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.

LAST UPDATED: 05-23-18

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Muffin  (4293)

Age: ~10 yrs old
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 11 lbs.
(should be about 8 lbs)

~ MUFFIN IS being FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~

Muffin was picked up as a stray.  Her mouth was so horrendous (she had a huge abscess) and she was in such pain, the shelter did a medical waiver of the stray hold period and begged us to take her and get her vet care.

We picked her up and immediately took her to the vet.  She was started on antibiotics and three days later during a difficult dental, she lost all her remaining 22 teeth.

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Muffin then stayed with us awhile.  She still needed to have mammary tumors removed.  She was very overweight and since this was not an emergency condition, we started her on a diet to get her ready for her next surgery.  She still needs to lose a couple more pounds, but we were recently able to finish up her medical needs.

Muffin is a “girly-girl”.  She loves to get dressed up and have people (including children) fawn over her.  This tiny dog has a huge personality.  She clearly feels she is a star.  With her good looks and stellar temperament, we agree.

Muffin is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  Muffin needs to be on a lifelong diet of soft food (canned or soaked kibble).

If you are interested in Muffin, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Muffin is only $150.00

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Chloe  (4294)

Age:  ~5 to 6  years old
Color:  Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 16 lbs.

~ CHLOE IS being FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~

Back in November, we saw a dog identified as a dachshund advertised for sale on Craig’s List.  The dog was looking away from the camera and was so huge we thought she might actually be a Bassett Hound.  We reached out and as is typical, we got no response.  Fast forward a few weeks and they still haven’t been able to sell the dog.  One of our volunteers contacted them again, and this time she was ours.

Chloe was a “train wreck” when she arrived.  She was morbidly obese (30 lbs.) and could hardly move.  She also was riddled with mammary tumors which belied the story we were told that she was spayed. Her teeth were a mess.  Chloe immediately showed us what an incredibly sweet dog she is. We are thrilled we were able to rescue her.

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Chloe is always happy, bubbly and upbeat.  She is very appreciative of her new life as a beloved house dog.  She enjoys cuddling with her people to watch TV.  Walks, of course, are a special favorite.  She also loves going for car rides.  She thinks it is fun to meet new people.

Chloe had to stay in foster care for a long time working on losing weight.  She lost almost 50% of her weight and then were finally able to get her the medical attention she needed.  She has been spayed, had a dental and bilateral mammary masses removed.  The poor girl needed so much work done, we had to split it into two surgeries.

Chloe is now healthy, spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Chloe, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Chloe is $275.00

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Monty  (4286)

Age:  3 years
Color: Black Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 8.9 lbs.

~ MONTY IS FOSTERED IN silicon valley, CA ~

Monty was picked up as a stray.  We are impressed that ACC was able to catch him, as this poor guy is terrified of strangers.  There were a lot of signs that he had never been anywhere in his life, but a backyard, so it is not surprising no one ever came to claim him.

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Monty was not available for adoption due to his fear.  One of our kind hearted volunteers agreed to foster him.  Within a couple of days, he was a loving, silly little boy.  However, he was still terrified of other people, and really needed more exposure to new places and people.  We then moved him to a foster home where he gets daily walks to help build his confidence.  He is making slow, steady progress.  He now hides behind his foster dad when a person approaches, but he is brave enough to eat the treats they offer!

Monty will likely always be a shy dog.  As such he is going to need a new owner that understands he will need a bit of time to get comfortable.  (He may not want to cuddle or come near you for the first couple of days.)  A mellow, confident, outgoing dog would give him some additional comfort in a new home.  When this guy knows you, he is super sweet.

Monty is an extremely cute little guy.  His body and coloring say Dachshund, but those ears!  Clearly he has some Chihuahua in there too.

Monty has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Monty, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Monty is $250.00

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Azul  (4283)

Age:  Between 12 & 18 months old
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 11.4 lbs.

~ AZUL IS FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~

Azul is one of six dachshunds/mixes that were surrendered together to the Pinole shelter.  All six of these were recommended as rescue only due to behavioral issues.   In a moment of insanity, we agreed to take all six.

Three of the four females, Pinky, Azul, and Cagney appear to be littermates as they look very much alike.  We think these three have something else besides dachshund in them, but darned if we can figure it out.  What they most look like is tiny little German Shepherds.  We could charge $1,000 each if we just marketed them correctly. For example: “Teacup German Shepherds.   Very rare.  It took generations of careful breeding to get Shepherds this small.  Be the only one in your neighborhood to have one of these special dogs”.    (Sadly, this is true.  People will buy anything they think is hard to get).

