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LAST UPDATED: 03-18-17

Name:  Patches 4012
Age:  1 year
Color:  Red Double Dapple
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Patches is amazing.  He is everyone’s dream doxie.  Happy, silly, playful, very social, not a barker, and knows the dog door.  So why is he in rescue?  He had the misfortune of being found stray in an industrial park, no homes around and very deserted at night.  Efforts to locate his family failed.  He had no collar, no microchip, and no one responded to posters, ads, or internet listings.  We can’t understand why no one was looking for him.  Luckily, he made his way to SCDR and we will find him a new, wonderful home.

This gentle boy is still a puppy and 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 can work on exposing him to lots of new people, new situations, and new things.  He stops traffic when out on his walks.

Because he is still young, he would love to have a canine sibling or two in his new home for both play and companionship.  He has proven to be a willing partner in a game of ‘chase’ and the ever-popular ‘wrestle-mania’.  We don’t know how he feels about cats, but he is young enough and sweet enough to learn to leave the kitties alone.  He cannot be an “only dog” or left home alone for long periods of time.  He gets anxious when left alone, and having other dogs around really helps him.  He is also a ‘bed-dog’, and enjoys the privilege of sleeping in the big bed with his foster family every night.

Patches is an extremely short dachshund, so no stairs for this boy.  He needs a home that is all on one level or with only a few steps that can be easily ramped.  Patches is a double dapple, which means he could have had some faults in his genetic make-up.  He lucked out.  He is wonderfully healthy.  He is neither blind nor deaf (common genetic faults in double-dapples).

Patches is current on his vaccinations and has been microchipped.  Patches’ enthusiasm for life is contagious.  If you are interested in Patches, please email Dena at Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Patches is $350.00

 

Name:  Minnie 4002
Age: 8 years
 Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Spayed/Female
Size: Micro Mini – 7.5 lbs.

Minnie was hit by a car and brought to the Long Beach Animal Shelter by her owners to be euthanized rather than have her treated by a vet for her injuries.  The rescue liaison at the shelter contacted SCDR about rescuing Minnie.  She was a in a lot of pain and the shelter vet was unable to do much more than give her pain medication.  Her pelvis was cracked, and her right rear leg was broken in three places.  We sent our wonderful volunteer, Roberta Greenberg and her husband, Steve, to pick up Minnie at the shelter.  They rushed her to Dr. Sam at Ambassador Veterinary Hospital in Long Beach for treatment. 

Dr. Sam repaired Minnie’s broken leg with pins and plates, but Minnie’s knee was shattered and will never bend again.  After 6 tedious weeks of crate-rest, cold-laser treatments, and Adequan injections, Minnie was once again mobile.  She is learning to compensate for the lost mobility in her leg by hiking it up and walking (and running) on three.  She uses the leg to stand on, to balance, so she doesn’t have to always be sitting.  Minnie cannot go up and down stairs, but has learned to use ramps to go in and out of the house.

Minnie is crate trained and learning how to use a dog door.  She is doing very well.  She is a happy and outgoing girl.  She gets along great with all the dachshunds in her foster home, especially the boy “special needs” dog in residence. 

Minnie barks when someone comes to the door, or the usual invaders show up.  She has great distrust of the gardener, mailman, UPS delivery guy, or the dreaded meter reader.  She thinks (as do all dachshunds) that these people are axe murderers.  She does try to chase birds from her back yard domain, and is very good at hunting lizards.

Minnie is not shy when meeting new people,  her tail wagging constantly.  We are looking for a family with children over 12 years old, or empty-nesters that are willing to give Minnie lots and lots of loving.  We don’t know if she is safe with cats, but most cats are a lot bigger than she is.  She loves going for walks, and rides quietly in the car if she has a lap to sit in.  She wants to sleep in the big bed with her person, but is happily settling for a comfy crate in the master bedroom for now. 

Minnie is very healthy, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had a recent dental cleaning.  If you are interested in Minnie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or e-mail Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Minnie is $200.00

Name: Odin 4054
Age:  15 months
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 20 lbs.

Odin is confused.  He did nothing wrong.  So why is he in a foster home waiting for yet another new family to come take him home.  Odin was half of a pair of standard sized dachshund puppies belonging to a military family.  But as most military families move around a lot, Odin’s family was no different.  Sadly, they split the pair between two families, and Odin was heartbroken.  He lost his pal and his family at the same time.  His new family had a Pitbull and a mini dachshund.  Unfortunately, Odin was too small to play safely with the Pittie, and much too big, young and rambunctious to play with the older mini dachshund.  He just didn’t fit in.  Add to that the family just didn’t have time for a dachshund puppy.  They said he had too much energy for them.  No problem.  SCDR loves puppies with energy and we find perfect homes for them too.

