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: 08-31-17

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Name:  Tiki  3979
Age:  13 yrs
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size: Small Tweenie – 12 lbs.

Tiki has a sad story. Her human mom who loved her very much passed away, and there was no family to take Tiki as part of their family.  We were delighted to take her into our rescue program.

Don’t let her age fool you, Tiki is VERY active.  She isn’t just a couch potato.  If we didn’t have her past records and had to guess her age by her activity level, we would have thought she was much younger.  She runs around and enjoys life.  She will also settle down with you on the couch and enjoy snuggle time.  

Her human who passed took very good care of Tiki her entire life.  Tiki had regular dentals and whatever she needed, and this is probably the reason that she is in great health for a gal her age.

Tiki lived her whole life as an “only dog”, and she would be just fine with that as long as her people weren’t gone for very long periods of time.  She could probably also be matched with a mellow male dachshund.  No females.

Tiki is very sweet with people and seems to enjoy visitors.  The last few years before her person passed, she wasn’t able to get Tiki out much; but prior to that, she did take her on walks.

Tiki is also one of those dachshunds who will keep you laughing.  If you are a dachshund-person, you know what we mean.  She is sweet, funny, and she will bring much joy to your family.

Tiki is also crate trained, but if she had her choice, she would probably prefer to sleep in the big bed and snuggle with her people.  

Tiki is receiving a refresher course in potty training due to her previous person’s bad health the last few years.  In her new home, access to a doggy door would be helpful.  As Tiki is extra long and very short, she also needs a home all on one level, no stairs for this gal.  It would be a big risk for back injury for her at her age.

Tiki is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and her previous person did regular dentals for Tiki.  If you are interested in Tiki, please contact Janice at, and complete our online application.  An application and home check are required.

Tiki can be adopted for a modest tax deductible donation to rescue

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Name:  April  3970
Age:  7-8 years
Color:  Red
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Female/Spayed
Size:  Standard – 22 lbs.

Whoever gets to adopt April will be getting a really, really nice dog.  We believe that April is a “Deagle”, dachshund/beagle mix.  April is very sweet and she gets along with other dogs.

We rescued April from a Central California shelter.  She came to us in with a critical condition that she had for quite some time. She had a massive inguinal hernia (An inguinal hernia is a condition in which the abdominal contents protrude through the inguinal canal or inguinal ring, an opening which occurs in the muscle wall in the groin area.)  April needed immediate surgery if we wanted to save her and the veterinarians weren’t sure that they could save her at all. In the end, it took 3 surgeries over approximately a four month time, but we are happy to say that she is doing fantastic now.  She feels like a new dog and she acts like a spring chicken running around.

April’s foster parents kept her separate from their other dogs until she had completely recovered from surgery number 3.  They didn’t want any rough-housing that could cause a problem to the hernia.  April was thrilled once the intros started.  She would really like to play with them, but so far the foster parent’s other 2 dachshunds aren’t having it.

April is a very, very easy dog.  She is a little shy with new people but very sweet.  The staff at the vet hospital also remarked on numerous occasions that she is so easy and so good through all procedures.

April’s one fault is that she has separation anxiety.  She would prefer someone who is home most of the time.  Her foster parents work full time and April does get upset.  If you are work from home, are a stay at home parent or recently retired, April would be a good fit.

April is great in the car and she LOVES going for rides in the car.  She also loves walks, but pulls a little.  April hasn’t had any accidents in the house, and she is crate trained.  She sleeps in the crate at night, but her preference would be in the big bed.  April has longer legs, so stairs should not be an issue.  No apartments or condos, because she will bark when her people are away.  April hasn’t been tested with children, but because of her sweet demeanor we feel she would be fine with gentle children ages 10 and up.

April is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, and had her teeth cleaned.  She’s all dressed up and ready to go.  If you are interested in April, please contact Janice at and complete our adoption application.

The tax deductible donation for April is $150.00

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

*adoption pending*


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