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:  Honey  3232
Age:  8 years
Color:  Cream
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie - 13 lbs.

“Honey is my name and sweetness is my Fame.”  Honey is so loving, gives kisses, and is the color of honey, so that is why her foster mom named her Honey.  And as you can see, she has the sweetest little face ever.  Honey is a slight mix, but we didn’t care.  How could we say no to such a sweetie?

Honey arrived to the Madera County Animal Shelter injured.  She had wounds on her back and bruising on her belly. We don’t know how she ended up wounded, but she was possibly attacked by another dog.  Her foster mom gladly offered to foster Honey.  In fact, we had 2 foster people who stepped up to foster her.  It certainly makes it easier to find a foster home when they are oh-so-sweet.

When we took Honey into rescue, we got an appointment for her at our rescue vet in Central CA.  She was prescribed antibiotics for the wounds and she healed up nicely from her injuries.

When Honey first arrived to her foster home, she was afraid of the other small dogs in the foster home, but within days, she realized they meant no harm to her, and she became comfortable around them.  When the foster mom was picking her up from the shelter, she saw a large dog and she was clearly afraid of the large dog.  Who can blame her?  Some of her wounds appeared as though they may have been bite wounds.

Honey happily greets everyone she meets with a wagging tail.  She is also good on a leash and enjoys going for walks.  She is housebroken and she knows how to use a doggy door.  She enjoys sitting on your lap at times or sitting next to you other times.  She likes to sleep in the big bed, but she will also sleep on a dog bed in the bedroom.  She loves people and likes being close to her person.


Name: Eve  3295
Age: 6 years 
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
Name: Andre  3294
Age: 6 years 
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 14 lbs.


Andre and Eve are littermates and lifelong companions. They lost they only home they ever knew due to divorce.  We promised their former owner that we would keep them together.

Andre and Eve are crate trained and reliably house trained.  They learned the dog door quickly, and have been using it expertly.  Eve is a little shy and takes a few minutes to warm up to new people. But once she does, she is very sweet and loving.  Andre is more outgoing and loves to sit in his person’s lap and cuddle on the sofa while watching television.  Eve likes to be wherever Andre is.  She is also very affectionate.  They like to go for walks and love going to the park.  Eve enjoys playing with Andre and her toys.  We are looking for a family with children over 8 years old, no babies or toddlers.  We don’t know if they are cat-safe.

Andre and Eve love to run around the house and in the back yard chasing each other.  They love to nap together, but must always be touching, sometimes in very odd positions.  Tush-to-tush is one of their favorite touching positions.  They also give amazing kisses and follow their person everywhere. They are both crate trained and don’t mind spending time together in their crate.  (This is very helpful when traveling.)  They would love to sleep in the big bed with their person.


Name:  Summer  3243
Age: 3.5 years
D.O.B.:  8/20/2010
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

When our Central California representative spotted this little girl in an ad on Craig’s List, she contacted the family and asked if SCDR could be of assistance.  They readily agreed, and within 24 hours, Summer was on her way to a Southern California foster home.  Thanks to several volunteers who helped transport Summer from point A to point B, she made it here in record time.  And oh, what a doll she is!  Summer came to us with a clean bill of health, and fully vaccinated.  We took care of getting her spayed and microchipped.  Her pictures do not do her justice at all.

Summer is crate trained and is 90% house trained, and actually likes going for walks to do her business.  She is quiet, plays with toys, and tries really hard to get along with her fellow foster dogs.  Summer was very shy at first, but never defensive.  Over several weeks she’s been in rescue, she has relaxed a lot and has become very easy to handle.  With a vastly improved diet, she is putting on much needed weight.  (She was way too thin when she got here.)  Summer really wants to sleep in the big bed and be cuddled, but she is making do with sleeping in a crate in the master bedroom for now.  


This doxie is being fostered in the San Diego area.
Name:  Shorty  3265
Ages: 10.5 years
D.O.B.:  10/06/2003
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Shorty was in the Santa Barbara shelter for seven long months.  Shelter personnel could not tell us why he was turned in, but they liked him so much, they kept shuffling him around so he would not be put on the list for euthanasia.  Thanks to another rescue group, SCDR was able to get him out of the shelter and into foster care.

Shorty is very loving and affectionate.  He also gets along very well with his fellow foster dogs.  At first glance, he appears to be a very young dachshund, but the give-away is that up close you can see the beginnings of gray on his muzzle.  He definitely doesn’t act his age.

