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: 08-22-17

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Name: Mr. Darcy4082
Age:  7 years
D.O.B.:  5/18/2010
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Chubby Tweenie – 18 lbs.

Mr. Darcy came to us when tragedy struck his former family. A long battle with cancer left Mr. Darcy and his canine sibling with no one with the time or the energy to pay attention to them.  Realizing that now with only a dad who worked long hours, the kind sister-in-law reached out to rescue for help as no one was ever going to have much time for the dogs.

Mr. Darcy arrived in fairly good shape medically.  He had an ear infection and a skin infection, but these were quickly and easily treated and he is now ready to find a new home.

Mr. Darcy is a super cute boy.  We thought about making him a white, gauzy shirt and dousing him with water to take his picture, but we realized it might be too sexy for the internet.  (Watch Pride & Prejudice with Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy and you will understand this).  Plus he would go viral and we would be deluged with thousands of applications.  Darcy is a little chubby at the moment, but he is really enjoying the exercise portion of his new regimen and hopes to be at his perfect weight soon.  He loves when it is his turn to get a walk.

Mr. Darcy is very sociable and has been great with everyone he meets.  He was a little standoffish with the other dogs at first, but a very determined puppy soon taught him the joy of playing.  Once that barrier was overcome, Mr. Darcy quickly joined in with the dog pack.  He loves to play race track and to follow the other dogs on their squirrel hunting missions.  Mr. Darcy would very much like another small dog in his new home or someone who was home with him much of the time.   He would be perfectly OK if any new dog sibling were young and annoying as he enjoys a good wrestling match.

All in all, this is just one nice, scrumptious hunk of a dog.  Mr. Darcy is neutered, microchipped and he is current on his vaccinations.  He just had a complete dental as well.

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

The tax deductible donation for Mr. Darcy is $175.00

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Name: Penelope  4088
Age:  1 to 1.5 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Long Hair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
 Size:  Mini – 9 lbs.

Penelope was found wandering the streets.  She was covered in fleas and ticks and had a raggedy looking coat.  However, she was also young and beautiful, yet no owners ever came looking for her.  Of course, we were delighted to take this little girl into rescue.

We don’t think Penelope got much attention or affection in her previous home, and she is now desperate to make connections.  She is not at all shy with humans.  She loves people and is all over anyone who comes to visit her.

Penelope Is young so this means she is very energetic.  She needs a home that is going to get her out and about.  This is not a couch-potato dog.  Penelope feels most comfortable with another dog around so we are looking for a home where she would have a canine brother or two.  She enjoys a good game of wrestling and romping.

Previous experience with a longhaired dachshund is a plus, but not mandatory.  Penelope is going to require regular brushing and periodic grooming to keep her coat from becoming tangled and to keep her looking her best.

Penelope is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  She sleeps in a crate at night with only minor complaining.  This little princess would much prefer the comforts of the big bed.

If you are interested in Penelope, please contact Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com and complete the online adoption application.

The tax deductible donation for Penelope is $450.00

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Name:  Madison  3993
Age:  8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

* adoption pending *

We were full beyond capacity and were saying no to new incoming dogs, but we made an exception for Madison.  Madison came to us because her mom is battling stage-4 cancer and could no longer care for her.  How could we say no?

Madison is a dream dachshund.  She is friendly with everyone.  She gets all with all the dogs, young/old, snarky/playful-whatever the behavior, she is non-reactive.  She is very quiet and does not complain about anything.  She is an absolutely lovely dog.

Honestly, we think Madison could fit in almost any home.  Her main focus is getting as much time with humans as she can.  She loves laps. She enjoys walks, but is not neurotic about getting them.

Madison is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.  She also had a complete dental.  She sleeps quietly in her crate at night (and is so quiet in the morning we‘ve sometimes forgotten to let her out until 5 or 10 minutes after the others).

If you can give Madison a loving home, please fill out the online adoption application, and email Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

The tax deductible donation for Madison is $175.00

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Name:  Duke  4038
Age: ~7 years
Color:  Chocolate Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Duke came to us from Chowchilla animal control. He had been passed around a bit, and when he landed with animal control, they asked us to take him as they don’t have a facility.

Duke was a charming, friendly dog from the moment he arrived.  However, it was clear he needed vet care as he wasn’t neutered and he had a lump on each side near his rear. Turns out the lumps were due to bilateral perineal hernias (a condition found almost exclusively in unneutered males).  He needed some very expensive, non-optional surgery and soon.  Thanks to our supporters, we were able to quickly get him this surgery.

A day after his operation, with a rear that was ringed in big, ugly stitches, Duke was a new dog. He had been nice before, but in hindsight, he clearly hadn’t been feeling well.  Now that he had the surgery, he was super affectionate and far more outgoing.  He also was far more energetic.   It’s as if the real Duke had been turned down to low prior to his surgery and now that he felt good again, he was back to living at his normal volume.

Duke is an easy boy.  We think he would be a good beginner dachshund.  He gets along with the other dogs.  He loves to sleep in his crate.  He is absolutely thrilled if he gets to go for a walk.  He likes his food, but doesn’t seem obsessed about it.  His favorite thing is cuddling with people.

Duke has striking coloring and markings (we love the sleeve he is wearing on his left front leg).

Duke is now neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.   He has also had a dental.

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

The tax deductible donation for Duke is $175.00

 
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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

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Name:  Luke  4074
Age:  2 years  
D.O.B.:  06/03/2015
Color:  Clear Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Standard – 18 lbs.

Luke was an owner-surrender.  We are not totally clear on his backstory.  Something about a backyard breeder who gave two dogs to her dad to keep for a bit.  The dad already had a Lab and did not want two more dogs, so he asked us to take Luke.  We were glad to welcome this good looking hunk with his cute eraser nose (ie: pink nose).

Luke is friendly little guy.  A bit cautious in new situations, but he comes around very quickly.  He is young and, therefore, he is energetic.  One of his favorite ways to burn energy is to chase his ball.

Luke is good with the other dogs, but we think he would do best with female canine siblings or submissive males.  He was a little humpy at first, but the other dogs have quickly taught him some manners.  We believe he might be able to be an “only dog” if not left alone for long periods of time.

We are working on continuing his exposure to people and other dogs.  He has gone to the dog park and on neighborhood walks.  This good natured boy is really enjoying seeing the sights and learning more about the world.  He is always eager for an outing or adventure.

Luke is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.  He is crate trained.

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

The tax deductible donation for Luke is $300.00

Name:  Parker  4079
Age: ~3.5 months
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Currently 7 lbs.
Expected to be tweenie size as adult

*adoption pending *

Parker, along with his mom, came to us as an owner-surrender.  The family was moving and needed the dogs gone ASAP.  While his mom is a doxie, Parker is clearly a mix, but we couldn’t leave him behind.  The family has no idea of who the dad dog might be and neither do we.

Parker is a charming, extremely social little guy.  His former family had five children so he is used to lots of attention and holding.  Parker is also young enough to learn to live with cats.

As is the case with all puppies, Parker will chew on anything, even inappropriate objects.  Be prepared to lose your remote, your iPad, and your expensive shoes.  Future homes should be committed to continue with socialization and with daily exercise, along with supervised house training.

The ideal home for Parker 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.
    (Note:  Puppies often torment older dogs so if you have a senior dog already, you may want to wait a few years before getting a puppy or get a dog age 5+).
  • 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 five years old.
  • Previous puppy experience is a plus but not absolutely essential.
  • Parker has been neutered, microchipped and he is current on his vaccinations.  We are working on his housebreaking and he is making great progress.

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

The tax deductible donation for Parker is $200.00

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Name:  Penny  4030
Age:  2 -2.5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
 Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Penny was an owner-surrender.  She came to us from a single mother with five small kids living in a very bad part of town.  The family was moving, so Penny had to be out ASAP, along with her 3 month old mix puppy, Parker.  (The family had no idea of who Parker’s dad was.  They said Penny repeatedly dug out from under the fence). Poor girl, this was already her 3rd litter and she is barely out of puppyhood herself.

The one thing Penny did have in her former home was lots of socialization with people and kids.  This dog is as nice as they come.  She is friendly with all and she is also great with all the other dogs.  If you want a dog that is not likely to bite your children’s friends, Penny is the girl for you.

Penny is used to being the only adult dog in her home, so she might be able to be an “only dog”, but she’d really like a playful canine companion.  She is loving finally getting to be a puppy herself.  She enjoys wrestling with her puppy, and she has now joined some of the other dogs in their play games.  Wait until she discovers the joys of toys!

Penny’s legs are a wee bit longer than most doxies. We don’t know if she has a drop of something else or she is just badly bred.  Her legs make her less of a risk for a back injury.

Penny would benefit from socialization outside the home.  She needs to see more of the world through walks and outings.

