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: 07-18-17

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:  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 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.


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

Name:  Majka 3964
Age:  4 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

*adoption pending*

Majka’s (called Magic by her foster family) was found abandoned and malnourished.  She didn’t get a fair shake in life beforehand, so she deserves one now.  Majka (which means mother) is highly intelligent, a real quick learner!  She house trained in 2 days!

Majka is good with other dogs, and she would like to have another dachshund in her home.  If you’re looking for loyalty, then you’ve found the right fit, she loves her humans and will follow them anywhere!

Majka LOVES going for walks, but will need a little more leash training. 

Majka would like her people to be home most of the time.  Stay at home parents, recently retired, or someone who works from home is encouraged to apply.  Families with children ages 8 and up are encouraged to apply.

Majka’s foster people worked with her housetraining and she learned quickly (she may need a refresher course in a new environment) and she goes outside using a doggie door. She is not crate trained and will not tolerate confinement in a crate.  She is a princess and she wants to sleep in the big bed with her people.

We had Majka spayed, a hernia repaired, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. If you are interested in providing Majka with a wonderful forever home, email Jenaveve at

The tax-deductible donation for Majka is $300.00

Name:  Gigi  3961
Age:  11 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Mini – 10 lbs.

Gigi is being fostered in Sonoma, ca

Poor little Gigi ended up in a high kill shelter in Central CA as a stray, and no one came for her, so we scooped her up as soon as we could.  Gigi pranced out of the shelter on her freedom day.  We took her immediately to the vet to have a check-up and blood work done.

Gigi is as sweet as they come.  We don’t know her exact age, but two vets guessed that she is between 10 and 11 years old.  Don’t let that number fool you.  She has lots of pep in her step.  Gigi is great on a leash and loves going for walks.

Gigi is great with other dogs and would be fine with other small dogs for companionship. She could probably be an “only dog” as well, as long as her people were not gone for long periods of time.  Gigi seems to really like children too, so we think she would be fine with respectful children ages 8 and up.

Gigi sleeps in the big bed at night.  Gigi is housetrained and uses a dog door.  She rides well in the car.  Do you like to travel with your dachshund?  Gigi is the girl for you!

Gigi is spayed, microchipped, and her shots are now current.  She has had a complete dental.  Her teeth were in horrendous condition, but we waited until she recovered from kennel cough before addressing her teeth.  She has now had a complete dental (12 extractions and 2 oral-nasal fistulas repaired).  She feels so much better now, and she is in good health.  Gigi is ready for her new home.

If you are interested in Gigi, please contact Carrie at and complete the online adoption application at

The tax-deductible donation for Gigi is $150.00