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LAST UPDATED: 06-19-17

Name:  Kevin
Age:  2 years
Color: Brindle/White
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.

~ courtesy listing for angel's heart dog rescue ~

Please read dog’s entire written bio before contacting rescue.  To inquire about this dog please send an e-mail to Janet Cook at: adopt@angelsheartdogrescue.com, and provide some information about your home, family and other pets.  Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue is a private, foster home based rescue.  There are a few steps preceding meeting Kevin, but they are quick and expeditious.   Thank you!

Rescued from the Ramona Animal Shelter as a two-year-old community stray, Kevin is a friendly, quiet, dog social and people friendly dog that is playful, exuberant and happy (though he can also chill and rest too!).  He is a sweet dog with an endearing nature.  Kevin loves to hang out with the dog pack, play with various dogs at the rescue, with or without toys, and seems to have a love for toys all around.  He also loves to hang out near, or with his person or people and like most dogs; I would consider him a Velcro dog.

Having a very long body, Dachshund paws, and the soulful eyes of a Dachshund, we are SURE that he is a Dachshund mix, but our best guess as to what he is mixed with would be Jack Russell Terrier, and he is more on the size of a standard sized Dachshund, weighing about 21/22 lbs.  Kevin is CUTE!  He has a great coloring, cream colored with ticking spots all over and big brindle patches, a lovely healthy coat, and a cute mask to boot!  He is a low rider with a happy personality! 

Kevin is potty-trained (though potty reinforcement is needed in any new environment) and crate-trained (at the rescue, dogs are crated to eat, sleep, and if I have to leave for a bit) but he initially tended to whine when crated at night.  Given some time, he is now quiet.  We have not tested him with kids, but I have a feeling he would do fine.  I do not know if he would play with kids, but nothing about him so far strikes me as scary for kids, and cats are a complete unknown.  His leash skills need honing, but a leash is not a complete unknown to him and he can get it down with practice.  He can get excited, can tend to jump up at you for attention, but this is a training issue, and he can totally settle down nicely too.  Whenever I work at the computer, he finds a pet bed near me and contentedly chills.

The home we seek for Kevin is a home with another dog.  It would be nice if the other dog was playful, but I think he would do better if there was at least the presence of another dog in the home rather than to be completely alone when those times come.  I would love to say that he can be adopted as an only dog in the home, but he strikes me as not being super independent and a bit on the needy side.  Please have another dog in the home of any age to express an interest in Kevin!  (All rescued dogs must be primarily indoor dogs, never to be excluded to the outdoors only; therefore, dog doors are a huge plus!  A crate on-hand would be beneficial for Kevin during a transitional phase to a new place, but eventually he can be weaned away from crating when left unsupervised once deemed suitable).

Kevin is neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, and microchipped.  If you are interested in Kevin, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: adopt@angelsheartdogrescue.com.  The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316.  Please first submit an interest via e-mail.  Please visit the website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process and fees; thank you!  For insight into dog genders and adoption please also read our Boys vs. Girls page.

 

Name:  Finn 3975
Age: 4.5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Micro-Mini – 8 lbs.

FINN IS BEING FOSTERED IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Finn was at a high kill shelter in Central California.  He had been there for several days and had kennel stress.  Thankfully, a volunteer was able to get him out of there, and take him home to see what his true personality was like.  As you can see he is missing part of his tail, and we have no idea how this happened, but it doesn’t seem to bother him at all.

Well, we quickly found out that Finn is quite a “talker.”  Finn likes to communicate not through barks, but through different vocalizations, which are extremely cute, by the way!  He will have a conversation with you all day, if that’s what you wish, but you have to encourage it. 

Finn is submissive in a pack, and he prefers not to be a leader.  He gets along well with the other dogs in his foster home, but we have no idea how he feels about cats.  He was probably never given toys as a puppy, so he has no idea what to do with them and has no interest in them.

Finn needs a home without children, and someone with dog knowledge who is also dachshund-savvy, to keep him on the right path, as he was likely spoiled in the past.  Finn needs rules and proper boundaries enforced.  

His house training is going well, but he will still need a refresher course once he is in his new home.  He will also need more leash training.  His crate training has been going swimmingly well.  However, Finn sleeps in the big bed every night, curled up under his own blanket close to his foster mom.  He is an excellent cuddler too.

He loves to be held and lavished with affection!  He does well with strangers, and thoroughly enjoys his meals!  (Rescuers always appreciate a good eater.)

Finn is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped.  If you are interested in providing Finn a wonderful home, please contact Jenaveve at creative.veve@comcast.net and complete our online application.

