My name is Tadpole!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in San Jose, California - Tadpole
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Tadpole's Info...

I am purebred and a special needs pet.

Tadpole's Story...
5 yr old Tadpole come to us very skinny from a shelter where he was scheduled to be put to sleep. He got his name for his big head and long thin body. He had been a stray so we thought he just needed some regular meals. We soon noticed that although he didn't look sick, he really didn't eat much.

Off Tadpole went for lots of expensive vet tests. It appears that Tad has a liver shunt - a condition that renders his liver smaller than normal. Surgery is very expensive and doesn't have very good odds for a positive outcome.

We have therefore decided to not have surgery and to take care of Tadpole until he tells us it is time to go. This could be in a year or five years or ten years. We just don't know how long he will be with us - he could have a full long dachshund life or....?

We are looking for a special home for Tadpole. Because of his condition we cannot have him neutered so his new home needs to take every precaution to ensure he has no chance to reproduce! (There are already more doxies in shelters than we can save and we definitely don't need ones with parents with genetic defects!

Tadpole is a very happy boy. Although a picky eater, he is milling around in the kitchen with the rest of the foster pack when it is time for treats. Tad should be on a low protein diet but any special diet is almost impossible to enforce in his extremely overcrowded foster home, which is one of the reasons we are looking for a new spot for him.

He loves to go for walks. Tad insists that he have a nice blanket in his crate so he can totally wrap up and disappear from sight. Tad is extremely quiet and would be a great apartment dog. He really is an easy boy.

As an individual you can't save the whole world, but you can help us save this one dog.

Zero adoption fee but online application at is required.

Facts about Tadpole

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. - North

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tadpole, a San Jose Dachshund dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dachshund for sale in San Jose, or seeking a Dachshund dog from a breeder in San Jose.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Jose already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Jose breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Dachshund breeders who help with Dachshund rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Jose paves the way for another one to be saved.