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Regardless of what the genetic background is, Azul and her sisters are all as cute as they can be.  Even better is that they all have super sweet personalities.

Azul was labeled by the shelter as ‘Aggressive and May Bite’.  We have not seen any sign of aggression, but Azul is very scared in new situations.  When she arrived in foster care, she ran and hid under a table and made it clear that no one was to touch her.  Within an hour of being able to safely observe the other dogs and her new foster mom, Azul decided there was nothing to be afraid of, and she became a cuddly sweetheart.  She loves a good lap and eager greets her humans when they come home.

Azul’s fear also showed up when we tried to take her for a walk.  She dug in her heels and would not budge. We had to take her with other of the Pinole dogs in order to get her to move.  Our volunteer walkers are trying to get Azul out as much as they can, to work on her confidence lap.  We expect she will revert to this shyness in a new home, but she really does get over it quickly.  While she is a gentle, sweet dog, we think any children in the home should be age 10 and up.

Azul is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  She is also crate trained.  A home check and application are required.  If you are interested in Azul, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

The tax deductible donation for Azul is $275.00

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Pinky  (4284)

Age:  Between 12 & 18 months old
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 12.2 lbs.

~ PINKY IS FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~

Pinky is one of six dachshunds/mixes that were surrendered together to the Pinole shelter.  All six of these were recommended as rescue only due to behavioral issues.   In a moment of insanity, we agreed to take all six.

Three of the four females, Pinky, Azul, and Cagney appear to be littermates as they look very much alike.  We think these three have something else besides dachshund in them, but darned if we can figure it out.  What they most look like is tiny little German Shepherds.  We could charge $1,000 each if we just marketed them correctly. For example: “Teacup German Shepherds.   Very rare.  It took generations of careful breeding to get Shepherds this small.  Be the only one in your neighborhood to have one of these special dogs”.    (Sadly, this is true.  People will buy anything they think is hard to get).

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Regardless of what the genetic background is, Pinky and her sisters are all as cute as they can be.  Even better is that they all have super sweet personalities.

Pinky was labeled by the shelter as timid.  We haven’t really seen much evidence of this in foster care.  She loves people and she loves a good cuddle.  Her latest thing is to chase after the ball along with her the other dogs and then when they come running back, she launches herself into her foster mom’s lap thwarting the ball returning dog from putting the ball in the lap.  She will do this over and over and she thinks it is a most fun game.

Pinky was always among the most confident of the dogs and our volunteer dog walkers have helped her gain even more confidence.  She has been going out and meeting other people and dogs on the trail, seeing bikes and kids and activity.  This is making her more and more comfortable with the world.  She loves, loves to play with other dogs.  We think Pinky might be able to go to a home with children as young as 5.

Pinky is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  She is also crate trained.  A home check and application are required.  If you are interested in Pinky, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

The tax deductible donation for Pinky is $275.00

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Arthur (4285)

Age:  1.5 -2 yrs old
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Standard – 17.5 lbs.

 

~ ARTHUR IS BEING FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~

Arthur is one of six dogs that were surrendered together to the Pinole shelter.  All six of these were recommended as rescue only due to behavioral issues. In a moment of insanity, we agreed to take all six.

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We believe that Arthur and the other male, Louis (listed below), are littermates as they look very similar and have a similar build.  These two, along with the four females, act like a puppy pack. They swarm your feet trying to get your attention, they each try to get their mouth on a toy at the same time, and they want to eat out of the same bowl.  Neither Arthur, nor his brother, were neutered when they arrived, but they both get along with all the other foster dogs, including other unneutered males.

The shelter labeled Arthur as “timid”.  In this case, they were right. Arthur is very shy in new situations.  He will pancake in fear. He is far braver when facing new experiences and new people, when his confident brother, Louis is around.  While the boys are together in foster care, we have been working on Arthur’s confidence. He was terrified on his first ever walk, so his brother went with him.  Now that he knows how fun walks are, we are sending him by himself. The more positive exposure he gets to the world, the more confident he will become.

Arthur is the looker in the group.  He is a very handsome boy. He is also very loving and seeks out cuddles and affection.  We think Arthur would do best in a home with a confident canine sibling. Children age 8 and up are a possibility.

