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LAST UPDATED: 05-21-18
Age: 10 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.
Age: 11 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.
~ coco and lola are a bonded pair and cannot be separated ~
Coco and Lola lost their home through no fault of their own. Their family fell on hard-times, lost their home, and decided to move to Oregon. They were unable to afford to take the dogs with them. At their ages, Coco and Lola should be enjoying a comfortable “retirement”, but instead found themselves in a foster home hoping for a home of their own again.
Coco and Lola have been together for over 10 years. They are sisters and 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. Coco is warming up to people, but Lola is still a bit stand-offish and needs extra love and attention. They really want to be in a quiet home without the noise and chaos of young children. Lola is the alpha of the two, and is protective of her sister. Coco for all intents and purposes is blind (she sees light and shadows), but gets around very well using her nose and ears. Lola sticks by her side as much as possible.
Apparently, at some point in the past, Coco had a serious infection in both ears, and was shaking her head violently due to pain or itching. She caused her ear flaps to become engorged with blood from broken blood vessels. This was not treated and when the blood subsided, her poor ear flaps crinkled up. It is not fixable at this point in time. It doesn’t bother her, as it’s only cosmetic and not a health issue.
Coco and Lola are crate trained and house trained. They learned to ring a bell hanging from the door knob to alert their previous owner that they needed to outside to potty, but in foster care, they learned the dog door, Lola after watching a few of their fellow foster dogs go out and in, and Coco follows Lola everywhere. Their favorite thing is to burrow in a fluffy blanket and lounge in a cushy dog bed. They happily go into their bedtime crate for sleeping. They eat together, sleep together, cuddle together, and nap in that patch of sun on the living room carpet together.
Coco and Lola are healthy, their vaccinations are current, and they have been microchipped. They have both had a complete dental and wellness blood panel done. We cannot split them up as they are emotionally attached to each other. We think they are really too old to care about cats. They are fine with gentle children over 8 years old, but we prefer to place them in an “adults only” home. They are well socialized and would be fine with another small dog or two in the home.
If you can give these two seniors a home for the rest of their lives, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
Adopt Coco and Lola for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
(They must stay together)
Age: 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.
Noah is an adorable little wirehaired doxie born around December 5, 2017. Noah was found abandoned in the undeveloped area of Riverside County in the middle of nowhere. Not a soul or building for miles. Another rescue group took him in, but was totally clueless about what kind of dog he was or how to place him. One of our representatives recognized Noah as a soft-coated wirehaired dachshund, and the other rescue group happily turned him over to SCDR for placement. Noah was warmly welcomed into his foster home pack.
Noah is healthy, received all his shots, and is now neutered and microchipped. He is very well socialized, working on crate training, doing fabulous on his house training too (very few accidents). He is not too keen on crate training, but he settles down and sleeps through the night in his crate in the master bedroom. He still needs work on leash, but he is very young and very smart.
Because he is still young, he can learn to get along well with cats and other small pets. We recommend attending puppy obedience classes as soon as possible, to ensure proper socialization and respect. 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 Noah 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.
Noah requires daily brushing and periodic professional grooming to look his absolute best. He gets knots and mats easily if not brushed daily. It takes less than a minute if done regularly.
If you are interested in Noah, please email Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call 562-694-6868. An application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Noah is $400.00
Age: 10 years
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
~ Vinny is fostered in the Fresno, CA area ~
Vinny ended up as a stray in a high kill shelter in Central California. How could someone let such a nice dachshund end up in the shelter and not get him out? Your guess is as good as ours. No worries for Vinny though. We came to his rescue. We are so glad we did. He is as sweet as he is adorable.
Vinny is great with the two other small dogs in his foster home. He enjoys playing. Vinny would very much enjoy another small dog in his adoptive home.
Vinny is good on a leash, and he enjoys going for walks. He enjoys going for rides in the car. Do you like to travel? We’re sure Vinny would like to travel with you. Like many dachshunds, Vinny enjoys sunbathing.
Vinny hasn’t been crated in his foster home, but when the foster mom goes to work she baby-gates him in her bathroom. Vinny seems to be doing well with housetraining, but he also uses the potty pads that his foster mom puts out when she is gone.
Vinny is neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated, and he had a complete dental.
