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LAST UPDATED: 06-11-19
~ Luther & Kenzie are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~
Luther and Kenzie are brothers. They lost their home when their elderly owner moved into an assisted living facility. They went with her, but she found herself unable to care for them properly, and recently tripped and fell over them. Family cannot take them in, so they contacted SCDR to see if we could help these sweet brothers find a retirement home together. We said, of course!
Luther and Kenzie are getting a remedial course in house training, as they recently had little supervision or anyone to take them for regular walks. Over the past few months in the assisted living facility, they forgot their good potty manners.
Luther and Kenzie enjoy being with their people whether they are doing work inside the house or outside in the garden. They are both wonderful cuddlers and will grow attached to whoever takes care of them. They are a bonded pair. They eat together, sleep together, and play together. One is never far from the other at any given time. It’s like having one dog with two heads.
Previous experience with wirehaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not absolutely essential. Their wirehair coats will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so they can look their absolute best. They are what we call “Velcro dogs”. Their fur picks up grass clippings, leaves, foxtails, and other things very easily, so a quick brushing all over before bedtime is always a good idea.
Luther and Kenzie are very short, so a home all on one level (maybe just a step or two) is recommended. Their short legs and long backs make going up and down stairs a health risk.
They are fully vaccinated, and microchipped. If you fancy the wirehaired dachshund, you are going to fall head over heels in love with these two brothers!
If you are interested in adopting both boys, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. A home check and an adoption application are required.
Adopt Luther and Kenzie for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
(REMINDER: Luther and Kenzie are a bonded pair and cannot be separated)
Age: 8.5 years
Size: Micro Mini – 8 lbs.
We rescued Loretta from the San Diego Humane Society. Her family didn’t want her anymore. No reason given. We were happy to get Loretta out of the shelter and give her a chance to have a nice retirement.
Loretta 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. Loretta is blind in her right eye. It appears to be a birth defect and not an injury or the result of cataracts.
Loretta 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. Loretta is used to sleeping in the big bed with her foster family at night.
Loretta’ vaccines are up-to-date, she’s spayed, and she has been microchipped. If you are interested in adopting Loretta, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868. A home check and adoption application are required.
Adopt Loretta for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
Age: 14 months
Color: Chocolate & Tan Dapple Piebald
Size: Mini – 8 lbs.
Eisenhower is a darling little boy who needed emergency surgery for bladder stones. His owner, a full-time college student, working part-time to pay rent and tuition, could not afford even basic veterinary care, and when “Ike” got sick, she contacted her family. They could not afford to help her either. So, she contacted SCDR, and we took Ike into rescue immediately. We rushed him to Dr. Sam at Ambassador Veterinary Hospital in Long Beach for emergency surgery. The bladder stones were already blocking the urethra and without immediate help, he would die. He spent 5 days in the hospital.
Eisenhower will need to eat a prescription diet (Royal Canin SO) for the rest of his life to prevent the crystals and bladder stones from forming ever again. No regular food or treats, just his prescription diet. Bladder stones are a serious condition and can return if proper diet is not maintained.
For all intent and purpose, Ike is still very much a puppy. By the time he came home from the hospital, he was jumping around, and doing puppy antics. His foster siblings were quick to correct him and he is learning good dog manners. He gets along with everyone. (We don’t know how he feels about cats though. He’s never been exposed to them.)
Eisenhower is up for almost any activity including walks, car rides and visiting. Eisenhower loves to cuddle, and burrow under the covers. He is always ready to go to the park or the beach, play with rope toys, (stuffies are disemboweled in minutes) and balls. He is very well behaved and you can take him pretty much everywhere dogs are allowed.
Eisenhower is house trained, dog door trained and he much prefers to sleep in the big bed with his human and the other resident doxies. He will have no part of a crate except for eating.
We are looking for folks who work from home, and who have another dachshund of the female persuasion who wants a loving companion, especially for those times when they must leave the dogs at home alone. Ike is great with children 8 years and up. (No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers.)
We would like a residence, all on one level, as Eisenhower has the most adorable short legs and chunky feet and would not be able to handle stairs. A step or two is fine, but long flights of stairs are a no-no. A dog door with access to a secure yard would also be desirable to help him maintain good potty habits.
Eisenhower is fully vaccinated, has had a dental to remove deciduous baby teeth, and is microchipped. If you are interested in giving Eisenhower a loving home, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An application and a home check are required.
The tax deductible donation for Eisenhower is $400.00
Age: 1 year
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.
We found Felix and his older brother at the Visalia Animal Care Center. The boys were picked up stray together. We bailed them out of the shelter and thanks to our dedicated volunteers they came to our La Habra location for vet care and placement. However, they did not seem to getting along. Food seemed to be a trigger for bad behavior. We have solved this problem by first getting them neutered, which took testosterone out of the equation, and then feeding them separately so neither one felt compelled to protect his bowl.