Isn’t Odin super handsome? Look at those big brown puppy-dog eyes.  Don’t let his sad face fool you.  Odin is a happy in his foster home where there are other youngish dachshunds willing to play with him.  Odin is good on a leash and loves long walks.  Unfortunately, he did not get very many car rides in the past, so he gets car sick on long rides.  It will take some practice for him to overcome this.

Odin loves playing with any other dog that is willing.  He is as sweet as they come, just a big, lovable Baby Huey.  He is a very happy dachshund with a bit of mischief in his personality.  The ideal family for Odin would have children over 7 years old, live in a single level home, and have another similar sized dog for play and companionship.

Odin is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  Odin is currently sleeping in a crate, but he really would love to sleep in the big bed with his people.  Odin would be fine in most households, but we don’t know how he is with cats.  (He is young enough to learn to leave the kitty alone.)

If you can provide Odin with a wonderful home, 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 Odin is $350.00

Name:  Valerie 4015
Age:  approx. 14 months
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Valerie was the second half of a “two-for-one deal” from the San Diego shelter.  We originally went there to rescue a senior male who stood little chance of getting out of the shelter alive, and when we got there, shelter personnel asked us to please also take Valerie, a doxie mix puppy that had been at the shelter several weeks with no interest.  How could we say no that?  Such a deal.  One old decrepit dog and one really young and adoptable one. 

Valerie appears to be a dachshund/beagle mix.  Dachshund/beagles are “designer dogs”, and quite coveted in some circles.  She has all the attributes of the dachshund, but with the taller legs of the beagle.  Her pictures do not do her justice.  Valerie’s coloring is typical dachshund, together with her long body and floppy ears you can see the dachshund side of her.  Her slightly shorter ears and taller legs are a gift from her beagle parent. 

Valerie is warm and outgoing when meeting new people, very happy-happy, and she loves to cuddle up next to you or in your lap.  She is fine with older children (12 and up).  She is not good with cats.  Valerie loves going for walks or out for an early morning jog.  She is always up for a good game of chase or wrestle-mania.  She would like to have a young canine companion in her new home.

Valerie is house trained, and is crate trained.  She prefers to sleep in the big bed with her person, but will settle for a cushy dog in the master bedroom if she has to.  Do you have a home with stairs?  No problem.  Valerie’s slightly taller legs make stairs a non-issue.

Valerie’s vaccines are up-to-date and she’s microchipped now.  In our opinion, she is a treasure.  If you can provide a good home for Valerie, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and adoption application are required.

The adoption fee for Valerie is just $275.00

 

Name:  Duke 4007
Age: 8 years
D.O.B.: 4/24/2009
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Duke’s former home had another dog that was constantly lying in wait to attack him.  Duke was very unhappy, and the family was at a loss as to how to stop the ambushing other dog.  Finally, they contacted SCDR and asked us to look for just the right home for this little man.  We were more than delighted to do so.

Despite the turmoil in Duke’s past life, he is one fabulous dog.  He is house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent.  He enjoys the back yard for sunning himself and exploring.  He is super sweet and although a bit shy when meeting new people.  He is not a good candidate to live with a family with young children.  But he is safe with children over 8 years old.  Duke needs a home with a stay-at-home mom/dad, or someone who works from home, or recent retirees who don’t mind taking him along when visiting or running errands.  He enjoys adult company, and would not mind a mild-mannered small dog companion.

Duke is a huge cuddler!  He is snuggly and sweet on the sofa.  He sleeps in the big bed in the master bedroom.  He has many fine attributes including asking to be picked up and cuddled readily, being a good eater (always appreciated by foster moms), greets strangers nicely, does not bark very much, but when he does, it’s a very loud, protective bark reserved for folks who ring the doorbell.  He quiets on command.  He loves going for long walks and rides nicely in the passenger seat of the car.  Duke is well socialized with other dachshunds and is a welcome guest in his foster home.  He plays with toys and loves the stuffies and squeakies.

As Duke is a longhaired dachshund, previous experience with a longhair is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming to look his absolute best.  He is fine with a quick daily brushing to keep the mats and tangles at bay.

