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: Pepper  3221
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Mini – 11.5 lbs.

Pepper came to us from New York City.  Her owner landed her dream job, and was able to buy her own loft/condo instead of renting an apartment with roommates.  But there was a catch.  She was gone 12-16 hours a day, and her little doxie girl, Pepper, found herself alone most of the time.  It was not fair to Pepper at all.  So, Pepper was flown out to Southern California to live with “grandma and grandpa”.  They tried.  They really tried, but their resident cat would have nothing to do with Pepper, and he stayed hidden in the bedroom 24/7 making everyone unhappy.  After a few weeks of trying to get the cat to come out and at least meet Pepper, they realized it just was not going to happen.  So, they contacted SCDR and we agreed to take Pepper into rescue.  We could not resist her charming little face.

Pepper’s legs are just slightly taller than the average dachshund and the best part about that is that she would be fine in a home with stairs.  We are not sure what other breed is in her genetic make-up, but it ensures there would be little chance of trauma to her back going up and down stairs.  She loves to sleep in the big bed, and cuddle in her person’s lap at every opportunity.  She is a very cuddly girl.  Don’t let Pepper’s age fool you.  She is as active as a dog half her age and is very healthy.  Lots of good years left in her for sure.

Pepper is sweet, and not at all shy when meeting new people.  In fact she likes to be “front and center” when visitors come to call.  Her leash skills are well developed and she loves putting on her vest to go walking or for a ride in the car.  She is a fast learner and training is no problem for her.  She is house trained and uses the doggie door, or piddle pads if access to outside is denied.  She would like a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard so she can continue her good potty habits.

Pepper is a good candidate for apartment or condo living if her people are not gone for long hours.  She’s a people dog and does not require a canine companion.  She is friendly with other dogs, and she previously lived with a dog-savvy cat.  If your cat has never lived with a dog, Pepper would not be a good choice.  Cats need to be comfortable with a dog in the house for it to work.

Pepper would love to have a home with a family with older children who will play with her.  She would love a family who would like to take her out and about often.  She behaves impeccably when accompanying her person to an outdoor café for lunch or dinner on the patio.  Pepper is quite social and has definitely overcome her initial shyness.  She is crate trained but much prefers the big bed for nighttime snuggles and sleep.  She’s an “under-the-covers, up-close-and-personal” kind of gal.

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

The tax deductible donation for Pepper is $150.00.



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

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

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

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

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

Sonny and Ray need a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious danger for a blind dog.  No in-ground spa/pools or Koi fish ponds either.  They are not apartment dogs as they need a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue their good potty habits.  The boys are safe with older children, and their foster mom reports that they have no issues with her two cats.
They are current on shots, very healthy, microchipped.  If you can provide a good home for both of them, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Name:  Rocko  3348
Age:  5.5 years
D.O.B.:  12/16/2008
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered 
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? Check out those super short legs and chubby feet.  His pictures don’t do him justice.  He actually has very little gray now, since he has been in foster care.  He has those 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.  (Perhaps reminiscent of the toddler throwing toys?)

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 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
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size:  Tweenie - 15 lbs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Dodger is $200.00.

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

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

Woofie, previously known as Woody, is one very lucky boy.  Woofie ended up as a “stray” in a Central California shelter in early March 2014.  We know the people who took him to the shelter saying he was a “stray” were not being honest.  How do we know this?  Woofie was paralyzed in the back end, yet he had no wounds on his back legs from dragging them.  The “finders” said he just appeared on their front porch.  Woofie’s chances of leaving the shelter alive were very bleak.  There was no other rescue that would have stepped up for him, so our Central California representative put a call to Stephania, a wonderful lady who had previous experience rehabbing a downed dachshund to see if she would be willing again.  The answer was a resounding “YES” she would foster Woofie, but only as his rehab-foster to get him up and walking.  Our Central California Rep headed straight over to the shelter to get Woofie on what would have been his last day.

We have no idea how long Woofie had been down, but between Stephania’s dedication of daily physical therapy and a local veterinarian who has been doing acupuncture on Woofie for the last 5 months, Woofie is now up and walking.  Renee Brewer, DVM, will soon be opening her own practice in Madera, California, called Valley View Veterinary Hospital, loves and adores Woofie.

Now that Woofie is walking it is time for him to move on to a regular foster or adoptive home from his rehab-foster home.  We would like to find a home with people that will also be dedicated to this wonderfully sweet boy and would be willing to continue with some strengthening exercises.  Woofie has been continuing to build his strength every day.  He enjoys daily short walks, and is very good in the car.

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

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

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

Name: 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:  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:  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: 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 for Dachshund Paaws Rescue at:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Name:  Fred  3349
Age: 5 years
D.O.B.:  5/10/2009
 Color: Clear Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
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   A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Fred is $150.00.


Name: Anna  3351
Ages: 12 years
Color: Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

Name:  Lucy  3252
Ages: 4 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
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  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Anna and Lucy is $200 for both together.


Name: Hank  3350
Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
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 or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Hank 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:  Woody  3260
Age:  6 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
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

The tax deductible donation for Woody is $200.00

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