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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:

11/15 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.

In Southern California, we still have 2 males and 1 female, Bess, Bert, and Ann, who are listed below. All 3 were groomed on November 16, 2020 at Candice Spaw in La Cañada. Candice generously opened her shop on a Sunday to offer free grooming to rescue dogs. Candice took the photos below of Bess, Bert and Ann on the haystack. THANK YOU, CANDICE!!! The second photo of each was taken the next day.

We expect 4 more Chinese Schnauzers to arrive mid-December, along with 7 Standard Poodles who will be going to another rescue.

We have raised enough in donations and adoption fees to pay the cost of the first 6 Schnauzers and about 1/4 of the cost of the second group of 8. We have had to borrow money to finance the rest of the expense for the second group of 8. WE DESPERATELY NEED DONATIONS TO PAY FOR THE SECOND GROUP and TO RESCUE THE THIRD GROUP. 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. Fortunately, all the dogs in both shipments arrived safely and in good condition. The shipments included dogs for other rescues as well as ours. There were 15 in the first group and 25 in the second.)

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.

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Bess

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Bess is a male, despite the name the Chinese rescue gave him. Bess is the biggest of the Schnauzers in the second group, but still within normal size for a male Miniature Schnauzer. He is about 4 years old and weighs about 18 lbs. He is a salt & pepper with natural ears and a docked tail.

Like the rest of the Chinese Schnauzers we've received, Bess' favorite thing in life is eating. Bess is a little more reserved than Bert (listed below) but loves people and gets along well with other dogs. We have not had Bess around young children or cats.

Bess appears to be in good health. Bess is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. He tested negative for heartworm.

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

Chinese Rescue Schnauzer Bert

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

Bert is the most outgoing of our second group of Chinese Schnauzers. His favorite thing in life is eating. His second favorite thing is being petted. Bert loves people. He gets along well with other dogs. We have not had him around cats or young children. He is an active little guy.

Bert appears to be in good health. Bert is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. He tested negative for heartworm.

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

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 boys, 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.

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.

Rescue Schnauzer Jackson

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Jackson is an 8 year old black Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and a docked tail. He weighs about 19 lbs. We rescued Jackson from the San Diego Humane Society shelter in Escondido. His owners, who adopted him from a friend, dumped Jackson at the shelter because they travel often and did not wish to pay for boarding any more.

Jackson is affectionate with people, indifferent to children, and gets along with other dogs. He does well when being groomed. However, he is hesitant with strangers and could do with more socialization.

Jackson is in generally good health but has a heart murmur and suffers from arthritis. Jackson is neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. His teeth were in terrible shape when we got him. He had a dental but lost all of his teeth in the process.

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

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 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: November 23, 2020