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: Lina  3268
Age: 7 years
Color: Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

We don’t know why Lina ended up in a Los Angeles animal shelter, but we were bombarded with requests from people who begged us to rescue this sweet little Chiweenie girl.  Lina is a perfect little lady and why her people never reclaimed her at the shelter is beyond us.  We suspect her family moved left her behind to fend for herself.  We were delighted to rescue her, especially since one of the interested people offered to be her foster home.

Lina was shy when she first arrived at her new foster home.  Their resident dog was warm and friendly to her, and she started to relax.  She will take a few days to adjust to any new home and a new routine.  She is learning to trust people again.  She is starting to be very loveable and affectionate.  She loves to give kisses.  Check out this little video of sweet Lina.



Lina is crate trained, reliably house trained, and knows how to use a dog door.  She has been through a lot, and despite everything, she is a loving little girl.  She is not a barker, enjoys rolling in the grass, sunning herself, and napping in that patch of sun on the living room carpet.

Lina would be a great dog for a family with older children or for recent retirees who want the consummate “lap dog”.  Lina enjoys going for walks about the neighborhood and making new friends along the way.  We don’t know if she likes cats, but judging by her temperament, we’d say she could learn to get along with them very easily.










   


Name: Tuscany  3100
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Tweenie – 14 lbs. 

 
Name: Tazo  3099
Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Chubby Tweenie–20 lbs. 
 

Tuscany and Tazo’s owner is heartbroken to have to give them up.  She works full-time, is going to school and lives in a condo.  Tuscany and Tazo are unhappy being left for long periods so they have started barking when they are left.  The condo association gave her an ultimatum, either the dogs go or she goes.

If you are a fan of the larger dachshund, Tazo is as handsome as they come. Our Central CA rep met him on two occasions and both times he was very friendly and outgoing with her.  Tazo is cautious with men.  He can be easily won over with treats and soft spoken words.  You just have to be patient and give him the time and space he needs to come around.  His former owner was a single woman and he was not exposed to men very often.  He likes women a lot.  His foster mom reports that he was such a good boy in the waiting room at the vet office recently.  There were lots of other dogs and people, and he was a perfect gentleman.

Tazo loves going for walks although he pulls a bit on the leash.  He would benefit from a weight control program and daily walks.  



Isn’t Tuscany a cute little girl?  Tuscany is very sweet, but she is a bit more reserved when meeting new people.  She hangs back and just lets Tazo get all the attention. Our representative has seen her on 3 occasions and each time she has greeted her very nicely.  Tuscany is good on a leash and she also enjoys going on walks.  Tuscany was also very well behaved in the crowded waiting room at the vet office.

Tuscany and Tazo have both been around visiting older children and were fine.  They have been in their home together for a few years and if possible we would like to keep them together.  Tazo looks to Tuscany as if she were his mother.  They sleep curled up together, and she washes his face and ears periodically.  He just lays there and lets her.  They are healthy, microchipped, and fully vaccinated.  We had Tuscany’s teeth cleaned recently and an umbilical hernia repaired at the same time.





   

Name: Gingerbread  3312
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro Mini – 7.4 lbs

Gingerbread was an owner-surrender.  She was supposed to be a purebred dachshund, but one look and we knew she was most likely a chiweenie.  Meanwhile, her owner had been breeding her and selling her puppies as purebred doxies (another reason not to buy puppies from backyard breeders, what you are promised is not always what you get). 
Ginger has been a delight from the moment she arrived.  She is very friendly and loves a good lap.  When her people are home, she wants to be with them.  Gingerbread arrived in rescue a stranger to walks and outings, but we believe she would love these added to her life on a regular basis.

Ginger gets along with the other dogs.  She is the only one that Rocko, a deaf and partially blind double dapple, will play with.  They run up and down the hall and have little wrestling matches.

Ginger’s coloring is super cute.  She also has one eye rimmed on the outer edge with blue.  Her looks plus her petite size attract her lots of attention.





  


Name:  Micho  3325
Age:  6 months
Color:  Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.
 



 
Name:  Dacho  3327
Age:  6 months
Color:  Chocolate Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 9 lbs.

