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

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.

We Have No Schnauzers Available in Northern California Right Now

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Last Updated: October 9, 2021