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LAST UPDATED: 08-22-17

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Name:  Pumpkin4114
Age:  4 years
Color:  Isabella
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini– 11 lbs.

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Name:  Pye4115
Age:  4 years
Color:  Isabella Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini –  9 lbs.

PUMPKIN AND PYE ARE A BONDED PAIR AND CANNOT BE SEPARATED

Pumpkin and Pye are sisters, littermates, and a bonded pair.  They were dumped in a Central California shelter after providing their owners with numerous litters of puppies.  Our vet had a difficult time spaying them, because their uteruses were so thin and fragile from too many litters and minimal care.  They took a bit longer to recover from the surgeries, but are now better than new.

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 or toddlers.)  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 little bed 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, who are willing to continue to reinforce good potty habits.

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Pumpkin and Pye are beautiful inside and out, and have sleek smooth coats. They love to be held, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages.  They are “drop dead gorgeous” little dachshunds, perfect in proportion and temperament.  They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying the day and the warm sun.  They want to snuggle up with each other as much as possible.

Pumpkin and Pye 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 Pumpkin and Pye are up to the task.

PUMPKIN AND PYE ARE A BONDED PAIR AND CANNOT BE SEPARATED

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 Pumpkin and Pye is $450.00 for the pair

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Name: Louie4164
Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Tweenie – 12 lbs.

On a recent visit to the Ramona Shelter, our representative spotted Louie sitting in a kennel crowded with little Chihuahuas climbing all over him.  He just sat there and tolerated them.  She got him out of there within the hour.  Louie was very grateful.  We don’t know why Louie was at this very remote shelter, but we were delighted to save him and find him a loving home.

Louie is a soft-coated wirehair.  That means that one of his parents was a wirehair, but the other was a longhair.  He got the wirehair’s beard and shaggy coat, but it is soft and silky like the longhair.  He is really handsome.  Unfortunately, at some point in his young life, Louie lost his left eye.  It was quite a while ago and he has adjusted perfectly and has no deficit in his vision.

Louie is an active dog.  He is being well socialized with the other doxies and small dogs in his foster home, but prefers the company humans.  He is not keen about the resident Chihuahuas in his foster home, but he pretty much ignores them.  He is not safe with cats or small furry pets.  Louie is good with children 8 years old and up.

Louie is 100% reliably house trained.  As a reward for being so reliable, he is allowed to sleep in the big bed with his foster mom’s own dachshunds.  He walks well on a leash and enjoys outdoor adventures.  He loves rides in the car if he can ride shotgun in someone’s lap.  He gives wonderful kisses and loves to roll over and have his tummy rubbed.

Previous experience with wirehaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not mandatory.  Louie’s wirehair coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so he can look his absolute best.  He has the cutest little beard too. 

Louie is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.  If you can provide Louie with a wonderful home, 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 Louie is $275.00

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Name:  Charlie4151
Age:  7 years
D.O.B.:  01/11/2010
Color:  English Cream
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Once upon a time, Charlie had a wonderful home where he was loved, cuddled and spoiled, but then a baby joined the family.  Everything was fine until the baby became a toddler, then all bets were off.  Charlie did not like being chanced, poked, pulled, and generally harassed by the little child.  So, before something truly awful happened, Charlie’s family asked us to take him into rescue to find him a “child-free” home.  We agreed.

Charlie is a happy boy who enjoys a quiet home environment.  Charlie believes friendship is earned, not a given, so it took him a few days to adjust to his foster home.  But once he did, he became the consummate lap-dog.  He loves to share the big recliner with his foster mom.  He sleeps in a cushy dog bed in the master bedroom.  Sometimes he prefers the privacy and security of sleeping under the big bed.  He is safe with children over 10 years old, but regards cats as some alien life-form that must be eliminated from his immediate area.  He is not fond of big dogs either.

Charlie likes women best.  He is a little afraid of men.  We don’t know why, but we are working on it.  He loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car.  He is not especially demanding and is content to observe the comings and goings of the household.  Charlie has allergies that would improve greatly by living in a grass-free, desert environment.  No grass and a low pollen count would be extremely beneficial to him.  He must eat a prescription dog food, Hill’s HD, and occasionally needs an antihistamine if he accidently eats something he is not supposed to or if he gets a flea bite.  We recommend using Revolution (topical) to prevent fleas from bothering him, or Trifexis oral medication would work as well.

We would prefer to place Charlie with “empty nesters” or a family that has older children.  He is not an apartment/condo dog.  He needs a dog door and access to a fenced yard.  He is 100% house trained.  Charlie would enjoy having a female dachshund for companionship.  We are actually looking for a home in the Palm Springs area.  Being allergic to grass is a big factor.

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

The tax-deductible donation for Charlie is $275.00

Name: Ellie-May 4051
Age: 10 years
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Ellie is heartbroken.  She was the family darling, loved, petted and spoiled until both of her owners passed away.  Family members wanted to take her in, but with very young children, babies, and toddlers, it just wasn’t working out for Ellie.  They tearfully contacted SCDR and asked us to find Ellie a new, loving home.

Ellie is house trained, crate trained, and knows how to use a dog door.  She walks nicely on leash and really enjoys her morning and evening casual strolls.  She is good on car rides and likes going to the beach.  She is shy meeting new people, but warms up quickly.  Ellie is used to sleeping in her little pink dog bed, but really wants to sleep in the big bed with hsamsoner people.

Ellie would be happiest in a quiet home with a retirees and one other dog, or she can be your one-and-only if you are at home most of the time.  She would like a nice back yard where she can run and play or stretch out in the sun on the patio.

Ellie’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped.  If you are interested in adopting Ellie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Ellie is $175.00

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Name: Luke4162
Age: 4 months
D.O.B.: 03/23/2017
Color: Chocolate Dapple
Coat:  Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Will be a Tweenie – 14 lbs. 

Luke was found running stray in Madera County in Central California.  Efforts to locate his family have failed.  So SCDR bailed him out of the shelter and brought him to Southern California to find him a loving forever home.

Luke is an active puppy and he very much enjoys running around the yard picking up fallen leaves and twigs, and exploring his new world.  He is being well socialized with the other doxies in his foster home, but prefers the company of the female variety.  He even gets along with bigger dogs.  He has a female dachshund/Lab companion in his foster home.  He really wants to sleep in the big bed with his people, but is currently occupying a crate in the master bedroom at night.

Luke is getting a crash course in house training, crate training and leash training.  He will need a family willing to continue taking him outside to potty on a regular schedule until he is reliably house trained.  Luke needs a home with someone who knows how to enforce proper dog behavior and let him know what the boundaries are.  Luke has an “alpha” personality, therefore needs a firm leader in the home.  Otherwise, he'll try to take over when he gets older.  We recommend attending puppy obedience classes as soon as possible to ensure proper socialization and respect.

Luke is still a puppy, and therefore, might be workable with dog-savvy cats, but we cannot guarantee he will be cat-friendly.  Luke is also safe with older children – 10 years and up.  Luke is currently not good with young children.  He is very boisterous and can easily knock a small child down in his playful enthusiasm.  Luke is still at that “teething” stage, so personal items left lying around are subject to be chewed.  The home must be puppy-proofed (wiring wrapped and off the floor, dangerous cleaning chemicals secured in a locked cabinet or on a high shelf).
Applicants will need the following qualifications:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms or folks who work from home.
  • Previous wirehaired dachshund experience is a plus, but not essential.
  • Another small 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 10 years old.

Do you live in a two-story home?  Luke would be perfect for your family.  His legs are slightly taller than the average dachshund’s making going up and down stairs a non-issue.  Luke’s wirehair coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so he can look his absolute best.  He has the cutest little beard and bushy eyebrows too. 

Luke is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.  If you can provide Luke with a wonderful home, 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 Luke is $300.00

Name: Lulu4159
Age: 2.5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 25 lbs.

*adoption pending *

Lulu came to us a result of miscommunication between family members.  Lulu and her former owners lived in Florida.  Due to the untimely death of her husband, the young widow packed it in, and together with Lulu drove 3000 miles to California, to move back in with her parents.  Unfortunately, her family changed their minds about allowing a dog into their home, leaving Lulu and her owner with nowhere to live.  Rather than be homeless, Lulu’s owner relinquished her to SCDR to find a new home. 

As Lulu was originally adopted from the SPCA in Florida, we have no idea what her exact genetic heritage is, but Lulu is probably a dachshund/lab mix.  She is full grown at 25 pounds.  She has the ears, tail, fur and temperament of the Labrador Retriever, but with dachshund markings and taller legs.  If someone were trying to design a downsized Lab for apartment/condo living, Lulu would be the prototype.  The best part about Lulu is that she would also be fine in a home with stairs.  Her mixed heritage ensures a stronger, healthier life.

Lulu is sweet and a little shy.  We are working on her confidence skills, but she is a fast learner and doing better every day.  She is has proven to be reliably house trained.  No accidents so far.  She needs a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard to keep up her good potty habits.  Lulu is not a barker, but does enjoy a good game of chase around the yard and will bark with joy when playing with her fellow foster dogs.  We don’t know how she feels about cats, but she is young enough to learn to leave the kitties alone.  She loves her stuffed animal toys and does not destroy them.  She takes her “special” one to bed at night.

Lulu would love to have a home with folks who work from home, another young dog for play and companionship, and a family who likes to take their dogs out and about.  Lulu needs to get out in the world.  She previously led a sheltered life.  She is a “bed dog”, sleeping on the big bed with her foster family every night.

Lulu’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped.  In our opinion, she is a rare jewel. If you are interested in Lulu, please click the button below to complete our online adoption application and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868, or email her at Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check is required.

The tax deductible donation for Lulu is $300.00

Name:  Hansel 4141
Ages:  9 years
D.O.B.:  02/10/2008
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 24 lbs.

Name:  Gretel 4142
Ages:  9 years
D.O.B.:  02/10/2008
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 17 lbs.

hansel and gretel are a bonded pair & cannot be separated

NO CATS OR SMALL FURRY PETS OR BARNYARD ANIMALS

Hansel and Gretel’s owner fell on hard times, and was forced to leave the State of California for a less expensive cost of living.  Unfortunately, they were going to be “homeless” for a while (living in a motel), and could not keep their beloved doxies.  We agreed to find them a good home.

Hansel and Gretel are very sweet and well-behaved.  At first, they were skittish.  They had never been away from the only home they ever knew before, and they didn’t know what to expect.  They are crate trained, and as house trained as any dachshund can be.  They need a home with a yard and a dog door.  They cannot be apartment/condo dogs.  There is just too much outside noise and foot-traffic, because of the close proximity of other residences. 

Gretel is never far from Hansel at any time.  They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They share a fluffy blanket in a crate at night, but desire to sleep in their over-sized dog bed once they are settled in their new home.  Hansel and Gretel are safe with gentle children over 10 years old. 

Hansel and Gretel are very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured.  They love to just lie around, bask in the sun, but they are ever-ready for a walk or adventure in the car.  In their previous home, they were fed “cheap” food that was left out 24/7.  This caused them both to over-eat and become obese.  They are now on a portion controlled diet, and are eating Natural Balance FAT DOGS and are beginning to slim down nicely.  They get two nice walks a day to help burn off that excess baggage they are both carrying around.

Unfortunately, these two rotund carpet-sharks have no trouble going after cats.  Despite their girth, they are hunters, and no furry, feathered, or reptilian pets are safe with them on patrol.  They are dachshunds from the “old school”.

Hansel and Gretel are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped.  If you can give them a loving home together, please complete the online applications and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  

The tax deductible donation for Hansel and Gretel is $300.00 for both

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Name:  Elvis 4137
Ages:  6 years
D.O.B.:  7/26/2011
Color: Brindle Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

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Name:  Molly 4138
Ages: 6 years
D.O.B.:  7/26/2011
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 13 lbs.

~ elvis & molly are a bonded pair and cannot be separated ~

Elvis and Molly lost their home when their owners were evicted from their rental home and were forced to move in with relatives out-of-state.  The family’s big dogs were not a safe bet for these two small dachshundsWe were happy to step up and offer to take Elvis and Molly into rescue.

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Elvis and Molly are very sweet and well-behaved.  Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle.  They give wonderful kisses.  They are crate trained and as house-trained as a typical dachshund can be.  They need a home with a secure yard and a dog door.  They cannot be apartment/condo dogs.  They will alert you to every passerby.  Apartments and condos have too much foot-traffic to make this practical.  They love going for walks, and ride nicely in the car. 

Molly is never far from Elvis at any time.  They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They share a crate at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people.  Elvis and Molly are safe with children over 8 years old.  No babies or toddlers please.  They are very long and very short with deep barrel chests, so they need a home with a few steps (all on one level would be desirable).

