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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Dogs Available In Southern Cal.

—In Palmdale and Santa Clarita

—In the Metropolitan Los Angeles area

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

—Not Currently Available

Dogs In Palmdale and Santa Clarita

Rescue Schnauzer Serene—Adoption Pending

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Serene came to us from the San Bernardino City shelter, complete with 3 one-day old puppies to whom she had given birth in the rain. We couldn't let Serene and the puppies stay in the shelter over the long weekend so we rushed to get them.

As of March 26, the puppies are 10 weeks old. Serene was a great mom who took fantastic care of her little brood. She weighs about 10 to 12 lbs.

Despite being a seriously great mom, Serene is just a puppy herself, probably less than a year old. She loves to run and to play with anyone willing to play with her, whether human or canine. You will not find a happier more friendly dog on earth. When we got her, Serene was a hairball. We thought she was likely a Schnauzer mix, but when we groomed her, we found a gorgeous Schnauzer inside all the hair.

Serene appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped, and current on her DA2P vaccination. We will have her vaccinated against rabies before placement.

Serene is being fostered in Palmdale. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Serene. Contact John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) with any questions about her.

Rescue Schnauzer Fred

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Fred is a super nice Miniature Schnauzer who we rescued from Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar. He is about 6 years old and weighs about 20 lbs.

Fred was named Frederick Rudolf by the family who surrendered him to the shelter, but Fred seems to suit him better. Because Fred was an owner surrender, we know more about him than we do the dogs who come in as strays. His former family said he is good with people and other dogs, is housebroken, leash trained, and well behaved. We have seen nothing to contradict that assessment.

Fred looks a bit weird because he was matted when he came into the shelter and their groomer just shaved him down. His beard is starting to grow back but he doesn't have much yet. He will be a handsome boy in a few months when his beard and eyebrows have grown in and he is properly groomed.

Fred is neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. We also had his teeth cleaned, so they are now shiny white.

Fred is being fostered in Palmdale. If you would like to adopt Fred, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) 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 (canada@dslextreme.com) with any questions about him.

Rescue Terrier Simon

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Simon is a sweet but timid dog. He is about 4 years old and weighs about 25 lbs.

Simon enjoys playing with other dogs. He is not at all aggressive. He was very scared of strangers when we got him, but he is getting more trusting. However, he needs to be adopted by someone who is willing to work with him and can spend more time with him than we are able to do.

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

Simon is being fostered in Palmdale. If you would like to adopt Simon, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) 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 (canada@dslextreme.com) 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 (canada@dslextreme.com) 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 canada@dslextreme.com for more information about Smokey.

Dogs In the Metropolitan Los Angeles Area

Rescue Schnoodle Alvin—Available around May 7, 2017

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We rescued Alvin from the Long Beach shelter where he had arrived with a broken femur. He is about 4 years old and weighs about 12 1/2 lbs.

Alvin is effusively friendly. He loves to lie beside his human and cuddle, preferably which the human is patting or scratching him. He gets along well with other dogs but is showing some dominance effort with another male his own size.

Alvin's leg was repaired, and he had his final xrays on April 22, which showed that his leg was almost completely healed.

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

Alvin is being fostered in La Canada. If you would like to adopt Alvin, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) with any questions about him.

Rescue Jack Russell Mix Jonah

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Little Jonah appears to be a Jack Russell Terrier mix. His fosters say Jonah is a lovely neutered boy between 3 and 4 years old, 20-22 pounds, in perfect health.

Jonah was abandoned and taken in by an acquaintance of his fosters who then said she would take him to the pound if his fosters didn't find him a home. This poor guy has been through a lot and his fosters feel very strongly that the next person he bonds with should be his forever home. Unfortunately, they have too many dogs right now and must find him a good forever home elsewhere as soon as possible.

Jonah seems to get along well with cats and most other dogs. He is a real cuddler and badly wants to bond with a person he can call his own.

Jonah is being fostered in Northridge. Please contact Jonah's fosters by e-mail at jessbrad12@socal.rr.com if you are interested in adopting Jonah.

