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: 04-25-17
Age: 6 years
Color: Red Piebald
Size: Mini – 12.4 lbs.
Age: 6 years
Color: Red Piebald
Size: Tweenie – 16.8 lbs.
ava and tank are a bonded pair and cannot be separated
Ava and Tank are littermates that were purchased as puppies by a young family. The puppies were fine with the toddlers and all was well. Fast forward 5 years and now there is a new baby and a new toddler. As adult dachshunds, Ava and Tank were no longer so forgiving of rough treatment from little humans. For the safety of all, they are now in rescue looking for a new home.
This duo is extremely people friendly. They enjoy saying hello to strangers. They have been charming to everyone they have met. Their confidence makes it clear they were well socialized in their previous home. Not only are they good with people, they are also good with other dogs.
Ava is a serious roof rat and squirrel hunter while Tank is more of a coach potato. Tank is also the classic dachshund chow hound while Ava is a little bit less obsessed with food.
Tank had an earlier minor back injury. Tank’s weight and the method in which the 5 and 6 year olds picked him up and carried him no doubt contributed to the injury. The only sign of the problem now is an occasional hitch in his get-along.
A new home should have no stairs. In addition, their new family needs to love these two enough to get some weight off Tank. Now that he is cleared for exercise, walks should help him slim down.
We think children age 10 and up would be fine (old enough to pick a dog up properly). Another dog or two in their new home would also be OK.
Ava and Tank had excellent medical care their whole lives, and we finished it off by getting them both dentals and a microchip. They are bonded but not neurotically-so. However, they do want to sleep in the same crate at night.
Ava and Tank are now healthy, vaccinated, and microchipped. If you are interested in Ava and Tank, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at email@example.com.
The tax-deductible donation for Ava & Tank is $350.00 for the pair
Name: Ivy 4037
Age: 8-10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 9.5 lbs.
Ivy is another sweet stray from Modesto. No one ever came looking for her, so of course, we agreed to take her. Look at that face – how could we resist?
Ivy is a wonderful dog. She’s very people friendly. She wants love and will take it from whomever she can get it from. She does an adorable little dance when she thinks she might get some attention. Other dogs are fine with Ivy. She is good at going with the flow, but willing to hold her own if needed. She’s also a quiet little thing. We rarely hear her bark.
Ivy wants a new home where she can get more attention than her crowded foster home. Another dog (or two or three) is fine with her. We think she might be workable with cats. Older respectful children are also OK.
Ivy enjoys getting to go for walks. She also loves having lap time. She’s a doxie, so of course she is always quickly in line when the treats come out. She sleeps quietly in her crate, but she really wants and deserves to sleep in the big bed.
Ivy is now spayed, microchipped, and is current on her vaccinations. She also had a much needed dental. If you are interested in Ivy, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tax deductible donation for Ivy is $100
Name: Tahoe 4036
Age: 3 months
Color: Blue & Tan
Size: Mini – 4.9 lbs. and growing
Name: Donner 4035
Age: 3 months
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 4.11 lbs. and growing
These two little ones were being forced out on their own at only 7 weeks of age. It didn’t matter if a home had toddlers, or no one was home all day, or really, anything. To make it worse, these babies hadn’t had a single vaccine or deworming. The situation broke our hearts, but thanks to our amazing volunteers, we managed to get Tahoe and Donner into rescue.
In foster care, we focused on the boys getting strong and healthy and well socialized. They are now confident, playful, happy dachshunds.
We believe Tahoe is what is called Blue (not Isabella ). Blue is a recessive gene of black. This is usually paired with a condition called Alopecia (hair loss). When Tahoe reaches adulthood, he will very likely lose most of his blue coat. When this happens, he will require sunscreen and little shirts to keep him from getting sunburned and possibly developing skin cancer. He will also need to wear adorable little jackets and sweaters when it is cold. And do we even need to mention blankets to burrow in? (We firmly believe burrowing blankets are required for all dachshunds, not just blue ones.)
As is the case with all puppies, these two will chew on anything, even inappropriate objects. Be prepared to lose your TV remote, your iPad, and your expensive shoes. Future homes should be committed to continue with socialization and with daily exercise.
Important 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 and up.
The ideal home for these puppies 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 seven years old.
- Previous puppy experience is a plus but not absolutely essential.