Molly is very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured.  She squeals with delight at the prospect of going for a walk.  Elvis is a mellow couch-potato most of the time, but does have a high prey-drive and needs a home with no other small pets – no Chihuahuas, cats, birds, rodents, or reptiles. A bigger breed dog pal might work.   Elvis is a very enthusiastic hunter.  He and Molly need to live in a fairly urbanized location.  No barnyard animals – chickens, pigmy goats, rabbits, etc.

Elvis and Molly are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped.  If you can give them a loving home together, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Elvis and Molly is $375.00 for both

Name: Mädchen4143
Age: 7-8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

*adoption pending *

When one of SCDR’s volunteers spotted Mädchen (German for little girl) listed on the Santa Barbara Shelter website, she immediately contacted us and requested we rescue Mädchen.  The back-story is that she was dropped off at the shelter by a person claiming to have found her sitting at the side of the road unable to walk.  The shelter vet looked her over thoroughly, prescribed pain meds, steroids, muscle relaxers, and then informed the shelter personnel that Mädchen was a “rescue only” dog.  We jumped at the chance to get this girl out of the shelter and into a home of her own again.  A few phone calls later, Mädchen was on her way to her new life.  Thanks to the quick treatment by the shelter vet, Mädchen is recovered from her ordeal.

Mädchen is a full-size standard dachshund.  She is very long and low. She loves the other dachshunds in her foster home, and plays nicely with them.  She loves to give kisses and cuddle in any available lap.  She likes to sleep in her cushy dog bed, under her blankets, or she sleeps in her travel crate occasionally.  She also enjoys lots of petting and belly rubs.  Check out those big paws.

Mädchen is crate trained and 99% house trained.  She walks well on a leash and loves rides in the car.  She will steal your heart.  She is safe with dachshund-savvy children over 10 years old.  She is not good with babies or toddlers.  We don’t know how she is with cats, so we will say “no cats”. 

Mädchen is a wonderful family companion.  She is extremely intelligent as well as affectionate.  If you desire the love and admiration of the standard sized dachshund, Mädchen is your “dream come true”.  Folks who work from home would be ideally suited for Mädchen .  We prefer to place her in a home with another small, gentle dog for play and companionship, if you have to leave her to run errands or go to work.

As Mädchen is very long and low, we want a home all on one level, no stairs (not even if gated).  A step or two is OK, more than that would have to be ramped to prevent a serious back injury.

Mädchen is healthy, her vaccines are up-to-date, she’s had a dental cleaning, and she’s microchipped.  Her coat is lush and sparkles in the sunshine.  She has the most wonderful and velvety soft ears, and a lovely belly just right for belly-rubs.  Needless to say, we think Mädchen is fabulous.

If you love the standard sized dachshunds and can provide a loving home for Mädchen , please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Mädchen is $225.00

Rosie

Name:  Rosie 4140
Age: 2.5 months
D.O.B.:  4/07/2017
Color:  Very Dark Chocolate
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 6.5 lbs. and growing

Rosie was rescued from a back yard breeder who was leaving her outside 24/7.  She was full of ticks and fleas.  The Good Samaritan who rescued Rosie tried to get Rosie’s brother too, but the breeder didn’t want to let him go.  Once Rosie was cleaned up, rid of fleas and ticks, the Good Samaritan contacted SCDR, and we jumped at the chance to find little Rosie a home.

Rosie is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  She still has a lot of her baby fat, so she is very soft and squishy when you pick her up.  The other dogs in her foster home are helping her learn proper dog-etiquette, and she readily joins the fun with the other doxies when a game of chase or wrestle-mania breaks out. 

Rosie is now learning to be house trained, but she still needs someone to take her outside every couple of hours and stay out there with her to praise and reward her for a good potty.  She is already 90% reliable.  Rosie sleeps through the night in the big bed with her foster family.  No accidents.  She is crate trained if she has a companion to keep her company.  She loves to be held and cuddled.  She is generous with her kisses.   The home for Rosie needs to 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.
  • Another dog for play and companionship. She would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Rosie 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.

Rosie has received the first 2 sets of vaccines and is microchipped.  She needs 2 more rounds of vaccines including the Rabies, and will need to be spayed before she is 6 months old.  Rosie will be a tweenie sized dachshund when she is fully grown.  Stairs will not be a big issue for her as she will be taller than the average dachshund due to her mixed-breed heritage.

