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LAST UPDATED: 02-19-17

Name: Gracy4044
Age: 8.5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Name: Otto4043
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

Name:  Blake 4042
Age: 3 years
Color: Isabella Dapple
1 blue eye, 1 hazel eye
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Sm. Standard – 19 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Blake was the odd man out at his former home.  Two females and two males already resided there when he arrived.  They were older, a lot less active, and he just didn’t fit in.  None of them would play with him, and despite the good deed his owner performed by taking him in when he needed a home, she just could not make him happy.  So with a heavy heart, and with wanting the best for Blake, she asked SCDR to help find him a home where he could have a young companion and people who could give him more individualized attention.

Blake is breathtakingly handsome, and has a very rare coat type.  Blake is an Isabella dapple.  (Isabella is the dilute gene of red.)  Being a dapple is even more unusual.  Blake is also very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with the other doxies in his foster home, and tries really hard to be friendly.  He loves to cuddle and snuggle.  He is content to sit in his little dog bed and watch you work at the computer, but he wants lap-time if you sit down to watch television or read a book.  He likes to follow his person around from room to room as well.

Blake is house trained, and would benefit from having a doggy door.  He loves going for a walk and is good in the car as well.  He would be happiest in a home with a female dachshund companion.  Blake tends to get a bit anxious when left alone for long periods of time.  Who can blame him at this point?  He is going on his fourth home in 3 years.

Blake would not do well in an apartment/condo or as an “only dog” unless someone is home much of the time.  He needs a yard and dog-door access so he can continue his good potty habits.  Blake enjoys going outside to explore the yard and patrol the fence, but mostly he wants to sit with his person and be petted and loved.

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

The tax deductible donation for Blake is $400.00

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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

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Name:  Solomon 3946
Age:  2.5 years
D.O.B.:  06/01/2014
Color:  Black and Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini - 11 lbs.

*adoption pending*

applications for solomon are no longer being accepted

Solomon had a wonderful family for his first 2 years.  He was spoiled and showered with love and attention.  But 6 months ago, all that changed.  Due to circumstances not revealed to us, he was given to a family member’s teenage son, and it’s been downhill ever since.  Solomon became very unhappy.  The boy stopped taking care of him.  Responsibility fell on his parents, who really didn’t want a dog.  Solomon tried to win them over in the only way a dog knows how to do – jumping up to give affection and to sit in their laps.  They just didn’t want any part of it.  We think he was physically punished for his “mistakes”, and he became extremely submissive.  The best thing that happened is that being a military family, they received orders to move cross-country, and they turned Solomon over to SCDR to find a better and more loving home.

Solomon is crate trained, house trained, and knows how to us the dog door.  For his first 2 years he slept in the big bed with his person, but for the last 6 months, he has been relegated to sleeping in a crate by himself in another room.  He really misses sleeping in the big bed.  He often used to sneak down the hall into the master bedroom and would hide under the night table.  (He was not allowed in the bedrooms.)

Solomon is shy when meeting new people.  He is OK with women, but he is still a little fearful of men.  His foster dad has been giving him extra attention, daily walks, yummy treats, and lots of love to help him get over his past life.  He loves lap-time and enjoys a good cuddle and snuggling under the blankets.  He will lavish his person’s face with lots of kisses if given the opportunity.  He loves going for walks, and is good in the car if he can ride in someone’s lap.  We don’t know how he feels about cats.

Solomon would be best suited for a home with empty nesters or with female teenage children - definitely no kids under 12 years of age.

Solomon is still bit insecure, having had to live in a home where it was made clear to him that he was not wanted.  He barks when excited, but not excessively.  He quiets on command.  He will greet people nicely, but if they reach for him, he may piddle a bit.  This is left over PTSD from his former mistreatment, and it is much improved over the time he’s been in foster care. 

Solomon is up to date with all vaccines, he’s microchipped, and has no known health issues, so he is now ready to find that perfect home.  If you are interested in Solomon, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax-deductible donation for Solomon is just $200.00

 

Name:  Charlie3932
Ages:  4.5 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie– 15 lbs.

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Name:  Felicity3933
Ages:  4.5 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie– 15 lbs.

*adoption pending*

CHARLIE AND FELICITY ARE A BONDED PAIR
AND MUST STAY TOGETHER

Charlie and Felicity are brother and sister littermates.  Both have had minor incidents of back injury due to being allowed to go up and down flights of stairs, and jumping off of furniture in their previous home.  When Felicity’s back went out one year after Charlie’s, the family asked SCDR to take both of them and find them a home without stairs. 

Charlie and Felicity came into rescue in October 2016, just after Felicity was injured.  With a medication regimen, physical therapy, and crate rest, she was up and walking in 19 days (a record recovery).  During the weeks that Felicity was on crate-rest, Charlie stayed by her side, sharing the large crate and not wanting to be without his sister.  It was heartwarming to see him comfort her.  While on “crate-rest”, Felicity developed a bladder infection.  This is common under the circumstances, and a trip to vet to confirm it revealed that she had crystals in her urine.  So, she must eat a prescription dog food (Royal Canin SO) for the rest of her life.  Charlie thought that what was in her bowl was better than his, so now they both eat the same prescription food.

