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—Rescued Dogs In New Homes 2022

Even with life being largely shut down because of COVID-19 for most of the year, California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue re-homed about 18 Miniature Schnauzers and other dogs during 2021. 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 have 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. Sadly, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control suspended imports of dogs from a number of countries, including China, after a dog with rabies arrived from a Middle Eastern country—even though no dog is known to have ever arrived in the U.S. from China.

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.

17 Dogs Adopted in 2022

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Kasey

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Kasey is a 5 year old black female Miniature Schnauzer. Kasey needs a new home because her owner had a severe stroke and will need assisted care.

Kasey is friendly with people and good with other dogs. Kasey is housebroken.

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

Kasey went to a new home in Colorado in mid-December 2022. Thanks to our friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue for finding Kasey a great new home.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Max

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Max is a sweet senior Miniature Schnauzer who needs a new home because his elderly owners had to enter an assisted living home. Max is about 12 years old.

Max is friendly with people, good with kids, good with other dogs, and even good with cats. People who meet Max fall in love with him immediately.

Max is crate trained. He will, however, need a little practice in using a dog door. He has been inconsistent in using the dog door in his first week in his foster home.

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

Max was adopted on November 5, 2022, by a family from Oakland who have adopted from us before. Max joins a senior Schnauzer named Reggie who recently lost his companion and was looking for a new buddy.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Skyper

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Skyper is one of five very friendly Miniature Schnauzers we rescued from Tijuana, Mexico. All appear to have been well cared for. They need a new home because their owner’s home burned down leaving them all homeless. Skyper is male. He is about 8 years old, we are told, but he acts very puppyish.

All five have sweet temperaments. They were a bit timid when we got them—not suprising considering that they had to leave their home and owner, stay with a foster, get transported to the U.S., and then be situated in a kennel in Palmdale. However, none of them snapped at us when we were moving them from car to car, and then into the kennel runs.

Skyper appears to be in good health. He is current on DA2P vaccinations. He will be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies before placement.

Thanks very much to our good friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado for finding a great new home for Skyper.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Lucas

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Lucas is one of five very friendly Miniature Schnauzers we rescued from Tijuana, Mexico. All appear to have been well cared for. They need a new home because their owner’s home burned down leaving them all homeless. Lucas is male. He is about 8 years old, we are told, but he acts very puppyish.

All five have sweet temperaments. They were a bit timid when we got them—not suprising considering that they had to leave their home and owner, stay with a foster, get transported to the U.S., and then get situated in a kennel in Palmdale. However, none of them snapped at us when we were moving them from car to car, and then into the kennel runs.

Lucas appears to be in good health. He is current on DA2P vaccinations. He will be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies before placement.

Thanks very much to our good friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado for finding a great new home for Lucas.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Gorda

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Gorda is one of five very friendly Miniature Schnauzers we rescued from Tijuana, Mexico. All appear to have been well cared for. They need a new home because their owner’s home burned down leaving them all homeless. Gorda is female. She is about 5 years old, we are told, but she acts very puppyish.

All five have sweet temperaments. They were a bit timid when we got them—not suprising considering that they had to leave their home and owner, stay with a foster, get transported to the U.S., and then get situated in a kennel in Palmdale. However, none of them snapped at us when we were moving them from car to car, and then into the kennel runs.

Gorda appears to be in good health. She is current on DA2P vaccinations. We do not know yet if she is spayed. She will be spayed, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies before placement.

Thanks very much to our good friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado for finding a great new home for Gorda.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Wera

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Wera is one of five very friendly Miniature Schnauzers we rescued from Tijuana, Mexico. All appear to have been well cared for. They need a new home because their owner’s home burned down leaving them all homeless. Wera is female. She is about 5 years old, we are told, but she acts very puppyish. Wera is an unusual champagne color. Weta has an undocked tail.

All five have sweet temperaments. They were a bit timid when we got them—not suprising considering that they had to leave their home and owner, stay with a foster, get transported to the U.S., and then get situated in a kennel in Palmdale. However, none of them snapped at us when we were moving them from car to car, and then into the kennel runs.

