Adoptable dachshunds fostered in Northern California

We have many dachshunds fostered in Northern California. If you live in Southern California, you can still adopt them! Please inquire and we might be able work with you to transfer them down to where you live, or you can pick them up. Please contact us for more info.

All of these dogs are being fostered in the San Francisco/Fresno areas of Northern California.

Name: Blossom  3274
Age:  1 year
Color:  Red
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro-mini - 6 lbs.

Blossom and two other dogs (her sister and mother?)  were dropped off at the shelter as “strays”.  We suspect they were owner surrenders but that in order to avoid surrender fees, the owner claimed he had found them.

We refer to this cutie as “Fox” – both for her looks and because she likes to tell us “what the fox says”.

Blossom has been a pistol since arriving in foster care.  She is extremely people friendly with all and does not wait for permission to jump into any available lap.  She has lots of sass and attitude and is not shy about sharing her opinion.  Blossom was also hanging with the big dogs (the 13-15 lb tweenies) within a few hours of arriving.  She is a fearless little thing.

We have been working on Blossom’s manners.  She is highly against being crated at night, but she is slowly beginning to accept it.  Her housebreaking is improving each day. 

Blossom could go to a family with older respectful children, but they would need to be careful.  Blossom is an escape artist, and is a master at slipping through a door as someone is exiting.  Fortunately, she doesn’t really bolt – she just wants to check things out.  A home that would take her for walks would be high on her list.

Blossom would like another small dog or perhaps a cat as a companion.  (We have not cat tested her, but since even a small cat would outweigh her, we think she could learn to get along with one)  She does not want to be alone all day in an apartment.  Blossom should not do stairs, but she is light enough to carry up and down easily.

We have had Blossom spayed and microchipped, and she is current on her vaccinations.  If you are interested in Blossom,  please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Blossom is $400.00.

Name: Bubbles  3273
Age:  1 year
Color:  Black
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro-mini – 4.2 lbs

Bubbles and two other dogs (her sister and mother?)  were dropped off at the shelter as “strays”.  We suspect they were owner surrenders but that in order to avoid surrender fees, the owner claimed he had found them.

Bubbles charms everyone she meets.  She is shyly friendly and it appears that no one is immune to her adorable little face.  Among a pack of “little’s” she is the one visitors gravitate towards.  She is just irresistible.

She is a super tiny dog with very petite features.  She may have some Chihuahua in her heritage, but whatever her combination of genetics, it resulted in a real cutie.

Bubbles wants to be with her people.  She likes tiny dogs like herself, but is a bit intimidated by the bigger tweenies.  Bubbles new home should not have really young children as she is so tiny, she could easily be hurt.  She would be fine with older respectful children.  She does not want to be left alone for long hours each day.

We have had Bubbles spayed and microchipped, and she is current on her vaccinations. If you are interested in Bubbles, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Bubbles is $400.00.

Name: Buttercup  3272
Age:  8 years
Color:  Red with Sable tips
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro-mini – 5.75 lbs.

Buttercup, and two other dogs (her puppies?) were dropped off at the shelter as “strays”.  We suspect they were owner surrenders, but that in order to avoid surrender fees, the owner claimed he had found them.

Buttercup is a gorgeous, apparently pure bred, dachshund.  Not only is she stunning in the looks department, she is also super sweet.  She is so charming that the transporter did not want to give her up.  When Buttercup and the puppies were spayed, she is the one the vet techs had trouble letting go of.  She works her magic on everyone.

Buttercup is a very much a go-with-the-flow dog.  She tries to not cause any trouble.  She loves having a lap to sit in and would be beyond thrilled to be a bed dog.  She enjoys checking out the yard and loves to snake crawl across the grass.

Buttercup would like to get a new home where she could go on the occasional walk.  She would love a yard of her own.  A small friendly canine companion would be fine with her or we think she could be an only dog. She is also probably workable with cats.  Buttercup is not afraid to nip you if you are doing something that she does not like, so a home with no kids or with teenagers and up would be best.

