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: 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.

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.

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:  Sven  3196
Age:  7 months
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Wirehair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard - 23 lbs.

We were contacted to rescue a wirehair doxie mix that was terrified in the shelter.  One of our volunteers raced to go get him.  Poor boy was so scared; she had to carry him out, because he was frozen in fear.

Once we got a good look at him, we are not sure he is a wire doxie mix (but he could be).  He has a wire dachshund like snout but oh, those ears!  When he puts his ears up, he looks like he could instead be a Scottish Terrier mix.  He has the black and tan dachshund coloring but he is more the size of a beagle in a petite sized German Shepard like body.   Whatever he is, he is a show stopper!  If you fancy the wirehair coat, this boy is for you!

Sven is a typical puppy.  He really likes people although he is a little hand shy.  He is enjoying romping with the other young dogs in his foster home.  He came into rescue with no manners or training, so his foster home has begun working on Sven’s etiquette lessons.  He especially loves the reward part of his schooling!

Sven went nose-to-nose greeting three cats and showed only curiosity.  He was not at all inappropriate, so we believe he can go to a home with a dog-savvy cat or two. 

Sven needs a home that is prepared for puppy energy.  He is going to need lots of exercise to keep him from getting into trouble.  A playful canine companion would be perfect.  As a baby, he is likely to chew on anything he can get his teeth on so his new home needs to be prepared for the potential of damage to some possessions.  Do you have a multi-level home? Stairs are not an issue for Sven. 

We have had Sven neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.  His foster home is working on his housebreaking and is crate training him.

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

The tax deductible donation for Sven is $250.00.


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.


Name:  Daisy Darling  3188
Age:  3 years
DOB:  3/26/2011
Color: White with Tan Markings
Coat:  Longhair
(or possible Soft-Coated Wirehair)
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:   Standard - 20 lbs.

Daisy belonged to an elderly gentleman.  When he died, his family rehomed his dogs, including Daisy.  She is a wonderful girl and we were delighted to take her into rescue.

Daisy’s biological daddy was a 7-pound, micro-mini, long haired dachshund.  Her mom was supposedly some sort of terrier, and based on Daisy’s size, was clearly a big girl.  Daisy looks very much like a soft coated wirehair (a wirehair–longhair cross) so there is a possibility that her mother had a whopping dose of wire hair doxie (many people don’t know that doxies can have wirehair coats and call them terrier mixes).

Daisy was sweet and friendly from the moment she arrived in foster care.  She is a very gentle dog and we think she could do well with children.  Her lack of prey drive makes us thinks she might also learn to live with cats.  She has no issues with other dogs.  She greets all visitors nicely and sees no need to sound the alarm when people come over.

Daisy was used to a quiet life, so at first, rescue was overwhelming for her.  Eventually, she began to give in to the other dogs’ demands to play and we now catch her wrestling with her foster siblings.  She also enjoys sharing her crate with another dog or two at night time.

Daisy arrived in rescue with a serious skin infection, most likely due to a flea bite allergy.  After a regimen of antibiotics, this is now under control and her patches of missing hair have new growth.  Daisy also arrived quite chubby.  She had been getting fed a very large can of wet dog food every evening.  We immediately stopped this practice and put her on a good quality dry dog food.  Daisy went on a brief hunger strike (she wanted her junk food back), but eventually gave in to eating kibble.  Now she needs a home that works on her exercise – both for the weight control and to expose her to the things she has missed out on so far.

Daisy is spayed, and current on her vaccinations.  If you are interested in Daisy, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at 

The tax deductible donation for Daisy is $200.00.


Name: Otis  3190
Age: 11 months
DOB:  5/11/2013
Color:  Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 11 lbs.

Otis is soft and squishy and loves everyone!  We call this delightful little boy a “mullet” dachshund.  With his classic red head, he’s all business in the front, but his piebald body is a party in the back.  His unusual coloring draws notice everywhere he goes.

Otis has been extremely well cared for his entire life.  His young owner had to give him up, as she was about to start school and was rarely going to be home.  This would have been a problem for Otis, because despite how well taken care of he was and how well socialized he was, he never learned to be on his own.  Otis always had someone home, and as a result, was displaying separation anxiety even if left for a short time. 

In foster care, Otis was immediately enrolled in “Brave Big Boy” camp where we worked on teaching him independence.  He started off sleeping in the big bed, but as he got comfortable with his foster home and his foster siblings, he spent more and more of the night in the crate until he now crates beautifully all night long (as long as he has a buddy in the crate with him).  During the day, he used to squeak like a mouse if gated off from his person, now he is fine hanging out in the dog room where he can see his foster family but not always be right next to them.  He is also fine when his foster family leaves the house.

Because he was doing so well in his foster home, we thought Otis was no longer a cowardly lion and had graduated BBB Camp, but we were wrong.  Otis went on a two night trial adoption where he screamed all night long when crated in the family room.  Added to that a resident doxie that made it clear that Otis was not welcome and Otis found himself back in rescue.

We are now are looking for a new home where Otis can sleep in the big bed.  Otis is also going to need someone around much of the time – at least until he gets comfortable.  He should also have a confident canine sibling or two.  And because he is a long dachshund, he needs a home with no stairs.

What you get in return is a loving little dog you can take almost anywhere.  He happily greets everyone he meets.  He thinks new people are great fun.  With his fat paws and freckling, he’s pretty darn irresistible.

Otis is neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations.  If you are interested in Otis, please fill out the adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Otis is $300.00.


Name: Princess  3231
Age:  2 years
Color:  Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie - 13 lbs.

Our Central CA Rep received a text message and a fuzzy picture from a shelter volunteer in her area saying they had a purebred dachshund in the shelter and asked if we could take her.  It was very hard to tell from the picture if she was a purebred, because it was blurry and did not show her legs.  Our rep sent her volunteers down to the shelter to check it out, and she got a call that said she was a mix.  One of the volunteers who went had regret for leaving her behind and asked if she could go back and get her and offered to foster her.  As you can see, the answer was “Yes”.  

We believe Princess (a.k.a. Peanut) is a Dachshund/Italian Greyhound mix.  Isn’t she a gorgeous little girl?  Princess has longer legs, so a home with stairs is not an issue.  She is as sweet as they come.  She is so friendly to everyone she meets.  She loves to cuddle.  She would like to sleep in the big bed with her people and likes to sleep right next to you.  Princess is also great with other dogs and loves to play with them.  She also loves toys and playing ball.

Princess is good on a leash, and loves to go on walks.  She is also very good in the car.  She has learned the dog door and her foster family has worked on her housetraining, so she is no longer having accidents in the house.  She is highly intelligent and learns quickly.  She is safe with children over 8 years old, but we have not idea about how she feels about cats.  She is part “sight-hound” and cats can be fun to chase.

Princess is spayed, fully vaccinated and microchipped.  If you can provide Princess with a wonderful home, please email Janice at and fill out an adoption application.  

The tax deductible donation for Princess is $200.00

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