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LAST UPDATED: 03-21-19

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Louie (4595)

Age: 6 years
D.O.B.: 01/01/2013
Color: Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

If Louie were human, he’d be a movie star or fashion model. He is so handsome he takes your breath away. Louie was left behind when his military family moved. A neighbor took him in. However, although she really liked Louie a lot, she already had 2 dogs of her own and could not keep Louie. We were more than delighted to take Louie into our rescue program.

Despite everything, Louie is one fabulous dog. He adjusted to his foster home in one day. He is 100% house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent. He enjoys the back yard for sunning himself and exploring. And get this – he even went outside to potty when it was raining! Good boy!

Louie is super sweet although a bit shy when meeting new people. He is not a good candidate to live with a family with young children. But he is safe with children over 8 years old, and can be an “only dog” if his people don’t work long hours away from home. He enjoys adult company. He is especially nice to his female foster siblings and would enjoy having a mild manneredcompanion. We don’t know if he is fond of cats.

Louie is a huge cuddler! Snuggly and sweet on the sofa, and a must sleep right next to you in the big bed all night kind of guy. He has many fine attributes including asking to be picked up and cuddled readily, being a good eater (always appreciated by foster moms), greets strangers nicely, does not bark very much, but when he does, it’s a very loud, protective bark reserved for folks who ring the doorbell. He quiets on command. He loves going for long walks and rides nicely in the passenger seat of the car. Louie is well socialized with other dachshunds and is a welcome guest in his multi-dog foster home.

As Louie is a longhaired dachshund, previous experience with a longhair is a big plus as he will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming to look his absolute best.

Louie is healthy, his vaccines are up to date, has had a dental cleaning, and he is now microchipped. Louie is fine for ground-level apartment or condo dwellers, but as his legs are extra short, he should not go up and down stairs or be allowed to jump off the furniture.

If you are interested in Louie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Louie is $300.00

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Archie (4591)

Color: Wheaten & Wild Boar
Coat: Wirehair
Age: 7 years
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

We never miss an opportunity to rescue a wirehaired dachshund. Archie was found stray. He eluded his rescuer for several days until she finally caught him. He was very scared, but once he was safely in her arms, his whole demeanor changed to a very sweet, loving little guy. With no collar, tag, or microchip, she had no way to find his people. Unable to keep him, she posted on several social media sights to no avail. So, she turned Archie over to SCDR to find a new, loving home.

Archie is very handsome, and for those who covet the wirehaired version of dachshund, he is quite unusual. He has one blue eye and one brown eye. He may have dapple in his genetic history.

Archie is crate trained and well on his way to being house trained. He is shy when meeting new people, but warms up quickly, especially if there are treats in the offing. He does not bark inappropriately or join the chorus when the other foster dogs bark at nothing. He has been a welcome house guest in his foster home. He gets along with his other foster siblings, and respects the elders. He has good dog-manners. He fancies himself as a bit of a Romeo with the girl doxies at his foster home. He has not missed a meal. We do not know how he is with cats.

Archie would be great with a family with children over 10 years old or “empty nesters” who can give him lots of loving attention. He loves to go out and about, but needs some leash training, so he doesn’t pull so much. He rides nicely in the car in someone’s lap and likes looking out the window. Archie would love to have someone around most of the day, but he is fine for a few hours on his own if he has another doxie or two to keep him company. Folks who work from home are also encouraged to apply for him.

Previous experience with wirehaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not absolutely essential. Archie’s wirehair coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so he can look his absolute best. He is what we call a “Velcro dog”. His fur picks up grass clippings, leaves, foxtails and other things very easily, so a quick brushing all over before bedtime is always a good idea. He has the cutest little beard and bushy little eyebrows too.

Archie is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. We made sure he had a dental, so his teeth are sparkling white, and his gives delightful little kisses. If you have a loving home for Archie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Archie is $200.00

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Liberace (4506)

Age: 15.5 years
D.O.B.: 11/06/2003
Color: White (Albino)
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 17 lbs.

Our hearts are breaking for this chiweenie. Liberace’s owner passed away and no one in the family wanted him. When we spotted him on the Baldwin Park’s list of dogs available immediately, we made arrangements to bail him out and get him into rescue.

Liberace was sick (Kennel Cough) when he arrived at his foster home. He was shut down and without an appetite for the first few days. Meds did their job, and he was soon feeling better. It took him more than a week to decompress after losing his family, being in a scary, noisy shelter, and then moved to yet another location with lots of foster dogs. It took a while, but he is back to eating full meals and licking the bowl clean.

