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: 07-09-18

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Reeses  (4402)
Age:  10 years
D.O.B.:  5/28/2008
Color: Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

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Biscotti  (4401)
Age:  10 years
D.O.B.:  4/29/2008
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

~ BISCOTTI & REESES ARE FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY ~

These two charming boys lost their home when their owners decided to move and not take them along.  They both originally came from breeders and have AKC paperwork.  They are both gorgeous dachshunds. 

Biscotti is the shyer of the two.  He lets Reeses make the first contact with new people.  Biscotti loves to patrol the yard perimeter and hunt for squirrels.  Biscotti has the large dachshund chest which also gives him the “Bambi’s father strut/turkey trot”.  It is adorable!

Reeses is a little guy with a coat color we don’t see often, brindle.  Reeses loves new humans right from the get go.  He is always smiling.  Once he came into rescue, we discovered he is visually impaired.  He hides it well, and we only noticed it when we tried throwing toys to him.  He could not see where they landed and had to sniff them out.  He does appear to see shadows and large objects.  His lack of sight does not bother him in the least.

The two boys appear to have spent their previous days in the yard.  They are normally hanging outside if no people are nearby.  (Their foster home has a dog door, so being outside is a choice they make now.)  They each do their own thing, but like to be next to each other to sleep.  They both love when it is their turn to go on a walk.

Both Biscotti and Reeses are neutered, microchipped, and current on their vaccinations.  They both had extensive dentals.  Biscotti now needs to be on a permanent soft diet (soaked kibble, canned food or dehydrated kibble) .  Both are now crate trained.

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

Adopt Biscotti and Reeses for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Toby  (4297)

Age: ~9 years
D.O.B.  1/1/2009
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 19 lbs.

~ TOBY IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~

Toby is one of three dachshunds inherited by a daughter when her mother died.  This put her way over the dog limit so she asked us to help.  As usual, we were beyond capacity and had no place to put three dogs.  We had recently gotten a great application from someone who wanted a standard male.  We sent the biggest dog to her to foster.  As we suspected, she foster failed with him.  Then she asked about getting a black and tan female so we sent her one more.  Again, she foster failed.  This left Toby who was still living with the daughter.  We got his medical needs attended to, but we are so constantly overwhelmed with dogs, he fell below our radar screen.  Finally, we decided we had to get him resolved whether we had space for him or not.   We happened to have a transport going to a main foster home, so we put Toby on it and finally got him officially into SCDR.

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Toby is a charming chubster.  This boy does love his food.  He also loves people and greets everyone nicely, with his tail wagging a mile a minute.  He is a very good natured dog and is willing to go with the flow. 

He loves to play with squeaky toys. And we really mean play, not kill/de-stuff.  He is very gentle with his toys and will carry them around squeaking for days with a single piece of stuffing being removed.  When he was briefly fostered with a puppy, he was ready to party with him.  And If you really want to make Toby happy, just pull out the leash.  He didn’t get many (any?) walks in his past life and really enjoys them.

We think Toby would be fine with respectful children age 6 and up.  Toby has never been an only dog, so we think he would do best with a canine sibling or two.  Toby was inches away from a cat at the vet’s office and he showed no interest in it.

Toby is neutered and he has gotten a complete dental. He is microchipped, current on his vaccinations and he is crate trained.

If you are interested in Toby, 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 Toby is $150.00

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Ralph  (4234)

Age:  18 months – 2 years
Color:  Red Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 12 lbs.

~ ralph IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~

Ralph was picked up as a stray.  At the shelter, he was so scared, he didn’t want to stand up.  We were happy to pull him out of there and into a home environment where he could feel safe.

In his foster home, he was timid and shy for a few days, but that didn’t last long.  His sweet, energetic personality quickly shone through.

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Ralphie (as we affectionately call him) is a very sweet boy.  He loves to get belly rubs and will gladly roll over if there is a hint you will oblige him.  In his down time, he enjoys hanging out on the sofa with other dogs and people.  He has done very well with the children age 8 and up that he has been exposed to.

He’s young, so of course, he has lots of energy and needs lots of exercise.  He does not want to be left alone all day.  He wants action!  He would love to have a canine sibling or two to help entertain him.

Ralphie has great dog-park-manners.  He walks nicely on his leash.  He enjoys chasing toys, exploring and romping with his foster canine siblings.

 If you are interested in Ralphie, 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 Ralph is $425.00

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Ringo  (4296)

Age:  ~18 months
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 15.6 lbs.

~ RINGO IS FOSTERED IN PITTSBURG/EAST BAY ~

Ringo came to us, because his owners were moving in with mom and dad, and the dogs had to go.  How could we say no to his cute face?  And look at those magnificent long ears!

This stunning boy really likes people and this includes children. He lived with children in his previous home. However, Ringo will resource guard his children so we think a home with no kids or teenagers and up would be best. (He will growl to keep other people away from “his” child.)

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Ringo is young, which means he has energy to burn.  He is learning to play with the other doxies.  He previously lived with two pit bulls and he did well with them.  He does best with no more than two other dogs in the home.  No stairs for this extra-long dog.

Ringo needs an active home.  He needs to get out into the world.  Ringo also needs an “in-charge” owner.

Without one, he thinks he is the one making the decisions, and his decision-making skills are sorely lacking.  He’s a very smart dog, and he just needs more exposure to the universe.

Ringo is now neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.  He prefers to sleep on the sofa or a dog bed rather than a crate.

If you are interested in Ringo, 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 Ringo is $400.00

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Freckles  (4290)

Age: 3-4 mo old
Est. D.O.B.:  Feb 2018
Color:  Cream Piebald
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Est. Adult Size:  Mini – 11-13 lbs.

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~ freckles is FOSTERED IN SAN FRANCISCO ~

This sweet boy had a very bad first home. Freckles was not a house dog, but was instead tied up in the back yard. To add insult to injury, the sprinklers soaked him when they were on.  Fortunately for him, a neighbor became his champion.  She talked with the owners about this treatment and got them to give her the puppy.  Her plans were to keep him, but he soon proved too youthful for her senior Pomeranian.  She reached out to rescue and one of our volunteers picked him up within the hour.

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Freckles is a very nice little dog.  His ears are a little short to be 100% doxie, but the rest of him - his fat paws, his stubby legs and his coloring  all look dachshund.   Our guess is that he will be between 11 and 13 lbs as an adult , but we can’t make any promises about  future size. What we can promise, is that he is too die for cute, with his fuzzy ears and his gorgeous coloring.

Freckles is a playful puppy, but he is also a gentle little dog.  He loves to cuddle with people.  He very much has a long haired dachshunds personality.

The ideal home for Freckles 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 25 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.

Freckles has been neutered, microchipped and he is current on his age-appropriate vaccinations.

If you are interested in Freckles, 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 Freckles is $450.00

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Cagney  (4280)

Age:  1 to 1.5 years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

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~ CAGNEY IS FOSTERED IN ANTIOCH, CA ~

Cagney 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.

The four female dogs all look very much alike so we suspect they are litter mates.  All have very similar sweet personalities.  All arrived people-friendly, but a little shy due to a lack of socialization.   It took us a while to get Cagney posted, as we needed some good pictures of her.  This was much easier said than done. Her foster mom was relentless and Cagney finally gave us an adoring gaze into the camera!

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Cagney was labeled by the shelter as ‘Aggressive and May Bite’.   We have not seen any sign of aggression although this darling was scared to death when we first met her.  (Three of the other dogs were also labeled aggressive, and all have been very, very nice dogs).  Now that Cagney is out of the scary shelter and has been living the good life as an inside dog, she loves a good lap and happily greets people.

Cagney is young, so she wants a home that will take her out for walks and adventures.  She would be happy to have a canine companion or two in her new digs.  We think she would do well with respectful children, no babies or toddlers.

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

The tax deductible donation for Cagney is $275.00

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Lacey  (4279)

Age:  1 to 1.5 years
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

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~ LACEY IS FOSTERED IN ANTIOCH, CA ~

Lacey 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.

