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LAST UPDATED: 08-24-19
Jackson (4696 )
Age: 5-6 years
Size: Mini – 12 lbs.
~ Jackson is fostered in the Fresno, CA area ~
As with many dachshunds that we take into rescue, Jackson ended up in a local shelter, and typical to dachshund behavior, he was scared. When he first arrived at the shelter he was nippy. He settled down quickly though. And since he left the shelter, he is 12 pounds of sweetness.
Jackson likes cuddling on the couch, but he isn’t a couch potato. He loves running around in the backyard with his foster mom’s dachshunds, and he even waits at the door to be invited back inside. He is great with the other dachshunds in his foster home. We have no idea how he would be with cats so we will be erring on the side of caution.
When his foster family had visitors, he wagged his tail at everyone and let everyone pet him. He wasn’t afraid of anyone. We haven’t seen him around small children, but most dachshunds are not good with small children, so we won’t be placing him in a home with young children. Jackson is not a barker. The few times his foster mom has heard him barking is with the excitement of her arrival home.
Jackson is very good on a leash, and he loves to go for walks with the other dachshunds. Jackson is also very good in the car and enjoys going for car rides.
Because Jackson is very good with the dachshunds in his foster home, we would like to place him in a home another dachshund or small dog for companionship.
Jackson is crate trained, but he wants to sleep in the big bed with his people. Jackson is doing very well on his housetraining, and he hasn’t had an accident since he was neutered. His foster people watch him carefully and adopters will need to continue working with him so that his good potty habits continue. He has also mastered the use of the ramp to get on and off of the furniture.
Jackson is neutered, microchipped, fully vaccinated, and he just had a complete dental.
The person who gets to adopt Jackson is going to be very lucky. If you are interested in adopting Jackson, please email Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org and complete our online application. A home check is also required.
The tax deductible donation for Jackson is $250.00
Trevor (4717 )
Age: 4 months
Size: Mini –6 lbs. and still growing
SAFE WITH CATS!
Trevor was rescued by a Good Samaritan that witnessed him being sold by two teenage boys in front of a supermarket. They were asking $200. The Good Samaritan offered $100 and they took it. We then received a phone call from this wonderful person asking if SCDR could take the puppy into our rescue program and find him a good home. Of course, we said yes. We offered to reimburse the person the money he gave the boys, but he refused and asked we use the money toward getting Trevor his shots, neuter, and microchip. We agreed wholeheartedly. It’s nice to know there are still angels out there.
We immediately took Trevor to the vet. We asked they run a Parvo test just to be sure he was not sick, but not showing symptoms yet. The test was negative. Phew! So, Trevor received the first round of puppy vaccines, deworm medication, and a microchip. Three weeks later, we took him back to the vet for round number 2 of the puppy vaccines, and the follow-up deworm meds.
Trevor is very energetic, friendly, outgoing, and affectionate. He has that puppy enthusiasm for life. He loves other dogs, and has been introduced to cats. He thought cats must be some alien beings from space. He sniffed, and backed up giving them one firm puppy bark. He has a very sweet disposition. He would enjoy a home with another playful, young dog for fun and games.
Trevor is nowhere near house trained, and won’t be until he is at least one year old. Adopters need to take him outside periodically and stay out there with him to give him praise and treat for doing his business outside. When he is older, they must take him on walks every day.
Trevor would like to sleep in the big bed under the covers with his person, but for now he is making do with being in a cushy crate in the master bedroom right next to his foster mom. He loves to be held and cuddled, and gives enthusiastic kisses. He’s a love-bug.
Applicants will need the following attributes:
Someone at home most of the day, folks who work from home would be ideal.
Previous dachshund experience is a plus but not essential.
Another dachshund or small/medium-sized dog for play and companionship.
A very secure INDOOR place for Trevor to be when no one is at home. He can be in a crate for a few hours if necessary. He is not particularly fond of being crated.
Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age. He is not for first-time dog owners.
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 10 years old.
Trevor is very healthy, vaccinated for his age. (He will need two more rounds of shots.) He is microchipped. As Trevor is a “crypt-orchid” (has only one descended testicle), he cannot be neutered until he is at least 5 months old. A refundable “neuter deposit” will be applied to the adoption fee.
If you are interested in Trevor, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Trevor is $400.00
Honey (4694 )
Age: 7 years
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
~ New Foster Home or Forever Home Needed ~
We don’t know why Honey and a companion ended up in a Central California animal shelter, but we were delighted to rescue her, especially since one of our volunteers offered to be her temporary foster home. She is unable to hold on to Honey long-term, so we are looking for another foster to place Honey in a “forever” home.
Honey is an alpha personality and needs a home with no other female dogs, non-alpha boys are OK. She loves to play with the boy dogs, but she plays rough. She is not a sissy girl.
Honey is crate trained, reliably house trained, and knows how to use a dog door. She has been through a lot, and despite everything, she is willing to try to trust people again. She is not a barker, but she is very protective of her food bowl, and treats must be given carefully and with supervision.
