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LAST UPDATED: 10-13-17

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Name:  Trevor4190
Age: 11 years
D.O.B.:  06/12/2006
Color: Red Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

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

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

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

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

Trevor believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  He adjusted instantly to his new foster home, exploring every nook and cranny, and exiting to the back yard through the dog door, like he’d always lived there.  He is reliably house trained.  He prefers a big cushy dog bed for nighttime sleeping, under the covers. 

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Trevor is only $150.00

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Name:  Schatze4193
Age:  8.5 Years
D.O.B.:  01/17/09
Color:  Red Sable
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.

If Schatze were human, he’d be a movie star.  He has a very expressive face and eyes.  Add to that a loving personality, and you have the perfect dachshund. 

Schatze’s former owner was hospitalized for 5 long months and Schatze waited for her return in a foster home.  Finally, she was released from the hospital, and Schatze went home.  But it was short-lived.  Just a few months later, his owner passed away.  Schatze’s foster mom contacted us and asked if we would take him into our rescue program and find him a permanent, loving home.  We wholeheartedly agreed.

If you love the longhaired dachshunds, Schatze is the perfect doxie for you!  Gentle and sweet, Schatze is very easygoing with a wonderful temperament, happy, kissy and friendly with everyone he meets.  He gets along well with the other doxie in his foster home.  We think he’d be fine in a home with children over 10 years old, as long as they are gentle and respectful with him.

Crate trained and 100% house trained, Schatze would do equally well in a single level house or a ground-floor apartment/condo.  He would love to live with a retired person or someone who is home much of the time.  He is happy to sleep in his little dog bed at night—and often lays down there during the day to nap. Schatze would love a home with a mature female dachshund.  He is happiest with a sweet canine companion to share his life with.

Microchipped and current on his vaccinations, Schatze are ready for his forever home.  He recently had a dental too, so he gives sweet kisses.  If you would like to give him a home for the rest of his life, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

The tax-deductible donation for Schatze is $175.00

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Name:  Dash 3966
Age: 5 years
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 9 lbs.

~ DASH IS BEING FOSTERED IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA ~

Dash made his way to SCDR (along with his mother) via a backyard breeder who decided to pursue another business, thankfully.  We named him Dash for obvious reasons, as he is so dashingly handsome!!  He’s a 5 year old energetic, hidden dapple red male.  He is a mini, at approximately 9 lbs. and will still need to add a little more weight.

Dash follows his foster mom with such a submissive, sweet spirited nature!  He loves to cuddle on the sofa, nap in the bed, but he is also crate trained at night.  We believe he would really like to sleep in the big bed at night if invited to do so.

Dash loves going on walks and does well on a leash with no pulling (which we always appreciate).  He loves to play with other dogs and looks forward to meeting them.  Dash has never met a person he didn’t like.  He doesn’t know what to do with toys, because he likely didn’t get them as a puppy.

Dash loves to eat! (What dachshund doesn’t?)  He is OK sharing a “community bowl” if he has to, but much prefers his own portion in a bowl by itself.

Dash is getting a refresher course in house training and is doing well, but his new family will have to be committed to continuing to take him outside on a regular schedule so he can continue to establish good potty habits.

Dash is healthy, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  He has had a complete dental, and did not lose any teeth. 

If you are interested in providing Dash a wonderful home, please contact Jenaveve at creative.veve@comcast.net.  An adoption and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Dash is $300.00

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Name:  Arries4189
Age:  6 years
Color:  Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs..

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Arries is $200.00

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Name:  Daphne4116
Age: 2 years
D.O.B.:  8/06/2015
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Darling Daphne was dumped at a Central California shelter very pregnant and in active labor.  The shelter personnel contacted us after several of the puppies were stillborn, and ask us to take her into our rescue program.  We jumped into action to get this girl out of the shelter and to a vet for emergency medical assistance.  A few phone calls later, Daphne was on her way to our vet.  Unfortunately, we were too late.  All the remaining puppies were stillborn.  The vet could not save them, but he was able to save Daphne.

Daphne 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.  She would like a home with a playful male dachshund companion.

Daphne 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 6 years old.  She is not good with babies or toddlers.  She is definitely not safe with cats.  

Daphne is a wonderful family companion.  She is extremely intelligent as well as affectionate.  If you desire the love and admiration of the ideal dachshund, Daphne is your “dream come true”.  Daphne 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 Daphne.

