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LAST UPDATED: 07-01-18

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Gunner  (4425)

Age: Approx. 8 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 12 lbs.

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Gunner was found stray on the Naval base near San Pedro.  He was taken to a vet’s office for an examination and identification.  Unfortunately, he had neither tags nor a microchip.   All efforts to locate his former owner failed after several fruitless weeks.  It is assumed his owner deployed overseas and left Gunner to his fate, hoping someone on the base would take Gunner in.  Sadly, this happens quite often on military bases.

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Gunner is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog.  Gunner is active and in good health.  His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged.  He is not into toys, but does enjoy a nice relaxing chew on his bully stick.

Gunner loves to go for meandering walks, stopping frequently to smell interesting scents and to leave his personal calling card.  He also enjoys riding in the car.  He needs a home where he will be the center of his person’s universe.  Visiting grandchildren over 8 years old are safe with Gunner (with parental supervision of course).  He gets along with other small dogs.  However, we have no idea if he is safe with cats.

Gunner is a mellow senior who is very well socially adjusted.  He is crate trained, but prefers to sleep on the big bed.  He needs a home that is all on one level with no stairs, because he he has stubby little legs too.  Folks in downstairs apartments or condos are encouraged to apply for Gunner.

Gunner is a treasure.  If you are interested in Gunner, please complete our online adoption application and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Gunner is $200.00

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Scarlett  (4432)

Age:  3 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 33 lbs.

Scarlett and another female dachshund were found abandoned on the streets of L.A. County (we can’t mention the name of the city).  They looked like they had been thrown from a moving vehicle (bumps and scrapes consistent with a fall on asphalt).  Their necks had indentations where collars that were too tight had been removed recently.  They were full of fleas and ticks, had no collars, tags or microchips. 

A Good Samaritan picked them up and then put the word out on Facebook.  SCDR responded that we could take them in.  Unfortunately, both standard doxies were intact females, and they were fighting with each other, so we put them in separate foster homes after they were both spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and had mild dentals.  Too much estrogen and 2 alpha females do not make a good mix.  They both had medicinal baths and were treated for ticks and fleas with Revolution.

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Scarlett is crate trained if coaxed to go into the crate.  She prefers to nap on the couch.  She is house trained if there is free-access to a secure yard (dog door or open regular door).  She is very sweet and quiet.  She loves when people are relaxing around her, so she can cuddle and be close.  

Scarlett’s leash skills are a work in progress, but they are getting better.  She is young and powerful.  Walking her will be a challenge if you are approached by a stranger or another dog.  She is a bit nervous riding in the car and is, therefore, secured in the back seat with a seatbelt harness. 

Scarlett prefers to be “only dog”, the center of the universe.  She’s an alpha female, no other female dogs in the home.  A mellow male might work, but Scarlett does get jealous when the other dog receives attention. 

Scarlett is good with mindful, well-behaved children over 8 years old.  She is not safe with cats.  Scarlett does not play with toys.  She is not an excessive barker.  Nor does she whine or cry or bark when in her crate.  She sleeps at night in her crate, but longs to sleep with her person in the big bed.

Scarlett would be a wonderful condo dog.  She is a standard dachshund, and her size is reminiscent of a Labrador Retriever.  She’s like having a condo-sized Lab with a dachshund temperament.  No flights of stairs for this girl (she’s very short), but a few steps (2 or 3) would be OK. 

If you are interested in Scarlett, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org .  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Scarlett is $300.00

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Calvin Klein  (4313)

Age:  15 months
D.O.B.:  03/04/17
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

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Calvin spent his first 10 months of life locked outside or in the garage.  The best thing that ever happened to him was a nasty neighbor who began to throw rocks or squirt him with the hose when he barked.  The owners finally realized Calvin needed more attention, and for his safety, relinquished him to rescue to find a better home.

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Calvin is not very well socialized with people, but does enjoy playing with his fellow foster dogs.  We are looking for a family that has the patience and time to work with Calvin on his canine-to-human social skills.  He is fine once he warms up to new people, but taking him for a walk can be challenging.