 



These three delightful puppies were rescued from a backyard breeder who was having trouble selling them in the small town they lived.  We happily agreed to take them into rescue and see that they not only got homes but also medical care.  We are also putting some much needed weight on them as they came in very skinny.  

These puppies are all very friendly and sweet with people.   Micho (Milk CHOcolate) is the most clingy and will need a home that does not baby him but helps him become a brave big boy.  Broco (BROwn COw) loves to play with other dogs.  If you have a dog that really wants a playmate to romp with or you want a dog you can take to a dog park, he’s your guy.  Dacho (DArk CHOcolate) is the smallest and the shyest and will need a home that commits to her socialization.  






   


Name:  Daisy  3266
Ages: 9 years
D.O.B.:  4/15/2005
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

Daisy was rescued from the Santa Barbara shelter seven months after her family left her there.  Shelter personnel could not tell us why she and another doxie were turned in, but they liked them so much, they kept shuffling them around so they would not be put on the list for euthanasia.  Thanks to another rescue group, SCDR was able to get Daisy and another doxie out of the shelter and into foster care.

Daisy is very loving and devoted to her people.  She has an “alpha” personality, and is being very bossy to her fellow foster dogs  For this reason, we feel Daisy will be happiest in a home where she is the only dog and can be the center of someone’s universe.  Retirees or folks who work from home would be best suited for a little girl like Daisy.  At first glance she appears to be a young dachshund, but the give-away is that up close you can see the beginnings of gray on her muzzle.  She definitely doesn’t act her age.

Daisy enjoys going for walks and riding in the car.  She gets very excited when she sees her leash come out.  She loves playing with stuffed toys, especially anything that squeaks or makes a noise.  She is very petite, so any children in the home must be over 8 years old and very gentle.  We don’t know how she is with cats, but we prefer to place her in a home without cats or other small furry creatures.






   


Name:  Rocko  3348
Age:  5.5 years
D.O.B.:  12/16/2008
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered 
Size:  Standard – 21 lbs.


Rocko had the most wonderful home for the past five and a half years.  But families change.  A baby joined the family a year and a half ago, and up until recently, the baby was fine with Rocko.  Unfortunately, the toddler is no longer nice to Rocko.  No one has been nipped, but the growling and showing of teeth has increased along with the child’s aggression toward Rocko.  Hitting the dog with his toys, as well as grabbing and hurting him have increased in the past few weeks.  With a second baby on the way, the family felt it best for all involved to give Rocko an opportunity to have a less stressful, and toddler-free home. 

Isn’t Rocko super cute? Check out those super short legs and chubby feet.  His pictures don’t do him justice.  He actually has very little gray now, since he has been in foster care.  He has those big brown “Cleopatra” eyes.  (Dark eyeliner around the eyes.)  His ears are long and luxurious.  Rocko is house trained, crate trained, good on a leash and loves long walks.  He is very good in the car, and wants to ride shotgun in someone’s lap so he can see out the window.  






   


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


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

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

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

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






   
Name: Gia 3070
Age:  10 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Spayed/Female
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.


Gia came onto rescue in October 2013 at 9 years old, because her owner, at 94 years, fell and broke her hip, leaving no one to care for her.  When a kindly gentleman was approached in a parking lot by two other elderly ladies who had Gia with them, they said they had to “get rid of her” by the days end or she would go to a shelter.  He gladly took the little scared Gia home with him and contacted SCDR, and of course we were touched by his kindness and Gias’ sweet little face.

Gia was adopted in November 2013 by another senior lady (84 yrs), and 8 months later, she also fell and broke her hip, and can no longer care for herself or poor Gia.  So now Gia is back with our rescue looking for yet another loving home.

Gia is so easy going, quiet, gentle and loving.  She will sit quietly in a corner of the kitchen, watching and observing the activities in her foster home.  She will sneak under your chair or outside to enjoy the sun’s rays.  We suspect that Gia did not have much fun as a puppy, or young adult as she does not play with any toys, or chase a ball.  Time and a loving family may change all of that.

