years
Color: Red Dapple
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.
As you can see from his pictures, Dodger is very handsome and has lots of personality. Dodger was surrendered to rescue, because he was afraid of the family’s in-ground swimming pool and barked incessantly when the family members were enjoying the pool. He would not go anywhere near the water, but would run around it in a very agitated state until they went back into the house.
Dodger is as sweet and affectionate as he is good looking. He gives wonderful kisses. He prefers human companions to canine ones, but he gets along with all the other foster dogs where he is staying. He would very much like to have a mellow female companion around for those times when his person has to be away from home.
Dodger also likes going for walks and he enjoys riding in the car. He is not good for families with very young children. Teenagers maybe, but no one under 13 years old. We don’t know if he would get along with cats.
Dodger is house trained. If he has a dog door and free access to it, he goes outside to do his business on his own. He also prefers to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person. He whimpers all night if he does not sleep in the big bed. His foster mom is indulging him and enjoying every cuddly minute.
Dodger could be an apartment or condo dog, but he needs a downstairs residence with a dog door and small back yard (or patio) so he can continue his good potty habits. Dodger has the makings of a perfect lap dog for someone who works from home and does not mind having a dachshund sleeping in their lap while they work at their computer, read, or watch television. He also likes to perch on the back of the recliner or the sofa to get a good view of the household activities.
Dodger’s vaccines are up-to-date and he is microchipped. If you are interested in Dodger, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
Name: Coco 3344
The tax deductible donation for Dodger is $200.00.
Age: 11 years
Size: Tweenie - 16 lbs.
Coco’s owner turned her in to the Orange County Shelter at the end of July. They would not tell us why. According to her shelter paperwork, she is 11 years old. According to her foster mom, she is probably about 7 years old. She has very little gray and is running and active like a young dog.
A very happy girl, Coco is well socialized with both other dogs of all sizes and people. She is enjoying her stay in her new foster home. There are other dogs to play with, and she gets to cuddle in the big bed with the humans in the evening. She is a little bossy with the other doxies in her foster home. Coco is safe with children over 8 years old. We think she would be happiest as your “only-dog” or with maybe one other male dachshund. (Coco is definitely an “alpha” personality.) Recent retirees are encouraged to apply for her, as she is used to having someone home a lot. She wants to be a spoiled little princess.
Coco is crate trained, house trained, and dog door savvy. She will tell you when she has to go out. She loves going for walks, and she likes going for car rides. She has a very sweet disposition. We call her “Coco-licious”! Her new family needs to keep Coco on her specific diet as she has a tendency to put on weight. It took several weeks of diligent care to return Coco to her svelte self, as she was rather over-weight when we got her. Coco wants to be babied and often has to be picked up and carried back into the house. She loves that special one-on-one attention. She gives nice kisses for your trouble.
Coco needs a home all on one level (no stairs). She has those really stubby legs with those chubby dachshund feet everyone loves, but they make it impossible for her not to injure herself if she’s allowed to go up and down stairs or jump off the furniture.
Coco is healthy, has been fully vaccinated, had dental care, and she’s been microchipped. She is more than ready for a new home of her own again. So, if you are ready for a sweet little princess, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868. or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Coco is only $100.00.