Calvin is getting a remedial course in house training and crate training.  He loves to be held and cuddled, and is shy about asking for hugs and belly rubs, but getting loving attention has helped him overcome his initial shyness. 

Calvin needs a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious hazard for this extra-long boy.  He is definitely not an apartment/condo dog, as he needs a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue good potty habits.  Calvin would be best suited for an adults-only home.  Kids make him very nervous.

Calvin is current on shots, he is very healthy, and microchipped.  If you can provide a good home, please complete our adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Calvin is $400.00

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Winnie  (4438)

Age: ~5-6 years
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

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Winnie’s former owner found her as a stray.  Efforts to locate her family have failed miserably.  He has only had her for 6 weeks, but he is unable to keep her.  When he reached out to us for help, we agreed to help find Winnie a more permanent situation and someone who would love her as much as she loves her people.

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Winnie is absolutely wonderful.  We adore her “wonky” ears.  They most resemble Italian Greyhound ears the way they are set closer to the top of her head and they have a fold in the center.  They give her a sweet, unique look.  Her natural eye-liner gives her those exotic “Cleopatra eyes”.  Check out those beautiful white teeth and nice smile! 

Winnie walks nicely on the leash, and is good on car rides if she can sit in someone’s lap and look out the window.  She loves children and would be OK with children 5 years old and up.  Winnie is very sweet and hungry for love.

Winnie has very short legs, so no stairs in her new home please.  We are looking for a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard so Winnie can run and play.  A laid-back male dachshund companion would be a plus for her as well.

Winnie has been spayed, is fully vaccinated, and is now microchipped.  If you are interested in Winnie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Winnie is $200.00

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Lady  (4437)

Age: 18 months
D.O.B.:  12/13/2016
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Small Tweenie – 13 lbs.

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~ SAFE WITH CATS! ~

Lady was rescued by a multi-breed rescue group.  They knew that dachshunds had particular needs, and finding the right home for one was not their expertise, so they contacted SCDR and asked us to help find Lady a home. 

Lady is a very sweet dog, although she is shy when meeting new people.  Loving patience will be required for the first few hours in her new home to allow her to adjust to the new environment and new people.  An extremely attractive girl, Lady is very loving and affectionate.  She gets along well with other dogs in her foster home, is safe around cats, enjoys going for walks, but is a little nervous on car rides.  Her most favorite thing is cuddling with her person and getting belly rubs.  Of course, Lady wants to sleep in the big bed and she has proven to be an excellent bed-cuddler.

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The ideal home for Lady 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 experience is a plus.
  • Another YOUNG dog for play and companionship, preferably male.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Lady 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 respectful children over 8 years old.

Lady’s eyes sparkle with mischief and we can only imagine what kind of trouble she’d get into if we didn’t have a very secure yard and tall fences.  She’s the consummate “Houdini Weenie”.  Lady is extra long and has those really short dachshund legs, so she needs a home all on one level, no stairs.

Lady’s vaccines are up-to-date and she’s been microchipped.  Lady wants to be your new best friend.  If you are interested in Lady, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.    An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Lady is $400.00

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Carmen  (4433)

Age:  3 years
Color:  Cream
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 23 lbs. 

Carmen and another female dachshund were found abandoned on the streets of L.A. County (we can’t mention the name of the city).  They looked like they had been thrown from a moving vehicle (bumps and scrapes consistent with a fall on asphalt).  Their necks had indentations where collars that were too tight had been removed recently.  They were full of fleas and ticks, had no collars, tags or microchips. 

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A Good Samaritan picked them up and then put the word out on Facebook.  SCDR responded that we could take them in.  Unfortunately, both standard doxies were intact females, and they were fighting with each other, so we put them in separate foster homes after they were both spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and had mild dentals.  Too much estrogen and 2 alpha females do not make a good mix.  They both had medicinal baths and were treated for ticks and fleas with Revolution.