Arthur is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.  He is crate trained too.

If you are interested in Arthur, please fill out the adoption application, and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  A home check and application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Arthur is $300.00

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Louis  (4282)

Age:  1.5 -2 years old
Color:  Clear Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Standard – 17.7 lbs.

~ LOUIS IS BEING FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~

Louis (Loo ee) is one of six dogs that were surrendered together to the Pinole shelter.  All six of these were recommended as rescue only due to behavioral issues. In a moment of insanity, we agreed to take all six.

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We believe that Louis and the other male, Arthur, are littermates as they look very similar and have a similar build.  These two, along with the four females, act like a puppy pack. They swarm your feet trying to get your attention, they each try and get their mouth on a toy at the same time, and they want to eat out of the same bowl.  Neither Louis nor his brother were neutered when they arrived, but they both got along with all the other foster dogs, including other unneutered males.

Louis had the misfortune of being labeled by the shelter as “Caution.  Aggressive and May Bite”. We don’t know how he earned this designation, as from the moment we met him, our biggest issue was keeping him off our lap.  He adores people and seeks attention from everyone. This eraser nosed dog may be ok with children age 5 and up. He is all about people (and his ball).  He charms everyone he meets.

All of the Pinole dogs seem to have been a stranger to leashes and the concepts of walks.  Louis quickly caught on and is over the moon when it is his turn in the walk rotation. Louis loves to play fetch and doesn’t care what it is you throw.  All the Pinole dogs love to try to play fetch, but Louis is the fastest and the most determined to win the prize.

Louis is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.  He is crate trained as well.

If you are interested in Louis, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  A home check and application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Louis is $300.00

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Beckham (4310)

4 months
D.O.B.:  1/8 /2018
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – possibly 11 lbs. when an adult

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~ BECKHAM IS FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~

Beckham came to us from a backyard breeder.  He had a large, potentially life-threatening inguinal hernia. No one wanted to buy a puppy that clearly needed medical attention, and the backyard breeder certainly didn’t want to spend any of her profits on medical care for him, so Beckham was given to rescue.

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Like any puppy, Beckham is adorable.  He’s got a silky coat and a wonderful puppy smell.  He has been well socialized with dogs in his foster home.  His forever home now needs to get him out into the world to get well socialized with people and places.  He loves to cuddle with people (especially during Giants games) and he loves to romp in the yard.

Beckham is a very petite puppy.  Our guess is that he will be a mini, but we can’t make promises as to his adult weight.

The ideal home for Beckham will have the following qualifications:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home parents, or folks who work from home.
  • Another small, young dog for play and companionship.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for the puppy to be when no one is at home.
  • Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.
  • Previous puppy experience is a plus but not absolutely essential.

Beckham’s adoption fee is the same as the sales price for his littermates.  However, adopting him from rescue includes his neuter, vaccinations, and microchip.   And of course we had his hernia repaired. What a deal!

If you are interested in Beckham, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Beckham is $600.00

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Vinny (3977)

 

Age:  10 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

~ VINNY IS FOSTERED IN THE FRESNO, CA AREA ~

Vinny ended up as a stray in a high kill shelter in Central California.  How could someone let such a nice dachshund end up in the shelter and not get him out?  Your guess is as good as ours. No worries for Vinny though. We came to his rescue.  We are so glad we did.  He is as sweet as he is adorable.  

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Vinny is great with the two other small dogs in his foster home.  He enjoys playing. Vinny would very much enjoy another small dog in his adoptive home.

Vinny is good on a leash, and he enjoys going for walks.  He enjoys going for rides in the car. Do you like to travel?  We’re sure Vinny would like to travel with you. Like many dachshunds, Vinny enjoys sunbathing.

Vinny hasn’t been crated in his foster home, but when the foster mom goes to work she baby-gates him in her bathroom.  Vinny seems to be doing well with housetraining, but he also uses the potty pads that his foster mom puts out when she is gone.

Vinny is neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated, and he had a complete dental.

If you are interested in adopting Vinny, please email Janice at rplsecr@yahoo.com and complete our online application.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Vinny is $100.00

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Name:  Kevin  4229
Age:  5 years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Tweenie – 13 lbs.

