My name is Rusty!

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

Rusty's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Rusty's Story...
Three year old Rusty was adopted but then came down with a serious case of kennel cough. His new mom was not prepared to deal with a sick dog, so he came back into rescue. Rusty has been treated and is now back to full health.

Rusty and his doxie older brother were owner surrenders to a central CA shelter. The reason given for surrendering the boys was that the owner was traveling too much. Rusty was scared in the noisy shelter and would always hide behind his brother. Then, at a shelter adoption event, his flashier colored brother was adopted, leaving Rusty by himself. Without his buddy for courage, Rusty went from being scared to being petrified. He curled up in the far corner of his kennel and wouldn’t move. Since the environnment was clearly too much for him, we were asked to come and get him.

When he arrived in foster care, Rusty was very happy to be out of the shelter but a little dubious about what he was getting into. Now that he has relaxed and gotten comfortable, he seeks out attention from his foster mom. He is shy with strangers and likes to observe them for awhile before they greet him. Based on his behavior we are guessing Rusty did not get taken for walks nor exposed to new things and places (all of which help build confidence).

Rusty is a very good looking dachshund. With his black overtones, he looks chocolate from a distance. This sweet boy is a lover, not a fighter (if he is scared, he runs and hides). He is always hanging out wherever the pack is and the addition of a young frisky female got him to join in doggie wrestling.

Rusty would love a new home that already has a confident doxie or two, as we don’t think he has ever been without another dog and he finds comfort with his canine friends. He also needs a confident owner as being micro managed or babied just makes him nervous. Rusty also would benefit from a home that will take him for walks and to see new things so he can build up his inner lion and his dachshund attitude With new people, Rusty may submissive pee when picked up, especially in the morning when his bladder is full. As he gets comfortable with a person, this behavior stops.

Rusty finds comfort in his crate and sleeps quietly though the night. He is neutered and current on his vaccinations.

If you are interested in Rusty, please fill out the online adoption application at www.scdr .org and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Rusty is $250.

Facts about Rusty

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • 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

Rusty, 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.