We have had Buttercup spayed and microchipped, and she is current on her vaccinations.  She will have a dental prior to adoption. If you are interested in Buttercup, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Buttercup is $150.00.

Name:  Mr. Littles  3275
Age:  3 years
Color:  Chocolate & Tan 
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Weight:  Micro-Mini - 5 lbs.

Mr. Littles was picked up as a stray.  He was very scared in the shelter so rescue was asked to take him.   We don’t often get such tiny dogs so we readily agreed. Plus with his chocolate coloring and cute face how could we resist?  While the shelter swore he was a purebred doxie, we think he is a chiweenie. 

Littles name should really be Gund.  He is about the size of a stuffed toy and he is almost as easy.  Littles does not bark.  He crates quietly at night.  He would be happy to be in your lap for hours.  We have no doubt he would agree to be a purse dog.  Littles is also very friendly with strangers.  No yippy little biter here.  So far he is the easiest dog we have ever had in foster care.  The only thing he has objected to is he does not want another dog muscling in on his food dish if it contains something especially tasty.

Littles is doing fine with the other dogs but we think he would be happy to be an only dog.  He enjoys checking out the yard. When he is in his crate, he burrows in and disappears.  We are working on putting a few ounces on him as he was very thin when he arrived in foster care.  Because he is so tiny, he needs to go to a home with no children or older children.

We have had Littles neutered and microchipped. He is current on his vaccinations.  He is crate trained.

If you are interested in Mr. Littles, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Mr. Littles is $275.00.

Name: Slash #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.

In the shelter picture, Slash did look very doxie-like.  However, we discovered that in real life – not nearly so much.  It turns out that Slash has the ability to shape-change for photos.  We have ones where he looks all dachshund.  We also have ones where he looks like a 70 lb black lab and ones where he looks like a very large headed pit bull. (We believe the pics posted show him as he really is.)   He’s a super cute little fellow. 

Slash got his tough rocker name to help boost his confidence.  He wants very badly to be loved, but is shy with people.  He grovels and offers up his belly when we pet him.  We are working on showing him that he can trust people and to not be so worried about them.   Slash goes with the flow and tries his best to be a good dog and do whatever is asked of him.

Slash is a young dog so he has been enjoying playing with the other young foster dogs.  He has just begun to discover toys and is very fond of chewiest. 

Slash also loves his crate at night.  With his longer legs, a home with stairs is no problem for Slash.  He would be fine with a canine sibling or we think he would be ok as an only dog if he is not left home alone for long hours.

We have had Slash neutered, micro chipped and vaccinated.  If you are interested in Slash, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Slash is only $75.00.

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.

Honey has only seen one cat while in foster care, and she clearly indicated she did not like the cat, so she needs a cat-free home.

We had Honey spayed, microchipped, fully vaccinated and a minor dental done, so she is all ready for her forever home.

If you are interested in Honey, please fill out the adoption application and contact Janice at

The tax deductible donation for Honey is only $125.00.


Name:  Rupert  3271
Age:  10 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Weight:  Chubby Standard – 31 lbs!

Rupert was picked up as a stray and no one ever came looking for him.  He was such a nice dog that he was one of the few seniors made available for adoption in the small shelter he was in.  However, weeks went by and no one took this boy home.  The workers all loved Rupert and they begged us to take him as he was dangerously close to his time limit.  (Most shelters are so overcrowded that even nice dogs are PTS if they don’t get adopted within 30 days).

When his foster mom met Rupert she was quickly in love.  She reports that Rupert is one of the best natured doxies she has ever met.  He’s very mellow and he’s very affectionate.  He enjoys cuddling next to his person.

In foster care, Rupert discovered the box of dog toys and was delighted with them.  He is also thrilled with his daily outings.  He goes to the dog park where he is a perfect gentleman to both dogs and humans alike. Rupert is also living with canine foster siblings and does well with all of them.

Rupert came into rescue very overweight. He is a chow hound and tries to convince us silly humans that he is starving to death.  His foster mom is working on taking the pounds off and he is more than happy to cooperate with the exercise portion of his weight loss plan.