The puppies are cat safe, having been fostered with cats plus most cats are bigger than they will be.
Tahoe and Donner have been neutered, microchipped and are current on their vaccinations. They are also crate trained and doing extremely well on their housebreaking.
If you are interested in one of these cuties, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at email@example.com.
The tax deductible donation for Tahoe or Donner is $450.00 each
Name: Sawyer 3969
Age: Approx. 2 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.
Sawyer came to us via the Clovis shelter. With his tiny size and his good looks, we knew if we squeezed him in, he would not be around for long.
Sawyer is young and energetic. He goes wild with excitement when he is one of the dogs selected to go on a walk. These outings have also been wonderful for his socialization.
Sawyer was new to other dogs when he arrived in foster care. He wasn’t sure how he felt about them at first. We have watched him slowly figure out how to play with them (although he was happy to sleep in the dog pile from the get-go). He is now one of the first to greet new dogs and is always curled up in a bed with some of his foster siblings.
What Sawyer likes most is human attention. He will push other dogs away to be the one right in front of his people in the hopes of some extra loving. We think he would be OK with older children. He might even be workable with cats.
Sawyer would like a new home with a playful canine companion. Sawyer is way too young to be a couch potato, and he wants to continue with walks and adventures.
We have had Sawyer neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. He is crate trained. If you are interested in Sawyer, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tax deductible donation for Sawyer is $350.00
Name: Hugo 4025
Age: 11 years
Color: Black & White Piebald
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
Hugo, a beautiful piebald, came into rescue when his human had to go into a skilled nursing facility. Dogs were not allowed in the facility and no family members would take Hugo so he made his way to SCDR.
Hugo is a very handsome dog who is all about laps. He is very much a cuddler, and anyone who sits down and has a lap is warmly welcomed by Hugo. Hugo loves to play with squeaky toys. He also loves the ball, (which he will chase and bring back), and stuffed toys (which he guts in about five minutes). Hugo gets along well with other dogs, and may be workable with cats.
Most folks would not guess that Hugo is 11 years old, because of his good health and his higher energy level. He is a very nice mix of mellow and energetic. He likes going for walks, but is just as happy sitting next to his person on the couch. He loves playing with the puppy that is in the foster home, yet he will also hang out in his crate taking a nap. Hugo loves car rides (his human used to take him out everywhere). He is also really smart, and knows "sit" and "stay”.
Hugo sleeps in his crate at night, knows how to use puppy pads, and is house trained (although he will likely need a refresher in a new home).
Hugo has been neutered, vaccinated, and is microchipped. He also just had a full dental and is ready to go home. If you are interested in adopting Hugo, please fill out the online adoption application and email Althea at email@example.com.
You can adopt Hugo for a modest donation to rescue
Name: Raymond 3983
Age: 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 11.6 lbs.
Raymond came to us from the Stockton shelter. He was a medical mess, but a personality winner. Raymond had been attacked by a large dog and had serious bite marks and fractured ribs. He was in a great deal of pain and the shelter was considering euthanasia if he showed signs of decline. We decided he needed a chance and with help of a wonderful transporter, we brought him to rescue.
Raymond appears to have had no medical care in his lifetime, so in addition to his injuries, he wasn’t neutered, he had a serious heart murmur, and an oral fistula; his teeth were in horrible shape; and he was covered in fleas. He was treated for his fleas, and he was put on pain meds and crate rest. Raymond made a remarkable recovery and we were then able to address his other medical issues.
Even when he was in terrible pain, we knew what a great dog Raymond was. Ray adores people of all ages and greets everyone like his friend. He is being fostered in a home with 6 year old humans with no problems. When friends are over and the house gets loud and chaotic, Raymond does not blink an eye. He is all about human attention and greets everyone with a smile and wagging tail. He especially loves belly rubs and neck scratches.
Raymond is also fine with other dogs and sleeps with the other doxies in a big dachshund pile. He is one of those dogs that just loves the world and everything in it. Raymond also loves soft squeaky squishy toys, and because he has so few teeth, he doesn’t destroy them. He walks great on a leash and likes to go to the dog-park and dachshund get-togethers.
Raymond is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. He had a fistula repair and a complete dental (where he lost a lot of teeth). We now add warm water to his food to soften it to make it easier for him to eat.