For this reason, we are looking for an “adults only” home for Honey. Folks who work from home or retirees who want the consummate “lap dog” are encouraged to apply. Honey enjoys going for walks about the neighborhood. Judging by her temperament, we’d say definitely NO CATS.
Do you live in a two-story home? Honey would be perfect for you. Her legs are slightly taller than the average dachshund’s making going up and down stairs a non-issue. She has the best parts of the dachshund – the long body and floppy ears – combined with the slightly taller legs of the Chihuahua.
Honey is healthy. Her vaccines are right up-to-date, and she has been microchipped. She is ready to snuggle with you on your sofa or in the big bed. If you are interested in Honey, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Honey is only $100.00
Age: approx. 12 years
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
~ MISTER IS BEING FOSTERED IN CARMICHAEL, CA ~
Please note: This is a courtesy listing for a private party. Please read dog’s entire written bio before contacting Jennifer, the foster mom (Jennifer’s email address is below).
About 6 weeks ago, this senior dachshund was abandoned in a crate and left behind a vehicle in Carmichael, CA. My nephew brought him to me knowing that I would take him. However, I am not able to devote the time and attention he deserves and I am looking to re-home him.
While he has many GREAT qualities and is such a sweet boy, I have to be honest about his flaws to make sure I find him the best home for his needs.
He is blind. However, my vet was hopeful that with cataract surgery, he may be able to restore his vision. It costs roughly $2K per eye.
He is mostly deaf. Although being blind and deaf, he is quick learner. He learned the layout of my house and yard in just a few days, and stopped running into things completely. He will only walk in circles in unfamiliar territory. Then once he learns his surroundings, he is solid and confident navigating himself around.
He has separation anxiety and barks at night or when in any confined space. I am scared to bring him into our bed in case he walks straight off the edge and injures himself.
He had severe dental disease, and 2 oral/nasal fistulas when I took him in. Unfortunately, the vet had to remove all of his teeth. He can eat kibble or soft food, but needs to be taken to the vet if he gets a runny nose, cough, or persistent sneezing, as he could get food particles into his respiratory system and get a serious infection.
None of these flaws are the reason he is being re-homed. He is a good, loving boy who has done nothing wrong. I simply don’t have the time to care for him the way he deserves. My household is busy with other dogs who step on him, or whip his face with their tails and send him crying, and puppies who pick on him. He deserves better than what I can give him during his golden years. Those are all the things that his new mom and dad would need to consider before taking him.
The pros are endless. He is such a daily inspiration to my family. He is so resilient, and has an amazing attitude. He does not have the typical dachshund personality. He LOVES everyone, and every pet we have. He always seems to be so happy and patient.
His favorite thing to do, being a senior, is cuddle, sleep, and he LOVES when you rub his eyes and snoot for him!
Mister is potty trained with the understanding that you have to physically have to carry him outside every 2 hours or so to go. He does his business almost immediately when you set him down outside, but if you fail to bring him outside in a timely fashion, he will go inside.
Mister can be adopted almost anywhere in California. My husband is a private pilot, and can fly him to Southern California if necessary.
Mister is up-to-date on shots and is neutered. For more information on Mister, feel free to contact Jennifer at Jen@bptreeservices.com. SCDR will be accepting and forwarding applications to Jennifer. A home check is also required for Mister’s adoption.
Adopt Mister for a modest donation
Moose and Squirrel were surrendered to the Tulare shelter in Central California. All we were told was that it was a “special circumstance”. Their former owner was very upset, afraid that the boys would be separated, and they would never see each other again. (Moose is Squirrel’s biological father.) They are a very seriously bonded pair. The shelter personnel promised that they would call SCDR to come get them and that we would not separate the pair. We agreed to rescue them and keep them together forever.
We have observed that Squirrel has a minor vision problem as a result of being a “double dapple”, but is not blind. Moose is always close-by to make sure Squirrel is safe.
Moose and Squirrel are very well socialized and enjoy playing with their fellow foster dogs. The boys truly love each other and are closely bonded. They are getting a remedial course in house training and crate training. They share a large crate at night and eat peacefully side-by-side.
Moose and Squirrel love going for walks, but need leash training as they pull hard and are all over the place. Their foster dad is working with them on this. Applicants will need to commit to taking them to Obedience Training as well. They are good on car rides.
Moose and Squirrel need a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious hazard for Squirrel. They are not apartment dogs as they need a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue their good potty habits. They love to explore the yard and bask in the sun. The boys are safe with older, dog-savvy children – cats not so much.
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 Dena@SCDR.org.
The tax deductible donation for Moose and Squirrel is $700.00
(REMINDER: Moose and Squirrel are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)
Age: 1 year
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.
Princess and her two brothers ended up in the Henderson, Nevada, shelter. We were notified by our Las Vegas representative of their plight. We gave them the go-ahead to rescue them, but only Princess was still at the shelter when they got there. So Princess was rescued and made her way to Southern California to find a new home. In case you have not guessed, Princess is a “chiweenie”.