Shorty enjoys going for walks and riding in the car.  He loves playing with stuffed toys, especially anything that squeaks.  He likes to hang out with the other foster dogs, and occasionally joins in a game of chase, wrestling, or tug-o-war.  Shorty would like a home with another small canine companion.  He would not be happy alone, unless his people were home much of the time.

If you have a home with stairs, Shorty would be perfect for you.  Stairs are a big issue for most dachshunds, but because Shorty has slightly taller legs, it is a non-issue.  He is safe with gentle children over 8 years old.  We don’t know how he is with cats, but we prefer to place him in a home without cats or other small furry creatures.


Name: Foucault  3300
(pronounced Foo-Koh)
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 14 lbs.

Foucault’s previous owners wrote to request we help them find a new home for their dachshund, because he was not adjusting well to having a tiny human in the home.  After seeing Foucault’s pictures, we could not refuse to give him a chance to love a family again. 

Foucault is the perfect doxie for people with an active lifestyle that want to include their dog in their daily activities.  He is house trained, crate trained, and he loves to go for walks.  He enjoys riding in the car.  Foucault does well in a doggy-day-care situation and at the dog park, but is a bit protective of his human when out on a walk and he sees other dogs.  (It’s a leash thing, and with some confidence/trust training, it will go away.)

An extremely handsome boy, Foucault is very loving and devoted.  He wants to be in your lap or by your side as much as possible.  He will do almost anything for treat.  He loves his chew bones, but most regular dog toys are not tough enough for him (not even a Kong).  He loves his crate and will retreat to his little “man cave” when he is feeling grumpy or tired.  He is not safe with cats or other small furry creatures.  Foucault’s previous owner told us that he thinks Foucault wants to be an “only dog”, the center of attention and of your universe.  He did not like sharing his humans.

 Name:  Lucy 3262
Age:  8 Years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie– 13 lbs.

Name:  Jake 3261
Age:  8 Years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair 
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.


Jake and Lucy are losing their home through no fault of their own.  Their owner is going through some very serious health issues, and cannot take proper care of them anymore, and he loves them so much, he only wants the best for them.  We agreed to find these two love-birds a home together.

Each of them has their own wonderful personality; Lucy is a gentle, sweet, and affectionate little girl.  Jake is all of that and more.  They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new owner both happy and proud to have this pair.  They are good with children over 6 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well.  We don’t know how they feel about cats.  Don’t let their chronological age deter you.  They are healthy and lively with many more good years ahead of them. 

They walk well on a leash. They enjoy long walks through the neighborhood, smelling and sniffing as they encounter so many new sights.  Both are playful with each other, as well as toys, balls and Nylabones.  They sleep peacefully in their dog-bed at night, curling up side by side until morning. They are reliably house trained, and are learning the doggie door.

Jake and Lucy love to be couch potatoes and will cuddle and snuggle with you as long as you sit there watching television or reading.  Put a dog bed under your computer table, and they will keep your feet warm while you work.  They just want to be wherever you are.


Name: Tippi 3309
Age: 1 year
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Micro Mini – 7 lbs.

When Tippi was about 6 months old, someone dropped her into a stranger’s back yard.  They were unable to keep her, so a wonderful neighbor agreed to take her in.   They already had three dogs (the legal limit), and could not keep a fourth.  They tried for a few months to find Tippi’s owners, but all efforts failed.  We were delighted to help when asked to find Tippi a forever home.

Tippi is crate trained, and willingly goes into her crate a night to sleep, although she could become your “bed dog” very easily.  She is getting a crash course in house training.  She has not had any leash training, and adopters would need to invest a little time and effort to teach her proper leash manners.  She is OK on car rides, especially if she has a lap to sit in.  Otherwise, she travels in her crate very well.

Tippi gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and even is safe with their cats as well.  (Most cats are bigger than Tippi anyway.)  She is safe with children over 8 years old and would adore having a couple of little girls to play “dressing up” with her.  She is active and loves to play with toys.  She is affectionate and generous with her kisses.

Tippi’s foster mom reports that she is not afraid of anything, but is not aggressive.  Tippi is a confident little “Chiweenie” girl.  We love the way her ears are positioned to catch every sound.  Her eyes dance with anticipation with every new person she meets.  She is a darling little sweetheart.