If you are interested in Raymond, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.
The tax-deductible donation for Raymond $150.00
Name: Stork 4026
Age: 6 months
Size: Tweenie – 10 lbs. and growing
Safe with Cats!
One of our volunteers was sent a head shot of a “dachshund puppy” in the Modesto shelter. We have some great folks covering this shelter so most of us would have been suspicious that we hadn’t heard about this dog from them. However, this volunteer did not know this and agreed to take the puppy based on the picture and assurances he was a dachshund.
As you might have guessed by the name we have given the puppy, his legs most definitely don’t look dachshund. His legs are so long and skinny he might be part Italian-Greyhound to go with his doxie face, long body and lovely red color. For his part, Stork has no guilt about posing for the picture sent to SCDR, the one where he tucked his long legs under him in a misleading manner, so that he looked like a dachshund. He was going to do whatever he could to get out of the shelter and into rescue, even if he had to bend the truth (and his legs) a little.
Regardless of his genetic background, Stork is a nice little boy and very much wants a home of his own. He was extremely unsocialized and terrified when he first came into rescue. (His fear is why he was on the euthanasia list at the shelter). Slowly but surely he has been coming out of his shell and learning to enjoy life. His new family needs to commit to getting him out and about meeting new people and dogs, so he can be properly socialized.
Stork has really blossomed in his foster home. He loves playing and gets along well with other dogs and cats. He is the one who gets the play party started. He goes to all of the other foster dogs, doing his play stance and trying to get them to play. He even tries to do this with the cats in the rescue home, but they just look at him with disdain. He loves to chase the ball, loves to play with squeaky toys (and he doesn’t destroy them in two minutes), and loves walking on the leash. He has a lot of energy and is a happy puppy. He is very loving too, and when you pick him up and hold him in your arms, he hugs you.
The ideal home for Stork would have the following attributes:
- Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
- Previous dachshund/dog experience is a plus.
- Must have another dog for play and companionship. Cats are OK with him too.
- A very secure INDOOR place for Stork 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.
- Another plus for Stork is a home with stairs is not an issue for him.
Stork is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. He is being fostered in San Jose. If you have questions, please contact Althea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tax deductible donation for Stork is $125.00
Name: Clay 3918
Age: 10 years
Size: Mini – 12.5 lbs.
The Stockton shelter contacted us about an injured doxie with a heart murmur. While we were making arrangements to get him, they told us they had another senior doxie boy who also had a heart murmur and needed saving. Since we had transportation (often the most difficult part of a rescue), we gladly said yes to the additional dog.
This was a very good decision as the additional dog was Clay. This little guy has been a real lovebug from the moment we met him. He is happy to greet strangers and to let them pet him. He wants to be wherever his people are. (He was outraged at his first foster home when he discovered he was confined to the dog area. He wanted to be right by his foster mom) Clayloves to snuggle, he is easy with his kisses and he love to sit on laps.
Don’t let Clay’s frosty face and age fool you. He may be a senior but he is active and spry. He loves to go for walks and behaves nicely on a leash. He is a perfect room mate to his current cranky, elderly male doxie foster brother. Clay enjoys playing with his toys and napping in his doggie bed. His foster mom has nicknamed him ‘the Bean Ween’ because when he curls uphe looks like a kidney bean!
Clay is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. He also had a complete dental. Clay is a gem and his new family is going to be lucky to get him.
If you are interested in Clay, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at email@example.com.
Adopt Clay for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue
Name: Gigi 3961
Age: 11 years
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.
Gigi is being fostered in Sonoma, ca
Poor little Gigi ended up in a high kill shelter in Central CA as a stray, and no one came for her, so we scooped her up as soon as we could. Gigi pranced out of the shelter on her freedom day. We took her immediately to the vet to have a check-up and blood work done.
Gigi is as sweet as they come. We don’t know her exact age, but two vets guessed that she is between 10 and 11 years old. Don’t let that number fool you. She has lots of pep in her step. Gigi is great on a leash and loves going for walks.
Gigi is great with other dogs and would be fine with other small dogs for companionship. She could probably be an “only dog” as well, as long as her people were not gone for long periods of time. Gigi seems to really like children too, so we think she would be fine with respectful children ages 8 and up.
