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:  Hershey  3422

Age:  13 years
D.O.B.:  12/22/2001
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.

If Hershey were human, he’d be a movie star.  He has a very expressive face and eyes.  Add to that a loving personality, and you have the perfect dachshund.  Hershey’s former owners were an older couple living on a low fixed income.  They just could not afford the expenses of having a dog any longer, and took Hershey to the vet to be put to sleep.  But the vet saw too much life in Hershey’s face, and instead, he got the owners to sign a release.  The office manager contacted us, and we jumped at the chance to take Hershey into rescue and find him a loving home.  Who could resist that gorgeous face?

Hershey is one fabulous doxie boy.  He is crate trained, house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent.  He is super sweet and loves everyone.  Hershey loves going for leisurely walks and he loves the dog park.  He is safe with children over 8 years old.  We don’t know how he feels about cats.  He would be happy as an “only dog” if his people didn’t work long hours, or he would be fine with a female dachshund for fun and companionship if someone is not home much of the time.

As Hershey 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.  It is important to note that Hershey is not an apartment/condo dog.  The close proximity and multiple noises present at apartment and condo complexes, make Hershey nervous and barky.  He needs a conventional home with a dog door and access to a secure yard so he can continue to practice his good potty habits.

Hershey expects to sleep on the big bed with his humans, but will happily sleep in a crate or dog bed if it is next to your bed.  He gives wonderful gentle kisses, and if he is feeling especially affectionate, he will groom you too.  He needs to go for walks every day to help him keep fit and trim down a bit.  (He was a bit chubby when he arrived at his foster home.)  Hershey’s very short legs require a home all on one level as he is also very long and has that big barrel chest.  He should not go up and down flights of stairs, so as to prevent future back injury.

Hershey is healthy, his vaccines are up to date, he’s had a complete dental, and he is microchipped.  If you fancy the standard longhaired dachshund and are interested in Hershey, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Hershey is just a modest donation to rescue.

Name: Piper  3425
Age: 4 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

We rescued Piper from a Central California shelter just in time.  Piper’s uterus was badly infected and without emergency surgery, she would become septic and die.  Transport to Southern California was put together in a day, and Piper received the medical care she needed.

An extremely beautiful girl, Piper is very loving and affectionate. She gets along well with other dogs in her foster home, enjoys going for walks and car rides.  Her most favorite thing is cuddling with her person and getting belly rubs.  Of course, Piper wants to sleep in the big bed as she feels this is how it should always be.  

Piper needs twice daily eye salve to remedy a “dry eye” condition and is responding well to the medication prescribed by the vet.  She is a very easy dog and would be good with first-time dachshund adopters.  We encourage families with children over 8 years old to apply for Piper.  She would also like to have a canine sibling, preferably male for play and companionship.  We don’t know how she would be around cats.  

Piper’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s been microchipped, and she has had a full dental cleaning.  In our opinion, she is a treasure. If you are interested in Piper, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Piper is $200.00.

Name:  Tori  3423
Ages:  7 years
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard - 25 lbs.

Name:  Mori  3424
Ages: 6 years
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Standard - 21 lbs.


When Mori and Tori’s owner was diagnosed with a rapidly progressing, mentally debilitating disease, her adult son was left with the responsibility of caring for his mother and her two dachshunds.  The job soon became overwhelming.  So he contacted SCDR, and we readily agreed to take Mori and Tori into our rescue program and find them the right home together.

Mori and Tori are very sweet and well-behaved.  Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle.  They give wonderful kisses.  They are crate trained, and receiving a refresher course in house training.  They need a home with a yard and a dog door.  They cannot be apartment/condo dogs.  They need some leash training as they appear to hardly ever gotten to go for walks, but had free access to the back yard in their previous home.  They get along with other dachshunds of all colors, coats, and sizes.  

