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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.

Dogs In the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area

Miniature Schnauzers from China:

1/05/2021 Update on our project to rescue Schnauzers from gruesome deaths in China!

The first 6 Miniature Schnauzers from China arrived at LAX on October 14, 2020. All of them have been adopted.

The second group of 8 arrived very late on October 31, 2020. Four went to Northern California and 4 stayed here in Southern California.

Three more Chinese Schnauzers arrived on 12/27, along with 7 Standard Poodles who went to a rescue group in Seattle

One more Chinese Schnauzer arrived on New Year's Day 2021, along with more than 20 non-Schnauzers.

We have raised enough in donations and adoption fees to pay the cost of the first 6 Schnauzers and most of the second group of 8. We are still trying to raise money to pay the balance of the cost for the second group and the costs of the 3d and 4th groups. We have had to borrow money to finance those.

WE DESPERATELY NEED DONATIONS TO PAY FOR THE REST OF THE DOGS WHO HAVE ARRIVED AND FOR MORE YET TO COME. The air fare alone costs about $2200 per Schnauzer. Vet bills in China, cargo agent fees, and various other taxes and fees, add another roughly $300 per Schnauzer, for a total cost of $2500—PLUS any expenses we have for them after arrival.

Besides being very expensive, flights are so tight that it is hard to even get direct flights from Beijing. The first group had a 6 hour layover in Taipei. The second group got a direct flight but then it took more than 5 hours after they landed before we could get them out of the cargo office. The third and fourth groups both had long layovers in Taipei. Fortunately, all the dogs in both shipments arrived safely and in good condition.

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 the other 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.

There were 25 crates lined up on 10/31, but we did not get a photo. It was dark when we got the dogs to the park and started cleaning them up after 11:00 p.m. It was even darker when we finished at about 2 a.m. Our presence in the park with flashlights even caused one of the neighbors across the street to call the police to find out what was going on. The police were very friendly once we explained what we were doing in the park in the middle of the night. They just asked that we clean everything up before we left. We assured them we had done so in the past and would do so on this occasion.

We took the 3d and 4th groups to a different park in Manhattan Beach. Both were daytime efforts (though it was getting dark before we finished with the 4th group) With experience, we are getting a little faster at getting the dogs out of the crates, pottied, fed, watered, and back into cleaned crates—but it is still exhausting work.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Bing Feng—Special Needs: Blind

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Bing Feng is a 4 year female Miniature Schnauzer. Sadly, Bing Feng is blind, due to Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). PRA is a family of retinal disorders found in many breeds of dogs. (The particular disorder, and the defective gene that causes it, varies from breed to breed.) The analogue of PRA in humans is Retinitis Pigmentosa.

We sent a copy of Bing Feng's ophthalmology records to Dr. Gus Aguirre, a retinal specialist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Here is what he said:

The fundus picture is all I need which shows that the dog has advanced retinal degeneration. From the records (+ dazzle and PLR) which I assume are from may/2020, she has light perception and possibly limited vision in bright light. This will progress, usually quite fast so that whatever vision she has will be lost within 1-1.5 years. However, they do adapt well. Eventually most will develop cataracts, but surgery does not help. [CMSR note: Surgery for cataracts does not improve sight if the retina no longer detects light.]

Bing Feng is healthy, and is very friendly.

We need to find a suitable adopter for Bing Feng before we can bring her to the U.S. as we do not have a suitable foster for her.

Bing Feng would be best in a home with adults only and not more than one other dog. If there will be another dog, the other dog needs to be quiet and friendly. (Blind dogs get spooked by sudden movement around them since they cannot see what is going on.) Bing Feng would also need a one-storey home so that she doesn't fall down stairs, and a home without a pool or anything dangerous she could bump or fall into.

Bing Feng is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm and screwworm.

Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Bing Feng. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Bing Feng.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Dougie Schnauzer

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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 La Cañada. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Dougie. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Dougie.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Ann

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Ann is a 4 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. She weighs about 14 lbs.

Ann is the smallest of the three and the most timid of the Chinese Schnauzers we kept in southern California. Ann is scared of strangers but warms up to people after she has been around them for a few minutes. Like the other Chinese dogs, Ann's favorite thing in life is eating. Ann enjoys being petted but definitely needs more socialization to build up her confidence. Ann gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats.

Ann appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm.

Ann is being fostered in La Cañada. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Ann. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Ann.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer MaMa

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MaMa is a 3 1/2 year old black & silver Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. She weighs about 17 lbs.

MaMa arrived on 12/27/2020 along with WuWu. 

MaMa is friendly and outgoing. Like the other Chinese dogs, MaMa's favorite thing in life is eating. MaMa gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats.

MaMa appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She tested negative for heartworm and screwworm.

MaMa is being fostered in La Cañada. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt MaMa. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about MaMa.

Rescue Schnauzer Mix Foxy

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Foxy is a nice, friendly Schnauzer / Terrier mix. She is about 4 to 5 years old and weighs about 35 lbs. We rescued Foxy from the Los Angeles County Carson shelter. Foxy is dark gray with a white patch on her chest.

Foxy was emaciated when we first got her and had notable weakness in her hindquarters, but there was no injury visible on her xrays. Our vet recommended taking her home, getting her up to normal weight, and see whether the weakness was getting worse, getting better or staying the same. She added that there would likely be some improvement as Foxy gained weight and muscle mass.

Dr. Hart was right. Foxy is now able to run around the yard and play with the other dogs. The only sign of problems is that she slips when making a quick turn on a relatively slick surface (a painted concrete patio).

Foxy appears to be in good health, although her teeth have been worn down, perhaps from chewing on rocks. She is spayed, microchipped and current on vaccinations.

Foxy is being fostered in La Cañada. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Foxy. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Foxy.

Dogs In the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys

None Available Right Now

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

Rescue Schnauzer Mix Elliot

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Elliot is a six month old Schnauzer/terrier mix found on the streets in Mexico.

Elliot would make a loving companion for anyone! He is a ball of energy, but can just as quickly cuddle you on the couch and make you feel so loved. He loves playing with balls and running in the yard with his foster sister. He also loves telling people where he is, and loves to use his voice.

Elliot is crate trained, and potty trained. His foster is working with him on leash training, but he loves walks and is eager to get outside.

Elliot appears to be in good health. He is fully vaccinated, neutered, and micro-chipped.

Elliot is with Paws 4 Thought Animal Rescue in Bonita, http://www.paws4thoughtrescue.com/. Please submit an adoption application if you are interested in adopting Elliot. You can find the application on Paws 4 Thought Animal Rescue's website.

This is a courtesy listing for Paws 4 Thought Animal Rescue, which furnished the above information on Elliot. CMSR has neither seen nor evaluated Elliot.

Rescue 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 Dog Smokey (may bite)

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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.

Smokey is being fostered in Palmdale. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Smokey. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Smokey.

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Last Updated: January 23, 2021