Name: Queenie  3303
Age: 7 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

Queenie was picked up stray and taken to the Lompoc animal shelter (part of the Santa Barbara County shelter system).  She had a microchip, and when her people were finally located, they said they didn’t want her back.  She waited and waited, but no one came for her.  Luckily, a volunteer at the shelter contacted SCDR and asked if we had room for Queenie.  So, after being in the shelter for over 7 weeks, Queenie came to a foster home at SCDR.  The picture above is Queenie on the ride to her new foster home from the shelter.  See the sparkles in her eyes and the smile on her face?  We are thrilled to know we put them there.

An extremely beautiful girl, Queenie is very loving and affectionate with people. She has an “alpha” personality and wants to be “only dog” in the household.  She would learn to be civil if the other dog was male and a larger breed.  She enjoys going for walks and car rides.  Her most favorite thing is cuddling with her person and getting belly rubs.  Of course, Queenie sleeps in the big bed as she feels this is how it should always be. 

Queenie needs a home with someone who can give her lots of attention.  She loves going for rides, so if you enjoy traveling in your R.V., Queenie is ready to come along.  Retirees are encouraged to apply for her.  All she needs is a lap to sit in and she’s a happy little camper.  We don’t know how she would be around cats, but due to her alpha personality, we feel she will be happiest in a home that does not have a cat or other small furry critters.  A family with children over 8 years old would be OK though.


Name: Harvey  3209
Age: 7 years
Color: Black
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male Neutered 
Size: Standard – 36 lbs.

Harvey, a Lab/Dachshund mix, was found stray in Whittier, CA.  He was hungry and exhausted and decided to rest under the rose bushes in front of a house on a quiet street.  When the homeowner returned from shopping, she found Harvey waiting for her.  His wagging tail and soulful eyes touch her heart.  She gave him water and food.  He had no collar or tags, so she took him to her vet and had him scanned for a microchip.  Nothing.  Then she walked him around the neighborhood asking everyone she met if they knew who he was or where he lived.  No success.  She would have kept him at her home and continued to look for his people, but her own little dog took great exception to Harvey’s presence, so she contacted SCDR and we agreed to take him into our program.  

You absolutely cannot believe how wonderful Harvey is.  Harvey has the best of both worlds – the calm demeanor and temperament of Lab with the smaller stature of the Dachshund.  Harvey would be perfect for condo or apartment dwellers that fancy the Lab breed, but need a smaller dog to comply with residential restrictions.  With some training, he’d make a fabulous “therapy dog”. 


Initally, Harvey is cautious around strangers, but warms up quickly, especially if there may be a treat in the offing.  He is quiet, well behaved, and house trained.  He loves long walks, and he enjoys the dog-park.  The longer Harvey is in his foster home, the better he is getting.  He is truly an amazing dog.  Harvey gets along with smaller dogs, but unfortunately, he also chases cats, squirrels, and birds.  He is safe around children over 12 years old.  He’s not aggressive, just a big Baby Hughie that could easily knock a small child down in enthusiastic play.

Harvey would like a home with a female dog for companionship if possible.  Folks who work from home or who can take their dog to work would be perfect for him as well.  He is very intelligent and has the potential to be an excellent family dog with people with previous dog experience.  Harvey will be available for adoption after December 21st.


Name:  Stanley  3287
Age:  3.5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie - 14 lbs.

A small east bay shelter reached out to us to see if we might take Stanley.  He was not adoptable at the shelter due to his behavior.  When he arrived in rescue, we laughed at his behavior notes, because they were just like they would be for 95% of doxies that are in a strange environment:  “Please don’t loom over Stanley to pet him.  Please sit down and let Stanley come to you.”

Out of the shelter, Stanley has been a happy, friendly boy.  He greets strangers nicely, and if they sit down, he has no problems with being picked up by newcomers.

Stanley arrived with a retained baby tooth growing sideways out of his mouth.  Due to the damage it had caused to the adjoining adult tooth, Stanley had to have a complete dental where his teeth were cleaned and shined and the two problem teeth were removed.

Stanley is somewhat aloof with the other dachshunds.  He will at times chase a ball, and there are one or two of his foster siblings that he will play briefly with.  However, he really comes alive when he gets to have a human audience and lots of toys to play with. 

Stanley is a short boy – no stairs for him.  We think he could be an “only dog” or he could have a canine companion.  (He just doesn’t like living with a large pack.)  Stanley is friendly enough with the other dogs that he often shares his crate.

Stanley would love a home where he can get some exercise.  While he loves to cuddle, he wants more out of life than to be a couch potato.