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Liberace is crate trained, house trained, and knows the dog door. He has even ventured outside to do his business when it was raining. (That’s some kind of miracle.) He enjoys his walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car. Despite his chronological age, Liberace is way more active than some of his younger foster brothers and sisters. He has the activity level of a dog ten years younger than he is. He gets along well with other canine residents in his foster home, especially the ladies. He is good with older children, 10 years and up. He is not safe with cats.

Liberace is an “albino” with pink skin, pink nose, pink foot pads, and pale blue eyes. His time outside in the sun is limited as he can sunburn very easily. He prefers to go outside in the early morning and late afternoon, and hangs out in the shady areas of the yard for the most part if he needs to go out during the day. He will need sunscreen on his nose in the summer.

Liberace is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, and joins in when a game of tag is initiated. He would do best in a home with a retired person or in an adults-only home. He would also very much enjoy having an active female companion or two to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home. We think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis. Visiting grandchildren should always be supervised.

Liberace’s vaccines have been brought up-to-date. and he is microchipped. Anyone who adopts Liberace is going to be truly blessed. He is one in a million. If you are interested in adopting Liberace, please contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868. A home check and adoption application are required.

Adopt Liberace for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR

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Princess (4573)

Age: 21 months
D.O.B.: 6/24/2017
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

You are going to lose your mind over Princess. Check out those extra long silky ears and chubby feet. We rescued her from a less than desirable lifestyle in Bakersfield. She was kept outside 99% of the time, only allowed in the house for a couple of hours each day, and slept in a dog bed outside at night. (It is very hot in Bakersfield in the summer and very cold in the winter.) We jumped at the chance to take Princess into our rescue program to find her a loving INDOOR home.

Princess is very much a “blank slate” as she has had zero training or socialization. The other dogs in her foster home are trying to help her learn proper dog-etiquette, and she is not sure what to do when the other youngsters initiate a game of chase. She watches, then barks at them to try to get them to stop.

Princess has an alpha personality. She will need an older brother to mentor her and help her to reach her full potential. She cannot be placed in a home with another female, as she will try to boss her around, which usually ends up in warfare. She needs strong human leadership as well. Princess needs a very experienced, dachshund-savvy person to help her respect and trust in her human family members. Remember, she’s spent the majority of her short life in a back yard without human interaction most of the time.

Princess is not leash-trained, so her new family will have their work cut out for them in this respect as well. They must be willing to take her on lots of outings to properly socialize her with people and other dogs. We have no idea how she feels about cats, or if she’s ever been exposed to them, so there is potential to desensitize her to cats in her new home.

Princess is crate trained, but is also learning to be house trained. She still needs someone to take her outside every couple of hours and stay out there with her to praise her for a good potty. Princess sleeps through the night in her crate in the master bedroom, sometimes with a foster sibling, other times, alone. She wants to be loved, to be held and cuddled, but is still shy with people she doesn’t know. Her new family will have to be patient and earn her trust. Currently, she is not safe with young children. Dog-savvy teenagers are OK.

The ideal home for Princess 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 must with Princess.

  • She MUST have another dog for play and companionship (preferably a mellow male 5 or 6 years old).

  • A very secure INDOOR place for Princess 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 10 years old.

Princess has received her all her vaccines, has been spayed, and is microchipped. Families that have a home with a back yard and a dog door are encouraged to apply for Princess.

If you are interested in Princess, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax deductible donation for Princess is $300.00

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Emma (4519)

Age: 13 years
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.

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Nala (4520)

Age: 10 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

~ emma & nala are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Emma and Nala lost their home through no fault of their own. Their family could not afford to live in Southern California any more, and they were pulling up stakes and moving to Florida. They were traveling cross-country and felt the trip and expense would be too much with the dogs.

Emma and Nala have been together for 10 years. They are very bonded to each other. They are trying to understand what has happened to them and are clinging to each other for comfort and safety. They warming up to people, but are still a bit stand-offish and need extra love and attention. They really want to be in a quiet home with no other female dogs. Emma is the alpha of the two, and considers herself Nala’s protector. They would not mind a male companion or two.

Emma and Nala are healthy, their vaccinations are current, and they have been microchipped. They have both had a complete dental and wellness blood panel done. We cannot split them up as they are emotionally attached to each other. We don’t know how they feel about cats. They are fine with children over 8 years old. They’ve lived with children before.

As they are both extra short and very long, a home all on one level with just a step or two would be OK. They share a large dog bed, but would love to be invited up on the big bed if possible.

If you can give these two seniors a home for the rest of their lives, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email An adoption application and home check are required.

Adopt Emma and Nala for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
(REMINDER: Emma & Nala are a bonded pair & cannot be separated)

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Louie (4505)

Age: 10 years
D.O.B.: 04/23/2008
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie– 15 lbs.

