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LAST UPDATED: 04-27-17
Name: Raymond 4066
Age: 2 years
Weight: Mini - 12 lbs.
Raymond 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 Raymond 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 Raymond 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. Raymond would be safe with older children, 12 years and up. We don’t have any idea how he feels about cats.
Raymond 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 Raymond 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.
Raymond is current on his vaccinations, microchipped, and had a mild dental cleaning. If you are interested in Raymond, please fill out an adoption application and email Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868.
The tax deductible donation for Raymond is $250.00
Age: 8 years
Color: Chocolate Dapple
Size: Chubby Mini – 13 lbs.
Katie was originally rescued in 2010 and adopted by a wonderful lady. Unfortunately, the lady passed away unexpectedly, and the family returned Katie to SCDR to find a new home.
You can tell by her picture that Katie is a beautiful dachshund. Look at that gorgeous face and beautiful dappling! Katie is also an easy dog. She likes people and she likes male dogs best. Respectful children over 8 years old would be ok with her. We don’t know how she feels about cats.
Katie wants a home where her people are not gone for long periods of time. Katie also would benefit from a home that got her out and about for daily socialization and exercise. Katie is extra short and extra long, so a home all on one level would be best for her. She’s a wonderful bed snuggler and cuddler too.
Katie is fully vaccinated and microchipped. She’s had a dental too. If you are interested in Katie, please fill out the adoption application and contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.
The tax deductible donation for Katie is $150.00
Age: approx. 10 years
Color: Black & Tan
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
Name: Lola 4052
Age: 10 years
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
Age: 9 years
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: Peanut 4009
Age: 10 years
Color: Red Sable
Size: Mini – 13 lbs.
Peanut came to us as a result of his former owner relocating to Hawaii. The six-month quarantine is just too long and too hard for a senior dachshund. We agreed, and happily took Peanut into our rescue program.
Despite everything, Peanut is one fabulous dog. He is 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 potential to participate in Earth Dog sports. Peanut is an avid hunter of rodents and small reptiles, although we have not observed him catching any so far.
Peanut 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. Peanut is well socialized with other dachshunds and is a welcome guest in his multi-dog foster home.
Because Peanut 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. He is fine during a quick daily brushing to keep the mats at bay.
Peanut is very healthy, his vaccines are up to date, has had regular dental cleanings in his former home, and he is microchipped. Peanut 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.
If you are interested in Peanut, 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 Peanut is $150.00
Name: Oscar Meyer 4057
Ages: 11 years
Color: Red Sable
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
Name: Cinnamon 4058
Ages: 9 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
oscar & cinnamon ARE A BONDED PAIR & CANNOT BE SEPARATED
Oscar and Cinnamon are not your typical owner surrenders. Oscar and Cinnamon came into rescue in 2010 and were adopted by a very wonderful lady. She took excellent care of them. No expense was spared. She made sure they received the best medical care available. Unfortunately, she passed away unexpectedly recently, so as promised in our adoption contract, Oscar and Cinnamon were returned to SCDR. We promised the family that as Oscar and Cinnamon are a bonded pair, they will never be separated. They love each other very much. The family agreed. We promised to find Oscar and Cinnamon a fabulous home together.
Oscar and Cinnamon are very sweet and well-behaved. Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle. They give wonderful kisses. Cinnamon is very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured. Oscar 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.
Cinnamon is never far from Oscar 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. Oscar and Cinnamon are safe with children over 8 years old. No babies or toddlers please. No big dogs in the home either. (Cinnamon was attacked by a big dog and she is now understandably defensive around them.)
Oscar and Cinnamon are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped. They eat a prescription diet (Hill’s i.d. Low fat) as they each have had some digestive issues in the past. Oscar has dry-eye, and requires once daily eye drops. Easy peasy. (They come with their food and eye meds.)
If you can give them a loving home together, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Oscar and Cinnamon is $200.00
Name: Stan 4016
Age: 12 years
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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Age: approx. 10 years
Color: Black & White
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: Daisy 4020
Age: 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
We are not sure how Daisy ended up with a Northern California dog rescue group, but when a member called us and asked if we’d take Daisy into our program, we agreed. She was not doing well in a home with other small breed dog. Obviously, Daisy prefers the company of dogs of the long and low variety. Bigger dogs were never an issue.
Despite the events of the past year, Daisy is a very happy girl. She is well socialized with people. She prefers women to men, but is not aggressive toward either. She is safe with children 10 years and up. Daisy is enjoying her stay in her new foster home. There are other dachshunds to play with, and she gets to cuddle in the big bed with the humans in the evening.
We think Daisy would be happiest as an “only dog” or with maybe one other male dachshund. (Daisy is definitely an “alpha” personality.) Recent retirees are encouraged to apply for her, as she is used to having someone home a lot. She deserves to be a spoiled little princess again.
Daisy is crate trained, house trained, and dog door savvy. She will tell you when she has to go out. She loves going for walks, and she likes going for car rides. She has a very sweet disposition. We call her “Daisy-licious”! Her new family needs to keep Daisy on her specific diet as she has a tendency to put on weight. It took several weeks of diligent care to return Daisy to her svelte self, as she was rather portly when we got her. Daisy wants to be babied and often has to be picked up and carried back into the house. She loves that special one-on-one attention. She gives nice kisses for your trouble.
