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: 01-11-18

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Chico (4384)

Age: 5 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Tweenie 16lbs.


On a cold, late-November morning, Chico’s temporary owner was ready to place him and his three female relatives into the Santa Rosa shelter. The shelter employee kindly suggested that he contact a rescue group to help find homes for these four beautiful dogs.

Family members were trying to help the owner, but with working full time, a child and another pet in the house proved to be too much. Unfortunately, Chico and his family have not really had much love, training or human interaction. During the two month stay before coming to SCDR, they were only fed, watered, and mostly left in the laundry room with a lot of pads.

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Chico appears to be a very healthy, happy little guy. He is crate trained, but really doesn’t want to be in a crate, he is temporarily confined as he was neutered recently. We also suspect that Chico may be the father of all three females he came into rescue with.

Chico appears to be a min-pin/dachshund mix and he has super long legs that he can navigate any stairs. Chico is getting a crash course in potty training, and he is starting to catch on.

Chico has a heart of gold, wants to love you, and be your boy. We don’t believe that he had many toys to play with. He is a little bit interested in a ball, but gets confused after chasing it for a few minutes. He is very friendly with the other dachshunds in the house, he is gentle and sweet, and a little bit goofy running around the back yard. He has just had his first experience with snow on the ground, and he loves running and jumping through it.

We were told that he has not had any leash training, and due to his recent surgery, we are not taking him out for any long walks at this time.

He will sleep in his crate at night, or in a little bed, but no doubt he would someday love to have a place in the big bed. He did live with a five year old human boy, and was very good with him, so we do believe that he would be excellent with children.

If you could be the perfect home for Chico, please fill out the online application for him, and feel free to contact his foster mom, Dawn, at

The tax deductible donation for Chico is $250.00