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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Southern Cal.

—In the Metropolitan Los Angeles area

—In the Antelope Valley 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.


Dogs In the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer / Yorkie Mante

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Mante is an about 7 year old salt & pepper, male Miniature Schnauzer / Yorkie mix. He is on the larger size, at about 23–25 lbs. Mante needs a new home because his owner can no longer care for him. We are hoping to find a new home for Mante on or before April 18, 2024.

Mante loves people and other small/medium dogs. He does not do well with very young children, cats, or big dogs.

Mante is housebroken. Mante does not have any major behavioral issues/destructive tendencies. He is overall pretty calm, but can be playful when prompted. He has some separation anxiety, but is able to be home alone for several hours without issues.

Mante appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. Mante is being fed a specific non-prescription diet due to a previous isolated incident of pancreatitis. He has no other chronic health issues.

Mante's owner will provide all of his medical records, pay for his health insurance until 3 months post adoption, and give the adopter any of Manter's food she has on hand.

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

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Sheldon

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Sheldon is an about 7 year old light salt & pepper, male Miniature Schnauzer. He is a big boy, weighing in at about 27 lbs. We rescued Sheldon from the Riverside County shelter in San Jacinto.

If there ever was a perfect dog, Sheldon is he. He loves people and other dogs. He is housebroken. He doesn't chew. He is quiet most of the time. When we had him at the vet's, he wanted to walk around the waiting room to say hello to all the people and dogs there.

Sheldon was a smelly, matted mess when we got him. His coat had turned yellow and we thought he might be a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. However, when we got him groomed, Sheldon was a silver color under the gold, and we knew he is a Schnauzer. He is cute as groomed, but had to be shaved down since he was so matted. He'll look more Schnauzer-like once his beard grows back.

Sheldon appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. He recently had a dental in which he lost one tooth. His blood work looked good.

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

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Palmer

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Palmer is an about 10 year old salt & pepper, male Miniature Schnauzer.

Palmer is a sweet older guy who loves people and gets along well with other dogs. He wanted to visit with everyone when we had him at the vet's. We have not had Palmer around cats so we do not know how he feels about them.

Unfortunately, Palmer was very matted when we got him. As a result, our groomer had to shave him down. Palmer is a good looking guy, and he'll look even better when his beard grows back.

Palmer appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. He recently had a dental in which he lost all his teeth, so his adopter will not need to worry about dental problems. His blood work looked good.

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

Rescue Schnoodle Pinky

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Pinky is a 2 year old male Schnoodle. He needs a new home because the owner's mother, who recently fell, is moved in with Pinky's owner. He is afraid Pinky will knock over his mother.

Pinky is friendly with people but can be slow to warm to strangers. Usually, he is fine about 10 minutes after meeting a new person. Pinky is not aggressive towards other dogs.

Pinky is in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and current on vaccinations. His teeth are in good shape, but his veterinarian says he will need his teeth cleaned soon.

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

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.

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.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Mix Jumbo Jax

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Jumbo Jax is a 9 month old Miniature Schnauzer mix. He is very loving and enjoys cuddles but also loves to wrestle and chase a pal.

CMSR and 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue rescued Jumbo Jax from the Los Angeles North Central shelter, where he had been left with a broken femoral joint. CMSR got JJ the necessary surgery, cared for him until he healed, and then handed him over to 4 Paws Kiddo to find him a new home.

Jumbo Jax is good with other dogs and is house trained.

Jumbo Jax is in good health. He is neutered and current on vaccinations.

Jumbo Jax is living in West Los Angeles. If you are interested in adopting Jumbo Jax, or have any questions about him, please contact 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue at 4pawskiddorescue@gmail.com. You can see Jumbo Jax's webpage at https://www.petfinder.com/dog/jumbo-jax-69643553/ca/los-angeles/4-paws-kiddo-rescue-ca2722/

This is a courtesy listing for 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue, which provided the current information about Jumbo Jax.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Douglas

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Our friends at 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue rescued Douglas from the SEAACA shelter. Douglas is about 7 years old.

Douglas is very mellow and well mannered. He will enjoy neighborhood walks and a comfy nap next to you on the sofa. He is a canine Gentleman!!!

Douglas is house trained and good with other dogs.

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

Douglas is living in West Los Angeles. If you are interested in adopting Douglas, or have any questions about him, please contact 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue at 4pawskiddorescue@gmail.com. You can see Douglas' webpage at https://www.petfinder.com/dog/douglas-70566736/ca/los-angeles/4-paws-kiddo-rescue-ca2722/

This is a courtesy listing for 4 Paws Kiddo Rescue, which provided the above information about Douglas. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Douglas.