Daphne 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.  Needless to say, we think Daphne is fabulous.

If you can provide a loving home for Daphne, 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 Daphne is $400.00

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Name: Nora4118
Age: 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 9.3 lbs.

Nora was brought to the Fresno Humane Society by people claiming to have found her.  Efforts to locate Nora’s owners proved fruitless.  She had no tags or microchip.  We suspect the folks who dropped her off at the shelter were actually her owners who didn’t want to deal with Nora’s medical problem.  Nora had an inguinal hernia the size of a baseball.  If left untreated, the bowel could twist and Nora would die a very painful death.  The wonderful folks at Fresno Humane asked us to take Nora into our rescue program, and we agreed.  We were delighted to rescue her and took her straight to our vet for treatment.  The surgery went off without a hitch and she was spayed at the same time.  Now Nora is ready for a home of her own. 

Nora is the new “queen” at her foster home.  Her manners are impeccable.  Her youthful spirit is always up for some good friendly puppy-like playtime with any other dog that wants to run for fun.  She does prefer to play with the boys more than the girls.  She is quiet most of the time and is very smart.  She learned the dog door the very first time she saw another dog use it. 

Nora is very curious and loves to explore her surroundings.  She is playful and happy. Nora loves to go for walks, and she is a very good girl on car rides.  She would make a wonderful family pet with children over 8 years old.  She would be fine as an “only dog” if her people didn’t leave her home alone for long periods of time.  Or she could have a mellow male companion dachshund to cuddle with and keep her company when the family must leave her at home.

Nora is up-to-date on her vaccines, has been microchipped, and has had a dental.  If you can give Nora a loving 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 Nora is $175.00

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Name:  Charlize4182
Age:  18 months
D.O.B.:  03/01/2016
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Mini – 13 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Poor Charlize, only a year and a half and already been through 3 homes.  She came from a back yard breeder who didn’t even know what a “piebald” is.  (They called her a “calico” dachshund.)  Then she went to someone who had her for a few months, and then gave her to an elderly couple as a companion for their elderly, epileptic dachshund.  Charlize was way too active for the other dog, and the elderly couple could not deal with a high-energy puppy, so they put her on tranquilizers.  (Yes, we were appalled to learn this too.)  Finally, they came to the realization that this was not working out for any of them.  Thankfully, Charlize came to SCDR to find a proper, loving, and forever home.

Charlize is getting a refresher course in house training and now knows how to use a dog door.  (Her previous owners taught her to use piddle pads – they were too ill and elderly to take her for walks or to escort her outside to potty in the yard.)  She will need a family dedicated to continuing her potty schedule so she can be successful.

Charlize needs some help with leash training to control her pulling.  We are working on this.  She is good on car rides.  She is still a little in shock at having lost yet another home.  She is shy at first but warms up toward female visitors.  She likes the other dachshunds in her foster home.  We don’t know about cats.  Charlize likes to sleep in her crate at night, often putting herself to bed without being told.  She rolls herself up in her little blanket like a sausage.

Do you want a dog that plays “fetch”?  Charlize is your gal.  She loves her little “Chuck-It” ball and carries it everywhere with her.  She loves squeaky toys, but will gut a stuffed animal in 60 seconds.

The home for Charlize needs to have the following qualities:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
  • An all female household.  Charlize does not like men, no way, no how.  We don’t know why.
  • Previous dachshund experience is a big plus.
  • Another dog for play and companionship. (optional – she’d be fine as an “only dog”.)
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Charlize to be when no one is at home.
  • Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 10 years old.

Charlize is mildly overweight.  She is on a measured amount diet along with daily exercise and walks which will help her regain her girlish figure.  Charlize came to SCDR with a severe bladder infection.  Urine tests revealed crystals in her urine.  She has been treated successfully with antibiotics.  To prevent another bladder infection, or developing bladder stones, in the future, Charlize eats a prescription dog food designed to keep the urinary tract healthy.  This is a lifetime commitment. (Royal Canin Urinary SO for Small Dogs).  We mix it with a little Hill’s Prescription CD chicken stew.  Charlize thinks this is very yummy, and licks her bowl clean.

Charlize’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped.  If you can give Charlize a wonderful home, 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 Charlize is $450.00

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Name: Franky3856
Age: 12 years
D.O.B.: 07/24/2004
Color: Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

SAFE WITH CATS!