Gia really gets excited when she sees her leash, and she enjoys a fast-paced walk.  She also enjoys a car ride.  She loves to cuddle with you, and is not shy about giving tiny little butterfly kisses.  She does not pester you to pick her up, but if you do, and sit on the couch together, she will not leave until you put her down again.  

She is slightly overweight, and we are working to slim her down a bit.  Gia is not a picky eater, nor does she gulp her food down.  Gia would make a great companion as an “only dog”, but we believe she would also do well with a fellow doxie as a companion.  She is not jealous, just sweet.





   


Name:  Fred  3349
Age: 5 years
D.O.B.:  5/10/2009
 Color: Clear Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Fred is an aristocrat, and as regal and handsome as a longhaired dachshund can be – like an Irish setter with short legs – and as sweet as honey.  Fred’s elderly owner passed away last year, leaving him in the care of her 88 year old boyfriend.  Unfortunately, though he tried to keep Fred, he suffered a stroke leaving him incapacitated and angry (maybe Alzheimer’s?).  His condition caused him to abuse Fred and even injuring him by kicking and hitting him.  The family removed Fred from his care and contacted SCDR to take Fred into our rescue program.  We could not get him out of that home fast enough.

Despite everything, Fred is one fabulous dog.  He is crate trained, 100% house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent.  He prefers to do his business on his twice daily walks, using the back yard for sunning himself and exploring.  He is super sweet and loves everyone. He has a million gentle kisses for your face and can't wait to give them to you!  He is safe with children over 8 years old, and can be an “only dog” if his people don’t work long hours away from home.  He enjoys human company.  He is not overly fond of cats, and will chase if they run. 

Fred is a huge cuddler!  Snuggly and sweet on the sofa and must sleep right next to you in the big bed all night kind of guy.  He has many fine attributes including rolling over on his back for belly-rubs readily, being a good eater (always appreciated by foster moms), greets strangers nicely, including very young children, does not bark very much, but when he does, it’s a very loud, protective bark reserved for folks who ring the doorbell.  (A potential burglar will think he’s a 100 pound Rottweiler barking.)  He quiets on command.  He loves going for long walks and rides nicely in the passenger seat of the car.  Fred is very well socialized and is a welcome guest in his multi-dog foster home.






   


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

 
Name:  Lucy  3252
Ages: 4 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 12 lbs.

 

Anna and Lucy are mother and daughter.  They lost their home when their owner passed away recently from cancer.  They have been boarded at the vet for weeks.  No one in the family is home enough to give them proper care, so SCDR agreed to help find them a new home.

Anna and Lucy are very loving and affectionate with each other.  They get along very well with their fellow foster dogs.  We feel they will do best in a home without the chaos of children coming and going.  They need a quieter home environment.  Empty-nesters would be ideal for these adorable girls. 

They need a home all on one level, as Lucy did have successful back surgery in the past, and should not be allowed to go up and down stairs.  This is preventive maintenance.  With proper care, she will remain healthy and active for many more years.

They enjoy going for walks and riding in the car.  They get very excited when they see their leashes come out.  Their vaccinations are up-to-date, they are healthy, and we made sure both of them are microchipped.  Their previous owner took excellent care of them and made sure they had annual dental cleanings.

Anna and Lucy are house trained and crate trained.  They sleep in their crate together at night, but would much prefer to sleep in a large dog bed in the master bedroom.  Due to their previously owner’s illness, they spent a lot of time at the vet being kenneled, and need a home where this won’t happen so often.








Name: Hank  3350
Age: 7 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Hank lost his home simply because he was unable to tolerate being poked, prodded, pinched, punched, pulled and generally harassed by the resident toddler.  When his owners caught the child hitting Hank with a toy truck, they realized it was only a matter of time before Hank would fight back.  And with a second baby on the way, it was too overwhelming to try to keep the two separated.  So before something really bad happened, they asked SCDR to take Hank into rescue.  We gladly accepted.

An extremely gentle boy, Hank is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, but he prefers to sit out the rough-housing.  He would do best in a home with a retired person or an adults-only home.  He would also very much enjoy having a female companion to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home.  He is safe with children over 10 years old, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis.  Visiting grandchildren would be OK as long as they are supervised.  We have no idea about cats.  It is best to err on the side of caution, and say “No cats.”