We have had Penny spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Penny, please contact Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com and complete the online adoption application.

The tax deductible donation for Penny is $275.00

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Name:  Charlie  3999
Age:  ~4 years
Color:  Isabella Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

*adoption pending *

Charlie was found by a Good Samaritan.  She contacted us to see if we could help.  We had her turn Charlie into the local shelter to serve out his stray hold with arrangements to pull him if no one came forward.  (You must always give owners a chance to find their lost dog!!)  No one came for him, so he became part of the SCDR family.

Charlie has a fairly unusual Isabella coloring.  As sometimes happens with Isabella’s, he has some hair loss on his Isabella areas.  (You can’t tell unless close up because the skin is the same color as the hair).   He requires sunscreen on his head and little shirts to keep to keep his “bald” spots from getting sunburned and possibly developing skin cancer.

Charlie is very friendly with people. He is also good with the other dachshunds. However, sweet as he is, Charlie is not a beginner’s doxie.  He likes to think he is in charge and an owner who babies him is going to have a monster on their hands.  Charlie needs a firm, in control owner.  Otherwise he likes to challenge orders (such as getting down from the sofa) with a growl and a threat of nipping. With clear, consistent guidelines, Charlie is a gem.

Charlie has been fostered with small children and done very well with them.  He is a confident guy who seems to handle changes pretty easily.

As usual for dogs, Charlie loves, loves, loves getting to go for walks. He enjoys being outside patrolling for rogue squirrels and other potential threats.  He is a great cuddler.  Charlie is crate trained.

Charlie is neutered, micro chipped and current on his vaccinations.  If you are interested in Charlie, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

The tax deductible donation for Charlie is $275.00

Name:  Honey  3980
Age:   ~ 4 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
 Size:  Mini – 12.5 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Some good Samaritans found Honey wandering the streets.  They took her in and looked for her owners. Alas, they had no luck finding where this sweetheart came from.  Her finders really liked Honey but they are Labrador folks so a Dachshund personality didn’t really fit with them.  They reached out to us to see if we could find her a new home.  We happily agreed.

Honey is a very charming young dog.  She is friendly and confident in new situations. She is also stunning, attracting attention wherever she goes.

Honey is a little clingy at the moment, as she is on her 4th home in a fairly short time period.  We are being careful not to reinforce her fears.   Honey would appreciate someone who can be with her much of the time.  We think she could also be a take to work dog as she is well behaved and not much of a barker.

Honey is doing well with the other doxies.  She was also very good when she went on an outing to the dog park.  Although Honey is fine with other dogs, she is really focused on people.

Honey is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  She just had her teeth cleaned.  Honey crates quietly at night.

If you are interested in Honey, please contact Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com and complete the online adoption application.

The tax deductible donation for Honey is $350.00

 

Name: Tommy 3991
Age: ~6 months
Color: Red Sable
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Est to be small tweenie (~12 lbs) as adult

* adoption pending *

We know Tommy is not a purebred dachshund, but is he not the cutest puppy ever? He has a little elf face and German Shepherd size ears.   Everybody wants to squeeze him!

If you read our bios, you know we often have shy dogs that we say need a new home with a confident canine sibling?  Well, Tommy is the epitome of a confident dog.  When he first arrived, a cranky dog kept trying to repeatedly nip him.  Tommy always responded as if he had been asked to play.  He’s not afraid of anyone or anything. The world is just one big adventure for this baby boy and he assumes everyone and everything loves him.  (With his cuteness, his assumption has so far proven correct.)
Tommy loves to be involved in whatever you are doing, no matter what it is.  At the dog park, Tommy is the favorite of big dogs.  He goes to outdoor concerts and crowded downtowns with nary a care in the world.

The ideal home for Tommy is one where he gets lots of attention and exercise.  He is very energetic so he needs daily walks and hikes.  He would adore a canine sibling or two.  He needs a nimble owner as he is a master at being underfoot and has brought down more than one human who didn’t notice him.  Right now he is going thru a mouthy phase, so we think children should be 8 or up. Tommy seems more likely to annoy a cat than to attack it.

What else makes the ideal home?

  • 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.  (Puppies often torment older dogs so if you have a senior dog already, you may want to wait a few years before getting a puppy or get a dog age 5+).
  • 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 eight years old.
  • Previous puppy experience is a plus but not absolutely essential.

Tommy is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated.  He is crate trained.

