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: 09-19-18

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Petey (4413)

Age: ~4 yrs
Color: Wheaten
Coat: Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.


Petey was adopted from a shelter by a young couple planning to have a baby soon. They adored Petey’s looks (he is soooo cute) and charming personality, but had some concerns about his behavior vis-a-vis the upcoming changes to their home environment. Unfortunately, the rescue coordinator really pushed them to adopt Petey. She told them they could train him out of the behaviors. However, these behaviors combined with most dachshund’s dislike of very young children, are not something that can 100% be eliminated. So now months later and greatly attached to him, they realize that Petey is never going to be totally OK with their hope for children. They feel it is best for Petey to find a home now while he is young rather than waiting until they have a crawling baby.

Petey was at the shelter as he had been picked up as a stray. He must have been someone’s dog once as this little guy loves people, car rides and cuddles and is the perfect gentleman in stores. He can easily win anyone over with his kisses. He loves to walk and hike and adores playing on grass.

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So what are Petey’s issues? This sweetie will resource guard his toys, ball, food and in some cases, people. With training, he has made significant improvement, but not enough that we will place him in a home with children younger than teenagers. This little guy is very smart and very trainable. His current owners say he is now about 100% perfect in an adult home. He wants to be good and we want to set him up in an environment where being good is easy and where the stakes for failure are not so high.

What has really helped Petey has been consistent walks and outings along with his training. These have helped his confidence, burned off excess energy and made him less possessive of his things. He wants a new home where these are daily occurrences. He needs owners who are in charge, so that he doesn’t have to be.

Petey is currently living as an only dog, but we think he could also successfully live with another dog, especially a confident female. He is best friends with the neighbor’s female dog and enjoys having a walking buddy.

Petey is neutered, current on his vaccinations and microchipped. If you are interested in Petey, 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 Petey is $300.00

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Lassie (4306)

Age: 8 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: 14.3 lbs


Lassie, a mostly dachshund, had a very rough life prior to coming into rescue.  So rough, her previous owner surrendered her to the shelter to avoid prosecution for neglect.  We don’t know all the horrors that Lassie endured, but you can see by her pictures that she now has a blind eye.  This is a result of an old injury that was left untreated.  We had a vet check the eye and we were told it is not causing her any pain and to just leave it as is.   Lassie also came with bilateral mammary tumors – a result of not being spayed.

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We think Lassie would be fine being an only dog.  She deserves to be a spoiled, pampered princess.  She has lived with other dogs successfully, but she will need a few days to get comfortable with any new canine siblings.  Lassie loves her people and she enjoys spending time cuddling with them and watching baseball.  She warms up to strangers in a few minutes.  (She just has to be sure they are going to be nice to her.)

Like most dogs, Lassie enjoys getting to go for walks to see new places and new things.

Lassie is spayed, vaccinated, and is microchipped.  Lassie has had her mammary tumors removed.  She also had a recent dental.

If you are interested in Lassie, please complete the online adoption application and email Nicole at nicolesalacain@gmail.com.  An adoption application and a home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Lassie is $150.00

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Monty (4286)

Age: 3 years
Color: Black Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 8.9 lbs.

~ MONTY IS FOSTERED IN silicon valley, CA ~

Monty was picked up as a stray.  We are impressed that ACC was able to catch him, as this poor guy is terrified of strangers.  There were a lot of signs that he had never been anywhere in his life, but a backyard, so it is not surprising no one ever came to claim him.

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Monty was not available for adoption due to his fear.  One of our kind hearted volunteers agreed to foster him.  Within a couple of days, he was a loving, silly little boy.  However, he was still terrified of other people, and really needed more exposure to new places and people.  We then moved him to a foster home where he gets daily walks to help build his confidence.  He is making slow, steady progress.  He now hides behind his foster dad when a person approaches, but he is brave enough to eat the treats they offer!

Monty will likely always be a shy dog.  As such he is going to need a new owner that understands he will need a bit of time to get comfortable.  (He may not want to cuddle or come near you for the first couple of days.)  A mellow, confident, outgoing dog would give him some additional comfort in a new home.  When this guy knows you, he is super sweet.

Monty is an extremely cute little guy.  His body and coloring say Dachshund, but those ears!  Clearly he has some Chihuahua in there too.

Monty has been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.  If you are interested in Monty, 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 Monty is $250.00

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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