Carmen is crate trained, house trained, and knows the dog door.  She is friendly, outgoing, and well socialized with people.  She likes going for walks, but is a bit nervous riding in the car.  She is likes other dachshunds and would be very happy to have a dachshund brother to play with and cuddle up with too.  She’s an alpha female, so no other female dogs in the home.  She sleeps at night in her crate, but longs to sleep with her person in the big bed.

Carmen is good with mindful, well-behaved children over 8 years old.  We don’t know if she likes cats.  So we will say No Cats just to be safe.  She is not an excessive barker.  She doesn’t like the usual people – the postman, UPS guy, and the gardener.  All dachshunds know that these people are axe murders and they must defend against them.

Carmen would be a wonderful condo dog.  She is a standard dachshund, and her coloring is reminiscent of a yellow Labrador Retriever.  She’s like having a condo-sized Lab with a dachshund temperament.  No flights of stairs for this girl (she’s very short), but a few steps (2 or 3) would be OK.  She is young and powerful.  Walking her can be a challenge if you are approached by a strange dog.

If you are interested in Carmen, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org .  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Carmen is $300.00

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Nina  (4434)

Age: 11 months
D.O.B.:  07/08/2017
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

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Nina has been in 3 homes in the past year.  Being passed from one home to another is not a good way for a puppy to grown up.  Her last home took her in rather than see Nina go to the shelter, but they also had two Chihuahuas in an apartment with a 2-dog limit.  We jumped at the chance to help Nina find her a loving forever home.

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Nina is a still a puppy, although a bit skittish from being passed around like a hot potato, she is friendly, mischievous, curious, and silly.  The other dogs in her foster home are helping her learn proper dog-etiquette and the senior gals are taking turns mentoring her. 

Nina is 90% house trained, but she still needs someone to take her outside every couple of hours and stay out there with her to praise her for a good potty.  Nina is crate trained, but as she spent most of the last 6 months being crated all day while her people worked, we would like a home where she can sleep in the big bed with her person.  Her foster mom says she has excellent bed-manners.

The ideal home for Nina would have the following qualities:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
  • Must have another dog for play and companionship. She could even learn to live with cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Nina to be when no one is at home.
  • Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

Nina is taller than the average dachshund, therefore, families that have a home with stairs are encouraged to apply for Nina.  Stairs will not be an issue for her.

Nina is very healthy, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Nina, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Nina is $300.00

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Bella  (4430)

Age:  12 years
D.O.B.:  10/06/2005
Color:  Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Bella has spent her entire life being a world traveler – literally.  She was originally purchased from a breeder in Indonesia.  She spent most of her life traveling back and forth from California to the Far East with her lady on business, visiting various countries, even The People’s Republic of China.  Home-base was always Southern California.  Now that her lady is retiring and moving permanently to Southeast Asia, she asked that we find Bella a home here in California.  Bella is passed the point of being able to handle the 6 month quarantine required for the final move.

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Bella is a doll.  You can tell by her picture that Bella is a beautiful dachshund.  Look at that gorgeous face and beautiful dappling!  Bella is also an easy dog.  She likes people and gets along with other small dogs.  Respectful children over 8 years old would be ok with her.  Bella’s only quirk is that she doesn’t like to be picked up, so her new family will have to have those little steps or a ramp up to the big bed and to the sofa as a requirement.  Bella prefers to sleep on the big bed if she has a choice.

We don’t know how she feels about cats.  Based on no real information, we prefer to place her in a home with no cats.

Bella wants a home where her people are not gone for long periods of time.  Bella also would benefit from a home that got her out and about for daily socialization and exercise.  Bella is extra short and extra long, so a home all on one level would be best for her. 

Bella is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  She’s had a dental too.  If you are interested in Bella, please fill out the adoption application and contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An application and home check are required.