Stanley is vaccinated, micro chipped  and neutered.  If you are interested in Stanley, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Stanley is $275.00.

Name: Heidi  3253
Age: 14 years
D.O.B.:  12/06/1999
Color: Red 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Small Standard - 17 lbs.

When a family adopts a doxie from SCDR, we offer a guarantee that the dog will have a real home for life, either with the people adopting the dog or with SCDR.  It is our promise to the dog.  Heidi is a prime example of how the guarantee works.  Heidi and her sister, Missy, were adopted from SCDR back in October of 2009.  They were spritely 9-year-olds.  Their adopter was a 76 year old gentleman and well within the age parameters for adopting a middle-aged dog.  But now, 5 years later, sister Missy crossed over to Rainbow Bridge, and just a few weeks later, their adopter suddenly passed away.  We did not hesitate to take Heidi back under our protection. Heidi is very confused as to where her sister is and why she is back with SCDR and not in her own home anymore. 
Heidi is a small standard or large tweenie doxie.  She needs a quiet home with someone who can take her for leisurely walks, and has a grassy yard for her to enjoy exploring.  She is house trained, crate trained, and with some encouragement, Heidi goes in and out the dog door on her own.  She rarely barks.  Her greatest pleasure seems to be napping in that patch of sunshine on the carpet.  Heidi is an easy dog.

Although Heidi is a senior, she would love to be your new best friend.  She has so much love to give.  Her age is not a factor.  At night, she likes to sleep in her cushy dog bed, under her blanket of course.  Heidi is used to living with a senior citizen and would not do well in a home with lots of activity and children.  Visiting grandkids would be OK if they are supervised.  She would love to have another canine companion to share her dog bed and blanket.

Heidi’s vaccinations are all up-to-date, she’s microchipped, and she recently had a dental cleaning.  Despite everything, she was well cared-for until her return to rescue.  If you are interested in Heidi, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

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


Name:  Brooklyn  3241
Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard - 20 lbs.

Brooklyn spent most of her first 7 years as a puppy maker.  One of our volunteers in the Central Valley found her posted on Craigslist.  In the photo in the ad, she was chained up in a dirt field.  Our hearts went out to her and we convinced the owners to release her to us so we could find a wonderful home for her, never to be chained up again.

You would never know that her life has been so tough by the unconditional love she gives every day.  Brooklyn is a sweet girl who loves her humans.  She is her foster mom's shadow.  She is happiest when she is lying next to her mom on the couch getting attention.

Brooklyn currently lives in a foster home with three other dogs (big and small), and she does well with them, but she could easily be an “only dog” as well.  She has not had any issues with the neighborhood cats.  She loves to go for walks and does well on a leash.  She thinks anytime someone goes towards the front door they are certainly going to walk her. 

Brooklyn jumps and prances when it is time to eat.  She loves feeding time!  She was very skinny when she was rescued, but she has gained weight and is now perfect!  She also loves to go for rides in the car, however, she is not very fond of the crate.  She will go in, but she whines and cries.  She sleeps in the big bed with her humans.  Most of the time she likes to be on top on her foster mom's head on the pillows! 

Brooklyn is such an easy dog.  All she wants is love. (We don't think there was much of that in her previous life!).   Her foster mom even considered keeping her, but knows there are many other lives that need saving, and Brooklyn is going to make someone very happy.

Name:  Ziggy  3301
Age: 2 years
 Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Neutered Male
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Ziggy was purchased by a senior couple.  When the husband past away recently, the wife decided to move out of state, and could not take Ziggy with her.  Luckily, our Central California volunteer learned of Ziggy’s situation, and she was able to get him into our rescue program.  Faster than a jack rabbit, he was whisked down the freeway to our Southern California foster home.  Here he is, ready for a new home and a bright future.

Ziggy is an inquisitive and sweet boy.  Affectionate, gentle and highly intelligent, Ziggy has no issues with anyone.  He loves belly-rubs and to be picked up and cuddled at every opportunity.  He gives amazing kisses.  Ziggy would be a good family dog with gentle older children.  We do know for certain that he is not good with cats.  He doesn’t want to kill them, but he thinks they are something to play with and not in a nice way.  His leash training could use some work, but he is very good in the car.  His house training is coming along nicely and he uses the dog door regularly. 

