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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Southern Cal.

—In the Metropolitan Los Angeles area

—In the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys

—In Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County or San Diego County

—In the Phoenix, AZ area

—Not Currently Available

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 southern California (unless otherwise stated for a particular dog) is at www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.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.

Dogs In the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area

Rescue Schnauzer Kobe

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Kobe is an almost 3 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. Kobe needs a new home because he doesn’t get along with his owner’s father, who shares a duplex with the owner.

Kobe loves kids because he loves the attention they give him. Kobe takes a couple of minutes to get used to new adults, but then he starts looking for attention from them.

Kobe is great with other dogs. He loves to go on walks and for car rides. We are not sure how Kobe is around cats.

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

Kobe is being fostered in Gardena. If you are interested in adopting Kobe, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman if you have any questions about Kobe.

This is a courtesy listing for Kobe’s owner, who furnished the above information about Kobe. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Kobe.

Rescue Schnauzers Noel and Drax

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Noel is an almost 7 year old female salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. Her companion, Drax, is a 5 year old black male Miniature Schnauzer.

Noel and Drax need a new home because their owner is now a single mom with two kids, who needs to downsize her home and work full time. She thus will not have time to give the Schnauzers the care and attention they need and deserve.

Both Noel and Drax bark at strangers and like a bit of time to warm up to new people. They do great with neighbor's cat with whom they grew up. They bark at other dogs. Noel loves children. Drax is better with adults, but does not like to be picked up.

Drax appears to be in good health. Noel has bladder stones but is on a supplement to dissolve the stones. Stones can often be dissolved if the stones are struvite, but not if they are oxalate or some other type. Noel will need surgery to remove the stones if they cannot be dissolved by diet. Neither Noel nor Drax have known dental issues.

Noel and Drax are in Temecula. If you are interested in adopting them, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman if you have any questions about Noel and Drax.

CMSR has not seen or evaluated Noel or Drax. The above information was furnished by Noel's and Drax's owner.

Rescue Chihuahua Puppy Riker

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Riker is a super cute Chihuahua puppy. Our resident Schnauzers, Lora and HuMei, have declared their buddy Riker to be an honorary Schnauzer.

We rescued Riker from the Riverside Coachella shelter on March 25, 2022. Riker had a broken pelvis and a luxated patella. Riker had surgery to repair them the next day. He has recovered from his surgery but is still limping a bit. Most likely, one of the pins is irritating his leg and will need to be removed now that the leg is healed, a minor procedure. We will have that checked soon.

Riker is about a year old and weighs about 7 1/2 lbs (which makes for easy portability). Riker is housebroken, friendly with people, and enjoys playing with other small dogs who are not too rambunctious for him.

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

Riker is being fostered in La Cañada. If you are interested in adopting Riker, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman if you have any questions about Riker.

Dogs In Orange County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County or San Diego County

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Skrappy Sox

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Skrappy Sox is a purebred Miniature Schnauzer who was surrendered to us by his owner. He is about 6 years old and weighs about 23 lbs. He has natural ears and an undocked tail.

Skrappy Sox's former owner said he nipped one of her kids. He is generally friendly with people and gets along with other dogs. We haven't had him around cats or young kids.

Skrappy Sox appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

Skrappy Sox is now with A Home 4 Ever Rescue in Costa Mesa. If you are interested in adopting Skrappy Sox, please email Mark at ahome4ever@gmail.com or Erin at muellenbergerin@gmail.com.

This is a courtesy listing for A Home 4 Ever Rescue.

Dogs In the Phoenix, AZ Area

None Available Right Now

Dogs Not Currently Available

Rescue Schnauzer Boba—Not Currently Available

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Boba is a 4 year old male Miniature Schnauzer. Boba has natural ears and a docked tail.

Boba needs a new home because his current owners have a 9 month old baby who disturbs Boba when she crawls near his food bowl or his bed.

Boba likes people and gets along with other small dogs.

Boba appears to be in good health. He is neutered and current on vaccinations.

Rescue Dog Smokey (may bite)—Not Currently Available

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Smokey is a black and gray terrier mix, who is about 2 years old. We rescued Smokey from the San Bernardino City shelter. He weighs about 13 lbs.

Smokey is a bit on the timid side, but is very affectionate once he gets to know you. He gets along with other dogs. We have not had him around cats or young children yet.

We think Smokey would likely be best in an adults-only home or one with teenagers.

Smokey appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and current on his DA2P vaccination. He will be up to date on his rabies vaccination before placement.

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Last Updated: August 6, 2022