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Schnauzer Rescue
—Rescued Dogs In New Homes 2021

Even with life being largely shut down because of COVID-19 for most of the year, California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue re-homed about 28 Miniature Schnauzers and other dogs during 2020. There were very few Schnauzers in California shelters after COVID-19 hit. As a result, we rescued a number of Schnauzers from China. They were nice, easy to place dogs, but it was very expensive to hve them flown from China, which necessitated a big fund-raising effort. We ae immensely grateful to all those who made donations to make the rescues possible.

In addition, CMSR helped pull, transport and/or vet many large 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.

7 Dogs Adopted in 2021

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Tina

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Tina is an about 4 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. She weighs about 15 1/2 lbs.

Tina is cheerful and likes to be around people and other dogs. Sadly, Tina has lost most of her sight due to progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) and will eventually be completely blind. We did not know she was blind before we got her, but it quickly became evident when she was bumping into things and our vet confirmed that PRA was the cause.

Tina appears to be in good health. She came with a health certificate and we had her checked by out vet here. Tina is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for screwworm (which is found in China). Tina had a fair amount of tartar on her teeth, but we had them cleaned and they are now sparkling white.

Tina was adopted on March 31, 2021 by the Upland couple who adopted Bing Feng a couple of weeks earlier. The girls join an older Miniature Schnauzer named Missy. Hopefully the three girls will become fast friends.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Puppy Da Xue

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Da Xue and Xiao Xue are 7.5 month old black and silver Miniature Schnauzer sister puppies rescued from China. They have natural ears and very short docked tails. Da Xue weighs about 17 lbs. Xiao Xue is much smaller than her sister. Xiao Xue weighs about 11 lbs.

Both Da Xue and Xiao Xue are lively and effusively friendly, though they are hesitant with strangers until they get to know them. Both like other dogs.

Da Xue and Xiao Xue appear to be in good health. They came with health certificates and we had them checked by our vet here. Each is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations. They tested negative for screwworm (which is a requirement for dogs coming from China).

Da Xue and Xiao Xue were adopted together on March 29, 2021 by a couple from Morgan Hill. Both husband and wife are nurses and they are prior Schnauzer owners.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Puppy Xiao Xue

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Da Xue and Xiao Xue are 7.5 month old black and silver Miniature Schnauzer sister puppies rescued from China. They have natural ears and very short docked tails. Da Xue weighs about 17 lbs. Xiao Xue is much smaller than her sister. Xiao Xue weighs about 11 lbs.

Both Da Xue and Xiao Xue are lively and effusively friendly, though they are hesitant with strangers until they get to know them. Both like other dogs.

Da Xue and Xiao Xue appear to be in good health. They came with health certificates and we had them checked by our vet here. Xiao Xue had a couple of retained puppy teeth, which our vet removed. Each is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations. They tested negative for screwworm (which is a requirement for dogs coming from China).

Da Xue and Xiao Xue were adopted together on March 29, 2021 by a couple from Morgan Hill. Both husband and wife are nurses and they are prior Schnauzer owners.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Dougie Schnauzer

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Dougie Schnauzer is a 2 1/2 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. He weighs about 18 lbs.

Dougie was the only Schnauzer in a shipment of about 25 dogs from China who arrived on New Year's Day 2021. Like most Schnauzers, and especially the ones from China, Dougie is an EAGER eater. Dougie is a bit hesitant at first but quickly warms up to strangers—even more quickly if they come bearing biscuits. Dougie gets along with other dogs. We have not had him around young children or cats.

Dougie appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. He tested negative for both screwworm and heartworm.

Dougie went to a new home in Potter Valley, where he joins a more senior male Schnauzer named Pete, who was adopted from us about 2.5 years ago.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Bing Feng

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Bing Feng is a 4 year female Miniature Schnauzer. Sadly, Bing Feng is blind, due to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA).

We sent a copy of Bing Feng's ophthalmology records to Dr. Gus Aguirre, a retinal specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Here is what he said:

The fundus picture is all I need which shows that the dog has advanced retinal degeneration. From the records (+ dazzle and PLR) which I assume are from may/2020, she has light perception and possibly limited vision in bright light. This will progress, usually quite fast so that whatever vision she has will be lost within 1-1.5 years. However, they do adapt well. Eventually most will develop cataracts, but surgery does not help. [CMSR note: Surgery for cataracts does not improve sight if the retina no longer detects light.]

Bing Feng is healthy, and is very friendly. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm and screwworm.

Bing Feng went to a wonderful new home in Upland, CA, on March 14, 2021. She joins an older Miniature Schnauzer named Missy, who had lost her companion Schnauzer reccently. Bing Feng and Missy seem to be on their way to a great friendship.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer HuMei

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HuMeiis an about 2 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. She weighs about 15 lbs.

HuMei arrived on 12/27/2020 along with WuWu and MaMa.

HuMei is friendly and outgoing. Like the other Chinese dogs, HuMei's favorite thing in life is eating. HuMei gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats.

HuMei appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm and screwworm.

HuMei was adopted in February 2021 by a family from La Cañada, CA. She joins a black female Schnauzer named Lora. The two have become good friends.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer MaMa

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MaMa is a 3 1/2 year old black & silver Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. She weighs about 17 lbs.

MaMa arrived on 12/27/2020 along with WuWu.

MaMa is friendly and outgoing. Like the other Chinese dogs, MaMa's favorite thing in life is eating. MaMa gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats.

MaMa appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm and screwworm.

MaMa was adopted on February 21, 2021 by a family from Alhambra, CA. She joins a senior Schnauzer named Shazzy and two children who adore both Shazzy and MaMa (now named Bao Be).

Rescue Schnauzer Mix Foxy

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Foxy is a nice, friendly Schnauzer / Terrier mix. She is about 4 to 5 years old and weighs about 35 lbs. We rescued Foxy from the Los Angeles County Carson shelter. Foxy is dark gray with a white patch on her chest.

Foxy was emaciated when we first got her and had notable weakness in her hindquarters, but there was no injury visible on her xrays. Our vet recommended taking her home, getting her up to normal weight, and see whether the weakness was getting worse, getting better or staying the same. She added that there would likely be some improvement as Foxy gained weight and muscle mass.

Dr. Hart was right. Foxy is now able to run around the yard and play with the other dogs. The only sign of problems is that she slips when making a quick turn on a relatively slick surface (a painted concrete patio).

Foxy appears to be in good health, although her teeth have been worn down, perhaps from chewing on rocks. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Foxy was adopted on February 8, 2021. Thanks to our friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue in Windsor, Colorado, for finding Foxy a great new home.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer WuWu

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WuWu is a 3 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. She weighs about 15 lbs.

WuWu is the smallest of the three who arrived on 12/27/2020. She is friendly and loves to be held and cuddled. Like the other Chinese Schnauzers, WuWu's favorite thing in life is eating. WuWu gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats.

WuWu appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm and screwworm.

WuWu was adopted on January 16, 2021 by a family from La Cañada. WuWu joins a female senior Schnauzer named Izzy who seems thrilled to have a new companion.

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Last Updated: May 3, 2021