We have many dachshunds fostered in Northern California. If you live in Southern California, you can still adopt them! Please inquire and we might be able work with you to transfer them down to where you live, or you can pick them up. Please contact us for more info.
LAST UPDATED: 08-24-19
Spencer (4702 )
Age: 8 years
Size: Tweenie – 13.4 lbs.
~ SPENCER IS being FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~
The last couple of years were rough for Spencer and his canine buddies. When younger, they were well cared for, but then, their owner got involved in drugs. Soon the dogs were living in a crack house and were totally neglected. When their owner was evicted, she left all three dachshunds behind in the yard. Thanks to one caring person, they were rescued. One of the three dogs was so ill that he was euthanized at the vet’s recommendation. Spencer and the fat, older female have been spending their time in SCDR, getting healthy.
Spencer has a flea allergy (common in dogs). And of course, he arrived covered in fleas. As a result, he was missing the majority of his coat. Once in foster care and with no fleas, he began growing his beautiful coat back. He still has a little ways to go, but it’s clear he is soon going to be a lovely dog.
Spencer has been great with all the other dogs in his foster home. He really enjoys playing and romping with them. He has been great with people as well. He has put his past behind him and is happy to give folks love and kisses.
Spencer is just the right amount of active/energetic. He enjoys a walk and then cuddling up for a nap. He is devoted and will get up from a nap to follow his person around.
Spencer is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He just had a complete dental.
If you are interested in Spencer, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Spencer is $225.00
Jackson (4696 )
Age: 5-6 years
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
~ JACKSON IS FOSTERED IN THE FRESNO, CA AREA ~
As with many dachshunds that we take into rescue, Jackson ended up in a local shelter, and typical to dachshund behavior, he was scared. When he first arrived at the shelter he was nippy. He settled down quickly though. And since he left the shelter, he is 12 pounds of sweetness.
Jackson likes cuddling on the couch, but he isn’t a couch potato. He loves running around in the backyard with his foster mom’s dachshunds, and he even waits at the door to be invited back inside. He is great with the other dachshunds in his foster home. We have no idea how he would be with cats so we will be erring on the side of caution.
When his foster family had visitors, he wagged his tail at everyone and let everyone pet him. He wasn’t afraid of anyone. We haven’t seen him around small children, but most dachshunds are not good with small children, so we won’t be placing him in a home with young children. Jackson is not a barker. The few times his foster mom has heard him barking is with the excitement of her arrival home.
Jackson is very good on a leash, and he loves to go for walks with the other dachshunds. Jackson is also very good in the car and enjoys going for car rides.
Because Jackson is very good with the dachshunds in his foster home, we would like to place him in a home another dachshund or small dog for companionship.
Jackson is crate trained, but he wants to sleep in the big bed with his people. Jackson is doing very well on his housetraining, and he hasn’t had an accident since he was neutered. His foster people watch him carefully and adopters will need to continue working with him so that his good potty habits continue. He has also mastered the use of the ramp to get on and off of the furniture.
Jackson is neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated, and he just had a complete dental.
The person who gets to adopt Jackson is going to be very lucky. If you are interested in adopting Jackson, please email Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete our online application. A home check is also required.
The tax deductible donation for Jackson is $250.00
Age: 1 year
Size: Standard – 35 lbs.
~ MILLIE IS being FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE, CA AREA ~
Millie came to us very pregnant. She had been found as a stray. Her finders had planned on keeping her since she is such a nice dog. However, in a few weeks, they noticed signs that she was likely pregnant. They were not in a position to have the time or resources to deal with puppies to they reached out to rescue. We agreed to take her and within 3 days of her arrival, she presented us with ten adorable babies (see the listing for the puppies below).
We think Millie is a standard Dachshund/Labrador Retriever mix. She is a very loooong dog.
Poor Millie is really still a puppy herself, but she has taken excellent care of her babies. Now that they ready to be on their own, Millie wants a home of her own. This gorgeous girl thinks she is a lap dog and she loves cuddling with her people. She has lived with other dogs with no issues. Now that her puppies are older, she is starting to understand how to play and join the fun. Her foster home has young children and Millie adores them. We think she would be a great family dog. Alas, Millie has a strong prey drive so she cannot go to a home with cats.
Millie would like a home where she got to get out and see the world. Walks and hikes are on her list.
Millie is now spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped.
