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: 10-18-18
Age: 3 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 14.5 lbs.
~ FREDDIE IS FOSTERED IN GILROY, Ca ~
Freddie was purchased as a puppy. Soon the novelty wore off, and Freddie was banished to the back yard and ignored. He lived on a property with two houses. The front house often saw family members kick at Freddie. With permission, the front house took over caring for Freddie and making sure he had food and water and let him live in their yard where no one kicked him. Now things are heating up between the two families, so we were asked to take Freddie to be sure he did not become a pawn in any future difficulties.
Freddie really, really likes people. He holds no grudges. He loves to be cuddled. However, he does have one serious issue - you cannot even think about taking food away from Freddie. He will not just nip, but will bite. So, if something drops and he grabs it, it’s his! He also growls if the other dogs get near his food dish, but this has been easy to manage. If you are offering food or treats, he does take these nicely.
Because of his food issues, Freddie needs to go to an adults only home.
It took Freddie awhile to get used to sleeping in a crate, but he now enjoys being cozy and warm. He is absolutely thrilled if he gets to go on a walk. He hasn’t seen much of the world, so he finds these very entertaining.
We think Freddie could be an “only dog” or he could live with a mellow female dog. He’s a bit of mix, so some stairs should not be an issue for him.
We have had Freddie, neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He is more than ready for a home of his own. If you are interested in Freddie, 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 Freddie is $175.00
Age: 5-6 years
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
~ MICAH IS FOSTERED IN ANTIOCH, CA ~
Micah was picked up as a stray in terrible physical condition. He was very thin and covered with bite wounds. Due to his medical needs, the shelter released him to rescue.
There was some initial concern that his skeletal body was due to some undiagnosed medical condition. We quickly found out that was not true. Micah was simply starving. He gained more than 2 pounds while in the shelter and in rescue, we have put another 3 pounds on him. He is now a drop-dead-gorgeous dachshund with a fabulous classic Roman snouty-snout.
From the get-go, Micah has been a sweet dog and very good with people. He is good with the other dachshunds and loves to play with them. He also enjoys chasing squirrels and birds even though he has no luck in catching them. His passion is playing ball, but don’t worry. If you are busy, he will play ball by himself.
Micah is well behaved on a leash and riding in a car. He is safe with children 8 years old and up. We would like Micah to have another mild-mannered canine companion if possible.
Micah has been neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. We also got him a complete dental. He has a lovely smile and sweet breath.
If you are interested in Micah, 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 Micah is $300.00
Age: 5 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Standard – 23 lbs.
~ CHARLIE IS FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~
Charlie found himself in a tight spot when his mom had to move into assisted living. (Another case of people getting dogs an inappropriate age for their own age.) His adult human brother couldn’t take him in as he had small children and poor Charlie is terrified of young kids. Luckily for this big lug, a very nice neighbor-lady reached out and asked if she could facilitate getting Charlie into rescue. The family agreed and the neighbor even helped with the transport to one of our foster homes.
Charlie (referred to as Chuck by his foster mom) is one of the shortest dachshunds we have had. In pictures of him standing, he looks like his lying down. In addition to being short, Charlie is very large chested and big boned. He also has the cutest wrinkle covered legs. It’s hard to go out with Charlie because he is so stunning, everyone wants to come meet him.
This stubby guy is very much a love bug. He gives the best adoration gazes to his people. He has been fine with all the adults he has met. He is also living with a pack of foster dogs and is fine with all of them. (But boy, were they scared of him when he first arrived. His size intimidated them all. They quickly learned he Is a gentle giant.)
Charlie Is pretty low key, but that does not mean he doesn’t want to go out and see the world. When he was taken outside on a leash for a photo session, he refused to go back inside until he also got a walk.
Charlie is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. We had a dental done on him and he did lose a few teeth.
If you are interested in Charlie, 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 Charlie is $300.00
Age: ~7 years
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.
~ KATIE IS FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~
Katie is a stunning looking dachshund. Her coat is a beautiful shiny red. She came to us in bad shape emotionally. Her human dad died and Katie sat in his lap guarding him for two days before someone came and found them. With no one to take care of Katie, we were contacted. Of course, we said yes and soon we had this extremely traumatized dog in one of our foster homes.
Katie was pretty shut down when she arrived, and the chaos of a crowded foster home was intimidating. Katie kept to herself and avoided the other dogs. A few weeks after getting her, we were on the phone discussing how to help Katie get more comfortable. Suddenly, Katie came flying in through the doggie door playing a rousing game of chase with the girl gang. (Headed by the foster moms own very small dogs; a micro-mini dachshund, a one eyed Chihuahua, and a Yorkie.) This gang of littles has made it their mission to teach other dogs how to have fun. Katie seems to have now accepted their persistent invitations to play which means she is the way to emotional healing.