Wera appears to be in good health. She is current on DA2P vaccinations. We do not know yet if she is spayed. She will be spayed, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies before placement.

Thanks very much to our good friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado for finding a great new home for Wera.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Thomas

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Thomas is one of five very friendly Miniature Schnauzers we rescued from Tijuana, Mexico. All appear to have been well cared for. They need a new home because their owner’s home burned down leaving them all homeless. Thomas is male. He is about 3 years old, we are told. Thomas has an undocked tail.

All five have sweet temperaments. They were a bit timid when we got them—not suprising considering that they had to leave their home and owner, stay with a foster, get transported to the U.S., and then get situated in a kennel in Palmdale. However, none of them snapped at us when we were moving them from car to car, and then into the kennel runs.

Thomas appears to be in good health. He is current on DA2P vaccinations. He will be neutered, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies before placement.

Thanks very much to our good friends at Big Bones Canine Rescue in Colorado for finding a great new home for Thomas.

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Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Bogey (now Alfie)

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Bogey

Bogey is a sweet one year old Miniature Schnauzer who needed a new home because his owner died of Covid. The owner's wife works full time and could not care for Bogey after her husband died.

We rescued Bogey and placed him with a couple who adopted a Schnauzer named Hugo from us in 2013. They were looking for a new Schnauzer because Hugo sadly passed away from cancer.

Bogey is friendly with people and gets along with other dogs.

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

Bogey was adopted on September 3, 2022 by a family from Redondo Beach, CA.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Chessy

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Chessy Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Chessy

Chessy is a sweet, about 14 year old, Miniature Schnauzer whose owner died about 2 years ago.

The owner's son, who couldn't care for her becasue he is a long-distance truck driver, then paid someone to care for Chessy and a male dog owned by the same lady. The son decided that Chessy needed rescue after the male died and the son learned that Chessy was not being well cared for, .

Patty Tusay, a Schnauzer lover in Phoenix, became aware of Chessy through social media. Patty contacted us and asked if we could take Chessy. We said yes. Patty kindly arranged for transporting Chessy from Bakersfield to CMSR's foster in Pasadena. Patty also helped with the cost of having Tusay vetted.

Chessy doesn't have teeth. She is completely blind in one eye and can only see shadows from the other. Her hearing is impaired, but she can hear a little.

Chessy is a sweet old girl. She is friendly with people and gets along with other dogs.

Chessy appears to be in good health apart from her infirmities of old age. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Chessy is being fostered in Pasadena. She has a senior male Miniature Schnauzer companion named Hamilton for company..

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Corona

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Corona

Corona is is a sweet, about 1 year old, black female Miniature Schnauzer who was surrendered to the shelter in Corona, CA.

Nice young Schnauzers like Corona rarely come into rescue from shelters because they are usually adopted as soon as their retention period is over. In this case, however, we had received an application from a retired lady looking for a young female Schnauzer. We told her we did not have any, but suggested she contact the Corona shelter which had just received Corona to see if she could adopt Corona. The lady followed our advice and a match was made.

Corona is friendly with people and gets along with other dogs.

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

Corona was adopted on August 3, 2022 by a lady from Laguna Woods, CA. We hope they will have long and happy lives together.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Heidi

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Heidi Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Heidi

Heidi is a sweet, about 10 year old, Miniature Schnauzer who was surrendered to us a few months ago because her owner died.

Heidi was with a foster for a few months. The foster was planning to adopt Heidi but decided against doing so because Heidi began to bark at the dog in the next yard, resulting in complaints from a neighbor who does not like dogs.

Heidi is friendly with people and gets along with other dogs.

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

Heidi was adopted on May 28, 2022 by a family from Thousand Oaks, CA. They have a white Schnauzer named Gwen who was looking for a new companion after her companion passed away.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Willow

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Willow is an about 2 year old white Miniature Schnauzer, who we rescued from the L.A. County Palmdale shelter. Willow has natural ears and tail. She weighs about 20 lbs.