If you are interested in Millie, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at email@example.com. An application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Millie is $350.00
We received an urgent message from a pair of good Samaritans who weeks earlier had found a dog wandering the streets of Vallejo. They took her in and tried in vain to find her owner. She was such a nice dog, they decided to keep her. They trained her, socialized her, and gave her a great home! Then one day they noticed that she was getting a little rounder in the belly. Lo-and-behold, the beautiful dog they found on the streets was pregnant! That’s when they contacted us. As much as they loved her, they knew they didn't have the time or resources to handle a litter of puppies.
They sent us pictures and videos and based on that. we thought she was a standard doxie (or mostly doxie) that was on the smaller size. Then we got her! Millie is a very large, very beautiful dog who appears to be part dachshund, part Lab.
We scrambled for space, and she went to her foster home on a Sunday. By Wednesday, we also had TEN adorable babies. While we have no clue who the dad(s) is, it definitely seems that he/they may be a hound(s). The puppies all have lovely long ears and have fairly short, fat legs and fat paws. (Basset? Beagle? Dachshund?)
Out of ten puppies born to Millie, only Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren are still in need of loving homes.
As puppies, these cuties are going to be A LOT of work. They will get into everything, and they will chew your iPhone, your expensive shoes, and your favorite underwear. They are not appropriate for a home where people are gone much of the day. They would love a playful, but gentle adult canine companion or a rowdy puppy near their age. They are young enough to learn to live with cats.
These puppies have been extremely well cared for and well socialized with people and other dogs. They have a huge following on their Facebook page (type @scdrrescue in your FB search bar to find this page)
The ideal home for each puppy will have the following qualifications:
• Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home parents or folks who work from home.
• Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
• Another small young dog for play and companionship.
• A very secure INDOOR place for the puppies to be when no one is at home.
• Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
• No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.
The puppies are spayed, de-wormed, microchipped, and they have age-appropriate vaccinations.
If you are interested in Marilyn or Sophia, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. A home check is required as well.
The tax deductible donation for each puppy is $500.00
Age: approx. 12 years
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
~ MISTER IS BEING FOSTERED IN CARMICHAEL, CA ~
Please note: This is a courtesy listing for a private party. Please read dog’s entire written bio before contacting Jennifer, the foster mom (Jennifer’s email address is below).
About 6 weeks ago, this senior dachshund was abandoned in a crate and left behind a vehicle in Carmichael, CA. My nephew brought him to me knowing that I would take him. However, I am not able to devote the time and attention he deserves and I am looking to re-home him.
While he has many GREAT qualities and is such a sweet boy, I have to be honest about his flaws to make sure I find him the best home for his needs.
He is blind. However, my vet was hopeful that with cataract surgery, he may be able to restore his vision. It costs roughly $2K per eye.
He is mostly deaf. Although being blind and deaf, he is quick learner. He learned the layout of my house and yard in just a few days, and stopped running into things completely. He will only walk in circles in unfamiliar territory. Then once he learns his surroundings, he is solid and confident navigating himself around.
He has separation anxiety and barks at night or when in any confined space. I am scared to bring him into our bed in case he walks straight off the edge and injures himself.
He had severe dental disease, and 2 oral/nasal fistulas when I took him in. Unfortunately, the vet had to remove all of his teeth. He can eat kibble or soft food, but needs to be taken to the vet if he gets a runny nose, cough, or persistent sneezing, as he could get food particles into his respiratory system and get a serious infection.
None of these flaws are the reason he is being re-homed. He is a good, loving boy who has done nothing wrong. I simply don’t have the time to care for him the way he deserves. My household is busy with other dogs who step on him, or whip his face with their tails and send him crying, and puppies who pick on him. He deserves better than what I can give him during his golden years. Those are all the things that his new mom and dad would need to consider before taking him.
The pros are endless. He is such a daily inspiration to my family. He is so resilient, and has an amazing attitude. He does not have the typical dachshund personality. He LOVES everyone, and every pet we have. He always seems to be so happy and patient.
His favorite thing to do, being a senior, is cuddle, sleep, and he LOVES when you rub his eyes and snoot for him!
Mister is potty trained with the understanding that you have to physically have to carry him outside every 2 hours or so to go. He does his business almost immediately when you set him down outside, but if you fail to bring him outside in a timely fashion, he will go inside.
Mister can be adopted almost anywhere in California. My husband is a private pilot, and can fly him to Southern California if necessary.
Mister is up-to-date on shots and is neutered. For more information on Mister, feel free to contact Jennifer at Jen@bptreeservices.com. SCDR will be accepting and forwarding applications to Jennifer. A home check is also required for Mister’s adoption.