KEVIN IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA

Kevin is one of a very large group of dachshunds we pulled from an Oakland shelter.  These dogs had never been cared for, and we don’t think any of them had seen a vet before they came into rescue.  Thankfully, their former owner could no longer care for them, so they were surrendered.  It was a little overwhelming to get them all at the same time, but we had to save them all, as they deserved to have happy endings after the cruel environment they had endured in their previous home.

Kevin was aged at 5, but as he has been in foster care, he has gotten more and more playful, so he could be younger.  In foster care, Kevin is living on a ranch with three male doxies.  He is doing well with all of them and he has also been good with the horses.

Kevin is also fostered with older children and he really likes them.  In the morning, he likes to hide in the kids’ beds.  He enjoys playing with the other dogs and with toys.  He is happy to join in a good game of race track too.

Kevin has been good with all the humans he has met.  So far, he has not proven to be much of a barker.  He’s short, so any stairs should be ramped.  He would really like another playful small dog in his new home.

Kevin is crate trained.  He is making great progress on his housebreaking.  We have had him neutered and gotten him a complete dental.  He is microchipped and is current on his vaccinations.

If you are interested in Kevin, please complete the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Kevin is $275.00

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Name:  Sara  4206
Age:  5 years
Color:  Black
Coat:  Long Hair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 6.8 lbs.

This little longhair doxie/chi mix came to us from the Stanislaus shelter.  We have no idea of what her previous life was like nor why no one ever came looking for her.

Sara is, to put it mildly, a pistol.  She may be little, but she is a Queen.  She lets all her foster siblings know that she is in the one in charge.  However, no matter how naughty she Is being, all you have to do is call her name and she will instantly behave.

Sara is shy with new people, but she really likes them.  She quickly warms up when she realizes you are not a threat and she is going to get positive attention.  She really is sweet and loving.

Sara enjoys getting a nice walk, and she also likes car rides.  She will take a treat nicely from your hand.   Her favorite thing is to get on the back of the couch and put her front paws around her foster mom’s shoulders, wrapping around her neck.

Sara is at times bothered by seasonal allergies.  The vet has told us she may need occasional treatment for these (such as being given Benadryl), but that if she is adopted out of the Central Valley, she may leave her allergies behind.

Sara is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped, and has had a dental.

If you are interested in Sara, please contact Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Sara is $250.00

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Name: Sergio 4077
Age: ~6 years
Color:  Isabella Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Tweenie – 13.5 lbs.

This chiweenie came to us from SFACC.  He was totally terrified in the shelter, so they asked if we could take him.  He’d clearly had a rough life as he was extremely thin (he was rated a 3 out of 9 on body condition).

When Sergio arrived in rescue, he was, to put it bluntly, “weird”.  He acted as if he had never seen or heard anything.  Other dogs appeared to be a new thing for him and it took him a bit to figure out their behavior.  He had zero expectations about people and showed no interest in them.  For a long time we debated whether Sergio was deaf.  Then we wondered if he had vision issues.  He totally ignored all human conversation.  A high pitched “are you a good boy?” got not even a glance.  Treats? He ignored those too.

Well, now with hindsight it is clear he is not deaf and he can see just fine.  We think he had just not ever had a human talk to him before, so he paid no attention to our sounds.  Getting goodies from a human was also new to him.

After time in foster care, Sergio now knows that humans talk to him.  He responds to commands and he knows his name.  This former treat rejecter now comes racing to get in line when treats are being given out.

What lights Sergio up like a Christmas tree, is the young man in his foster home.  He worships him and waits eagerly at the gate for him.  He likes being held and cuddled by his person.  He is much more suspicious of his foster mom, but our female dog walkers have helped him get a little more comfortable with women.

Sergio is not a dog for kids (although he lets them pet him on walks). Their shrieking and antics will likely stress him.  His ideal home will have at least one male adult.  Sergio really wants a dad.  He would be happy to be an “only dog”.  Another small dog is fine although it might be best if his canine sibling were easy going and confident.

Sergio loves to go for walks.  He also enjoys sunbathing.  He does not bark at squirrels or strange sounds.

Sergio is miserable in his foster home. There are way too many dogs and way too many new dogs arriving.  He just gets comfortable with the pack and then a new member appears and upsets him again.  Sergio wants a quiet, orderly home life.  He loves structure and predictability.

Sergio is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.  He had a complete dental (but he didn’t lose a single tooth). He is crate trained.

If you are interested in Sergio, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

Adopt Sergio for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue