My name is Clara!

Dachshund Dog for adoption in San Jose, California - Clara
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Clara's Info...

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

Clara's Story...
We got a frantic email about a dachshund whose time was up in a shelter. This dog had been left in a night drop box. She had gotten a “D” on the shelter’s temperament test so she was not available to be adopted. (She was visibly terrified, had her tail between her legs and she tried biting the assess–a-hand). As a breed, dachshunds do not do well in a shelter and this dog’s behavior was fairly standard, so we agreed to make space for her. Since the shelter would not give us even an extra hour to arrange transport, one of our wonderful volunteers raced to pick her up before her PTS time.

The dog, now named, Clara, has really blossomed in her foster home. From the moment she was away from the chaos and noise of the shelter, she became a sweet dog. She is a little shy with strangers so we think she would do best in a home with older children or no children. Given a few moments to get to know you, and she is all kisses.

We can’t decide if 5 yr old Clara had been a former yard dog or not. She appears housebroken which supports the not, but she also spends most of her daylight hours outside sunning herself. (Contrast this to most of the other doxies in her foster home who have to be forced to go outside.)

Clara is very good with other dogs. She spent her first night in foster care in her own crate. At bedtime the second night, she raced into the big crate where a group of three doxies slept. She squished into the corner and made it clear she was going to sleep with this pack, rather than by herself. At nap time, we also find her curled up with another dog or two.

Clara had been covered in fleas and was missing some hair when she arrived. With flea treatment, good food and a cozy inside bed, she is getting a shiny coat to go with her incredibly cute face.

We have had Clara spayed and given her a dental She is current on her vaccinations.

If you are interested in Clara, please fill out an adoption application and email Lindy at

The tax deductible donation for Clara is $200

Facts about Clara

  • Breed: Dachshund
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Southern California Dachshund Relief Inc. - North

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Clara, 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.