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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Southern Cal.

—In the Metropolitan Los Angeles 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.

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. The one year suspension is now over. The CDC is once again allowing dogs to be imported from China, albeit with more stringent conditions.

Some of the dogs we agreed to rescue missed the cutoff and had to wait in China. We hope to bring them to the U.S. shortly. More news when we get definite information.

Coming soon—Possibly in February 2023
—Six More Miniature Schnauzers from China

The Schnauzers were scheduled to come from China on November 15. Then, they were scheduled to arrive on December 19. Then, January 9. Now we do not have a date. Things are in flux in China because of a Covid outbreak there and because of political unrest. So, we really won't know when the dogs are coming until their plane is in the air.

All we have so far are the following photos. We'll add more information as we get it.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer PiPi

Photo of Rescue Miniature Schnauzer PiPi

PiPi is a 4 year old salt and pepper male Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs 6 kg. (13.2 lbs.).

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer HuaHua

Photo of Rescue Miniature Schnauzer HuaHua

HuaHua is a 2 year old female Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs 7.3 kg. (16 lb.).

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer XiaoXiao

Photo of Rescue Miniature Schnauzer XiaoXaio

XiaoXiao is a 3 year old male Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs 6.9 kg. (15.2 lb.).

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer TuoLi

Photo of Rescue Miniature Schnauzer TuoLi

TuoLi is a 4 year old male Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs 6.3 kg. (13.9 lb.).

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer BaiWa

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Bai Wa is a 4 year old white male Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs 9 kg. (19.8 lb.).

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Kaixin

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Kaixin ia a 3 year old female Miniature Schnauzer, who weighs 7 kg. (15.4 lb.).

 


Dogs In the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area

Rescue Giant Schnauzer Puppies Jingle and Belle

Photo of Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Micah Jingle and Belle are two Giant Schnauzer puppies, who were exposed to distemper at the City of San Bernardino shelter around Thanksgiving 2022.

CMSR couldn't take Jingle and Belle because we don't have any fosters who take large dogs. However, our friends at 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue kindly agreed to rescue them.

Jingle and Belle are now healthy. They are living with a foster who is a dog walker and trainer, where they are receiving basic training. They are about 6 months old and weigh 40 to 45 lbs., as of January 21, 2023. 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue would like to place Jingle and Belle together because they have become close friends.

Jingle and Belle are looking forward to a great permanent home. If you would like to adopt Jingle and Belle, please email 4pawskiddorescue@gmail.com.

This is a courtesy listing for 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Jingle or Belle.

Rescue Terrier Mix Puppy Pepper

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Pepper is an about 7 month old mixed breed female puppy. She weighs about 18 lbs.

We rescued Pepper from the Kern County shelter in Bakersfield with a fractured femur and a fractured femoral socket. Pepper has had surgery to repair both and is fully healed from the surgery.

Pepper is black with a white speckled patch on her chest. The shelter called her a Chihuahua mix, but to us Pepper is more like a toy-sized Labrador Retriever in both appearance and personality. Pepper LOVES people and dogs and just wants everyone to play with her. It's even better, she says, if they give her treats as well.

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

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

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 Cockapoo Gomita

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

Gomita is a 2 1/2 year old spayed female cockapoo.

Gomita loves walks and everyone she meets. She has lots of energy.

Gomita would be happiest with an active family who have a fenced yard.

This is a courtesy listing for Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Gomita.

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.

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

Photo of Rescue Dog Smokey Photo of Rescue Dog Smokey

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: January 27, 2023