If you are interested in adopting Vinny, please email Janice at email@example.com and complete our online application. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Vinny is $100.00
~ COURTESY LISTING ~
Age: 2-3 years
Color: Red & White
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
SAFE WITH CATS - NO KIDS
Please note: This is a courtesy listing for another rescue group. Please read Jerry's entire bio before inquiring. To inquire about Jerry, send an e-mail to Julie Meagher at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide some information about your home, family and other pets. Julie is a private foster home rescuer. Though there are some steps that precede meeting a dog, they are quick and expeditious. Thank you!
Jerry was found by a Good Samaritan on the streets of Tijuana, Mexico, and brought to Southern California for medical treatment and ultimately to be placed with a loving family. He appears to be a small beagle/doxie mix. We love his little white gloves and the white tip on his tail.
Jerry is a really good boy, but is a little shy at first, and will fear-bite if being picked up by someone he is not used to. We need someone who is experienced with this issue and no kids. He’s not aggressive and doesn’t mind new people coming to visit (he’ll go up to them to be pet), it’s just when they try to pick him up!
Jerry’s legs are taller than the average dachshund and the best part about that is that he would be fine in a home with stairs. His taller legs ensure there would be little chance of trauma to his back going up and down stairs. He would love to be allowed to sleep in the big bed under the covers. At night he walks into his bedtime crate himself and his foster mom covers him with a blanket! He wants cuddle in his person’s lap at every opportunity. He is a very cuddly boy.
He loves to play with other dogs and walks well on a leash (sometimes he barks at cars going by). He barks at his foster mom’s cat, but when he’s walking by her he leaves her alone. He is not cat-aggressive .
Jerry is a good candidate for apartment or condo living if his people are not gone for long hours. Folks who work from home or recent retirees are encouraged to apply for Jerry. He doesn’t bark much at all, just when appropriate. We think he would benefit from an older female dog companion who could mentor him and help him realize he is no longer going to be abused on the streets of Tiajuana.
Jerry’s vaccines are up-to-date, and he has been microchipped. In our opinion, he is a rare jewel. If you are interested in Jerry, please contact Julie at email@example.com .
Adoption fee to be determined
Age: 6 years
Color: Black & Tan Double Dapple
with Blue Eyes
Weight: Tweenie - 16 lbs.
Billie is amazing. He is everyone’s ideal 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 coming from the home where is owner was suffering from dementia/Alzheimer’s. Luckily, Billie had previously been very well cared for, so there were no health issues to be dealt with. He was a house dog and family pet. We were thrilled to take him into rescue.
This gentle boy is very good with women, but he has not been exposed to a lot of men in his lifetime. 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. Because he is still young, he would love to have a canine sibling or two in his new home for both play and companionship. We don’t know how he feels about cats, but he is 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 helped him.
Billie is an extremely short dachshund, so no stairs for this boy. He needs a home that is all on one level with only a few stairs that can be easily ramped. Billie loves children. Families with gentle, mindful children 8 years and up would be fine. Please, no babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers.
Billie’s long beautiful coat will need daily brushing and periodic professional grooming for him to look his best. Folks with previous longhaired dachshund experience are encouraged to apply for him.
Billie is current on his vaccinations and has been microchipped. He is happily sleeping in a cushy dog bed he commandeered in the master bedroom. Billie’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. You can’t help but smile back at him whenever you look at him. He stops traffic when out on his walks.
If you are interested in Billie, 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 Billie is $300.00
Age: 10 years
Size: Mini - 13lbs.
Once upon a time, Harlow must have been a “princess”, cuddled and spoiled, but somehow she ended up on the street, picked up by Animal Control and taken to the West Valley shelter. Needless to say, her people never showed up to claim her. We knew she was a mix, but mixed with what? After doing a little research, we realized she is dachshund and Tibetan spaniel! All we know is that we could not leave her to her fate at the shelter. Her lovely pink nose and beautiful baby blue eyes were mesmerizing. We were hooked.
Harlow is a shy girl who enjoys a quiet home environment. She loves to lounge on the sofa or in her little bed. She likes being held and cuddled. Harlow likes going for leisurely walks and enjoys car rides too. This little girl stops traffic when out for a walk. People can’t help asking about her and admiring her.
We would prefer to place Harlow with “empty nesters” or a family that has older children (teens would be fine). She is best suited for a ground floor apartment or single level home or condo. She needs a dog door and access to a fenced yard or enclosed patio. She does know how to use a dog-door and is house trained. After careful observation, we think Harlow is cat-safe. Harlow would enjoy having a mild mannered male dachshund companion.
Previous experience with a longhaired dachshund would be a plus, but not absolutely essential. She requires daily brushing and periodic professional grooming to look her absolute best.