Adopt Bella for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Rockford  (4427)

Age: 7 years
D.O.B.:  03/20/2011
Color: Cream Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

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~ SAFE WITH CATS! ~

Rockford (a.k.a. Rocky) was found abandoned on the side of the road in the desert outside of Tucson, Arizona, last December (2017).  He was pretty banged up.  He looked like he’d been thrown from a vehicle – cuts on his face, broken left rear leg, missing a toenail on a bloody foot.  His rescuer scooped him up, put him in her car, and drove to the nearest vet’s office.  They fixed him up, and she took him home with every intention of keeping him forever. 

At the time she found Rocky, she was between jobs, and she was able to stay home with Rocky during his convalescence, but employment was offered in Southern California, so she packed up, and took Rocky with her.  Things just didn’t work out the way she’d hoped.  Rocky was not happy being home alone while she was at work, and other tenants in her apartment complex complained that Rocky was howling and barking during the day while she was away.  Threatened with eviction, she contacted SCDR to find Rocky a home with someone who either works from home or is retired and home most of the time. 

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An extremely gentle boy, Rocky is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, but he prefers human company.  He would do best in a home with a retired person or an adults-only home.  He would be fine having a female companion to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home.  He is safe with children over 5 years old, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis.  Visiting grandchildren would be OK as long as they are supervised.  Rocky is very safe with cats, and would not mind a cat-buddy in his new home.

Rocky believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  He adjusted instantly to his new foster home, exploring every nook and cranny, and exiting to the back yard through the dog door, like he’d always lived there.  He is appears to be reliably house trained.  He prefers the big bed for nighttime cuddling and sleeping, under the covers, up close and personal.  He’s no dummy.  He’s a very sweet boy. 

Rocky is very safe with cats.  His former owner had several cats and Rocky lived quite harmoniously with all of them.

Rocky enjoys leisurely walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car as long as he has a lap to sit in and a window to look out of.  His vaccines are up-to-date, he is now microchipped, and we took care of an injured rear toe and a complete dental cleaning.  Anyone who adopts Rocky is going to be truly blessed.  He is one in a million.  

If you are interested in Rocky, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Rocky is only $200.00

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Jade (4400)

Ages:  7 years
Color: Red Double Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Jade’s owner had to make a difficult decision when he was being deployed to Afghanistan.  With no family member willing to take her, and deploying in 3 days, he did not want to leave Jade at a shelter.  SCDR stepped up to take Jade into rescue and find her a loving home.

Jade is as sweet as they come.  She is a gentle soul.  All she asks for is good food and a warm comfortable bed, preferably yours, to sleep in.  She likes car rides and plays with toys.  She gets along very well with her fellow rescue dogs in her foster home.  We even think she would be fine with dog-savvy cats.

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Jade is a double-dapple, but luckily is neither blind nor deaf.  She suffers from the dachshund trait “canine selective hearing”.  She hears you when you call her, but takes her sweet time about responding.  Her former owner named her Jade, because of her blue/green eyes.

Healthy, vaccinated, and microchipped, Jade is ready for her new home. She could be an apartment/condo dog if she has access to a secure yard or patio via a dog-door, or if she had someone who is home much of the time so she could go for potty walks.  She would like to have a mild-mannered male companion to keep her company especially when the family has to leave her at home while they are away.

Jade is safe with children 8 years and up.  She’s a bit chubby, so measured portions, regular walks, and no treats for Jade until she loses a pound or two.

Do you have room in your heart and home for Jade?  If you are interested, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Jade is $250.00

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Valentino (4398)

Age: 11 months
Color: Black/White Blaze
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Micro Mini – 9 lbs.

Next to the word “adorable” in the dictionary should be a picture of Valentino.  He is quite seriously one of the cutest dachshunds we have ever rescued.  We believe he has a touch of Papillion (his ears are the give-away).

We don’t know why Valentino lost his home as he turned up in the Chula Vista shelter in early May.  Our local representative spotted him and wasted no time going to the shelter to rescue him.  Valentino was very fearful at first, but within just a few hours, he was loving and friendly with his foster family.

Valentino is cautious about who his friends are.  He is shy at first, but warms up quickly.  He gets along with other dogs, but prefers to have a non-alpha female doxie companion.  A family with older children and another mini doxie (preferably female) would be ideal for him.  Valentino is safe with children over 12 years old.  He is fine with mellow cats; but “runners” will be chased.  No babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers.

Valentino is in excellent health.  His vaccinations are all current.  He is agile and extremely active.  He is crate trained and house trained.  However, he very much prefers to sleep in the big bed with his people.  He is so small, you hardly know he’s there. 

Valentino needs people who can build up his confidence and who are not going to be overly upset if he has an occasional potty accident in the house.  As Valentino gains more confidence and trust, he is showing more and more affection.  Valentino enjoys going for walks and rides in the car well.

Previous experience with longhaired dachshunds is a plus, but not mandatory.  Longhaired dachshunds require daily brushing and periodic, professional grooming to look their absolute best.    

If you can provide a good home for Valentino, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The adoption fee for Valentino is $400.00

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Sadie (4396)

Age: 11.5 years
D.O.B.:  11/01/2006
Color: Red Brindle Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie - 16 lbs.

Sadie came to us sad and confused.  Her owner passed leaving his handicapped wife with no way to care for herself or his dog.  With no other family, a good friend stepped up and took charge of Sadie’s welfare.  After several attempts to place her himself, someone told him about SCDR and he called us.  We were delighted to take Sadie under our wing.

Sadie is so beautiful.  She’s well-behaved, playful, a little barky when meeting new people, but settles down quickly.  She soon worms her way into any available lap or follows you around just wanting to be near you.

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Sadie gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, and even sleeps with her foster siblings in the big bed. She would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  Stay at home moms or folks who work from home would be her ideal home.  She could have a home with a mellow male dachshund if her people worked outside the home.  However, her personality would be overwhelmed by a very dominant dog. 

Sadie is crate trained, and house trained.  She learned how to use the dog door instantly.  She also walks nicely on a leash.  Sadie wants to be wherever her person is and loves to cuddle on the sofa or in the big bed.  She believes no lap should go unoccupied and will seek out her person the minute they sit down.

Sadie is playful, loving, friendly, knows what she wants and how to get it.  She is very easy to get along with and would be a good choice for a family with gentle older children.  We don’t know about cats.

Sadie is healthy, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations.  Sadie is ready for her new home. If you are interested in Sadie, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Sadie is $150.00

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Penelope  (4395)

Age: 5 years
D.O.B.:  5/15/2013
Color: Black & White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Penelope (a.k.a. Penny) joined us at SCDR shortly before her 5th birthday.  Her former owner just did not have time for a dog any longer, as work hours became long and Penny was not getting the level of attention she so richly deserved.   Check out those adorable white slippers on her toes and the cute white tip on her tail.  We love her coloring.

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Penelope is house trained.  She will need a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue reinforcing her good potty habits.  Fencing must be at least 5 feet tall.  This little girl can leap like a kangaroo!

Penelope is extremely friendly and loves everyone she meets.  She’d be great with an active family with gentle children over 8 years old, and someone to throw her ball for her.  She would love to have a young canine playmate to play with.  She loves other small dogs.

Penelope is very pretty with fur that is soft and plush.  Her heritage is Dachshund/Aussie mix.  She is not a barker, plays with toys, and wants to sleep in the big bed with her people.  People living in two-story homes are encouraged to apply for Penelope.  Stairs are not an issue for this dog.  Penelope needs someone who is home most of the time so she can get the attention and training she needs to be a canine good citizen.

Penelope’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped.  If you are interested in Penelope, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Penelope is $275.00

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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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~ COURTESY LISTING ~

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Jerry

Age: 2-3 years
Color: Red & White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

SAFE WITH CATS - NO KIDS

Please note:  This is a courtesy listing for another rescue group.  Please read Jerry's entire bio before inquiring.  To inquire about Jerry, send an e-mail to Julie Meagher  at: meagherjd@yahoo.com
Please provide some information about your home, family and other pets.  Julie is a private foster home rescuer.  Though there are some steps that precede meeting a dog, they are quick and expeditious.   Thank you!

