All of the  dachshunds below are available for adoption, waiting for a loving forever home!
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We're proud to say we have a 99% success rate for our placements!

LAST UPDATED: 10-12-19

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Chili (4759)

Ages: 13 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

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Pepper (4760)

Ages: 12 years
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

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~ chili & pepper are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Chili and Pepper’s family failed them. They were their darling babies until the human baby came along, then everything changed. Babies become toddlers, and toddlers and dachshunds are like oil and water – they don’t mix well together. Chili and Pepper found themselves locked outside most of the time, and the amount of loving attention diminished to almost nothing. They became bored and barky. It all became too much for the young couple. They contacted SCDR and we agreed to find them a better home with no little children.

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Pepper is never far from Chili at any time. They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together. Chili and Pepper are very sweet and well-behaved. Life gave them lemons, so they made lemonade. They had never been away from the only home they ever knew before, and they didn’t know what to expect, but they were easy going and accepted their situation.

They are crate trained, and as house trained as any dachshunds can be. They need a home with a yard and a dog door. They love to sun themselves out on the patio. They enjoy a short morning and evening walk and share a roomy crate at night for sleeping, but desire to sleep in their over-sized dog bed once they are settled in their new home. Chili and Pepper are safe with gentle children over 10 years old.

Chili and Pepper are very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured. They like to cuddle on the couch while you read or watch television. They are good eaters, always respectful of each other’s bowl.

Chili and Pepper are in good health considering their ages, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If you can give them a loving home together, please complete the online applications and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Chili and Pepper is $200.00 for both
(REMINDER: Chili and Pepper are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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December (4761)

Age: 12 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

When December’s owner passed away, her daughter took December home and kept her promise to find December the best home possible. We were delighted to help.

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December 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 eventually. She really wants to an “only dog”, the center of someone’s universe. We don’t know how she is with cats, but we do know she doesn’t like little kids.

December would be happiest in a quiet home with a retired person or couple. She is fine with dog-savvy teenagers, but no young children. She is not particularly fond of strangers either. 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. December is used to sleeping in the big bed with her people, but will accept a cushy dog bed and fluffy blanket of her own if the big bed is not a possibility.

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

Adopt December for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Spike 4768  Age: 11 years Color: Red Coat: Longhair Sex: Male/Neutered Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Spike 4768
Age: 11 years
Color: Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Smokey 4767 Age: 10 years Color: Black & Tan Dapple Coat: Smooth Sex: Male/Neutered Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

Smokey 4767
Age: 10 years
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

~ smokey & spike are bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Smokey and Spike were left at the West Valley shelter in Los Angeles after their owner had passed away and no one in the family wanted grandpa’s dogs. Though not littermates, for all intents and purposes Smokey and Spike are brothers. They are a very closely bonded pair. We were originally notified (just after they were left at the shelter) by a shelter volunteer. She only mentioned Spike. We sent our local representative an email asking her to check him out as he was listed as 10 years old. She called the shelter the next morning and confirmed Spike's availability, and put a CTA (commit to adopt) on him. When she arrived at the shelter to pick him up, they told her that he was half of a bonded pair and could she please take Spike's brother, Smokey, also. A quick phone call to SCDR and authorization was given to rescue both boys. Both seemed really happy to be out of the shelter and were smiling from ear to ear.

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Smokey and Spike are very well socialized and get along with other dogs. The brothers truly love each other and look out for one another. The eat together, sleep together, but do mingle separately with the other foster dogs and wander about the yard exploring independent of each other.

Both boys enjoy going for walks and car rides. They are safe with gentle children over 8 years old, and their foster mom reports that they are quiet as church mice.

The brothers are house trained and crate trained. They share a large crate at night. They love to be petted and cuddled, and they are not shy about asking for hugs and belly rubs. They are consummate lap dogs. They can also be typical dachshunds, defending hearth and home against invaders like the gardener, postman, and UPS guy.

Smokey and Spike need a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious danger for senior wieners. They are not condo/apartment dogs as they need a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue their good potty habits. They are current on shots, healthy, and microchipped.

If you can provide a good home for both of them, please complete our adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check is mandatory.

The tax deductible donation for Smokey and Spike is $200.00 together
(REMINDER: Smokey and Spike are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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Max (4766)

Age: 10 years
D.O.B.: 05/12/2009
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie– 15 lbs.

max is SAFE WITH CATS!

Max is a victim of a double-tragedy. Max was left homeless along with 4 other dogs when both his owners passed away one after the other. Max and another dachshund went to live with the deceased couple's son. Unfortunately, he is now getting divorced and has to move. He can only have one dog in the place he is moving to, and he is keeping the other dachshund, as he is older and kind of grouchy. Max is the nicer and more affectionate of the two. We were delighted to take Max into rescue.