Hank believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  He adjusted instantly to his new foster home, exploring every nook and cranny, and exiting to the back yard through the dog door, like he’d always lived there.  He is reliably house trained and crate trained.  He prefers the privacy of his wire crate and cushy fleece lined blanket to the big bed for nighttime sleeping. 




   


Name:  Woody  3260
Age:  6 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 19 lbs


Woody is a Dachshund/King Charles Spaniel.  He was adopted from a Los Angeles shelter about 5 years ago by a nice young couple.  Recently, they discovered that their young son has developed allergies, and therefore, Woody and the family cat had to find new homes.  When he arrived in rescue, he was a rotund 23 pounds, but has been put on a low calorie dog food and exercise program by his foster mom, and has been steadily becoming a svelte version of his former self.

Woody is big boy for a dachshund.  Kind of like a “Big Baby Hughie” and doesn’t know his own strength.  He gets along with other dogs, but be best suited for a companion who is a comparable size to himself, not some tiny, delicate flower of a dog.  Actually, he would prefer to be an “only dog”, the center of someone’s universe.  On the bright side, he is safe with dog-savvy cats (that don’t run and will stand their ground).  If they run, he will chase, but not harm. (Here he is with Penny, the resident cat in his foster home.)



Although Woody came from a home that did not have a dog door, he observed the other dogs in his foster home and learned the dog door in nothing flat.  He has been using it like an expert ever since.  He is highly intelligent and easily learned to sit for a cookie with just a small amount of coaching.

Woody is house trained, and gets very excited when he sees the leases come out.  He loves going for walks and enjoys going to the park near his foster home.  He comes when called and sits on command.  These are very helpful good behaviors.  Woody loves playing with toys too.

Woody is very affectionate with his people and adores being loved on.  He wants to be snuggled, cuddled, have his face rubbed, and wants to be up against his person whether they are sitting on the couch reading, watching television, or relaxing in bed.  Woody has an expectation of sleeping in the big bed with his people.  He even is good about sharing with another dog or the family cat as long as they don’t crowd him.
 






   

Name:  Frannie  3324
Age:  3 years
DOB:  7/17/2011
Color:  English Cream
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Frannie’s owner fell on hard times, and could no longer keep her dog.  We promised to find sweet Frannie a wonderful new home.

Frannie has the most lovely, soft silky ears and furs.  Add to this her rare coloring and she is a stunner.  Frannie is a very gentle dog.  She shyly greets new people and is good with the other dogs.  She is very fond of the senior dog she came in with and happily shares a crate with her.   Frannie has successfully lived with cats in her prior home.

Frannie’s beauty will stop traffic.  When out for a walk with her, don’t be surprised if total strangers stop to strike up a conversation about your dog.  She is really something special.







   


Name: Baby #3197
Age: 2 years
Color:   Black
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie - 14.5 lbs.


Late on a Saturday night, we got a call pleading to save a doxie mix that was scheduled for euthanasia in the morning.  We were more than full, but reluctantly agreed to take the dog.  We originally named this boy Slash as we figured he needed a tough rocker name to balance his sweet, shy demeanor.  However, what he has always been called in his foster home is the far more descriptive “Baby”. 

Baby is a charmer.  He loves people but is not always sure of their intentions.  When he gets scared, he will roll over on his back and offer up his belly to show how submissive he is.  Baby also likes children.

Baby is a young dog and he loves to play with all the other dogs in foster care.  He has different friends for different activities.  He loves to wrestle with one, chase the ball with another and investigate squirrels and crows with still another.  When his foster home gets overcrowded and there is a shortage of crate space, Baby is always the dog that gets crated with a buddy since he gets along so well with other dogs.







   


Name: Roxie  3320
Age:  4 years
Color:  Black/White
Coat:  Wirehair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Roxie was picked up as a stray wandering the streets of San Francisco.  When first rescued, she appeared to not have been well cared for in her previous home, and she has had at least one litter of puppies.  We have taken care of all of that, and she is now spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

Roxie has a sweet, patient personality, and she is great with people, other dogs, and children.  We think she would be a good family dog as she so affectionate and friendly.  We are not sure how she is with cats. Because Roxie is a mix, her legs are a bit longer and she can handle stairs.




