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: 05-20-19

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Julius (4548)

Age: 2-3 Years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
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.

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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

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Delilah (4590)

Age: ~ 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
(with a touch of white)
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Small Standard – 18.5 lbs.

~ DELILAH IS FOSTERED IN THE EAST BAY/ANTIOCH AREA ~

Delilah came to us via a Facebook post. In pictures, she looks pretty doxie. In person – not so much. Whatever she is made up of, she is a sweet dog.

Delilah originally got along only with the female dogs in her foster home. (Go figure). Lately, she has made real progress with the boys. We think their rough play intimidates her somewhat. In addition, Delilah will growl which we are now realizing is play behavior for her and not aggression or “back off”. She’s still figuring out the whole “how dogs play” thing.

Delilah is a lovey-dovey dog. She adores cuddling on the sofa with her people. Her favorite snooze spot is on the back of sofa. It’s comfy and she is then near anyone who may sit down.

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Delilah is also a food hound and can be annoying if you are trying to eat somewhere other than seated at a table. Her nose will be right there. She’s good at being sneaky and getting what she wants. A special favorite is potato chips.

Delilah prefers to sleep on the big bed with her people. If there is a pillow next to you, that’s where she wants to be. She is a dog who does not like to get under the covers or burrow into blankets. She’s happy on top of everything.

Delilah is a young dog, so she loves going for walks. These should be a daily occurrence in her new home.

We have had Delilah spayed, microchipped and brought current on her vaccinations. Crate training is a work in progress.

If you are interested in Delilah, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmai.com. An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Delilah is $225.00

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Gus (4535)

Age: ~3-4 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 27 lbs.

~ GUS IS FOSTERED IN THE SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE AREA ~

Do you love the “doofus” type dogs? Then we’ve got a great one for you!

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We got a call asking us to take a dachshund that had been roaming around the neighborhood. It turns out his owner had died. Family put out food/water and the dog wandered in and out via the dog door. Someone who knew the family contacted them and they said “We don’t want the dog. Take him.”

We never got his name and he was so fat when he arrived, we began calling him a Chungus. (Chungus is an overweight cartoon rabbit.) The Chungus song fit him perfectly and he gets it sung to him often. “He’s a big Chungus. He’s a big chunky boy. Such a big bun, yes. We are so overjoyed to have a big chunky boy. A big and wonderful boy such as he.”

Not only is our Gus chunky, he has only half a tail, making him even more rabbit like. (We don’t know if this missing tail is a birth defect or he was injured).

While still a bit hefty, Gus is actually much thinner than when he arrived. Daily walks in a new home should help him slim down even more, but he is always going to be a big boy.

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Upon arrival, Gus was interested in the other dogs in his foster home, but confused as to how to interact with them. He studied and attempted a few moves and after a week or so, he figured out how to play. Now he is always in the middle of all the action.

Gus appeared to be equally confused about how to interact with people. He was friendly, but didn’t seem understand being held, pet, etc. We quickly won him over, and now he is joining the others looking for affection. We think he would sell his soul for butt scratches.

Gus is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He is not fond of the crate and would prefer to sleep in the same room as his people. A cushy dog bed with a nice comforter would be heaven.

If you are interested in Gus, 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 Gus is $250.00

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Kylie (4532)

Age: 2 years
D.O.B.: 6/18/17
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

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~ KYLIE IS FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY ~

We got an email asking whether we could help a woman with her mother’s dachshunds. Typically, these requests are to surrender old dogs, but not this time. Mom is a backyard breeder who kept all her favorite puppies from each litter. As you might guess, she soon had way too many dogs.

Kylie is a gorgeous, charming girl. Like the others she arrived with, she is shy when she first meets someone. However like the others, she really, really wants human affection, so in no time she is begging for a lap.

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Kylie does fine with the other dogs (she has always lived with a large pack). She is not interested in standing up to any of the snarky ones, preferring to run away from trouble. As she has gotten more comfortable with her foster surroundings, she is starting to get a little sassy and getting involved in playtime. A favorite game is flaunting a high value chew in front of the others thereby initiating a game of chase.

Like most dogs, Kylie would benefit from a home that takes her on walks and adventures. It would help build her confidence to actually be able to go out and see the world. (Leash training is still in progress).

Kylie would be an ideal take-to-work dog. She would also like a small canine brother to help her feel brave in new situations.

Kylie is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. Plus, she is crate trained.

If you are interested in Kylie, 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 Kylie is $600.00

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Kendall (4531)

Age: 5 years
Color: Red
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 9 lbs.

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~ KENDALL IS FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY ~

We got an email asking whether we could help a woman with her mother’s dachshunds. Typically, these requests are to surrender old dogs, but not this time. Mom is a backyard breeder who kept all her favorite puppies from each litter. As you might guess, she soon had way too many dogs.

