All of the  dachshunds below are available for adoption, waiting for a loving forever home!
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LAST UPDATED: 10-18-18

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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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 Rocket (4447)  Age: 9 years  D.O.B.: 8/28/2009  Color: Red  Coat: Smooth   Sex: Male/Neutered  Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

Rocket (4447)
Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 8/28/2009
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 20 lbs.

 Roscoe (4448)  Age: 9 years  D.O.B.: 8/28/2009  Color: Red  Coat: Smooth   Sex: Male/Neutered  Size: Standard – 18 lbs.

Roscoe (4448)
Age: 9 years
D.O.B.: 8/28/2009
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 18 lbs.

~ rocket & roscoe are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Adopted only a few months ago these two found their way back to SCDR rescue because weak fencing plus their strong will to explore equaled ESCAPE. These boys need a very secure yard. They are “Houdini Weenies”.

Prior to their recent adventure, Rocket and Roscoe were loved and cherished for all their nine years. Then one owner died, and the other needed to go into assisted living. No one in the family could take the boys. They are a very seriously bonded pair. So, they came to SCDR to find a wonderful home together.

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Rocket and Roscoe are very well socialized and enjoy playing with their fellow foster dogs. The brothers truly love each other and are closely bonded. Having Rocket and Roscoe is like having one large dog with two heads. You never see one without the other close-by.

The brothers 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 not shy about asking for hugs and belly rubs.

Rocket and Roscoe need a home all on one level as stairs pose a serious danger for back injury at their age. They are not apartment dogs as they need a dog door and access to a secure yard to continue their good potty habits. The boys are safe with older children, however, they are not good with small animals – no tiny dogs (Chihuahuas, Yorkies, etc.), no cats, birds, rabbits, hamsters (rodent pets) or reptiles. No barnyard animals – pygmy goats, chickens, etc. They love to hunt. Got gophers, mice or lizards in your yard? “Rocket & Roscoe Pest Control” is on the job. You’ll be pest-free in no time.

They are current on shots, very healthy, microchipped. If you can provide a good home for both of them, please complete our online adoption application, and contact Dena at (562) 694-6868 or email Dena@SCDR.org.

The tax deductible donation for Rocket and Roscoe is $300.00 together
(Rocket and Roscoe are bonded and must be adopted together)

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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.

~ 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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Bleu (4468)

Age: 3 years
D.O.B.: 06/01/2015
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Mini –10.8 lbs.

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SAFE WITH CATS!

Bleu spent much of her first 3 years being boarded or traveling to countries in South America. She learned commands in both English and Spanish, but when her young owner was presented with the opportunity to move permanently out of the country and to complete her college education, she asked SCDR to find Bleu a more stable lifestyle.

Bleu is sweet, friendly, quiet, well behaved, and house trained. She loves to cuddle, enjoys being the ultimate lap-dog. Bleu is healthy and current on all vaccines. She likes going for walks and hiking. She travels well in the car in someone’s lap.

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Bleu has one fault. She thinks she is a human and does not want or need the company of another dog. She is an alpha personality and can be pushy with the other dogs in her foster home. Currently, she is getting a crash course in socializing with other dachshunds, and making good progress. She is super affectionate and responsive to her foster mom and dad, but is still a bit bossy with the other foster doxies in the home.

Bleu will be very happy to be an “only”, spoiled little princess. She likes to sleep in the big bed with her people, under the covers, all up close and personal. Bleu is the perfect companion for empty nesters or someone who works from home who seeks the love and devotion this little dog is so willing to give. Bleu is safe with cats, but is not safe with babies or toddlers. Children over 5 years old would be OK with supervision. She actually likes children and wants to be with them, especially if they will throw her tennis ball for her.

If you are interested in Bleu, 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 Bleu is $300.00

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Baron (4466)

Age: 3 years
D.O.B.: 08/28/2015
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Baron was rescued from a bad life in a resort town in Mexico. He had spent most of his puppyhood fending off two bigger male dogs in his home. He was finally rescued by an American tourist who paid the former owner for him and took him home to California. Once back in the United States, she contacted SCDR and we gladly took Baron into rescue.

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Baron is so sweet. The only hint that he had a sorrowful past are a few small scars on his face which were the result of fending off the two aggressive male dogs (pitbull mixes) in his former home. Despite everything, Baron loves everyone, gets along famously with the other dachshunds in his foster home, and is a delightful little boy.