Daisy needs a home all on one level (no stairs). She has those really stubby legs with those chubby dachshund feet everyone loves, but they make it impossible for her not to injure herself if she’s allowed to go up and down stairs or jump off the furniture. She has a weak rear leg. Most of the time it is unnoticeable, but occasionally (if she takes off running suddenly), it may go out from under her. It is one of those things we are keeping an eye on.
Daisy is healthy and active. She has been fully vaccinated, had a small mammary tumor removed when we got her spayed, had dental care, and she’s been microchipped. She is more than ready for a new home of her own again. So, if you are ready for a sweet little princess, 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 Daisy is only $150.00
Name: Minnie 4002
Age: 8 years
Size: Micro Mini – 7.5 lbs.
Minnie was hit by a car and brought to the Long Beach Animal Shelter by her owners to be euthanized rather than have her treated by a vet for her injuries. The rescue liaison at the shelter contacted SCDR about rescuing Minnie. She was a in a lot of pain and the shelter vet was unable to do much more than give her pain medication. Her pelvis was cracked, and her right rear leg was broken in three places. We sent our wonderful volunteer, Roberta Greenberg and her husband, Steve, to pick up Minnie at the shelter. They rushed her to Dr. Sam at Ambassador Veterinary Hospital in Long Beach for treatment.
Dr. Sam repaired Minnie’s broken leg with pins and plates, but Minnie’s knee was shattered and will never bend again. After 6 tedious weeks of crate-rest, cold-laser treatments, and Adequan injections, Minnie was once again mobile. She is learning to compensate for the lost mobility in her leg by hiking it up and walking (and running) on three. She uses the leg to stand on, to balance, so she doesn’t have to always be sitting. Minnie cannot go up and down stairs, but has learned to use ramps to go in and out of the house.
Minnie is crate trained and learning how to use a dog door. She is doing very well. She is a happy and outgoing girl. She gets along great with all the dachshunds in her foster home, especially the boy “special needs” dog in residence.
Minnie barks when someone comes to the door, or the usual invaders show up. She has great distrust of the gardener, mailman, UPS delivery guy, or the dreaded meter reader. She thinks (as do all dachshunds) that these people are axe murderers. She does try to chase birds from her back yard domain, and is very good at hunting lizards.
Minnie is not shy when meeting new people, her tail wagging constantly. We are looking for a family with children over 12 years old, or empty-nesters that are willing to give Minnie lots and lots of loving. We don’t know if she is safe with cats, but most cats are a lot bigger than she is. She loves going for walks, and rides quietly in the car if she has a lap to sit in. She wants to sleep in the big bed with her person, but is happily settling for a comfy crate in the master bedroom for now.
Minnie is very healthy, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and has had a recent dental cleaning. If you are interested in Minnie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or e-mail Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
The tax deductible donation for Minnie is $200.00
Name: Baxter 4006
Age: 6.5 years
Color: Black & Tan
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
Age: 12 years
Color: Black & Tan
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
Name: Beau 4018
Age: 9 Years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Standard – 22 lbs.
Name: Daisy 4019
Age: 9 Years
Color: Red Sable
Size: Standard– 18 lbs.
DAISY AND BEAU ARE A BONDED PAIR AND CANNOT BE SEPARATED
When both of Daisy and Beau’s elderly owners passed away a year apart, the family just could not cope with one more thing to do to get their loved ones’ affairs settled. Luckily, a daughter thought to contact SCDR to help rather than dumping them in a shelter.
Each of them has their own wonderful personality. Daisy is a gentle, sweet, and affectionate little girl. Beau is all of that and more. They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new owner both happy and proud to have this pair. They are good with children over 12 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well. They are NOT safe with cats or little kids. Don’t let their chronological age deter you. They are healthy and lively with many more good years ahead of them.
They walk well on a leash. They enjoy short walks through the neighborhood, smelling and sniffing as they encounter so many new sights. Both are playful with their foster siblings, as well as toys, balls and Nylabones. They sleep peacefully in their crate at night, curling up side by side until morning. They are reliably house trained, and are learning the doggie door.
Daisy is shy at first, but warms up quickly. She is beautiful inside and out, and has a beautiful coat of red long hair accented by black on her ears, and gorgeous feathers on her legs and a beautiful flag on her tail. She loves to be brushed, and enjoys belly rubs and ear massages.
Beau is more cautious and a bit protective of Daisy and his family. He is a chubby “show quality” longhaired dachshund, perfect in proportion and temperament. He can often be found curled up in the big Costco dog bed or outside enjoying the day and the warm sun. Daisy finds him and snuggles up with him as much as possible. If they were human, they’d be Ozzie and Harriet. They are often seen kissing and grooming each other. They eat together, play together, and sleep together. They are totally crate trained and will make an easy transition to their new home.
Daisy and Beau recently had their vaccines updated and are microchipped. Their previous family spared no expense, and kept up their dental cleanings on an annual basis. All they need now is a family to love them for the rest of their lives.
