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LAST UPDATED: 11-15-17

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Name:  Layla  4183
Age: 5 years
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Layla was found stray by a Good Samaritan.  She exhausted every avenue to find Layla’s family, but with no collar, tag, or microchip, it was difficult to do more than advertise on social media, put up signs and report her “found” to the local shelter.  Needless to say, no one was looking for Layla and no one responded to posters put up all over the neighborhood.  Unable to keep Layla permanently, the Good Samaritan asked SCDR to find Layla a good home. 

Layla loves to give kisses to her people and the other dogs in her foster pack.  She likes to sleep under the covers in the big bed, and enjoys lots of petting and belly rubs.  We have not seen any behavior that would indicate she was anything other than a sweet doxie girl.  Shy when first meeting someone new, if given time to sniff and size the person up, Layla likes everyone.

Layla must have been trained to potty on piddle-pads, so her foster mom is working on going outside instead.  Layla is crate trained (although she really does not like to be in a crate at all).  She walks well on a leash and loves car rides. 

Layla is a little diva, a princess if you will.  She loves to cuddle on any available lap, will curl up on a blanket on the sofa if you are busy, and enjoys just being in the same room with her people.  Children over 10 years old would be fine as long as they are respectful of dogs.  She gets along with the other dachshunds in her foster home, and would love to have a mild-mannered male companion that she can “take care of”.  Layla cleans ears, faces, occasionally teeth and privates.  She must have been a mama dog at some point in her life.  She is an excellent care-giver.  We don’t know how Layla feels about cats.

Layla is in good health.  However, she recently suffered an episode of IVDD.  Basically, her back went out.  Prompt medical care was the key to Layla’s swift recovery.  She was back up on her feet (though a bit wobbly) within 2 weeks, and is getting stronger all the time.  We feel that she is best suited for a quiet home all on one level (no stairs) and maybe just a step or two that can be easily ramped to make it easy for her to navigate in and out the door.  She cannot be allowed to go up and down stairs at all.  Recent retirees are encouraged to apply for Layla.  She wants to be a couch potato and lap warmer.

Layla’s vaccinations are all up-to-date, and she’s been microchipped.  Just one look into her sparkling brown eyes and you will lose your heart to her.  She is a very special little girl.

If you can provide the type of home Layla needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required. 

The adoption fee for Layla is $200.00

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Name:  Penny 4200
Age:  10 months
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Spayed Female
Size:  Standard – 25 lbs.

Penny was adopted from the San Bernardino shelter back in February when she was a 7 week old puppy.  But now that she is 11 months old, she has demonstrated that she does not tolerate babies and toddlers.  Unfortunately, her family has a 2 year old baby who has been nipped once, unprovoked.  The family has requested we help them find another home for Penny.

Penny is possibly a Lab/Dachshund mix or maybe a Beagle/Dachshund mix.  Except for toddlers, she sweet dog; very alert, smart and playful.  She enjoys playing with toys, being outside exploring the back yard and running the fence-line with the German Shepard next door.  She is good with other dogs, and currently has a Labrador Retriever buddy.  She is safe with bigger dogs, no small dogs, cats, or pocket pets.

Penny is crate trained and house trained.  She knows the “sit” command.  She sleeps in her crate in the master bedroom, and would not mind being invited up on the big bed for hugs and cuddles.  Penny is shy when meeting new people, but if given a few minutes to sniff and size them up, she is soon warm and friendly.

Penny’s foster mom is working with her on her leash training, but Penny loves a “goforaride” in car and behaves nicely.  Do you live in a 2-story home, got stairs?  No problem, Penny’s slightly taller legs make stairs a non-issue.

Penny is fully vaccinated, spayed and microchipped.  If you are interested in giving Penny a forever home, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  An application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Penny is $200.00

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Name:  Panini 4196
Age:  9 months
Born:  12/20/2016
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

Panini was rescued by a Good Samaritan who got him from a woman who had recently become homeless.  Though she really wanted to, the nice lady was unable to keep him herself, so she asked SCDR to find Panini a good home. 

