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: 12-10-18

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Honey (4387)

Age: approx. 14 weeks
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female
Size: Micro Mini - 7 lbs.
(as of 12-10-18)


Honey is coming to town! She’s all ready for Santa to take her to her new home.

Little Honey had her first visit with the veterinarian and received her first round of puppy vaccines. She is still vulnerable at this point and still has several more rounds of vaccines that are required. The next visit to the vet is due on December 28th.

IMPORTANT PUPPY HEALTH INFORMATION: At 16 weeks, Honey will be able to have her first rabies vaccine. At 6 months Honey will need to be spayed. By law, rescue groups must have a clause in the adoption contract that the new owner commits to having the spay surgery done. Therefore, we do require a $100.00 spay deposit in addition to the adoption fee. When we obtain a copy of the spay certificate, the $100.00 deposit will be refunded.

We are also looking for the following attributes:

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

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

  • Applicants must be between 25 and 65 years of age.

  • No infants or toddlers, please, but we will consider families with children age 8 and up.

  • Previous puppy experience is a plus but not absolutely essential.

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Honey must also have a home that gets her out and about in the world. Young dogs need daily exercise and exposure to all sorts of people and places. Just because Honey is sweet and gentle does not mean she should miss out on all of this.

Honey would really enjoy another small dog to play with, and continue her education with potty training which takes almost a full year.

What we did learn about her, is her age is approximately 14 weeks, apparently when puppy teeth begin to wiggle and prepare for adult teeth, it happens at 14 weeks. She has also gained 3 pounds. Her mother is about 8 pounds.; dad is 16 pounds, so she will probably grow to a size somewhere in between.

She is so funny and sweet, full of energy and sassiness! She is learning “outside” to go do her business; she loves the other dogs in the house and tries so hard to play with all of them. Honey can run like the wind, she chases snowflakes and snowballs, loves the snow, but hates the rain (like any good dachshund). She sleeps in a bed with one or more of her family members (Mia, Ellie and Chico) through the night, and uses pee pads if necessary overnight, but she dreams of the big bed.

If you could be the perfect home for Honey, please fill out the online application for her, and feel free to contact her foster mom at

The tax-deductible donation for Honey is $400.00

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Ellie (4385)

Age: 2 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/spayed
Size: Micro-Mini – 8 lbs.

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Mia (4386)

Age: 2 years
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Female/spayed
Size: Micro-Mini – 8 lbs.

~ ellie and mia ARE being FOSTERED IN RENO, NEVADA ~

Ellie and Mia are coming to town! The girls are waiting to be spayed and get current on vaccines, then ready for Santa to take them to their new home.

 What a Sweet Pair!

What a Sweet Pair!

These two sisters are bonded so cannot be separated UNLESS they are adopted with another of their siblings - Honey (posted above) or Chico (posted below).

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If you could be the perfect home for Ellie and Mia, please fill out the online application for them, and feel free to contact the foster mom at

The tax-deductible donation for Ellie and Mia is $500.00

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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


ollie is now available for adoption!

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Ollie (4383)

Age: approx. 10yrs
Color: Red
Coat: Smooth
Sex: Male/Neutered
Size: Standard – 33 lbs.


Ollie was found stray October 5th, 2018, by Animal Control 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 he has a sweet disposition. When they asked us for help with Ollie, we jumped at the chance to help him. With the kind assistance of our Northern California Team, we were able to get Ollie to his foster home in Reno, NV.

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Ollie was a little 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. The shelter vet removed that nail, and pus and blood came shooting out at that point. Poor little Ollie must have been suffering, he could barely walk when we brought him home, but good care and antibiotics, he has overcome the paw problem and is ready to start his new life.

Ollie also had several odd looking growths (warts), and several lipomas (fatty cysts) when he came into rescue. All of the growths have been removed, and all except one lipoma have been removed. Because he was also getting a dental the day of his surgery, our veterinarian ran out of time while he was sedated, but she said the one remaining lipoma is not a problem for him, and can be removed at another time.

Ollie is 100% reliable in his house training. If he cannot find a way outside to relieve himself, he will give you one loud woof to let you know he needs to go out, as we do not have a doggie door here. He loves sunning himself and rolling in the grass, often bringing dead leaves and grass inside the house! His eyes tell you how much he adores you.

Ollie immediately found a bed he liked when he arrived, so now each night we carry his bed from the front room into the bedroom where he climbs in and sleeps peacefully through the night. I imagine that he would love to be in the big bed, but he is large and has not yet learned the ramp.

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Ollie is one of the mellowest dachshunds we have ever had. He never complains about anything, rarely barks, sits or lies quietly at your feet while you are watching TV or reading. He does enjoy giving foot licks. He waits patiently for his turn at eating, sometimes giving a woof, but respects his siblings. He has learned to lick clean any spoon, can, or bowl that he can get to.

Ollie would do well with any other dachshund, but he does not like big dogs. Since his paw injury was so painful, we have not started him on a daily walk, but he does walk very nicely on a lease. He loves car rides. He just sits down and goes to sleep in the car. At this foster home, we cannot leave toys out as the “Albert dogs” don’t like to share, so we are not sure if Ollie wants to play with toys or a ball.

Ollie would do well with any living arrangement, but due to his size, no stairs. He would love another doxie to keep company with if you are still working.

If you can give Ollie a loving home, please contact her foster mother Dawn Albert at, or feel free to call 714 501-3455 after completing the on line application. A home check is also required.

The tax deductible donation for Ollie is $150.00