If you can provide the type of home Harlow needs, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax-deductible donation for Harlow is $200.00
Age: 1 year
Size: Standard – 30 lbs.
~ courtesy listing ~
Please read Frank's entire bio before contacting the rescue. To inquire about this dog, send an e-mail to Joy Brunn at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frank is a beautiful true standard red smooth doxie with big beautiful brown eyes that melt your heart. His owner brought him to the shelter for unknown reasons. Frank is affectionate, seems housebroken, hasn’t had any accidents in the house, he uses the doggie door, loves to go on walks, and loves attention. Frank was just recently neutered by the shelter since the previous owner didn’t bother, so Frank is still a bit interested in other dogs until his testosterone goes down. That should happen in no more than a couple of weeks.
We have only had Frank for a short time so the only thing we do know about him is he doesn’t like little kids. Frank needs an adult only home or a home with teenagers that he can’t mistake for small active children. It’s not unusual that a doxie low to the ground doesn’t like little ones running by them. Franks attaches to a person and really wants a person of his own to love.
With some time and training, Frank will be a fabulous dog. He’s young, trainable and will make a family a wonderful pet for a long time, however, Frank is very possessive of his human and does not want competition from another dog. Therefore, he needs to be “only dog”, the center of the universe.
Frank is up-to-date on shots, is neutered, and microchipped. For more information on Frank, feel free to e-mail Joy at email@example.com or call 661 943-4888. An approved application and home check are required for Frank’s adoption.
The tax deductible adoption donation for Frank is $275.00
Ages: 3 years
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
Zara was being given away on the street, and luckily a Good Samaritan took her and then immediately contacted our Central California team to see if SCDR would take her into rescue. Of course, we said YES! And the team jumped into action. Transport was arranged in a couple of hours, and Zara was on her way to her new foster home the next day. Her first stop: our vet in La Habra to be spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped.
An extremely beautiful girl, Zara is also very loving and affectionate. She gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home. Her most favorite thing is getting belly rubs from her people. Of course, Zara gets to sleep in the big bed, as she needs extra cuddling after her terrible ordeal.
Zara loves going for walks and rides in the car if she can sit in someone’s lap and look out the window. So if you enjoy traveling in your R.V., Zara is ready to ride “shotgun”. Zara is house trained, but needs someone to periodically remind her to go outside to potty. She needs a home all on one level with a secure yard and a dog door. She cannot be an apartment/condo dog. She will alert you to every passerby. Apartments and condos have too much foot-traffic to make this practical. No stairs for this girl. She is extra long and very short making going up and down stairs a risk for serious back injury.
She would like to have a mild mannered male companion in her new forever home. Zara is safe with gentle children over 8 years old, but we don’t know if she would be good with cats.
Zara’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s been spayed and microchipped. If you are interested in Zara, 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 Zara is $300.00
Age: approx. 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Standard – 26 lbs.
Lulu was found stray and taken to the Central California SPCA in Fresno. Needless to say, no one showed up to claim her as their dog. With no foster homes in Central California, she needed to go either to our Northern California foster or our Southern California foster. South spoke up first, so Lulu would come South, but getting transport is not always easy. It took a couple of days, but Lulu arrived at 11:PM at the foster home via what can be described as “The Dachshund Underground Railroad”. (Thank you to Jenaveve Kirkland for making the transport arrangements under difficult conditions.)
Lulu is a gentle soul with a beautiful face. She gets along well with other dogs in her foster home. Her favorite things are eating, being a couch potato, and eating. (Foster moms appreciate a good eater.) She is not much of a cuddler, but has the potential of learning to appreciate it if her person is patient and persistent. Lulu prefers sleeping in a cushy dog bed with a soft blanket. She is not overweight. She is a full-sized dachshund – a big girl by dachshund standards.
Lulu needs a home with someone who is home a lot or works part-time. She also needs to continue getting a remedial course in leash-training. She was probably never taken for walks in her previous life. She is fine riding in the car if she can sit with someone and able to look out the window. Lulu is coming along steadily in her house training, and needs someone to periodically remind her to go outside to potty. She knows the dog door, and takes advantage of it to go outside to join her foster siblings.
Lulu would like to have a mild mannered male companion in her new forever home. She would be fine as an only dog if her people didn’t work long hours and were home a lot. She is safe with gentle children over 10 years old, but we don’t know how she feels about cats. Lulu would not be good in an apartment or condo situation. She needs a dog door and a back yard to continue reinforcing good potty habits.