This is a courtesy listing for Jonah's fosters, who furnished the foregoing information about Jonah. CMSR has neither seen nor evaluated Jonah.

Rescue Schnauzer Gabriella

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Gabriella is an about 12 year old Miniature Schnauzer who we rescued from the San Diego shelter. She is a lovebug as can be seen from the photos. The first photo shows a very happy Gabby with Rita Rodriguez who kindly brought her part way to Los Angeles. The second shows her looking more like the beautiful Schnauzer she is after a bit of trimming.

Gabriella loves people and gets along well with other dogs. She seems to be housebroken and knows how to use a dog door.

Gabriella weighs about 18 lbs. She has a large cataract in one eye and a smaller one in her other eye, but sees well enough to get around without bumping into walls or furniture and can find the dog door. Her blood work shows that she is in good health. She is spayed, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and we had a dental done.

Gabriella is being fostered in Pasadena. Please submit a completed Adoption Application form if you'd like to adopt Gabriella. Contact John Hoffman at canada@dslextreme.com for more information about her.

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 canada@dslextreme.com 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 (canada@dslextreme.com) with any questions about Pepper.

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

Rescue Schnauzers Shadow and Bandido

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Shadow and Bandido have been together all their lives. Their owner recently died of cancer. Her wish was that they stay together.

Shadow and Bandido have beautiful temperaments and enjoy playing together. They are well adjusted. Shadow is a female, 20 to 25 pounds, 10 years old. Bandido, a male, is skinnier but is also about 20 pounds. He is 8 years old. Bandido was a therapy animal, visiting patients in hospitals.

Shado and Bandido are spayed and neutered, and current on vaccinations. They have been groomed every 3 weeks. Both are in great health and are good with people of all ages, as well as with other dogs.  They love to play with each other and enjoy short walks but they really do not need a lot of exercise. They enjoy snuggling with you and loved sharing the bed with their previous owner.

Cuddly and loving, but also independent and happy with each other's company, Shadow and Bandido are a good addition to any family. They are alert and will bark when people arrive, so they are good doorbells, but they are not yappers. They are used to a doggy door, love the outdoors too, and are well potty trained.

Shadow and Bandido are currently living in Palm Springs. If you would like to adopt them, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact Mary Alford (schnauzer@dslextreme.com) with any questions about them.

This is a courtesy listing for the daughter of Shadow and Bandido's former owner. (The daughter furnished the above information.) CMSR has not seen or evaluated either Shadow or Bandido.

Rescue Schnauzer Duke

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Duke is a beautiful white 10 month old neutered male with cropped ears and tail. Duke weighs 20 pounds

Duke loves to play with other dogs and is extremely good natured. He has lots of energy and needs a home to match his playfulness and loving nature. He needs a yard and maybe a playmate or a family to take him on runs, dog parks and family outings.

Duke is housebroken and uses a dog door to go outside. He is a good watch dog and will bark at strangers but of course once he meets them he becomes very friendly.

Duke could use some basic training to walk on a leash without pulling but does know some commands like sit.

Duke is with Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego. Contact Lita Giminez at (619) 661-6444 if you are interested in adopting Duke.

This is a courtesy listing for Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of San Diego, which furnished the above information. CMSR has not seen or evaluated Duke.

—Dogs Not Currently Available

Rescue Dog Candi—Adoption Pending

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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.

If you'd like to adopt Candi, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Candi is with John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) in southern California, near Pasadena.

Rescue Schnauzer Gary—Adoption Pending

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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.

Gary is living in La Cañada Flintridge, just west of Pasadena. If you would like to adopt Gary, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) for more information about Gary.

Rescue Schnauzer Gloria—Adoption Pending

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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.

Gloria is living in La Cañada Flintridge, just west of Pasadena. If you’d like to adopt Gloria, please submit a completed Adoption Application form. Contact John Hoffman (canada@dslextreme.com) for further information about Gloria.

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Last Updated: April 25, 2017