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LAST UPDATED: 11-16-18

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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 Dena@SCDR.org.

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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Slayer (4485)

Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 8/26/2009
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

Slayer lost his home through no fault of his own. He was adopted from a Los Angeles shelter by a young couple looking for a companion dog for their Pug. Although Slayer and the Pug got along famously, the young couple soon discovered that they could not afford to support two dogs, even with both working full-time. There were also planning a wedding for the Spring. They were just overwhelmed. So, Slayer came to SCDR to find a loving home.

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An extremely sweet boy, Slayer is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other foster dogs, and even joins in with some of the less physical fun. He would do best in a home with a retired person or an adults-only home. We think he was the man’s dog, and would like another senior gentleman to be his person. Slayer would not mind being an “only dog” if his people didn’t leave him home alone for long hours. He is safe with children over 8 years old, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of young children running in and out on a daily basis. Teens would be OK. Visiting grandchildren would be OK too as long as they are well supervised. (He was fine with a 6 year old child, with parental supervision.) We have no idea about cats, but we prefer to err on the side of caution and say no cats.

Slayer believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. He adjusted well to his new foster home, exploring every nook and cranny, and exiting to the back yard through the dog door, like he’d always lived there. He is appears to be house trained and crate trained. He prefers the big bed for nighttime sleeping. He likes to roll himself up in his blanket like a little sausage with just the tip of his nose sticking out. He’s a sweet senior boy. If his foster mom can’t find Slayer, she checks his blanket, and there he is all snuggled up.

Slayer enjoys leisurely walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car if he has a lap to ride in. His vaccines are up-to-date. He’s had a dental and is microchipped. Anyone who adopts Slayer is going to be truly blessed.

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

The tax deductible donation for Slayer is $175.00

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Charlie (4482)

Age: 4 years
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Charlie was found stray several months ago by a family in Ventura. Everything was going fine until Charlie developed a serious rash on his hiney. (We suspect he is allergic to flea bites.) Then he started licking, biting and chewing at it to try to stop the itching. None of the home remedies they tried worked. Unable to afford veterinary care (or unwilling to, we don't know which), they finally contacted SCDR to get him the care he desperately needed.

Treatment was provided by Sunny Hills Animal Hospital. They did a skin-scrape - negative for mites/mange. They prescribed "Apoquel" to stop the itching, and Clavamox to clear up the skin infection. We put Charlie on a grain-free diet and put Frontline2 on him to eliminate the possibility of new flea bites. We also added an Omega 3 gel cap to his daily dinner to aid in skin/coat regeneration. It’s all working like a charm!

Charlie is definitely not shy about meeting new people or new dogs. If he were human, he’d be the social director on a cruise ship. Everyone is his new best friend. You can tell he came from a home where he had lots of love and attention. He is being crate trained, and he is receiving a remedial course in house training. He is making excellent progress. 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. He is a pleasure to take for walks. He is very good on car rides too.

Charlie 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, Charlie may be a good “starter dog”.

Charlie 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. Charlie is not safe with cats.

Fully vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, has had a dental cleaning (no extractions), Charlie is ready for a new wonderful home. If you can provide Charlie 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 Charlie is $275.00

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Brandi (4465)

Age: 7 years
D.O.B.: 2/17/2011
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

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Holly (4464)

Age: 7 years
D.O.B.: 2/17/2011
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

~ brandi & holly are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Brandi and Holly had a good life for the first five years. Their mama doted on them and took excellent care of them (we have the vet records to prove it). Unfortunately, early-onset dementia robbed mom not only of her ability to care for herself, but to take care of these girls. So when the family moved her into assisted living, they moved Brandi and Holly to SCDR to find a new home.

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Look at those adorable little faces. How can you resist? Brandi and Holly are very sweet and well-behaved. Each one is a joy to hold and cuddle. They give wonderful kisses to their people as well as each other. They are crate trained and about 90% house-trained. Most dachshunds are not 100% reliable, and on rainy days, all bets are off completely. They need a home with a yard and a dog door and access to a very secure yard. They absolutely cannot be apartment/condo dogs. They love exploring the yard and basking in the sun. They ride nicely in the car and enjoy outings.

Holly is never far from Brandi at any time. They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together. They share a cushy dog bed at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people. Brandi and Holly are safe with children over 8 years old. No babies or toddlers please. They are very long and very short, so a home with no stairs (all on one level) would be desirable.

Holly is very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured. Brandi is a mellow couch-potato most of the time. They are fine with other dogs. A mellow, friendly, bigger breed dog pal would be OK.