If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
The tax deductible donation for Daisy and Beau is $300.00
Name: Gracy 4044
Age: 8.5 years
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.
Name: Otto 4043
Age: 4.5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.
In May of 2010, Gracy was rescued by a good samaritan who found her wandering near a busy thoroughfare. She tried to find the owners, but no one ever responded to the ads and flyers. So she asked SCDR to find Gracy a loving home. In June of 2010, Gracy was adopted as a companion to senior dachshund, who passed away 3 years later.
Otto was originally rescued from the Baldwin Park Shelter in February of 2013 as a new companion for Gracy. He had been picked up stray and no one came to claim him. He was a little over a year old. He and Gracy bonded, and they love each other very much. Neither one can function without the other.
Life has a way of throwing a monkey wrench into the works. And now Otto and Gracy need a new home together. They have been together for 4 years and function like mother and son. They eat together, play together, sleep together in their crate. They love to sit on either side of their foster mom while they relax in the evening. They are very well socialized and enjoy the company of the other foster dogs in their temporary home as well. They are not safe with cats, unfortunately. They also enjoy chasing birds and squirrels. Otto especially enjoys sunning himself on the patio until he is nice and toasty. They are good with children 12 years old and up.
Otto and Gracy are house trained and crate trained. They use the dog door expertly too. They walk well on a leash and behave nicely in the car. They need a home all on one-level (they have very short legs and cannot go up and down stairs) with a dog door and access to a yard for play, potty, and sunning. They are not apartment or condo dogs. They were temporarily living in an apartment situation and they were miserable. They barked at every passerby the apartment door, and hated not being able to go outside without a leash.
They are in very good health. Their vaccinations are all up-to-date, and they are microchipped. Their previous family made sure they had regular dental care.
If you are interested in Otto and Gracy, please contact Dena via email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application is required. We will not separate them. Don’t even ask.
The tax deductible donation for Otto and Gracy is $300.00
Name: Yankee 4008
Age: 7 years
Color: Chocolate & White
Coat: Wavy Longhair
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
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
Betty was surrendered to the shelter, because of the ever popular “moving” excuse given by bad dog owners everywhere. Once at the shelter, her loving personality and desire to snuggle on laps soon made her a favorite among the staff. While the shelter workers loved Betty, she did not love the shelter environment. It overwhelmed her, and she started to shut down. We happily agreed to take her into foster care.
Since arriving in her foster home, Betty has been a dream. She loves to cuddle on laps, sleep next to you if she is allowed in the big bed, and play with her squeaky toy. And now after a dental, she really loves her food since her teeth no longer hurt. Betty gets every morsel and her bowl is shiny clean when she’s done eating.
Betty gets along well with other dogs as long as they don’t crowd her “personal space”. This behavior only shows up when there is food preparation going on. Betty must have had to compete for food in her former home. So, her foster mom makes her wait for her dinner in another room, not the kitchen. Betty likes going for a leisurely walk, and she is good in the car. She likes to ride “shotgun” and look out the passenger door window.
We think Betty would do fine with older, respectful children. However, we would much prefer to place Betty with empty nesters who appreciate the fine attributes the senior doxie brings to the home. No excessive barking, house trained, dog door savvy, more interested in napping in that patch of sun on the living room floor than begging for attention. Betty is fine sleeping in a comfy crate or dog bed with a fluffy blanket at night.
Betty’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s been microchipped. If you are interested in Betty, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and adoption application are required.
Betty can be adopt for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
Name: Biggy Smalls 3903
Age: 2 yrs.
Size: Micro Mini – 6.5 lbs.
How Biggy Smalls ended up at the Central California SPCA is anyone’s guess. (At least, they would not tell us what the reason was.) Biggy had a huge scabby bite wound that went from the middle of his shoulder blades to the center of his back. He was so skinny you could count every rib and vertebrae in his spine. He was a tiny bag of bones. Thanks to our local representative, Biggy was rescued from the shelter and made the journey to our Southern California headquarters. He had full blown Kennel Cough by that time. We dressed his wounds, put him on antibiotics, and gave him lots of TLC. Now he is ready for a home of his own again.
Biggy is a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly. He is a blank slate and needs some training and consistency to become a great family dog. Biggy loves other dogs, plays “wrestle-mania”, is good with children over 10 years old. We don’t know if he is safe with cats, but as he is very young, and very small, he can learn to be nice to the kitty. (Most kitties are larger than he is anyway.)
Biggy goes for walks several times a day and potties like a champ every time. Biggy sleeps through the night in a crate in the master bedroom. He is crate trained, but is already begging to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person. He loves to be held and cuddled. He gives amazing kisses. . . . ahhhhh, puppy-breath. Heavenly.
The ideal home for Biggy would have the following qualities:
- Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
- Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
- Another small dog for play and companionship. He would even be a good candidate to live with cats.
- A very secure INDOOR place for Biggy to be when no one is at home.
- Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.
Biggy is neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you are interested in Biggy, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application is required.
The tax deductible donation for Biggy is $350.00