Gigi sleeps in the big bed at night. Gigi is housetrained and uses a dog door. She rides well in the car. Do you like to travel with your dachshund? Gigi is the girl for you!
Gigi is spayed, microchipped, and her shots are now current. She has had a complete dental. Her teeth were in horrendous condition, but we waited until she recovered from kennel cough before addressing her teeth. She has now had a complete dental (12 extractions and 2 oral-nasal fistulas repaired). She feels so much better now, and she is in good health. Gigi is ready for her new home.
If you are interested in Gigi, please contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete the online adoption application at www.scdr.org.
The tax-deductible donation for Gigi is $150.00
Name: Suzi 3915
Age: 11 years
Color: Red Piebald
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 email@example.com.
Adopt Suzie for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
Name: Stella 3877
Age: 8-10 years
Size: Mini 11 lbs.
Stella was picked up as a stray and ended up at the San Jose shelter. No one ever came looking for her.
Because she was older, scared and badly needed a dental, she landed on the “rescue only” list. Lucky for her, we had a new foster raise her hand which allowed us to make Stella an SCDR dog.
We were very fortunate to get funds to pay for most of Stella’s dental through SJACC’s Guardian Angel Program (GAP ). This program is funded by private donations to help animal rescue partners with some of the medical costs for animals pulled from this shelter.
Stella started out very shy and hid in her crate for a few days. However, it wasn’t long before she was sitting on the couch with her foster family. She still remains shy when meeting new people, so a new family will need to give her a bit of time and space (i.e. a few hours or maybe even a few days to adjust).
Stella gets along well with the other dachshunds in her foster home and has been submissive with the other female doxie. She has started to enjoy a few games of run and chase with them. We think she would be fine with other doxies or as an “only dog”.
The children (age 13) in Stella’s foster home seem to have been a new experience for her. She is less trusting of them and has attempted a few nips early on. While she is improving as she learns they are not going to hurt her, we think Stella would do best in an adults-only home or with dog savvy children, 13 and up.
Stella walks beautifully on a leash. So far, she has not proven to be a barker. We do not know how she is with cats. She loves to burrow into blankets and help her humans watch TV. She is showing some signs that she might become a dog that likes to fetch a ball.
Stella has been spayed, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. She had a complete dental where she lost 3 teeth. She sleeps quietly in her crate, but she really wants to sleep in the big bed.
If you are interested in Stella, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt Stella for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
Name: Smokey 3924
Age: 12-18 months
Color: Black & White
Size: Small Standard – 20.5 lbs.
A fire at the home of a backyard breeder resulted in the death of 9 dogs and the confiscation of 13 others by authorities. Smokey 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.
The dachshunds we have gotten from this situation have gorgeous, gentle personalities. Smokey is no exception. She adores all people, although we think she will do best with no kids or at least kids age 10 and up. She is fine with the other dogs, but it is humans that rock her world.
Smokey is a quiet dog. She loves chewies and also enjoys an occasionally stuffie (to the consternation of her toy hogging “sister”, Ember). She can jump the fence keeping the dogs in the dog-room, and she is smart. She only does this when the family member who allows her to hang out on this side with them is home alone. (She is superb at following rules.) Not only can she jump the gate, she also jumps up to the 2nd story crates during the day to get a nap away from the gang of other dogs.
Smokey does not appear to have any prey drive so she might be workable with cats. Other dogs are fine with her except pushy alpha females.
Smokey will walk on a leash with those that she trusts. She really loves these outings and gains confidence each time she gets exposure to the world.
Smokey is spayed, dewormed, microchipped, and vaccinated. She is also crate trained, but she does not like people reaching into her crate to grab her.
If you are interested in Smokey, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at email@example.com.
The tax deductible donation for Smokey is $250.00
Name: Ember 3960
Age: 12-15 months
Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tax deductible donation for Ember is $325.00
Name: Caster 3846
Age: 11 years
Size: Mini – 11.4 lbs.
Caster and his mom, Mary were dumped at the shelter when their owner died. As is all too often, none of the family cared what would happen to them. Because of the dogs’ ages and their fearfulness in the shelter, their only hope was rescue. Fortunately, a foster home stepped forward so that we could save these two wonderful dogs.
We thought they were a bonded pair, but in foster care, we have come to think that this isn’t true. They like each other and would be happy to live together, but they also like the other foster dogs just as much. And of course, they both adore their foster humans.