Baron respects the “alpha dog”, so he would be fine with a dominant female companion. We don’t know how he feels about cats. Baron is a bit nervous when meeting new people and needs a few minutes to warm up. Once he is comfortable, he is just a big loveable Teddy bear. He is house trained and crate trained. He likes to find an empty crate and settle himself in for his afternoon nap.

Baron is crate trained and house trained. He is currently sleeping in his little dog bed in the master bedroom, but he really would love to sleep in the big bed with his people. Baron would be fine in most households, but he needs a family with older children or empty nesters. He is not good with visiting young grandchildren (no babies, toddlers, or pre-schoolers).

Baron is healthy, fully vaccinated and microchipped. If you can provide Baron with a wonderful home, please contact Dena at 562-694-6868 or email at Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax deductible donation for Baron is $275.00

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Molly (4475)

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

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.

~ ray ban & ronin are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

Ray Ban and Ronin are a GREAT bonded pair. Ray Ban is a Dachshund mix, with a hint of Jack Russell Terrier. Ronin is also a Dachshund mix, with a hint of Corgi. Ronin’s tail is bobbed at ¾. They are both about 20 lbs., low to the ground, with Dachshund legs and feet. Very Dachshund-like in appearance, but not too barky like some pure-bred Dachshunds. They are most likely siblings, but I cannot say for sure. What I can say is that they have been together for a long time; they truly love each other, and do well together. Bonded pairs come with advantages, like keeping each other company, getting along well, and helping one another. They are also super cute together in both looks as well as personality!

Ray Ban and Ronin were saved from the South L.A. Shelter back in 2016 by a sister rescue group, and adopted by a young woman. She eventually moved to a place where she was not allowed to have dogs, so she gave Ray Ban and Ronin to a friend. Then the dogs got lost. Both dogs ended up at the shelter again. Fortunately the dogs then found their way to rescue.

Ray Ban and Ronin are both about age 5-6 and have nice, upbeat, happy, personalities. They also have spunky energy, but calm down nicely. Both dogs are on the shy side. Ray Ban is a bit 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, and is also endearing and sweet. They are still settling in, learning that it is OK to come inside the house and that they are welcomed guests, but they are loving, easy-to-manage dogs, and well-balanced. Both are outgoing, 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 fairly quiet. They are crate-trained and potty-trained (however, potty reinforcement is needed in any new environment).

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NOTE: Ray Ban has a nose condition where the pigment (color) of the nose disappeared. A medical cream (supplied at adoption) applied consistently will restore the pigment.
Ray Ban’s condition should NOT interfere with adoption or his health.

The best fit for Ray Ban and Ronin is with people who obviously love the Dachshund breed and are looking for two sweet dogs that do well together and keep each other company. A home with a yard for the dogs to enjoy is a huge plus. This duo would be a GREAT addition to empty nesters, who want to focus on two sweet dogs that need a loving and stable home, enjoy taking walks, and who can give them loads of attention.

Ray Ban and Ronin are neutered, fully vaccinated (including rabies), given a flea treatment, dewormed, micro-chipped, received a complete dental cleaning, and have had a recent vet check and cleared for adoption.

All dogs from our rescue must be considered INDOOR dogs. Dogs are part of the family and should not be limited to staying outside.

If you are interested in discussing this duo, please first email Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at:
adopt@angelsheartdogrescue.com
and provide some information about your home, family, other pets, and your dog experience.

I answer emails quickly so there’s no need to phone the rescue unless you do not receive a response from your email. If that should happen, please call 626-340-9316.

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 bonded pair is less than if adopting two dogs separately.

Thank you!

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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.

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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Tyler (4467)

Age: 2 years
D.O.B.: 08/30/2016
Color: Cream Dapple
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

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Tyler had the misfortune of being purchased by someone who had a serious addiction problem. Family and friends tried to help, but unless the person admits to the problem and is willing to take action to get help, it is a lost cause. However, they were able to get Tyler out of that situation and get him to SCDR to find a better life.