   


Name: Sandy  3198
Age: 2.5 years
Color:  Blonde with sable tips
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie - 15  lbs.

Sandy came to us as yet another stray from Modesto.  She’s a gorgeous long haired girl that we think has a tiny dash of something besides dachshund.  Beautiful inside and out, this dog has it all.

Sandy appears to have found her calling as a portable heater.  She loves to lay on top of or be right next to her humans.  She likes women but seems to have a special fondness for men.  However she really doesn’t discriminate and happily soaks up any attention she can get from people.    She also likes children so we think she could be a good family dog.

 





   

Name: Polly Poodle  3311
Age:  4 years
Color:  White
Coat:  Curly
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 9 lbs

Polly is possibly a “Doodle”, a dachshund-poodle mix.  She ended up on the rescue list of a local shelter.  The accompanying picture made it hard to tell anything about her other than that the dog was white.  She had just had a rear leg amputated for what the shelter vets think was a congenital issue.  We figured a doodle would be pretty cute, so off we went to get her.  The attendant went in the back of the shelter and brought out Polly.  One look was all it took to know that she was probably not dachshund at all.   However, having met her in person, it proved to be impossible to leave her there to a bleak fate.  So once again we have a NAD in doxie rescue (NAD = Not A Dachshund).

Polly is showing us why folks like poodles so much.  She is a very smart little girl.  Housebreaking her was a piece of cake – especially compared to a doxie.  She quickly adapted to the routine including agreeing to sleep in a crate.  She really is an easy dog.  At first she did not like being left alone.  She is fine with that now, but if her people are home, she wants to be with them.

Polly likes people, but is a little afraid of new people standing over her.  She would prefer you sit down and let her come to you.  She is more than happy to sleep at the foot of the bed or sit next to her person on the sofa.  She will bark at someone at the door, but she is extremely easy to quiet down.

Polly would far rather be with people than dogs.  She is pretty indifferent to the other dogs so far.  The doxies ignore her, but the poodle mix next door (who hates the doxies) actually likes her.  It must be a breed affinity. 

Polly was picked up as a stray having been recently shaved down to the skin (another reason it was hard to identify her as a poodle in her shelter pics).  We have no idea of what she will look like when her coat grows in.  Her skin is pink with black spots but what there is of her hair looks mostly white  while in a few  places it’s more apricot  so who knows?  And what a tail Polly has. It’s a very silly pig’s tail and is the cutest we have ever seen.  At the end it has the tightest little curl possible.   




   
Name: Nellie  3305
Age: 6 years
D.O.B.:  12/25/2008
Color: Red Piebald 
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size Mini - 11 lbs.

Nellie had been passed around like a hot potato for the past two years.  Her original owner was moving over seas and gave her to neighbors.  When they moved from Oregon to Southern California, they brought Nellie with them, but they soon realized they could not afford to have two dogs, and as Nellie was not theirs to start with, they ran an ad on Craig’s List in an effort to find someone to take her off their hands.  Once we were notified about Nellie, we contacted the owners and they were thrilled to turn her over to rescue. 

Nellie is so beautiful.  She’s well-behaved, playful, a little barky when meeting new people, but settles down quickly.  She soon worms her way into any available lap or follows you around just wanting to be near you.

Nellie gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, and even shares her bedtime crate with any willing partner. She would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  Stay at home moms or folks who work from home would be her ideal home.  She would need a home with a mellow male dachshund if she is to have a canine companion.  Her personality would be overwhelmed by a very dominant dog. 

Nellie is crate trained, and house trained.  She learned how to use the dog door instantly.  She also walks nicely on a leash.  Nellie wants to be wherever her person is and loves to cuddle on the sofa or in the big bed.

Nellie is playful, loving, friendly, knows what she wants and how to get it.  She is very easy to get along with and would be a good choice for a family with gentle older children.  She is safe with a dog savvy cat.  If the cat doesn’t run, she has no interest. 