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Louie was adopted by a family from the Baldwin Park Shelter back in April 2018. Fast forward to November 2018, and Louie shows up once again at this shelter. All they would tell us is that he was an owner surrender and previously adopted from the shelter. His picture and online video of him trying to make himself comfortable in that cold cell was just heartbreaking. We sent a representative to the shelter and got him out.

Louie is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog. Louie is active and in good health. His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged. He is not into toys, but does enjoy a nice relaxing chew on his bully stick.

Louie loves to go for meandering walks, stopping frequently to smell interesting scents and to leave his personal calling card. He also enjoys riding in the car if he can sit in someone’s lap. He needs a home where he will be the center of his person’s universe. Visiting grandchildren over 8 years old are safe with Louie (with parental supervision of course). He gets along with other small dogs. However, we have no idea if he is safe with cats.

Louie is a mellow senior who is a bit insecure. He needs someone home a lot and other dogs to give him the security of being protected by the pack. He prefers the comfort of sleeping in the big bed with his foster mom and siblings. He is willing to settle for a big crate and a fluffy comforter, if the big bed is not an option. He also needs a home all on one level, no stairs for this boy due to his cloudy vision. It would be a big risk for falling down the stairs resulting in a back or hip injury for him at his age.

Louie is a sweet old man. If you are interested in Louie, please complete our online adoption application and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Louie is only $150.00

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Codie (4520)

Age: 14 years
D.O.B.: 07/07/2004
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

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Codie’s family had to move, and even found a dog-friendly apartment. But Codie was not happy. He missed having a back yard and dog door access to it, and he was not ashamed to let everyone within earshot know it. Neighbors complained. It was with a heavy heart that the family relinquished him to SCDR to find another home – one with a yard and a dog door hopefully.

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Don’t let Codie’s chronological age fool you. This is not a dog that acts old. He has the stamina and health of a dog half his age. He loves to play with squeaky toys (disembowels stuffed toys to kill the squeaker), and has a favorite squeaky ball he loves too.

Codie is getting a remedial course in crate training and house training along with socialization with other dogs and lots of human affection. He is a sweet boy that despite losing everything, and everyone, he knew and loved, he is still loving, loyal, and playful. Codie would be a great dog for a family with older children (pre-teens). We don’t know if he likes cats.

Codie is not an apartment or condo dog. He needs a home with dog-door access to a yard where he not only can run and play but also continue to reinforce good potty habits. We are looking for a family where someone is home much of the time and can make sure he goes outside on a regular basis as well as take him for walks. He would really enjoy having a female dachshund companion to play and cuddle with when his family must leave them at home.

If you are interested in Codie, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email An adoption application and home check are required.

Adopt Codie for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR

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Scarlett (4432)

Age: 3 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 33 lbs.

Scarlett and another female dachshund were found abandoned on the streets of L.A. County (we can’t mention the name of the city).  They looked like they had been thrown from a moving vehicle (bumps and scrapes consistent with a fall on asphalt).  Their necks had indentations where collars that were too tight had been removed recently.  They were full of fleas and ticks, had no collars, tags or microchips. 

A Good Samaritan picked them up and then put the word out on Facebook.  SCDR responded that we could take them in.  Unfortunately, both standard doxies were intact females, and they were fighting with each other, so we put them in separate foster homes after they were both spayed, vaccinated, microchipped and had mild dentals.  Too much estrogen and 2 alpha females do not make a good mix.  They both had medicinal baths and were treated for ticks and fleas with Revolution.

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Scarlett is crate trained if coaxed to go into the crate.  She prefers to nap on the couch.  She is house trained if there is free-access to a secure yard (dog door or open regular door).  She is very sweet and quiet.  She loves when people are relaxing around her, so she can cuddle and be close.  

Scarlett’s leash skills are a work in progress, but they are getting better.  She is young and powerful.  Walking her will be a challenge if you are approached by a stranger or another dog.  She is a bit nervous riding in the car and is, therefore, secured in the back seat with a seatbelt harness. 

Scarlett prefers to be “only dog”, the center of the universe.  She’s an alpha female, no other female dogs in the home.  A mellow male might work, but Scarlett does get jealous when the other dog receives attention. 

Scarlett is good with mindful, well-behaved children over 8 years old.  She is not safe with cats.  Scarlett does not play with toys.  She is not an excessive barker.  Nor does she whine or cry or bark when in her crate.  She sleeps at night in her crate, but longs to sleep with her person in the big bed.

Scarlett would be a wonderful condo dog.  She is a standard dachshund, and her size is reminiscent of a Labrador Retriever.  She’s like having a condo-sized Lab with a dachshund temperament.  No flights of stairs for this girl (she’s very short), but a few steps (2 or 3) would be OK. 