Lulu’s vaccines are up-to-date, we’ve made sure she’s had a dental, and is microchipped. If you are interested in Lulu, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868, or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
The tax-deductible donation for Lulu is $200.00
Age: 12 years
Color: Red Brindle
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.
Max came to us when his teenage boy owner went off to college and the parents didn't want to have to be bothered boarding him every time they had to travel for business or pleasure. Max had been a primarily outside dog. They proudly told us he had a "Dogloo" in the back yard for him. (Gack!!) Well, no more outside-dog living for Max. Max will be an inside dog for his golden years.
Max has acclimated well to his foster home and is learning doggy social skills. He was an “only dog” most of his life, so he had some catching up to do. At first, he was skittish and stand-offish with new people and the other doxies in his foster home. It only took 24 hours, and he was running out the dog door in the morning to join his foster siblings in their games of chase and race track. He loves to join the fun, even if just for one lap around the yard.
Max is getting a remedial course in house training. He still has occasionally accidents, but only when his foster mom fails to remind him that he needs to go outside to do his business in a timely manner. At this point, it is difficult to tell that Max had been an outside dog. He has made himself comfortable on the living room sofa like he’d always been a couch potato, and sleeps in the big bed with his foster siblings and foster mom. Max is a quick study.
An extremely handsome brindle boy, Max is very loving and affectionate. He gives wonderful kisses. He is safe with young children (5 years and up). He loves kids. He would also very much enjoy having a mellow female dachshund to mentor him and for companionship. He would not do well in an apartment/condo residence. He needs a home with a dog door and a back yard to continue to reinforce good potty habits. The ideal home for Max would have the following qualities:
- Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads, folks who work from home, or retirees.
- Previous dachshund experience is a big plus.
- Another dog for companionship would be nice. He does not like cats.
- A very secure INDOOR place for Max to be when no one is at home.
- Applicants must be between 30 and 80 years of age.
- No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 5 years old.
Max’s vaccines are up-to-date and he has been microchipped. In our opinion, he is a treasure. If you have room in your heart and home for Max, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.
Adopt Max for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
Age: 3 years
Color: Clear Red
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.
Rocky had the most wonderful home for the past 3 years. But life has a way of throwing a curve-ball when least expected. Serious health issues have rendered his young owner incapable of continuing to care for Rocky. We were delighted to take Rocky into our rescue program and find him a wonderful home.
Isn’t Rocky super cute? Check out those super short legs and chubby feet. His picture doesn’t do him justice. His coloring is called “clear red”, because he has no black pigment in his nose, toenails, or around his eyes. His ears are long and luxurious. Rocky is house trained, crate trained, good on a leash and loves long walks. He is very good in the car, and wants to ride shotgun in someone’s lap so he can see out the window.
Rocky gets along fine with other small dogs. He respects the “alpha dog”, so he would be fine with a dominant female companion. His former owner says he is safe with cats. Rocky is a bit nervous when meeting new people and needs a few minutes to warm up. Once he is comfortable, he is just a big loveable teddy bear.
Rocky is healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Rocky is currently sleeping in his little dog bed in the master bedroom, but he really would love to sleep in the big bed with his people again. Rocky would be fine in most households, but he needs a family with older children or empty nesters. He is not good with visiting young grandchildren (no one under 8 years old). He could easily knock a small child down in enthusiastic play.
If you are an admirer of the standard size dachshund, and can provide Rocky with a wonderful home, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Rocky is $275.00
Age: 14 years
Color: Red Sable
Size: Tweenie – 17 lbs.
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
~Harley & Bailey are bonded pair & cannot be separated ~
Harley and Bailey are not your typical bonded pair. Harley and Bailey are father and son. They lost their home when their owner became unemployed, lost her lease, and was forced to move in with her daughter. With already two big dogs in the home, and ordinances allowing only 3, she had to find another place for her dogs to go. Bailey cannot function without Harley, so splitting them up was out of the question. So, here they are looking for a loving home together.
Harley and Bailey are very sweet and well-behaved. Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle. They give wonderful kisses. Bailey is very lovable, smart, patient, and good natured. Harley is a mellow couch-potato. They are as house-trained as typical dachshunds can be. They need a home with a secure yard and a dog door. They love going for walks, and ride nicely in the car. They are very long and very short, so a home with no stairs (all on one level) would be desirable.
