Happy Tails

Our recent alumni dogs that found their forever homes!

If you just adopted from us and have photos with you and your happy tail- please send to us at dachshundrelief@gmail.com and we'll post your story!!




   


Name:  Sven  3196
Age:  7 months
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Wirehair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard - 23 lbs.

We were contacted to rescue a wirehair doxie mix that was terrified in the shelter.  One of our volunteers raced to go get him.  Poor boy was so scared; she had to carry him out, because he was frozen in fear.

Once we got a good look at him, we are not sure he is a wire doxie mix (but he could be).  He has a wire dachshund like snout but oh, those ears!  When he puts his ears up, he looks like he could instead be a Scottish Terrier mix.  He has the black and tan dachshund coloring but he is more the size of a beagle in a petite sized German Shepard like body.   Whatever he is, he is a show stopper!  If you fancy the wirehair coat, this boy is for you!

Sven is a typical puppy.  He really likes people although he is a little hand shy.  He is enjoying romping with the other young dogs in his foster home.  He came into rescue with no manners or training, so his foster home has begun working on Sven’s etiquette lessons.  He especially loves the reward part of his schooling!

Sven went nose-to-nose greeting three cats and showed only curiosity.  He was not at all inappropriate, so we believe he can go to a home with a dog-savvy cat or two. 

Sven needs a home that is prepared for puppy energy.  He is going to need lots of exercise to keep him from getting into trouble.  A playful canine companion would be perfect.  As a baby, he is likely to chew on anything he can get his teeth on so his new home needs to be prepared for the potential of damage to some possessions.  Do you have a multi-level home? Stairs are not an issue for Sven. 

We have had Sven neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.  His foster home is working on his housebreaking and is crate training him.



   


Name:  Daisy Darling  3188
Age:  3 years
DOB:  3/26/2011
Color: White with Tan Markings
Coat:  Longhair
(or possible Soft-Coated Wirehair)
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:   Standard - 20 lbs.


Daisy belonged to an elderly gentleman.  When he died, his family rehomed his dogs, including Daisy.  She is a wonderful girl and we were delighted to take her into rescue.

Daisy’s biological daddy was a 7-pound, micro-mini, long haired dachshund.  Her mom was supposedly some sort of terrier, and based on Daisy’s size, was clearly a big girl.  Daisy looks very much like a soft coated wirehair (a wirehair–longhair cross) so there is a possibility that her mother had a whopping dose of wire hair doxie (many people don’t know that doxies can have wirehair coats and call them terrier mixes).

Daisy was sweet and friendly from the moment she arrived in foster care.  She is a very gentle dog and we think she could do well with children.  Her lack of prey drive makes us thinks she might also learn to live with cats.  She has no issues with other dogs.  She greets all visitors nicely and sees no need to sound the alarm when people come over.

Daisy was used to a quiet life, so at first, rescue was overwhelming for her.  Eventually, she began to give in to the other dogs’ demands to play and we now catch her wrestling with her foster siblings.  She also enjoys sharing her crate with another dog or two at night time.



Daisy arrived in rescue with a serious skin infection, most likely due to a flea bite allergy.  After a regimen of antibiotics, this is now under control and her patches of missing hair have new growth.  Daisy also arrived quite chubby.  She had been getting fed a very large can of wet dog food every evening.  We immediately stopped this practice and put her on a good quality dry dog food.  Daisy went on a brief hunger strike (she wanted her junk food back), but eventually gave in to eating kibble.  Now she needs a home that works on her exercise – both for the weight control and to expose her to the things she has missed out on so far.







Name: Otis  3190
Age: 11 months
DOB:  5/11/2013
Color:  Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 11 lbs.

Otis is soft and squishy and loves everyone!  We call this delightful little boy a “mullet” dachshund.  With his classic red head, he’s all business in the front, but his piebald body is a party in the back.  His unusual coloring draws notice everywhere he goes.

Otis has been extremely well cared for his entire life.  His young owner had to give him up, as she was about to start school and was rarely going to be home.  This would have been a problem for Otis, because despite how well taken care of he was and how well socialized he was, he never learned to be on his own.  Otis always had someone home, and as a result, was displaying separation anxiety even if left for a short time. 