During her down time, Katie likes to cuddle and watch the ball game with her foster dad. She was afraid of him at first, but he took time out to give Katie special one on one attention. Now, she is first in line to join him in the Lazy Boy.
Katie is spayed, vaccinated and is microchipped. We just got her a complete dental. If you are interested in Katie, 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 Katie is $275.00
Age: ~8 years
Color: Black & Tan (White) Piebald
Size: Mini – 11.4 lbs.
~ TUESDAY IS FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~
Tuesday came to us via an underground network that rescues breeder dogs. She had been attacked by the breeder’s large dogs and has some scars on her back as a result.
In foster care, Tuesday has really blossomed with her foster mom. The man in the house is another story. She is still shy with him, but he is diligently working on winning her over. She has also done very well with the visiting young grandchildren. Even when she is scared, she has not shown any signs of aggression.
When Tuesday first arrived, she was standoffish with the other dogs. Once she got to know them, she began to socialize and take naps with them.
Tuesday likes to be held while she rests her head on your shoulder. When she gets excited she does a very cute happy dance.
Tuesday is extra short and extra long, so a home all on one level would be best for her. Any steps need to have a ramp to help prevent future back injury. (Doggie stairs or a ramp up to the big bed or the living room sofa is recommended.)
Tuesday is now spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. She also had a dental. If you are interested in Tuesday, 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 Tuesday is $225.00
Age: 6+ years
Size: Small Tweenie – 12.8 lbs.
~ LIZZIE IS FOSTERED IN TURLOCK, CA ~
When human seniors get young dogs, the result often is that somewhere down the line, we get dogs like Lizzie. She was purchased by a senior couple. Very soon the wife had health issues and dementia. Lizzie ended up spending her life in the bedroom with her people. She did not get walks or outings or really any kind of outside stimulation/socialization.
Fast-forward to Lizzie turning 6 years old. One of her owners had to go into assisted living and the other could barely care for himself, let alone their dogs. As much as they loved the dogs, they now needed to find a new home for them. Lizzie and her buddy, Heidi, were lucky. They made their way to dachshund rescue to find forever homes. (In foster care, it became clear the girls were not the least bit bonded so we are adopting them out separately.)
When Lizzie arrived in foster care she was terrified. She spent a few days hiding behind the toilet shivering. After days of this, her foster mom decided it was time for some tough love and she put Lizzie into gen-pop with the other foster dogs. It didn’t take long before Lizzie decided she loved her new humans and her foster siblings.
Lizzie has turned out to be very playful with her people and with the other dogs. She has a sweet little happy dance that she likes to show off. She now only avoids humans when it is time to put her in her crate. (It’s like chasing a toddler that does not want to go to bed.)
Lizzie will need a new home that understands she will need a few days to settle in. She would probably do best with a confident canine brother to show her the ropes. She really would love to be able to go on walks and hikes to make up for all those years of being house-bound.
Lizzie is spayed, vaccinated and is microchipped. She also had a dental. If you are interested in Lizzie, 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 Lizzie is $275.00
Age: 3 years
Color: Clear Red
Size: Small Standard – 18 lbs.
~ DIXIE IS FOSTERED IN SILICON VALLEY/SAN JOSE AREA ~
Dixie was one of two dachshunds that were an owner-surrender by a military family facing deployment. Wanting a more stable home for their doxies, they contacted SCDR and asked us to help.
Dixie arrived at SCDR with former housemate Klaus who was just adopted. Dixie is a beautiful dog. She’s also confident and outgoing. As the older dog of the pair, she seems to have had better socialization in her youth. She nicely greets strangers and doesn’t seem to be suspicious of anyone.
Dixie has a couple of passions. The first is hunting. She loves to be outside in the bushes looking for her prey. Because of this, Dixie is not appropriate for a home with rabbits, hamsters, pet rats, exotic birds, reptiles, etc. We are also somewhat dubious about how she would be with cats. The good news is that Dixie is a fairly quiet hunter.
Dixie’s second passion is squeaky toys. She gathers up all the toys and hordes them in her crate. Stuffies don’t last long as she enjoys ripping the stuffing out and killing the squeaker.
Dixie is fine with most other dogs. She and her buddy Klaus will play together. She mostly ignores the other dogs. We think if she has a canine sibling, it needs to be a male.
Dixie is very well behaved on walks and wants to be sure she gets a new home where these are a daily occurrence. Dixie is spayed, vaccinated and microchipped. She is also crate trained and as house trained as any dachshund can be.
If you are interested in Dixie, please fill out the adoption application and email Nicole at Nicolesalacain@gmail.com. A home check is also required.
The tax deductible donation for Dixie is $375.00
Age: 2 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 14.2 lbs.
~ KLAUS IS FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY ~
Klaus was an owner surrender by a military family facing deployment. Wanting a more stable home for their doxies, they contacted SCDR and asked us to help.