Mori is never far from Tori at any time.  They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They share a cushy dog bed at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people.  Mori and Tori are safe with children over 8 years old.  Don’t let their graying faces deter you.  They are healthy and lively with many more good years ahead of them.  
Mori is very loveable, smart, very patient, and good natured.  Tori is the dominant one of the pair.  He is protective and may bark at someone he does not know, protecting his beloved Mori.  These two gorgeous doxies need a home all on one level (no upstairs bedrooms) with maybe just a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for them to go in and out.  They have the big barrel chests and very short legs of the true dachshund.

Mori and Tori are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped.  If you can give them a loving home together, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  An adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Mori and Tori is $250.00 for both.

Name: Simon  3375
Age: 2 years 
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

We rescued Simon from a Central California shelter where he had been taken after he was picked up as a stray.  After waiting the mandatory 14 days for his people to show up and take him home, the shelter released him to our care to find him the perfect dachshund home.

Simon is friendly, a bit cautious, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly; all with that puppy enthusiasm for life.  The other dogs in his foster home are helping him learn the dog door, to chase a ball, play tug-o-war, and his favorite game – “Wrestle Mania”.  

Simon is 95% house trained, as he still needs someone to remind him to go outside every couple of hours and to stay out there with him to praise him for a job well done.  Simon sleeps through the night in his crate, always with a foster sibling.  He is crate trained, but would love to sleep in the big bed under the covers.  He loves to be held and cuddled.  He enjoys belly rubs a lot.  

Simon would like a home with another playful, small, young dog for fun and games.  He would even be an excellent candidate to live with cats.  We are looking for a home all on one level.  Jumping down from high places is a big No-No.  Stairs are also out of the question.
Simon’s ideal family will have:

Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
Another dachshund for play and companionship.
A very secure INDOOR place for Simon to be when no one is at home.
Adopter must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
No infants or toddlers please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old. 

Simon is very healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Simon, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Simon is $300.00.

Name: Sadie  3417
Age: 8 Years
Color: Red Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 29 lbs.

We rescued Sadie from a Los Angeles shelter back in September of 2009.  She was adopted shortly thereafter.  Everything was going well until her owner needed and received a lung transplant recently.  Her doctors have informed her that because of the immune suppressing drugs and the seriousness of her condition, she can no longer have furry pets.  So Sadie has come back to us to find another loving home.

She’s a sweet girl who loves to play and give lots of kisses. A dachshund/beagle mix, she’s also quite beautiful, with a soft, silky coat and Cleopatra eyes. Sadie came back to us quite a bit overweight.  We have her on a low calorie diet and exercise program to try to get at least 5 pounds off of her.

Sadie is shy when meeting new people and new canine friends.  However, though she might be a bit rude to a new dog, after introductions are made, she is fine. Once they’ve made friends, Sadie will initiate play, running around and wrestling until it’s time for a nap. 

Sadie is good with cats! In her former foster home, she lived with a grumpy older cat and a tiny kitten. At first they thought Sadie liked the kitten a little too much, but after a few hours, she was cuddling and cleaning the baby kitty. What a nice girl! Sadie isn’t a great choice for families with small children, but she would be fine with middle school and high school kids. She’s crate trained, house-trained and very healthy.

Spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, Sadie is ready for her new home. If you would like to meet Sadie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax-deductible donation for Sadie is just $150.00

Name: Trina  3365
Age: 11 years 
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size:  Tweenie - 16 lbs.

Trina was found by a Good Samaritan wandering around the parking lot of a small shopping center and was turned over to rescue the next day.  Trina had no collar or tags.  A subsequent trip to the vet revealed no microchip.  Trina was loaded with fleas, had infections in both ears, both eyes, and had sores and scabs all over her body from her chest and back down to the tip of her tail.  Her toenails were curled around and digging into her pads.  Her teeth looked like she had been chewing rocks – some worn down to nubs and some cracked/broken.  She was so grateful for a warm bath, getting her ears cleaned and medicated, and some antibiotic drops for her goopy eyes.  She slept like the dead the first few nights in rescue.  It seems like she was never in the house before, and had never had a blanket of her own.  She just broke our hearts.