In foster care, Otis was immediately enrolled in “Brave Big Boy” camp where we worked on teaching him independence.  He started off sleeping in the big bed, but as he got comfortable with his foster home and his foster siblings, he spent more and more of the night in the crate until he now crates beautifully all night long (as long as he has a buddy in the crate with him).  During the day, he used to squeak like a mouse if gated off from his person, now he is fine hanging out in the dog room where he can see his foster family but not always be right next to them.  He is also fine when his foster family leaves the house.

Because he was doing so well in his foster home, we thought Otis was no longer a cowardly lion and had graduated BBB Camp, but we were wrong.  Otis went on a two night trial adoption where he screamed all night long when crated in the family room.  Added to that a resident doxie that made it clear that Otis was not welcome and Otis found himself back in rescue.

We are now are looking for a new home where Otis can sleep in the big bed.  Otis is also going to need someone around much of the time – at least until he gets comfortable.  He should also have a confident canine sibling or two.  And because he is a long dachshund, he needs a home with no stairs.

What you get in return is a loving little dog you can take almost anywhere.  He happily greets everyone he meets.  He thinks new people are great fun.  With his fat paws and freckling, he’s pretty darn irresistible.

The tax deductible donation for Otis is $300.00.



   


Name: Princess  3231
Age:  2 years
Color:  Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie - 13 lbs.

Our Central CA Rep received a text message and a fuzzy picture from a shelter volunteer in her area saying they had a purebred dachshund in the shelter and asked if we could take her.  It was very hard to tell from the picture if she was a purebred, because it was blurry and did not show her legs.  Our rep sent her volunteers down to the shelter to check it out, and she got a call that said she was a mix.  One of the volunteers who went had regret for leaving her behind and asked if she could go back and get her and offered to foster her.  As you can see, the answer was “Yes”.  

We believe Princess (a.k.a. Peanut) is a Dachshund/Italian Greyhound mix.  Isn’t she a gorgeous little girl?  Princess has longer legs, so a home with stairs is not an issue.  She is as sweet as they come.  She is so friendly to everyone she meets.  She loves to cuddle.  She would like to sleep in the big bed with her people and likes to sleep right next to you.  Princess is also great with other dogs and loves to play with them.  She also loves toys and playing ball.



Princess is good on a leash, and loves to go on walks.  She is also very good in the car.  She has learned the dog door and her foster family has worked on her housetraining, so she is no longer having accidents in the house.  She is highly intelligent and learns quickly.  She is safe with children over 8 years old, but we have not idea about how she feels about cats.  She is part “sight-hound” and cats can be fun to chase.




   

Name: Peaches  3256
Age: 11 months
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11-12 lbs.

Peaches is one of those unfortunate puppies that was adopted, because the young man who got her wanted a dog, but soon discovered he really didn’t have time for her with working, going to school, and dating.  He moved out of his parent’s home and left Peaches behind, but they already had a dog and didn’t want two.  So here she is in rescue, waiting for a home with someone who will love her and have time for her.

Peaches is a dachshund mix (you noticed she’s rather tall), probably part min-pin.  Her demeanor is sweet and very affectionate.  Her favorite spot is lying next to her person with her head on their legs while they watch television together. She loves going for walks and rides nicely in the car.

Like most dachshunds, Peaches loves lap-time and gives sweet little kisses.  She gets along great with other small dogs.  She currently resides with a Chihuahua.   She is safe with children over 5 years old.  However, we don’t know how she feels about cats. 


Peaches loves to cuddle and snuggle under the blankets in the big bed, or in her little dog bed.  She is reliably house trained, and goes to the door when she needs to go out (her foster home does not have a dog door).  She goes into her crate with no complaints.  She would love a home with another playful dog her size to pal around with.  Homes with stairs inside or outside would be OK, as Peaches is taller than the average dachshund.  Do you live in an upstairs apartment, work from home or part-time, recently retired? Then Peaches is the perfect dog for you.  Technically, she’s still a puppy and needs more attention than an older dog.




   

Name: Scotty  3138
Age:  2 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered 
Size:  Mini – 12 lbs.


On August 22, 2013, SCDR received an urgent message from the Rescue Liaison at the Long Beach Shelter that a very young red dachshund was scheduled for euthanasia the next day, and she desperately needed a rescue to save his life.  A quick call to our wonderful volunteer, Aaron Valdez, and he and his daughter, Scarlett, detoured from their plans to go get the little red doxie.  Scarlett named him Scotty.  After spending his first week out of the shelter at the vet getting over Kennel Cough, Scotty joined the other doxies in his foster home.  He proved to be extremely social and friendly to everyone, young and old. 

