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California Miniature
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 have been few Miniature Schnauzers in California shelters needing rescue since the beginning of COVID-19 in about March 2020. Since then, we have joined other rescue groups (who are rescuing other breeds) to rescue Miniature Schnauzers from China. We have rescued 22 so far. All but one have been adopted. Dougie, the only one still available is listed below.

The last 4 arrived in March 2021. Two were 7 month old female littermate puppies. Two were blind. One couple adopted the sister puppies, so they were able to keep them together. Another very kind couple, who also have an older Schnauzer, adopted the two blind dogs who are doing very well in their new home.

We are expecting 3 more to arrive in June 2021.

WE DESPERATELY NEED DONATIONS TO PAY FOR THE COST OF RESCUING THE CHINESE SCHNAUZERS. The air fare alone for the first 18 cost about $2200 per Schnauzer. Vet bills in China, cargo agent fees, and various other taxes and fees, added another roughly $300 per Schnauzer, for a total cost of $2500—PLUS the expenses we had for them after arrival. The landed cost for the last 4 was about $2000 each because the airfare came down somewhat.

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 dogs arrived at night, making it even more diffiult to get them cleaned up.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Dougie Schnauzer

Photo of Rescue Schnauzer Dougie Photo of Rescue Schnauzer Dougie

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 is being fostered in Sonoma. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Dougie. Contact Mary Alford at schnauzer@dslextreme.com if you have any questions about Dougie.

Rescue Schnauzer Schatzy

Photo of Rescue Schnauzer Schatzy Photo of Rescue Schnauzer Schatzy

Schatzy is an 8 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. He weighs about 24 lbs. Schatzy needs a new home because he sharing a home with a 5 year old hyperactive child who knows no boundaries, and who is making Schatzy's life miserable. Accordingly, Schatzy's owner would prefer a home for him with no young kids.

Schatzy loves to just sit next to his present owner and her husband. He enjoys being petted and giving love back. He is equally content with being groomed.

Schatzy enjoys the company of other dogs as well.

Schatzy is neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, and recently had a dental done. Schatzy is in generally good health but is being fed Hills Z/D prescription dry dog food because he has a sensitive stomach and other foods have caused problems, and he had 3 seizures last fall which have been controlled since them by twice daily doses of levetiracetam (Keppra). Schatzy's owner has offered to provide a bag of Z/D and a filled prescription for levetiracetam to Schatzy's adopter.

Schatzy is in the San Jose area. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Schatzy. Contact Mary Alford at schnauzer@dslextreme.com if you have any questions about Schatzy.

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Last Updated: June 8, 2021