Our recent alumni dogs that found their forever homes!
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Name: Oscar M #3105
Age: 3 years
Color: Red Sable
Weight: Tweenie -14 lbs
When we were pulling a young dachshund from a shelter with a 94% kill rate, and knowing the fate of the dogs in this shelter, we decided to offset the young dog we wanted with what we thought was a senior doxie mix who had been dumped in the shelter by his owners. When the transport unloaded, we found some other rescue had taken the young dachshund, leaving us only Oscar. Turns out we were very lucky to get this sweet boy.
The first thing we discovered is that his face does not have gray, it’s just his coloring. We think he might have a little beagle in him. Oscar’s teeth are nice and white and we don’t think he is more than two or three years old.
The next thing we discovered is just what a nice dog he is. Oscar really likes people and we think he would be a great family dog. Oscar likes other dogs and he also likes kitties! Oscar enjoys getting to go for walks and adventures. He’s always up for a good romp. He crates quietly at night.
Name: Coby 3174
Age: 1 year
Size: Mini - 11.6 lbs
Coby came to us from the Lake County Animal Shelter where he had been picked up as a stray. He passed his temperament test with flying colors. Unfortunately for him, this rural shelter is always overcrowded and they have few adopters. His foster home has a weakness for red nosed dogs, so we agreed to take this cute boy into rescue. Coby is very charming and looks to us like a dachshund-terrier mix of some sort.
Coby is extremely people-friendly and we think he has the potential to be a great family dog. He wants affection from everyone he meets including the children he has been introduced to. Coby is also doing very well with the other dogs in his foster home and is learning to enjoy all the doxie games.
Coby loves getting out although his leash manners could use work. (It is very likely he had never been on a leash prior to coming into rescue.) Coby also enjoys cuddling and loves to come sit on your lap for some extra loving..
Name: Patty 3187 Age: 2 years Color:Black & Tan Coat:Smooth Sex: Female/Spayed Size:Mini – 10.5 lbs
Patty came from the dreaded high kill Stanislaus shelter. She had been picked up as a stray wearing a collar with the ends of shoelace leash dangling from it. The shelter notes said this little doxie mix was “mean” and “not a nice dog”. However, once again our transporter interceded on a dog’s behalf and we hesitantly agreed to take her. Within one minute of meeting Patty, it was clear we should not have hesitated. This is one really nice dog!
Patty isn’t just tolerant of strangers; she actively seeks out affection and attention. She will roll over for a belly rub at the slightest indication you might be willing to give one. As sublime as Patty is with people, she is even better with dogs. We have never seen a dog throw so many play bows. Within seconds of meeting a new dog she is inviting them to romp with her. She would love to have a playful canine companion in her new home.
Our little Pattycakes is very submissive. A home that could get her out to build her confidence would be great. We think she would be fine with children. Because she has slightly longer legs, a home with stairs should not be a problem.
Name: Gina 3063
Age: 3.5 years
Name: Vinnie 3062
Age: 6 years
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
Gina and Vinnie are delightful. They were loved very much in their former home, but when cross-country family matters and full time work took up so much time, they wound up being boarded way too often, and their family knew things had to change. After a long battle with their hearts, the owners realized that transfer to SCDR was the best option for Gina and Vinnie.
Vinnie is the guard doxie, alerting you when someone is at the door, or coming up the driveway, or delivering the trash cans back to the side yard. He loves to answer the neighborhood dogs with his opinion of things. He loves chasing varmints in the yard, sunbathing, playing with his toys and his foster siblings. When Vinnie came, we noticed he had slightly longer legs, which is not unusual. However, like most dachshunds, he requires a home without any stairs, and no jumping off the furniture.
Gina is the quiet and shy little girl. Once she has had time to warm up to you, she will be your cuddle bug and loyal friend. She loves Vinnie like no-tomorrow and vise-versa. They play so cute together and enjoy their walks in the park or at the beach.
Gina and Vinnie are both excellent with children over 5 years old; and we think they would be awesome full time RV’ers as well.
Carmella was found abandoned in a very upscale neighborhood in Costa Mesa. The Good Samaritan that found her posted signs, and checked newspapers and on-line sources for Lost Dog ads for two weeks. She took Carmella to the vet and had her scanned for a microchip. . . . Nothing. After two weeks of being unable to locate her people, the lady contacted SCDR and we agreed to take Carmella into our program. Carmella is a designer dog. Half Dachshund, half Beagle. She has the sweet temperament of the Beagle with the desirable features of the Dachshund – long ears, extra long body, and long tail. She’s just a bit taller than the average doxie, making living in a home with stairs a non-issue.
Carmella is an adorable puppy. 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. Carmella walks nicely on a leash and enjoys going for a ride in the car. She’d be a great familyn dog.
Carmella 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 mom, and snuggles under the covers. She doesn’t have any naughty habits. Carmella is so sweet and will look at you with her big brown eyes hoping to find a way to please you.
