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: 05-25-17

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



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 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)

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