Duke is very healthy, his vaccines are up to date, has had a dental cleaning, and he is now microchipped.  Duke is fine for ground-level apartment or condo dwellers, but as his legs are extra short, he should not go up and down stairs or be allowed to jump off the furniture.  

If you are interested in Duke, 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 Duke is $175.00

Name:  Baxter 4006
Age: 6.5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs

Baxter lost his home because he got tired of dealing with the other dog in the home.  Baxter is an “alpha” dog and so was the other dog.  It finally became time to settle the disagreements before someone got seriously injured over laps, toys, treats, food, and sleeping arrangements.  Baxter was the younger dog, so he was the one that had to leave.  Baxter came to SCDR to find a new home without an “alpha” dog to compete with him.

Baxter gets along with his fellow foster dogs especially the females and mild mannered males.  However, we feel he will do best in a home where he is the only dog.  He is not safe around cats or other small animals.  He loves to have someone pay attention to him.  He rolls over for belly rubs at every opportunity.  He likes to go for walks, or just have a lap to cuddle in.  Check out his cute video.

We would prefer to place him in a home with women and no children.  Retirees or empty-nesters who work from home would be ideal.  He is cautious when meeting new people.  He likes women, men – not so much.  It just depends on if they will give him time to warm up and get to know them on his own terms.

Baxter very much enjoys riding in the car.  He gets very excited when he sees his leash come out.  He likes to ride “shotgun” in the car so he can see out the window.  Baxter is house trained and crate trained, but he actually prefers to sleep in the big bed with his people, but will settle for a dog bed in the master bedroom.  

So if you don’t have another dog or have a mild-mannered female, and want a great canine companion, we encourage you to apply for Baxter.  His vaccinations are up-to-date, he’s healthy, and we made sure he is microchipped. 

If you can give Baxter the type of home he needs, 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 Baxter is $200.00

Name:  Spartacus 4048
Age: 5 years
D.O.B.:  5/11/2011
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Name: Poseidon 4049
Age: 3 years
D.O.B.: 4/07/2013
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 11 lbs.

spartacus and poseidon are a bonded pair
and cannot be separated

Spartacus and Poseidon were left homeless when their family was forced to move from a rental house to an apartment.  No pets allowed.  Family members didn’t want them and threatened to leave them at a public animal shelter.  SCDR stepped up to save them.  Just look at those sweet faces. 

Spartacus and Poseidon have been together all of their lives.  They are very bonded to each other.  They are trying to understand what has happened to them and are clinging to each other for comfort.  These boys are very people-oriented, other dogs – not so much.  They prefer to be the center of universe and get lots of attention.  They don’t want to compete with another dog.

Got kids over 6 years old?  Then these boys are for you.  They need a young, active family.  They LOVE (need) to go for long walks, and to run and play outside.  They like to explore the yard and chase birds.  We can say with a certainty, NO CATS.  They have a high prey-drive.  We can also say with a certainty that they do not do well in a home with other dogs, even other dachshunds. 

Poseidon loves his toys, especially those that squeak, however, he can disembowel a stuffed squeaky toy in minutes if it’s a cheap one.  He also likes to play with a tennis ball.  You throw it and he will run and catch it.  We are still working on returning to throw again. . . . all in due time.  Spartacus loves to cuddle.  He can sit and watch an entire movie with you.  He likes to be covered up with his blanket and cuddle.  Poseidon loves his special “duck” blanket and sleeps with it every night.  They both enjoy basking in the sun, and to eat watermelon on a hot day (cut it up and remove the seeds please).

They are house trained and crate trained, and they have lived with babies and toddlers with strict supervision.  However, we prefer to place them with children old enough to play with them and not be overpowered.

Spartacus and Poseidon are healthy, all their vaccinations are current, and they have been microchipped.  We cannot split them up as they are emotionally attached to each other.  If you can give these two gorgeous boys a home together for the rest of their lives, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

The tax-deductible donation for Spartacus and Poseidon is $400.00

Name:  Buster4013
Age: 12 years
D.O.B.:  11/29/2004
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Buster came into rescue in February 2007 when he was 2 years old, and was adopted by a couple in their 40’s.  Everything was going great until recently.  They both got sick (cancer), and passed away a few months apart leaving Buster homeless.  Family could not take him.  They had their own large breed dogs, and Buster would not be safe with them.  So, they followed the instructions in our adoption contract and returned Buster to SCDR to find another home.  Buster has accepted whatever fate has in store for him.  He is making the best of it.

