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Schnauzer Rescue
—Rescued Dogs In New Homes 2020

California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue re-homed about 38 Miniature Schnauzers and other dogs during 2019. In addition, we helped pull, transport and/or vet many more dogs for out of town rescues. Most of these were dogs who were about to be euthanized if the out of town rescues had not agreed to take them.

We thank our volunteers, our fosters, our donors, and our partner rescue groups. Without their wonderful help, many of those dogs would have died instead of enjoying their lives in great new homes.

24 Dogs Adopted in 2020

Rescue Schnauzer Blue

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Blue is an about 15 month old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a natural tail. He is about 15 months old. We rescued Blue from the Chula Vista shelter in October 2020.

Blue was surrendered by his owner after Blue bit her son—when the son "head bumped" Blue and pulled on Blue's head.

The Chula Vista shelter did not see any "red flags" when it did a temperament assessment of Blue. Also, he has been friendly in the 6 weeks so that he has been with us. Nevertheless, we are looking for a home for Blue without small children. 

Blue is friendly with adults and gets along well with other dogs.

Blue appears to be in good health. Blue is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

Blue was adopted on November 23, 2020 by a couple from Quartz Hill who have another Schnauzer for Blue to play with.

Rescue Schnauzers Amy and Michelle (formerly Amyp)

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Amy and Michelle were two of the second group of eight Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think they are 3 to 4 years old. Both are salt and peppers, with natural ears and docked tails.

Both are friendly girls who love people and other dogs.

Amy and Michelle both appear to be in good health. They are spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. Amy's front teeth were damaged. We are guessing it was from chewing on chain link fence. Accordingly we had a dental done on her before we placed her.

Amy and Michelle were adopted on November 21, 2020 by a couple from Oakland. We are happy that they were placed together since they seem to enjoy each other's company.

Rescue Schnauzer Belle (now Butch)

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Butch was one of the second group of eight Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think he is about three years old. Butch is a black & silver, with cropped ears and a docked tail.

Butch is a friendly boy who loves people and other dogs.

Butch appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Butch was adopted in mid-November 2020 by a couple from Daly City. Butch joins a salt & pepper Schnauzer in the home, so he will not lack for companionship.

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Rescue Schnauzer Anna (now Bailey)

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Bailey was one of the second group of eight Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think she is about four years old. Bailey has natural ears and a docked tail.

Bailey is a friendly girl who loves people and other dogs.

Bailey appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Bailey was adopted on November 9, 2020 by a couple from San Diego. Bailey joins a male Schnauzer named Jedi (formerly Biggie) who Bailey's adopters adopted from us a few years ago. Bailey is pictured with her new friend, Jedi.

Rescue Schnauzer Sammy

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Sammy is a 9 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Sammy needed a new home because of a divorce situation which left his owner unable to care for him adequately any more.

Sammy has a great temperament. He loves to play with other dogs, cats and kids. He thrives on attention, which is why he would be better in a home where his owners can spend more time with him than his current owner is able to do.

Sammy appears to be in good health, and had a recent vet visit, but he does need a dental. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

Sammy was adopted on October 17, 2020 by a family from Pasadena. He will share his new home with a cat who was missing her previous Schnauzer companion who had passed away.

Rescue Schnauzer Dana (now Ellie)

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Dana (now Ellie) was one of the first six Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think she is about five years old. Ellie has natural ears and a docked tail.

Ellie is a friendly girl who loves people and other dogs.

Ellie appears to be in good health. She is spayed, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Ellie was adopted in October 2020 by a retired lady from Roseville. Ellie will have her adopter's full attention as the only dog in the home.

Rescue Schnauzer Jeanine (now Garbo)

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Jeanine (now Garbo) was one of the first six Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think she is about five years old. Garbo has natural ears and a docked tail.

Garbo is a friendly girl who loves people and other dogs.

Garbo appears to be in good health. She is spayed, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Garbo was adopted in October 2020 by a lady from San Mateo. Garbo will have her adopter's full attention as the only dog in the home.

Rescue Schnauzer Ainsley (now Callie)

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Callie was one of the first six Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think she is about three years old. Callie has natural ears and a docked tail.

Callie is a friendly girl who loves people and other dogs.

Callie appears to be in good health. She is spayed, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Callie was adopted on October 19, 2020 by a retired lady from Lancaster. Callie's adopter lost her Schnauzer (adopted from us) a few months ago. Callie is pictured with Rex, also adopted from us. Rex was adopted by a friend of Callie's owner and the two of them are enjoying spending time together.

Rescue Schnauzer Ben (now Max)

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Ben was one of the first six Schnauzers we rescued from China. Ben has natural ears and a docked tail.

Ben is a sweet outgoing guy who gets along with other dogs and who adores his new adopters.