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

The tax deductible donation for Tommy is $200.00

Name: Suzi 3915
Age:  11 years
Color: Red Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Suzi was rescued from a shelter a year ago, but then this fall she showed up in a shelter again.  This time she made her way to SCDR.  We want to make sure her next home is her forever home.

Suzi is a lovely girl, but she is a bit feisty and is cautious with those she does not know.  She is happy to greet new people, but she does not want them to pick her up.  As a result, we think she would do best in a home with no children or with older children.  Suzi may be older, but she adores getting out on walks.  She also enjoys cuddling with those she knows and has been known to resource-guard laps from the other dogs.

Suzi has a very unusual coat color.  Her coat is about a 40-60% mix of white hairs and red hairs.  Her face has a lot of white which is as much a result of her natural coloring as it is her age.  She is a soft and silky girl.

Suzi has been fine with all the other dogs in her crowded foster home (although she’d like fewer of them).  She has engaged in a few “tug-o-wars” with the resident toy hog, but these have always been non-violent battles.

Suzi is spayed, current on her vaccines and microchipped.  She also just had a dental and is crate trained (but she would adore getting to sleep in the big bed).

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

Adopt Suzie for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

Name:  Ember 3960
Age:  12-15 months
Color:  Red
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.

*adoption pending*

A fire at the home of a backyard breeder resulted in the death of 9 dogs and the confiscation of 13 others by authorities.  Ember is one of the dogs that was saved.  SCDR was asked to help, because the shelter the dogs were at is very small and was not able to properly care for such an influx of dogs.

Ember is the only long hair in the group.  Like the others, she is very people friendly.

We call Ember a mini Golden Retriever, because she is always carrying a stuffed toy (or two or three) in her mouth.  She has to have one with her at all times. She even barks with a toy in her mouth. She gathers up as many as she can and then guards the toys from the other dogs.  However, she is very frustrated that none of the other dogs care about her loot.  She has taken to throwing the toys in their faces.  Then she gets to have a fit, because they are near them (as if they had a choice).  We think this little dragon treasure hoarder needs a Khaleesi in her life to keep her under control.

We believe this sweetie is going to be best as the only female dog in the home.  We think she might also be able to be an “only dog”.  Older, respectful children will likely be fine with her.

Ember needs to learn to walk on a leash.  We have been so crowded, there has been little time to work one on one on this with her.   She’s young and energetic and walks would go a long way towards making her happy.

We have had Ember spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.  She is now also crate trained (but boy did she carry on about this for the first couple of nights).  Ember had a seizure while being treated for smoke inhalation at the end of November.  She has not had once since.  It is thought her seizure was related to the fire/smoke, but there is no way to know for sure.

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

The tax deductible donation for Ember is $325.00

Name:  Esme  3796
Age:  5 years
Color:  Black
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Esme got lucky because we were in the car when we got the call about her.  The shelter worker swore she was a purebred dachshund so we agreed to take her without seeing her picture.  As you can tell, Esme is actually a dachshund mix.

Esme originally came into the shelter over a year ago where she promptly gave birth to a litter of puppies. After raising her babies, she made her way to rescue.  We were told she had to be an only dog.  This turned out to be very wrong.

Esme actually likes other dogs and she needs at least one in her new home or she gets separation anxiety. A calm, confident male dog would be best.  (And wouldn’t it be cute if she had a black lab brother? She would look like his mini me!). Her foster home is always bringing home new fosters and Esme is one of the dogs we never have to worry about with the newcomer(s).   A sniff of the newbie and she is ready to move on with playing.  Friendly as she is with dogs in her home, she does have a bit of leash reactivity while on walks.

Esme’s best feature is that she ADORES humans. All shapes, all ages, all sizes, all ages.  Loves, loves, loves them. She thinks cuddling up and watching TV is the bomb.  Sleep on the big bed? She’s be happy to join you. Any attention is good attention in her book.

Esme loves activities.  She never wears out on a walk and she is a dedicated squirrel stalker.

Sweet as she is, Esme does have a few quirks. An example, is that she hates wind chimes.  We are not sure what they ever did to her but we are looking for a chime free home for her.  She also is food possessive of her bowl (only with the other dogs, not with people).   And to keep other dogs from eating, she will try and eat all the food.  Feeding her in a crate (which she loves) will solve any issues.  She also is not good with cats.

Esme is crate trained and sleeps quietly in her crate at night.  She has been spayed, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in adopting Esme, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Esme is only $125.00