Franky was left homeless when the children went off to college and his owner sold her home and down-sized to a small condo in a retirement community.  No pets allowed.  Family members didn’t want him and his owner threatened to put him down unless a home was found quickly.  SCDR stepped up to save him.  And boy, are we glad we did!  Just look at that sweet face.

Franky loves his toys and will carry one around with him. 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 12 years old when meeting him.

Franky is house trained and dog-door savvy.  He prefers the comfort of sleeping in the big bed with his foster mom and siblings.  He would be willing to settle for a big club chair and a fluffy comforter if the big bed is not an option.  His old bones and joints can’t handle sleeping on the cold floor anymore.  He also needs a home all on one level, no stairs for this boy.  It would be a big risk for back or hip injury for him at his age.

Franky would like to have a mild mannered female companion in his new forever home.  Franky is safe with gentle children over 8 years old, and he could care less about cats.  His foster home has several cats, and basically he ignores them.  Franky is a lover, not a fighter.

Franky’s vaccines are up-to-date, he’s been neutered, had a complete dental, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Franky, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and adoption application are required.

Franky can be adopted for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for April is $150.00

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Name: Elvis4137
Ages:  6 years
D.O.B.:  7/26/2011
Color: Brindle Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Elvis lost his home when his owners were evicted from their rental home and were forced to move in with relatives out-of-state.  The family’s big dogs were not a safe bet for a small dachshund.  We were happy to step up and offer to take Elvis into rescue.

Elvis is very handsome and has a very unusual coloring– brindle stripes with piebald white with ticking (speckles) chest and legs.  He is sweet and tries very hard to please his people.  He is crate trained and as house-trained as a typical dachshund can be.  Although he sleeps quietly in his crate at night, he would very much like to be invited to share the big bed with his people. 

We are looking for a family who can give him a lot of attention and lots of love.  He needs a home with a yard and a dog door so he can continue his good potty habits.  He absolutely cannot be apartment/condo dog.  He will alert you to every passerby.  Apartments and condos have too much foot-traffic to make this practical.  He loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car if he has a lap to sit in.  He also needs a home all on one level - no flights of stairs, as he is extra short (check out those stubby little legs) and extra long, making him more susceptible to possible back injury.

Elvis can be a mellow couch-potato most of the time, but he does have a high prey-drive and needs a home with no other small pets – no Chihuahuas, cats, birds, rodents, or reptiles.  No barnyard animals either – i.e. no chickens, no pet turkeys, etc.  Elvis is a very enthusiastic hunter.

Elvis would love to have a female canine companion, either a dachshund or bigger breed (beagle, basset, or terrier).  Elvis is current on his vaccines and is microchipped.

If you can provide a good home for Elvis, 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 Elvis is $200.00

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Name:  Harry 4168
Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 08/10/2008
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Both of Harry’s owners died and a family friend volunteered to take Harry and find him a home.  However, when Harry arrived at his home, he noticed something really peculiar.  Harry had a big fatty cyst dangling from his chest like a baseball hanging from a rope and dragging on the floor.  Not only was it unattractive, it interfered with Harry’s ability to walk properly.  A quick call to SCDR, and we took Harry into our rescue program.  After all, we love the seniors, and a harmless lipoma was no deterrent.  Within 24 hours, Harry was at the vet getting “the works” (e.g. vaccines, microchip, dental, and removed the offensive cyst).  Harry is now good as new. . . . and actually feeling better than he has in a long time.

Harry 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 9 years old when meeting him.

Harry 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.

Harry 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?  Harry would be a perfect companion for you. 

Harry is safe with gentle children over 8 years old.  We don’t know if he is safe with cats or other small furry pets.

Harry’s vaccines are up-to-date, he’s had a dental, cyst removal, and is microchipped.  If you are interested in Harry, 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 Harry is only $175.00

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Name: Molly4138
Ages:  6 years
D.O.B.:  7/26/2011
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 13 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Molly lost her home when her owners were evicted from their rental home and were forced to move in with relatives out-of-state.  The relative’s big dogs were not a safe bet for a small dachshund.  We were happy to step up and offer to take Molly into rescue.

Molly is a perfectly proportioned miniature dachshund.  She is sweet and tries very hard to please her people.  She 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. 

