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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:

There have been few Miniature Schnauzers in California shelters needing rescue since the beginning of COVID-19 in about March 2020. Since then, we have joined other rescue groups (who are rescuing other breeds) to rescue Miniature Schnauzers from China. We have rescued 22 so far. All but one have been adopted. Annie, the only one still available is listed on our Northern California page.

The last 4 arrived in March 2021. Two were 7 month old female littermate puppies. Two were blind. One couple adopted the sister puppies, so they were able to keep them together. Another very kind couple, who also have an older Schnauzer, adopted the two blind dogs who are doing very well in their new home.

We don't yet know exactly when the next batch will be coming, but we think it will likely be towards the end of May 2021.

WE DESPERATELY NEED DONATIONS TO PAY FOR THE COST OF RESCUING THE CHINESE SCHNAUZERS. The air fare alone for the first 18 cost about $2200 per Schnauzer. Vet bills in China, cargo agent fees, and various other taxes and fees, added another roughly $300 per Schnauzer, for a total cost of $2500—PLUS the expenses we had for them after arrival. The landed cost for the last 4 was about $2000 each because the airfare came down somewhat.

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 dogs arrived at night, making it even more diffiult to get them cleaned up.

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 Dog Peppie

Photo of Rescue Dog Peppie Photo of Rescue Dog Peppie

Peppie is a 4 1/2 year old salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He has natural ears and a docked tail. Peppie weighs about 25 lbs.

Peppie needs a new home because his owner has moved in with her son and daughter-in-law, who already have as many dogs as they can keep.

Peppie is a bit hesitant with strangers but warms up to them if they are nice to him. He gets along with other dogs. He has not been around cats or young children.

We think Peppie would likely be best in an adults-only home or one with teenagers.

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

Peppie is in Newport Beach. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Peppie. Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Peppie.

Rescue Schnauzer Skrappy Sox

Photo of Rescue Schnauzer Skrappy Sox Photo of Rescue Schnauzer Skrappy Sox

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)

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.

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: May 3, 2021