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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:

10/22 Update!

The first 6 Miniature Schnauzers from China arrived at LAX on 10/14. All of the 6 Schnauzers in the 10/14/2020 group have gone to new homes. We will be posting them on our Adopted page as soon as we get time and get photos from the adopters.

The next 8 are due in early November 2020. And here they are:

Photo of Female Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Amy #2 Photo of Female Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Amy #1 Photo of Female Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Anna Photo of Female Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Ann Photo of Male Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Belle Photo of Male Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Bert Photo of Male Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Bertha Photo of Male Rescue Chinese Schnauzer Bess

 

We are not accepting any more applications for the Chinese Schnauzers right now because we have received more than 50 applications so far for the 14 dogs in the first two shipments.

We know there are many disappointed applicants who did not receive one of the first 6 Schnauzers. Some of the disappointed applicants will be able to adopt from the second group, and we expect there to be at least a third group of Chinese Schnauzers—if we can raise the funds for their flights.

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.

We can only rescue these dogs as quickly as we can pay for them. DONATIONS ARE BADLY NEEDED, as the adoption fees don't come close to covering the expenses of rescuing these dogs. Donations have covered the first 6, but we are have had to borrow money to finance the airfare for the second group of 8.

Besides being very expensive, flights are so tight that we cannot not even get direct flights from Beijing. The first group had a 6 hour layover in Taipei. Fortunately, all the dogs in the shipment arrived safely and in good condition. The shipment included 9 dogs for another rescue, in addition to our 6 Schnauzers.

Here is a photo of the 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.

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 friendly 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, suffers from arthritis and needs a dental. Jackson is microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. He will be neutered before placement unless our vet believes doing so is inadvisable.

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 Sammy—Adoption Pending

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Sammy is a 9 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Sammy needs a new home because of a divorce situation which has left his owner unable to care for him adequately any more.

Sammy has a great temperament. He loves to play with other dogs, cats and kids. He thrives on attention, which is why he would be better in a home where his owners can spend more time with him than his current owner is able to do.

Sammy appears to be in good health, and had a recent vet visit, but he does need a dental. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

Sammy is being fostered by his current owner in Orange County. If you are interested in adopting Sammy, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Sammy.

This is a courtesy listing for Sammy's owner, who provided the foregoing information. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Sammy.

Rescue Schnauzer Winston

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Winston is a purebred black and silver Miniature Schnauzer. His owners surrendered him because he has been digging out in their yard. Winston is less than 2 years old and weighs about 26 lbs. He has natural ears and an undocked tail.

Winston has a tall athletic body and has lots of energy. Winston would love a jogging partner or someone who can keep him active. He needs to be in an adult-only home as it takes him a while to warm up to strangers.

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

Winston is with Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego. If you are interested in adopting Winston, please call Lita Giminez at (619) 661-6444.

This is a courtesy listing for Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego, which provided the foregoing information. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Winston.

Rescue Shih Tzu Lady

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Lady is a 4 to 5 year old Shih Tzu. She may have been lost by a travelling owner because she was found in a trucker's lot.

Lady is very friendly. She loves long walks and riding in a car. She loves to snuggle up with you on the couch. She is a good eater. She is learning how to use a dog door. Lady would be great in a quite home with adults and older kids

Lady appears to be in good health. She is spayed and current on vaccinations.

Lady is with Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego. If you are interested in adopting Lady, please call Lita Giminez at (619) 661-6444.

This is a courtesy listing for Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego, which provided the foregoing information. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Lady.

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: October 24, 2020