Ziggy is the consummate lap-dog and enjoys napping in your lap while you work on the computer or watch television.  He enjoys snooping in the back yard, sunning himself, and is learning how to play “fetch” with a tennis ball.  He will chase the tennis ball but has not quite gotten the idea that he has to bring it back to you.  He’ll get there eventually.  He enjoys squeaky toys as well.  Ziggy is so well-behaved, but he is a bit too active and curious to go to work with you at this point.  He needs to be a little older and get some regular obedience training first. 


Name:  Trudy  3246
Age: 8 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini- 11.5 lbs.

After 8 years of devotion to her family, Trudy’s owners decided they were tired of her, so they took her to their vet and asked him to euthanize her.  The vet had them sign an owner release form, and instead contacted our local SCDR representative to see if we had a place for Trudy.  Of course, we did!  How could we refuse such a lovely little girl?

Trudy is adorable.  We can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want this sweet little girl!  She’s well-behaved, docile, a little shy when meeting new people, but getting more and more outgoing every day.  Trudy walks nicely on a leash and enjoys going for a ride in the car.  She’d be a great RV dog, hardly taking up any space at all.

Trudy gets along great with other dogs, male and female. She would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  She’s crate trained, house trained, and she learned how to use the dog door.  She sleeps in the big bed with her foster parents, and snuggles under the covers.  She doesn’t have any naughty habits.  Trudy is so sweet and will look at you with her big brown eyes hoping to find a way to please you.

Trudy is very easy to get along with and would be a good choice for a family with gentle children over 10 years old.  She is a bit uneasy about being picked up.  Maybe she fell or was dropped in her past?  We don’t know how she would behave around a cat.  Her favorite thing is to nestle in the fluffy throw blankets on the sofa and survey her domain from this vantage point.  You could miss seeing her, if you didn’t know she was there, sitting amongst the blankets, pillows and stuffed animals.


February 17, 2014                                                   May 5, 2014

Name:  Glory  3254
Age:  10 months
Color:  Red Double Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 9 lbs.

Glory was saved thanks to the efforts of Terri Green, Supervising Animal Care Attendant at the County of San Diego, Dept. of Animal Services in Bonita, CA.  When Glory arrived at the shelter in mid-February 2014, her people told the authorities that their 6 month old puppy had been run over by a car, and they could not afford the medical care, so they brought her to the shelter to be put to sleep.  They signed the owner release form and left Glory to her fate.

After several emails and phone calls, transport was arranged.  SCDR’s representatives in San Diego, Katie Earle and Greg Littrell sprung into action.  Katie called the shelter and arranged for pick-up, and Greg drove Glory to meet with Gil Delgado (SCDR VP and transporter).  Glory arrived in La Habra and was safe.

After 7 long days, 2 surgeries, and some post-surgical care and rehabilitation, Glory was once again able to stand and walk a bit, even putting some weight on her broken leg.  Both hips and her leg are put together with plates, screws and wires.  She’s a bionic doxie. 

End of March 2014

It has been 4 months since Glory came into rescue, and she is now ready for a home of her own.  Her body has healed, and except for a slight “hitch in her get-along” from the broken leg, she is 100%.  Glory is crate trained, house trained, loves to be outside exploring the yard, chasing birds, and playing with her fellow foster dogs.  During her recuperation, she has been the surrogate mother to two orphaned puppies.  She is very loving and tolerant of puppy teeth and has been instrumental in helping them learn to be house trained as well.

Name:  Priscilla  3304
Ages: 6 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 11 lbs.

Name:  Elvis  3303
Ages:  4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 11 lbs.


Elvis and Priscilla were rescued by a private citizen from a bad situation, and subsequently, she realized she really couldn’t handle having two more dogs.  She then contacted SCDR, and we readily agreed to take them into our rescue program and find them the right home.

Elvis and Priscilla are very sweet and well-behaved.  Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle.  They give wonderful kisses.  They are crate trained, and as house trained as they can be.  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 but needed supervised introductions, especially Elvis. 

Priscilla is never far from Elvis 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.  Elvis and Priscilla are safe with children over 8 years old. 

Priscilla is very loveable, she is smart, very patient, and good natured. Elvis is feisty.  He is protective and will bark at someone he does not know


Name:  Amos  3143
Age:  approx. 10 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.

Imagine this:  You are in a quiet residential area, two young teenage girls are waiting to cross the street on a warm Saturday afternoon in September, when a pick-up truck comes cruising down the street, barely stopping before making a quick right turn at the corner.  At that moment, a small plastic dog crate flies off the back of the truck.  It bounces and tumbles before coming to rest in the middle of the street.  The truck speeds off, totally oblivious of the loss of something from the truck bed.  The pick-up truck is out of sight in seconds.  Inside the crate, the girls discover a small senior, black and tan, male dachshund.  The crate is cracked and broken, but miraculously, the little dachshund inside is unharmed, just a bit shook-up from the incident.  Without hesitation, the girls scoop up what’s left of the crate and the dog and announce to on-lookers that it’s OK, they were going to take the dog home and their mom would help him.