Panini’s mother is a dachshund/chihuahua mix, and his daddy is a dachshund.  Panini has all the wonderful attributes of the dachshund, but with the slightly taller legs and high-set floppy ears of the chihuahua.  This will make him ideal for families who live in a home with stairs.  He will be far less likely to experience back problems in later years.

Panini is a puppy in every sense of the word.  He is very energetic, friendly, outgoing, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly; all with that puppy enthusiasm for life.  The other dogs in his foster home are helping him learn the dog door, to chase a ball, play tug-o-war, and his favorite game – “Wrestle Mania”, even playing with the 30 pound Labrador mix.  His foster mom reports that balls, leaves, anything he finds on the floor becomes an object to play with – keep away, fetch, or just run around with it.  His housemates are also schooling him in proper dog manners.  He is learning to keep his nose in his own dish at mealtime, lest they correct him.

Panini is trying to be house trained, and he has learned how to go in and out of the house through the dog door.  Dachshund puppies typically don’t house train until they are about a year old.  Adopters need to know that he is learning, but still has occasional accidents. 

Panini sleeps in the big bed with his foster mom, so he has an expectation of continuing this routine in his new home.  He loves to be held and cuddled, and gives enthusiastic kisses all over your face.  Panini will need leash training.  He loves other dogs, and as he is a puppy, he is a good candidate to learn to get along with cats.  He is has a very sweet disposition.  He would enjoy a home with another playful, young dog for fun and games. 

Panini’s ideal family should have the following qualifications:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads and folks who work from home.
  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
  • Another dachshund or small dog for play and companionship.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Panini 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.

Panini is very healthy, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Panini, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or send an email to  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Panini 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


Hansel and Gretel are brother and sister and were taken into the hearts and home of a retired couple in Santa Barbara when they were pups.  They had a life of love and leisure.  As the couple aged, activities naturally slowed down for all of them.  Three years ago their beloved "mother" died at 85 years of age, and this past May, their 87-year old "father" passed away.  This couples daughter lives in snowy Northern Utah and has large dogs that might harm them, making it impossible to keep them in the family.  With a heavy heart and tears in her eyes she entrusted this beautiful pair to SCDR to re-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 slimming down nicely.  They get two nice walks a day to help burn off that excess baggage they are both carrying around.

Unfortunately, these two 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  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:  Trevor 4190
Age: 11 years
D.O.B.:  06/12/2006
Color: Red Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Trevor was found by a Good Samaritan.  He was wandering on a busy thoroughfare getting very close to entering the street with heavy traffic on 6 lanes.  Trevor was grateful to be swooped up and placed in her car.  But this wonderful lady could not keep Trevor even overnight as she had big dogs that were not friendly to visitors, so she contacted SCDR to ask us to help Trevor.  We agreed.

The first thing we did was scan him for a microchip.  There was one!  We contacted the microchip company to get owner information for Trevor’s people.  Unfortunately, the chip was never registered, but we did find out that the chip was implanted in August of 2006 when he was just 8 weeks old by a breeder in Missouri.  So at least we had an age and birth-date.  The name and phone number of the breeder was obsolete.  Advertising on social media, Craig’s List, and Lost My Doggieproved fruitless.  No one was looking for Trevor.  So after a month, we committed to finding him a loving home.

Our vet did a senior blood panel, updated all his vaccines, removed a couple of benign masses, and did a complete dental (he lost only one tooth).  He was treated for infections in both ears as well.  It took Trevor a few days to recover from his vet visit, but now he is very happy and behaving like a dog half his age.  Trevor feels good.

An extremely gentle boy, Trevor 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 also very much enjoy having a female canine companion to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home.  He is safe with visiting grandchildren over 8 years old as long as they were well supervised, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis.    We have no idea about cats, but we prefer to err on the side of caution and say No Cats.

Trevor 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 reliably house trained.  He prefers a big cushy dog bed for nighttime sleeping, under the covers. 