Trina is a wonderful guest in her foster home.  She is so polite.  She eats everything in her bowl without complaint, enjoys the company of the other dogs, but is not overly social.  She likes to observe all of the activity.  She will share her blanket with any of her fellow refugees.  She loves her nighttime crate and fluffy blanket, and she like to sleep late in the mornings.

Trina is really enjoying her new foster home.  The food is good (ask her, she’ll tell you), and she gets to bask in the sun on the patio every day.  She likes to explore the yard too.  But most of all, she wants to be somebody’s special girl.  Trina is a cuddler and wants to be in any available lap; loves going for leisurely walks, and adores a car ride.

Trina is crate trained and appears to be house trained as long as she is kept on a potty schedule.  That is, she needs to be taken for walks or outside to the yard for potty purposes several times a day.  She knows the dog door. However, she thinks its use is optional.  Trina sleeps in a crate at night, sometimes alone, sometimes with another foster dog.  But truthfully, Trina really wants to sleep in the big bed with her foster mom.  It’s just that the bed is so high, if she fell off or, God-forbid, jumped down, she could get seriously hurt.  So she is making do with a crate in the master bedroom with some very comfy blankets and a fleece mattress.

We don’t know if Trina is safe around cats, but as she is older and slower, she should not pose much of a hazard to dog-savvy cats.  She would be an ideal companion for a retired couple who just want a sweet doxie to love and spoil.  Families with gentle children over 10 years old would be fine for her too.

Because she is a senior gal, Trina will need a home that is all on one level with no stairs and just a step or two that can be easily ramped so she could navigate in and out the door easily.  At her age, jumping off the furniture or going up and down stairs is just out of the question.

Trina has had all her vaccines  She gives sweet kisses.  She now has a microchip.  If you can give Trina a wonderful home, please contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868 An adoption application is required.

The adoption fee for Trina is a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

Name:  Gus  3343
Age:  4 years
Color:  Black and Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 10 lbs.

When Lauren, SCDR volunteer and foster mom, told us about a doxie boy she saw when visiting the Pasadena Humane Society back in July of this year, we were intrigued.  

Gus is an extremely lucky and handsome little fellow. He was originally brought to the Pasadena Humane Society as a stray in July of 2014 and was suffering from a fully blocked, infected bladder. Many tests and a bladder stone removal surgery later, we discovered that Gus needs to eat a very special kind of diet to maintain optimal urinary health and so that he does not form crystals that lead to blockage.

Gus is now in tip top shape and more than ready for an attentive and caring forever home.  He is extremely playful and gets along well with all the other dogs in his foster home.  Gus is reliably house trained however, he tends to dribble a drop or two every now and then.  Also worth noting is that Gus is an alpha male, despite his affable nature.  He is going to need someone who is willing to be a firm leader to him.  He would do best in a home with no young children and perhaps one or two other smaller dogs.  Since he isn’t 100% dachshund, Gus' legs are a little longer and therefore, he can live happily in a home with stairs.

In addition to his special strict diet (Hill’s Prescription G/D), Gus takes a daily supplement of Potassium Citrate and also needs a urinalysis performed by a vet every month.  If you are willing to give him your heart and care, Gus will give back to you tenfold in love and dachshund kisses.  He is quite a charming little lover.

If you can provide a forever home for Gus, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Gus is $200.00.


Name:  Sigi 3372
Age:  11 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth 
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini– 9 lbs.

Name:  Princess 3373
Age:  12 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini –  9 lbs.


When Princess and Sigi’s owners passed away a few years ago, they went to live with the daughter and her family.  They already had two dogs, but although they lived in a small home, they made it work.  They promised their parents they would take the dogs and they kept their promise.  However, lately, working long hours have left the dogs alone way too much.  So, they have asked SCDR to help find a home for Sigi and Princess where they will get more love and attention than they do now.

Princess and Sigi are a bonded pair.  Princess is a gentle, sweet and affectionate little girl.  Sigi is all of that and more.  They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new family both happy and proud to have this pair.  They are good with children over 10 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well.  We don’t know how they feel about cats. 