Brandi and Holly are healthy, have current vaccinations, are microchipped, and have had a complete dental. If you can give them a loving home together, 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 Brandi and Holly is $300.00 for both
(Brandi and Holly are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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Schatzi (4469)
Age: 11 years
D.O.B.: 08/26/2011
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini– 10 lbs.

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Kahlua (4470)
Age: 8 years
D.O.B.: 08/25/2009
Color: Red
Coat: Semi-Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

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~schatzi & kahlua are a bonded pair & cannot be separated~

Schatzi and Kahlua have become sisters and a bonded pair. Their elderly owner died, and her granddaughter took them to a vet to have them put to sleep. The vet refused. Instead, he contacted SCDR and we readily agreed to take them into our rescue program. A vet tech from the office delivered them to our front door.

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Schatzi is a gentle, sweet and affectionate little girl. Kahlua 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. These girls 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, Schatzi is blind, and Kahlua is her seeing eye dog. Most of the time, they are virtually inseparable, but occasionally Kahlua goes outside or follows her foster mom, leaving Schatzi by herself for a few minutes. That is the only time Schatzi whimpers or cries. She is lost without her sister.

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They are house trained and know how to use the dog door. Kahlua will go outside to potty on her own, however, Schatzi needs a bit more encouragement to go through the door, but is improving in this skill every day. They walk together on a leash very well. They have been to the beach and the dog park. As long as Kahlua stays close to Schatzi, 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.

Schatzi and Kahlua are fully vaccinated and microchipped. They have received regular dental care. 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 Schatzi and Kahlua 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 Schatzi and Kahlua is $250.00
(Schatzi and Kahlua 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 Dena@SCDR.org 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 Dena@SCDR.org. An application and home check are required.

Adopt Bella for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR

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Timber (3870)

Age: 8 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

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~ Timber is being fostered in Central California ~

Timber is one happy, happy, happy little guy. It usually takes owner-surrender dogs a few days or more to stop mourning the loss of their previous people, not Timber. Timber made lemons into lemonade and settled immediately into his foster home. And look at his big, beautiful eyes! They just do not get any cuter than Timber.

Timber’s story is a common one in dachshund rescue. He is very afraid of children and his owner was getting ready to have a baby, so it was time for him to find a new home.

Timber originally came to SCDR in 2016 with some serious dental issues and we had those taken care of. He was then adopted but due to no fault of his own Timber was recently returned to SCDR. Due to a change in jobs, the adopters had to quickly move to the east coast and they were unable to find dog friendly housing to take him along.

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Timber LOVES his people, and he is very friendly with strangers. However, he is afraid of young children, so a home with teenagers and up is the right home for Timber. He is a cuddler, and he loves to sleep nestled under an arm right next to you. His foster parents feel his name should have been Roo or Joey, because he loves to snuggle into his foster dad’s sweatshirt. Timber loves women and men but he is especially fond of men so his new home should include a man in the house.

Timber is also great with other dogs. He is currently living with 4 female and 1 male dachshunds in his foster home. He is a non-alpha personality and has wonderful dog to dog communication. He is good at reading other dogs and is really good at conflict resolution. He is the self-appointed referee.

Timber LOVES going for walks so much that in 2016 when he arrived back to his foster home after receiving dental surgery to fix an oral/nasal fistula, he was begging his foster dad to take him on a walk. (An oral/nasal fistula is the hole that is left when a major tooth is extracted in the upper jaw. It is repaired by stitching it closed. If left open, food, fur, and debris can enter the nasal cavity through the mouth and cause serious infection.)

Timber is house-trained, and he would love to have a home with another dachshund for play and companionship, especially for those times when they must stay home alone.

Timber is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. If you are interested in providing Timber a wonderful home, please contact Jenaveve at creative.veve@comcast.net and complete our online application.

The tax deductible donation for Timber is $150.00

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Molly (4475)

Age: 9 years
Color: Black & White
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.

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SAFE WITH CATS!

Molly was found stray, wandering the streets of downtown Bakersfield, by a Good Samaritan who tried to do the right thing by having a vet examine Molly to see if she was microchipped (none detected). She wasn’t. She posted Molly to social media advertising under Pets Lost & Found websites, and no response. Then she tried to turn Molly over to the local SPCA, however, they refused to take Molly because they didn’t want to take in an older dog. They did, however, recommend she contact a dachshund rescue to see if they would help Molly. She tried SCDR first, and we said “heck yeah!”