Felix is shy and cautious about meeting new people. You can tell he came from a home where he was not given adequate attention or training. His foster mom and dad are working with him to remedy his deficiencies. He is being crate trained, and he is receiving a remedial course in house training. He needs a home with people willing to continue to reinforce his good potty habits and good behavior with crate training, praise and treats. A dog-door with access to a yard would be a good thing to have for this boy. He also needs to be taken for walks at least once or twice a day. His leash training leaves a lot to be desired at this point. He is very good on car rides.
Felix needs a home where he has female dog to mentor him and for play and companionship. We don’t know why, but he does not like to be left alone for more than a couple of hours. He needs someone who works part time or from home. If you’ve never had a dachshund before, Felix may be a bit of a challenge to train if you are not experienced.
Felix gets along with other dachshunds in his foster home, and would really benefit by having a doxie sister. He loves to play with toys, chase a ball, and play wrestle-mania with his fellow foster dogs. He would do best in a home with children close to being teenagers. No babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers. He especially would like to be able to sleep in the big bed with his chosen person. Felix is not safe with cats.
Fully vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped, Felix is ready for a new wonderful home. If you can provide Felix with the type of home he needs, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home visit are required.
The tax deductible donation for Felix is $300.00
Age: 10 months
Size: Standard – 28 lbs.
Binx is confused. He did nothing wrong. So why is he in a foster home waiting for another family to come take him home? Binx was purchased from a breeder when he was 8 weeks old by a working, young couple as a companion for their large-breed dog. But unfortunately, the dogs never bonded. Their other dog had no interest in playing with a puppy, and Binx got bored being home all day with no one to play with and nothing to do. So, he got into puppy mischief. When they got home, they were just too tired to give him the attention he needed. They said he had too much energy for them. No problem. SCDR loves puppies with energy and we find perfect homes for them too.
Isn’t Binx super handsome? Look at those big brown puppy-dog eyes. Don’t let his sad face fool you. Binx is a happy in his foster home where there are other youngish dachshunds willing to play with him. Binx is good on a leash and loves long walks. Unfortunately, he did not get very many car rides in the past, so he gets anxious on long rides. It will take some practice for him to overcome this.
Binx loves playing with any other dog that is willing. He is as sweet as they come, just a big, lovable Baby Huey. He is a very happy dachshund with a bit of mischief in his personality. The ideal family for Binx would have children over 8 years old, live in a single level home, and have another dog for play and companionship, preferably female.
During his stay at the foster home, Binx has befriended another dachshund puppy. He and his friend, Pixie can often be found napping together, and playing “wrestle mania”. He is over 20 pounds, but is always careful not to hurt Pixie (a micro-mini), and often lets her win. They are each wonderful individually, but are fabulous together.
Binx is 95% house trained. If taken outside every few hours and on a couple of walks a day, he should be 100% in no time. He learned the dog door in 2 minutes just by observing his fellow foster dachshunds. He’s big, handsome, and smart too. What’s not to love?
Binx is fully vaccinated and microchipped. Binx is currently sleeping in the big bed with his foster family and he really would love to continue to sleep in the big bed with his new family. Binx would be fine in most households, but we don’t know how he is with cats. So for the safety of the cats, we say proceed with caution.
If you can provide Binx with a wonderful home, please call Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. An adoption application and home visit are required.
The tax deductible donation for Binx is $400.00
Age: 9 months
Size: Micro Mini – 6 lbs.
Pixie was found stray by a Good Samaritan and subsequently taken to the O.C. shelter to allow her people to come reclaim her. They never showed up. The Good Samaritan went back and adopted Pixie, and then contacted SCDR and asked us to find her a wonderful home. We jumped at the chance.
Pixie has been a wonderful puppy, friendly, affectionate, mischievous, curious, and silly. The other dogs in her foster home have been helping her learn proper dog-etiquette, and she readily joins the fun with the other young foster doxies when a game of chase or wrestle-manie. Pixie also initiates play with the other doxies, and enjoys a good game of tug-o-war with one of the many empty carcasses that once were plush stuffed animal toys. (No stuffed animal can survive more than 5 minutes around dachshunds before the squeaker is silenced and the entrails are strewn about the playroom.) Fun is still had with dead unstuffed toys all the time.
During her stay at the foster home, Pixie has befriended another dachshund puppy, Binx. She and her friend, Binx, can often be found napping together, and playing “wrestle mania”. He is over 20 pounds, but is always careful not to hurt her, and often lets her win. They are each wonderful individually, but are fabulous together.
Pixie is now learning to be house trained, but she still needs someone to take her outside every couple of hours and stay out there with her to praise her for a good potty. She will not truly “get it” until she is over a year old.
Pixie sleeps through the night a crate in the master bedroom, but is now begging for the privilege of sleeping in the big bed with her buddy Binx. She also has to eat in a crate, because her comrades would not hesitate to steal her food.
The home for Pixie must have the following attributes:
Someone at home most of the day, stay-at-home moms/dads or folks who work from home.
Previous dachshund experience is a plus.
Another YOUNG dog for play and companionship, preferably male.
A very secure INDOOR place for Pixie to be when no one is at home.
Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age (no exceptions).
No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with respectful children over 8 years old.
Pixie is now spayed, has received her all her vaccines, and is microchipped. If you are interested in Pixie, 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 Pixie is $400.00 (non-negotiable)
Age: 9 years
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.
Harley was picked up stray and taken to the Carson shelter on April 23, 2019. A plea went out all over social media to save Harley. Another rescue group committed to taking him, but at the last minute (after he was pulled from the shelter), they backed out. The volunteer who pulled him has BIG dogs and was fearful for Harley's safety in her home, and she reached out to SCDR representative, Roberta Rubin (Tucson division) for help. She and Roberta worked together when they both lived in Los Angeles. Roberta got in touch with SCDR CA, and we immediately agreed to take Harley.
Harley is a treasure. He has those adorable "wonky ears", common to chiweenies, and a few small scars on his face - maybe from a thorny bush or a tussle with another dog. However he got them, he appears unaffected and is as wonderful and loving as he can be.
This little guy is an absolute sweetheart! Harley believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. He assimilated into the foster home right away, making friends with the other resident and foster dogs, and making a beeline for the dog door to go potty outside! He gives kisses and loves being held, petted, and fawned over. And best of all, he's a good eater. (Rescuers always agonize over picky eaters and those who go on a hunger strike when they arrive at the foster home.)
Harley made it abundantly clear that he was going to sleep in the big bed whether invited to or not. Needless to say, he found a spot on the bed, and stayed put all night (no night wandering).
Harley 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. Visiting grandchildren would be OK too as long as they are well supervised. (He was fine with a 5 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.
Harley appears to be house trained and uses the dog door like a champ. Harley 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 and he is microchipped. Anyone who adopts Harley is going to be truly blessed.
If you are interested in Harley, 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 Harley is only $175.00
Age: 13 years
Color: Red Sable
Size: Tweenie – 15.5 lbs.
Age: 10 years
Size: Tweenie – 15 lbs.
~ emma & nala are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~
Emma and Nala lost their home through no fault of their own. Their family could not afford to live in Southern California any more, and they were pulling up stakes and moving to Florida. They were traveling cross-country and felt the trip and expense would be too much with the dogs.
Emma and Nala have been together for 10 years. They are very bonded to each other. They are trying to understand what has happened to them and are clinging to each other for comfort and safety. They warming up to people, but are still a bit stand-offish and need extra love and attention. They really want to be in a quiet home with no other female dogs. Emma is the alpha of the two, and considers herself Nala’s protector. They would not mind a male companion or two.
Emma and Nala are healthy, their vaccinations are current, and they have been microchipped. They have both had a complete dental and wellness blood panel done. We cannot split them up as they are emotionally attached to each other. We don’t know how they feel about cats. They are fine with children over 8 years old. They’ve lived with children before.
As they are both extra short and very long, a home all on one level with just a step or two would be OK. They share a large dog bed, but would love to be invited up on the big bed if possible.
If you can give these two seniors a home for the rest of their lives, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.
Adopt Emma and Nala for a modest tax-deductible donation to SCDR
(REMINDER: Emma & Nala are a bonded pair & cannot be separated)
Age: 15.5 years
Color: White (Albino)
Size: Tweenie – 17 lbs.
Our hearts are breaking for this chiweenie. Liberace’s owner passed away and no one in the family wanted him. When we spotted him on the Baldwin Park’s list of dogs available immediately, we made arrangements to bail him out and get him into rescue.
Liberace was sick (Kennel Cough) when he arrived at his foster home. He was shut down and without an appetite for the first few days. Meds did their job, and he was soon feeling better. It took him more than a week to decompress after losing his family, being in a scary, noisy shelter, and then moved to yet another location with lots of foster dogs. It took a while, but he is back to eating full meals and licking the bowl clean.
Liberace is crate trained, house trained, and knows the dog door. He has even ventured outside to do his business when it was raining. (That’s some kind of miracle.) He enjoys his walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car. Despite his chronological age, Liberace is way more active than some of his younger foster brothers and sisters. He has the activity level of a dog ten years younger than he is. He gets along well with other canine residents in his foster home, especially the ladies. He is good with older children, 10 years and up. He is not safe with cats.
Liberace is an “albino” with pink skin, pink nose, pink foot pads, and pale blue eyes. His time outside in the sun is limited as he can sunburn very easily. He prefers to go outside in the early morning and late afternoon, and hangs out in the shady areas of the yard for the most part if he needs to go out during the day. He will need sunscreen on his nose in the summer.
Liberace is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, and joins in when a game of tag is initiated. He would do best in a home with a retired person or in an adults-only home. He would also very much enjoy having an active female companion or two to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home. We think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis. Visiting grandchildren should always be supervised.
Liberace’s vaccines have been brought up-to-date. and he is microchipped. Anyone who adopts Liberace is going to be truly blessed. He is one in a million. If you are interested in adopting Liberace, please contact Dena at Dena@SCDR.org or call (562) 694-6868. A home check and adoption application are required.
Adopt Liberace for a modest tax deductible donation to SCDR
Age: 3 years
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.
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
Age: 9 years
Color: Red Dapple
Size: Standard – 25 lbs.
Age: 11 years
Color: Red Dapple
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.
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)