SCDR's mission is to ensure as many dachshunds as possible have loving, forever homes.  And we're fortunate to serve California from North to South and Central in between.  We have many dachshunds fostered in all three regions and do our best to give you the option to adopt from any one of them.

Please inquire and we''ll work with you to transfer them to where you live, or you can pick them up.  Please contact us for more info.

LAST UPDATED: 08-22-17

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Name:  Pye4115
Age:  4 years
Color:  Isabella Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini –  9 lbs.

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Name:  Pumpkin4114
Age:  4 years
Color:  Isabella
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini– 11 lbs.

pumpkin and pye are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

Pumpkin and Pye are sisters, littermates, and a bonded pair.  They were dumped in a Central California shelter after providing their owners with numerous litters of puppies.  Our vet had a difficult time spaying them, because their uteruses were so thin and fragile from too many litters and minimal care.  They took a bit longer to recover from the surgeries, but are now better than new.

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 or toddlers.)  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 little bed 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, who are willing to continue to reinforce good potty habits.

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Pumpkin and Pye are beautiful inside and out, and have sleek smooth coats. They love to be held, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages.  They are “drop dead gorgeous” little dachshunds, perfect in proportion and temperament.  They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying the day and the warm sun.  They want to snuggle up with each other as much as possible.

Pumpkin and Pye 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 Pumpkin and Pye are up to the task.

pumpkin and pye are a bonded pair and cannot be separated

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 Pumpkin and Pye is $450.00 for the pair

Name: Toby  3746
Age:  6 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

* adoption pending *

Toby came to rescue in 2016 and he was subsequently adopted to a 2nd time adopter of SCDR. Theadopters have a few chickens who are contained safely in their own area.  Toby is a dachshund and the temptation was just too great, and he was finally successful in getting to them.  We are not holding this against Toby.  Toby was just being a dachshund and some dachshunds have a strong prey drive.  

Toby is as sweet as he is handsome. When Toby came to rescue he had been stung by something and had a big swollen face.  Thankfully we rescued him when we did. We got him right to the vet for treatment which included bloodwork, injections and medications to go home with him.  Toby didn’t know his fosters/rescuers, but he was as sweet as could be through the whole ordeal.

A week later, Toby’s bloodwork returned to normal (reactions to bug bites, bee stings, etc., can spike levels in dog’s systems) and he was ready to have his teeth cleaned and get neutered.

Shortly after Toby was adopted he had something going on and it was discovered that Toby had only one functioning kidney and we had surgery done and the non-functioning kidney was removed. We will never know what caused this to happen but it could have possibly been his reaction to the sting when he came to rescue. He does not need any medication for his kidney. He just needs a kidney function level test every 3-6 months. Toby can live a long life with one kidney just as people do.

Toby is very sweet and would be fine with respectful children ages 8 and up. He is also good with other dogs, but we also feel he would be fine as an “only dog” as long as his people were not gone from the home for long periods.  

Whoever gets to adopt Toby is going to be very lucky. Toby is fantastic with small dogs and he even lived with cats in his foster and adoptive home. Toby needs a home without chickens, birds, rabbits, rats, hamsters, guniea pigs, and reptile pets etc.  He is a dachshund from the old school.

Toby goes outside to go potty, but he wants to come right back inside after he is done with his business.  He is needs a little more work on his leash training, but he should be a quick learner.  Toby does not want to sleep in a crate.  He feels the only place to be is the big bed with his person.  He loves people and loves attention.

At the vet, Toby got “the works”. Toby had a complete dental, was neutered (when we discovered Toby has cryptorchidism - a condition involving the failure of  one or both testicles to descend and possibly hide in or around the abdomen when the dog is young), fully vaccinated, and was microchipped.  Efforts to locate the errant testicle in Toby have failed.  We tried x-rays and ultrasound, but nothing was found.  We are hoping to find a loving home for Toby within a 50 mile radius of Fresno, so that in one year, we (SCDR) can have Toby’s blood work repeated and he can also get another ultrasound (at our vet where a rescue-discount is offered) in hopes of locating and removing the errant testicle. 

If you are interested in Toby, please contact Janice at and complete our online application.

The tax-deductible donation for Toby is $200.00

Name:  Matilda  3868
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Large Mini  – 12 lbs.

~ Matilda is fostered in the Fresno, CA area ~


Matilda came to us when her previous owner had passed away and the son of previous owner had disabilities preventing him from caring properly for himself or Matilda.

Isn't this little one beautiful? She is also sweet, good with other dogs and with dog-savvy cats.

We noticed one thing right away. Matilda had a previous back injury at some point. Our Central CA rescue veterinarian felt we could get Matilda walking even better. Dr. Singh taught foster mom, Natasha, rehab exercises and Dr. Singh started cold laser therapy for Matilda. And sure enough, she is walking better. Dr. Singh was very pleased with the results.  

See how well Matilda gets around.  Watch this video:

Matilda loves to run.  Don't forget the belly rub!

We did recently discover that Matilda has some residual incontinence issues.  Matilda needs to have access to the yard via a dog door to help her make it outside to do her business. And she is going to have occasional accidents inside. We recommend adoptive homes that do not have carpeting and need to be all on one level (no stairs).  We will talk to potential adopters about our recommendations to help Matilda’s new family with her special needs.

Matilda is good on a leash.  She also enjoys playing with the small dogs in her foster home.  Sorry no large dogs for Matilda's safety.  Matilda also knows how to use a doggy door and we do require a doggy door to help her as much as possible.

We consider families with calm & gentle children ages 11 years and up for Matilda's safety as well.

If you can provide Matilda with a wonderful home, please fill out the application at and contact her foster mom, Natasha at  A home check is also required.

The tax deductible donation for Matilda is a modest donation to rescue


Name:  Finn3975
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 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 didn’t know what they were about, until his foster siblings showed him the way.  Now Finn loves toys and encourages play with his foster sisters.

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

His house training is going well, but he will still need a refresher course once he is in his new home.  He is great on a leash and with strangers that he meets.  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, and will make little squeals as he nibbles on your toes for it!  He 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 and complete our online application.

The tax deductible donation for Finn is $300.00

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

* adoption pending *

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 and complete our online application using the button below.

The tax deductible donation for Happy Jack is $125.00