Jerry was found by a Good Samaritan on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, and brought to Southern California for medical treatment and ultimately to be placed with a loving family.  He appears to be a small beagle/doxie mix.  We love his little white gloves and the white tip on his tail.

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Jerry is a really good boy, but is a little shy at first, and will fear-bite if being picked up by someone he is not used to. We need someone who is experienced with this issue and no kids. He’s not aggressive and doesn’t mind new people coming to visit (he’ll go up to them to be pet), it’s just when they try to pick him up!

Jerry’s legs are taller than the average dachshund and the best part about that is that he would be fine in a home with stairs.  His taller legs ensure there would be little chance of trauma to his back going up and down stairs.  He would love to be allowed to sleep in the big bed under the covers.  At night he walks into his bedtime crate himself and his foster mom covers him with a blanket!  He wants cuddle in his person’s lap at every opportunity.  He is a very cuddly boy. 

He loves to play with other dogs and walks well on a leash (sometimes he barks at cars going by). He barks at his foster mom’s cat, but when he’s walking by her he leaves her alone.  He is not cat-aggressive .

Jerry is a good candidate for apartment or condo living if his people are not gone for long hours.  Folks who work from home or recent retirees are encouraged to apply for Jerry.  He doesn’t bark much at all, just when appropriate.  We think he would benefit from an older female dog companion who could mentor him and help him realize he is no longer going to be abused on the streets of Tiajuana.

Jerry’s vaccines are up-to-date, and he has been microchipped.  In our opinion, he is a rare jewel.  If you are interested in Jerry, please contact Julie at meagherjd@yahoo.com

Adoption fee to be determined

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Harlow  (4363)

Age:  10 years
Color:  Cream
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Mini - 13lbs.

Once upon a time, Harlow must have been a “princess”, cuddled and spoiled, but somehow she ended up on the street, picked up by Animal Control and taken to the West Valley shelter.  Needless to say, her people never showed up to claim her.  We knew she was a mix, but mixed with what?  After doing a little research, we realized she is dachshund and Tibetan spaniel!  All we know is that we could not leave her to her fate at the shelter.  Her lovely pink nose and beautiful baby blue eyes were mesmerizing.  We were hooked. 

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Harlow is a shy girl who enjoys a quiet home environment.  She loves to lounge on the sofa or in her little bed.  She likes being held and cuddled.  Harlow likes going for leisurely walks and enjoys car rides too.  This little girl stops traffic when out for a walk.  People can’t help asking about her and admiring her.

We would prefer to place Harlow with “empty nesters” or a family that has older children (teens would be fine).  She is best suited for a ground floor apartment or single level home or condo.  She needs a dog door and access to a fenced yard or enclosed patio.  She does know how to use a dog-door and is house trained.  After careful observation, we think Harlow is cat-safe.  Harlow would enjoy having a mild mannered male dachshund companion.

Previous experience with a longhaired dachshund would be a plus, but not absolutely essential.  She requires daily brushing and periodic professional grooming to look her absolute best.

If you can provide the type of home Harlow needs, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868.  An adoption application and home check are required.  

The tax-deductible donation for Harlow is $200.00

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Lulu  (4379)

Age:  approx. 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 26 lbs.

Lulu was found stray and taken to the Central California SPCA in Fresno.  Needless to say, no one showed up to claim her as their dog.  With no foster homes in Central California, she needed to go either to our Northern California foster or our Southern California foster.  South spoke up first, so Lulu would come South, but getting transport is not always easy.  It took a couple of days, but Lulu arrived at 11:PM at the foster home via what can be described as “The Dachshund Underground Railroad”.  (Thank you to Jenaveve Kirkland for making the transport arrangements under difficult conditions.)