Ben appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Ben (now renamed Max) was adopted by a couple from Brentwood in northern California a few days after arriving from China. His adopters are former Schnauzer owners. Ben will have a lot of attention as his adopters are retired and home most of the time.

Rescue Schnauzers Mark (now Nick) and Laura (now Nora)

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Nick and Nora are a bonded pair who were part of the first six Schnauzers we rescued from China. We and the Chinese Rescue who sent them to us think they are about three to four years old. Nick has cropped ears. Nora has natural ears.

Both Nick and Nora are well-adjusted dogs who love people and other dogs.

Both Nick and Nora appear to be in good health. Nora had a seizure a couple of days after going to her new home, but has been treated and has not had a second seizure. Both are spayed, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Nick and Nora were adopted on October 18, 2020 by a family from Rancho Santa Margarita. They join two other Schnauzers there. Their adopter is a long time Schnauzer owner, who made a generous donation to help us cover the cost of bringing the next batch of Schnauzers from China.

Rescue Schnauzer Connie

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Connie is a really sweet senior Miniature Schnauzer with cropped ears and a docked tail. We rescued Connie from the City of Corona Animal shelter. The shelter listed her as being 15 years old but we and our vet estimate her age at 12 to 13 years old.

Connie loves people and other dogs. She also loves to eat. Connie limps a little due to an old badly repaired fracture of her right femur. Our vet recommends leaving it alone due to Connie's age since Connie does not seem to be in pain.

Connie appears to be in good health. Connie is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Connie was adopted on October 3, 2020 by a couple from Laguna Hills, who had adopted Teddy and Teddy, the very first Schnauzers we rescued in southern California.

Rescue Schnauzer Petey

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Petey is a 4 1/2 year old pure-bred Miniature Schnauzer. His prior family surrendered Petey to us because they could no longer keep him. Petey weighs about 25 pounds.

Petey's former owner said he nipped one of her children and that she felt it would be best for him to be re-homed. With us, Petey has been super friendly with people and he gets along well with other dogs. We haven't had Petey around cats or young kids, but we think he would be best in a home without young children.

Petey appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on his vaccinations.

Petey was adopted on August 29, 2020 by a couple from Colusa. They have another Miniature Schnauzer and are experienced Schnauzer owners, having had Schnauzers throughout their marriage.

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Rescue Schnauzer Prince

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Prince is a 7 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He has natural ears and a docked tail. Prince needed a new home because his elderly owners were no longer able to care for him.

Prince loves to cuddle on the bed with his owner. H e is crate and potty trained. He is good about being groomed. Prince is okay with other dogs after proper introduction.

Prince appears to be in good health. Prince is neutered and current on vaccinations.

Prince was adopted on July 6, 2020 by a semi retired dental hygenist in Agoura Hills, CA. He will be her only dog.

Rescue Schnauzer Toby

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Toby is a super friendly salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who we rescued from the Los Angeles North Central shelter. The shelter had estimated his age at 10, primarily because his teeth were so bad. Toby seemed a lot younger than 10 and must have been, because he has been in his foster home for about 6 years now and is still in pretty good shape for a senior Schnauzer.

We had a dental done on Toby when we got him. Poor Toby lost most of his teeth, but he felt a lot better, and has been eating with a lot more gusto than he did when we got him.

When Toby first saw the back yard at his foster home, he started running around like crazy. He seemed to be thinking: “My gosh, I've gone from the shelter to Club Med!”

Toby loves to play, play, play. He loves his foster mom and he loves to play with the other dogs at his foster home. He will be a great companion to whoever adopts him. Toby always seems to have a smile on his face.

Toby appears to be in good health, but can be incontinent if he does not have ready access to the outdoors. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. Toby has natural ears and a natural tail.

Toby was adopted on May 31, 2020 by a family from San Diego. Toby's new family has a 3 year old Schnauzer mix who was lonely since his companion passed away. He is thrilled to have Toby as his new companion and the feeling seems to be mutual.

Rescue Schnauzer Archie

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Archie is a 1 year old particolor Miniature Schnauzer. Charlie was surrendered, along four puppies that he fathered, to Southbay Purebred Rescue in San Jose in April 2020. Southbay's President said that she had fostered dozens of Schnauzers over the years and that Archie is one of the nicest she has ever fostered.

Southbay placed the 4 puppies quickly, but was having trouble finding the right adopter for Archie. So, CMSR came to the rescue and found the right adopter for him.

Archie's foster said he is busy and all over the place as a baby Schnauzer should be. However, he is not vocal at home, and he is easy to correct if he barks at another dog when he's out for a walk. Archie loves walks and to play with the other dogs in his foster home. He will also merrily dig in the large water dishes out back, so he comes in with his front legs soaked sometimes.

Archie was adopted by a retired school teacher on May 30, 2020. He will have her full attention since he will be her only dog. Thanks to South Bay Purebred Dog Rescue for rescuing Archie and his puppies. CMSR is glad to have been of help in finding an adopter for Archie.