Kendall was not part of the breeding stock, but is a dog that had been acquired as an adult by the woman. She was surrendered along with the young dogs. We were told that she will resource-guard her human as she wants all the attention.

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Kendall is very sweet and very friendly. She really, really wants to be with people. So far in rescue, she has been fine with the other dogs and is willing to share affection. This may change as she gets more comfortable. Due to her small size she needs to be an “only dog” or the only female dog in her new home.

Kendall has not gotten out much (if at all) in the last few years. She needs a home that not only gives her attention, but experiences. Because she is tiny, children in the home must be at least 8 years old. No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers.

Kendall is spayed, microchipped and current on her vaccinations. We also had her teeth cleaned. She sleeps in a crate, but really wants to sleep in the big bed.

If you are interested in Kendall, 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 Kendall is $600.00

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Colt (4533)

Age: 18 months
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11.2 lbs.

~ COLT IS being FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY ~

We received an email asking whether we could help a woman with her mother’s dachshunds. Typically, these requests are to surrender old dogs, but not this time. Mom is a backyard breeder who kept all her favorite puppies from each litter. As you might guess, she soon had way too many dogs.

Colt is a sweet boy. He is a little shy as he has not had extensive socialization, but he really likes people and wants to be near them. Colt is also fine with the other dogs. He is used to living with a pack.

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Colt wants a new home that gets him out into the world. He wants daily walks, and he thinks the idea of going on hikes and to the beach is great. He would also like evening cuddle time as he enjoys melting into you.

Colt would do best with at least one playful canine companion. He’s a little guy so he is most comfortable with small dogs.

We have had Colt neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is crate trained. He is doing well in house training, but will need his new family to continue to reinforce good potty habits.

The ideal home for Colt would have the following attributes:

  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.

  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus.

  • Another playful small dog for socialization and companionship.

  • A very secure INDOOR place for Colt to be when no one is at home.

  • Applicants must be between 25 and 67 years of age.

  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

If you are interested in Colt, 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 Colt is $600.00

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Belle (4357)

Age: 12 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Micro Mini – 8.10 lbs.

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How does it happen? We say this over and over again. A really nice little dachshund finds itself stray and the owners don’t reclaim. That is the situation with Belle. What a tiny little sweetheart! Belle is a very happy little snuggle bug and she is ready to melt your heart just as she has her foster parents’. Belle is so friendly and happy to greet everyone she meets. We don’t know how such a sweet girl ended up stray, but we were happy to take her under our rescue wing.

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Belle is living in a foster home with 3 other doxies and a little mixed breed dog, and she gets along great with all of them. Look at her beautiful face. How can you resist?

Belle has a little deformity in her front legs and a tiny bit of patella luxation in the back so she walks and runs a little funny, but it doesn’t seem to affect her in the least. At her age, we aren’t going to fix the luxating patellar. They don’t bother her and as the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Belle is good on a leash and enjoys going on short walks. She also enjoys lounging with her family, but at the same time, she is playful and loves toys and playing with the dogs in her foster home. She would enjoy living with a retired couple or a family with respectful older children. She is tiny and she could be easily injured by a child. And the same goes for large dogs.

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We would like to place her in a home with small dogs, but she would be fine as an “only dog” as long as her people aren’t gone for long periods. Do you enjoy RV trips? We think Belle would enjoy that too. Belle loves to ride in the car. Belle would be happy in almost any family with children 8 years and up.

Belle is working on housetraining, and her adopters will need to keep up with that. Belle is spayed, and we also wanted a dental done; however, all her teeth were bad and she needed a full mouth extraction. She had a tiny crack in her jaw from the infection from the bad teeth that was repaired. Yes, she had the works. Good news is that she won’t need any more dentals. And she eats just fine without her teeth. Her foster parents moisten her kibble for her before meal time.

If you are interested in Belle, please contact Janice at rplsecr@yahoo.com. An application and home check are required.

Belle is available for a modest tax deductible donation to our rescue

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MoMo (4581)

Age: ~3 to 4 years
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14.7 lbs.

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~ MO IS being FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~

Mo was one of the two dogs that came to us from a hoarder who was being evicted. While another rescue group was trying to marshal resources, the owner was selling the unfixed dogs as fast as she could (sigh). At the last minute, she gave up 7 dogs. The all-breed rescue group working with her only had foster homes for four. They reached out and asked if we would take the other three. We happily agreed.

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Mo arrived sweet, but shy. He liked people but had not had much socialization. We have been working to give Mo new experiences and new activities. Walks have been an exciting adventure for him. After he got comfortable he began happily playing with the other dogs in his foster home. But what he really likes is people. Mo can live with other dachshunds or he can be an “only dog” if his people are around a lot.

Mo is also a very long dachshund. He needs a home without stairs. He should not be allowed to jump on or off furniture (ramps work great for this). Moe needs to be kept a good weight to minimize pressure on his joints and spine. His rear legs are also bow-legged. From the back, he looks like the cowboys in cartoons.