If you are interested in Rosie, 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 Rosie is $300.00.
A $100.00 refundable spay deposit is also required

 

Name:  Finn3975
Age: 4.5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Micro-Mini – 8 lbs.

Finn is being fostered in Central California.

Finn was at a high kill shelter in Central California.  He had been there for several days and had kennel stress.  Thankfully, a volunteer was able to get him out of there, and take him home to see what his true personality was like.  As you can see he is missing part of his tail, and we have no idea how this happened, but it doesn’t seem to bother him at all.

Well, we quickly found out that Finn is quite a “talker.”  Finn likes to communicate through different vocalizations, which are extremely cute, by the way!  He will have a conversation with you all day, if that’s what you wish, but you have to encourage it. 

Finn is submissive in a pack, and he prefers not to be a leader.  He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home, but we have no idea how he feels about cats.  He was probably never given toys as a puppy, so he didn’t know what they were about, until his foster siblings showed him the way.  Now Finn loves toys and encourages play with his foster sisters.

Finn needs a home without children.  He needs someone with dog knowledge who is also dachshund-savvy to keep him on the right path, as he was likely given very little boundaries and attention in the past.  Finn needs rules with proper boundaries enforced and strong leadership. 

His house training is going well, but he will still need a refresher course once he is in his new home.  He is great on a leash and with strangers that he meets.  His crate training has been going swimmingly well.  However, Finn sleeps in the big bed every night, curled up under his own blanket close to his foster mom.  He is an excellent cuddler too.

He loves to be held and lavished with affection, and will make little squeals as he nibbles on your toes for it!  He thoroughly enjoys his meals!  (Rescuers always appreciate a good eater.)

Finn is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  If you are interested in providing Finn a wonderful home, please contact Jenaveve at creative.veve@comcast.net and complete our online application.

The tax deductible donation for Finn is $300.00

Name: Amos-Moses 4095
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 19 lbs.

How Amos ended up in a San Diego shelter is unknown.  He was missing most of his fur on this hind end and part of his tail.  The shelter vet treated him with antibiotics, fish oil, and medicinal baths. Our representative saw him and just could not leave him there.  So, here he is, continuing healing meds and dietary supplements to reverse the damage done by years of neglect. 

Amos is probably a mix of longhaired dachshund and Schnauzer, basically a soft-coated wirehair.  He got the Schnauzer’s beard and shaggy coat, but it is soft and silky like the longhair.  He is really handsome.  He has such a happy-go-lucky personality.  He is a joy to be around.

Amos is an active boy and he very much enjoys running around the yard picking up fallen leaves and twigs, and exploring his world.  He is being well socialized with the other doxies in his foster home, but prefers the company humans, especially a man.  Amos is very good with children over 7 years old.  We have no idea how he feels about cats.

Amos is getting a crash-course in house training.  He is crate trained.  He walks well on a leash and enjoys outdoor adventures.  He is good in the car if he can ride shotgun in someone’s lap.  He gives wonderful kisses and loves to roll over and have his tummy rubbed.  He is sweetness and light.  Our groomer is in love with him.  She says he’s a dream, especially around girl dachshunds.

Previous experience with wirehaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not mandatory.  Amos’s soft-wirehair coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so he can look his absolute best.  He has the cutest little beard and bushy eyebrows too.

Amos is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and had a dental.  If you can provide Amos with a wonderful home, 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 Amos is $200.00

Name:  Cami4134
Age: 7 years
D.O.B.:  5/01/2010
Color:  Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Name:  Stella4135
Age: 4 years
D.O.B.: 4/15/2013
Color:  Cream & White
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

cami and stella are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

Cami and Stella are an odd couple, but they love each other and are very bonded.  You never see one without the other nearby.  Their journey into rescue is an unusual one.  They were very much loved and cherished, but when their adult child in another state became terminally ill, their owners had to choose between going to take care of their child or keeping their dogs.  They could not find anyone willing to hold onto Cami and Stella for a year or more, and paying for boarding was out of the question, and certainly not fair to the dogs.  (There were no dogs allowed where their child lives.)  So, they reluctantly signed the dogs over to their vet who promised to get the girls into a proper rescue to find a permanent loving home.  SCDR was lucky enough to get the call from the vet’s office asking us to take Cami and Stella.  We jumped at the chance to help this stunning pair find a home.