They walk well on a leash.  Both are playful with each other.  They sleep peacefully in their little bed at night, curling up side by side until morning. They are house trained, and need a home with a doggie door.


Princess and Sigi are beautiful inside and out, and have sleek smooth coats. They love to be brushed, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages.  They are “drop dead gorgeous” dachshunds, perfect in proportion and temperament.  They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying the day and the warm sun.  Sigi wants to snuggle up with Princess as much as possible.  

Princess and Sigi are fully vaccinated and microchipped.  They have received regular dental care.  All they need is a family to love them for the rest of their lives.  Do you have an empty lap that needs warming?  Does your face need washing with doggie kisses?  Then Sigi and Princess are up to the task.

If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email   A home check and an adoption application are required.   

The tax deductible donation for Princess and Sigi is $200.00 for the pair.
They are not available individually.

This dog is being fostered in the San Diego area.
Name: Chloe  3366
Age: 5 years 
D.O.B.:  08/09/2009
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Chubby Mini – 14 lbs.

Chloe can’t figure out what happened.  She was somebody’s spoiled baby for five years, and suddenly she found herself in a foster home with fellow dachshund refugees.  Chloe was turned over to rescue when her owner became too ill to properly care for her and went into the hospital.

Chloe is a VERY sweet girl who is a bit confused by her new situation, but is adjusting very well and gets along with all the dogs in her foster home.  She really wants nothing more than a lap to snuggle in and to give sweet little kisses.  Get a load of those big, wrinkly dachshund feet.

Chloe is on a diet to help her lose a few pounds, and is getting medicated baths for a very mild skin condition, but otherwise is completely healthy and up to date on her shots.  Her foster home is working on a refresher course in housebreaking, but as long as Chloe is taken outside and told to "go potty" she does very well.

She walks well on a leash and knows basic commands like "sit."  Chloe is definitely a woman's dog, but doesn't shy away from men. Chloe is safe with children over 8 years old.  We don’t know if she is good with cats or not.

Chloe 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 her to navigate in and out the door.  She is one of those “low riders” with very short legs. She should not use the stairs at all.  Jumping off the furniture is another “no-no” for her.

If you can give Chloe a loving home, please email or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Chloe is $200.00.

Before - March 2013                                                 Current - September 2014

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, 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 set-backs, he is now on the road to healthy skin and a happy outlook.

Through it all, Marcus has been a real trooper. 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 it has gotten bigger and better in conjunction with his improving health.  However, he can still be a little grumpy at times.  He is best suited for an adults-only home, or a family with teenage children.  He s fine with another small dog (preferably female).  He does not like cats and has made that perfectly clear.  He enjoys his weekly bath, going for daily walks, and looks forward to car-rides every day helping his foster mom drive her son to and from school.


Marcus 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.  Each one is given intense individual attention at one time or another.  He does not want to share his toy with any other doxie, so toy-time should be supervised if the other dog likes toys too.

Marcus has many good years ahead of him, and only wants what all doxies want, his own forever home.  If you are interested in Marcus, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  He will love you forever.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Marcus is only $100.00.



 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: 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: 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.

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:  Sebastian  3414
Ages:  2 year
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Sebastian got lost and ended up at the Madera Shelter in Central California.  He was not a very happy boy.  Somewhere along the way, Sebastian had been attacked by another dog or large animal.  He had puncture wounds on his little butt, cuts on his ears and muzzle.  Although the wounds healed quickly, his mental state did not.  Sebastian is afraid of big dogs (very understandable) and is cautious around small dogs, even dachshunds.  He is also suspicious of men.  (His foster dad is working with him to help him overcome this fear.)

Sebastian is getting a crash course in getting along with his fellow foster dogs.  He gets better every day.  We feel he will do best in a home with one other dog, preferably a female dachshund for companionship.  He is definitely not safe around cats or other big or small animals.  We also feel he would be happiest in a women-only home, and children would have to be over 12 years old.  