An extremely sweet boy, Buster is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other foster dogs, and even joins in with some of the less physical fun.  He would do best in a home with a retired person or an adults-only home.  We think he was the man’s dog, and would like another senior gentleman to be his person.  Buster would not mind being an “only dog” if his people didn’t leave him home alone for long hours.  He is safe with children over 8 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 well supervised.  We have no idea about cats, but we doubt he’d give them a second thought.

Buster believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  He adjusted well 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 house trained and crate trained.  He prefers the big bed for nighttime sleeping.  He likes to roll himself up in his blanket like a little sausage with just the tip of his nose sticking out.  He’s a sweet senior boy.  If his foster mom can’t find Buster, she checks blanket, and there he is all snuggled up.

Buster enjoys leisurely walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car if he has a lap to ride in.  His vaccines are up-to-date.  He’s had a dental and is microchipped.  Anyone who adopts Buster is going to be truly blessed. 

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

Adopt Buster for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR

Name:  Foxie 4047
Age: 6 years
D.O.B.:  4/15/2011
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Name:  Keera4045
Age: 13 years
D.O.B.:  11/18/2003
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Name:  Harley4046
Age: 7 years
D.O.B.:  11/15/2009
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs

kera, harley, and foxie are a bonded trio
and cannot be separated

Keera, Harley, and Foxie were left homeless when their 62 year old owner died suddenly.  Family members, still in shock, could not deal with the 5 dogs left behind.  Three of them were dachshunds.  We received emails and phone calls pleading for our help.  Originally, they planned to put Keera (the matriarch) down and turn only Foxie and Harley over to rescue.  We would not hear of it.  Keera was older, but still in good health, and we insisted on taking the little family.  And boy, are we glad we did!  Just look at those adorable faces, this is three days after they came into rescue.  They could not be happier or sweeter. 

Keera, Harley and Foxie have been together all of their lives.  Keera is Harley’s mother and Foxie’s grandmother.  Harley is Foxie’s daddy.  They are very bonded to each other.  They are trying to understand what has happened to them and are clinging to each other for comfort and safety.  Harley is warming up to people again, but Foxie is still a bit reluctant to ask for attention.  Keera watches over them, especially Foxie.  They all sleep together in a very large wire crate, but were used to sleeping in the big bed with their former owner.  Their foster mom is working on their minor issues, and they are already doing much, much better. 

Their foster mom notes that they eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They love to perch on the back of the living sofa and watch out the window.  By the third day in their foster home they had adapted to the daily routine, were going outside to potty with the other foster dogs and even starting to make friends.  Life gave them lemons, and they are making lemonade.

The ideal home for them would be all on one level with dog-door access to a nice yard.  They are already dog-door trained, and they enjoy lying on the patio sunning themselves.  Harley loves stuffed animals, but Keera and Foxie have shown no interest in toys. 

Keera, Harley and Foxie are healthy, all their vaccinations are current, and they have been microchipped.  They have all had a complete dental and Keera had wellness blood panel done.  We cannot split them up as they are emotionally attached to each other.  We don’t know how they feel about cats.  But we prefer to err on the side of caution and say NO CATS.  At this point, we don’t want to place them in a home with young children (teens are fine).  We think they were never around any young children in their previous home. 

If you can give this little family a home for the rest of their lives, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for all three is only $300.00.
~ They Must Stay Together ~

Name:  Stan 4016
Age: 12 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Underweight Tweenie – 13 lbs.

On February 2nd, we received an email from our San Diego coordinator, Katie Earle, that there was a 12 year old “skinny male” dachshund in the shelter in her area.  His chances of being adopted from the shelter were zero to none.  We love the seniors, so it was our pleasure to help Stan.  Shelter folks would or could not tell us why Stan was in the shelter, but it really didn’t matter, we wanted him anyway.  Stan’s foster mom gave him his name.  He is named for the night bus driver in Harry Potter.

Stan 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 and crate trained.  He prefers the comfort of the big bed for nighttime sleeping to that of a crate.  He’s no dummy.

Stan came to us very underweight.  His foster mom has made it her personal mission to put some meat and fat back on his old bones.  A few ribs still show, but his coat is filling in and he is feeling much friskier.  His favorite activity is rolling on his back in the grass, on a blanket, and he especially enjoys clean laundry fresh from the dryer.