Nellie is healthy, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations.  Nellie is ready for her new home. If you are interested in Nellie, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Nellie is $200.00.






   

Name: Fritz  3255
Age: 10 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Fritz’s owner became homeless and asked a friend to watch his dog while he got his life back on track.  The guy ended up living in his car, and then he disappeared all together.  Efforts to locate Fritz’s owner were unsuccessful, and after 3 months, it became clear Fritz had been abandoned.  Unfortunately, Fritz’s caregiver had a much bigger and younger dog as well, and he worried that Fritz would be seriously injured by the playful large dog.  So, with the help of a friend, he contacted SCDR and we agreed to help Fritz find a safe and loving home for rest of his life.

Fritz is the perfect doxie for someone who works from home or is a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of a loving senior dog.  His fur is soft and silky.  He loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged.  He is house trained, crate trained, and he knows the dog door.  He loves to go for walks and enjoys riding in the car.  Fritz does not seem to have a preference for men or women.  Both are fine, especially if you have treats to share with him.  Respectful, gentle children over 8 years old would be OK with Fritz.  Visiting grandchildren should always be supervised.  We were told that Fritz liked to “investigate” the resident cat in his former home, but he never harmed it.  Basically, they learned to ignore each other.  In his foster home, there are several cats, and he is totally oblivious to them, basically he couldn’t care less.  He is very safe with cats.





An extremely handsome boy, Fritz is very loving and devoted.  He wants to be in your lap or by your side as much as possible.  Fritz needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs and just a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for him to navigate in and out the door.  At his age, stairs are just out of the question anyway.  Fritz loves his little bed and loves to snuggle in his blanket.  Fritz is a very easy dog.





   

Name: Coco  3344
Age: 11 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie - 16 lbs.

Coco’s owner turned her in to the Orange County Shelter at the end of July.  They would not tell us why.  According to her shelter paperwork, she is 11 years old.  According to her foster mom, she is probably about 7 years old.  She has very little gray and is running and active like a young dog.

A very happy girl, Coco is well socialized with both other dogs of all sizes and people. She is enjoying her stay in her new foster home.  There are other dogs to play with, and she gets to cuddle in the big bed with the humans in the evening.  She is a little bossy with the other doxies in her foster home.  Coco is safe with children over 8 years old.  We think she would be happiest as your “only-dog” or with maybe one other male dachshund.  (Coco is definitely an “alpha” personality.)  Recent retirees are encouraged to apply for her, as she is used to having someone home a lot.  She wants to be a spoiled little princess.

Coco is crate trained, house trained, and dog door savvy.  She will tell you when she has to go out.  She loves going for walks, and she likes going for car rides.  She has a very sweet disposition.  We call her “Coco-licious”!  Her new family needs to keep Coco on her specific diet as she has a tendency to put on weight.  It took several weeks of diligent care to return Coco to her svelte self, as she was rather over-weight when we got her.  Coco wants to be babied and often has to be picked up and carried back into the house.  She loves that special one-on-one attention.  She gives nice kisses for your trouble.




   

Name:  Pablo 3221
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered 
Size: Mini - 11 lbs.

Pablo was adopted from a rescue group eight years ago.  He has lived with several family members over the past few years, but now that he really needs a place to go, no one in the family will take him in.  His owner has developed a severe allergy to pet dander and can no longer live with a dog in her home without feeling ill.  We gladly took little Pablo under our wing.

Pablo is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog.  Pablo is a treasure.  His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged.  Pablo has some alopecia (canine baldness) on his ears and chest, but is otherwise in great condition.

Pablo is reliably house trained, and he is dog door savvy.  He will also use piddle pads if he needs to potty and there is no one home to let him outside.  He loves to go for walks and enjoys riding in the car.  He needs a home with someone who can set limits and boundaries.  He feels safest knowing his humans are in charge.  Visiting grandchildren over 5 years old are safe with Pablo (with parental supervision of course) and he gets along fine with other small dogs, especially the girls.  We have no idea how he feels about cats.