Sebastian likes going for walks, but is not comfortable riding in the car if he can’t see out the window.  Sebastian is crate trained.  He actually would prefer to sleep in a large dog bed or the big bed with his lady.  He is 90% house trained, and his foster mom is working with him to achieve the other 10%.  He does not bite or snap, but he is cautious when meeting new people.  He warms up if the people ignore him and then offer him treats.  Men not so much.

So if you have what Sebastian needs and another dachshund, preferably female, to be a companion, we encourage you to apply for Sebastian.  His vaccinations are up-to-date, he’s healthy, and we made sure he was microchipped.  Do you have room in your heart and home for Sebastian?  If you can give him the type of home he needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Sebastian is $250.00


Name: Jackson  3345
Age:  10 months
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Jackson is an adorable little Dorkie born around January 5, 2014.  (A Dorkie is a Dachshund/Yorkshire terrier mix.)  He is what is called a “designer dog”, super cute and look like a wirehair dachshund with Yorkie coloring.  He has the best features of both breeds.  Jackson is our unofficial social director, specializing in initiating games of chase and wrestle-mania.
Jackson was dropped off at a pet supply/grooming shop along with his sister, 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 them.

Jackson has been neutered, received all his shots, and is now microchipped.  He is very well socialized, crate trained, doing fabulous on his house training too.  He still needs work on leash, but he is very young and very smart.

Because he is still young, he 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 wirehaired 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 30 and 65 years of age.
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

Do you live in a two-story home?  Jackson would be perfect for your family.  His legs are slightly taller than the average dachshund’s making going up and down stairs a non-issue.  

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

The tax deductible donation for Jackson is $300.00.


Name: Solomon  
Age: 8 years 
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

We rescued Solomon from the O.C. Shelter on his last day before he was due to be euthanized.  He was found wandering around and was picked up stray.  His people never came for him.  Why doesn’t that surprise us?

Solomon is 90% blind from cataracts.  He does see shadows and his disability has not slowed him down one bit.  Dogs consider blindness a minor inconvenience and make the best of their limitations.  His nose and ears are incredibly fine-tuned.  He is well adapts well to his surroundings and is very interactive with those around him.

Solomon is well socialized and gets along with other dogs of similar size and temperament.  However, he is not safe with tiny dogs (4 lb. Chihuahuas), cats, or other furry or feathered pets.  Despite his handicap, he has a strong prey-drive.  He still tries to catch squirrels and birds.

Solomon loves going for leisurely walks where he can sniff and smell as he goes along.  He is fine in the car if he can ride in someone’s lap.  Once he learns the layout of his home, he can find his way around effortlessly, go in and out a dog door to do his business, but he needs a home all on one level, no stairs, in-ground pools/spas, or fish ponds. 

Although Solomon would love to sleep in the big bed with his people, for safety sake he has to sleep in a cushy dog bed on the floor.  He is crate trained, but prefers to stay in the kitchen behind a baby gate when his people must leave him home for short periods of time.

Solomon is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had a recent dental.  He is set to go.

Are you retired and need a companion?  Solomon is ready to fill the job.  Do you love the seniors?  This one is especially wonderful.  If you are interested in Solomon, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

Solomon is adoptable for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue.


Name:  Fenway  3419
Age: 3 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size:  Mini – 11 lbs.

Fenway is confused.  He and his brother, Wrigley, have done nothing wrong.  They didn’t do mischief, didn’t pee in the house, didn’t bark incessantly, and they love their family.  Unfortunately, earning a living and keeping a roof over their heads has become a 10 to 12 hours away from home ordeal, and Fenway needs more than what his family is prepared to give him these days.  So they asked SCDR to find him a loving home where he can get more love and attention.  We agreed.

Fenway is the sweetest boy ever!  He is outgoing and friendly.  He wants to be the center of his person’s universe, although he is fine sharing his person with another dog, he wants to be top dog.  He can be a bit stubborn at times, a very doxie-trait.  Fenway could use a refresher course in walking nicely on a leash.  He tends to pull, especially if he sees someone approaching.  He can’t wait to make a new friend.