Stan enjoys his walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car.  Despite his chronological age, Stan is way more active than some of his younger foster brothers and sisters.  He has the activity level of a dog half his age.  He gets along well with the two resident Labrador Retrievers.  He is good with the 8 year old granddaughter and 10 year old niece who visit the home regularly.

Stan is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, but he prefers to sit out the rough-housing.  He would do best in a home with a retired person or in an adults-only home.  He would also very much enjoy having a mellow female companion to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home.  He is safe with pre-teens and up, 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 should always be supervised.  We have no idea about cats.  It is best to err on the side of caution, and say “No cats.”

Stan’s vaccines are up-to-date. He has had a complete dental, and is microchipped.  Anyone who adopts Stan is going to be truly blessed.  He is one in a million.  If you are interested in adopting Stan, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and adoption application are required.

Adopt Stan for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR

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Name:  Beau 4018
Age:  9 Years
D.O.B.:  04/22/08
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.

Name:  Daisy 4019
Age:  9 Years
D.O.B.:  04/22/08
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard– 18 lbs.

DAISY AND BEAU ARE A BONDED PAIR AND CANNOT BE SEPARATED

When both of Daisy and Beau’s elderly owners passed away a year apart, the family just could not cope with one more thing to do to get their loved ones’ affairs settled.  Luckily, a daughter thought to contact SCDR to help rather than dumping them in a shelter.

Each of them has their own wonderful personality.  Daisy is a gentle, sweet, and affectionate little girl.  Beau is all of that and more.  They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new owner 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.  They are NOT safe with cats.  Don’t let their chronological age deter you.  They are healthy and lively with many more good years ahead of them. 

They walk well on a leash. They enjoy short walks through the neighborhood, smelling and sniffing as they encounter so many new sights.  Both are playful with their foster siblings, as well as toys, balls and Nylabones.  They sleep peacefully in their crate at night, curling up side by side until morning. They are reliably house trained, and are learning the doggie door.

Daisy is shy at first, but warms up quickly.  She is beautiful inside and out, and has a beautiful coat of red long hair accented by black on her ears, and gorgeous feathers on her legs and a beautiful flag on her tail. She loves to be brushed, and enjoys belly rubs and ear massages.

Beau is more outgoing and has not met a person or dog he does not like.  He is a chubby “show quality” longhaired dachshund, perfect in proportion and temperament.  He can often be found curled up in the big Costco dog bed or outside enjoying the day and the warm sun.  Daisy finds him and snuggles up with him as much as possible.  If they were human, they’d be Ozzie and Harriet.  They are often seen kissing and grooming each other.  They eat together, play together, and sleep together.  They are totally crate trained and will make an easy transition to their new home.

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Daisy and Beau recently had their vaccines updated and are microchipped.  Their previous family spared no expense, and kept up their dental cleanings on an annual basis.  All they need now is a family to love them for the rest of their lives.

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 Daisy and Beau is $300.00 for the pair.
They are not available individually.  Don’t even ask.

Name: Gracy 4044
Age: 8.5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Name: Otto 4043
Age: 4.5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Otto and Gracy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

In May of 2010, Gracy was rescued by a good samaritan who found her wandering near a busy thoroughfare.  She tried to find the owners, but no one ever responded to the ads and flyers.  So she asked SCDR to find Gracy a loving home.  In June of 2010, Gracy was adopted as a companion to senior dachshund, who passed away 3 years later.

Otto was originally rescued from the Baldwin Park Shelter in February of 2013 as a new companion for Gracy.  He had been picked up stray and no one came to claim him.  He was a little over a year old.  He and Gracy bonded, and they love each other very much.  Neither one can function without the other.

Life has a way of throwing a monkey wrench into the works.  And now Otto and Gracy need a new home together.  They have been together for 4 years and function like mother and son.  They eat together, play together, sleep together in their crate.  They love to sit on either side of their foster mom while they relax in the evening.  They are very well socialized and enjoy the company of the other foster dogs in their temporary home as well.  They are not safe with cats, unfortunately.  They also enjoy chasing birds and squirrels.  Otto especially enjoys sunning himself on the patio until he is nice and toasty.  They are good with children 12 years old and up.

