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 25 years and have rescued over 4,000 dachshunds and counting!
The Reno Trio Are Ready For Adoption!
~ But We Still Need Your Help ~
It’s been a long and expensive road back to health for this trio, but they’re finally ready for their next forever home!
We still desperately need funds to help cover the big vet bills from the trio.
Donations of any amount are gratefully accepted (and tax deductible!)
CHECK BACK SOON FOR UPCOMING EVENTS!
What fun we all had at the 2019 OC Pet Expo!
The Pet Expo never fails to excite and this year was no different. Many happy visitors stopped by the SCDR booth and enjoyed a little time sharing stories, petting dachshunds, and learning more about SCDR.
Our Volunteers are Dedicated to Our Rescues, and We’re so Grateful They Donated Their Time to this Event.
Is a Rescue Dachshund Right For You?
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.
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: 08/20/19