Trevor enjoys leisurely walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car as long as he can ride shotgun and have a window to look out of.  Anyone who adopts Trevor is going to be truly blessed.  He is one in a million.  

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

The tax deductible donation for Trevor is only $150.00

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Name:  Arries 4189
Age:  6 years
Color:  Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Arries started off as the pet of a teenage girl.  But when she graduated high school and went off to college, she could not take him with her, and her parents didn’t want him.  He was then given away to another family who put him outside 24/7 in all kinds of weather.  Temps are often in the low hundreds in summer and near freezing in the winter.  It made no difference to them.  They left him out there with little more than a dog house and ratty blankets.  They also had little boys who harassed and abused him.  Finally, they gave Arries to the friend who rescues horses, and asked her to find Arries another home.  She contacted SCDR to see if we could help Arries find a loving forever home.

Arries gets along with other dogs, especially the females.  We feel he will do best in an “adults only” home or one with teenage girls in residence.  We would also with someone who is at home a lot or with a female dachshund for companionship.  He is definitely not safe around young children any more.  Teens are OK, nothing younger.  He is also not safe around cats or other small pets.  Arries has a strong prey-drive. 

Arries is crate trained (he loves his crate), and he is receiving a refresher course in house training.  He is cautious when meeting new people, but he warms up quickly, especially if the visitor offers treats and pretends to ignore him.  We are looking for someone willing to work with him to establish trust, rules, and boundaries.

Arries’s vaccinations are up-to-date and we made sure he is microchipped.  Do you have room in your heart and home for Arries?  If you can give him the type of home he needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Arries is $200.00

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Name:  April 3970
Age:  7-8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.

Whoever gets to adopt April will be getting a really, really nice dog.  We believe that April is a “Deagle”, dachshund/beagle mix.  April is very sweet and she gets along with other dogs.

We rescued April from a Central California shelter.  She came to us in with a critical condition that she had for quite some time. She had a massive inguinal hernia (An inguinal hernia is a condition in which the abdominal contents protrude through the inguinal canal or inguinal ring, an opening which occurs in the muscle wall in the groin area.)  April needed immediate surgery if we wanted to save her and the veterinarians weren’t sure that they could save her at all. In the end, it took 3 surgeries over approximately a four month time, but we are happy to say that she is doing fantastic now.  She feels like a new dog and she acts like a spring chicken running around.

April’s foster parents kept her separate from their other dogs until she had completely recovered from surgery number 3.  They didn’t want any rough-housing that could cause a problem to the hernia.  April was thrilled once the intros started.  She would really like to play with them, but so far the foster parent’s other 2 dachshunds aren’t having it.

April is a very, very easy dog.  She is a little shy with new people but very sweet.  The staff at the vet hospital also remarked on numerous occasions that she is so easy and so good through all procedures.

April’s one fault is that she has separation anxiety.  She would prefer someone who is home most of the time.  Her foster parents work full time and April does get upset.  If you are work from home, are a stay at home parent or recently retired, April would be a good fit.

April is great in the car and she LOVES going for rides in the car.  She also loves walks, but pulls a little.  April hasn’t had any accidents in the house, and she is crate trained.  She sleeps in the crate at night, but her preference would be in the big bed.  April has longer legs, so stairs should not be an issue.  No apartments or condos, because she will bark when her people are away.  April hasn’t been tested with children, but because of her sweet demeanor we feel she would be fine with gentle children ages 10 and up.

April is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and had her teeth cleaned.  She’s all dressed up and ready to go.  If you are interested in April, please contact Janice at and complete our adoption application.

The tax deductible donation for April is $150.00

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Name:  Rosie  4140
Age: 6 months
D.O.B.:  4/07/2017
Color:  Solid Black
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11.5 lbs.

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 small dog for play and companionship. She might even be good 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 all of her vaccines and is microchipped.  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  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Rosie is $300.00

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 or call (562) 694-6868.

The tax deductible donation for Maleah is $125.00