Otto and Gracy are house trained and crate trained.  They use the dog door expertly too.  They walk well on a leash and behave nicely in the car.  They need a home all on one-level (they have very short legs and cannot go up and down stairs) with a dog door and access to a yard for play, potty, and sunning.  They are not apartment or condo dogs.  They were temporarily living in an apartment situation and they were miserable.  They barked at every passerby the apartment door, and hated not being able to go outside without a leash.

They are in very good health.  Their vaccinations are all up-to-date, and they are microchipped.  Their previous family made sure they had regular dental care.

If you are interested in Otto and Gracy, please contact Dena  via email Dena@SCDR.org.   An adoption application is required.  We will not separate them.  Don’t even ask.

The tax deductible donation for Otto and Gracy is $300.00

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Name:  Yankee 4008
Age:  7 years
Color: Chocolate & White
Coat:  Wavy Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Yankee came to us from a large-breed rescue group.  During his stay at their foster home, a large breed dog attacked him, and Yankee lost his right eye as a result.  The foster mom contacted us with permission from the rescue group, and asked if we would take Yankee into our rescue program for his safety.  We agreed sight unseen.  We had to get this boy out of harm’s way as soon as possible.

Imagine our delight to get Yankee and realize that he was a “doodle”.  That’s a dachshund/poodle mix.  Doodles are the best of the designer-dogs.  When he first arrived, poor Yankee looked like an unmade bed.  But with a bit of professional grooming, all his best traits revealed themselves.  Unfortunately, he was so matted when we got him that he lost a lot of the longhairs on his ears, but they will grow back. 

Yankee is one fabulous doxie boy.  He is crate trained, house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent.  He is super sweet and loves everyone.  He loves to just hang out on the living room sofa and observe all the household activity.  Yankee loves going for leisurely walks and he loves car rides.  He is safe with children over 8 years old.  We don’t know how he feels about cats.  He would be happy as an “only dog” if his people didn’t work long hours, or he would be fine with a female small breed dog for fun and companionship if someone is not home much of the time.

As Yankee is a doodle, previous experience with a longhaired dachshund is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and grooming to look his absolute best.  It is important to note that Yankee is not an apartment/condo dog.  The close proximity and multiple noises present at apartment and condo complexes, make Yankee nervous and barky.  He needs a conventional home with a dog door and access to a secure yard so he can continue to practice his good potty habits.

Yankee expects to sleep on the big bed with his humans, but will happily sleep in a crate or dog bed if it is next to your bed.  He gives wonderful gentle kisses, and if he is feeling especially affectionate, he will groom you too.  He needs to go for walks every day to help him keep fit.  Yankee’s short legs require a home all on one level as he is also very long and has that big barrel chest.  He should not go up and down flights of stairs, so as to prevent future back injury.

Yankee is healthy, his vaccines are up to date, he’s had a complete dental, and he is microchipped.  If you fancy the standard “doodle” and are interested in Yankee, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Yankee is $200.00

Name:  Melody 3900
Age:  4 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 17 lbs.

We rescued Melody from a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles.  She didn’t show well, hiding under her platform bed or sitting facing the wall.  Then she was adopted by someone from the general public, and she didn’t even make it out of the shelter.  On the way out, he manhandled her, dragging and choking her by the leash.  She bit him out of fear and confusion, and ended up in quarantine for 10 days.  When the shelter-rescue liaison contacted us, she told us the story and swore Melody was a sweet girl in a very frightening environment.  Being manhandled was just the last straw.  We knew we could help this little girl find a better life.

Despite everything, Melody is sweet and affectionate to everyone she meets.  We see no sign of aggression at all.  She is getting along well with the other dachshunds in her foster home, even sharing her bedtime crate.  We think she may have some Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixed into her heritage.  This has given her softer facial features (really sweet looking), and slightly taller legs, which means she is less prone to back injuries in the future, and she can live safely in a home with stairs.

Melody is a wonderful walker.  She never pulls on the leash and loyally trots next to you the whole time.  She loves to play with any toys.  She is fine sleeping in her crate, but also enjoys cuddling on the sofa or in the big bed, and as she appears to be impeccably house trained, we have no problem sharing the big bed with her.

Melody would like a home with a dachshund-savvy family.  The children need to be no younger than 8 or 9 years old.  She does not like “rough-housing”.  She’s a lady and wants to be your little princess.  We don’t know how she feels about cats.

Melody’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s been microchipped, and her teeth are so white you’ll need sunglasses to admire them.  If you think Melody can be a great new addition to your family, 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 Melody is $275.00

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Name:  Penny 3959
Age:  11 years
D.O.B.:  01/05/2006
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Mini – 12.5 lbs.

