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LAST UPDATED: 01-17-18

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Brian (4552)

Age: 18 months
D.O.B.: 07/17/2017
Color: White
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 18 lbs.

brian is SAFE WITH CATS!

Brian 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.

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We believe Brian 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.

Brian 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:

  • 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 Brian to be when no one is at home.

  • Applicants must be between 25 and 66years of age.

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

Brian is a love-sponge with his people, AND he LOVES cats. (Must be a Lab thing.)

Brian is fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. If you can give Brian 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 Brian is $300.00

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Penelope (4395)

Age: 5 years
D.O.B.: 5/15/2013
Color: Black & White
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

Penelope (a.k.a. Penny) joined us at SCDR shortly before her 5th birthday. Her former owner just did not have time for a dog any longer, as work hours became long and Penny was not getting the level of attention she so richly deserved. Check out those adorable white slippers on her toes and she has a cute white tip on her tail. We love her coloring.

Penelope was adopted in September 2018, but recently came back to SCDR to find a better situation. The other dog in the home kept accidentally injuring her and her safety became a big issue. (The other dog is five times her size.)

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Penelope is house trained. She will need a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue reinforcing her good potty habits. Fencing must be at least 5 feet tall. This little girl can leap like a kangaroo!

Penelope is extremely friendly and loves everyone she meets. She’d be great with an active family with gentle children over 8 years old, and someone to throw her ball for her. She would love to have a small, young canine playmate to play with. She loves other small dogs.

Penelope is very pretty with fur that is soft and plush. Her heritage is Dachshund/Aussie mix. She is not a barker, plays with toys, and wants to sleep in the big bed with her people. People living in two-story homes are encouraged to apply for Penelope. Stairs are not an issue for this dog. Penelope needs someone who is home most of the time so she can get the attention and love she needs to be a canine good citizen.

Penelope’s vaccines are up-to-date and she has been microchipped. If you are interested in Penelope, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Penelope is $275.00

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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.

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 Dena@SCDR.org.

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.

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

Adopt Codie for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR

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Reggie (4512)

Age: 12 years
D.O.B.: 05/30/2006
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

reggie is SAFE WITH CATS!

Reggie was found stray about 6 months ago by a Good Samaritan who had every intention of keeping him if his people weren’t found. After weeks of advertising on social media – Facebook, Craig’s List, Pawbooster, no one showed up to claim him. Then the lady was informed by her neighbors that Reggie was barking non-stop all day in the yard while she was at work. With no one home all day, no access to indoors during the work day, and no other dogs for companionship, Reggie was very unhappy. So, she contacted SCDR for help. Of course, we said yes. Just look at that sweet face. We could not resist his soft doe-eyes.

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Reggie was not neutered when we took him in and he had a huge warty thing on his left shoulder that needed to be removed a.s.a.p. After a few days to decompress, Reggie got “the works” at our vet’s office - all vaccines, neuter, wart removal, dental (only lost 2 teeth), and a microchip. He is now a new dog! Reggie has cloudy vision (as do most old dogs) and he is mostly deaf. However, he gets along great with the pack of wieners at his foster home. No more barking at nothing disturbing the peace. Reggie needs a pack to feel happy and safe.

Reggie is house trained, but will need help with a 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 a dog door he has difficulty seeing. 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. It would be a big risk for falling down the stairs resulting in a back or hip injury for him at his age.

Reggie would like to have a mild mannered pack in his new forever home, at least 2 or 3 other dogs. Reggie is safe with gentle children over 8 years. He couldn’t care less about cats. He can’t see them well enough to give chase anyway.

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

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

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Rambo (4514)

Age: 6 years
D.O.B.: 4/27/2012
Color: Red Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 13 lbs.

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Zo (4515)

Age: 6 years
D.O.B.: 4/27/2012
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

~rambo & zo are a bonded pair & cannot be separated~

Rambo and Zo are brothers, litter mates, and a bonded pair. Their former owner fell on hard times and no longer could afford to care for them properly. Before she became homeless, she asked us to take her beloved Rambo and Zo to find them a loving home where they would be loved and spoiled spending the rest of their lives together. We agreed.

The boys are quiet, a bit shy, very sweet, and not barky. 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 10 years old, but would also be great with empty-nesters as well. (No babies or toddlers.) We don’t know how they feel about cats.

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They have had very little leash training. They are excelling at crate training. Both are playful with each other. They sleep peacefully in their little bed at night in the master bedroom, curling up side by side until morning. Their foster mom is working on house training and how to use a dog door. We are looking for a family with a home all on one level with access to a secure yard via a dog door, who are willing to continue to reinforce good potty habits.

Rambo and Zo are beautiful inside and out, and have sleek smooth coats. They love to be held, and enjoy belly rubs and ear massages. They are “drop dead gorgeous” little dachshunds, perfect in proportion and temperament. They both love to explore the yard, and can often be found outside enjoying the day and the warm sun. They want to snuggle up with each other as much as possible.

Rambo and Zo are fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped. They have received 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 Rambo and Zo 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 Rambo and Zo is $450.00 for the pair
(REMINDER: Rambo and Zo are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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Bella (4490 ) Age: approx. 16 months D.O.B.: 8/07/2017 Color: Black & Tan Coat: Smooth Sex: Female/Spayed Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Bella (4490)
Age: approx. 16 months
D.O.B.: 8/07/2017
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Bailey (4489)  Age: approx. 16 months D.O.B.: 8/07/2017 Color: Clear Red Coat: Smooth Sex: Male/Neutered Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

Bailey (4489)
Age: approx. 16 months
D.O.B.: 8/07/2017
Color: Clear Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 16 lbs.

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~ bailey & bella are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Bailey and Bella were found by a Good Samaritan running down a dirt road together in a remote desert community. Basically, they were alone in the middle of nowhere with nothing but boulders, cactus, and tumble weeds all around. It was obvious someone dumped them way out there. The Good Samaritan took them home, gave them water (they were very thirsty) and offered them food. Unfortunately, he could not keep them as he had cats, and Bailey and Bella gave chase immediately. No cats for these guys.

Bailey and Bella are basically still puppies. It is obvious that they’ve had little socialization, and need a family willing to put in the time and effort to socialize them with people and other dogs. Bella is never far from Bailey at any time. They eat together, sleep together, and just hang out together. Bella defers to Bailey and looks to him for guidance and approval. They share a cushy dog bed by day and a roomy crate at night, but desire to sleep in the big bed with their people if they are the only dogs in the big bed. Bailey and Bella are safe with teenage children. No young children, babies or toddlers please. Bailey is an alpha male and is protective of Bella and his family.

Bella is very loveable, smart, patient, and good natured. Bailey is on guard duty most of the time, but it is also obvious he is starved for love and affection. They are perfect for people with an active lifestyle. They need a home with a dog door and a very secure yard. They are “Houdini Weenies”.

Sometimes these two get on each other’s nerves and have a tiff. Potential adopters must have good leadership skills and able to keep these two under control. Taking them to an obedience class would be of great benefit to them and their new family.

Bailey and Bella are healthy, have current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If you can give them a loving home together, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. They are a bonded pair and we will not separate them. An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Bailey and Bella is $500.00 for both
(REMINDER: Bailey and Bella are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)

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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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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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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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