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LAST UPDATED: 05-25-17

Name:  Happy Jack  3974
Age:  1 year
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 25 lbs.

Happy Jack is being fostered in the Fresno, CA area.

Our Central CA Rep received a call from our volunteer, Natasha, asking if she could please pull Happy Jack from Central CA SPCA.  Happy Jack’s time was up and he was going to be euthanized just because he ended up at the high kill shelter, and he had some mild skin issues (the skin issues are cleared up now).  Natasha couldn’t let him die, so we said yes she could pull Happy Jack and foster him.

Happy Jack got his name for a reason.  He is a happy, goofy, sweet boy.  We feel he would be a nice family dog.  And Happy Jack is good with other dogs who are smaller than him.

Jack is good on leash and he is also good in the car and he enjoys going for rides in the car.

We don’t know what Jack’s heritage is.  Our guess is possibly dachshund/boxer or dachshund/terrier or dachshund/boxer/lab. Y our guess is as good as ours.  What we do know is that Happy Jack is a really nice dog deserving of a wonderful forever home.  And Jack has another plus, because he is a dachshund mix and his legs are longer so stairs will never be an issue.

Happy Jack is neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated.  If you are interested in adopting Happy Jack, please email Janice at rplsecr@yahoo.com and complete our online application using the button below.

The tax deductible donation for Happy Jack is $125.00

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Name:  Bunny  3871
Age:  4 years
Color:  Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.

good with cats!

Bunny is being fostered in the Fresno, CA area

Bunny ended up as a stray in a small town that does very few adoptions out of the shelter.  Prior to Bunny doing her stray hold through the shelter, people in that town had seen Bunny wandering the streets for a few weeks.  We jumped at the chance to help this gorgeous little girl find the perfect, forever home. We almost hated to post her on our website knowing what a frenzy a young, tiny, female, brindle would create. Purebred brindle dachshunds are rare, and a tiny, purebred, brindle female who is super sweet as well is even rarer. 

Bunny is great with other dogs and she would like another small dog in her adoptive home.  We will consider potential adopters who have another small dog.  If you are looking for a pair, Bunny is friends with Happy Jack in her foster home.  Happy Jack is also available for adoption in the listing above.

Bunny is good on a leash and she enjoys going for walks.  She is also good in the car and she enjoys going for rides in the car.

Bunny is very sweet but because of her small size she could be injured by a small child.  We will consider families with respectful children ages 10 and up.

Bunny has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.  If you are interested in adopting Bunny, please email Janice at rplsecr@yahoo.com and complete our online application using the button below. 

The tax deductible donation for Bunny is $400.00
(Bunny and Happy Jack together are only $450.00)

a love story!

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

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

daniel and candy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*adoption Pending*

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jett and Sophia are healthy, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  All they need is a home of their own again.  If you can give them the type of home they need, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Jett and Sophia is $250.00

*adoption Pending*

Name: Gracie4098
Age: 12.5 years
D.O.B.: 9/12/2004
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Name: Roxy4099
Age: 12.5 years
D.O.B.: 9/12/2004
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

gracie and roxy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

Gracie and Roxy lost their home through no fault of their own.  Their family fell on hard-times, lost their home, and was forced to find an affordable rental, and unfortunately, they could not have pets.  At their age, Gracie and Roxy should be enjoying a comfortable “retirement”, but instead found themselves in a foster home hoping for a home of their own again.

Gracie and Roxy have been together for over 12 years.  They are littermates 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.  Gracie is warming up to people, but Roxy 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.  Gracie is the alpha of the two, and is protective of her sister.

Gracie and Roxy are crate trained and house trained.  They learned the dog door after watching a few of their fellow foster dogs go out and in.  They love going for walks and ride nicely in the car.  Their favorite thing is to burrow in a fluffy blanket and lounge on the sofa.  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.

Gracie and Roxy 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 children over 12 years old.  They are well socialized and would be fine with another 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 is required.

Adopt Gracie and Roxy for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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

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

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

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

Amos is getting a crash-course in house training.  He is crate trained.  He walks well on a leash and enjoys outdoor adventures.  He is good in the car if he can ride shotgun in someone’s lap.  He gives wonderful kisses and loves to roll over and have his tummy rubbed.  He is sweetness and light.