The four female dogs all look very much alike so we suspect they are litter mates.  All have very similar sweet personalities.  All arrived people friendly but a little shy due to a lack of socialization.   We held off on posting Lacey, first due to needing to wait for her spay, and then because she absolutely refuses to hold a pose for the camera.  She is absolutely darling in person, but she doesn’t seem to want to share this cuteness with the world.

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Lacey shelter notes say “apparently healthy but exceptionally timid”.  And they were right.  Poor Lacey appears to previously never left her back yard so the shelter environment was overwhelming and terrifying.

In foster care, Lacey has learned to relax and enjoy life.  She loves people but still can be shy in some situations.  She would really like to have another dog around to make her feel more comfortable.

Lacey is young, so she wants a home that will take her out for walks and adventures.  These build up her confidence.  We think children age 8 and up would be OK.

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

The tax deductible donation for Lacey is $275.00

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Fritz (4240)

Age: ~ 7 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

 ~FRITZ IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~

Fritz is one of the last of the very large group of dogs we pulled from an Oakland shelter at the beginning of the year.  These dogs had never been cared for and we don’t think any of them had seen a vet before they came into rescue.  They finally got lucky when their former owner developed medical issues, which resulted in the dogs being surrendered.

Fritz has hung out with us awhile as he needed some supplements to get him in shape for surgery.  In addition he needed to lose some weight before undergoing anesthesia.  A few weeks ago we were finally able to get him medically ready.

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Fritz’s personality is a perfect match to his looks. Yep, he is goofy looking, and he is has a goofy, happy personality. He’s sort of a bull in the china shop type guy.  With his barrel body and his big, up ears, he always gets noticed.

Fritz loves people!   He is even fine engaging with strangers.  We think he would be OK with respectful children age 5 and up.   He loves a good cuddle.  If you really want to send him over the moon, massage his back near his tail with a “zoom groom”.   He comes running if he even sees us pick up the zoomie.

Fritz has been great with the other dogs, including unneutered males that have been in the same foster home.  He is usually found snuggling on the bed with his foster buddies.  He has a number of wrestle partners and he is usually the first dog that new foster dogs are comfortable with.

Fritz enjoys exploring the yard and catching some rays.  He wants to go for walks and outings (he has a lot of years of deprivation to make up for).  He is not much of a barker, except when the food bowls are being prepared.  He loves his chow!

Fritz is crate trained.  He goes in willingly at night, but sometimes he lets us know he wants to get up earlier than we would like.

We have had Fritz neutered and gotten him a complete dental.  He is microchipped and is current on his vaccinations.  If you are interested in Fritz, 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 Fritz is $200.00

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Frankie  (4309)

Age: ~ 5 years
Color:   Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 19.6. lbs.

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~ frankie is being FOSTERED IN the SAn jose area ~

A Good Samaritan saw Frankie strolling across a very busy street without a care in the world.  He was oblivious to the cars around him and was focused on the nearby McDonald's.  Fortunately for him, he was scooped up and away from danger.

When found, Frankie appeared to be a well-cared for dog.  His coat was brushed, his nails were short and he clearly never experienced a shortage of food as his belly was almost touching the ground!

A shelter report, found dog flyers and Facebook posts all failed to find his original owner.  A vet visit for a microchip search scan, age estimate and a checkup, explained his indifference to traffic and calls from humans.  This sweet boy is mostly deaf.

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His finder agreed to foster him and has worked on getting him into shape.  She took 5 pounds off Frankie and has trained him with hand gestures to sit, stay and go back.

Frankie appears to do well with other dogs, although he is more comfortable with dogs his size.  He is not really a wrestling/rough-housing type of doxie.  He prefers to get his exercise with daily walks.  He is a wanderer, so he must always be on a leash.

Frankie is extremely affectionate with those that cuddle and feed him.  He loves food and he loves having his belly rubbed.  If you don’t give him enough attention, he will vocally remind you that he needs some loving.  Frankie has been fine around all the children he has met, but because of his hearing limitation, we recommend any children in the home be age 8 and up.

We have had Frankie neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped.  Frankie also had a dental, so his teeth are nice and sparkly.

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

The tax deductible donation for Frankie is $275.00

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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.

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~ 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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Arthur (4285)

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

 

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~ 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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Vinny (3977)

 

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

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~ 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:  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, is 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