Bailey is never far from Harley at any time. They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together. They share a cushy dog bed at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people. Harley and Bailey are safe with children over 8 years old. No babies or toddlers please. No big dogs in the home either. (Like many dachshunds, they have a Napoleon complex.)
Harley and Bailey 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. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Harley and Bailey is $250.00 for both
Age: 1 year
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
We found Felix and his older brother at the Visalia Animal Care Center. The boys were picked up stray together. We bailed them out of the shelter and thanks to our dedicated volunteers they came to our La Habra location for vet care and placement. However, they did not seem to getting along. Food seemed to be a trigger for bad behavior. We have solved this problem by first getting them neutered, which took testosterone out of the equation, and then feeding them separately so neither one felt compelled to protect his bowl.
Felix is shy and cautious about meeting new people. . You can tell he came from a home where he was not given adequate attention or training. His foster mom and dad are working with him to remedy his deficiencies. He is being crate trained, and he is receiving a remedial course in house training. He needs a home with people willing to continue to reinforce his good potty habits and good behavior with crate training, praise and treats. A dog-door with access to a yard would be a good thing to have for this boy. He also needs to be taken for walks at least once or twice a day. His leash training leaves a lot to be desired at this point. He is very good on car rides.
Felix needs a home where he has female dog to mentor him and for play and companionship. We don’t know why, but he does not like to be left alone for more than a couple of hours. He needs someone who works part time or from home. If you’ve never had a dachshund before, Felix may be a bit of a challenge to train if you are not experienced.
Felix gets along with other dachshunds in his foster home, and would really benefit by having a doxie sister. He loves to play with toys, chase a ball, and play wrestle-mania with his fellow foster dogs. He would do best in a home with children close to being teenagers. No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers. He especially would like to be able to sleep in the big bed with his chosen person. Felix is not safe with cats.
Fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped, Felix is ready for a new wonderful home. If you can provide Felix with the type of home he needs, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home visit are required.
The tax deductible donation for Felix is $300.00
Age: 2 years
Color: Black & White
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
Ginny was originally adopted from a San Bernardino shelter by a family as a pet for their children. But after a couple of weeks, they tired of her, so they put her outside in the yard on a tie-out and only let her in the house to sleep at night and if it was raining. Finally, they posted her on Craig’s List. An older couple contacted the owners and subsequently adopted Ginny. They described the conditions under which Ginny was living as “pitiful”. Ginny was tied to a post by an old electrical extension cord. The children took turns jumping around getting Ginny upset. The couple could not get her out of there fast enough.
But things didn’t go quite as well as they’d hoped after they brought Ginny home. Their 5 year old granddaughter lives with them, and Ginny just didn’t like the little girl. Ginny let be known quite clearly she did not want to live in the same home with the child. It was with a heavy heart they contacted SCDR to ask us to take Ginny into rescue. It was the best thing to happen to Ginny in a long time. We promised her we would find her the best home and no little kids.
If given a choice, Ginny prefers to be the consummate “lap dog”. She loves cuddling and snuggling with her foster mom, as well as following her foster mom around from room to room hoping she’ll sit down so she can creep into her lap for some loving. She is being allowed to sleep in the big bed at night, under the covers, up close and personal with her foster mom. Candidates to adopt Ginny must be willing to welcome her into the big bed for snuggling and sleeping.
Ginny is still a little skittish and could be a bit defensive if backed into a corner, so her new family needs to be very mindful of that fact when she goes home with them. Other than that, she is a very cute little princess. She walks well on a leash and loves to go for rides in the car. We feel she would do best in a home with adults only. Teenage children would be OK, no one under 14 years old. Ginny is not tolerant of babies, toddlers, or little kids.
Ginny is crate trained, reliably house trained, and dog door savvy. She would be ok with a mellow male dachshund for companionship, but she would really prefer to be the center of your universe, an “only-dog” princess, to be fawned over and spoiled absolutely rotten to the core. Do you travel by RV? Ginny is packed and ready to go on the road with you. She loves an adventure.
Based on the fact that Ginny chases squirrels and birds, we’d say she is not a good candidate to live with cats. Ginny is not an apartment or condo dog. She needs a home with a back yard so she can run and play, and chase birds and squirrels. She is not an excessive barker, but does not like to be left home alone for long hours, so people who work part-time or from home or couples with overlapping schedules would be great.
Ginny’s vaccinations are all up-to-date, and she’s been microchipped. If you are interested in Ginny, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868. A home check and adoption application are required.