Fenway would be happiest in a quiet home, where he could cuddle with his person while they watch television or snuggle in bed.  Of course, he expects to sleep in the big bed.  He enjoys meeting visitors and will do his best to end up in someone’s lap soaking up the love and adoration he thinks he rightfully deserves.  

Fenway needs to be in a home with a dog-door access to a yard where he can run and play.  He cannot be a condo or apartment dog.  He likes to chase squirrels and birds.  He would prefer not to be an “only dog” as he is used to having a mild-mannered companion.  He is safe with children over 8 years old.  We don’t know about cats, but we think he would not like cats.

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

The tax deductible donation for Fenway is $275.00.


Name:  Wrigley  3418
Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size:  Mini – 11 lbs.

Wrigley is confused.  He and his brother, Fenway, have done nothing wrong.  They didn’t do mischief, didn’t pee in the house, didn’t bark incessantly, and they love their family.  Unfortunately, earning a living and keeping a roof over their heads has become a 10 to 12 hours away from home ordeal, and Wrigley needs more than what his family is prepared to give him these days.  So they asked SCDR to find him a loving home where he can get more love and attention.  We agreed.

Wrigley is very affectionate and loves people!  Although Wrigley likes to hang out near his people, he is content to be playing or chewing on one of his many toys. He is fine sharing his person with another dog, and would not mind a nice female dachshund companion.  Wrigley’s even temperament makes him welcome in any home.  Wrigley loves going for walks, but needs a firm hand as he gets excited and wants pull.  He corrects well.

Wrigley would be happiest in a home with older children, where he could play with his toys or relax while his people are nearby.  He is an excellent bed-snuggler.  Of course, he expects to sleep in the big bed.  He enjoys meeting visitors and will do his best to end up in someone’s lap soaking up the love and adoration he thinks he rightfully deserves.  

Wrigley needs to be in a home with a dog-door access to a yard where he can run and play. He cannot be a condo or apartment dog.  He likes to chase squirrels and birds. He would prefer not to be an “only dog” as he is used to having a companion. We don’t know how he feels about cats, but we think he would not like cats. (He practices killing his toys periodically.)

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

The tax deductible donation for Wrigley is $275.00.


Name: Foxy  3370
Age: 16 months
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Yes, we know Foxy is not 100% dachshund, but she is so cute, and her best friends are all dachshunds, so we thought we’d give her a chance to find a really good home.  We don’t know who her mother and father were, but one of them had to have been a red longhair dachshund.  The other. . . . well maybe a Fox Terrier?  We do know that Foxy was an owner turn-in at the Orange County shelter and was on death row before being rescued.  She was so happy to see our rescue volunteer she kept licking her fingers through the kennel gate.

Foxy looks mostly like a longhaired dachshund.  It’s just a little “ear challenged” that gives away her mixed heritage.  Her fur is soft as down and her tail has a lovely flag.  We just can’t stop holding her and petting her.  She gives wonderful puppy kisses.  Foxy is a little more than a year old and has of plenty of puppy energy to prove it.  She likes playing with her roommates and playing fetch with her tennis ball.  She also enjoys sunbathing and relaxing on any available lap, while administering dozens of sweet kisses.  She enjoys walks and is great on a leash.  She is also very good on car rides. 

Foxy is totally housetrained.  She taught herself the dog door in nothing flat.  She is crate trained, and does not fuss at bedtime.  She is a bit shy when meeting new visitors, but warms up quickly.  We don’t know if she likes cats, but she is certainly young enough to learn to be friendly toward them. 

Since arriving in her foster home, Foxy has blended well with her companions as well as her human foster parents.  She is learning her basic commands, and we are looking for a home that will continue to provide positive reinforcement in these areas.  She needs a home with access to a yard.  She would love a doggie boyfriend to play with, as she does not like being alone for long periods of time.  She would make an excellent family dog with children over the age of 8 years old (no babies or toddlers).

Foxy is very healthy and her vaccines are up-to-date.  She has been spayed and microchipped.  If you think you can offer Foxy the home and lifestyle she needs, please contact Dena (562) 694-6868.or email  An adoption application and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Foxy is $250.00.

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