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: 03-17-17

Name:  Gigi  3961
Age:  11 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
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 caretoride@sbcglobal.net and complete the online adoption application at www.scdr.org.

The tax-deductible donation for Gigi is $150.00

Name:  Morgan  4031
Age:  5.5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14.5 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Morgan, and her buddy, Gibbs, belonged to an older woman.  When she passed away, the two dachshunds made their way to the granddaughter.  With children of her own and a full time job, the granddaughter did not have the resources to care for the dogs.  She reached out to rescue and we agreed to take them into our program.

Morgan is friendly girl who wants everyone to give her attention.  She has no trouble trying to keep the other dogs away from a coveted lap position.  Other than wanting to hog all the cuddles, she gets along well with all the other dogs in her foster home.

Morgan would love to go to a home with her buddy Gibbs or to have another canine brother to keep her company.  She does not want to be left all by herself for long hours every day.

Respectful children over 7 years old are ok with Morgan.  We have no idea about cats or big dogs.

We have had Morgan spayed, microchipped, and brought current on her vaccinations.  We also gave her a complete dental.

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

The tax deductible donation for Morgan is $275.00

Name:  Gibbs  4030
Age:  6.5 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 10.5 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Gibbs, and his canine buddy, Morgan, belonged to an older woman.  When she passed away, the two dachshunds made their way to the granddaughter.  With children of her own and a full time job, the granddaughter did not have the resources to care for the dogs.  She reached out to rescue and we agreed to take them into our program.

Gibbs is a very silly boy.  Something about his snout makes him look like an animated cartoon dog.  He is quite adorable.

Gibbs really likes people.  He has successfully lived with children age 7 and up.  He wants to be the center of attention and does not want to be alone for long periods.  Gibbs is dog-selective, but he does like his friend, Morgan, if you are looking for two dogs.  With other dogs, he needs a few days to get totally comfortable with them.

Gibbs loves to get to go for walks.  We don’t think he got out and about much in his past.  He also enjoys hanging out in the yard and working on his suntan.  Gibbs sleeps quietly in his crate at night.

Gibbs is neutered, microchipped, and is current on his vaccinations.  He also just had a dental.

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

The tax deductible donation for Gibbs is $200.00

Name: Hazel 4027
Age:  4 yrs
Color: Brindle
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs

We knew we were totally out of foster space, so our hearts sank when we got the email asking if we could take a terrified male doxie mix that was at SFACC.  Fortunately, one of our wonderful fosters took one look at the dog’s picture and agreed to go beyond her limit.   (He reminded her of a beloved doxie in her past so she couldn’t say no).

Then - surprise!  He turned out to be a she.  Gender was not an issue for us or the foster; we were just glad we could help.

We were thrilled when Hazel arrived at her foster home, and this “don’t touch me dog” was immediately all kisses and cuddles once out of the scary shelter environment. 

She’s currently living with a pack of other dogs and is doing great with all of them.  She is also fine greeting strangers.  We think she might be OK with older respectful children.  She enjoys playing with other dogs.

We think her ideal forever home will have another dog or someone home much of the time at least at first, until she feels secure and safe.  She has a very gentle sweetness about her. 

Hazel has a bit longer legs, so stairs should not be such an issue with her.  She also has one decidedly undoxie trait – she appears to be totally housebroken.  She even goes out in the rain!!  She will also use pee pads if you don’t take her outside.

Hazel is now sleeping in the big bed and would love to be able to continue this.

Hazel is spayed, current on her vaccines and microchipped.  She also just had a dental.  If you are interested in Hazel, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com

The tax deductible donation for Hazel is $225.00

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

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Name:  Stella  3877
Age:  8-10 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
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 linla@comcast.net.

Adopt Stella for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Name: Smokey 3924
Age: 12-18 months
Color:  Black & White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Small Standard – 20.5 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.  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 nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

The tax deductible donation for Smokey is $250.00

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

PUPPIES!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR YOUNG FRIENDS
AND THEIR NEW FAMILIES!

We often reach out to folks on Craigslist to see if we can help with their dachshunds they are advertising.  If puppies, we attempt to get the mom so we can get her spayed.  Normally we reach backyard breeders or careless owners and the odds of success are extremely low.  What we got this time was a surprise - two charming and caring young women that were helping dogs in their low income community. When local folks are going to dump a dog or sell them on a street corner, they step in and help.  When they found out we were rescue, the original two puppies became seven and they were thrilled to have us take these babies.   They are also continuing to work with the owner of the mom dog to either let us spay her or let us have her. (He is not supposed to have pets in his apartment). Another plus from this encounter is that they did not know the local humane society had changed from free fixing of Chihuahuas to now free fixing all breeds of dogs in their zip code.  This is hard community to get the word out to, so we are delighted to help spread the message.  And if these young women come across any dachshunds needing help in the future, we will be their first call.

The mom of these puppies is a stubby red dachshund.  There are a number of possible fathers:  (1) a red dachshund, (2) a “curly/ fluffy” small black dog, and/or (3) a white Maltese.  We’ll leave you to decide who each puppy’s “baby-daddy” might be.  Some might be purebred or they all may be mixes.  At 11 weeks, they ranged in weight from 4.8 lbs. to 7.0 lbs.

These guys are typical active, playful puppies.  Puff is the head honcho.  He appears to be the one in charge so would benefit from a home with a pack leader owner.   We prefer to place our female puppies in homes where the other dogs are male.  (M-F and M-M pairings are more likely to work out than F-F pairings)

Because they are puppies, they are A LOT of work.  They will get into everything, and they will chew your iPhone, your expensive shoes, and your favorite underwear.  They are not appropriate for a home where people are gone much of the day.  They would love a playful, but gentle adult canine companion or a rowdy small puppy near their age.  They are young enough to learn to live with cats.
The ideal home for each puppy will have the following attributes:

  • 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.

The puppies are crate-trained, neutered/spayed, microchipped and are current on their vaccinations.   If you are interested in a puppy, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

The tax deductible donation reduced!  Each puppy now only $350.00!

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Name:  Cherry  3911
Age:  10 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Tweenie – 15 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Cherry showed up on the ‘rescue only’ list at the local shelter. One of our volunteers went to check her out. Cherry barely looked up from her bed and growled.  She made it very clear she was not to be touched.  Even from a distance our volunteer could see she had eye issues and was covered with fleas.  Surly and medically needy . . . . yep, just our kind of dog.

We had Cherry spayed and repairs done to her cherry eyes prior to picking her up at the shelter.  When she arrived in foster care, she went straight into a corner crate and that is where she stayed for almost a whole week, coming out only in the middle of the night.  Gradually, as she began to feel better, Cherry started coming out to join the others and to get some loving.  We discovered that she is a very sweet girl when not in the shelter environment.  She is just one of those doxies that does not want to be handed to strangers without some time to get to know the person.

Cherry has been very easy to work with.  She has no objection to her foster picking her up and having drops put in her eyes.  She can be carried around like a baby.  She shares her favorite bed with whichever dog wants to climb in.  What she won’t share, however, is her food.  She is very food aggressive towards other dogs (but not at all to humans).   Every time new dogs arrive in the foster home, Cherry goes into eating overtime as her stress coping mechanism.  She needs a home where someone loves her enough to keep her at a good weight.  (And a home that doesn’t bring new dogs in every few days.)

Cherry is not much for long walks.  A short stroll is enough for her.  She also likes to sleep in in the morning, preferring to get up an hour or so later than the other dogs.  We believe Cherry might have some vision loss, but if she does, it sure doesn’t slow her down.

What might be the most remarkable thing about Cherry is that we think she may be housebroken!  During her first week, we never shut her crate door, and the room has a doggie door leading to the outside.  Every morning, the floor was clean – no accidents anywhere.  Cherry is also not a barker, so we believe she could be a condo dog.

We adore Cherry so we know there is going to be home out there for her that feels the same about her.

Cherry is spayed, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations.  She had surgery to repair her two cherry eyes and her teeth have been cleaned.  If you are interested in Cherry, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

Adopt Cherry for a modest tax deductible donation to rescue

Name: Caster  3846
Age:  11 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
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
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

Name:  Molly  3679
Age:  6 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
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 linla@comcast.net.

Molly can be adopted for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue.

Name:  Susie 2921
Age:  3 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

*ADOPTION PENDING*

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.

Susie is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccinations.  If you are interested in Susie, please fill out the online adoption application and email Lindy at linla@comcast.net.

The tax deductible donation for Susie is any modest donation to rescue.