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

Amos is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and had a dental.  If you can provide Amos with a wonderful home, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Amos is $200.00

Name: Bunny 3951
Age: 8.5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Bunny’s owner moved in with family members.  Unfortunately, the “pet deposit” and increase in the monthly rent for having a pet made taking Bunny with them unaffordable.  So, they contact us and asked if we could take Bunny.  We agreed in a New York Minute.

Bunny is absolutely wonderful.  She is house trained and knows the doggie door.  She is crate trained and sleeps soundly all night in her crate, sometimes alone, sometimes with a companion.  She loves her warm and cozy little bed as well.  She goes outside through the dog door immediately upon rising. . . . no questions asked.  She gets along with other dogs in her foster home, likes children over 8 years old, and enjoys playing with toys.  She lived with cats in her previous home, so we are hoping she can get along with other cats. 

Bunny is a good eater. (A trait always appreciated by foster moms.)  Bunny is also the consummate lap dog.  She loves to cuddle and get belly rubs.  She wants to sleep in the big bed with her people, but is willing to settle for either a cozy crate with a comfy mattress or her soft dog bed with her special blankie for the time being.

Bunny is also a good little watchdog, alerting the household if the postman or UPS delivery guy is lurking nearby.  She makes friends with visitors very quickly.  Her foster mom describes her as, “A pleasure to have, fun to be around, and quite smart. . . “

Bunny is fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had complete dental.  If you are interested in Bunny, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Bunny is $150.00

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Name:  Julie 4059
Age: 7 years
Color: Red Piebald
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Micro-Mini – 6.7 lbs.

What does 6.7 pounds of sugar look like?  Meet Julie.  Julie was picked up stray by animal control with no tags, no chip, emaciated and neglected.  She did some pretty hard time in the shelter, getting moved around to different kennels and ending up in the big barking dog area, her little body shaking with terror.  As soon as SCDR became aware of this sweet baby's plight, we wrapped our virtual arms around her, but it was still several days till she could be released.  We have her now, and we're busy spiffing her up, taking her shopping, and spoiling her silly!  Doesn’t she look pretty in pink?

Julie is a perfect little bag dog. She loves to tuck into a tote and go everywhere with you. She's so petite and pretty people can't help but smile when they see her. She likes to wrap herself around your shoulder, and feel your breath and heartbeat against her.

Julie came into rescue with an eye condition called luxated lens, which is basically a displacement of the lens. She had surgery to correct this problem on April 7th.  From this point on, Julie requires eye drops twice a day to keep her beautiful baby-blues healthy. She's very cooperative about it, so it's no big deal. It’s just part of the routine.

Julie's mission in life is to please her person.  She is such a good girl, and as soon as she figures out what you want her to do, she is happy to comply.  When you come home, she does a silly little happy wiggle-butt dance that will make your whole day.  Any opportunity to cuddle with you, and kiss you with her tiny little tongue, will make Julie's whole day.

Julie gets along fine with other dogs, as long as they’re not too rough with her. She is so gentle and delicate we doubt she would bother a cat.  Most cats are bigger than she is anyway.

At night, Julie's happy place is to curl up next to your pillow.  She will sleep in a dog bed, if necessary, but won't be as happy.  Julie enjoys walks and rides in the car, or basically, anything that is shared with her special person - YOU!

Is Julie a doxie?  Yeah!......mostly. All we know is that she is 100% adorable and lovable.

The lucky person who takes Julie home forever will be blessed with a lifetime of unconditional love and comedy.

The ideal home for Julie 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 (male) for play and companionship. She would even be able to live with cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Julie to be when no one is at home.
  • Applicants must be between 30 and 70 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, but we will consider families with gentle children 12 years and up.

Julie is fully vaccinated, and microchipped, and is ready for a new home.  If you can provide the type of home Julie 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 Julie is $300.00

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Name: Camille 4068
Age: 2 years
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

*adoption pending*

When one of SCDR’s volunteers spotted Camille listed on the Camarillo Shelter website, she immediately contacted us and requested we rescue her.  We jumped at the chance to get this girl out of the shelter and into a home of her own again.  A few phone calls later, Camille (now known as Cami) was on her way to her new life. 

Cami is a "Super Sized" dachshund.  Her heritage appears to be Dachshund and Bassett Hound.  She is very long and low. She loves the other dachshunds in her foster home, and plays well with them.  She loves to give kisses and cuddle in any available lap.  She likes to sleep in the big bed, under the covers, up close and personal.  She also enjoys lots of petting and belly rubs.  Check out those big paws.

Cami appears to be crate trained and reliably house trained.  She walks well on a leash and loves rides in the car.  She will steal your heart.  She is safe with children over 10 years old.  She is not good with babies or toddlers.  We don’t know how she is with cats. 

Cami is a wonderful family companion.  She is extremely intelligent as well as affectionate.  If you desire the love and admiration of the standard sized dachshund, Cami is your “dream come true”.  Cami does have a bit of separation anxiety, but this will probably dissipate over time.  Very often dogs from the shelter are traumatized by the experience, and lots of love and patience is required to get them through it.  Folks who work from home would be ideally suited for Cami.

Cami is healthy, her vaccines are up-to-date, and she’s microchipped.  Her coat is lush and sparkles in the sunshine.  She has the most wonderful and velvety soft ears, a gift from her Bassett parent.  Needless to say, we think Cami is fabulous.

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

The tax deductible donation for Cami is $300.00

Name:  Rusty 4070
Age: approx. 5 years
Color:  Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Rusty was rescued by a Good Samaritan who found him walking along a deserted road, nobody else in site.  He had no collar or tags.  He took him to his vet to be scanned for a microchip. Nothing detected.  His coat was badly matted, toenails growing into his pads, and both ears infected.  (Not neutered either.)  Efforts to locate an owner were fruitless.  Although he really liked Rusty a lot, he already had 2 dachshunds of his own and he could not keep Rusty.  We were more than delighted to take Rusty into our rescue program.

Despite everything, Rusty is one fabulous dog.  He is crate trained, 100% 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 12 years old, and can be an “only dog” if his people don’t work long hours away from home.  He enjoys adult company.  He is not overly fond of cats.  We think he may have been an outside dog prior to coming into rescue.  However, he adjusted to inside living in one day.

Rusty is a huge cuddler!  Snuggly and sweet on the sofa and must sleep right next to you in the big bed all night kind of guy.  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.  Rusty is well socialized with other dachshunds and is a welcome guest in his multi-dog foster home. 

As Rusty is a longhaired dachshund, previous experience with a longhair is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and grooming to look his absolute best.  As we said earlier, he was very matted and dirty when he came to his foster home.  Although a bit hesitant, he was cooperative in letting his foster mom groom him gently and get all the mats out and clean his ears.  He is fine during a quick daily brushing to keep the mats at bay.

Rusty is now healthy, his vaccines are up to date, has had a dental cleaning, and he is now microchipped.  Rusty 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.  When he arrived in rescue, his front-right paw was ouchy and had a filthy bandage on it.  Our vet could find nothing more than a touch of swelling in his ankle and prescribed an NSAID for a week.  No further problems have been observed.

If you are interested in Rusty, 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 Rusty is $200.00

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Name: Angelo 4069
Age:  2 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Angelo was picked up stray and taken to the West Valley shelter in Los Angeles where he waited and waited for his people to come find him and take him home.  They never showed up.  As luck would have it, our representative happened to be surfing the web and spotted his listing, so she got up at the crack of dawn to be at the shelter when they opened to rescue this sweet boy the very next day.  We could not believe his family didn’t even bother to look for him.  Their loss, your gain.

Isn’t Angelo super handsome? Look at those big brown puppy-dog eyes.  Don’t let his sad face fool you.  Angelo is a happy in his foster home where there are other youngish dachshunds willing to play with him.  Angelo 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.

Angelo was not house trained when he arrived at his foster home, but he is doing much better as time goes by and he gets regular potty reminder times during the day as well as praise and rewards for a job well done.  His new family will have to be committed to continuing to reinforce good potty habits.

Angelo 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.  He cannot be an “only dog”.  He needs canine as well as human companionship.

The ideal home for Angelo would have the following qualities:

  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
  • Another dog for play and companionship.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Angelo to be when no one is at home.
  • A single level home with a dog door to a secure back yard.
  • Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

Angelo is currently sleeping in the big bed with his foster mom and her tribe.  Angelo 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.  But he is very active and may want to chase the kitty rather than make friends.)

Angelo is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  If you can provide Angelo 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 Angelo is $300.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Ramon is $250.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Maleah is $125.00

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Name: Lola 4052
Age: 10 years
Color: Red/Cream
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Mini – 13 lbs.

Lola’s owner passed away, and she was left alone in the empty house for several days while the family decided what to do about her.  A neighbor saved the day by taking Lola into her home with the family’s blessing.  Unfortunately, her resident dog took great offense to Lola’s presence, so she contacted us, and we happily agreed to take Lola under our wing.

Lola is house trained, crate trained, and knows how to use a dog door.  She walks nicely on leash and really enjoys her morning and evening casual strolls.  She is good on car rides and likes going to new places.  She is shy meeting new people, but warms up quickly.  She gets along very well with her fellow foster dogs.  Lola is used to sleeping in her pink dog bed and even shares it with another senior dachshund at times.  She would not mind being invited to sleep in the big bed with her people.

Lola would be happiest in a quiet home with a retired couple and one other dog, or she can be your one-and-only if you are home most of the time.  She would like a dog door and a nice back yard where she can run and play or sun herself on the patio. 

Lola’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s had a complete dental, and she has been microchipped.  If you are interested in adopting Lola, 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 Lola is $150.00

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Name: Samson 4010
Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 03/10/2008
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Samson was marked for death at the Humane Society out in San Bernardino.  He had been there for a long time, and no one expressed interest in him or even glanced at him.  His kennel-mates had come and gone to be adopted leaving him sitting alone and depressed.  SCDR stepped up to save him.  And boy, are we glad we did!  Just look at that sweet face.

Samson loves everyone and gets along with most of the other dogs at his foster home.  (He doesn’t like the young, frisky ones jumping on him when he’s napping, and will let them know they have to respect their elders.)  He loves to go on walks.  Get his leash out and he’s as excited as a puppy to go.  He is a very sweet boy who does not act his age.  You would never believe he is 8 years old when meeting him.

Samson is house trained and dog-door savvy.  He is fine sleeping in the large crate in the master bedroom for now, but would prefer the comfort of sleeping in the big bed with his people.  He also needs a home all on one level, no stairs for this boy.  It would be a big risk for back injury for him at his age.

Samson would like to have a mild mannered female companion in his new forever home.  Or he could be an “only dog” if his people didn’t leave him alone at home for long periods of time.  Are you retired?  Samson would be a perfect companion for you. 

Samson is safe with gentle children over 8 years old.  Samson has also proven himself to be an avid hunter, checking the wood pile and behind bushes for rodents, lizards, and other unwelcome intruders.  He is not safe with cats or other small furry pets.

Samson’s vaccines are up-to-date, he’s been neutered, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Samson, 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 Samson is only $150.00

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 bring his weight back to where it should be.  His ribs no longer show, his coat has improved tremendously, 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.  You can see how thin he used to be.

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: Freckles
Age:  approx. 10 years
Color: Black & White
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

Safe with Cats!

Freckles’ owner has passed away.  Friends of the family are taking care of her, but she really needs a permanent, loving home.  They have asked us to help Freckles find a home of her own again.

Freckles is a Dachshund/Jack Russell Terrier mix, and has the best of both breeds.  She is highly intelligent, plays with toys, loves to play fetch with a ball, really loves going for walks.  She greets people nicely and gets along with other dogs and cats after careful introductions.  Her caregivers think she is best suited for a retired person, but with her personality and talents, she could be a sweet family dog if the children are older, dog-savvy and respectful.  She could potentially be a “therapy dog”, as she has lots of experience from living at the convalescent facility. 

Freckles is very dedicated and loyal to her person/family.  She will follow you everywhere.  In the past, she even warned her owner when the stove was left on accidently.  She is watchful and patient.

Freckles is house trained and knows how to use the doggy door to go outside.  She sleeps in a dog bed in the master bedroom, but would not mind being invited to sleep in the big bed with her people.

Freckles would be perfect for condo or apartment dwellers that fancy a large dog breed, but need a smaller dog to comply with residential restrictions.  She could be an “only dog” or have a dog or cat companion

Freckles’ vaccines are current and she is healthy.  If you are interested in Freckles, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Freckles is $100.00

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:  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

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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:  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