The tax deductible donation for Ginny is $250.00
Age: 6 years
Size: Mini– 12 lbs.
Age: 4 years
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.
~ mona and lisa are a bonded pair and cannot be separated ~
Mona and Lisa were dumped in a desert shelter after providing their owners with numerous litters of puppies. They took a bit longer to recover from their spay surgeries, but are better than new now. We could not believe our good fortune to be able to rescue two really sweet mini girls.
The girls are quiet, a bit shy, very sweet, and not barky. They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new family both happy and proud to have this pair. They are good with children over 10 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well. (No babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers.) We don’t know how they feel about cats.
They have had very little leash training. They are excelling at crate training. Both are playful with each other. They sleep peacefully in their crate at night in the master bedroom, curling up side by side until morning. Their foster mom is working on house training and how to use a dog door. We are looking for a family with a home all on one level with access to a secure yard via a dog door, that are willing to continue to reinforce good potty habits.
Mona and Lisa are beautiful and have sleek smooth coats. Mona is the more outgoing of the two. Lisa is a little shy and will take a few days to warm up to a new family, but it is well worth the wait. They love to be held, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages. They are expert couch potatoes, choosing to perch on the back of the couch to get a good view of the household’s comings and goings. They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying sunning themselves on the back porch. They want to snuggle up with each other as much as possible.
Mona and Lisa are fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped. They have received dental care. All they need is a family to love them for the rest of their lives. Do you have an empty lap that needs warming? Does your face need washing with doggie kisses? Then Mona and Lisa are up to the task.
If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
The tax deductible donation for Mona and Lisa is $300.00 for the pair.
~ They are not available individually ~
Age: 19 months
Sex: Neutered male
Size: Micro-Mini – 7 lbs.
Look at that sweet innocent face! When Buster was 8 weeks old, he was purchased from a backyard breeder by a senior citizen. Buster was an active and mischievous puppy, and it did not take long before his owner was unable to keep up. Her solution: Have the puppy put down, and to that end, Buster would be taken to a local vet to do the deed. Luckily, a family friend intervened, got Buster, contacted SCDR, and we agreed to take Buster into rescue, sight unseen. Within hours, Buster was safely ensconced in one of our foster homes.
Buster has been with us for 6 weeks now. Buster adjusted quickly to his foster home, and he is having the time of his life. He plays with toys, engages the other young foster dogs in games of chase, wrestle-mania, and tug-o-war. Buster is a tiny little boy with a face no one can resist. His ears are almost too big for his head, but that is part of his charm.
Buster walks well on a leash, uses the doggy-door like an old pro. He is crate trained for sleeping at night, but would be happier in the big bed. Be forewarned – Buster can be a “Houdini Weenie”. He can jump a baby-gate in a single bound, and will need a very secure home and yard, at least until he feels at home and part of a new pack.
Buster is safe with GENTLE children over 10 years old. He would like to have a young playmate in his new home. He is even workable with cats. (Most cats are bigger than he is anyway.)
Buster is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. He is ready for a new forever family. If you can provide a loving home for Buster, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Buster is $350.00
Ages: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
We rescued Raven from a San Diego shelter a few days before Christmas. She had been picked up stray, but her people never came for her. She was so depressed she just flattened herself to the floor of her kennel. We bailed her out as soon as her stray-hold was up.
Raven is very cautious around new people. She is very mistrustful of women. We are looking for a “men only” household who can give her a lot of attention and lots of love.
Raven is crate trained and as house-trained as a typical dachshund can be. Although she sleeps quietly in her crate at night, she would very much like to be invited to share the big bed with her people. She loves to snuggle on the couch or in the big bed, but it has to be her idea.
Raven needs a home with a yard and a dog door so she can continue her good potty habits. She loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car. She also needs a home all on one level - no flights of stairs, as she is very short and long, making her more susceptible to possible back injury. Jumping down from furniture is also a big no-no. Keeping her from jumping down from the furniture is a challenge.
Raven wants to be loved, but her behavior indicates that she was abused in her previous life. She enjoys exploring the back yard in search of lizards, birds, and rodents. Therefore, she is not safe with cats, pet birds, small furry pets (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs), or pet reptiles.
Raven would love to have a male dachshund companion, or bigger breed (beagle, basset, or terrier). No small yappy dogs (chihuahuas, yorkies, etc.) We feel she is not safe with children due to her past mistreatment.
Raven is current on her vaccines and is microchipped. If you can provide a good home for Raven please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 .or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Raven is $150.00