Isn’t Scotty super cute? Look at those short legs and his big brown “Cleopatra” eyes.  (Dark eyeliner around the eyes.)  His ears are set incorrectly (probably poor breeding), but it gives him a darling inquisitive look that fits his personality to a T.  Scotty is 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.    

Scotty loves playing with any other small dog that is willing.  He is as sweet as they come.  He is a very happy dachshund with a funny personality. The ideal family for Scotty would have children over 7 years old, live in a private home, and have another small dog for play and companionship.  Scotty is crate trained, house trained, and knows what the dog door is and how to use it.

We have had Scotty neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.  Scotty is currently sleeping in a crate, but he really would love to sleep in the big bed with his people.  Scotty would be fine in most households, but he failed the cat-test miserably.  No cats for Scotty.  
 




   


Name: Princess  3231
Age:  2 years
Color:  Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie - 13 lbs.


Our Central CA Rep received a text message and a fuzzy picture from a shelter volunteer in her area saying they had a purebred dachshund in the shelter and asked if we could take her.  It was very hard to tell from the picture if she was a purebred, because it was blurry and did not show her legs.  Our rep sent her volunteers down to the shelter to check it out, and she got a call that said she was a mix.  One of the volunteers who went had regret for leaving her behind and asked if she could go back and get her and offered to foster her.  As you can see, the answer was “Yes”.  

We believe Princess (a.k.a. Peanut) is a Dachshund/Italian Greyhound mix.  Isn’t she a gorgeous little girl?  Princess has longer legs, so a home with stairs is not an issue.  She is as sweet as they come.  She is so friendly to everyone she meets.  She loves to cuddle.  She would like to sleep in the big bed with her people and likes to sleep right next to you.  Princess is also great with other dogs and loves to play with them.  She also loves toys and playing ball.


Princess is good on a leash, and loves to go on walks.  She is also very good in the car.  She has learned the dog door and her foster family has worked on her housetraining, so she is no longer having accidents in the house.  She is highly intelligent and learns quickly.  She is safe with children over 8 years old, but we have not idea about how she feels about cats.  She is part “sight-hound” and cats can be fun to chase.

 




   

Name:  Yogi  3075
Age:  6 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie - 13 lbs.
 

Name:  Noah  3074
Age:  7 years
Color: Cream Pie Bald
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 19 lbs.

 

Wowie-zowie!    These handsome boys were surrendered to SCDR after the couple had two small children under 3 years old, and could no longer give the boys the time and care they deserved.  With very heavy hearts, they came into rescue.

Noah is a quiet shy boy at first.  It took several days for him to settle in with all the other fosters and to feel confident enough to eat his dinner.  We have learned that Noah is a big huggable bear, who is also a cuddle bug.  He will sit for hours in your lap, just enjoying the attention from you.  He gives you the look of love.

Yogi, what a handsome boy he is, and he has a sweet demeanor to match.  Yogi really enjoys his toys, chasing a ball or playing fetch with you.  He is fascinated with the squirrels wondering how to catch one, but most of all, he loves to be held and cuddled.  He oozes love and affection.

Both boys love being groomed and taken for a walk.  They are very friendly with all dogs and people and children as well.  They recently had an outing with OC Doxie Meet Up Group and they had the best time ever. They played with everyone that attended and were very outgoing.  Foster mom, Dawn, was not on their minds at all, they had a blast meeting everyone.



They both had dentals, all vaccines are current, and they are now ready to join their new home and family.




   
Name: Ruby 2939
Age: 12 years 
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size:  Mini - 11 lbs.

We rescued Ruby on her last day before she was scheduled to be euthanized at a Los Angeles animal shelter.  She was very happy to jump into our volunteer’s car and “get the heck outta Dodge!”

Ruby was not well-cared for prior to coming into rescue.  She was malnourished, her coat was dull, and if you’ll excuse the expression, she was sick as a dog.  It took months to get her stable and healthy.  Ruby had open wounds on her body, probably from being attacked by another dog in the shelter.  She will carry a scar on her back for the rest of her life, as a reminder of her stay in the shelter.  She looked pitiful.

Now Ruby 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 again.  Ruby is a cuddler and wants to be in any available lap; loves going for walks, and adores a car ride.

