List of Breeders
Code of Ethics
The Rescue Program
What are the rescue leagues?
Most local Miniature Schnauzer clubs have dedicated folks who
attempt to place dogs that have lost their homes. They may have
been picked up by the local animal shelters. Their owners may be
forced to move to homes which do not permit pets. Their owners
may no longer be able to care for them. For whatever reason,
these pure-bred Miniature Schnauzers no longer have homes of
Policies vary from group to group. Most of the time the dogs
have had at least a minimal health check-up. They have usually
been spayed or neutered. They are not for breeding. They are
pets deserving of a loving pet home. Usually there is some cost
for them. This cost hardly ever covers the on-going costs of the
Don't "rescue" or remove a dog from a bad situation or adopt it from a
shelter "assuming" someone in rescue can help you with the dog. Many
times the rescuers are overflowing with dogs, and our resources (foster
homes and financial) are limited. If you are considering trying to help
a dog, but don't know that you can handle the situation unassisted,
check with your closest rescuer BEFORE you take the dog in. We all do
what we can, but most of us are limited by state or local ordinances
(number of dogs we can have in our homes, whether we can take owner
surrenders, etc.) and will not be able to help you with the dog. Also,
buying a dog at an auction only puts more money in the hands of the
puppymillers selling those dogs and there are rescue groups that will not assist
with dogs purchased at auctions. It is against AKC policy for rescuers to take
dogs from auctions:
4. "The American Kennel Club discourages Parent Club rescue groups from
purchasing dogs at auctions. Although Parent Clubs may be doing good things for
individual dogs purchased at auctions, it perpetuates the problem and tends to
create a seller's market. Reciprocally, auctioneers seek more dogs of those
breeds to offer at auctions. AKC applauds the work of Parent Club rescue groups
on many fronts. However, AKC believes that the purchasing of dogs at auctions is
not overall in the best interest of purebred dogs."
If you would like to surrender your dog to a rescuer, PLAN IN ADVANCE.
Don't call and expect that the rescuer will be able to take your dog
that day. They may need to put you on a waiting list, and even being on
a waiting list does not assure you first come, first served, as some of
the dogs we are contacted about are in shelters and will be put to sleep
if we cannot take them. Those dogs are considered a priority. Also,
before surrendering your dog to a rescuer, FOR YOUR DOG'S SAKE, it
should be current on vaccinations. Dogs, like humans, can be carriers
of a disease that they don't have, and your dog could be put at risk if
it is not protected against rabies, distemper, etc., when it comes into
contact with the other foster dogs, or, it could put the foster dogs (or
rescuer's own dogs) at risk if it is not current on the vaccinations.
You will need to provide proof from a veterinarian that your dog IS
current on its shots.
Since rescue is usually funded out of the pockets of the rescuers
themselves, it makes it a lot easier for them to take your dog if they
can place it without needing to have it "vetted" prior to placement.
"Vetted" means have it altered (spayed or neutered - A MUST FOR ALL DOGS
WE PLACE), tested for heartworm and on preventive, brought current on
its vaccinations, and for miniature schnauzers, a dental is usually
When you call to surrender your dog, be honest about why you are
surrendering it. If the dog is aggressive, not housebroken,
destructive, not good with other dogs/children, or has some other
issue(s) please tell us. We ARE going to find out, and this information
can be very helpful when we attempt to place the dog, and being
deceptive doesn't help us help the dog you are giving up.
If you are in a position to do so, make a donation to the group taking
your dog. If the dog doesn't need to be vetted, the money will go for
food, heartworm and flea preventive, and supplies, such as laundry
detergent to keep the dog beds clean, cleaner for the dog crates,
dishwashing detergent to keep the food and water bowls clean, etc. Your
donation helps us be able to continue helping dogs in the future. Keep
in mind that if the dog has special needs, or is older, it may take over
a year to find the right home for him/her.
If you find a stray schnauzer....