Cami and Stella get along well with other dogs as they were very well socialized with other dogs at the former home.  They are good with people and even like children.  We don’t know how they feel about cats.  They are house trained, crate trained, and know the dog door.  They love to cuddle, but most of all, they like to lounge around the house waiting for opportunities to be loved on.  Cami loves her cushy dog bed, and Stella is a “couch potato”.  If you don’t see Stella, check the sofa.  She is usually nestled amongst the decorative pillows.  Cami is a lap-dog.  Sit on the sofa, and Cami is right there asking to come up and sit in your lap.

Cami and Stella are up-to-date on shots, spayed, microchipped, and have both gotten a complete dental cleaning.  They have nice breath, and lots of sweet kisses to lavish on their new family.

If you are interested in adopting Cami and Stella, contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  Please fill out our adoption application too.  These girls are very bonded to each other and they will not be separated.

The adoption fee for Cami and Stella is $300.00

a love story!

Name:  Daniel4103
Ages:  8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 13 lbs.

Name:  Candy4106
Ages: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Skinny Mini - 9 lbs.

daniel and candy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

Daniel and Candy’s story is a “love story”.  Daniel came to us from the Carson Shelter, having been turned in by his owner for having halitosis (bad breath) probably due to a dental problem or a stomach issue.  (It’s the truth. We don’t make this stuff up.) 

Candy came to us also from the Carson Shelter, but she was first adopted from the shelter by a Good Samaritan who later found out she was not allowed to have 3 dogs.  Her neighbor reported her, because little Candy would bark when left alone outside all day while the lady was at work. (Well, duh.) 

They both arrived in rescue a day apart.  Both were scared and confused, and then something magical happened. . . . They found each other.  Daniel stopped shaking and Candy stopped hysterically barking when her foster mom would walk out of the room or leave the house.  Candy gave Daniel courage and Daniel gave Candy security.  Shazam! A match made in rescue heaven.

Daniel and Candy are very sweet and well-behaved.  Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle.  They give wonderful kisses.  They are crate trained, and are both getting a crash course in house training.  They need a home with a yard and a dog door.  They cannot be apartment/condo dogs.  They do get very excited when they see their leashes come out.  They like car rides.  They get along fine with the other dachshunds in their foster home.  Mostly they ignore them.  We don’t know how they feel about cats. 

Daniel is never far from Candy at any time, and vice versa.  They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They share a large over-stuffed crate at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people.  Daniel and Candy are safe with children over 8 years old.

In case you didn’t notice, both Daniel and Candy are Caviler King Charles Spaniels mixed with dachshund.  Their coats are long and luxurious, they have the long ears and body of the dachshund, but softer facial features courtesy of the spaniel.  They are both slightly taller than the average dachshund, so a home with stairs is not an issue for these two beauties.

Daniel and Candy are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped.  If you can give them a loving home together, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  They have become a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Daniel and Candy is $400.00 for both.

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Name: Sophia 4101
Age: 7.5 years
D.O.B.: 12/05/2009
Color: Red & White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Name: Jett 4100
Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 3/12/2008
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

jett and sophia are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

Jett was the “bonus dog” we got for taking two other dachshunds from the Porterville Animal Shelter in 2012.  He turned out to be the best of the bunch and the sweetest of all three of them.  We named him Jett because his coat is jet-black and shiny.

Sophia was found running loose near a busy intersection in December 2010.  A Good Samaritan stopped her car, opened the door and encouraged Sophia to jump in.  Sophia obliged.  After posting signs and running ads, no one responded.  So, the nice lady contacted SCDR and asked if we could help Sophia find a loving home.

Both Jett and Sophia were adopted by a wonderful family, first Sophia and then Jett as her companion.  Unfortunately, five years later, a career advance required a cross-country move to and a lifestyle change not conducive to having pets.  So, Jett and Sophia need a new home together.

Jett and Sophia are crate trained and house trained.  Jett is affectionate to a fault, silly, playful, and healthy.  He has not met anyone he doesn’t like and greets everyone like long-lost relatives.  Sophia is a bit more reserved, but follows Jett’s lead. 