Rupert is supposed to be sleeping downstairs, because he far heavier than his foster mom is supposed to carry up the stairs.  However, downstairs he cried so the first night that she cracked and carried him up.  Well, as you can guess, upstairs and near his person is now where he wants to sleep every night. 

Rupert appears to be totally housebroken.  He is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. He has also had a complete dental and the removal of a small fatty lump.

If you are interested in Rupert, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

Rupert can be yours for a modest tax deductible donation to rescue.


Name:  Zoey  3192
Age:  1 year
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs

This little doxie mix was so terrified in the shelter she curled up in a ball and wouldn’t move.  This was a death sentence in the high kill shelter she was in.  Once again, our transporter pleaded with us to save a favorite of hers, so Zoey made her way to rescue.

Zoey shows her fear by hiding and has never tried biting no matter how terrified.  By the end of her first afternoon in foster care, it was clear to us that she is a very nice dog.

Zoey wants to be where the people are.  She thinks humans are great even if she is a little cautious.  We think with a little more socialization Zoey is going to be a terrific dog.  She is not a barker.  She is good with new people and we think will be fine with older children.  She is good with other dogs.  She is very curious about everything and is eager to explore the world and have new experiences.  Because she is a mix with longer legs, stairs are not a problem.

Because Zoey is young, it did not take her long to join in the play sessions of her foster doxie brothers and sisters.  She’s particularly interested in toys and playing chase. 

Zoey is crate trained and finds it an upgrade over her previous living conditions. (We are very sure she had been an outside dog).  She also finds her crate comforting as a safe haven when something scares her.

We have had Zoey spayed, micro chipped and vaccinated.  If you are interested in Zoey, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Zoey is only $125.00.


Name:  Dash  3195
Age:  4 Years
Color:  Chocolate
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Name:  Kobe  3193
Age:  4 Years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Chubby Tweenie– 18 lbs.


Kobe and Dash are half-brothers that have been together their whole lives.  They were purchased as puppies from a high volume back yard breeder who had two litters at the same time.   They were much loved in their new home but then circumstances changed.  The couple got a divorce and the only child moved out of the house for college.  Suddenly the boys found themselves spending very long days outside in their dogloo. Their dad reached out to rescue to see if we could help this pair find a better home with someone around more.

When this pair first arrived in foster care, they were barky and suspicious of the other dogs.  This soon dissipated and the boys loved spending most of their day inside.  They quickly began playing with the other Doxie in the house and made it clear that any cozy human lap on the couch or bed was where they loved to be best.

Kobe arrived 5 pounds overweight.  His foster home has reduced his diet and he is slimming down. Kobe is happy go lucky and easy to love. He’s quick to remind you to rub his belly and his tail never stops wagging.  He’s a cuddly boy who wants to be with his humans.  Kobe still has an issue with submissive peeing if you pick him up too quick.  This can be managed by putting his harness and leash on outside.

Dash is more reserved with new people and new dogs.  He does best when he knows he is not in charge.  Once he knows you, he loves cuddling and prefers to be with you or in your lap for hours.  Both dogs are energetic at times, but also are comfortable in their dog beds napping if the house is settled down. They are very good about going to the bathroom in the backyard and have not had any issues with housetraining in their foster home.
Walks were a new experience for this pair and they quickly took to them. They enjoy the dog park and are fine with the other dogs there.   They are both workable with cats.  They are living with other dogs in their foster home and although snarky at first, they are now a happy part of the pack. They get along best with the easy-going doxie in their foster home.

Both dogs are also very successfully being fostered with older children and love family life. Because of their short legs they need help up on to the bed or couch – where they love to hang with their humans.

Kobe and Dash are crate trained together, neutered, vaccinated and micro chipped.  The boys would like to stay together.  We will consider splitting them if there is the right situation.  Kobe would enjoy a canine sibling. Dash would enjoy a canine sibling who is very easy going – but also could be an only dog in a home that would have a lot of attention to give him.

If you are interested in Kobe and/or Dash, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for both is $375.00.
Individually they are $225.00.

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