Rescue Schnauzer Charlie

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Charlie is a black Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 11 months old. He is happy, energetic and smart. He has natural ears and a natural tail.

Charlie's present owner found Charlie in the street when he was about 5 months old. He was terrified and shy at first, but quickly grew out of it. Charlie needed a new home since his owner had to move and could take him with her because she has two other older dogs.

Charlie loves other dogs. He often gets overexcited when he sees a cat while on a walk. He is potty trained, sits on command or when he thinks he's getting a treat and waits for permission to eat. However, like many dogs, he does no t always come when he's called. Charlie loves toys, especially heavy duty chew and squeak toys.

Charlie appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.

Charlie was adopted by a family in Carmichael in mid-May 2020. Charlie will have their full attention as he will be an only dog.

Rescue Schnauzer Kate

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We rescued Kate from the Contra Costa shelter. She is about 4 years old.

Kate had not been fully examined at the shelter because she was so snappy, but it was evident that she had cataracts and did not see well. The shelter allowed our foster to sit in the run with Kate for a while and Kate started to bond with the foster.

We took Kate for cataract surgery. We wish to thank everyone who donated to help with the cost. Kate now sees well, thanks to her surgeon and to her foster who was diligent with the needed aftercare. We got an excited email from Kate's foster a couple of days after surgery when Kate was able to see and chase a thrown ball.

Kate is in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Kate was adopted on March 19, 2020 by a family from Rancho Murieta who fostered Kate and who have adopted from CMSR before. Kate loves her new family. She is still hesitant with strangers but is growing more self-confident every day. Kate has a Schnauzer friend named Dino to play with in her new home and Dino LOVES Kate!

Rescue Schnauzer Maury

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Maury is a sweet, friendly Miniature Schnauzer who we rescued him from the Manteca shelter. He had a severe yeast infection, but that has been treated and cleared up. We think that Maury is about 1 or 2 years of age.

Maury gets along with other dogs and loves to snuggle with his humans. He can be shy at first but once he opens up he's got lots of personality. Maury enjoys going on walks around the neighborhood, trips to the dog park, or any adventures you'd like to take him on. He is a great companion and he's ready for someone to be his new best friend.

Maury is in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Maury was adopted on March 16, 2020 by a family from Sonoma who adopted two dogs from us earlier. Maury will thus have canine friends at home to play with.

Rescue Schnauzer Reggie

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Reggie is a super friendly salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who we rescued from the Riverside County shelter with a fracture pelvis. We estimate his age at 4–5 years old. He is on the smaller side, weighing about 15 lbs.

Reggie had his surgery done in November 2019. We held off putting him up for adoption because he took a bit longer than normal to heal. He still limps a bit when he gets tired, but he is fully healed. We are advised the limp will probably go away once Reggie redevelops his muscles.

Reggie is a good eater, loves people and attention and gets along well with other dogs.

Reggie appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. Reggie has natural ears and a docked tail.

Reggie was adopted on February 22, 2020 by a couple from Modesto who have two female Schnoodles for Reggie to play with.

Rescue Schnoodle Peanut

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Occasionally we can find an adopter for a needy dog without the dog coming to us first.

We were contacted by a lady in the Sacramento area who had taken on a Schnoodle and a Mastiff mix who were in bad condition and was trying to find them forever homes. She asked us for help with the Schnoodle she had named Peanut. Peanut is a big love, about 4 or 5 years old. She is spayed, healthy and playful.

We had no fosters at the time, but we had received an application from a wonderful couple for a dog we had already committed to place elsewhere. We asked if they'd be interested in Peanut. They went to see her and adopted her!

Peanut is now living the dream life in San Carlos, with her adopters' male dog as her new companion.

Rescue Schnauzer William III

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William III is a nice friendly senior black Miniature Schnauzer, who we rescued from the Long Beach shelter. The shelter estimated his age at 10, which is probably about right. William IIIhas cropped ears and a docked tail.

William IIIis friendly and gets along with other dogs. He will be a great companion to someone looking for a quiet older dog.

William III appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

William III was adopted on January 29, 2020 by a family who adopted Olive, a salt & pepper Schnauzer from us about 4 years ago.

Rescue Schnauzer Tommy

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Tommy is a super friendly salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who came to us from the streets of Tijuana with the help of Crossing Guardians rescue group. Tommy appears to be about 1 year old.

Tommy loves people and loves other dogs. He regards everyone as a playmate. He is crate trained and housebroken.

Tommy appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. He has natural ears and a natural (long) tail.

Tommy was adopted on January 26, 2020 by a family from Pacifica, CA, who previously adopted Gregory (now Buster) from us. Here is hoping that the two dogs will become fast friends and bring each other a lot of entertainment.

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Last Updated: November 23, 2020