Name: Dixie  3353
Age: 2.5 years 
Color: Light Red
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Standard – 23 lbs.

Dixie was adopted from the SPCA-LA in April 2014 by a lovely lady who was 84 years old.  It didn’t take long for her to realize that this was not such a good idea.  Not only is Dixie a large dachshund/corgi, but the lady has her 18 year old granddaughter and great-granddaughter (a 3 month old infant) living with her.  She has her hands full, and it was just becoming too much for her to handle.  When she asked us for help, we readily agreed to take Dixie into our rescue program.

Dixie is doing well in her foster home.  She likes the other dachshunds, especially the little boy ones.  She is a little shy with new people, but warms up quickly.  She would like to sleep in the big bed, but is settling for a comforter in a roomy crate for now.  Dixie would be fine in an “only dog” home if someone was there most of the time.  Families with children over 8 years old are encouraged to apply for Dixie.  Her favorite thing is to steal dirty laundry and stash it in her bed to be chewed later.  Her new family must keep their clothes picked up and in the hamper before washing, or else risk Dixie appropriating it for her own enjoyment.  (It’s a “dog thing”.)  Despite her size, Dixie still has some puppyish behaviors.

Dixie is house trained and crate trained.  She walks well on a leash and behaves nicely in the car.  Dixie knows the dog-door and goes in and out at her own volition.  When she is indoors, she is a couch-potato.  Always ready for lots of petting and a belly rub.  She is not shy about wanting to sit on the sofa with her people to get the maximum attention. 








Name: Lucy  3302
Age: 6 years
Color: Clear Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 10 lbs.

Lucy was an owner-surrender at the Pasadena Humane Society.  We were not told the reason for them leaving her there.  Lucy was shy in the shelter and didn’t “show well”.  Shelters are very scary places, especially for dogs that are mild mannered and sensitive.  Lucky for Lucy, our local representative spotted her, contacted SCDR for help, and obtained the go ahead from PHS to pull her for us.

When Lucy arrived at her foster home, she was very shy.  She needed grooming and bath.  Once those needs were met, she was a different dog.  Happy, friendly, and affectionate are words that come to mind when we think about Lucy.

Lucy is a little princess.  She might have been an “only dog” in her previous home, and wants to be waited upon hand and foot.  She is a good eater and puts herself to bed at night.  She sleeps in a cushy dog bed in the master bedroom.  She loves going for walks and enjoys rides in the car.  She likes to ride in someone’s lap.

Lucy pretty much ignores the other dogs in her foster home.  She appears to have no interest in cats as well.  However, she does prefer women to men for some unknown reason. 






   


Name: Mary Jane  2760
Age: 7 year 
Color: Wild Boar
Coat: Smooth 
Sex: Female/Spayed 
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

When we rescued Mary Jane out of the Baldwin Park shelter in May of 2012, we had only previously seen her picture and thought she looked beautiful.  But as it turns out, not only is she beautiful to look at, she had a heart of gold and kisses as sweet as honey.  Mary Jane was adopted in July of 2012.  Recently, her family welcomed their first grandchild.  At first everything was fine, but when the infant became a toddler, everything fell apart.  Mary Jane does not like to be poked, prodded, pinched, pulled or generally harassed by the baby and she snapped at him.  (No damage done.) But the new grandma and grandpa felt that Mary Jane needed a toddler-free home, and returned her to SCDR to find a better one.

Mary Jane is a "Super Sized" dachshund.  Her heritage appears to be Dachshund and Bassett Hound.  She is very long and low. She loves the other dachshunds in her foster home, and plays well with them.  She loves to give kisses and cuddle in any available lap.  She likes to sleep in the big bed, under the covers, up close and personal.  She also enjoys lots of petting and belly rubs.

Mary Jane is reliably house trained.  She walks well on a leash and loves rides in the car.  She will steal your heart.  She is safe with children over 8 years old.  She is not good with babies or toddlers.  We don’t know how she is with cats.  Mary Jane is a wonderful family companion.  She is extremely intelligent as well as affectionate.  If you desire the love and admiration of the standard sized dachshund, Mary Jane is your dream come true.


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