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: 07-12-19

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Peanut (4306)

Age: ~ 8 to-9 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
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.

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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

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Bob (4701)

Age: ~2.5 years
Color: Dark Chocolate
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
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.

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

The tax deductible donation for Bob is $325.00

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Trixie (4623)

Age: ~2.5 years
Color: Black &Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

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~ TRIXIE IS FOSTERED IN THE SILICON VALLEY/SJ AREA, CA ~

SAFE WITH CATS!

Trixie had a very bad first home. She was tethered outside and often had no food or water. Fortunately, Trixie had a caring neighbor. She fed and watered the little dog and worked on the family to do better by Trixie. They ended up agreeing to give the dog to her. Since this guardian angel wasn’t in the position to personally have another dog, she contacted us. We happily brought Trixie into foster care.

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Trixie is a soft personality dachshund. She is reported to be good with cats. She is good with strangers. She is a bit shy as she was not exposed to much in her previous home. We think this gentle dog could live with respectful children. (No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers.)

Trixie is a beautiful dog. She has a shiny sleek coat and silky ears. Trixie so far has been a very quiet dog, but that could change once she gets really comfortable. She loves to sit on laps and get cuddles.

Since she is a young dog, we are looking for a home where her new owners will get her out in the world and take her on adventures.

We have had Trixie spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped. She is crate trained.

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

The tax deductible donation for Trixie is $550.00

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Cash (4534)

Age: 18 months
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size:`12.7 lbs.

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~ CASH IS being FOSTERED IN SAN JOSE, CA ~

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.

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Cash is a sweet boy. He was very shy when he arrived as he had not had much socialization. We sent him to be fostered in a home with a friendly dachshund and two young teenagers. We wanted him to get lots of exposure to the world. In foster care, this sweet boy slowly started gaining confidence and independence.

Cash loves snuggling, whether with a person or another dog. He enjoys a good game of chase and of course, he is a fan of squeaky toys.

Cash is shy upon initial meeting of both dogs and people. He is not aggressive - he just wants a little time to get to know someone.

Cash really wants to be part of a pack, so we are looking for a home where there is at least one other friendly, playful canine. He is young and, therefore, energetic. He will need walks and adventures.

This loving little guy is not much of a barker. He is tolerant of baths, ear cleaning and nail trims.

We have had Cash neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is crate trained.

If you are interested in Cash, 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 Cash is $500.00

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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.

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~ 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.

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~ 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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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: 9 months
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12.5 lbs.

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~ 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 $200.00

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