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Despite everything, Molly is sweet and affectionate to everyone she meets. We see no sign of aggression at all. She is getting along well with the other dachshunds in her foster home, even sharing her bedtime crate. We think she may have some Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixed into her heritage. This has given her softer facial features (really sweet looking), and slightly taller legs, which means she is less prone to back injuries in the future, and she can live safely in a home with stairs.

Molly is a wonderful walker. She never pulls on the leash and loyally trots next to you the whole time. She loves to play with any toys. She is fine sleeping in her crate, but also enjoys cuddling on the sofa or in the big bed, and as she appears to be impeccably house trained, we have no problem sharing the big bed with her.

Molly would like a home with a dachshund-savvy family. The children need to be no younger than 8 or 9 years old. She does not like “rough-housing”. She’s a lady and wants to be your little princess. The lady who found Molly told us she was good with her cats.

Molly’s vaccines are up-to-date, she’s been microchipped, and her teeth cleaned. If you think Molly can be a great new addition to your family, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call 562-694-6868. An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Molly is $200.00

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Ray Ban

Age: 5-6 years
Color: White & Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

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Ronin

Age: 5-6 years
Color: Tan & White
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 19 lbs.

This is a courtesy listing for Angel’s Heart Rescue. PLEASE READ ENTIRE BIO BEFORE CONTACTING RESCUE. To inquire about this dog, please send a regular e-mail to Janet Cook at: adopt@angelsheartdogrescue.com. Please provide some information about your home, family, other pets, and your dog experience. Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue is a private, foster home based rescue. There is an application process that precedes meeting a dog. I answer emails quickly. Please also check your spam folder for an email reply from the rescue, or provide a phone number whereby you may be reached. Thank you!

SEE VIDEO ALSO ON THIS PAGE! To view video on Petfinder or Adopt-a-Pet, click on the video icon within Petfinder or Adopt-a-Pet. To view video otherwise, paste this link: https://youtu.be/r2FGJlArco0 in your address bar on top. Thank you!

Many people favor girl dogs and do not give boy dogs a chance. They possess myths about boy dogs that are simply NOT true. I am SHOCKED that I do not get more interests in this duo, since they are so adorable and such nice dogs, and very easy together. BOY dogs are in greater need of being saved as they overpopulate shelters. Please feel free to read my article, “Boys vs. Girls” located on the website referenced at the end of the Bio. Thank you!

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Ray Ban and Ronin are two sweetheart siblings who truly love each other and rely on one another and have been together their entire lives. They are Dachshund mixes, possibly mixed with Corgi or other breeds. They both weigh about 20 lbs., are low to the ground with Dachshund-like legs and feet - very Dachshund in appearance but not too barky like many pure-bred Dachshunds are. They are both super cute! Ray Ban is very handsome, and actually has the shape of a heart on his side with respect to his markings! Ronin is also handsome, with gorgeous splotches of black eyeliner around his eyes giving him an especially adorable look! I consider them, as a duo, as being ADVANTAGEOUS for any adopter as they get along so well. A plus is that they are both EXTREMELY quiet dogs – not like most Dachshunds.

Ray Ban and Ronin are both about the age of 5 and have nice, upbeat, happy spunky energy, and can also calm down nicely. When lying together on a pet bed, they are always touching body to body; it is very sweet to see. Both are somewhat on the shy (and timid) side, but Ray Ban is slightly more extroverted, always wagging his tail, smiling, looking up at me – a very happy boy. Ronin relies on Ray Ban’s lead, but he comes around and warms up quickly, is also endearing and sweet, and has his own level of boldness, being the one of the duo to accept the challenge of navigating the doggie door. They are loving, easy-to-manage dogs, and well-balanced. Both are smart dogs that picked up the rescue routine quickly, and very much enjoy the yard, running around and exploring. They get along with all dogs very well, however, it is also clear that they are symbiotic, and considerate of one another at all times. They eat their food with no fuss; enjoy treats, and having a little rawhide at bedtime.

Neither dog has any behavioral issues, and both are non-destructive and VERY quiet. They both walk well on the leash and ride fine in the car. They are crate-trained and potty-trained (however, potty reinforcement is needed in any new environment). A huge plus is that both dogs “go” on the lawn and do not go around marking everything outside.

NOTE: We only adopt dogs as primarily INDOOR dogs. Dogs can go outside to play, potty, to sun themselves at will, but should never be excluded to an outside area. You do not need to give a dog the run of the entire house, and an appropriate sized wire crate works very well during a transitional phase.

The best fit for Ray Ban and Ronin is with people who are looking for two sweet dogs that do well together and keep each other company. Since they thoroughly enjoy the yard and fresh air, a home with some type of yard for the dogs to enjoy is a huge plus. Both dogs are cherubs and I would consider any adopter lucky to have them.

