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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Southern Cal.

—In the Metropolitan Los Angeles area

—In the Antelope Valley area

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

—In Kern County

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

Rescue Schnoodles Pinky and Brynn

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Pinky (green collar) and Brynn (pink collar) are 2 year old brother and sister Schnoodles. They need a new home because the owner's mother, who recently fell, is moving in with their owner. He is afraid the dogs will knock over his mother.

Pinky and Brynn are friendly with people but can be slow to warm to strangers. Usually, they are fine about 10 minutes after meeting a new person. Pinky and Brynn are not aggressive towards other dogs.

Pinky and Brynn are in good health. They are neutered/spayed, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. Their teeth are in good shape, but their veterinarian says they will need their teeth cleaned soon.

Pinky and Brynn are living in Burbank. 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.us if you have any questions about them.

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.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Mixes Gable and Garbo

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Garbo and her brother Gable are Miniature Schnauzer mixes. They are about 2 years old. They weigh 13 lbs. and and 12 lbs., respectively. 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue rescued them from a very high kill shelter

Gable and Garbo are total lovebugs. They seem to be bonded. Seeing them play and cuddle together is just adorable! 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue absolutely wants them to go to a loving forever home together!

4 Paws Kiddo Rescue got Gable and Garbo fully vetted. They appear to be in good health. Garbo and Gable are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.

Gable and Garbo are living in West Los Angeles. If you are interested in adopting Gable and Garbo, or have any questions about them, please contact 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue at 4pawskiddorescue@gmail.com.

This is a courtesy listing for 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue, which provided the above information concerning Gable and Garbo. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Gable or Garbo.

Rescue Giant Schnauzer Matilda

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Matilda is a pure-bred, 1 year old, Giant Schnauzer.

Matilda was abandoned in an empty property by her owners, who purchased her from a breeder.

Matilda is full of energy and love! She loves all humans and dogs, but 4 Paws Kiddo does not know how she is with cats. She has lots of energy, but needs training and exercise.

Matilda is now in good hands and is waiting for her forever loving home. A very active family would be best for Matilda. Giant Schnauzer experience would be a plus.

Matilda appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped, and current on vaccinations.

Matilda is living in West Los Angeles. If you are interested in adopting Matilda, or have any questions about her, please contact 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue at 4pawskiddorescue@gmail.com.

This is a courtesy listing for 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue, which provided the above information concerning Matilda. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Matilda.

Dogs In the Antelope Valley

None right now

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

Rescue Miniature Schnauzers Floyd and Oliver

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Floyd and Oliver are a pair of bonded 4 year old Miniature Schnauzers who need a new home because their present owner does not have the time/resources to care for them properly.

Floyd and Oliver love people and babies, but they have not been around small children.

Floyd and Oliver are okay around certain dogs but Floyd is a little territorial.

Floyd and Oliver have spent most of their lives outside but they are crate trained. They need some potty training.

Floyd and Oliver have no medical problems. They are both neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of their vaccines.

Floyd and Oliver are living in Poway, in San Diego County. If you are interested in adopting Floyd and Oliver, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman if you have any questions about Floyd and Oliver.

This is a courtesy listing for Floyd and Oliver’s owner, who provided the above information concerning Floyd and Oliver. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Floyd or Oliver.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Gandalf

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Gandalf is a 7 year old albino Miniature Schnauzer who needs a new home.

Gandalf’s present owners have had Gandalf since October 2021. Galdalf’s first owner had failed to socialize him. He spent most of time either in a crate or outside. His teeth are damaged from chewing on his wire crate.

Gandalf’s present owners have worked with him, teaching him how to “be a dog.” He has learned how to love and be loved by humans. Unfortunately, now Gandalf does not want to share his owners with the other animals in the home. He has started fighting with one of the other dogs, and barks at any of the animals that he perceives as rivals for his owners’ attention. They believe he would be best in a home where he is the only pet. Gandalf travels very well and just wants love.

Gandalf is strong, active and healthy. He is housebroken. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of his vaccines. He is missing a tooth in the front from his crate chewing days, but his vet did not think any dental work is required.

Gandalf is living in San Jacinto, in Riverside County. If you are interested in adopting Gandalf, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman if you have any questions about Gandalf.

This is a courtesy listing for Gandalf’s owner, who provided the above information concerning Gandalf. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Gandalf.

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 Kern County

None right now.

Miniature Schnauzers from China:

We rescued 22 Miniature Schnauzers from China between March 2020 and the summer of 2021. All have been adopted.

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. Now that the suspension is over, the CDC is once again allowing dogs to be imported from China, albeit with expensive and unnecessary conditions. Among those are that the dogs must be titered before departure from the country of origin, and then must pass through a licensed U.S. facility at one of seven ports of entry to be re-examined and re-vaccinated. The facility that serves LAX is so expensive that many of the rescues are having their dogs from Asia shipped through JFK in New York because the inspection fee is considerably less there.

CMSR had six Schnauzers scheduled to arrive on November 15, 2022. Their flight was repeatedly delayed. However, the cost and difficulty of bringing them to California was overwhelming. As a result, we have arranged for them to go to our friends at Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle, which will place them in new homes along with dogs of other breeds they received off the same flight.

We apologize to those who were hoping to adopt one of the six Chinese dogs who we were expecting. Things just didn't work out. However, the important thing is that the dogs will be safe in new homes in the U.S. CMSR is doing its part by financing most of the cost of bringing the six from China and having them vetted before they go to new homes. All of that cost is being borne by one donor who is making gifts specifically for those six dogs. (All of CMSR's other donations are being used to rescue California dogs.)

Dogs Not Currently Available

Rescue Schnauzer Boba—Not 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: February 10, 2024