When Carmella came into rescue, she had “cherry eye” in both eyes. (The gland that secretes tears becomes inflamed/infected and pops out of its containment space.) We had to have our vet surgically correct the condition. Carmella needed antibiotic eye drops for a couple of weeks afterward. Her vision is perfect.
Name: Jada 3218 Age: 7 years Color: Black & Tan Coat: Smooth Sex: Female/Spayed Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
Jada’s story is probably the most bizarre one we’ve ever encountered. And the fact that Jada is alive and doing well is a total miracle. Here is her little story: When the reconditioning crew at a Riverside auto repossession yard opened the trunk of a car their men confiscated the night before, they found a wounded, starving and dehydrated female dachshund mix. The shocked workers made a few phone calls and within hours, Jada was taken into rescue and rushed to Sunny Hills Animal Hospital for treatment. We don’t know how many days she was locked in that trunk, but sufficed to say, she could have died.
After a few days in the hospital and a week at SCDR headquarters, Jada went to stay with a wonderful foster family to receive lots of one-on-one attention and TLC. Her recovery has been nothing short of miraculous. Except for a few patches where the fur is growing back from where she had wounds and stitches, you’d never know anything ever happened to Jada.
Like most dachshunds, Jada loves lap-time and gives sweet little kisses. We made sure her kisses are sweet by taking care of Jada’s dental issues as soon as we got her. She gets along great with other small dogs. She loves going for walks, especially around a little lake near her foster home. There are ducks and geese, and Jada finds them fascinating. She is excellent on car rides and loves meeting new people.
Jada loves to cuddle and snuggle under the blankets on the sofa. Her foster family can’t say enough wonderful things about her, but due to previous commitments and travel plans, they are unable to adopt Jada themselves, but wish they could.
Jada is reliably house trained and has not a single accident inside. 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 a few steps inside or outside would be OK (no long flights of stairs), as Jada is slightly taller than the average dachshund.
Name: Selig3096 Age: 6.5 years Color: Red Dapple Coat: Smooth Sex: Female/Spayed Size: Mini/ 11 lbs
Selig’s new fosterparents named her Selig (pronounced Zeely) which is German for blessed andoverjoyed. Selig wasdefinitely blessedand overjoyed. Selig ended up in aCentral CA shelter on a longer than normal hold. Why thelonger hold? The shelter knew where she lived and a noticeby Animal Control was posted on the door of the home. Selig had to spend 11 long days in the shelterto give her people time to go reclaim her. Did they? No. Wecan’tunderstand this, because Selig is so sweet and friendly. She was a staff favorite at the shelter, andthey wereoverjoyed the day our Central CA rep went to the shelter to retrieveher. To say that Selig was “blessed” towalk outthe front door of the shelter and “overjoyed” to be leaving would bean understatement.
Selig is a littlegirl who arrived to us as a chubby mini, but her foster parents got the extrapound, off with portioncontrol and daily walks. Selig loves going for walks and she is verygood on a leash. Selig is a red with slightdappling on her ears & head anda few light dapple spots on her body. She is as cute as they come. Selig doeslovefood, so her people will have to watch that they don’t over-feed her.
Selig isfriendly with tail wagging to all people she meets. She would love to be the princess in someone’shome. She is currently living with 2other small dogs and she does well with them, but she does want to be abit dominantat times. To her credit, she takes correction very well, so it has not been aproblem. She would befine as an only-dogwith someone who is home a lot. Young retirees are encouraged to apply for thislittle one. Do you like to go RVing? Selig loves riding in the car so she wouldlove to go on trips with you
Name:Piper 3098 Age:13 years Coat:Smooth Sex:Female/Spayed Size:Mini – 9 lbs
Piper could have definitely been named Snuggle Bug. She is definitely happiest snuggled up in a blankie next to her human. Unfortunately, Piper had a rough start. She was found wondering the streets in a Central Valley town. Animal Services picked her up and the director at the shelter contacted SCDR. A local foster had just found a forever home for another senior and was ready to take Piper.
Even though Piper is a sweet girl, she was severely neglected. Her nails were growing into the pads of her feet and her teeth were in awful shape. After a week on antibiotics, she went in for a dental and pedicure. The vet had to remove both canine teeth and her incisors. It took her a while to recover, but she is doing really well. She eats like a champ, but does require soft food. Piper does have a heart murmur, but her heart is functioning great. The heart murmur may have been a result of the terrible condition of her teeth. Just like humans, dogs can live very long lives with a heart murmur.
Piper is an awesome senior girl. She walks well on a leash and is potty trained. Her favorite thing to do is snuggle. She loves going to work with her foster mom. Piper is being fostered with three other dogs and two children over 10 and is fine with them. Piper would do best in a home where someone is home most of the time or with someone who is willing to take her to work.
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