Willow is friendly with people and gets along with other dogs, but she is pretty adamant that she gets first dibs on any food.

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

Willow was adopted on April 10, 2022 by a family from Porter Ranch. Her adopters are home most of the time, which will be a bonus for Willow who loves being with people.

Rescue Schnauzer Mya

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Mya is a 7 year old white Miniature Schnauzer who was surrendered to us because her owners in Grass Valley were going into assisted living and could not take her there.

We placed Mya with one of our long-time fosters who fell in love with Mya and decided to adopt her.

Rescue Schnauzer Sam

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Sam is a cute little guy we rescued from the San Bernardino County shelter in Devore. The Devore shelter estimated his age as 5 years old, but we think he is probably between 3 and 4 years old. Sam is white. He has natural ears and tail.

Sam is a happy dog who loves people who will play with him. He gets along well with other dogs. He is so affectionate that he will even leave his food to be with his person if his person starts to leave the room. Sam loves to cuddle up with his person, lick his person's face, and be petted. He even likes strangers. He does not bark much.

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

Sam was adopted on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2022, by a lady from Eureka who has owned Schnauzers before. She lives next door to her daughter, who has a small dog with whom Sam can play.

Rescue Schnauzer Perry

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Perry is an 1 year old, salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who was rescued from the Carson shelter in December 2021. His adopter, who was in the military, was then deployed. Since the adopter could not keep Perry, the adopter's family turned Perry over to CMSR. Perry has natural ears and a curly undocked tail.

Perry's shelter name was Periwinkle, which we shortened to Perry. In honor of Perry's shelter name, we have put the heading on Perry's listing in Very Peri, Pantone's color of the year for 2022.

Perry is a happy guy who loves people who will play with him and gets along well with other dogs.

Perry appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and has been recently groomed.

Perry was adopted on March 6, 2022, by a family in Studio City. They have a black Schnauzer named Benji, who recently lost his companion of many years. Benji and Perry hit it off immediately, wrestling and chasing each other around the yard.

Rescue Schnauzer Bandit

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Bandit is a salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer, who has natural ears and an undocked tail.

The shelter estimated Bandit's age at 5, but based on his sparkling white teeth and his high energy level, we think Bandit is more likely about 2 years old. In any event, this guy is all puppy!

Bandit has a lot of energy and would make a great buddy for hiking, playing fetch in the yard, and lots of walks around the neighborhood. He loves to play with toys and is always up for any adventure.

Bandit is super friendly but is still learning the ways of the world, so he needs someone who will engage with him, set boundaries for him, and spend time helping him learn. Bandit is eager to learn and ready to grow into the perfect pup, but this will take time, patience, and training—his new person must be up for this.

Because of his high energy level, Bandit would do best in an adult-only home.

Bandit is a handsome boy. Unfortunately, the shelter shaved him down because he was matted. He will look even more handsome when his beard and leg hair grow back and he is properly groomed.

Bandit is initially nervous with strangers but warms up quickly once he gets to know you. He loves to give kisses and loves to play. Bandit also enjoys the company of other friendly small dogs.

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

Bandit was adopted on January 28, 2022 by a couple in San Leandro. The adopters have another dog who will love having Bandit to play with.

Rescue Schnauzer Dylan

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Dylan is an 11 year old, salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who was rescued from the Downey shelter by his current owner. He has natural ears and a docked tail. Dylan needs a new home because his owner has cancer and soon will be unable to care for him.

Dylan was raised with another rescue Schnauzer. He has been around neighborhood children, elderly people, and dogs coming to stay a few days . Dylan may bark at other dogs when walking but he is only being protective of his owner . Dylan likes toys, and he loves going for walks and playing in a garden. Most of all, he enjoys playing with or sitting around his human.

Dylan will come with all his worldly possessions: dog beds, treats, food and container, doghouse, etc.

Dylan appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and has been recently groomed.

Dylan was adopted on January 22, 2022 by a family from Beverly Hills, who have had Schnauzers before. Dylan will be their only dog, so he will get plenty of attention.

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