An extremely gentle boy, Tyler is very loving and affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs, but he prefers human company. He would do best in an adults-only home or with a family with teenage children. He would be fine having a female canine companion to keep him company when his people have to leave him at home. He is safe with children over 10 years old, but we think he’d be happiest in a home without the chaos of children running in and out on a daily basis. Visiting grandchildren would be OK as long as they are well supervised. Tyler might be safe with cats, as he has a gentle nature.

Tyler believes that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. He adjusted instantly 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 reliably house trained. He prefers the security of his crate for nighttime sleeping. But he would be amenable to cuddling in the big bed once he gets comfortable in his new home. He’s a very sweet boy who got a raw deal and is trying to move on.

Tyler enjoys walks about the neighborhood and is an excellent passenger in the car as long as he has a lap to sit in and a window to look out of. His vaccines are up-to-date, and he is now microchipped. Anyone who adopts Tyler is going to be truly blessed. He is one in a million.

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

The tax deductible donation for Tyler is only $400.00

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Bijou (4439)

Age: 6 years
D.O.B.: 03/08/2012
Color: Chocolate & Tan Dapple
Coat: Wirehair
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 11 lbs.

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SAFE WITH CATS!

We almost never get wirehaired dachshunds, so Bijou is a rare gem, and we never miss an opportunity to rescue one (Bijou is French for jewel.) Bijou’s former owner contacted us because she was forced to move from a rental house to an affordable “no pets” apartment. Bijou adjusted very quickly to his new foster home. He is an easy “go with flow” kind of guy.

Bijou is crate trained and house trained. His preferred sleeping arrangements are with his people in the big bed, or a cushy dog bed on the floor next to it. He is shy when meeting new people, but warms up quickly, especially if there are treats in the offing.

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Bijou does not bark inappropriately, and does not join the chorus when the other foster dogs bark at nothing. He has been a welcome house guest in his foster home. He gets along with his other foster siblings, and respects the elders. He has good dog-manners. He has not missed a meal.

Bijou’s former owner had cats and Bijou got along very well with them. Bijou would be great with a family with children over 10 years old or empty nesters who can give him lots of loving attention. He loves to go out and about, but needs some leash training so he doesn’t pull so much. He rides nicely in the car.

Bijou would love to have someone around most of the day, but he is fine for a few hours on his own if he has another doxie or two to keep him company. Folks who work from home are also encouraged to apply for him.

Previous experience with wirehaired dachshunds would be a plus, but not absolutely essential. Bijou’s wirehair coat will require regular brushing and occasional professional grooming so he can look his absolute best. He is what we call a “Velcro dog”. His 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. He has the cutest little beard and eyebrows too.

Bijou is neutered, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. His teeth are sparkling white and his gives delightful little kisses. If you have a loving home for Bijou, 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 Bijou is $350.00

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Max (3626)

Age: 6 years
D.O.B.: 5/27/2012
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

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Max was rescued from the Ramona Humane Society in December of 2015. His owner surrendered him on the day that our local representative was in the shelter to pick up another dog, and as luck would have it, she spotted Max and took him home too. This was definitely his lucky day. Two and a half years later, Max found himself back with SCDR, as his owner tragically died and Max needed a new home.

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Max is very sweet and affectionate, and with an enthusiasm for life that shows he is finally enjoying a belated “puppyhood”. He’s a delight. He gets along well with other dogs, and tries really hard to be friendly. He is house trained, and enjoys sleeping in the big bed under the covers with his person. He walks well on a leash, and jumps happily into the car ready for any new adventure. He would be happiest in a home with another dachshund companion, preferably of the female persuasion. He is a quiet boy and only barks when appropriate – the doorbell rings, the mail carrier comes by, or the gardener invades the yard.

Max would not do well in a condo or apartment or as an “only dog” unless someone is home much of the time. He needs companionship and a yard. Max needs a home with a dog door and access to a secure yard so he can continue his good potty habits. He also enjoys going outside to chase birds and sunbathe, but mostly he wants to sit with his person’s lap and be petted and loved. Max really prefers men, but is not unfriendly to women. Max is safe with children over 8 years old. We don’t know how he feels about cats.

Max’s vaccines are up-to-date and he has been microchipped. His former owner had him get dental cleaning regularly so his teeth are in very good condition. In our opinion, he is a treasure. If you are interested in Max, 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 Max is $300.00

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Woody (4446)

Age: 10 years
D.O.B.: 08/26/2008
Color: Black & Tan
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Mini – 10 lbs.

