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LAST UPDATED: 03-23-18

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Finley  (4338)

Age: 13 years
Color: English Cream
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Neutered Male
Size: Standard - 19 lbs.


Once upon a time, Finley was the “only dog” of a wonderful lady.  He was cuddled and spoiled, and very well taken care of, but when his owner began to suffer from dementia everything changed.  Either she fed him too much too often, or she forgot to feed him at all.  Family tried to help, but soon it became apparent that she needed specialized care, and Finley needed to find a better home.  We agreed, and took Finley into Rescue.

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Finley is a shy boy who enjoys a quiet home environment.  He loves to lounge in his little bed.  He likes being held and cuddled.  Finley likes going for leisurely walks and enjoys car rides too.  Finley is on a weight reducing diet and exercise program.  It won’t take long for him to look and feel better.

We would prefer to place Finley with a family that has older children (teens would be best).  He is not an apartment dog.  He needs a dog door and access to a fenced yard.  He does know how to use a dog-door and is 100% house trained.  He is very safe with cats.

Finley sleeps on the big bed with his foster mom and is enjoying all the amenities of his foster home.  He is getting along very well with all the dogs and loves basking in the sun on the patio.  Finley needs a home all on one level as his legs are very, very short.  No stairs for this boy.

If you can provide a good home for Finley, please contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868.  An application and home check are required.   

Adopt Finley for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Jeffrey  (4340)

Age: 14 months
D.O.B.:  1/30/2017
Color:  Red Brindle
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Jeffrey came to us from a homeless person living with two other dogs in a van.  Jeffrey originally came from a shelter in Arizona, but somehow ended up in an unsafe situation.  He was too young and too active to be confined to a vehicle most of the day.  It was unfair to Jeffrey, so when asked to take him, we jumped at the chance to find Jeffrey a proper home.

Jeffrey recently turned a year old.  He has acclimated well to his foster home and is learning doggy social skills.  He was basically unsupervised for his first year, so he has some catching up to do.  At first, he was skittish and stand-offish with new people and the other doxies in his foster home.  It only took a one day, and now he runs out the dog door in the morning to join his foster siblings in their games of chase and race track.  He runs like a Gazelle.

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Jeffrey is doing very well in his house and crate training.  He still has occasionally accidents, but only when his foster mom fails to remind him that he needs to go outside to do his business in a timely manner.  He is a work in progress.

An extremely handsome brindle boy, Jeffrey is very loving and affectionate.  He gives wonderful kisses.  He is not safe with young children, pre-teens are fine.  He would also very much enjoy having a mellow female dachshund to mentor him and for companionship.  He would not do well in an apartment/condo residence.  There is too much foot-traffic and he will bark. 

The ideal home for Jeffrey 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 dog for play and companionship. We don’t know how he feels about cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Jeffrey 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.

Jeffrey’s vaccines are up-to-date and he has been microchipped.  In our opinion, he is a treasure.  If you have room in your heart and home for Jeffrey, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Jeffrey is $400.00

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Luke  (4130)

Age: 3.5 years
D.O.B.:  08/25/2015
Color: Red/Cream
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

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Luke came to us from Central California.  His people moved in order to accept a new job opportunity.  They took him with them, but their work hours changed, and Luke was left home alone too much.  He was used to having a “stay at home mom” and now she worked outside the home.  He started acting out and they realized he really needed a family who could give him more attention and not leave him at home alone for long hours.  So here he is.

Luke is absolutely wonderful.  He is so sweet.  He is getting a refresher course in house training and learned the doggie door in minutes.  He gets along with the other dogs in his foster home, likes children over 8 years old, and enjoys playing with toys.  He is very mild mannered, so he may even be workable with cats.

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Luke is still basically still a puppy.  He loves a good game of “chase and catch me” with his housemates.  He is also the consummate lap dog.  He loves to cuddle and get belly rubs.  He wants to sleep in the big bed with his people, but is reluctantly willing to settle for a cozy dog bed with a fluffy comforter for the time being.  No crate for this boy.

Luke has learned to keep his nose in his own dish at dinner time, and that’s not easy when eating with other foster dogs.  He is also a good little watchdog, alerting the household if the postman or UPS delivery guy is lurking nearby.  He makes friends with visitors after briefly sizing them up.  He loves to go for walks, but is not good in the car unless he can sit in someone’s lap.  Crate training just didn’t work for him at all.

Luke has one fault – he’s an escape artist and a “runner”.  He needs a home with a very secure yard and people who will be aware of where he is when they open the door to the street.  He also needs someone home most of the time, as he gets very anxious when left alone for long periods of time.  Having another dachshund companion, preferably female, would go a long way to helping Luke get over his abandonment issues.

Luke is fully vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Luke, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email at  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Luke is $300.00

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Shorty  (4335)

Age: 8 years
D.O.B.: 12/15/2009
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 25 lbs.

Shorty lost her home when the baby became a toddler and, unfortunately, would not leave her alone. The mom and dad thought it best that Shorty find a new home after she nipped the toddler in self-defense.  We were delighted to give Shorty a second chance to have a happy life, sans little kids.

Shorty is trying to understand what has happened to her and is spending most of her time in her dog bed for comfort and safety.  Shorty is healthy and was very well cared for in her previous home.  She could stand to lose a couple of pounds (the toddler fed her a lot of goodies), but correct diet and exercise should take care of that.

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Shorty is crate trained and house trained.  She learned the dog door after watching a few of her fellow foster dogs go out and in.  She loves going for walks and rides nicely in the car.  Her favorite thing is to be a lap dog.  She happily goes into her bedtime crate for sleeping, but we would like to see her with a family that will let her join them in the big bed.  Retired folks are encouraged to apply for Shorty.  They have the best laps.

Shorty’s vaccinations are current.  She is microchipped.  We think she is really too old to care about cats.  She is well socialized and would be fine with another small male dog.  A mellow cat would probably be OK too.  Or she could be your “one and only” special girl.

Shorty is safe with dog-savvy children over 10 years old.  She is very long and very short, so a home with no stairs (all on one level) would be desirable.

If you can give Shorty a home for the rest of her life, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation to adopt Shorty is $175.00

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Pearl (4326)

Age: 3 years
D.O.B.:  02/14/2015
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat:  Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

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We rescued Pearl from a Central California shelter, and immediately whisked her to Southern California to find a new home.

Pearl was shy and overwhelmed when she first arrived at her new foster home.  The other doxies were warm and friendly to her.  It didn’t take long for her to realize they meant no harm and she joined in with all their activities.

Pearl is crate trained and appears to be house trained.  Her new family will have to continue to keep her on a “potty schedule” for a while to ensure reinforcement of her good potty habits.  She is cautious around new people, but does not react in a negative way (no biting or growling). 

Pearl is not a barker, but she does need a very secure yard.  She is petite and can slip through a small opening in a fence or gate.  She is also quite agile, and has been seen attempting to jump a 3 foot baby gate.  We would also like her to have another dog to mentor her and for play and companionship.  She prefers the company of males.

Pearl would be a great dog for a family with older children or for “empty nesters” who want a dog they can take camping in their RV or on hikes.  Pearl loves going for walks, and is a good girl in the car as long as she has a lap to sit in to see out the window.  Pearl is not safe with cats, birds, small furry pocket pets, or small yappy dogs.  She has a well developed prey-drive.

Pearl is healthy.  Her vaccines are right up-to-date, she’s microchipped, and she is ready to snuggle with you on the sofa or in your bed.  If you are interested in Pearl, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check and adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Pearl is $300.00

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Wendy  (4262)

Age: 5.5 months
D.O.B.:  09/06/2017
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female
Size:  Mini – 9.5 lbs.

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Wendy was rescued from the Fresno Humane Society just before Christmas.  She was barely 3 months old and very tiny, so we had to wait to get all her shots done and for her to be big enough to spay safely.

Wendy is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly.  The other dogs in her foster home are helping her learn proper dog-etiquette, and she readily joins the fun with the other young foster doxies when a game of chase or wrestle-mania breaks out.  Wendy is happy having other dachshunds that will play with her.

Wendy 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 her for a good potty.  She will not truly “get it” until she is over a year old.  Wendy sleeps through the night on the big bed in the master bedroom.  She will eat in a crate (to keep the bigger/older dogs from stealing her food), but nighttime it’s the big bed under the covers with her person.  She loves to be held and cuddled.  She gives amazing kisses

The ideal home for Wendy would have the following attributes:

  • 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 YOUNG dog for play and companionship, preferably male.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Wendy 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 respectful children over 8 years old.

Wendy has received her all her vaccines, and is microchipped.  If you are interested in Wendy, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Wendy is $400.00

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                           Name:  Ty  (4331)
                            Ages:  13 years
                             D.O.B.:  1/01/2005
                             Color:  Red
                             Coat: Smooth
                              Sex: Male/Neutered
                              Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Name:  Tia  (4332)
Ages: 11 years
D.O.B.:  10/12/2007
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 14 lbs.

~ ty and tia are a bonded pair and cannot be separated ~

Ty and Tia had a wonderful home with a young lady their entire lives.  She married a couple of years ago, and now with two toddlers and another on the way, she is just overwhelmed and has no time for Ty and Tia.  These doxies have done nothing wrong, and were very good with the babies.  It was just too many responsibilities and not enough time for everything.  As Ty and Tia are a bonded pair, they will never be separated.  They love each other very much.  We promised to find Ty and Tia a fabulous home together.

  Pupperchino!  Yum.

Pupperchino!  Yum.

Ty and Tia are very sweet and well-behaved.  Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle.  They give wonderful kisses.  Tia is very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured.  Ty is a mellow couch-potato.  They are as house-trained as typical dachshunds can be.  They need a home with a secure yard and a dog door.  They love going for walks, and ride nicely in the car.  They are very long and very short, so a home with no stairs (all on one level) would be desirable.  Tia had back surgery 6 years ago, made a complete recovery, but still caution should be used.

Tia is never far from Ty at any time.  They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together.  They share a cushy dog bed at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people.  Ty and Tia are safe with children over 8 years old.  No babies or toddlers please.  No big dogs in the home either. 

Ty and Tia are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped.  They eat a grain-free diet (potato and duck).  (They come with their food, crate, bedding, bowls and toys.)

If you can give them a loving home for their golden years together, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Ty and Tia is $200.00 for both

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Name:  Mona  4327
Age:  6 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini– 12 lbs.

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Name:  Lisa  4328
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red/White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini –  11 lbs.

~ mona and lisa are a bonded pair and cannot be separated ~

Mona and Lisa are a bonded pair.  They were dumped in a desert shelter after providing their owners with numerous litters of puppies.  They took a bit longer to recover from their spay surgeries, but are better than new now.  We could not believe our good fortune to be able to rescue two really sweet mini girls. 

The girls are quiet, a bit shy, very sweet, and not barky. They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new family both happy and proud to have this pair.  They are good with children over 10 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well.  (No babies, toddlers or pre-schoolers.)  We don’t know how they feel about cats. 

They have had very little leash training.  They are excelling at crate training.  Both are playful with each other.  They sleep peacefully in their crate at night in the master bedroom, curling up side by side until morning. Their foster mom is working on house training and how to use a dog door.  We are looking for a family with a home all on one level with access to a secure yard via a dog door, that are willing to continue to reinforce good potty habits.

Mona and Lisa are beautiful and have sleek smooth coats.  Mona is the more outgoing of the two.  Lisa is a little shy and will take a few days to warm up to a new family, but it is well worth the wait.  They love to be held, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages.  They are expert couch potatoes, choosing to perch on the back of the couch to get a good view of the household’s comings and goings.  They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying sunning themselves on the back porch.  They want to snuggle up with each other as much as possible.

Mona and Lisa are fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped.  They have received dental care.  All they need is a family to love them for the rest of their lives.  Do you have an empty lap that needs warming?  Does your face need washing with doggie kisses?  Then Mona and Lisa are up to the task.

If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email   A home check and an adoption application are required.   

The tax deductible donation for Mona and Lisa is $300.00 for the pair.
They are not available individually.  Don’t even ask.

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Buster 4316

Age:  19 months
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Neutered male
Size:  Micro-Mini – 7 lbs.

Look at that sweet innocent face!  When Buster was 8 weeks old, he was purchased from a backyard breeder by a senior citizen.  Buster was an active and mischievous puppy, and it did not take long before his owner was unable to keep up.  Her solution:  Have the puppy put down, and to that end, Buster would be taken to a local vet to do the deed.  Luckily, a family friend intervened, got Buster, contacted SCDR, and we agreed to take Buster into rescue, sight unseen.  Within hours, Buster was safely ensconced in one of our foster homes.  

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Buster has been with us for 6 weeks now.  Buster adjusted quickly to his foster home, and he is having the time of his life.  He plays with toys, engages the other young foster dogs in games of chase, wrestle-mania, and tug-o-war.  Buster is a tiny little boy with a face no one can resist.  His ears are almost too big for his head, but that is part of his charm.

Buster walks well on a leash, uses the doggy-door like an old pro.  He is crate trained for sleeping at night, but would be happier in the big bed.  Be forewarned – Buster can be a “Houdini Weenie”.  He can jump a baby-gate in a single bound, and will need a very secure home and yard, at least until he feels at home and part of a new pack.

Buster is safe with GENTLE children over 10 years old.  He would like to have a young playmate in his new home.  He is even workable with cats.  (Most cats are bigger than he is anyway.)

Buster is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  He is ready for a new forever family.  If you can provide a loving home for Buster, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Buster is $350.00

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Name: Dalya  4314
Age: 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14.3 lbs.

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Dalya was found stray wandering the streets of San Diego together with a red male dachshund.  A Good Samaritan tried to find their owner, and also contacted SCDR to see if we could help them should the owner not be located.  It took a few days, but an owner did step forward and claimed the red male, but said that Dalya was not his dog and he didn’t want her.  After a couple of weeks, no one stepped up for Dalya, so SCDR took her into our rescue program. 

When Dalya arrived at her new foster home, she was not spayed (and was in heat), had no collar or microchip.  So, the first thing we did was get her to the vet for “the works”.  She was fully vaccinated, spayed, microchipped, and had a complete dental.  She lost 4 back teeth, the rest were in good shape.  Our vet estimated her age to be around 8 years old. 

Dalya is a bit taller than average and her tail is slightly shorter.  Is she a mix or just a poorly bred dachshund?  We don’t know.  We do know that Dalya thinks she’s a dachshund and behaves exactly how you’d expect a dachshund to.  Her slightly taller legs make her a good risk for a home with stairs, although we would not recommend allowing her to jump up and down off furniture.  We don’t allow any of the other dachshunds in her foster home to make fun of her shorter tail.  (Perhaps it’s a birth defect or the result of an accident to her tail?  Your guess is as good as ours.)

Dalya 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. 

Dalya is very curious and loves to explore her surroundings.  She is playful and happy. Dalya loves to go for her twice-daily walks.  She gets so excited when she sees her harness and leash come out.  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.

If you can give Dalya a loving home, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email  An adoption application and home check are required.  

The tax deductible donation for Dalya is $175.00

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Raven  4264

Ages:  5 years
D.O.B.:  12/25/2012
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

We rescued Raven from a San Diego shelter a few days before Christmas.  She had been picked up stray, but her people never came for her.  She was so depressed she just flattened herself to the floor of her kennel.  We bailed her out as soon as her stray-hold was up.

Raven is very cautious around new people.  She is very mistrustful of women.  We are looking for a “men only” household who can give her a lot of attention and lots of love.

Raven is crate trained and as house-trained as a typical dachshund can be.  Although she sleeps quietly in her crate at night, she would very much like to be invited to share the big bed with her people.  She loves to snuggle on the couch or in the big bed, but it has to be her idea. 

Raven needs a home with a yard and a dog door so she can continue her good potty habits.  She loves going for walks, and rides nicely in the car.  She also needs a home all on one level - no flights of stairs, as she is very short and long, making her more susceptible to possible back injury.  Jumping down from furniture is also a big no-no.  Keeping her from jumping down from the furniture is a challenge.

Raven wants to be loved, but her behavior indicates that she was abused in her previous life.  She enjoys exploring the back yard in search of lizards, birds, and rodents.  Therefore, she is not safe with cats, pet birds, small furry pets (hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs), or pet reptiles. 

Raven would love to have a male dachshund companion, or bigger breed (beagle, basset, or terrier).  No small yappy dogs (chihuahuas, yorkies, etc.)  We feel she is not safe with children due to her past mistreatment.

Raven is current on her vaccines and is microchipped.  If you can provide a good home for Raven please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 .or email  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Raven is $150.00