Dogs In the Antelope Valley

None right now

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

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Bandit

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Bandit and his half-brother Bucky need a new home because their owner's job has changed and she will be travelling much of the time. Bandit is about 14 months old. He weighs about 25 lbs.

Bandit is housebroken and good with adults. He is afraid of strangers but warms up to them after an hour or two. Bandit and Bucky enjoy each other's company but probably can be placed separately.

Neither Bucky nor Bandit are good with children, but both are okay with other dogs once properly introduced.

Bandit has no medical problems. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of his vaccines.

Bandit is living in Cypress, in Orange County. If you are interested in adopting Bandit, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Bandit.

This is a courtesy listing for Bandit’s owner, who provided the above information concerning Bandit. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Bandit.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Bucky

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Bucky and his half-brother Bandit need a new home because their owner's job has changed and she will be travelling much of the time. Bucky is about 12 months old. He weighs about 25 lbs.

Bucky is housebroken and responds to simple commands. Bucky is housebroken and good with adults, and responds to simple commands.. He is afraid of strangers but warms up to them after an hour or two. Bucky and Bandit enjoy each other's company but probably can be placed separately.

Neither Bucky nor Bandit are good with children, but both are okay with other dogs once properly introduced.

Bucky has no medical problems. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of his vaccines.

Bucky is living in Cypress, in Orange County. If you are interested in adopting Bucky, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Bucky.

This is a courtesy listing for Bucky’s owner, who provided the above information concerning Bucky. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Bucky.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzers Floyd and Oliver

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Floyd and Oliver are a pair of bonded 4 year old Miniature Schnauzers who need a new home because their present owner does not have the time/resources to care for them properly.

Floyd and Oliver love people and babies, but they have not been around small children.

Floyd and Oliver are okay around certain dogs but Floyd is a little territorial.

Floyd and Oliver have spent most of their lives outside but they are crate trained. They need some potty training.

Floyd and Oliver have no medical problems. They are both neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of their vaccines.

Floyd and Oliver are living in Poway, in San Diego County. If you are interested in adopting Floyd and Oliver, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman.us if you have any questions about Floyd and Oliver.

This is a courtesy listing for Floyd and Oliver’s owner, who provided the above information concerning Floyd and Oliver. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Floyd or Oliver.

Rescue Miniature Schnauzer Gandalf

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Gandalf is a 7 year old albino Miniature Schnauzer who needs a new home.

Gandalf’s present owners have had Gandalf since October 2021. Galdalf’s first owner had failed to socialize him. He spent most of time either in a crate or outside. His teeth are damaged from chewing on his wire crate.

Gandalf’s present owners have worked with him, teaching him how to “be a dog.” He has learned how to love and be loved by humans. Unfortunately, now Gandalf does not want to share his owners with the other animals in the home. He has started fighting with one of the other dogs, and barks at any of the animals that he perceives as rivals for his owners’ attention. They believe he would be best in a home where he is the only pet. Gandalf travels very well and just wants love.

Gandalf is strong, active and healthy. He is housebroken. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of his vaccines. He is missing a tooth in the front from his crate chewing days, but his vet did not think any dental work is required.

Gandalf is living in San Jacinto, in Riverside County. If you are interested in adopting Gandalf, please complete a CMSR adoption application (http://www.schnauzers.us/adoptionformsouth.html). Contact John Hoffman at cmsr@johnehoffman if you have any questions about Gandalf.

This is a courtesy listing for Gandalf’s owner, who provided the above information concerning Gandalf. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Gandalf.

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.

Miniature Schnauzers from China:

We rescued 22 Miniature Schnauzers from China between March 2020 and the summer of 2021. All have been adopted.

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. Now that the suspension is over, the CDC is once again allowing dogs to be imported from China, albeit with expensive and unnecessary conditions. Among those are that the dogs must be titered before departure from the country of origin, and then must pass through a licensed U.S. facility at one of seven ports of entry to be re-examined and re-vaccinated. The facility that serves LAX is so expensive that many of the rescues are having their dogs from Asia shipped through JFK in New York because the inspection fee is considerably less there.

CMSR had six Schnauzers scheduled to arrive on November 15, 2022. Their flight was repeatedly delayed. However, the cost and difficulty of bringing them to California was overwhelming. As a result, we have arranged for them to go to our friends at Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue in Seattle, which will place them in new homes along with dogs of other breeds they received off the same flight.

We apologize to those who were hoping to adopt one of the six Chinese dogs who we were expecting. Things just didn't work out. However, the important thing is that the dogs will be safe in new homes in the U.S. CMSR is doing its part by financing most of the cost of bringing the six from China and having them vetted before they go to new homes. All of that cost is being borne by one donor who is making gifts specifically for those six dogs. (All of CMSR's other donations are being used to rescue California dogs.)

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

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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.

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Last Updated: June 16, 2024