Name: Fred 3349
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.
The tax deductible donation for Fred is $150.00.
|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.
The tax deductible donation for Hank is $175.00.
|Name: Tuscany 3100
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Chubby Tweenie – 14 lbs.
|Name: Tazo 3099
Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
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 Dena@SCDR.org. 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
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