Adopt Mister for a modest donation
Leon Love (4627)
Age: 7 weeks
D.O.B. – 5/30/2019)
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – still growing.
(Likely to be under 12 lbs. as an adult)
~ LEON LOVE IS FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~
One afternoon we got a call from a Central CA boarding facility. A man had just shown up with a box of 5 newborn puppies. Mom had a c-section and wanted nothing to do with the babies. The man either wanted the boarding facility to take them or they were going to the shelter (where they would have been put down). The facility had no one to stay overnight to feed and care for the babies. Nor is a kennel a good situation for babies. Because the man said that mom was a long haired black & tan dachshund, we got the call.
We had no time to think (getting food into the babies was imperative) so we impulsively agreed to take them. We reached out to a wonderful supporter and transporter to see if he could get the puppies to us. It was not a good night to do transport, but he changed his plans and got the puppies to us before nightfall. Meanwhile we were out buying formulas and bottles and getting things set up to keep the puppies warm.
We made it through the first night, but then what to do? We had no appropriate place for bottle-babies. Again fortune smiled on us, and the wonderful Catlin raised her hand. She had just finished with a bottle litter.
Orphan babies are tough, and we lost the three littlest ones within the first week. However, the other two were eating with gusto and thriving. It’s good for puppies to have a littermate or two to learn appropriate behavior so we were thrilled that two made it.
Leon was the male and he was named after the transporter that saved his life. The Love part of his name was added because this boy is a lover. His sister is being adopted by couple with a male chiweenie who want a female to play with him. That leaves Leon looking for his forever home.
Like any puppy, Leon is adorable. He’s got a fuzzy black coat and a silly expression. He loves to play with other dogs, but he is very people focused. He wants his loving and his cuddles.
We have no idea of dad, but based on current size, we don’t think Leon will be much over 10 pounds, but we can’t make any promises as to his adult weight.
The ideal home for Leon will have the following qualifications:
Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home parents or folks who work from home.
Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
Another dachshund or small, young-sized dog for play and companionship.
A very secure INDOOR place for Leon to be when no one is at home.
Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
Leon is scheduled for his neuter and microchip at the end of July. He will be current on the applicable vaccinations for his age.
If you are interested in Leon-Love, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Leon is $250.00
Age: ~ 8 to-9 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
~ PEANUT IS being FOSTERED IN THE TURLOCK, CA AREa ~
Peanut’s owner took her to the shelter because she was “sick”. She looked fine, but she did have some blood in her feces. Peanut was extremely friendly so of course we were happy to save her.
After blood tests and a fecal showed nothing, the vet suspected the diet of this chubby girl. On his recommendation, Peanut began eating a grain free food. This seems to have done the trick, as it has been months and no sign of any blood.
Peanut is a charming, friendly dog. She gets along with all the other dogs and everyone she has met. She enjoys both walks and cuddling. When out and about, she loves saying “Hi” to everyone. If you are watching TV, she wants to be cuddled up right next to you (or on your lap.)
Peanut will need to remain on a grain free dog food in her adoptive home. She will let you know if you are a minute past feeding time.
Peanut is spayed and has gotten a dental. Her vaccines are up to date. She sleeps quietly in a crate at night.
If you are interested in Peanut, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Peanut is only $175.00
Age: ~2.5 years
Color: Dark Chocolate
Size: Standard – 21.2 lbs.
~ BOB IS being FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~
Bob was picked up as a stray and ended up in a bad shelter. (The indiscriminate breeding of unfixed animals is bringing many Central CA shelters to their knees. The animal influx is relentless and nonstop.) Fortunately, one of our volunteers was able to rescue him and get him into foster care.
Bob is an absolute gem. Big in size, Bob has a gentle soul. This boy is a sweet, gentle giant. He is eager to please and he learns commands quickly.
Bob looks black in the photos but in real life, you will see that he is the most delicious dark chocolate color. He is the size of a standard dachshund, and he has a long body. However, his face is wider than is typical. We think he may be a Doxiedor (Dachshund/Labrador cross – in this case, a chocolate lab). If so, line up fast – this mix normally makes for a terrific family dog. And they do get adopted quickly.
Bob is very dog friendly and has been living with smaller dogs with no problems.
Bob appears to have been quickly house trained with the use of a doggie door. He is also crate trained.