They hurry home with the little dachshund, and their mom knows just what to do.  She contacts the O.C. Shelter.  The attendant tells her that the shelter is really full, and because this little guy is a senior, he would not be adoptable to the public.  He takes down her contact information just in case someone comes looking for the dog.  He then suggests she contact rescues to see if they can take him.  Here’s where we come in.  The mom called SCDR and we agreed to meet the next day. 

So there he was.  A little old boy with no name sitting on our volunteer’s front porch while the family does the paperwork to get him into rescue.  He needed a name.  So his foster mom named him Amos.  It seemed like a good name for a mature dog.  Amos seemed to be partially blind, hard of hearing, and in need serious dental work.  But he survived a nasty fall from a pick-up truck, so he must have a guardian angel looking out for him. 

SCDR checked with the shelter several times to see if anyone reported him missing.  Nothing reported in nearly a month.  We also checked on Craig’s List for lost dog reports. . . . again, nothing.  It boggles the mind how someone can lose a crate with a dog in it and not be calling every shelter or checking the internet for a clue as to where their dog might have ended up.  And we thought we’d heard all the weird stories of how doxies ended up in rescue.  This is a new one for us.  We will add it to the list of bizarre rescue occurrences.

Name:  Herbie  3160
Age: 2 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie – 12 lbs.

When we rescued Herbie from a Central CA shelter, he was sick, and very wobbly when walking.  He was favoring his right side, especially the right front leg.  Further examination by our vet revealed the cause.  Herbie had healing wounds from not only being hit by a car and skidding on his right side across the asphalt (road rash), but also what looks like he had a chain around his neck that was too tight for too long.  He has a permanent scar above his collar line.  Yet, despite his obvious injuries and neglect, Herbie is so loving and grateful to be out of the shelter and in a nice foster home with comfy beds and soft blankies.

Herbie is the sweetest boy ever!  His foster mom cannot stop bragging about what a pleasure he is to have as a guest in her home.  He gets along with the resident dogs and other fosters.  He shares his nighttime crate with a senior female, who is otherwise a bit grumpy, but has begun to mother him.  Her whole demeanor is changing thanks to the loving feedback Herbie is giving her.

An extremely handsome boy, Herbie is very affectionate to all he comes in contact with.  His eyes dance with excitment at the prospect of meeting someone new.  He would be happiest in a quiet home with a retired person or someone who works part time or from home.  Please, no young children for Herbie.  It is not that he is not safe with children, but that they could easily re-injure him accidentally.  He would also very much enjoy having a mellow female dachshund for companionship. 

Name: Lucas 3293
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered 
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.

Recently, SCDR received an urgent message from the Rescue Liaison at the Long Beach Shelter that a young red dachshund was available and the shelter was very overcrowded.  She desperately needed a rescue him and save his life.  A quick call to our wonderful volunteer, Aaron Valdez, and he and his daughter, Scarlett, made plans to go get the little red doxie.  Scarlett named him Lucas.  After spending his first week out of the shelter at the vet getting over Kennel Cough and being neutered, Lucas joined the other doxies in his foster home.  He proved to be social and friendly to everyone, young and old. 

Isn’t Lucas super cute? Look at those short legs and his big brown “Cleopatra” eyes.  (Dark eyeliner around the eyes.)  He is very intelligent and learned the house rules very quickly.  He followed the other dogs out the dog-door and pottied outside without any hesitation.  Lucas is good on a leash and loves going for walks.  He is very good in the car, and wants to ride shotgun in someone’s lap so he can see out the window.

Lucas loves playing with any other small dog that is willing.  He especially likes Wrestle-Mania and joining the pack when they are chasing a ball.  He is as nice as they come.  He is a very happy dachshund with a funny personality. The ideal family for Lucas would have children over 8 years old, live in a private home, and have another small dog for play and companionship, preferably female.  Lucas can be a bit bossy with boy dogs.  Lucas is crate trained and house trained.  He prefers his bedtime crate be in the master bedroom, so he knows his people are close by.  We bet he’d love to sleep in the big bed if given the chance.

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