Ray Ban and Ronin are neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), Front-lined, dewormed, micro-chipped, and have both had a recent vet check with our rescue’s vet. Additionally, BOTH dogs have had a complete dental cleaning under anesthesia so they will not need another dental for a good, long while. If you are interested in discussing this duo, please contact Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: adopt@angelsheartdogrescue.com. Please provide some information about your home, family, other pets, and your dog experience. Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue is a private, foster home based rescue. There is an application process that precedes meeting a dog (they are not online). The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue unless you do not receive a response from your email. Please also visit my website at: http://www.angelsheartdogrescue.com and go to the Adoption Tab to read about the adoption process. The adoption fee for a duo is less than if adopting two dogs separately.

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Lexi (4476)

Age: 11 years
D.O.B.: 12/23/2006
Color: Black & Silver
Coat: Wavy Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Lexi came to SCDR after her owner was forced to downsize and move into a small apartment that didn’t allow pets. They tried to place Lexi with family, but it just was not working out the way everyone hoped. So, we were happy to step up to help find Lexi and nice retirement home. (Lexi’s picture does not do her justice, but it is always hard to get good pictures of black dogs.)

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Imagine our delight to get Lexi and realize that she was a “doodle”. That’s a dachshund/poodle mix. Doodles are the best of the designer-dogs. When she first arrived, poor Lexi was depressed and confused. Two moves in two weeks is a bit much for any loving and sensitive dog. Within 24 hours, Lexi came out of her funk and joined the crew at her foster home, going in and out of the kitchen door, exploring the yard, playing chase and tag. She started having fun again.

Lexi is one fabulous doodle girl. She is crate trained, house trained, dog-door savvy, and highly intelligent. She is super sweet and loves everyone. She is fine just hanging out on the livingroom sofa and observing all the household activity. Lexi loves going for walks and she loves car rides. She is safe with children over 6 years old. We don’t know how she feels about cats. She would be happy as an “only dog” if her people don’t work long hours, or she would be fine with a mellow male dog for fun and companionship if someone is not home much of the time.

As Lexi is a doodle, previous experience with a longhaired (or curly-haired) dachshund is a big plus as she will require regular brushing and grooming to look her absolute best. She also would like a conventional home with a dog door and access to a secure yard, so she can continue to practice her good potty habits.

Lexi expects to sleep on the big bed with her humans, but will happily sleep in a cushy dog bed if it is next to your bed. She gives wonderful gentle kisses, and if she is feeling especially affectionate, she will groom you too. She needs to go for walks every day to help her keep fit. Lexi’s short legs require a home all on one level as she is also long and has those short dachshund legs. She should not go up and down flights of stairs, so as to prevent future back injury.

Lexi is healthy, her vaccines are up to date, and she is microchipped. If you fancy the rare and exciting “doodle” and are interested in Lexi, 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 Lexi is only $150.00

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Fritz (4474)

Age: 10 years
D.O.B.: 3/13/2008
Color: Black & Tan Dapple
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

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Fritz’s elderly owner passed away, and no one in the family was unable to take him into their home, so Fritz came to SCDR to find a new one.

No question about it, Fritz is gorgeous. In addition to being gorgeous, he is very sweet, and great with other small dogs. He is NOT good with cats. Fritz LOVES to play with toys, but will not hesitate to gut a new stuffed animal just to kill the squeaker.

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Fritz needs a home with people who work from home, have opposite work schedules, or are retired so he would not be home alone for long periods of time. Fritz would benefit by having a mild mannered companion small dog, and also someone willing to get him out and about, so he learns how wonderful the world is. He loves car rides if he has a lap to sit in, and when weather permits, he will wait patiently in the car while his person runs errands. He loves going for walks.

Fritz is a wonderful snuggler as well. He is a couch-potato by day and a bed-snuggler by night. He prefers sleeping in the big bed, but will also curl up in his cushy dog bed too. On warm nights, he will stretch out on the cool bedroom floor.

Fritz is current on vaccines and microchipped. He just needs the right type of home. If you are interested in Fritz, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call 562-694-6868, and complete our online application. A home check is also required.

The tax-deductible donation for Fritz is $200.00

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Lucky (4444)

Age: 1 year
Color: Cream
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 17 lbs.