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Max is the perfect doxie for a retired lady or gentleman who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted senior dog. Max 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 snuggling and cuddling,

Max 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 Max (with parental supervision of course). He gets along with other small dogs. And he is very safe with cats, as he was living harmoniously with two of them before coming to into rescue.

Max is a mellow senior who is a bit insecure. He needs someone home or 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 as he is extra short.

Max is a sweet boy. If you are interested in Max, please complete our online adoption application and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Max is only $150.00

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Bruno (4765)

Age: 11 years
Color: Clear Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 25 lbs.

bruno is SAFE WITH CATS!

Bruno is so handsome he will take your breath away. He stops traffic when out for a walk. And he is as luscious as a “Red Velvet cake” too. Bruno lost the only home he’s ever known through no fault of his own. When his owner passed away suddenly (a lady in her early 40’s), her husband, and son in college, both worked long hours. Unfortunately, this left Bruno home alone almost 18 hours a day. Bruno misses his lady very much. They felt it very unfair to Bruno, and asked SCDR to find him a loving home with a family that can give him lots of love. Their loss is your gain, as Bruno is one fabulous senior wiener.

Bruno is very happy in his new foster home. He is eating well and trimming down nicely. He was a bit pudgy when he arrived at his foster home.

Bruno is good with older, gentle children. Or he can be in an “adults-only” home. He likes to hang out with his mellow foster siblings, but avoids the rough-housing younger ones. He would really prefer to be an “only dog”. He had another (younger) dachshund companion in his former home. We know he is safe with cats, because he was raised with cats. He enjoys being held and cuddled. Just give him a soft blanket and a spot on the sofa to snuggle and he’s a happy little camper.

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Bruno loves going for leisurely walks and enjoys checking out all the good smells along the way. He greets strangers with a wagging tail and a look of anticipation of some nice petting or maybe a tasty treat. Clearly, this boy was well loved in his previous home. He also has an expectation of sleeping in the big bed with his people, and his foster mom is indulging him. He’s a prince. (He has wheedled his way into his foster mom’s bed every night. He is such a great cuddler.)

Bruno is house trained, but needs to be reminded occasionally to go outside and potty. He had one indoor accident on his first day; then he figured out the dog door. We are looking for a family who can give him a lot of attention and lots of love. He needs a home with a yard and a dog door so he can continue to practice his good potty habits. Got a downstairs condo with a fenced patio? Bruno would make a perfect addition to your family if you don’t have to work long hours away from home.

Bruno is current on his vaccines and is microchipped. He has had his teeth cleaned recently. If you can provide a good home for Bruno, please contact Dena at dena@scdr.org or call 562-694-6868. A home check and an adoption application are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Bruno is only $100.00

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Jeff (4764)

Age: 7.5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard - 30 lbs.

jeff is SAFE WITH CATS!

Are you a veteran looking for an “emotional support animal” to be your constant companion? Please give Jeff serious consideration.

We are not sure just how many previous homes Jeff has had in the past, but we do know that at least one of them was neglectful. Jeff was adopted by a family two years ago off an ad on Craig’s List. The family selling Jeff did not speak English, and did not provide much in the way of vet records aside from vaccines. His new family tried their best to make Jeff feel like a welcome member of their family. Unfortunately, after about a year, Jeff started to behave aggressively toward their young children, and they felt that Jeff would be happier in an “adults only” home. A recent job change requiring both adults in the home to work longer hours and now needing to travel for work has resulted in a need to move to Phoenix. SCDR gladly stepped up to help Jeff.

When Jeff first arrived at his foster home, we noted that Jeff didn’t have many teeth. But upon further examination, we discovered that his teeth weren’t missing, they were ground down to nubs, with just a few normal molars in the back. The people surrendering him had no idea how that came to be as he was already like that when they got him a year ago. We think Jeff had been an outside dog in his former life and was chewing on rocks out of boredom.

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Jeff is a dachshund-mix. His father was a standard dachshund, but his mother is a blue-eyed Husky. He is the perfect candidate for a veteran who needs an “emotional support animal” that he/she can take with them everywhere they go. Jeff wants to be with his person all the time. Or he could be with an active retired couple who desires the love and companionship of an affectionate and devoted middle-aged dog. Jeff is looks like a dachshund on steroids. His fur is soft like velvet and he loves his belly rubbed and ears massaged. He is just a big Baby Huey and sweet as can be.

Jeff is reliably house trained, and he is dog door savvy. He will also use piddle pads if he needs to potty and there is no one home to let him outside. Jeff is not an apartment or condo dog. He needs a dog door and access to a very secure yard in order to continue his good potty habits. He loves to go for walks and enjoys riding in the car. He needs a home with someone who can set limits and boundaries. He feels safest knowing his humans are in charge. Visiting grandchildren over 12 years old are safe with Jeff (with parental supervision of course) and he gets along fine with other dogs, especially the girls. He also is safe with cats. He lived with two cats recently.

