Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corp that has been rescuing needy dachshunds around Southern, Central and Northern California since 1994! Please help us on our mission to find our rescues forever homes!

We have been doing rescue for over 23 years and have rescued over 4,000 dachshunds and counting!


rocky and roy are ready to show the love!

Rocky and Roy are a Bonded Pair (cannot be separated)

Rocky and Roy have been brothers for the past 9 years. They were quickly re-homed after their owner passed away, but the resident Boxer at their new home wasn’t too friendly toward them so they ended up with SCDR.

Rocky and Roy are very well socialized and enjoy playing with their fellow foster dogs. The brothers are house and crate trained, and enjoy having fellow foster siblings join them in their crate. They also love to be held and cuddled, and walk well on a leash. They always look forward to their twice daily walks. And they greet new people nicely!

go to the south page for Rocky and Roy’s full bio!


join us at the Oc pet expo April 26-28!

The SCDR gang will be in Building 18 (The Hangar) in booth 1882. We’ll be there making both children and adults smile, laugh, and get excited about how cute and wonderful dachshunds are! There’ll also be cool stuff available for sale.

Buy Tickets Online

Click Here to go to the Events Page


Everyone Enjoyed the 2018 Wiener Winter Festival!

This event was sponsored by Southern California Dachshund Relief, Inc.

The Winter Wiener Festival held Sunday, December 9th, at Old World Village in Huntington Beach was a huge success. We saw many repeat attenders plus lots of newcomers. Santa Claus and Santa Paws made it there too! Thank you all for coming! Everyone had fun, especially the doxies and other small breeds who ran in the races. We want to thank everyone who dedicated themselves to making this event the success it was. Check out our Facebook page for a detailed account of the festivities!

please enjoy this video of the festival!

 
 

Remember:
"In Dachshund Racing There are No Losers.  Only Wieners!"


Is a Rescue Dachshund Right For You?

Luke is happy all the time, and very loyal to his mom!

Luke is happy all the time, and very loyal to his mom!

Dachshunds are such fun dogs. They are loyal, loving, security conscious, super cute, and extremely entertaining to watch do their thing. With some basic training and socialization skills dachshunds make absolutely wonderful pets! Just ask any dachshund owner you happen to meet.

Dachshunds are officially two sizes - mini (under 11 lbs) and standard (over 16 lbs). Unofficially, dachshunds over 11 lbs and under 16 lbs are called “tweenies”. Dachshunds can be long or short hair, wire hair, and a variety of colors and patterns. Dachshunds with shorter legs and longer backs are at higher risk of back injury so should always be dissuaded from jumping on and off furniture and using stairs (one or two stairs is OK for healthy doxies). Like most young dogs, young dachshunds can have lots of energy and are very curious . Because dachshunds were bred as badger hunters they are diggers by nature. Yards to play in are also yards to dig in. If a dachshund puppy is adopted, as cute as they are, expect to have have a few personal items chewed to pieces at some point. And a few potty accidents. That’s just what puppies do.

Coco is blind so likes to pretend she’s menacing. ( Blind dogs are as capable as sighted dogs. Sometimes you can’t even tell a dog is blind )

Coco is blind so likes to pretend she’s menacing.
(Blind dogs are as capable as sighted dogs. Sometimes you can’t even tell a dog is blind)

Rescue dachshunds can be shy and timid when arriving in a new home. Especially adults. It’s important to be very patient when they first arrive. Let the dog guide how much love and attention it’s ready to receive. It may not eat or be friendly at first, but will eventually settle in. Once settled in, there is no such thing as too much love and attention! And that’s also when formal training can be implemented. If you’re not sure how to train your dog, there are many good websites, books, and videos to learn from. It’s really not as hard as people think to train your dog with the basics. Taking your dog to training or hiring a trainer is even better. And remember, dogs don’t think like humans; so don’t expect them to.

Like any pet, dachshunds are live animals. It’s possible they will have accidents in the house. It’s possible they will get sick and need medical attention. It will cost money to feed and house them. Be sure you’re willing to commit to and accept everything that comes with being a dachshund parent before adopting. All dachshund owners know there will be rare occasions being a dachshund owner is not easy, but it’s oh so worth it the rest of the time!


In 2018, SCDR rescued over 300 dachshunds, pushing our grand total to nearly 4,600 dachshunds saved since we were founded in 1994. We added two more divisions to our group – Reno, Nevada, and Tucson, Arizona. Our doors are open to all doxies from all walks of life , including the old, injured, and "hospice" dogs. Some rescues are very expensive to vet, but we do whatever is necessary for the love of the breed.

SCDR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit operating entirely on donations and with volunteers.  All donations, big or small, help take care of these wonderful dogs.

If you prefer to use a check or money order, please make them payable to "SCDR", and mail to:
So. Cal. Dachshund Relief, Inc.
P. O. Box 2634
La Habra, CA  90631.

many happy families made possible by your generous donations in 2018:



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Page last updated: 03/30/19