Woody lost his home when his owners were expecting the imminent arrival of their first baby and were worried that Woody may react badly to all the changes ahead. Woody has not done anything wrong, but the young parents wanted to err on the side of caution. We happily took Woody into rescue to find him a home with a family with older children.

Woody is crate trained and house trained. He learned the dog door after watching a few of his fellow foster dogs go out and in. Like most dachshunds, he does have occasional accidents, but it was never a major problem. He loves going for walks and rides nicely in the car. His favorite thing is to be a lap dog. He happily goes to his bedtime dog bed for sleeping, but we would like to see him with a family that will let him join them in the big bed. Retired folks are encouraged to apply for Woody. They have the best laps.

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Woody’s vaccinations are current. He is microchipped. We know for a fact that Woody is NOT good with cats. However, he is well socialized and would be fine with another small female dog. Or he could be your “one and only” special boy if you don’t work away from home for long hours.

Woody has been proven safe with dog-savvy, gentle children over 10 years old. He is very long and very short, so a home with no stairs (all on one level) would be desirable. Doggy steps up to the couch and the big bed would also be desirable.

Woody eats “Sojo”, a freeze-dried turkey raw food diet, mixed with Wellness Turkey kibble for Small Breeds. Just a small amount of the Sojo, 1/4 cup of Wellness, some hot tap water, mix together, let stand for 5 minutes, and serve. It’s easy, extremely healthy, and Woody LOVES his food. The Sojo is a bit pricey, but we have to admit that Woody is the healthiest 10 year old dachshund we have had in a long time. It’s worth the extra cost.

If you can give Woody a home for the rest of his life, please contact Dena at (562) 694-6868.or email Dena@SCDR.org. An adoption application and home check are required.

The tax-deductible donation to adopt Woody is $175.00

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Bogey (3234)

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Chipper (3235)

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~ bogey & chipper are a bonded pair & cannot be separated ~

In 2014, Bogey and Chipper’s loving family developed serious health issues and could no longer care for them. Fortunately, they were adopted by another loving family. But sadly, once again, serious health issues and challenging work schedules have left little time for the boys now. The family wants to do the right thing, and asked us to take them back into rescue and find a home where they will be beloved family members and a priority in family life again.

  Bogey (3234)  Age: 10 years  Color: Red Coat: Smooth Sex: Male/Neutered  Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Bogey (3234)
Age: 10 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie – 14 lbs.

Bogey and Chipper are agile and athletic, and they play like puppies. They act like litter mates and are deeply devoted to each other. They have the same mother and father, but they were born one year apart. They cannot be separated and will only be placed together in their new home. They are really beautiful, with deep, intense color, huge soft brown eyes, and the sweetest faces you could find anywhere. We particularly love their giant Dachshund feet. They stop traffic wherever they go and have endeared themselves even to non-dachshund people everywhere.

Bogey and Chipper may be the sweetest dogs we have ever had in rescue. They love every other living thing (except squirrels!) and are generous with their kisses and cuddles. They are always, always happy, their merry little tails wagging constantly, and they are up for absolutely anything, from watching TV to a car ride, to a round of “wrestle-mania.” They are incredibly affectionate, and so grateful for every attention and every kind word.

  Chipper (3235)   Age: 9 years   Color: Red  Coat: Smooth  Sex: Male/Neutered  Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

Chipper (3235)
Age: 9 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie - 15 lbs.

“The Boys,” as we call them, are crate trained and are getting a remedial course in house training. They are working diligently on this, but their current foster home is too densely populated with other dogs and too full of old smells to be a good environment for learning. They are, however, so anxious to please and so delighted by praise that they should be quite easy to train. They sleep quietly together in their crate every night, though they would love to be allowed up on the Big Bed. They are not barkers (again, except at those evil squirrels) and are, all in all, a real pleasure to have around.

We think Bogey and Chipper would be wonderful with older children, but they are probably a little too rambunctious for younger ones. They would be equally at home with a senior citizen, as they are absolutely delighted to tailor their activity level to that of their people. In fact, we really can’t think of a home or a familly that would not be tremendously enriched by the addition of these two darling dogs. Someone will be very lucky indeed.

Neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and healthy, the boys are ready for a home of their very own again.

If you can give Bogey and Chipper a home together, 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 Bogey & Chipper is $300.00 for both
(REMINDER: Bonded Pairs Cannot Be Separated)

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Glory (4461)

Age: 1 year
D.O.B.: 8/08/2017
Color: Red w/White Markings
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Standard – 22.5 lbs. and growing

If your heart’s desire is to have a beautiful, red, smooth, standard girl, then Glory is the answer to your prayers.  We rescued Glory from a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles along with another puppy and what appears to be their father.  (He is a 35 pound, huge, standard, red, smooth.)  Glory definitely takes after him.

Glory is a wonderful puppy.  She’s a “blank slate” as she has had zero training.  The other dogs in her foster home are helping her learn proper dog-etiquette, and she readily joins the fun with the other young foster doxies when a game of chase breaks out. 

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Glory is a potential Queen.  She has an “alpha” personality, and will need a family with strong leadership skills to keep her from becoming an out-of-control-bully.  She will try to push the other dogs off their food or take the toy they are enjoying.  She needs to learn rules, boundaries, and to respect the human leadership.

Glory is not leash-trained, so her new family will have their work cut out for them in this respect as well.  They must be willing to take her to obedience training and on lots of outings to properly socialize her with people and other dogs.  We have no idea how she feels about cats or if she’s ever been exposed to them, but why take a chance?  We recommend no cats or other small pets.  Certainly no barnyard animals – i.e. chickens, water fowl, pigmy goats, or miniature pot-bellied pigs.  She likes to hunt critters in the back yard.

Glory is also 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.  Glory sleeps through the night in her crate in the master bedroom, sometimes with a foster sibling, other times, alone.  She is crate trained, but already begging to sleep in the big bed under the covers with her person.  She loves to be held and cuddled.  She gives amazing kisses.  She can jump up on the sofa easily and like to sit there and survey her kingdom.

The ideal home for Glory would have the following attributes:

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

  • Previous dachshund experience is a plus.

  • MUST have another dog for play and companionship (preferably a mellow male 5 or 6 years old).

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

  • Applicants must be between 30 and 65 years of age.

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

  • Glory has received her all her vaccines, has been spayed, and is microchipped. She will be a full standard dachshund when she is finished growing, therefore, families that have a home with a back yard and a dog door are encouraged to apply for Glory.

If you are interested in Glory, 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 Glory is $400.00

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Nugget (4450)

Age: 1 year
D.O.B.: 07/17/2017
Color: Red Piebald
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Micro-Mini – 6 lbs.

Nugget was found stray and brought to SCDR to wait out the 10 day stray-hold, while we advertised on social media to try to find her people.  After two weeks, and no response, we accepted her as a rescue dog and are trying to find her a permanent, loving home.  Nugget is definitely a dachshund mix, we guess a small terrier judging by the size and shape of her head and ears.  Her stature and body and tail are all dachshund, however.

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Nugget is 100% house trained and she has been crate trained, though she much prefers to hang out on the living room sofa or sleep in the big bed with her people.  Nugget is a high-energy dog, and needs someone who likes going for long walks, hiking, maybe the beach, and who can give her a level of activity to tire her out.  A young, active male dog would be a most welcome attribute to the home we choose for her.  She can be pushy with other females.  She loves to play-wrestle and to disembowel stuffed toys, killing the squeaker, then shaking the snot out of them to be sure they are really “dead”.  She has a strong prey-drive.

Nugget is a “Houdini Weenie”.  She can scale a 3 foot baby-gate effortlessly.  Which is probably how she ended up lost and then in rescue in the first place.  Fences and gates need to be at least 4 feet tall.  (No wrought-iron railing, as she can squeeze her body through a 4-5” gap between rails.)  With her energy level, she needs a young family to tire her out.

The ideal home for Nugget would have the following qualities:

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

  • Previous dog experience is a plus.

  • Another small dog (male) for play and companionship. (We don’t think she is good with cats.)

  • A very secure INDOOR place for Nugget to be when no one is at home. (A crate is preferred.)

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

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

Nugget is fully vaccinated, and microchipped, and is ready for a new home.  If you can provide the type of home she 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 Nugget is $275.00

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Lucky (4444)

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

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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