An extremely handsome boy, Jeff is a Big Baby Huey. He is shy when meeting new people, but warms up very quickly. He sleeps in his large dog bed in the master bedroom, but would love to cuddle in the big bed. Jeff needs a home that is very secure. He is an escape artist. Fences need to be at least 6 ft high, and gates must have locks. He does not like to be crated, and can only tolerate being confined for short periods of time.

Jeff is active and in good health. His vaccines are up to date, he‘s had a dental recently, and he has been microchipped. If you are interested in Jeff, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check is also required.

The tax deductible donation for Jeff is only $200.00

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Buddy (4758)

Age: approx. 12 years
Color: Black/Silver
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Buddy was found stray about a month ago by a Good Samaritan who tried everything to find Buddy’s owners. After 3 weeks of advertising on social media – Facebook, Nextdoor, Craig’s List, Pawbooster, no one showed up to claim him. Unable to keep Buddy permanently (they already had 4 dogs of their own), they contacted SCDR for help. Of course, we said yes. Just look at that sweet face. We could not resist his soft doe-eyes and all the beautiful silver peppering his face.

Buddy was not neutered when we took him in and he needed “the works” – vaccines, microchip, and a dental. After a few days to decompress, Buddy went to our vet’s office - all vaccines, neuter, dental and a microchip. He is now a new dog! Buddy has cloudy vision (as do most old dogs) but he is not deaf. He gets along great with the pack of wieners at his foster home. Buddy needs another small dog to feel happy and safe.

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Buddy is house trained, but will need help learning a new dog door. It would be best if his new people took him outside every few hours to potty rather than depending on him to navigate the dog until he gets a good routine going. 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. Stairs are a big risk for a senior wiener, resulting in a back or hip injury for him at his age.

Buddy would like to have a mild mannered female dog in his new forever home. Buddy is safe with gentle children over 8 years. We “cat tested” him at our vet’s office. (They have kitties for adoption in the lobby.) He showed little interest in the cats. He gave them a few tentative sniffs, then on to sniffing the dog food for sale nearby. Buddy is safe with children over 8 years old.

If you are interested in Buddy, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and adoption application are required.

Buddy can be adopted for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Heidi 4752 Age: 10 years D.O.B.: 03/05/2009 Color: Red Coat: Smooth Sex: Female/Spayed Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Heidi 4752
Age: 10 years
D.O.B.: 03/05/2009
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Nicky 4753 Age: 14 years D.O.B.: 04/01/2005 Color: Black & Tan Coat: Longhair Sex: Male/Neutered Size: Mini– 10 lbs.

Nicky 4753
Age: 14 years
D.O.B.: 04/01/2005
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini– 10 lbs.

~ heidi & nicky are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Heidi and Nicky are a bonded pair. Their elderly owners died, and their daughter took them in. But it was doomed from the beginning. She rescues Greyhounds, and this put Heidi and Nicky in the path of physical harm, not intentionally, but because of the huge size difference and temperament. Greyhounds have a very high prey-drive, and small dogs (especially seniors) are just not safe living in close proximity. So with a heavy heart, she contacted SCDR for help finding Heidi and Nicky a safe, loving home.

Nicky and Heidi are microchipped, their vaccines are current, and they recently had dentals. Nicky is a sweet "mama's boy". Heidi is the alpha of the two. She is also sweet and affectionate. Nicky loves to clean her ears. She relaxes and falls asleep while he is doing that.

Both are safe with respectful children (8 years and up) and other small dogs. (We don't know about cats.) They walk nicely on the leash and are not "barkers". Their house training is very good as long as given opportunities to go outside to potty at regular intervals. They are even better if they have a dog door with access to a safe yard.

In their previous home, they slept in the big bed with their elderly mom and dad, but when they went to stay with the daughter, for their safety, they slept together in a large kennel in the master bedroom. They happily go into their crate at bedtime, especially if given a little cookie at bedtime.

Heidi and Nicky deserve to have a loving home for the rest of their lives. Won't you open your heart and home to them? These are very easy dogs.

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 Heidi and Nicky is $200.00 for the pair
(REMINDER: Heidi and Nicky are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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Lara 4719
Age: 11 years
D.O.B.: 10/15/2007
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

Louie 4718
Age: 11 years
D.O.B.: 10/22/2007
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini– 13 lbs.

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. However, as Lara can see shapes and shadows, she has learned the layout of her foster home, and she became less dependent on Louie. She explores on her own, even racing inside when called to come in. Life gave her lemons, and she is making lemonade.

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

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Emma 4519 Age: 13 years Color: Red Sable Coat: Longhair Sex: Female/Spayed Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.

Emma 4519
Age: 13 years
Color: Red Sable
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.

Nala 4520 Age: 10 years Color: Red Coat: Smooth Sex: Female/Spayed  Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

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 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 and Nala are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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Felix (4364)

Age: 1 year
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
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

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