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Lulu is a gentle soul with a beautiful face. She gets along well with other dogs in her foster home.  Her favorite things are eating, being a couch potato, and eating. (Foster moms appreciate a good eater.)  She is not much of a cuddler, but has the potential of learning to appreciate it if her person is patient and persistent.  Lulu prefers sleeping in a cushy dog bed with a soft blanket. She is not overweight.  She is a full-sized dachshund – a big girl by dachshund standards.

Lulu needs a home with someone who is home a lot or works part-time.  She also needs to continue getting a remedial course in leash-training.  She was probably never taken for walks in her previous life.  She is fine riding in the car if she can sit with someone and able to look out the window.   Lulu is coming along steadily in her house training, and needs someone to periodically remind her to go outside to potty.  She knows the dog door, and takes advantage of it to go outside to join her foster siblings.

Lulu would like to have a mild mannered male companion in her new forever home.  She would be fine as an only dog if her people didn’t work long hours and were home a lot.  She is safe with gentle children over 10 years old, but we don’t know how she feels about cats.  Lulu would not be good in an apartment or condo situation.  She needs a dog door and a back yard to continue reinforcing good potty habits.

Lulu’s vaccines are up-to-date, we’ve made sure she’s had a dental, and is microchipped.  If you are interested in Lulu, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868, or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Lulu is $200.00

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Felix (4364)

Age:  1 year
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

We found Felix and his older brother at the Visalia Animal Care Center.  The boys were picked up stray together.  We bailed them out of the shelter and thanks to our dedicated volunteers they came to our La Habra location for vet care and placement.  However, they did not seem to getting along.  Food seemed to be a trigger for bad behavior.  We have solved this problem by first getting them neutered, which took testosterone out of the equation, and then feeding them separately so neither one felt compelled to protect his bowl. 

Felix is shy and cautious about meeting new people.  .  You can tell he came from a home where he was not given adequate attention or training.  His foster mom and dad are working with him to remedy his deficiencies.  He is being crate trained, and he is receiving a remedial course in house training.  He needs a home with people willing to continue to reinforce his good potty habits and good behavior with crate training, praise and treats.  A dog-door with access to a yard would be a good thing to have for this boy.  He also needs to be taken for walks at least once or twice a day.  His leash training leaves a lot to be desired at this point.  He is very good on car rides. 

Felix needs a home where he has female dog to mentor him and for play and companionship.  We don’t know why, but he does not like to be left alone for more than a couple of hours.  He needs someone who works part time or from home.  If you’ve never had a dachshund before, Felix may be a bit of a challenge to train if you are not experienced. 

Felix gets along with other dachshunds in his foster home, and would really benefit by having a doxie sister.  He loves to play with toys, chase a ball, and play wrestle-mania with his fellow foster dogs.  He would do best in a home with children close to being teenagers.  No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers.  He especially would like to be able to sleep in the big bed with his chosen person.  Felix is not safe with cats. 

Fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped, Felix is ready for a new wonderful home.  If you can provide Felix with the type of home he needs, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home visit are required.

The tax deductible donation for Felix is $300.00

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Mona  (4327)
Age:  6 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini– 12 lbs.

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Lisa  (4328)
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red/White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini –  11 lbs.

~ mona and lisa are a bonded pair and cannot be separated ~

Mona and Lisa were dumped in a desert shelter after providing their owners with numerous litters of puppies.  They took a bit longer to recover from their spay surgeries, but are better than new now.  We could not believe our good fortune to be able to rescue two really sweet mini girls

The girls are quiet, a bit shy, very sweet, and not barky. They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new family both happy and proud to have this pair.  They are good with children over 10 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well.  (No babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers.)  We don’t know how they feel about cats. 

They have had very little leash training.  They are excelling at crate training.  Both are playful with each other.  They sleep peacefully in their crate at night in the master bedroom, curling up side by side until morning. Their foster mom is working on house training and how to use a dog door.  We are looking for a family with a home all on one level with access to a secure yard via a dog door, that are willing to continue to reinforce good potty habits.

