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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Southern Cal.

—In the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys

—In the Metropolitan Los Angeles area

—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.

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 Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys

Rescue Schnauzer Mix Dexter

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We rescued Dexter along with his mom, and fellow puppies, from the Moreno Valley shelter last year. Dexter is about a year and a half old and weighs about 15 lbs.

Dexter needs socialization. He is fine with people he knows. However, he will snap at strangers who try to pat him, though he does NOT bite down. Dexter likes most other dogs, but not his sister Maddie. Dexter will need a home without children.

Dexter appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on his vaccinations.

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

Rescue Schnauzer Denny

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We rescued Denny from the San Bernardino County shelter at Devore where he and many other dogs had been taken after being seized from a hoarder situation. He was a hairy mess with skin problems when we got him, but medicated baths, good food, lots of love, and skilled grooming have brought him around to the gorgeous dog in the photo. Denny has natural ears and a docked tail.

Denny is a white Miniature Schnauzer. He is about average size for a male Miniature Schnauzer. The shelter estimated his age at 7 but we think he is more likely 5 or 6 years old. The shelter said Denny was snappy but he has been good with us and allowed the Nagels to groom him.

Denny seems to get along well with other dogs.

Denny seems to be generally in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and has had a dental done.

Denny is being fostered in Palmdale. If you would like to adopt Denny, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us with any questions about him.

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. We can only guess what the kid was doing to provoke Skrappy because he has been a perfect gentleman since he has been with us. He is very 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 being fostered in Palmdale. If you would like to adopt Skrappy Sox, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us with any questions about him.

Rescue Schnauzer Henry

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Henry is a nice salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer who we rescued from the Inland Valley shelter in Pomona. He weighs about 15 lbs. The shelter estimated his age at 7, but we think he is probably more like 5 years old. He has natural ears and a docked tail.

Henry is friendly and gets along well with other dogs, He even liked the very active puppies Gumdrop and Barry who were climbing all over him.

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

Henry is being fostered in Palmdale. If you would like to adopt Henry, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us with any questions about him.

Rescue Dog Smokey

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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 for more information about Smokey.

Dogs In the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area

Rescue Schnauzer Jerry—Adoption Pending

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Jerry is a purebred Miniature Schnauzer. He is around 8–10 years old, and weighs around 25 pounds.

Jerry likes to follow people around and see what they are doing. He likes to sleep a lot and sun bathe when he can.

Jerry is housebroken, leash, and crate trained. Jerry seems to become anxious around other dogs, large or small, who he does not know, but gets along with other dogs once he gets to know them. He doesn't like a lot of loud noises so he would do best in a quieter home.

Jerry is intact, probably has no microchip, and is not current on vaccinations.

Jerry is being fostered in West Covina by a friend of his former owner. If you would like to adopt Jerry, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us with any questions about him.

Rescue Schnauzer Toby

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Toby is a super friendly salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who we rescued from the Los Angeles North Central shelter. The shelter had estimated his age at 10, primarily because his teeth were so bad.

We had a dental done. Poor Toby lost most of his teeth, but he is feeling a lot better now, and eating with a lot more gusto than before. He seems a lot younger than 10. We and the vet estimate his age at about 7.

When Toby first saw the back yard at his foster home, he started running around like crazy. He seemed to be thinking: “My gosh, I've gone from the shelter to Club Med!”

Toby loves to play, play, play. He loves his foster mom and he loves to play with the other dogs at his foster home. He will be a great companion to whoever adopts him. Toby always seems to have a smile on his face.

Toby appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. Toby has natural ears and a natural tail.

Toby is being fostered in Pasadena. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Toby. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us for more information about Toby.

Rescue Dog Pepper

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Pepper is a 10 years or younger male, black Miniature Schnauzer mix who ended up at a Los Angeles Animal Shelter when his elderly owner could no longer take care of him. Pepper is well past the puppy stage so you don't have to worry about him chewing your slippers, but he has plenty of get-up-and-go and loves brisk walks around the neighborhood.

Pepper lost most of the sight in one eye due to a  prior injury but that doesn't slow him down one bit. He has blossomed once the trauma of the animal shelter was behind him and he settled into his foster home. Pepper still displays a bit of anxiety when he is surprised, but he is very affectionate, has lots of love to give, and is a very sweet guy who would love a new forever home. He will provide a lot of love in return.

Pepper appears to be in good health. He has had his teeth cleaned, is up to date on vaccinations, neutered and microchipped.

Small dogs like Pepper typically live to be 15 years or older so he has plenty of active years left to be your best friend and keep you company. Pepper is currently being fostered in La Cañada, near Pasadena.

If you'd like to adopt Pepper, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us with any questions about Pepper.

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

None Available Right Now

Dogs In the Phoenix, AZ Area

None Available Right Now

—Dogs Not Currently Available

Rescue Dog Candi—Not Available

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Candi appears to be a Miniature Pinscher/Miniature Dachshund mix. Candi is an 11 lb. bundle of energy, about 8 years old, who also enjoys cuddling and having her belly rubbed. Candi came to us from an elderly lady who loved Candi, but who was developing Alzheimer's and forgetting to feed Candi.

Candi loves playing with toys, including shaking the living daylights out of the toys while growling menacingly. She likes other dogs. Candi is demure around male dogs, but wants to be the alpha among female dogs. However, she is friendly with female dogs who realize that Candi is boss.

Candi is a bit stand-offish with strangers at first but becomes friends within 5–10 minutes. She is very playful and very active. Candi is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She is housebroken and knows how to use a dog door.

Rescue Schnauzer Gary—Not Available

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Gary is a super-cute purebred black Miniature Schnauzer. We rescued Gary from the Los Angeles South shelter. Both of his femurs (upper leg bones) were fractured at the neck and he was in a lot of pain. We took Gary straight from the shelter to an orthopedic surgeon to get his legs fixed. Gary is about 4 years old

Gary is now walking, running, playing, and enjoys wrestling with his buddy Gloria.

Gary loves people, children and other dogs. We have not had him around cats, but he'd probably be fine with a cat who likes dogs.

Gary is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and microchipped.

Rescue Schnauzer Gloria—Not Available

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Gloria is a purebred female salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. We think she is about 6 1/2 years old.

Gloria is a smart, happy little girl. She figured out how to use the dog door in minutes, wishing to be on the same side of the door as her new foster dad. She loves playing with the other dogs in her foster home and she allowed us to groom her without complaint.

Gloria is in good health, housebroken, neutered and up to date on her vaccinations. Gloria’s teeth are sparkling white.

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Last Updated: April 5, 2018