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Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Northern Cal.

PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US ABOUT A DOG WITHOUT FIRST SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. We will not respond to your email if we have not received an application from you.

We do not adopt dogs or puppies for use as service or emotional support animals.

The adoption application form for dogs in northern California (unless otherwise stated for a particular dog) is at www.schnauzers.us/adoptionform.html.

Miniature Schnauzers from China:

There were few Miniature Schnauzers in California shelters needing rescue between the beginning of COVID-19 in about March 2020 and the summer of 2021. Accordingly, we joined other rescue groups (who were rescuing other breeds) to rescue Miniature Schnauzers from China. We rescued 22. All have been adopted.

The Chinese dogs arrived in groups of about 15 to 40 dogs. Getting them all out of the crates, pottied, watered. and fed, and cleaning the crates before putting the dogs back in the crate, was back-breaking work.

crates lined up in park after arrival at LAX

Here is a photo of some of the 15 crates lined up on 10/14/2020 after we unloaded them from our SUV and another rescue's van. We took the dogs to a park near LAX where we could get them out of the crates, potty them, feed and water them, put clean bedding in their crates, and then load them back on the vehicles for their ground trip to their foster homes.

Some of the shipments of dogs arrived at night, making the task of caring for the dogs even more diffiult than it was when we could see what we were doing.

Sadly, in the summer of 2021, the Centers for Disease Control enacted a one year suspension on importing dogs from “high rabies risk” countries, including China. That edict, issued without an opportunity for public comment, was issued despite the fact that not one dog imported from China has arrived with rabies. The one year suspension is now over. The CDC is once again allowing dogs to be imported from China, albeit with more stringent conditions.

Some of the dogs we agreed to rescue missed the cutoff and had to wait in China. We hope to bring them to the U.S. shortly. More news when we get definite information.

Coming soon—Possibly in January 2023
—Six More Miniature Schnauzers from China

The Schnauzers were scheduled to come from China on November 15. Then, they were scheduled to arrive on December 19. Then, January 9. Now we do not have a date. Things are in flux in China because of a Covid outbreak there and because of political unrest. So, we really won't know when the dogs are coming until their plane is in the air. We have photos of them on the page for rescues in Southern California.

Schnauzers in Northern California

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Micah

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Micah is a senior female Miniature Schnauzer who we rescued from the SEAACA shelter in Downey. The shelter estimated Micah's age as 9. Micah had a Home Again microchip. Home Again gave Micah's age as 12, but we have no way of knowing that whoever registered Micah's chip knew her correct age. In any event, Micah is pretty lively even for a 9 year old, and definitely for a dog as old as 12.

Micah is very sweet and gets along with other dogs. However, she is a bit skittish, especially around her head. One groomer at Petco was unable to groom her head; another with a mobile van was able to do so by going slow in a quieter environment.

Micah appears to be in good health. She does not have the “old age foggies” in her eyes than many senior dogs do. Micah is spayed, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.

Micah is now with Peace of Mind Dog Rescue. If you are interested in adopting Micah, please contact Peace of Mind through their website at https://www.peaceofminddogrescue.org/dog.php?id=3430

Schnauzers in Washington State

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Rosemary

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Rosemary is an about 6 year old black female Miniature Schnauzer. Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle rescued Rosemary from a puppy mill auction in Missouri. She weighs about 22 lbs.

Rosemary is super friendly and craves the love she did not get at the puppy mill. She loves being with other dogs, so Aberdeen wishes to place her in a home with at least one other dog. Aberdeen is looking for an adopter with a fenced back yard becasue Rosemary enjoys spending part of her day outdoors.

Rosemary appears to be in good health, but has a grade 1 heart murmur. She is spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated against DHLPP, Bordetella, CIV, and rabies. She has been dewormed and has had her teeth scaled and polished.

Rosemary is in the Seattle area. If you are interested in adopting Rosemary, please check out Aberdeen's webpage for her, at
https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/35718008-renton-washington-schnauzer-miniature
and follow the instructions there for submitting an application.

This is a courtesy listing for Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle, which furnished the above information about Rosemary. CMSR has neither seen nor evaluated Rosemary.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Christmas (KSG)

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Christmas is an about 3 1/2 year old female Miniature Schnauzer who Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue rescued from Korea (where her name was KSG). Christmas weighs about 14 lbs.

Christmas is a little shy at first but warms up to people quickly. She loves playing with other dogs, but likes attention from humans even more. Christmas needs a home with a fully fenced backyard as she enjoys spending part of her time outdoors. Christmas enjoys car rides.

Being very social, Christmas does not like being left alone. Christmas is looking for a forever home where she will be cherished. However, Christmas' adopter will have to watch her food intake as Christmas loves to eat.

Christmas appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations, including DHLPP, Bordetella, CIV, and rabies. She has had a dental and she has had an umbilical hernia fixed.

Christmas is in the Seattle area. If you are interested in adopting Christmas, please check out Aberdeen's webpage for her, at
https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/33298327-renton-washington-schnauzer-miniature
and follow the instructions there for submitting an application.

This is a courtesy listing for Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle, which furnished the above information about Christmas. CMSR has neither seen nor evaluated Christmas.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Lucy

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Lucy is an about 8 year old salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs about 13 lbs.

Lucy was rescued from a slaughterhouse in China. She was on her way to be someone's dinner until she was rescued just in time. Lucy's trip to the U.S. was delayed substantially by COVID.

Lucy arrived with several medical problems, which have been treated since she arrived. She is okay now, but tends to overeat, perhaps as a result of going hungry in China. Thus, her food intake needs to be monitored.

Lucy is friendly with both people and with other dogs. She enoys company and even being groomed. Lucy needs a new home with a fenced yard and at least one other dog.

Lucy appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchiped, fully vaccinated, and has had a dental scale and polish, along with x-rays and gum surgery. She needed to have 14 teeth removed. She is heartworm negative. Sadly, Lucy was debarked in China, something rescues never do here. On the other hand, it eliminates the risk of her annoyng the neighbors.

Lucy is in the Seattle area. If you are interested in adopting Lucy, please check out Aberdeen's webpage for her, at
https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/32406271-renton-washington-schnauzer-miniature
and follow the instructions there for submitting an application.

This is a courtesy listing for Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle, which furnished the above information about Lucy. CMSR has neither seen nor evaluated Lucy.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Jack

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Jack is an about 3 year old male salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. Jack weighs 18 lbs. Jack was rescued from a puppy mill auction.

Jack is a bit shy at first but becomes affectionate quickly after meeting someone new. Jack loves being with other dogs and playing with them in his foster's back yard. His new home must therefore have a fenced back yard and one or more other friendly dogs for him to play with. We don't know how Jack would behave around small children or cats, because we haven't been able to expose Jack to them.

Jack rides well in a car. He still needs some harness/leash training because he did not have experience being walked at the puppy mill. Jack is a good eater. Jack is looking for a forever adopter who will love and cherish him.

Jack seems to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated. He is heartworm negative. Jack had extensive dental work: x-rays, scale and polish, and gum surgery.

Jack is in the Seattle area. If you are interested in adopting Jack, please check out Aberdeen's webpage for him, at
https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/36111873-renton-washington-schnauzer-miniature
and follow the instructions there for submitting an application.

This is a courtesy listing for Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle, which furnished the above information about Jack. CMSR has neither seen nor evaluated Jack.

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Last Updated: January 27, 2023