Caster appears to be doxie mix, with a long body and long legs. Homes with stairs are not an issue for this sweet boy. While his genetics may not have made him the best looking dog, they sure gave him an “A+ personality”. This dog is all love. Caster gets along with everyone he meets. He loves to keep his foster mom company in whichever room she is in. At night, he’s a good boyfriend and is happy to spoon with his people.
Caster wants a home where he will be cherished. Other dogs are fine with him, but alas, no cats. Caster will at times bark at squirrels or when the other dogs raise the alarm. Otherwise he is a quiet boy.
Caster is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations. He recently had a complete dental.
If you are interested in Caster, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at NicoleSalacain@gmail.com.
The tax deductible donation for Caster is a modest donation to rescue.
Name: Esme 3796
Age: 5 years
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 email@example.com.
The tax deductible donation for Esme is only $125.00
Name: Molly 3679
Age: 6 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Standard – 21 lbs.
Molly’s was brought in to a shelter, because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. However, the bad news is that the family members who dropped her off said she was an insulin dependent diabetic, but they failed to bring any insulin with the dog (they were out and “didn’t have time” to get any; a lousy and cruel excuse). When the emails about her needing rescue reached us, Molly had already been 24 hours without her medication.
Fortunately for Molly, a wonderful SCDR supporter stepped up and agreed to save Molly. It was a great decision as Molly has proven to be a great dog! She is fine with people of all ages. She’s never met a person she does not like. Molly really wants a person or family to shower with her love - people are her world. She wants nothing more than a belly rub and to sleep with her head in your lap. Got kids? Molly would enjoy being a family dog – more people to love!
Molly acts a whole lot younger than her age. She is a fun, charming, loyal girl. She loves going for walks and is willing to go whatever pace you want. During down time Molly loves to cuddle with humans or wrap herself up in blankets.
Molly’s mixed heritage means stairs are not an issue for her back. She would make an excellent hiking buddy and can handle hills and rocks.
Molly has been fine with all other dogs, but she is not cat-safe. She is also a serious “chowhound”, so don't leave any food unattended within reach.
Molly’s diabetes doesn’t slow her down one bit. All she requires is two meals/day at regular times followed by her insulin shot. Her current foster family started out knowing nothing about diabetes, but found it is very easy. All they have to do is give her the insulin shot right after she eats. She enthusiastically comes to sit in your lap right after her meal so that she can be given her injection – motivated by the chicken treat she gets afterwards. (Insulin needles are so tiny, they don’t cause any discomfort.)
Molly is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccinations. If you are interested in Molly, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molly can be adopted for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue.
Name: Susie 2921
Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
Susie is one of the best dachshunds ever. Not only is she gorgeous, but she has the best personality. Susie is superb with all other people and all other dogs. When we have visitors or take the dogs out and about, the one dog we never worry about is Susie. She is a dream.
Susie enjoys playing with other dogs and is usually instigating the romping. She also likes squeaky toys. And she loves, loves, loves to go for walks. This is one happy dog.
We would have to beat adopters off with a stick, except that Susie is a special needs dog. She came into rescue at about 6 months of age with a crush injury to her spinal nerve (like someone had stepped on her). This left her with no control or even awareness of eliminating. She also walked funny and had no feeling in her tail. Thanks to our wonderful supporters, we were able to raise the money for Susie’s MRI and surgery.
The surgery was an instant success in terms of walking. Susie is now up on her rear tippy toes rather than walking on her elbows. As the nerve slowly regrew, Susie regained some control over her bladder and bowels. Susie is now at the point where she can control her pee unless she gets excited. She can control her poop except when she sleeps. We are still hopeful for even more improvement as we are now noticing Susie move her tail. She still doesn’t wag it like a normal dog but she is definitely moving it back and forth and up and down.
In foster care, Susie spends most of the day outside (her choice) and at night she wears a diaper to bed. She is extremely cooperative about being diapered, standing patiently for the process.
Susie happily crates at night with her best friend Lena (a former feral dog who is still standoffish). Susie is not an early riser. Plus if you are late with bedtime, you will find her at your feet, looking at you wondering why you aren’t getting her ready for bed. Clearly it’s hard work, playing and having fun all day and she needs her beauty sleep.