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: 11-14-18

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Timber (3870)

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

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Timber is 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.

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 and complete our online application.

The tax deductible donation for Timber is $150.00