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Mona and Lisa are beautiful and have sleek smooth coats.  Mona is the more outgoing of the two.  Lisa is a little shy and will take a few days to warm up to a new family, but it is well worth the wait.  They love to be held, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages.  They are expert couch potatoes, choosing to perch on the back of the couch to get a good view of the household’s comings and goings.  They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying sunning themselves on the back porch.  They want to snuggle up with each other as much as possible.

Mona and Lisa are fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped.  They have received dental care.  All they need is a family to love them for the rest of their lives.  Do you have an empty lap that needs warming?  Does your face need washing with doggie kisses?  Then Mona and Lisa are up to the task.

If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.   A home check and an adoption application are required.   

The tax deductible donation for Mona and Lisa is $300.00 for the pair.
~ They are not available individually ~

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Buster 4316

Age:  19 months
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Neutered male
Size:  Micro-Mini – 7 lbs.

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Look at that sweet innocent face!  When Buster was 8 weeks old, he was purchased from a backyard breeder by a senior citizen.  Buster was an active and mischievous puppy, and it did not take long before his owner was unable to keep up.  Her solution:  Have the puppy put down, and to that end, Buster would be taken to a local vet to do the deed.  Luckily, a family friend intervened, got Buster, contacted SCDR, and we agreed to take Buster into rescue, sight unseen.  Within hours, Buster was safely ensconced in one of our foster homes.  

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Buster has been with us for 6 weeks now.  Buster adjusted quickly to his foster home, and he is having the time of his life.  He plays with toys, engages the other young foster dogs in games of chase, wrestle-mania, and tug-o-war.  Buster is a tiny little boy with a face no one can resist.  His ears are almost too big for his head, but that is part of his charm.

Buster walks well on a leash, uses the doggy-door like an old pro.  He is crate trained for sleeping at night, but would be happier in the big bed.  Be forewarned – Buster can be a “Houdini Weenie”.  He can jump a baby-gate in a single bound, and will need a very secure home and yard, at least until he feels at home and part of a new pack.

Buster is safe with GENTLE children over 10 years old.  He would like to have a young playmate in his new home.  He is even workable with cats.  (Most cats are bigger than he is anyway.)

Buster is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  He is ready for a new forever family.  If you can provide a loving home for Buster, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Buster is $350.00

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Raven  4264
 

Ages:  5 years
D.O.B.:  12/25/2012
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

We rescued Raven from a San Diego shelter a few days before Christmas.  She had been picked up stray, but her people never came for her.  She was so depressed she just flattened herself to the floor of her kennel.  We bailed her out as soon as her stray-hold was up.

Raven is very cautious around new people.  She is very mistrustful of women.  We are looking for a “men only” household who can give her a lot of attention and lots of love.

Raven is crate trained and as house-trained as a typical dachshund can be.  Although she sleeps quietly in her crate at night, she would very much like to be invited to share the big bed with her people.  She loves to snuggle on the couch or in the big bed, but it has to be her idea. 

Raven needs a home with a yard and a dog door so she can continue her good potty habits.  She loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car.  She also needs a home all on one level - no flights of stairs, as she is very short and long, making her more susceptible to possible back injury.  Jumping down from furniture is also a big no-no.  Keeping her from jumping down from the furniture is a challenge.

Raven wants to be loved, but her behavior indicates that she was abused in her previous life.  She enjoys exploring the back yard in search of lizards, birds, and rodents.  Therefore, she is not safe with cats, pet birds, small furry pets (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs), or pet reptiles. 

Raven would love to have a male dachshund companion, or bigger breed (beagle, basset, or terrier).  No small yappy dogs (chihuahuas, yorkies, etc.)  We feel she is not safe with children due to her past mistreatment.

Raven is current on her vaccines and is microchipped.  If you can provide a good home for Raven please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 .or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Raven is $150.00

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