When Penny’s former owner went to jail, she went to stay with family members.  But the situation got old really fast, as the reality of his long sentence set in.  So Penny came to SCDR to find a good home.

Penny is very loving and devoted to her people.  She follows her foster mom around from room to room, either sitting at her feet or snuggling in her lap.  Active retirees or folks who work from home would be best suited for a little girl like Penny.  She definitely doesn’t act her age.  Penny loves when you throw her ball for her, and loves rolling in the grass.  A home with a secure grassy yard is a must for this little girl.

Penny enjoys going for short walks.  She gets very excited when she sees her leash come out.  She walks at a brisk pace and greets strangers on her walks like family.  She is petite, so any children in the home must be over 8 years old and very gentle.  We don’t know how she is with cats.

When meeting new people, Penny is not shy at all, especially if treats are being offered.  Penny needs a home all on one level.  This senior gal should not be going up and down stairs or jumping off the furniture, for that matter.  She is in great physical condition, and preventing injury will keep her that way.  Penny expects to sleep in the big bed.  Penny came to us a bit overweight, but she has been on a reducing diet and is starting to slim down nicely.

Penny is house trained.  She knows the doggy door.  Her vaccinations are up-to-date.  She recently had a full dental, and is also microchipped.  She does not bark excessively, only when appropriate. 

If you can give Penny the type of home she needs, please contact Dena at dena@scdr.org or call (562) 694-6868.  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Penny is $125.00

Name:  Betty 3934
Age:  16 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Betty was surrendered to the shelter, because of the ever popular “moving” excuse given by bad dog owners everywhere.  Once at the shelter, her loving personality and desire to snuggle on laps soon made her a favorite among the staff.  While the shelter workers loved Betty, she did not love the shelter environment.  It overwhelmed her, and she started to shut down.  We happily agreed to take her into foster care.

Since arriving in her foster home, Betty has been a dream.  She loves to cuddle on laps, sleep next to you if she is allowed in the big bed, and play with her squeaky toy.  And now after a dental, she really loves her food since her teeth no longer hurt.  Betty gets every morsel and her bowl is shiny clean when she’s done eating.

Betty gets along well with other dogs as long as they don’t crowd her “personal space”.  This behavior only shows up when there is food preparation going on.  Betty must have had to compete for food in her former home.  So, her foster mom makes her wait for her dinner in another room, not the kitchen.  Betty likes going for a leisurely walk, and she is good in the car.  She likes to ride “shotgun” and look out the passenger door window.

We think Betty would do fine with older, respectful children.  However, we would much prefer to place Betty with empty nesters who appreciate the fine attributes the senior doxie brings to the home.  No excessive barking, house trained, dog door savvy, more interested in napping in that patch of sun on the living room floor than begging for attention.  Betty is fine sleeping in a comfy crate or dog bed with a fluffy blanket at night.

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

Betty can be adopt for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

Name: Biggy Smalls 3903
Age: 2 yrs.
D.O.B.:  3/19/2015
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Micro Mini – 6.5 lbs.

How Biggy Smalls ended up at the Central California SPCA is anyone’s guess.  (At least, they would not tell us what the reason was.)  Biggy had a huge scabby bite wound that went from the middle of his shoulder blades to the center of his back.  He was so skinny you could count every rib and vertebrae in his spine.  He was a tiny bag of bones.  Thanks to our local representative, Biggy was rescued from the shelter and made the journey to our Southern California headquarters.  He had full blown Kennel Cough by that time.  We dressed his wounds, put him on antibiotics, and gave him lots of TLC.  Now he is ready for a home of his own again.

Biggy is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  He is a blank slate and needs some training and consistency to become a great family dog.  Biggy loves other dogs, plays “wrestle-mania”, is good with children over 10 years old.  We don’t know if he is safe with cats, but as he is very young, and very small, he can learn to be nice to the kitty.  (Most kitties are larger than he is anyway.)

Biggy goes for walks several times a day and potties like a champ every time.  Biggy sleeps through the night in a crate in the master bedroom.  He is crate trained, but is already begging to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person.  He loves to be held and cuddled.  He gives amazing kisses. . . . ahhhhh, puppy-breath.  Heavenly.

The ideal home for Biggy 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.
  • Another small dog for play and companionship. He would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Biggy 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.

Biggy is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Biggy, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Biggy is $350.00