Klaus arrived at SCDR with former housemate Dixie. Klaus is a stunning dachshund. He’s a friendly little guy and likes most everyone he meets.
Klaus is young and, therefore, wants to get out and about as much as possible. He will do just about anything for a walk! When he is out on a walk, he is well behaved, even when he sees other dogs. He is going to need an active home.
Klaus gets along with all the other dogs in his foster home, but he is jealous when new dogs show up. It takes him a few days to be a hospitable host. He came into rescue with Dixie, a young female. They are not bonded, but Klaus is more confident when she is around. We, therefore, think it is best Klaus go to a home with another young dog.
Klaus is a very long dachshund, so it is important that he have a home with no stairs. We believe he would be OK with older, respectful children. Klaus is not much of a barker. He has been non-reactive when he sees other dogs on a walk.
Klaus is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. He is crate trained and as house trained as any dachshund can be.
If you are interested in Klaus, 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 Klaus is $375.00
Age: 7 years
Color: Chocolate & Tan
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
~ SHERRY IS FOSTERED IN THE SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~
Sherry had barely been surrendered to a shelter, when we were notified about her. It turns out, a behaviorist that works with the shelter is friends with a repeat adopter who quickly asked us to help. Sherry was an owner surrender. The story we were told is that she used to belong to someone who no longer wanted her. She was then given to a family with young children. You can guess what happened next. One of the kids was kicking at her and she bit him on the ankle. The family promptly loaded her up and dropped her at the shelter with the label of “will bite”. As a final blow, they said she was 11 years old.
When we first laid eyes on Sherry, we immediately noticed two things. First, this was a very, friendly, nice dog. Second, no way was she anywhere near 11. We guessed 7 to 8. When our vet examined her, he said 8 would be the upper age limit for her. This is great news, as dogs under the age of 10 are far more adoptable.
Other than a dislike of unruly youngsters, Sherry seems to be perfect. She likes all people the moment she meets them. She is fine meeting new dogs. She will play with those that she knows. At one of her foster homes, Sherry joined a girl gang of doxies that tore through the house on a regular basis. She likes romping with other dogs her size. She has lots of energy and is always willing to have an adventure. She is not much of a barker.
We don’t think Sherry had much of a life prior to rescue. Her coat was really dull and patchy. She hadn’t been spayed and looked to have had a number of litters. We want now for Sherry all the good things she deserves. She wants a home where she gets to go on walks and do fun activities. She can be an “only dog” or she can live with other friendly dogs. She enjoys cuddling with her people while they watch TV. While mostly for her safety, we won’t put Sherry in a home with young children, we think she would be fine with children age 10 and up.
Sherry is now spayed, vaccinated and is microchipped. She had a complete dental where all she needed was a cleaning and polishing. The vet clinic voted her “best dachshund teeth ever!” This is a nice change from most of our dogs who seem to be competing for the title of “worst dachshund teeth ever”.
If you are interested in Sherry, please fill out the online adoption application and email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Sherry is $275.00
Age: ~4 yrs
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
~ PETEY IS FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~
Petey was found as a stray and adopted out of the shelter by a young couple. It quickly became apparent that Petey was not a good fit for their city lifestyle. Not wanting to take him back to the shelter, they asked SCDR to find him a new home.
Petey is great with people including strangers. He’s very friendly and loves to cuddles and kisses. He is well behaved in stores and car rides. What Petey is not so great with is other dogs – especially ones he does not know. He is very dog reactive. In foster care, he is living with other dogs so we know it is possible for him to be part of a pack. (He does better with the girls than the boys). However, he lunges and barks when he sees a strange dog on the street and is instantly ready to throw down with them.
Petey needs a home with an in-charge owner (harder to find than you would think). He needs to know that he is not the one responsible for making decisions. We have been working very hard on building his confidence, because confident dogs are less reactive. After a week, we finally won the battle with sleeping in the crate. (Learning to sleep by themselves builds independence and confidence.) Petey also had some minor issues with resource guarding (food/toys), but we haven’t seen any of this lately.
Petey needs an adults only home or with teenagers and up. (We don’t want a young child walking him and losing control of the leash allowing Petey to launch himself at an oncoming dog.) He wants a home where he gets to have lots of walks – these are another good confidence builder. We think Petey would do better in the suburbs than in the city (plus he loves lawns!). Alas, Petey does not seem fond of cats so needs a no cat home.
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 $200.00.
Age: 8 years
Size: 14.3 lbs
~ LASSIE IS FOSTERED IN the SAN JOSE/SILICON VALLEY AREA ~
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.
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 email@example.com. An adoption application and a home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Lassie is $150.00
Age: 3 years
Color: Black Piebald
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.
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
Name: Sergio 4077
Age: ~6 years
Color: Isabella Piebald
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt Sergio for a modest tax-deductible donation to rescue