We are looking for a family who can give her a lot of attention and lots of love.  She needs a home with a yard and a dog door so she can continue her good potty habits.  She absolutely cannot be apartment/condo dog.  She will alert you to every passerby with a high-pitched squeal-bark.  She loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car if she has a lap to sit in.  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.  She loves to snuggle on the couch or in the big bed.  Keeping her from jumping down from there is a challenge.

Molly is very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured.  She squeals with delight at the prospect of going for a walk.  She does have a high prey-drive, and she enjoys exploring the back yard in search of lizards, birds, and rodents.  She is an excellent ratter.  Therefore, she is not safe with cats, pet birds, small furry pets (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs), or pet reptiles. 

Molly would love to have a male canine companion, either a dachshund or bigger breed (beagle, basset, or terrier).  No small yappy dogs (chihuahuas, yorkies, etc.)  She is safe with children over 8 years old.

Molly is current on his vaccines and is microchipped.  If you can provide a good home for Molly 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 Molly is $250.00

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Name:  Charlie 4151
Age:  7 years
D.O.B.:  01/11/2010
Color:  English Cream
Coat: Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Once upon a time, Charlie had a wonderful home where he was loved, cuddled and spoiled, but then a baby joined the family.  Everything was fine until the baby became a toddler, then all bets were off.  Charlie did not like being chanced, poked, pulled, and generally harassed by the little child.  So, before something truly awful happened, Charlie’s family asked us to take him into rescue to find him a “child-free” home.  We agreed.

Charlie is a happy boy who enjoys a quiet home environment.  Charlie believes friendship is earned, not a given, so it took him a few days to adjust to his foster home.  But once he did, he became the consummate lap-dog.  He loves to share the big recliner with his foster mom.  He sleeps in a cushy dog bed in the master bedroom.  Sometimes he prefers the privacy and security of sleeping under the big bed.  He is safe with children over 10 years old, but regards cats as some alien life-form that must be eliminated from his immediate area.  He is not fond of big dogs either.

Charlie likes women best.  He is a little afraid of men.  We don’t know why, but we are working on it.  He loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car.  He is not especially demanding and is content to observe the comings and goings of the household.  Charlie has allergies that would improve greatly by living in a grass-free, desert environment.  No grass and a low pollen count would be extremely beneficial to him.  He must eat a prescription dog food, Hill’s HD, and occasionally needs an antihistamine if he accidently eats something he is not supposed to or if he gets a flea bite.  We recommend using Revolution (topical) to prevent fleas from bothering him, or Trifexis oral medication would work as well.

We would prefer to place Charlie with “empty nesters” or a family that has older children.  He is not an apartment/condo dog.  He needs a dog door and access to a fenced yard.  He is 100% house trained.  Charlie would enjoy having a female dachshund for companionship.  We are actually looking for a home in the Palm Springs area.  Being allergic to grass is a big factor.

If you can provide the type of home Charlie needs, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868.  A completed adoption application and home check are required. 

The tax-deductible donation for Charlie is $275.00

Name:  Hansel 4141
Ages:  9 years
D.O.B.:  02/10/2008
Color:  Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Tweenie – 24 lbs.

Name:  Gretel 4142
Ages:  9 years
D.O.B.:  02/10/2008
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 17 lbs.

hansel and gretel are a bonded pair & cannot be separated

NO CATS OR SMALL FURRY PETS OR BARNYARD ANIMALS

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

Hansel and Gretel are very sweet and well-behaved.  At first, they were skittish.  They had never been away from the only home they ever knew before, and they didn’t know what to expect.  They are crate trained, and as house trained as any dachshund can be.  They need a home with a yard and a dog door.  They cannot be apartment/condo dogs.  There is just too much outside noise and foot-traffic, because of the close proximity of other residences.

Gretel is never far from Hansel at any time.  They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They share a fluffy blanket in a crate at night, but desire to sleep in their over-sized dog bed once they are settled in their new home.  Hansel and Gretel are safe with gentle children over 10 years old. 

Hansel and Gretel are very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured.  They love to just lie around, bask in the sun, but they are ever-ready for a walk or adventure in the car.  In their previous home, they were fed “cheap” food that was left out 24/7.  This caused them both to over-eat and become obese.  They are now on a portion controlled diet, and are eating Natural Balance FAT DOGS and are slimming down nicely.  They get two nice walks a day to help burn off that excess baggage they are both carrying around.

Unfortunately, these two carpet-sharks have no trouble going after cats.  Despite their girth, they are hunters, and no furry, feathered, or reptilian pets are safe with them on patrol.  They are dachshunds from the “old school”.

Hansel and Gretel are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped.  If you can give them a loving home together, please complete the online applications and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them.  

The tax deductible donation for Hansel and Gretel is $300.00 for both

Name:  Rosie 4140
Age: 2.5 months
D.O.B.:  4/07/2017
Color:  Very Dark Chocolate
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 6.5 lbs. and growing

~ adoption pending *

Rosie was rescued from a back yard breeder who was leaving her outside 24/7.  She was full of ticks and fleas.  The Good Samaritan who rescued Rosie tried to get Rosie’s brother too, but the breeder didn’t want to let him go.  Once Rosie was cleaned up, rid of fleas and ticks, the Good Samaritan contacted SCDR, and we jumped at the chance to find little Rosie a home.

Rosie is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  She still has a lot of her baby fat, so she is very soft and squishy when you pick her up.  The other dogs in her foster home are helping her learn proper dog-etiquette, and she readily joins the fun with the other doxies when a game of chase or wrestle-mania breaks out. 

Rosie is now learning to be house trained, but she still needs someone to take her outside every couple of hours and stay out there with her to praise and reward her for a good potty.  She is already 90% reliable.  Rosie sleeps through the night in the big bed with her foster family.  No accidents.  She is crate trained if she has a companion to keep her company.  She loves to be held and cuddled.  She is generous with her kisses.   The home for Rosie needs to have the following qualities:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
  • Another dog for play and companionship. She would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Rosie to be when no one is at home.
  • Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

Rosie has received the first 2 sets of vaccines and is microchipped.  She needs 2 more rounds of vaccines including the Rabies, and will need to be spayed before she is 6 months old.  Rosie will be a tweenie sized dachshund when she is fully grown.  Stairs will not be a big issue for her as she will be taller than the average dachshund due to her mixed-breed heritage.

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

The tax deductible donation for Rosie is $300.00.
A $100.00 refundable spay deposit is also required

Name:  Cami4134
Age: 7 years
D.O.B.:  5/01/2010
Color:  Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Name:  Stella4135
Age: 4 years
D.O.B.: 4/15/2013
Color:  Cream & White
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

cami and stella are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

Cami and Stella are an odd couple, but they love each other and are very bonded.  You never see one without the other nearby.  Their journey into rescue is an unusual one.  They were very much loved and cherished, but when their adult child in another state became terminally ill, their owners had to choose between going to take care of their child or keeping their dogs.  They could not find anyone willing to hold onto Cami and Stella for a year or more, and paying for boarding was out of the question, and certainly not fair to the dogs.  (There were no dogs allowed where their child lives.)  So, they reluctantly signed the dogs over to their vet who promised to get the girls into a proper rescue to find a permanent loving home.  SCDR was lucky enough to get the call from the vet’s office asking us to take Cami and Stella.  We jumped at the chance to help this stunning pair find a home.

Cami and Stella get along well with other dogs as they were very well socialized with other dogs at the former home.  They are good with people and even like children.  We don’t know how they feel about cats.  They are house trained, crate trained, and know the dog door.  They love to cuddle, but most of all, they like to lounge around the house waiting for opportunities to be loved on.  Cami loves her cushy dog bed, and Stella is a “couch potato”.  If you don’t see Stella, check the sofa.  She is usually nestled amongst the decorative pillows.  Cami is a lap-dog.  Sit on the sofa, and Cami is right there asking to come up and sit in your lap.

Cami and Stella are up-to-date on shots, spayed, microchipped, and have both gotten a complete dental cleaning.  They have nice breath, and lots of sweet kisses to lavish on their new family.

If you are interested in adopting Cami and Stella, contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  Please fill out our adoption application too.  These girls are very bonded to each other and they will not be separated.

The adoption fee for Cami and Stella is $300.00

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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.

jett and sophia are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

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.

Please note: this loving pair also needs experienced, dog-savvy people.  They require structure, rules, and leadership.  They are not for beginners or first-time dachshund owners.  They need a private home with dog-door access to a secure yard, no apartments or condos as there is too much foot-traffic which triggers unwanted barking from Sophia.  They prefer to potty in the yard, not on walks.

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

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