MoMo is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is crate trained. He takes treats nicely from your hand.

If you are interested in Mo, 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 Mo is $350.00

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Lucille (4530)

Age: ~ 8 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Wire
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Chunky Tweenie – 16 lbs.

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~ LUCILLE IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN RAMON/PLEASANTON AREa ~

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Lucille was picked up as a stray. Despite wirehaired dachshunds being fairly rare, no one came looking for her. The animal control officer at the shelter contacted us to see if we would take her into rescue. A foster raised her hand and Lucille was saved.

Our little Lucy is chubby and stubby. She has short little legs and a well rounded booty. (We are working on slimming her down). She is also adorable!

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Lucille is fostered in a home with children age 8 and up and is doing great with them. She is also good with the other dogs, but it appears she would also be fine as an “only dog”. She walked by cats at the shelter and had no interest in them. She enjoys being with people.

So far, Lucille has not been a barker, so she may be do OK as an apartment or condo dog. She is doing very well on her housebreaking. She really is a laid-back, go-with-the-flow dog.

Lucille has been spayed and gotten a dental. Her vaccines are up to date. She has been microchipped. She sleeps quietly in a crate at night.

If you are interested in Lucille, 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 Lucille is $250.00

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Lucy (4527)

Age: ~ 7 years
Color: Black & Tan Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Small Tweenie – 12.5 lbs.

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~ LUCY IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~

Lucy’s owner had a stroke, so Lucy became homeless. This poor girl has been bounced around ever since. First was the neighbor who cared for her for a few weeks. Then to her first foster home. From there she went to our medical foster home on a temporary basis, so she could get a dental. Now she is in what we hope his her final foster home.

Lucy is an incredibly sweet dog although all the changes have made her a bit clingy. If her people are home, she wants to be with them as much as possible.

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Lucy is friendly from the get go but she will need some time to get comfortable and to feel safe. She loves everyone so a home with respectful children would be fine with her. She enjoys playing with the other dachshunds and would find having a canine brother both fun and comforting.

Lucy has funny ears. They stand out from the side rather than hanging down properly. We think it adds to her character. She really is one very nice dog.

Lucy is healthy and current on her vaccinations. She just had a recent dental. She crates quietly at night.

If you are interested in Lucy, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. Adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Lucy is $250.00

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Timmy (4418)

Age: ~1.5 Years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
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.

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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

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Lulu (4417)

Age: 6 months
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
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.

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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 nicolesalacain@gmail.com. An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Lulu is $300.00

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Name: Sergio 4077
Age: ~6 years
Color:  Isabella Piebald
Coat:  Smooth
Sex:  Male/Neutered
Size:  Small Tweenie – 13.5 lbs.

This chiweenie came to us from SFACC.  He was totally terrified in the shelter, so they asked if we could take him.  He’d clearly had a rough life as he was extremely thin (he was rated a 3 out of 9 on body condition).

When Sergio arrived in rescue, he was, to put it bluntly, “weird”.  He acted as if he had never seen or heard anything.  Other dogs appeared to be a new thing for him and it took him a bit to figure out their behavior.  He had zero expectations about people and showed no interest in them.  For a long time we debated whether Sergio was deaf.  Then we wondered if he had vision issues.  He totally ignored all human conversation.  A high pitched “are you a good boy?” got not even a glance.  Treats? He ignored those too.

Well, now with hindsight it is clear he is not deaf and he can see just fine.  We think he had just not ever had a human talk to him before, so he paid no attention to our sounds.  Getting goodies from a human was also new to him.

After time in foster care, Sergio now knows that humans talk to him.  He responds to commands and he knows his name.  This former treat rejecter now comes racing to get in line when treats are being given out.

What lights Sergio up like a Christmas tree, is the young man in his foster home.  He worships him and waits eagerly at the gate for him.  He likes being held and cuddled by his person.  He is much more suspicious of his foster mom, but our female dog walkers have helped him get a little more comfortable with women.

Sergio is not a dog for kids (although he lets them pet him on walks). Their shrieking and antics will likely stress him.  His ideal home will have at least one male adult.  Sergio really wants a dad.  He would be happy to be an “only dog”.  Another small dog is fine although it might be best if his canine sibling were easy going and confident.

Sergio loves to go for walks.  He also enjoys sunbathing.  He does not bark at squirrels or strange sounds.

Sergio is miserable in his foster home. There are way too many dogs and way too many new dogs arriving.  He just gets comfortable with the pack and then a new member appears and upsets him again.  Sergio wants a quiet, orderly home life.  He loves structure and predictability.

Sergio is neutered, microchipped and current on his vaccinations.  He had a complete dental (but he didn’t lose a single tooth). He is crate trained.

If you are interested in Sergio, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com.

Adopt Sergio for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue