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: Rocko  3313
Age:  4 years 
Color: Black & Tan Double Dapple 
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 12 lbs.

Rocko came to us as an owner-surrender via Facebook.  His former owner waited until the last minute to re-home his dogs, so it appears he didn’t care who took them or what happened to them.

Rocko is a double dapple and he is paying the price for some stupid backyard breeder’s breeding practices.  Double dapples are very likely to have hearing and/or vision problems, and Rocko is no exception.  He is totally deaf and we think he also has some visual limitations.

Rocko is very friendly with everyone.  However, he does appear to not have been handled a lot.  Anything other than petting and carrying him, scares him (such as rolling him over for a tummy rub).   Rocko also appears to not have had any training, as he has not even conquered the first step for deaf dogs – learning to look up at his people to see what they want him to do.

Rocko has recently struck up a flirtation with the two micro-mini females.  He enjoys romping and playing chase with them.  We think he is a ladies man and feels more confident with dogs that are smaller than him.

Rocko does not like to be away from his people.  He will cry and carry on at the dog gate to be with his foster mom.  We are working on this.  However, we have already taught him to sleep by himself in his crate in the dog room.  We are doing this to give him some self confidence.

Rocko’s ideal home would take the time to train Rocko with a few hand signals.  This would make the world less confusing for Rocko.  We think it would be great if his new home might also work with Rocko on nose work.  He gets into everything – usually just to sniff and inspect, not to eat since he is pretty food indifferent – unless it’s a tasty treat!  We think he could excel at nose work and that he would really enjoy it.

Rocko would also benefit from walks – something he has not had before.  Again, this would help with his self confidence as well as his socialization.

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

The tax deductible donation for Rocko is $100.00.



   
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.

Ginger is an easy dog that we think could assimilate into a number of homes.  Older children are fine with her.  A canine companion would be just dandy or she could be a doted on only dog.  She does need someone who will get her some exercise as she is still a young dog.
We have had Gingerbread spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  We have also crate trained her, although she would prefer to sleep in the big bed.

If you are interested in Gingerbread, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Gingerbread is $275.00



   
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.   

Polly gets along well with her three legs.  She would prefer to have a home that does not have a lot of stairs as she does not like going up them (or she could be carried since she is a little thing).  She still likes to get out and about, but she does not have a high exercise need.  Polly is spayed, micro chipped and current on her vaccinations.  If you are interested in Polly, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Polly is just $75.00.


   

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 beautiful long haired girl that we think has a bit of something besides dachshund.

Sandy appears to have found her calling as a portable heater.  She loves to lie 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 any of her people.  With strangers, Sandy is friendly, but cautious.

Sandy enjoys her walks and playing with her Kong ball.  She also wants to be the undisputed “queen” and only dog in her new home.  She does not even want to have a canine brother.  She is fine meeting dogs on the street and out in public, but she just doesn’t want to share her home with them.

Sandy is spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.  She willingly sleeps in her crate at night.  Sandy is an easy dog.

If you are interested in Sandy and don’t have any other dogs in residence, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Sandy is $250.00.





THIS DOG IS FOSTERED IN MODESTO.
Name:  Hogan  3288
Age:  3.5 years
Color:  Black & Tan 
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Full Standard - 37 lbs.

Do you like things supersized?  Then you are going to love Hogan!  This sweet boy is a full size standard. Because folks don’t see many of them, his new owners should be prepared for him to stop traffic and attract crowds when he is out and about.

Hogan was first rescued from an abusive home.  His current owners witnessed the young boy in the home being allowed to punch him in the nose, causing it to bleed.  Not a single reprimand was given.  We can only imagine how Hogan was treated when no one was around.

His new owners quickly fell in love with Hogan and his wonderful personality.  However, Hogan has one flaw.  He is not cat-safe.  This a problem, because his owners live in the country near a common cat dumping spot.  They catch and fix all they can, but the cats and any kittens that might be born are at serious risk with Hogan.  Therefore, it is with a heavy heart they have decided to re-home Hogan. 

Hogan is great with kids and with strangers.  He seems to like everyone.  He does have a bad habit of jumping up on people and with his size and strength he could knock a small child down.  He needs an owner that can handle the strength of a bigger dog.  (Doxies are very strong and not known for being the most leash-compliant.)  Hogan is also good with other dogs.  He lives with other small dogs, and when he goes to a dog park, he never has a problem. 

Hogan is a very happy dog.  He enjoys playing with his hard rubber ball and hanging with his people. He is not much of a barker other than alerting when someone comes to the door.

Hogan is neutered and current on his vaccinations.  He sleeps in a dog bed with his blanky (the bed will go with him).

If you are interested in Hogan, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Hogan is $225.00.


   
This doxie is being fostered in the Fresno area.
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.

Brooklyn is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had a full dental.  If you are interested in Brooklyn, please contact Wendy at wendy3676@att.net or call 559-474-0051.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Brooklyn is only $175.00.



   

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.



Baby would love a home as a family dog or one with another playful canine companion.  With his longer legs, a home with stairs is no problem for him.  Walks would be a most welcome part of his life.

We have had Baby neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.  If you are interested in Baby, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Baby is only $75.00.





   
Name:  Rocky  3184
Age:  6 years
Color:  Cream Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard - 19 lbs.

We have to stop taking late night Saturday calls!  This one was about a doxie in Bakersfield.  We asked repeatedly “Are you sure he is a dachshund?”  We were repeatedly told yes.  We somewhat suspiciously agree to take him.  He was whisked off into boarding the next morning to await transport.  We then got his head shot and we knew.  This was another NAD (Not a Dachshund).  However, we had committed, so he was now ours.

Rocky arrived in the Bay Area via a Pilots ‘N Paws flight.  The passengers on the plane raved about what a good dog he had been.  He sat on a young boys lap for the entire flight, cool as a cucumber.  He had no problems being immediately being handled by a stranger (his new foster mom).  On the car trip back to the house, he curled up in the front seat and rested with not a care in the world.  Even more impressive was when he met the gang – his foster siblings.  They like to swarm new dogs, but Rocky didn’t bat an eyelash at this.

Rocky has proven to be a “Zen” dog.  He is young and playful, but his inner energy is calm and soothing.  He goes with the flow and never causes trouble.   He is a cute boy with a shepherdy look to his face. 



Rocky has learned to enjoy playing with the other dogs.  He likes chase and he would love to join the wrestling, but the doxies are breedist and normally won’t let him.  He was very happy to discover cow hooves and bones to chew on and is starting to figure out toys.

We think Rocky could do well in almost any home.  Noise doesn’t seem to bother him.  He likes people. He likes other dogs.  We have not tested him with cats.  Stairs are no issue.  With his incredible demeanor, someone is going to be very lucky to get this dog.

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

The tax deductible donation for Rocky is just $75.00.





   
Name: Gidget  3286 (was 3184)
Age:  5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro-Mini - 7.8 lbs.

SCDR regulars may remember Gidget.  She came to us from the Stanislaus shelter.  We thought we had found a wonderful home for her, but it turns out Gidget was cruelly “catfished”.  The woman who applied for her and went through the approval process was never intending to adopt Gidget.  Instead, she was pretending to adopt, so that she could give Gidget to her elderly mother.

So, poor Gidget, who loves the outside and appeared to be housebroken, was confined to inside the house.  Fortunately for Gidget, her new owner soon had a heart attack and then surgery.  As a result, Gidget’s refusal to use pee pads was unacceptable, and she was promptly returned.  This is when we learned the true story of her false adoption. 

We are going to be very, very picky with Gidget’s next adopters.  Dogs are not furniture that can easily be moved around.  Gidget was traumatized by her adoption and return and we don’t want that to happen to her ever again.

Gidget is very people friendly and loves to cuddle.  However, if she doesn’t like what you are doing or it hurts, she has no problems nipping you.  We therefore think she would do best in an adults-only home or one with older children.

Gidget is fine with the other dogs, but her main priority is trying to be with people.  Gidget wants lots of blankets in her bed.  She burrows in and she is so diminutive, you can’t tell she is in there. 

Gidget has been spayed, microchipped and is current on her vaccinations.  We also just gave her a complete dental.  She came back to us quite plump.  We’ve taken a little of the weight off, but her new home should be committed to keeping her at a healthy weight.

If you are interested in Gidget, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Gidget is $250.00.









     

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.

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 rplsecr@yahoo.com.

The tax deductible donation for Honey is only $125.00.




   
*ADOPTION PENDING*

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.













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