SCDR's mission is to ensure as many dachshunds as possible have loving, forever homes.  And we're fortunate to serve California from North to South and Central in between.  We have many dachshunds fostered in all three regions and do our best to give you the option to adopt from any one of them.

Please inquire and we''ll work with you to transfer them to where you live, or you can pick them up.  Please contact us for more info.

LAST UPDATED: 05-20-19

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Belle (4357)

Belle 4357
Age: 12 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/Spayed
Size: Micro Mini – 8.10 lbs.

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How does it happen? We say this over and over again. A really nice little dachshund finds itself stray and the owners don’t reclaim. That is the situation with Belle. What a tiny little sweetheart! Belle is a very happy little snuggle bug and she is ready to melt your heart just as she has her foster parents’. Belle is so friendly and happy to greet everyone she meets. We don’t know how such a sweet girl ended up stray, but we were happy to take her under our rescue wing.

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Belle is living in a foster home with 3 other doxies and a little mixed breed dog, and she gets along great with all of them. Look at her beautiful face. How can you resist?

Belle has a little deformity in her front legs and a tiny bit of patella luxation in the back so she walks and runs a little funny, but it doesn’t seem to affect her in the least. At her age, we aren’t going to fix the luxating patellar. They don’t bother her and as the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Belle is good on a leash and enjoys going on short walks. She also enjoys lounging with her family, but at the same time, she is playful and loves toys and playing with the dogs in her foster home. She would enjoy living with a retired couple or a family with respectful older children. She is tiny and she could be easily injured by a child. And the same goes for large dogs.

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We would like to place her in a home with small dogs, but she would be fine as an “only dog” as long as her people aren’t gone for long periods. Do you enjoy RV trips? We think Belle would enjoy that too. Belle loves to ride in the car. Belle would be happy in almost any family with children 8 years and up.

Belle is working on housetraining, and her adopters will need to keep up with that. Belle is spayed, and we also wanted a dental done; however, all her teeth were bad and she needed a full mouth extraction. She had a tiny crack in her jaw from the infection from the bad teeth that was repaired. Yes, she had the works. Good news is that she won’t need any more dentals. And she eats just fine without her teeth. Her foster parents moisten her kibble for her before meal time.

If you are interested in Belle, please contact Janice at An application and home check are required.

Belle is available for a modest tax deductible donation to our rescue