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

We don’t know if she 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 children over 10 years old would be fine for her too. 




   

Name: Morgan  3191
Age: 2 years 
DOB: 10-15-2011
Color:   Red Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Tweenie - 13.5 lbs.

Morgan was purchased as a puppy by a young woman living with her parents.  She soon moved out of the house leaving Morgan behind.  The young woman’s mother was gone 12 hours a day, due to work and a long commute.  She knew this was no life for a dog as sweet as Morgan, so she contacted rescue.

When Morgan stepped out of the car we were smitten.  He is an “old school” dachshund.  There is nothing dainty or delicate about this boy.  We thought we had seen big paws before, but this guy has scoops on the end of his legs.  Not only does he have wide paws, he has a wide chest and wide ears.  He’s so short and knobby that he is the only normal weight dog we know that waddles.  He is just delicious.

Morgan was a little unsure about the other dogs, but now he really enjoys playing.  He likes to tap dance when he plays so when we hear click, click, click on the floor, we know Morgan is part of the wrestling crew.

Morgan is very people friendly.  He is eager to sit in any available lap.  Morgan wants a home where he is not alone for such long periods.  Now that he has discovered that other dogs can be fun, he would enjoy having a canine sibling.  Because Morgan is so super short, he needs a home with no stairs.  Respectful children would be fine with Morgan.  (We even think he might be workable with cats.)  Morgan does not really enjoy being outside.  He really wants to spend almost all his time in the house. 





   

Name:  Peter  2956
Age:  2 years 
Color:  Red 
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 12 lbs.

Peter (was Hunter) came into rescue a year ago and was immediately adopted.  Unfortunately, things didn’t quite work out the way we expected.  The family had two younger children, and over time, Peter showed a stronger and stronger dislike of all small people.  His family realized that Peter really wanted a home with just adults, and no children period, so he came back into rescue.

As you can see, Peter is a very cute dachshund with an absolutely adorable face.     Peter gets along well with other dachshunds of both genders. He is always playing and wrestling with one of his foster siblings.  Peter also is extremely affectionate with his people.

Peter is not a beginner’s dachshund.  If you treat him in a way that makes him think he is in charge, he makes very bad decisions, as he is not suited for the role of “alpha dog”.  When placed in the leader position, he will do things like not let anyone get near his people.  He first tried this guarding behavior in his foster home after an afternoon of cuddling in the big bed.  It quickly got him booted back to “gen-pop” (the dachshund area).  Peter now works to earn his privileges.  For example, when he acted up with visitors, he was ordered back to his area and didn’t get to interact with them.  He quickly learned to greet visitors nicely, although we are still working on his crying and carrying on when he does not get to say hello.

Peter is so sweet and acts like such a baby, it is very hard to not baby him.  However, for Peter to be comfortable, he needs to know he is not the one in charge so that he can relax and enjoy the non-leader role that he prefers.  Peter’s new owner needs to give Peter rules and make him work for the good things in life.  Peter’s new home also needs to know that he is actually a very submissive dog and will occasionally submissive-pee when picked up quickly.

In the right home, Peter is going to be a terrific little boy.  Peter would love a canine playmate as he very much enjoys doggie wrestling.  A confident, alpha female would be ideal.  We do not know if he is safe with cats, probably not.




   

Name: Bella Luna  3251
Age: 11 months
Color: Black with Red Highlights
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

Bella Luna (Beautiful Moon) is a wonderful girl and very much loved, but her owner has to move back home to her mother and there can only be one dog at her apartment and her mom already has a dog.  So she cannot take Bella with her.  It is breaking her heart to have to find Bella a new home.

Bella is a doxie mix.  She is the same size as a standard dachshund, just slightly taller.  She is loving and gentle, playful and sweet.  She is 100% reliably house trained.  She loves going for long walks and riding in the car.  Bella likes cuddle and to sleep in the big bed with her person, and can be found napping there as well.  Her foster mom says, “She’s a beautiful and amazing dog.”  She deserves the best home possible.



Having Bella is like having a down-sized Lab, and perfect for condo living.  Bella would like a home with a back yard and another dachshund for company if possible.  Folks who work from home or who can take their dog to work would be perfect for her as well.  Bella would love to be with older children, no babies or toddlers.  We do not know if she is cat-safe.  Do you have a home with stairs?  No problem for Bella.  She is a bit taller than the average dachshund, and stairs are not an issue for her.





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