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Lucky was found stray and taken in by a Good Samaritan.  He was infested with fleas, filthy, like he’d been on the streets for a while.  She took him to the vet and had him scanned, but he had no microchip.  She gave him a bath, treated him for fleas, and fed him a hearty meal.  He was very hungry and cleaned his bowl.  She had no way to keep him in her “no pets” residence, so she asked SCDR to take him in.  In the Asian culture, the number 4 is considered a very lucky number.  When we assigned a rescue tag, the next one available was number 4444, so we named him Lucky.

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We believe Lucky is a Lab/Dachshund mix.  He has short legs and a long body of the dachshund, but his face, fur, and ears are that of a small Labrador Retriever.  He is extremely intelligent and a fast learner.

Lucky is crate trained.  He is getting a crash course in house training and doing quite well as long as he is taken outside on a schedule along with having access to the yard with a dog door.  He is affectionate, silly, playful, and healthy.  He needs a home with another dog, definitely a mature female dachshund that can teach him dog manners and mentor in proper dog etiquette.  We recommend attending puppy obedience classes as soon as possible as well, to ensure proper socialization and respect with humans. 

Applicants will need the following qualifications:

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  • Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms or folks who work from home.

  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus, but not essential.

  • A mature female dog for mentoring, play, and companionship.

  • A very secure INDOOR place for Lucky to be when no one is at home.

  • Applicants must be between 30 and 66years of age.

  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children over 8 years old.

Lucky is a love-sponge with his people, however, no cats.  He has a strong hunting instinct.

Lucky is fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped.  If you can give Lucky the type of home he needs, 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 Lucky is $300.00

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Cossette (4441)

Age: 8 years
Color: Red
Coat: Longhair
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard - 17 lbs.

Cossette was an owner-surrender at the North Central Los Angeles Shelter.  We were not told the reason for her person leaving her there.  Cossette was shy in the shelter and didn’t “show well”.  Shelters are very scary places, especially for dogs that are mild mannered and sensitive.  Lucky for Cossette, our local representative spotted her, contacted SCDR for help, and obtained the go ahead to pull her for us.

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When Cossette arrived at her foster home, she was very shy.  She needed a little time to process everything that had happened to her.  Once those needs were met, she was a different dog.  Happy, friendly, and affectionate are words that come to mind when we think about Cossette.  She is always smiling.  And she loved her “spa day” at the grooming shop.  They love her there too.

Cossette has had a complete dental that left her without most of her teeth.  It doesn’t stop her from being first in line at chow time.  Softened kibble and canned food are yummy, she says.

From her foster mom:
“Our beautiful foster Cossette (Coco) is doing 200% better. She is such a proper lady that loves to be loved by everyone including gentle children. Her favorite things to do are relax on her big foster siblings big bed, bathe in the sun, meet new friends, getting brushed and pet and off course EAT! (Soft foods only as she has lost most of her teeth) She is not a Barker and responds to her name and most simple commands (i.e. come, sit, go to bed) she is crate trained, potty pad trained and doggy door trained. Her beautiful coat and size are attributed to her mixed breed of dachshund and either cocker or springer spaniel. Although she is considered a senior, her personality seems like she is barely old enough to get her senior discount at Denny's and can finally get a place in an active senior community (if she were human that is).”

Cossette is a wonderful cuddler.  She enjoys snuggling in the big bed as well as cuddling while you watch television or catch up on your reading.  She will curl up in her dog bed while you work at your desk or on the computer.

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Cossette is a princess.  She might have been an “only dog” in her previous home, and wants to be waited upon hand and foot.  She is a good eater and puts herself to bed at night.  She sleeps in a cushy dog bed in the master bedroom.  She loves going for walks and enjoys rides in the car.  She likes to ride in someone’s lap.

Cossette pretty much ignores the other dogs in her foster home.  She appears to have no interest in cats as well.  As you can see from her picture, Cossette has a docked tail.  We don’t know if it was done for medical reasons, as the result of an accident, or it’s a birth defect.  No matter the reason, she doesn’t miss it, and we were very firm explaining to her fellow foster dogs that making fun of her would not be tolerated.   

Previous experience with longhaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not mandatory.  Cossette’s long coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so she can look her absolute best.  Families with older children (over 12 years old) or empty-nesters are encouraged to apply for Cossette.  She would be happiest in a home where she can be the center of your universe.  She is house trained and knows how to use a dog door as well.

Cossette is up to date on all her shots, has had a complete dental, and she’s been microchipped.  She is ready to find her forever family.  If you have the type of home Cossette needs, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email Dena@SCDR.org.  A home check and adoption application are required. 

The tax deductible donation for Cossette is only $200.00

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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 Dena@SCDR.org .  An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation for Scarlett is $300.00

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