The tax deductible donation for Finn is $300.00

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

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

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

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

Amos is getting a crash-course in house training.  He is crate trained.  He walks well on a leash and enjoys outdoor adventures.  He is good in the car if he can ride shotgun in someone’s lap.  He gives wonderful kisses and loves to roll over and have his tummy rubbed.  He is sweetness and light.  Our groomer is in love with him.  She says he’s a dream, especially around girl dachshunds.

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Amos is $200.00

Name:  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

Name:  Samson 3884
Age:  5 years
D.O.B.:  05/01/2011
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Mini – 12 lbs.

Samson had a loving home for the past five years.  But circumstances change.  A baby is on the way, and the parents are very low-income, receiving food stamps and assistance from relatives to pay rent and utilities.  They really could not afford a dog.  Samson had not had any medical care except his puppy shots five years ago.  We gladly took him into our rescue program and had him neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and a much needed dental cleaning.

Isn’t Samson super cute? His pictures do not do him justice.  He has a very long body and those short legs.  His ears are long and luxurious.  Samson is house trained, crate trained, good on a leash and loves long walks.  He is very good in the car, and wants to ride shotgun in someone’s lap so he can see out the window.  

Samson gets along fine with other small dogs, but prefers the company of the females.  We don’t know how he feels about cats.  Samson is a bit nervous when meeting new people and he is also afraid of loud noises (fireworks, thunder storms).  Samson wants to sit in your lap and stare into your eyes while you pet him and massage his ears.  He gets that goofy look on his face, like what you are doing is pure Nirvana.

Samson loves, loves, loves his little “Chuck It” ball, actually all balls.  He hoards them in his bed and sits on them like a mother hen.  He wants you to throw his ball for him, and will play fetch until you get tired.  He’s like the Energizer Bunny when it comes to playing with his ball.

Samson is currently sleeping in a crate in the master bedroom, but he really would love to sleep in the big bed with his people again.  Samson would be fine in most households, but he needs a family with older children or empty nesters.  He is not good with visiting young grandchildren (no one under 10 years old).  

If you can provide Samson with a wonderful home, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home visit are required.

The tax deductible donation for Samson is $200.00

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Name: Sammy 4102
Age: 8.5 years
D.O.B.:  11/06/2008
Color: Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Sammy is heartbroken.  She was the family darling, loved, petted and spoiled until new jobs with promotions made for 10 to 12 hour workdays.  Sammy was lonely and bored.  The neighbors started to complain about howling and barking.  So they tearfully contacted SCDR and asked us to find Sammy a new, loving home.

Sammy 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 the beach.  She is shy meeting new people, but warms up quickly, although she does not like to be picked up without her permission.  Sammy is used to sleeping in her little pink dog bed, but would not mind being invited to sleep in the big bed with her people.

Sammy would be happiest in a quiet home with a retired person or couple and another dachshund of the male persuasion, or she can be your one-and-only if you are home most of the time.  She would like a nice back yard where she can run and play.

Sammy has an alpha female with a high prey-drive.  She is not safe with cats, small dogs (Chihuahuas), or pet birds, reptiles, or rodents.  Males dogs the same size or larger than her are perfectly fine.

Sammy’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped.  If you are interested in adopting Sammy, 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 Sammy is $175.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Happy Jack is $125.00

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

good with cats!

Bunny is being fostered in the Fresno, CA area

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

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

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

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

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

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

a love story!

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

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

daniel and candy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

gracie and roxy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

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

Gracie and Roxy have been together for over 12 years.  They are littermates and very bonded to each other.  They are trying to understand what has happened to them and are clinging to each other for comfort and safety.  Gracie is warming up to people, but Roxy is still a bit stand-offish and needs extra love and attention.  They really want to be in a quiet home without the noise and chaos of young children.  Gracie is the alpha of the two, and is protective of her sister.

Gracie and Roxy are crate trained and house trained.  They learned the dog door after watching a few of their fellow foster dogs go out and in.  They love going for walks and ride nicely in the car.  Their favorite thing is to burrow in a fluffy blanket and lounge on the sofa.  They happily go into their bedtime crate for sleeping.  They eat together, sleep together, cuddle together, and nap in that patch of sun on the living room carpet together.

Gracie and Roxy are healthy, their vaccinations are current, and they have been microchipped.  They have both had a complete dental and wellness blood panel done.  We cannot split them up as they are emotionally attached to each other.  We think they are really too old to care about cats.  They are fine with children over 12 years old.  They are well socialized and would be fine with another dog or two in the home.

If you can give these two seniors a home for the rest of their lives, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Bunny is $150.00

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

*adoption pending*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The ideal home for Julie would have the following qualities:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
  • Another small dog (male) for play and companionship. She would even be able to live with cats.
  • A very secure INDOOR place for Julie to be when no one is at home.
  • Applicants must be between 30 and 70 years of age.
  • No infants or toddlers, but we will consider families with gentle children 12 years and up.

Julie is fully vaccinated, and microchipped, and is ready for a new home.  If you can provide the type of home Julie needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Julie is $300.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Ramon is $250.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The tax deductible donation for Maleah is $125.00

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

*adoption pending*

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

Name:  Buster4013
Age: 12 years
D.O.B.:  11/29/2004
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Buster came into rescue in February 2007 when he was 2 years old, and was adopted by a couple in their 40’s.  Everything was going great until recently.  They both got sick (cancer), and passed away a few months apart leaving Buster homeless.  Family could not take him.  They had their own large breed dogs, and Buster would not be safe with them.  So, they followed the instructions in our adoption contract and returned Buster to SCDR to find another home.  Buster has accepted whatever fate has in store for him.  He is making the best of it.

An extremely sweet boy, Buster is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other foster dogs, and even joins in with some of the less physical fun.  He would do best in a home with a retired person or an adults-only home.  We think he was the man’s dog, and would like another senior gentleman to be his person.  Buster would not mind being an “only dog” if his people didn’t leave him home alone for long hours.  He is safe with children over 8 years old, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis.  Visiting grandchildren would be OK as long as they are well supervised.  We have no idea about cats, but we doubt he’d give them a second thought.

Buster believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade.  He adjusted well to his new foster home, exploring every nook and cranny, and exiting to the back yard through the dog door, like he’d always lived there.  He is appears to be house trained and crate trained.  He prefers the big bed for nighttime sleeping.  He likes to roll himself up in his blanket like a little sausage with just the tip of his nose sticking out.  He’s a sweet senior boy.  If his foster mom can’t find Buster, she checks blanket, and there he is all snuggled up.

Buster enjoys leisurely walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car if he has a lap to ride in.  His vaccines are up-to-date.  He’s had a dental and is microchipped.  Anyone who adopts Buster is going to be truly blessed. 

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

Adopt Buster for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR

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Name:  Yankee 4008
Age:  7 years
Color: Chocolate & White
Coat:  Wavy Longhair
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Yankee came to us from a large-breed rescue group.  During his stay at their foster home, a large breed dog attacked him, and Yankee lost his right eye as a result.  The foster mom contacted us with permission from the rescue group, and asked if we would take Yankee into our rescue program for his safety.  We agreed sight unseen.  We had to get this boy out of harm’s way as soon as possible.

Imagine our delight to get Yankee and realize that he was a “doodle”.  That’s a dachshund/poodle mix.  Doodles are the best of the designer-dogs.  When he first arrived, poor Yankee looked like an unmade bed.  But with a bit of professional grooming, all his best traits revealed themselves.  Unfortunately, he was so matted when we got him that he lost a lot of the longhairs on his ears, but they will grow back. 

Yankee is one fabulous doxie boy.  He is crate trained, house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent.  He is super sweet and loves everyone.  He loves to just hang out on the living room sofa and observe all the household activity.  Yankee loves going for leisurely walks and he loves car rides.  He is safe with children over 8 years old.  We don’t know how he feels about cats.  He would be happy as an “only dog” if his people didn’t work long hours, or he would be fine with a female small breed dog for fun and companionship if someone is not home much of the time.

As Yankee is a doodle, previous experience with a longhaired dachshund is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and grooming to look his absolute best.  It is important to note that Yankee is not an apartment/condo dog.  The close proximity and multiple noises present at apartment and condo complexes, make Yankee nervous and barky.  He needs a conventional home with a dog door and access to a secure yard so he can continue to practice his good potty habits.

Yankee expects to sleep on the big bed with his humans, but will happily sleep in a crate or dog bed if it is next to your bed.  He gives wonderful gentle kisses, and if he is feeling especially affectionate, he will groom you too.  He needs to go for walks every day to help him keep fit.  Yankee’s short legs require a home all on one level as he is also very long and has that big barrel chest.  He should not go up and down flights of stairs, so as to prevent future back injury.

Yankee is healthy, his vaccines are up to date, he’s had a complete dental, and he is microchipped.  If you fancy the standard “doodle” and are interested in Yankee, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.  An adoption application is required.

The tax deductible donation for Yankee is $200.00

Name:  Betty 3934
Age:  16 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 13 lbs.

*adoption pending*

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