Princess is crate trained, and willingly goes into her crate a night to sleep, although she could become your very own “bed dog” very easily. She is getting a crash course in house training and doing very well. She has not had much leash training, and adopters would need to invest a little time and effort to teach her proper leash manners. She is OK on car rides, especially if she has a lap to sit in. Otherwise, she travels in her crate with no complaints.
Princess gets along with the other dogs in her foster home, and may even be safe with cats as she is very mild mannered. (Most cats are bigger than Princess anyway.) Princess would not mind having a big brother for play and companionship.
She is safe with gentle children over 8 years old. We don’t know about cats, but if we were to guess, we’d say she is OK with dog-savvy cats. She is active and loves to play with toys. She is affectionate and generous with her kisses.
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 plus.
MUST have another dog for play and companionship (preferably a male 2 to 3 years old).
A very secure INDOOR place for Princess to be when no one is at home.
Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.
Do you live in a two-story home? Princess would be perfect for your family. Her legs are slightly taller than the average dachshund’s making going up and down stairs a non-issue. She has the best parts of the dachshund – the long body and floppy ears – combined with the slightly taller legs of the chihuahua. We love holding and petting her. Did we mention she gives sweet little kisses?
Princess is healthy. Her vaccines are right up-to-date, and she is microchipped. If you are interested in Princess, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Princess is $300.00
Age: 11 years
Color: Black & Tan
Size: Mini– 13 lbs.
Age: 11 years
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.
~ louie & Lara are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~
Louie and Lara are not littermates, but they are a bonded pair. They have been together since they were puppies. The young couple who loved and cared for them these past 11 years recently had a baby. Sadly, the normal, everyday barking a dog does not only kept waking up the infant, but the sleep-deprived new mother could no longer find enough time for Louie and Lara. It was best they came to SCDR to find a better situation.
Louie is gentle, sweet and affectionate once he gets to know you. Lara is all of that and more. They are as fabulous as they come and will make any new family both happy and proud to have this pair. They are good with children over 8 years old. They are perfect for folks who work outside the home, because they keep each other company while they wait for their people to return. They will greet you at the door with happy faces and wagging tails.
For all intents and purposes, Lara is blind, and Louie is her seeing eye dog. Most of the time, they are virtually inseparable, but occasionally Louie goes outside or follows her foster mom, leaving Lara by herself for a few minutes. That is the only time Lara whimpers or cries. She is lost without her brother.
They are house trained and know how to use the dog door. They walk together on a leash very well. They have been to the beach and the dog park. As long as Louie stays close to Lara, all was good. Both are playful with each other. They sleep peacefully in their little bed at night, curling up side by side until morning.
Louie and Lara are fully vaccinated and microchipped. All they need is a family to love them for the rest of their lives. Do you have an empty lap that needs warming? Does your face need washing with doggie kisses? Then Louie and Lara are up to the task.
If you can provide these two a loving home together, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
The tax deductible donation for Louie and Lara is $250.00 for the pair
(REMINDER: Louie and Lara are bonded pair and cannot be separated)
Age: 1 year
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
We found Felix and his older brother at the Visalia Animal Care Center. The boys were picked up stray together. We bailed them out of the shelter and thanks to our dedicated volunteers they came to our La Habra location for vet care and placement. However, they did not seem to getting along. Food seemed to be a trigger for bad behavior. We have solved this problem by first getting them neutered, which took testosterone out of the equation, and then feeding them separately so neither one felt compelled to protect his bowl.
Felix is shy and cautious about meeting new people. You can tell he came from a home where he was not given adequate attention or training. His foster mom and dad are working with him to remedy his deficiencies. He is being crate trained, and he is receiving a remedial course in house training. He needs a home with people willing to continue to reinforce his good potty habits and good behavior with crate training, praise and treats. A dog-door with access to a yard would be a good thing to have for this boy. He also needs to be taken for walks at least once or twice a day. His leash training leaves a lot to be desired at this point. He is very good on car rides.
Felix needs a home where he has female dog to mentor him and for play and companionship. We don’t know why, but he does not like to be left alone for more than a couple of hours. He needs someone who works part time or from home. If you’ve never had a dachshund before, Felix may be a bit of a challenge to train if you are not experienced.
Felix gets along with other dachshunds in his foster home, and would really benefit by having a doxie sister. He loves to play with toys, chase a ball, and play wrestle-mania with his fellow foster dogs. He would do best in a home with children close to being teenagers. No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers. He especially would like to be able to sleep in the big bed with his chosen person. Felix is not safe with cats.
Fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped, Felix is ready for a new wonderful home. If you can provide Felix with the type of home he needs, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home visit are required.
The tax deductible donation for Felix is $300.00
Age: 13 years
Color: Red Sable
Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.
Age: 10 years
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 Dena@SCDR.org. 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)