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: 03-18-17

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

Name:  Valerie4015
Age:  approx. 14 months
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 18 lbs.

Valerie was the second half of a “two-for-one deal” from the San Diego shelter.  We originally went there to rescue a senior male who stood little chance of getting out of the shelter alive, and when we got there, shelter personnel asked us to please also take Valerie, a doxie mix puppy that had been at the shelter several weeks with no interest.  How could we say no that?  Such a deal.  One old decrepit dog and one really young and adoptable one. 

Valerie appears to be a dachshund/beagle mix.  Dachshund/beagles are “designer dogs”, and quite coveted in some circles.  She has all the attributes of the dachshund, but with the taller legs of the beagle.  Her pictures do not do her justice.  Valerie’s coloring is typical dachshund, together with her long body and floppy ears you can see the dachshund side of her.  Her slightly shorter ears and taller legs are a gift from her beagle parent. 

Valerie is warm and outgoing when meeting new people, very happy-happy, and she loves to cuddle up next to you or in your lap.  She is fine with older children (12 and up).  She is not good with cats.  Valerie loves going for walks or out for an early morning jog.  She is always up for a good game of chase or wrestle-mania.  She would like to have a young canine companion in her new home.

Valerie is house trained, and is crate trained.  She prefers to sleep in the big bed with her person, but will settle for a cushy dog in the master bedroom if she has to.  Do you have a home with stairs?  No problem.  Valerie’s slightly taller legs make stairs a non-issue.

Valerie’s vaccines are up-to-date and she’s microchipped now.  In our opinion, she is a treasure.  If you can provide a good home for Valerie, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email  A home check and adoption application are required.

The adoption fee for Valerie is just $275.00

Name:  Marley  3864
Age:  4 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Micro Mini – 8 lbs.

Marley is being fostered in Fresno

It is rare that we get micro-minis, so when we rescued Marley, we could not have been more thrilled.  Marley is an adorable micro-mini.  He is a black and tan, but his coloring is mostly black with only a small amount of tan on his paws.

Marley is great with other dogs and he is currently being fostered with both male and female dachshunds.  He would enjoy having another dachshund in the home for play and companionship.  Marley is a teeny-tiny guy, so we will only consider adoptive homes that have small dogs.  Sorry no large dogs.

Marley is also very friendly with people and he wants his person around most of the time.  Marley has a bit of separation anxiety, so stay at home parents/work from home or recently retired folks are encouraged to apply.  Marley is so tiny that he could be easily injured by a young child, but we will consider families with gentle children ages 12 and up.

Marley loves playing with squeaky balls and loves to play several times a day.  Marley is also good on a leash, and he loves going for walks.  He is also good in the car.

Marley has access to a doggy door and his foster parents have been working on his potty training.  He is doing pretty well, but his adoptive parents (who must have a doggy door) will also need to keep a watchful eye, so he continues his good potty habits.

Marley has been neutered, microchipped, and his shots are current.  He does have a luxating patella (a knee joint that slips out of place), but in Marley’s case, it won’t go back into place.  He sometimes holds his leg up when he is running, but it does not really seem to bother him.  When examined by our Central CA veterinarian, he did not suggest correcting it unless it starts causing him pain.

If you are interested in Marley, please contact Jenaveve at and complete the online adoption application.

The tax-deductible donation for Marley is $350.00


Name:  Sammy 3879
Age: 3.5 years
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

*adoption pending*
new applications are not being accepted at this time


Sammy is so handsome he will take your breath away.  He was an owner-surrender to the Central California SPCA by a person who purchased him from a Utah breeder.  We were not told why he was given up.  We were thrilled to get him and to be able to find him a wonderful home.

Sammy is extremely photogenic.  He has expressive eyes that sparkle with anticipation.  He sees the camera and poses like a Hollywood movie star.  He is good with gentle, respectful children over 8 years old.  He is good with the other dogs in his foster home.  We have no idea how he feels about cats.

Sammy is sweet with people, even strangers, and he loves to be cuddled.  He is a love-sponge.  He enjoys snuggling in your lap or in the big bed.  Just give him a soft blanket and a spot to snuggle and he’s a happy little camper.  Sammy likes going for walks and he is fine on car rides.  His foster mom says he is the best traveling companion ever.  Got an RV?  Sammy is ready to get on the road and see America. 

Sammy is house trained, and will use a dog door.  He would love to be invited to share the big bed with his people.  We are looking for a family who can give him a lot of attention and lots of love.  He needs a home with a yard and a dog door, so he can continue his good potty habits.  No stairs for this extra short boy. 

Sammy is current on his vaccines, has had a complete dental (no extractions), and is microchipped.  If you can provide Sammy with a wonderful home, please contact Jenaveve at and complete our online application.

The tax deductible donation for Sammy is $300.00

Name:  Lucy  3872
Age:  10 years
Color:  Black & Tan
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Tweenie – 15 lbs.

*adoption pending*


Don’t let Lucy’s age fool you. She is a very active dachshund! Such a busy girl.

Lucy’s story is sad in regard to her previous people.  Her first owner passed away, so Lucy went to a new home.  Sadly, Lucy’s second owner had cancer and was no longer able to care for her. Lucy hasn’t let her misfortune get her down though. She is a very happy and friendly girl.

Lucy would be fine having dog siblings, but she could probably also be an “only dog” as long as she wasn’t left alone for long periods of time.  Lucy is also cat safe!!!!!!  Lucy would be safe with respectful children ages 10 and up as well.

Lucy rides well in the car.  She is also fantastic on a leash, and she loves going for walks.

Lucy is a princess and she does not want to sleep in a crate, only the big bed for Lucy.  She currently sleeps in the big bed with her foster family’s 12 year old daughter.  

Lucy is spayed, she has had a dental, is microchipped, and her vaccines are current.  If you are interested in providing Lucy a wonderful home, please contact Janice at

The tax deductible donation for Lucy is only $150.00