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Jett and Sophia like going for walks, and enjoy sniffing everything.  They want to ride in someone’s lap if they are going somewhere in the car.  They do not bark excessively, and they enjoy cuddling and go willingly into their bedtime crate together.

Jett & Sophia would be great dogs for a family with older children who would play with them and give them lots of attention.  Jett is always rolling over, begging for belly rubs.  He’s a love-sponge.  Sophia is willing to let Jett have the spotlight, but she enjoys loving attention as well.

Please note: this loving pair also needs experienced, dog-savvy people.  They require structure, rules, and leadership.  They are not for beginners or first-time dachshund owners.  They need a private home with dog-door access to a secure yard, no apartments or condos as there is too much foot-traffic which triggers unwanted barking from Sophia.  They prefer to potty in the yard, not on walks.

Jett and Sophia are healthy, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  All they need is a home of their own again.  If you can give them the type of home they need, 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 Jett and Sophia is $250.00

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Name:  Ramon 4066
Age:  2 years
Color:  Cream
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight:  Mini - 12 lbs.

Ramon came to us courtesy of the Ramona Shelter out in San Bernardino.  Our local representative was there to get another dog for another rescue group, and she spied Ramon sitting quietly in a kennel with half a dozen Chihuahuas surrounding him.  He had been picked up stray and no one came to claim him.  We were delighted to get him out of there.  She named him Ramon after the name of the shelter.

This sweet boy is very good with new people, but he has not been out and about in the world.  He needs a family that takes him for walks and various outings, and is willing to work on exposing him to lots of new people, new situations, and new things.  Because he is young, he would love to have a canine sibling in his new home to mentor him and for play and companionship, but we think female would work best for him.  Ramon would be safe with older children, 12 years and up.  We don’t have any idea how he feels about cats.

Ramon is a longhaired dachshund probably mixed with Pomeranian.  His beautiful “plume-tail” that curls majestically over his back when he is happy is a dead give-away as to his heritage.  He is as short and long as any other dachshund, so no stairs for this boy.  He needs a home that is one level or with only a few steps to go in and out of the house. 

As Ramon is a longhaired dachshund/pom, previous experience with a longhair is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and grooming to look his absolute best.  He let us know from day-1 that he was going to sleep in the big bed with his foster family.  No crate for this boy

Ramon is current on his vaccinations, microchipped, and had a mild dental cleaning.  If you are interested in Ramon, please fill out an adoption application and email Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868.

The tax deductible donation for Ramon is $250.00

Name: Maleah 4053
Age:  approx. 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Maleah was on the Red List (euthanasia) at the Inland Valley Humane Society.  A concerned Good Samaritan rescued her just in the nick of time.  However, when she brought Maleah home, the resident dogs were very upset and very unfriendly toward Maleah.  The lady contacted several rescue groups, but SCDR was the only one to step up and say Yes.

Maleah is just slightly taller than the average dachshund and the best part about that is that she would be fine in a home with stairs.  Our vet concluded that she was three quarters dachshund and one quarter Min-Pin, giving her a stronger back and less likelihood of future injury from going up and down stairs. 

Maleah is a little shy when meeting new people.  However, she is not shy about meeting new dogs.  She wants a home with a mild-mannered male dachshund for companionship.  We don’t know how she feels about cats.  Maleah is crate trained.  She appears to be house trained . . . . about as much as any dachshund can be.  She learned to use the doggy door the first day she was in her new foster home.  She would like a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard as well.  Families with older children would be fine for Maleah.  Retirees would be even better.

Maleah is a good eater (a much appreciated attribute by rescuers) and keeps her nose in her own bowl at dinner time.  She patiently waits for her fellow fosters to finish before checking their bowls for any missed morsels.  She’s also quite polite, taking treats from her foster mom’s hand ever so gently.  She’s a love-bug.

Maleah loves to cuddle on the sofa and is ready to sit in any available lap.  She walks well on a leash, and loves to go for a ride in the car as well.  Maleah goes into her crate to sleep at night, but she really wants to sleep in the big bed with her people instead.  She likes to snuggle down under the covers and doesn’t budge until morning. 

Maleah is healthy, her vaccines are up-to-date, and she has been microchipped.  If you are interested in Maleah, please complete our adoption application, and contact Dena at Dena@scdr.org or call (562) 694-6868.

The tax deductible donation for Maleah is $125.00