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Charlie and Felicity are very loving and affectionate with each other.  They get along very well with their fellow foster dogs.  Felicity is very sweet, unassuming, and very gentle.  Charlie is the alpha of the pair, and will protect his sister if necessary.  We feel they will do best in a home without the chaos of children coming and going.  They need a quieter home environment.  Empty-nesters would be ideal for this beautiful pair.  They are not safe with cats or other small pets.  They enjoy time outdoors, basking in the sun, hunting squirrels and gophers, and exploring the yard. 

They like going for short walks, and like riding in the car.  They get very excited when they see their leashes come out.  Because they have both experienced some back trouble in the recent past, their ideal home would be a single story dwelling at ground level.  No upstairs condos, no bedrooms upstairs, just a couple of steps that can be easily ramped would be fine.  These two want to be wherever their people are.  Charlie and Felicity are crate trained.  They sleep in their crate together at night, but would much prefer to sleep in a large dog bed in the master bedroom.  

Their vaccinations are up-to-date, they are now healthy, and we made sure both of them are microchipped.  We will not consider separating them.  Do you have room in your heart and home for both of these sweet babies?  If you can give them the type of home they need, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Charlie and Felicity is $300.00 for both together

Name:  Brooklyn4003
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Brooklyn’s former owner is in jail.  He left her with a friend, but after almost 6 months, the reality sank in that he would not be coming back anytime soon, and the family Brooklyn came from broke up leaving her with nowhere to go.  The friend asked SCDR to find Brooklyn a good home, a quiet loving home, so she can put the past life behind her.  We agreed wholeheartedly.

Like most dachshunds, Brooklyn loves lap-time, but was very shy about it at first.  We don’t know what her life was like before the friend took her in, but Brooklyn has trust issues.  There must have been a lot of yelling and chaos in the home.  We are looking for a retired person(s) who have a quiet home, along with the love and patience to help Brooklyn forget the past.

Brooklyn is reliably house trained and has not a single accident inside.  She loves going for walks, and rides well in the car.  She goes into her crate with no complaints.  She would love a home with another dog her size to pal around with. 

Brooklyn is healthy, up to date on all her shots, and is now microchipped.  She is ready to find her forever family.  If you have the type of home Brooklyn needs, 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 Brooklyn is $150.00

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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

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Name: Cupcake 3955
Age: 2 years
D.O.B.:  11/03/2014
Color: Red Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 9.5 lbs.

Cupcake’s former owner worked long hours leaving her home alone six days a week.  She had very little spare time to give Cupcake the attention she needed.  Finally, she realized how unfair this was to Cupcake and contacted SCDR.  We were very happy to help Cupcake find a new home.

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

Cupcake does not like to be naked.  She likes being dressed up in party dresses, sweaters, and little t-shirts.  She is a real “fashionista”.  She even wears her clothes to bed. 

Cupcake gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, and is happy to share her daytime dog bed with any willing partner. S he would be okay as a single little princess, but only if her people didn’t work long hours.  Stay at home moms or folks who work from home would be ideal if she is a single pet.  She would prefer a home with a young, mellow male dachshund if she is to have a canine companion.  Her personality would be overwhelmed by a very dominant dog. 

Cupcake is house trained, and as such, she has been allowed to sleep in the big bed with her foster mom and foster siblings.  She likes to be under the covers, all up close and personal with you.  She learned how to use the dog door instantly.  She also walks nicely on a leash.  Cupcake wants to be wherever her person is and loves to cuddle on the sofa while you read or watch TV.  She worms her way behind you if you are sitting at a desk using the computer.  Cupcake is ready for anything you want to do.

Cupcake is playful, loving, friendly, knows what she wants and how to get it.  She is very easy to get along with and would be a good choice for a family with gentle older children (12 years and up).  We think she would be safe with a dog savvy cat.  If the cat doesn’t run, she probably won’t chase.  Most cats are bigger than Cupcake anyway. 

Cupcake is healthy, microchipped, and current on her vaccinations.  If you are interested in Cupcake, 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 Cupcake is $300.00

Name:  Honey 3958
Ages: 5 years
D.O.B.: 1/08/2012
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Small Standard - 18 lbs.

Name:  Heidi 3957
Ages: 5 years
D.O.B.: 1/08/2012
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Small Standard – 17 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Heidi and Honey are sisters and littermates that lost their home, because their elderly owners became too ill (both mentally and physically) to continue to care for them.  (This is what happens when people 80 years and over old buy puppies.)  Their one last act of loving kindness was to contact SCDR to help Heidi and Honey find a home together.  We were happy to make that promise.

Heidi and Honey are very loving and affectionate with each other.  They get along very well with their fellow foster dogs.  We feel they will do best in a home with a family that can give them lots of love and attention.  Children should be 8 years old and up.  They are avid players of “fetch”.  Toss a ball, a toy, etc. and they will run to get it and bring it back to you to throw again and again. 

They need a home all on one level, as they are very short and extra long, and should not be allowed to go up and down stairs.  This is preventive maintenance.  With proper care, they will remain healthy and active for 10 or more years.  Check out those chubby doxie feet and deep barrel chests of the classic dachshund.  They don’t come any better than this.

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They enjoy basking in the sun on the patio, going for walks and riding in the car.  They get very excited when they see their leashes come out.  Their vaccinations are up-to-date, they are healthy, and we made sure both of them are microchipped.  Their previous owners took excellent care of them and made sure they had annual dental cleanings.

Heidi and Honey are house trained and crate trained.  They sleep in their crate together at night, but would much prefer to sleep in a large dog bed in the master bedroom.  They absolutely love to hang out on the living room couch, keeping watch out the window for passersby, or cuddling under a blanket amongst the throw pillows, or enjoying a nice belly-rub and ear massage while you watch TV.  These are super easy girls.

We will NOT consider separating them.  Do you have room in your heart and home for both of these sweet sisters?  If you can give Heidi and Honey the type of home they need, 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 Heidi and Honey is $400 for both together

Name: Snoopy 3876
Age: 11 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Chubby Mini – 13 lbs.

*adoption pending*

We rescued Snoopy, a chubby mini senior doxie from a shelter in Central California.  The only information we were given was that he was turned in by his owners.  His chances of being adopted from this shelter were zero to none.  We love the chubby little seniors, so it was our pleasure to help Snoopy.

Within 24 hours of arriving in his foster home, he came down with Kennel Cough.  His vet visit for a dental had to be postponed until he was healthy.  He spent his first week in rescue sequestered in a back bedroom to keep the other dogs in the foster home from getting sick.  But once he felt better, he was allowed to go everywhere in the house and to socialize with everyone.

While Snoopy was sick, we put a little sweatshirt on him to keep his chest warm and ease the discomfort of the respiratory infection.  Once he was well, he didn’t like being without it, and would sit by the washer/dryer until we put it back on him.  Who knew Snoopy didn’t like to be naked?

Snoopy 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 privacy of his crate for nighttime sleeping to that of sharing the big bed with his foster siblings.

Snoopy enjoys his walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car.  Despite his chronological age, Snoopy is way more active than some of his younger foster brothers and sisters.  He has the activity level of a dog half his age. 

Snoopy 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 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.”

Snoopy’s vaccines are up-to-date. He has had a complete dental, and is microchipped.  Anyone who adopts Snoopy is going to be truly blessed.  He is one in a million.  If you are interested in adopting Snoopy, 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 Snoopy 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: Linkin 3942
Age: 9 years
Color:  Red Brindle
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 12 lbs. (underweight but gaining weight)

*adoption pending*

THIS DOG IS BEING FOSTERED IN THE SAN DIEGO AREA

We rescued Linkin from a shelter in San Diego.  He was picked up stray for the third time, and this time, his family refused to come get him again.  He came to us a bit malnourished and underweight.  Shelter management felt he would be better off going to a rescue group as he “wasn’t perfect”.  Their loss is your gain.  Linkin is a super happy dachshund, and we are delighted to help him find a loving home.  We think he might have some Italian Greyhound in his heritage, giving him a uniquely handsome look.

Linkin’s foster mom writes:  “Linkin is quiet, and thankful just to be near you.  He'll gladly sit up for a treat.  He sleeps very quietly in his crate at night, but loves to jump in the big bed, with the rest of the dogs, after breakfast, for a little while.  He likes to sit on my lap or behind me on my office chair, when I'm working at the computer.  He just wants to have someone that loves him and will keep him safe.

Linkin is crate trained, and house trained.  He is dog-door savvy and has only had one indoor accident since going to his foster home (on the first day).  Linkin sleeps through the night in a crate in the master bedroom.  He 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.  He rarely barks.  However, he does have a touch of separation anxiety when his people have to leave him home alone.  For this reason he waits for their return in his crate in the house never left with access to outside lest he try to use his “Houdini Wienie” escape skills. 

Linkin gets very excited when it’s time to go for a walk, and is getting a remedial course in walking nicely on the leash instead of pulling.  He loves “goforarides” in the car.  Families with children 8 years old and up would be great with Linkin.  And if you live in a home with stairs, no problem!  Linkin is slightly taller than average, so stairs are not an issue for him. 

Linkin also loves to run and play.  Here's a video of him playing with his friends at his foster home:

 
 

The ideal home for Linkin would have the following qualities:

Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home or can take your dog to work.  Retirees who take your dog with you everywhere would be most excellent.
Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
Another dog for play and companionship.
A very secure INDOOR place for Linkin to be when no one is at home.
Applicants must be between 25 and 75 years of age.
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

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

The tax deductible donation for Linkin is $175.00

Name: Biggy Smalls 3903
Age: 1 yr. 8 mo.
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 $400.00

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

*adoption pending*

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