Most rescue groups cannot take strays directly from the person who found
the dog. You can contact the rescue, to let them know you found it, and
provide them with any information you can about the dog. However, the
dog should be taken to your veterinarian or local shelter to have it
scanned for a microchip. If it does have a chip, and the chip has been
registered, they will provide you with the number and you can contact
the microchip company for the name of the owner, so that you can let
them know you found the dog. If the chip has not been registered, you
can ask the microchip company who purchased the chip (usually a
shelter/rescue, veterinarian or breeder), and you can contact THAT
person or group and let them know found the dog, and THEY should be able
to track down the owner.
If the dog is not microchipped or wearing identification (tags or is
tattooed), the dog should be taken to the closest police department.
They will take the dog to the closest holding facility, where the dog
will be held for a certain amount of time, allowing the owners to track
down their dog. If the owners do not come forward, then the facility
may contact a rescue group, or the dog may be euthanized. If you let
the closest rescue group know about the dog, they can keep track of the
dog, since many of these facilities will work with rescue and allow us
to help find a new home for these dogs.
Where can I find them?
Click on this link and see the end of
Local Miniature Schnauzer
This listing shows a Rescue contact for most of the local
clubs. If known to the AMSC, then the contact person is listed
there. Check this first. If not listed, then contact an
officer of the local club and ask about their rescue league
I am interested in helping to rescue Miniature Schnauzers.
Where do I start?
Contact your Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue contact person.
Most are always in need of extra help. If there is no active
rescue league, volunteer to start it.
Where can I get more information on starting up a
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue League?
Please note: if you are
inquiring about a rescue dog, give your location (city, state).
If you are interested in contacting a breeder, see Breeder Referral.
The national chairperson for the American Miniature Schnauzer
Rescue League is:
AMSC Rescue Chairman:
Highland Park, IL
Are their other MS rescue league resources?
Yes. Here are some other MS rescue groups unaffiliated with
the AMSC. Please refer to the AMSC
Minimum Rescue Requirements that apply to these groups.
15 Locust Road
Bordertown, NJ 08505
|Min. Schnauzer Rescue Northwest, Inc.
RD1 Speice Road
Pottstown, PA 19464
4000 Mt. Pleasant Road
Sherrils Ford, NC 28673
190 Thompson Road
Webster, MA 01570
|Nashville Schnauzer Rescue
|St. Louis Schnauzer Rescue
KS, OK, AR, MO
San Jose, CA 95123
South Bay Purebred
|New Jersey Schnauzer Rescue Network, Inc.
NJ Schnauzer Rescue
|San Joaquin Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue
PO Box 344
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 427-2806 (evenings only - after 7pm)
|Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc.
Jacque Poggioreale (FL)--
Leigh Ann Stone (TN)--
(901) 461-5568 (cell)
Diane Farris (MS)--
Ocean Springs, MS
Judy Colvin (GA)
(678) 525-9991 (cell)
Angela Charters (SC)
(843) 834-6527 (cell)
|Rocky Mountain Schnauzer Rescue
P. O. Box 156
Greeley, CO 80632
phone: (970) 590-6755
fax: (970) 378-9070
|Schnauzer Rescue of Louisiana
27020 Glascock Lane
Walker, LA 70785
New Orleans, LA
(620) 431-3921 (work)
(620) 432-5034 (home)
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston
Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas
Website: www.schnauzerrescueofthe carolinas.org
2643 Tumbleweed Dr
Lenoir, NC 28645
fax (910) 401-1317
-A non-profit organization-
Arizona Schnauzer Rescue, Inc.
Covering AZ, NM and NV
NC Schnauzer Rescue (NCSR)
Non-profit Rescue for Miniature Schnauzers in North Carolina
PO Box 1147
Holly Springs, NC 27540
Southern Nevada Schnauzer Rescue
Las Vegas, Nevada
Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas
Carole Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheryl Goerke email@example.com
Sunday, December 31, 2006
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