Bob is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
If you are interested in Bob, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Bob is $325.00
Age: 2-3 Years
Size: Tweenie – 17 lbs.
~ JULIUS IS FOSTERED IN FOSTERED IN SACRAMENTO,CA ~
Julius found himself in a shelter and he was terrified! He pancaked to the floor if anyone as much as looked at him. He was not adoptable in this condition, so the shelter reached out and asked us if we would take this little dachshund mix.
Julies was initially very shy in his foster home. He spent the first few weeks hiding under the dining room table. He clearly had not been well socialized. What helped him was the arrival of another dog. Julius is a very active dog and he loves to play. Having a buddy around gave him a boost of confidence.
Julius LOVES belly rubs and is very affectionate. He has an adorable behavior of booping people with his snout. With his super soft coat that feels like suede, he’s a great snuggle buddy!
A new home for Julius needs an energetic canine companion to play with and to help Julius feel secure. Wrestling and playing chase are among his favorite activities. He also needs an active home that gets him out and about to see the world. He does a happy dance if he sees you grab a leash as he adores his walks. He is shy with new people, and so is probably not the best fit for a home with young children.
As a mix, Julius has long legs to go with his long body, so a home with stairs should be no problem.
Julius is not wild about being crated, but will do so reluctantly. He is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.
If you are interested in Julius, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Julius is $200.00
Age: ~1.5 Years
Size: Mini – 8.5 lbs.
~ TIMMY IS FOSTERED IN THE SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE AREA ~
We decided to give Timmy, a doxie-chi mix, a Christmas miracle. He was on a local shelter’s rescue only list with a comment that he was a fear biter and had bitten an AC officer. We saw his picture for weeks, but no one saved him. So in the spirit of the holiday season, the day before he was to be put to sleep, we decided to take a chance on the little guy. In person, he is the cutest thing with the sweetest little worried look on his face.
Timmy loved his foster mom from the moment he met her. He was also terrified of her getting too close to him. He wanted to be close to her, but still maintain a safe distance. He was ignored for a few weeks and allowed to progress at his own rate. He slowly started tolerating being pet and ear scratches (he is very treat motivated). Then one day, his foster mom decided it was safe to pick him up, and he has been easy to handle since then. He adores getting human affection and attention and is always eager for lap time.
Timmy is a weird little guy. While in foster care, he has been playing the role of Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates. If his foster mom wears different shoes, or clothing, he freaks out about the “stranger” and runs for safety out the dog door. It takes him about 5 min to accept that he knows this person after all.
Timmy loves playing with most of the doxies in his foster home. However, he is extremely jealous of the male dachshund that arrived after him. The best home for Timmy will have a confident small female sister or two to romp with and help remind him to be brave.
Timmy will need a home that will give him a few days before they try and handle him. (Or you can come visit a few times before taking him home.) For this reason, a home without children would be best.
Timmy is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He crates nicely at bedtime although he really wants to be the first one out in the morning.
If you are interested in Timmy, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Timmy is $250.00
Age: 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini – 12.5 lbs.
~ LULU IS being FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY ~
This darling dachshund mix, with the cutest white dipped toes, was adopted from the local shelter. We greeted her as she was leaving the building with her new owners. (We happened to be at the shelter to pick up another dog. Lulu was so cute we had to say hi to her.)
Fast forward a few days, and we got an email from the new owners. The sweet, quiet, calm puppy they met in the shelter was anything but. They were not prepared for her energy level and the chaos a puppy can bring. Wanting to be sure she would get an appropriate home, they asked us to take her.
Lulu was a very rude puppy with no dog manners when she arrived in rescue. The other dogs quickly taught her what is and isn’t appropriate behavior. Now they enjoy playing with her.
Lulu is very people friendly and solicits attention from humans. We think Lulu would be ok with kids 8 years old and up. However, we warn you, she is going to chew on any Barbies, Transformers, Legos, or any other toys left where she can get them. She loves to grab anything of interest to her people and run off with it. Lulu will need an active home. She needs daily walks, adventures, and hikes to wear her out. She would love another friendly dog to play with.
The ideal home for her will have the following qualifications:
Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home parents, or folks who work from home.
Another small, young dog for play and companionship.
A very secure INDOOR place for the puppy to be when no one is at home.
Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.
Previous puppy experience is a plus but not absolutely essential.
Lulu is spayed, current on her vaccinations, and is microchipped. She will sleep quietly in a crate at night.
If you are interested in Lulu, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at email@example.com. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Lulu is $200.00