SCDR has been on a mission to rescue as many dachshunds as possible since 1994.  From the great state of California to Reno, Nevada, SCDR is rescuing dachshunds from whatever misfortune has befallen them, giving them whatever medical attention they need, providing a bit of basic training, and lovingly caring for them until the day they are adopted into their new forever homes.

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: 11-19-18


~ OLLIE (4383)~

update November 8, 2018


Big boy Ollie is recuperating from his surgery to remove large lipomas and odd looking skin growths, as well as a dental which included only three extractions. The dental was a big surprise, considering the poor condition he was in when we rescued him from the shelter we were expecting Ollie to loose most of his teeth.

While we are still waiting on the test results from the Histopathology reports, we now know from the blood tests that most of Ollie’s levels were all within normal. His heartworm test also came back negative, but we recommend another test in six months just to be sure.


Ollie has no less than seven surgical sites that all have stitches which will be removed on Monday November 12th. He finished all his medications like a good boy.

As of this update, I am so pleased to say that Ollie is an amazing boy, full of love and devotion to his foster mom and dad. He is a quiet boy who is just looking for a new person that will love him as much as he is ready to love back.


Ollie was found stray October 5th, 2018 in the Silicon Valley area of California. Although he was microchipped, that turned out to be a dead end, no owner information was current. He did not have a collar, so obviously there were no tags to identify him or his previous owners.

Ollie was very friendly with the shelter staff and has a sweet disposition, but was a bit of a mess when picked up. His nails were so long they were curling, and at least one nail had embedded into his right paw. When the shelter vet removed that nail, a lot of pus and blood came out. Poor little Ollie must have been suffering, he could barely walk when we brought him home, still recovering from that nightmare.


Ollie has much more to overcome in the next few weeks before he will be available for adoption. He appears to be extremely overweight at 33lbs. , however, his belly is somewhat extended and there’s concern he may have Cushing’s disease. A blood test is needed to make a determination. Ollie also has a huge lipoma and cyst on his sternum, several wart like growths all over his body, and some seem to have been bleeding.

Ollie appears to be around 10 to 11 years old, but he is very aware of what is going on, alert, happy and full of love. It’s always more heartbreaking when rescue receives dogs like Ollie. Pet parents who neglect, abuse, ignore, or otherwise mistreat their pets should not be pet parents.

We anticipate Ollie’s veterinary costs to exceed $1000.00. If you can find it in your heart to make a donation to get Ollie past his previous life and ready for adoption into a truly loving home (maybe yours!), Ollie will smile for you.