If you are interested in Scarlett, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email .  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Scarlett is $300.00

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Rocky (4503)

Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 10/12/09
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 25 lbs.

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Roy (4504)

Age: 11 years
D.O.B.: 09/30/07
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 30 lbs.

~ rocky & roy are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Rocky and Roy have been brothers for the past 9 years. When their owner passed away, they went to live with his son. Unfortunately, the son already had a Boxer who was less than friendly toward the brothers, and they were attacked frequently. The brothers’ gentle natures made them easy targets. As much as the son wanted to honor his father’s wishes by giving the boys a home, he could not guaranty their safety, so he asked SCDR to find them a loving home together. They are a very seriously bonded pair and must stay together.

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Rocky and Roy are very well socialized and enjoy playing with their fellow foster dogs. The brothers truly love each other and are closely bonded. They are house trained and crate trained. They share a large crate at night and enjoy having fellow foster siblings join them too. They love to be held and cuddled, and they are shy about asking for hugs and belly rubs, the possibility of getting loving attention has helped them overcome their initial shyness. The boys walk well on a leash and look forward to their twice daily walks. They greet new people nicely.

Rocky and Roy need a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious hazard for these extra-large doxie boys. They need a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue their good potty habits. The boys are safe with children at least 6 years old.

They are current on shots, very healthy, microchipped. If you can provide a good home for both of them, please complete our online application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email

The tax deductible donation for Rocky and Roy is $300.00 together
(Rocky and Roy are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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Skye (3907)

Age: 10 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Chubby Mini – 13 lbs.

When Skye’s owner passed away in 2016, his grandson took Skye home and kept his promise to find Skye the best home possible. We were delighted to help. Skye was subsequently adopted, but recent family health issues have forced them to return Skye to SCDR once again.

We noticed, after just a few days after her return, that Skye was exhibiting symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection. We took her to the vet, and after a thorough examination, blood work, and an x-ray, we were informed that Skye had 2 very large bladder stones. She needed immediate surgery. A week in the hospital and two weeks of R&R at home, and Skye was back to her normal self. She will have to eat a prescription diet (Royal Canin SO) for the rest of her life, but no more bladder stones.

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Skye is house trained, crate trained, and knows how to use a dog door. She walks nicely on leash and really enjoys her morning and evening casual strolls. She is good on car rides and likes going to new places. She is shy meeting new people, but warms up quickly. She gets along very well with her fellow foster dogs. We don’t know how she is with cats, but her eyesight is not that great, so a dog-savvy cat might be OK.

Skye would be happiest in a quiet home with a retired couple and one other dog (preferably male), or she can be your “one-and-only” if you are home most of the time. She is fine with visiting gentle, well-behaved, and supervised grandchildren. She is not particularly fond of babies or toddlers. She would like a dog door and a nice back yard where she can explore and play or sun herself on the patio every day. Skye is used to sleeping in her crate in the master bedroom. She likes to burrow into her blankets and sleep all snug as a bug in a rug.

Skye’ vaccines are up-to-date, and she has been microchipped. If you are interested in adopting Skye, please contact Dena at or call (562) 694-6868. A home check and adoption application are required.

Adopt Skye for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Bella (4430)

Age: 12 years
D.O.B.: 10/06/2005
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.

Bella has spent her entire life being a world traveler – literally. She was originally purchased from a breeder in Indonesia. She spent most of her life traveling back and forth from California to the Far East with her lady on business, visiting various countries, even The People’s Republic of China. Home-base was always Southern California. Now that her lady is retiring and moving permanently to Southeast Asia, she asked that we find Bella a home here in California. Bella is passed the point of being able to handle the 6 month quarantine required for the final move.

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Bella is a doll. You can tell by her picture that Bella is a beautiful dachshund. Look at that gorgeous face and beautiful dappling! Bella is also an easy dog. She likes people and gets along with other small dogs. Respectful children over 8 years old would be ok with her. Bella’s only quirk is that she doesn’t like to be picked up, so her new family will have to have those little steps or a ramp up to the big bed and to the sofa as a requirement. Bella prefers to sleep on the big bed if she has a choice.

We don’t know how she feels about cats. Based on no real information, we prefer to place her in a home with no cats.

Bella wants a home where her people are not gone for long periods of time. Bella also would benefit from a home that got her out and about for daily socialization and exercise. Bella is extra short and extra long, so a home all on one level would be best for her.

Bella is fully vaccinated and microchipped. She’s had a dental too. If you are interested in Bella, please fill out the adoption application and contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email An application and home check are required.

Adopt Bella for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR