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California Miniature
Schnauzer Rescue
—Rescued Dogs In New Homes 2011

California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue re-homed more than 100 Miniature Schnauzers during 2011 and many Schnauzer mixes as well. Below are some of the dogs we placed in 2011.

Louie

Louie, formerly known as Agent Cho, is a salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer. He is about 6 years old. Louie has uncropped ears and a docked tail. He is on the smaller size for a male Miniature Schnauzer.

Louie is a friendly little guy, who enjoys playing with other dogs at his foster home. He is looking for a new home only because the lady who adopted him took a new job fairly far from her home and Louie was being left alone too much as a result.

Louie is housebroken, neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. Though playful, Louie's favorite spot is on someone's lap.

Louie was adopted by a family from Palm Desert on December 31, 2011. Happy New Year, Louie!

Clyde

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Clyde is not your typical Chihuahua. He is 8 lbs of love, packed into one very cute little body. Clyde is about 1-1/2 years old.

Clyde gets along well with other dogs. He loves people, even strangers. Clyde wags his tail so much and so vigorously, it is a miracle it does not fall off. And, unlike most Chihuahuas, Clyde does not bark much. In short, Clyde is a great Miniature Schnauzer trapped in a Chihuahua body. He is perfect for someone looking for a small Miniature Schnauzer who does not need grooming.

Clyde appears to be in good health. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

Clyde was adopted on December 26, 2011 by a retired gentleman from Arnold. HAPPY NEW YEAR, Clyde!

Lilly

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Here is lovely Lilly, a purebred white Miniature Schnauzer, who is 5 years old. The family who had raised her from three months old surrendered her to us because they were no longer able to care for her.

Lilly is sweet natured and very quiet. Her favorite activities are retrieving balls, sunbathing and snuggling on her human's lap. Her little tail wags constantly whenever you give her your attention, and she is eager to please.

Lilly grew up around young children and another canine, and relates well to the three other dogs in her foster home, not needing to be the alpha dog. Neither is she possessive of her ball or other toys. She is trained to walk on leash, and is not the least bit distracted by other dogs being walked or humans passing by. This little girl is reliably housebroken, and quickly learned to use the doggie door in her foster home so she could enjoy the backyard.

Lilly has been spayed, is microchipped and is up to date on all of her vaccinations.

Lilly was adopted on December 21, 2011 by a family in northern California.

Mikey

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Mikey is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He is 4 years old and weighs 18 pounds.

Mikey's favorite activities are chasing and retrieving balls, basking in the sun, and traveling in the car. He is playful, loves children of all ages and other dogs, and is accepting of cats. He will be a good companion dog in almost any household whether it is one with young children, or elderly pet owners.

Mikey knows how to use a doggie door, sleeps quietly at night in his doggie bed, and is reliably housebroken.

Mikey is healthy, neutered, up to date on all of his vaccinations, and has clean, white teeth.

Mikey was adopted on December 18, 2011, by a couple from San Jose. Mikey now he shares a big, fenced in backyard with two humans, another canine and two friendly felines. He is one happy little guy.

Splinter

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Splinter is a purebred female Miniature Schnauzer who is about 3–4 years old.

Splinter's foster mom found Splinter as a stray and tried to find Splinter's owners. Being unable to find them, she took Splinter in for spaying, vaccinations, a microchip, and a clean bill of health.

Splinter's foster mom loves Splinter but cannot keep Splinter because she is a full time student and has a job as well.

Splinter loves children and other dogs. She is easy going but full of energy.

Splinter was adopted by a family in Saratoga on December 18, 2011.

Treffen

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Treffen is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who appears to be about 5–6 years old. We rescued him from the Stanislaus Animal Services shelter in Modesto. Treffen weighs 16 lbs. and could stand to gain a few more pounds.

Treffen seems to be a happy, easy going dog who has been cared for. He is very sweet and appreciates attention, but is willing to share attention, too. He is a little shy meeting new people, but warms up to them once he gets to know them. He gets along well with the female Schnauzer-mix in his foster home and curls up with her in the doggie bed.

Treffen is well behaved on a leash and he doesn't mind being brushed. Treffen is a quick study. He was not accustomed to a doggie door, but learned how to use one within a day. He appears to be house broken—there have been no accidents in the house. He is also obedient. He jumped down when given the “no“' and “off” commands after jumping up on the loveseat.

Treffen is gentle when taking treats and chews. His teeth are in pretty good shape, but have some tartar on them.

Treffen is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped and heartworm negative.

Treffen was adopted on December 18, 2011 by a family from Los Gatos.

Sarg

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Sarg is a fun-loving 1 year old black and silver purebred male Miniature Schnauzer.

Sarg's current family rescued him from a family facing foreclosure. They are putting Sarg up for adoption because he needs someone with more time to give him than does his current family.

Sarg is good with kids and with other dogs.

Sarg is housebroken, neutered, and current on vaccinations.

Sarg was adopted by a family in Fresno on December 17, 2011.

Prince

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Prince is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He is about 5 1/2 years old. Prince needs a new home because his owner passed away, leaving Prince an orphan.

Prince is a good eater. He weighs about 26 pounds and needs to go on a diet to resume his previously svelte figure.

Prince is well potty trained. His foster parents have a dog door for a sliding glass door which can go with Prince. He is friendly, good with children, and okay with cats. Prince loves squeaky toys and playing fetch.

Prince is healthy, neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Prince was adopted on December 13, 2011.

Reba

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We rescued Reba from the Bakersfield shelter just before they were going to kill her because they were overcrowded. This little honey is about 2 years old. She is all natural with floppy ears and a long tail. Reba is tiny so she would be ideal for someone looking for an easy-to-lift Schnauzer.

Reba is a friendly little girl. She likes to be cuddled, and loves to play. She gets along well with other dogs, and Reuben (another of our rescue dogs) finds Reba to be a delightful companion.

Reba appears to be in good health.

Reba is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations.

Reba went to her new home in Cameron Park in early December 2011.

Ginger

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Ginger is a chocolate-colored (liver) purebred female Miniature Schnauzer who is just over a year old. She has natural ears, a docked tail, and striking gold eyes.

Ginger's owners feel that she is not getting enough attention because their demanding jobs and young children do not leave enough time for her. They would like to place Ginger in a loving home where she will get the socialization, training, and exercise she needs.

Ginger been tolerant of the young children in her current home, but her owners feel she might do best in a home with older children or adults. She can be timid around new people and doesn't like to be picked up by someone she doesn't know. She will need more work on leash training and socialization.

Ginger is smart and quick to catch on to new activities. When she wants outside, she will tap her paw on the shutters to let her owners know she wants out. She is affectionate and loves closeness and pampering. She loves balls and dog toys. Here is a short video of Ginger: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41TdP3_ABeA

Ginger is spayed, up-to-date on shots, microchipped, housebroken, and crate trained.

Ginger was adopted on December 11, 2011. She is now living with her new family in San Jose.

Crystal

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We rescued Crystal from the Bakersfield shelter on November 19, 2011, just before they were going to kill her because they were overcrowded. Crystal is about 2 years old. She is a black and silver Miniature Schnauzer, all natural with floppy ears and a long tail.

Crystal is a friendly little girl. She likes to be cuddled, and loves to play. She gets along well with other dogs.

Crystal appears to be in good health.

Crystal is spayed and up to date on her vaccinations.

Crystal was adopted on December 3, 2011 by a family in Laguna Niguel, whose children are eagerly looking forward to playing with their new best buddy.

Colby

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Colby is a male purebred salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer. We rescued Colby from the Orange County shelter.

Colby is about a year old, with sparkling white teeth. He is all natural, with uncropped ears and undocked tail.

Colby is a very friendly, very outgoing little guy. We have not had him around children or cats yet, but he loves people and other dogs.

Colby appears to be in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations. He is ready for a great new home.

Colby was adopted on November 30, 2011 by a retired couple from Sacramento, where he will join their female Standard Schnauzer.

Ringo

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Ringo is a 7 year old neutered male Miniature Schnauzer. Ringo's owner suddenly could not care for Ringo any longer due to economic misfortune. His foster mom took Ringo in but needed to place him quickly because she fosters pit bulls and having a Miniature Schnauzer in the same house as pit bulls is not easy.

Ringo is a nice dog. He is independent and intelligent. He prefers the company of adults over small children. Ringo gets along with other dogs and with cats and, unusually, prefers the cats. Ringo loves to play with toys and to play fetch. See him in action in his very own video: http://youtu.be/WGZmOUsARC0

Ringo is in good health, housebroken, crate-trained, neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Ringo was adopted by a family in North Lake Tahoe on November 27, 2011. His foster mom tells us that the adopters found Ringo as a result of our courtesy listing.

Reuben

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Reuben is a purebred male Miniature Schnauzer with natural ears and undocked tail. He is 3–4 years old. We rescued Reuben from the Lancaster shelter. Reuben is an average size Miniature Schnauzer. He likely weighs about 15 lbs.

Reuben is very friendly and loves to play. He is rooming with Reba, another of our rescues, who says Reuben is a true gentleman.

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

Reuben was adopted on November 29, 2011 by a family in Groveland with two children and another small dog to keep Reuben company.

Mimi

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Mimi i a 5 year old purebred salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer. Her current owner is 83 and can no longer care adequately for Mimi.

Mimi is friendly, but a bit hesitant when meeting strangers. Small children who rush at her frighten Mimi, but she likes them if they are quiet and gentle with her. Mimi gets along well with other small dogs. She is housebroken.

Mimi is in good health. She is spayed. She will have her vaccinations brought up to date and will have her teeth cleaned before adoption.

The daughter and daughter-in-law of Mimi's owner decided in late November 2011 to keep Mimi rather than adopt her out.

Wesley

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Wesley is a chocolate-colored (liver) purebred male Miniature Schnauzer who is just over a year old. He has natural ears, a docked tail, and striking gold eyes.

Wesley currently belongs to caring owners who feel that he is not getting enough attention because their demanding jobs and young children do not leave enough time for him. They would like to place Wesley in a loving home where he will get the socialization, training, and exercise he needs.

Wesley has had some leash training but needs more. His owners feel he would do best in a home without toddlers, though he should be okay with children age 6 and above. He might be happiest as an only dog.

Wesley has a sweet, loving personality and usually warms up to new people in the house in a short while. His current owners say he is a “teddy bear,” loyal and affectionate, always at your heels. Here is a short video of Wesley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sHsU1qufF0&feature=email

Wesley is neutered, up-to-date on shots, microchipped, housebroken, and crate trained.

In late November 2011, Wesley's owners changed their mind about surrendering him and decided to keep him.

Ralph

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Ralph is a male purebred black Miniature Schnauzer. We rescued Ralph from the West Los Angeles shelter. We found him, mislabelled as a Cairn-Border mix, while we were rescuing Albert and immediately recognized him to be a purebred Schnauzer.

We estimate Ralph to be about 2–3 years old. He is a very friendly dog. He loves people, gets along with other dogs, and does not seem to mind cats..

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

Ralph was adopted on November 25, 2011 by a family from Fresno.

Ronald

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Ronald is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, about 8 years old. We rescued him from the SEAACA shelter in Downey when we were told he was in danger of being euthanized because they were so overcrowded.

Ronald is an average sized male Miniature Schnauzer He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. He appears to be in good health, but will need a teeth cleaning and probably to have a few of them extracted.

Ronald is quiet and very affectionate. He gets along well with other dogs and with cats. We have not had him around small children, but we are pretty confident he would like them if they are not too boisterous.

Ronald was adopted on November 22, 2011, just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving, by a family from Azusa, who have a rescued female Schnauzer about the same age as Ronald.

Zeus

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Zeus, named for the Greek God, is a pure-bred white Miniature Schnauzer about one year old. Zeus was an owner surrender. He lucked out by not having to spend time in a shelter.

Zeus has a great personality. He loves everyone and loves to play.

Zeus appears to be in good health. He is neutered, and up to date on his vaccinations. He is ready and eager for a new home.

Zeus was adopted, together with Wesley, on November 19, 2011, by a couple in Santa Maria. They will have much to celebrate on Thanksgiving.

Wesley

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Wesley is a white male purebred Miniature Schnauzer puppy. He is about 6 months old. He was surrendered to us along with Zeus.

Wesley is a super-friendly puppy. He likes people, kids, other dogs, and even cats.

Wesley is in good health. He is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Wesley was adopted, together with Zeus, on November 19, 2011, by a couple in Santa Maria. They will have much to celebrate on Thanksgiving.

Molly

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Molly is a Schnuggle (a Schnauzer-Pug mix), who loves to cuddle. Molly weighs about 19 lbs and is 8 years old.

Molly was owned since she was a puppy by a British couple who were living in the U.S. Recently, the husband lost his job, and thus also his U.S. visa. The couple had to return to the UK on short notice and were unable to take Molly because they do not have a home or job there yet.

Molly is friendly and gets along well with other dogs. She is well-behaved and understands several commands. She is a bit timid with strangers but warms up to them quickly. She would be a perfect dog for someone who is looking for a ready-to-go pet who does not require a lot of training. Molly was well behaved during grooming on her first day here.

Molly is in good health but will need a dental cleaning.

Molly is reliably housebroken, spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Molly was adopted, together with Dalilah, on November 19, 2011, by a couple in Fontana, whose older dog lost her companion a few months ago. They will all have much to celebrate on Thanksgiving.

Dalilah

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Dalilah came to us from the Bakersfield shelter. She is about 4 years old. Dalilah is a "Schnoodle," a cross between a Miniature Schnauzer and a Miniature Poodle.

Dalilah is full of energy and effusively friendly. She is a real cuddler. Dalilah even allowed us to bathe her within an hour of arriving at her foster home. She quickly learned to use a dog door and is housebroken.

Dalilah is in good health. She is up to date on her vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped. We even had her teeth cleaned.

Dalilah was adopted, together with Molly, on November 19, 2011, by a couple in Fontana, whose older dog lost her companion a few months ago. They will all have much to celebrate on Thanksgiving.

Pops

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Pops is a purebred black and silver male Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 5–7 years old. Pops is being surrendered by his owner, who adopted him from a shelter 3 years ago, because she started working full-time a few months ago and is unable to spend much time with him.

Pops is a very happy dog. He LOVES to play fetch. He'll go find a ball, bring it to you, drop it in front of you, and then wait until you notice it. His little tail is always wagging.

Pops loves to snuggle next to his owner. He loves to sleep with people but will also sleep in a dog bed. Pops is good with kids and other dogs but likes to chase cats. When he is really excited and playful, he runs through the house almost like a little rocking horse. It's hilarious.

Pops is completely house-trained. He understands “stay,” “sit,” “come,” “no,” “house,” “out,” “get-in-bed,” “shake,” “dance,” and “dinner-time.”

Pops is healthy, neutered, and will be up-to-date on vaccinations before adoption.

Pops was adopted on Veteran's Day 2011 by a retired lady in Hilmar, whose prior Schnauzer had passed away a few months ago.

Cookie

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We rescued Cookie from the L.A. County Downey shelter, where she was absolutely terrified and would not let anyone touch her. Now Cookie loves her foster family, but is still timid with strangers.

We had not had a chance to groom Cookie yet when this photo was taken a few days after she arrived in her foster home.

Cookie is about 1 year old. She appears to be a mix between a Miniature Schnauzer and a toy breed. She's small—probably less than 10 lbs.

Cookie loves people and gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats yet.

Cookie is microchipped and up-to-date on her DH2P vaccinations.

Cookie and Tizzy were adopted together on Veteran's Day 2011. They will be companions to a family in Highland.

Tizzy

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Here's Tizzy! She is a salt & pepper female Miniature Schnauzer, about 8 to 9 years old, who came to us from the shelter in Ridgecrest.

Tizzy has a super extroverted personality. She loves everyone. Tizzy gets along well with other dogs. She has shared a run with several others dogs in her foster home—she’s currently rooming with Lonnie who is pictured below on this page—and has played nicely with all of them.

Tizzy stands perfectly on the table during grooming, so she must have been groomed regularly at one time.

Tizzy appears to be in good health but has some of the signs of an older Schnauzer. She has a lump on her chest and one on her side. Tizzy has a few teeth missing and needs a teeth cleaning since she has tartar on her teeth, but none of that affects her great appetite and upbeat personality! Tizzy is up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped.

Cookie and Tizzy were adopted together on Veteran's Day 2011. They will be companions to a family in Highland.

Kaiser

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Kaiser is a 9 month old salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer puppy. He was an owner surrender to us.

Kaiser is a sweetie. He loves everyone and loves to play with people and with other dogs.

Kaiser appears to be in good health. He is neutered, and up to date on his vaccinations. He is ready and eager for a new home.

Kaiser was adopted on November 1, 2011 by a couple in Conejo whose pair of Lhasa Apsos had passed away of old age earlier in the year.

Chauncey

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Chauncey is a male purebred salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 1 1/2 years old. He was an owner surrender from an older lady who could no longer keep him.

Chauncey is a small guy, probably about 12 lbs.

Chauncey is a very friendly, very outgoing little guy. He is good with kids and with other dogs. We have not had him around cats yet.

Chauncey i in good health. He is neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Chauncey went to his new home in Highlands (near Sacramento) on October 30, 2011. Joining a family with 3 children, Chauncey will have plenty of playmates.

Raquel

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Raquel is a very pretty girl. She looks like she might be a Schnauzer/Skye mix. We rescued Raquel from the L.A. County Baldwin Park shelter, where she was absolutely terrified. (It is a scary place.) However, as frightened as she was, Raquel did not growl or snap even once.

This lousy photo of Raquel is the one from the shelter. We hope to get a better photo soon.

Raquel is only about 1 year old. She's between 20 and 25 lbs.

Raquel loves people and gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around young children or cats yet.

Raquel is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Raquel went to her new home in Long Beach on October 30, 2011.

Bentley

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Bentley is a white male Miniature Schnauzer, about 4–5 years old, who is being fostered in Three Rivers (about 25 miles east of Visalia). Bentley weighs 22 lbs and is 15 1/2 " at the withers. Bentley has a rather long body, so he may not be a purebred.

Bentley's foster mom agreed to foster Bentley after Bentley's owner lost his job and was unable to care for Bentley. We did a courtesy listing for Bentley.

Bentley is a delightful boy with an easy going temperament. He comes when called, and gets along with everyone, including children, old folks, and dogs. He lets out squeal of excitement when he sees other animals. The Bichons at his foster home are his best friends. He loves to play tug of war with one of them.

Bentley is neutered and microchipped. He appears to be in good health. He had sores all over his back side when he came to his foster home, as a result of allergy to flea saliva. He is currently on Trifexis to keep the fleas away. His sores are all gone and his white hair is growing in nicely. NO MORE ITCHING!

Bentley was adopted and went to his new home in Santa Clara on October 28, 2011. His adopter found Bentley on our website. Bentley joins a female Westie named Lola.

Jazz

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Jazz is a 2-year-old salt and pepper male purebred Miniature Schnauzer.

Jazz was found wandering in the Bayview district of San Francisco in mid-August. San Francisco Animal Control Center neutered Jazz, gave him all of his shots, and microchipped him. Jazz has been in a foster home in San Francisco for the last 7 weeks with two other Miniature Schnauzers.

Jazz is as lively and energetic as his name implies, and very affectionate. He plays well with a younger Schnauzer in his foster home.

Jazz has adjusted well to his foster situation and seems very much at home. A BIG plus: he is housebroken. However, like many of our rescue Schnauzers, Jazz is a runner and will try to leave a back yard if he sees a break, or escape if he is let out without a leash. Like some young Schnauzers, he is also “mouthy” and needs more socialization and training so that he doesn’t nibble fingers or jump up on people who do not like that sort of thing.

Jazz was adopted in late October 2011, and is now living happily in San Francisco.

Daisy

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Daisy is a 10 lb., 2 year old female Miniature Schnauzer. Daisy is very sweet and loves her family, but does not like strangers. Her dislike of strangers has become a problem in her home with young children, who often have friends over. Her present owner believes Daisy would be best in a home with retired people, or someone who works out of the house, and wants a great companion.

Daisy is housebroken, good on a leash, and crate-trained. She loves to play, especially with her ball! She is easy to bathe and groom.

Daisy loves to travel. She is fine out in public so long as a stranger doesn't reach out to her. She does bark at home when someone comes in the house, but she is very quiet out in public. 

Daisy is spayed and up to date with vaccinations.

Daisy was adopted on October 21 2011, by a couple in Modesto.

Reggie

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Reggie is a black Miniature Schnauzer, or perhaps he is a Miniature Schnauzer / Miniature Dachshund mix. He has the head and coat of a Miniature Schnauzer, and his tail is docked, but his body looks a lot like that of a Miniature Dachshund. Whatever his genetics, Reggie is very cute and super friendly. We rescued him from the Van Nuys shelter when we were told he was in danger of being euthanized because they are so overcrowded.

Reggie is about 4 years old. He weighs about 12 lbs. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Reggie is a lot of love in a small package. He loves everyone. He gets along well with other dogs and with cats. We have not had him around small children, but we are pretty confident he would like them if they are quiet and don’t frighten him.

Reggie was adopted on October 21, 2011, by a gentleman from Sonoma, who will be able to take Reggie to work with him.

Misha

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Misha is a 6-month old Schnauzer mix puppy, who came to us from the Lancaster shelter. We very rarely see Schnauzer or Schnauzer mix puppies this young come into rescue, so this is a rare opportunity to adopt one. At 6 months old, Misha is still very much a puppy, but just old enough for her true personality to have emerged.

Misha is a little shy at first meeting, but really wants to play, so she warms up quickly to new people and new dogs. Misha is quiet and very affectionate. One of the photos shows her looking sad shortly after arriving at her foster home. The other shows her looking much happier after she played with some of the other dogs at her foster home.

Misha is in good health, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped.

Misha was adopted by a couple in the Sonora area who are home much of the time and excited about having Misha join their family. Misha went to her new home on October 19, 2011.

Annie

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Annie is a slender black Miniature Schnauzer with a single sweet spot of white on her chest. She was a stray found in downtown San Jose. The San Jose Animal Care Center rescued Annie and gave her needed medical care.

Annie is about 5-6 years old and has had a number of litters.

Annie is friendly with other dogs, tolerates cats well, and is very affectionate with people. We think she will fit well into almost any household. Her specialty is soft nose kisses delivered with abandon. She walks well on a leash and doesn't pull as long as she's not given the full leash length to explore.

Annie has been spayed, is up to date on all her shots, and has had her teeth cleaned. She has recovered well from removal of a large bladder stone and a severe urinary infection.

Annie went to a loving home in Fremont on October 19, 2011 where her companion will be a Maine Coon cat named Stewie.

Sadie

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Sadie is a purebred black female Miniature Schnauzer puppy, less than 1 year old. Sadie is “all-natural” with uncropped ears and undocked tail. We rescued this wonderful puppy from Lancaster shelter the day before she was scheduled to be euthanized.

Sadie is a tiny girl, only about 8 pounds. She is super affectionate and loves to play. Sadie is currently rooming with our Chihuahua, Clyde, who is very much enjoying her company.

Sadie appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

Sadie was adopted on October 15, 2011. We hope she enjoys her new home in Moreno Valley.

Sean

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Sean is a 4-5 month old black Miniature Schnauzer puppy, who we rescued from the Los Angeles shelter in Van Nuys on September 27.

We are not sure whether Sean is a purebred since he is somewhat long and low but, as is obvious from his photo, Sean is really cute. AND, Sean is a really friendly extrovert, who loves to play. His tail is constantly wagging. He loves people and other dogs, and likely kids and cats too.

Sean is in good health. He is neutered, microchipped, and right up to date on his vaccinations. He is ready and eager for a new home with someone who needs a puppy to play with.

Sean went to his new home in Sonora on October 15, 2011. His new owners are one lucky family!

Daphne

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Daphne is a 1 1/2 to 2 year old Miniature Schnauzer mix. We are not sure what she is mixed with, but she is really cute and a bundle of fun. She weighs about 12 lbs. We got Daphne from the Baldwin Park shelter the day before she was scheduled to be euthanized.

Daphne loves everybody. She enjoys other dogs and children. We haven’t had her around cats yet, but we expect she would want to play with them too. She appears to be housebroken.

Daphne appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccinations.

Daphne went to her new home in Stockton on October 15, 2011.

Teddy

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Teddy is a black Miniature Schnauzer, from the Lancaster shelter. He looks to us to be about 1 to 1 1/2 years old. Teddy is housebroken, neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and has just had his teeth cleaned.

Teddy is a small guy, probably about 12 lbs. Teddy gets along well with the rest of the dogs at his foster home and is gentle enough to be allowed to play with some young puppies. Teddy is very sweet and loves to cuddle.

Our rescue dogs are so cute that our foster homes often decide to keep them. That’s what happened to Teddy. Joyce Nagel's husband, Roger, became so fond of Teddy that he told Joyce “we are keeping him.”

Carl

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Carl is a purebred white male Miniature Schnauzer. puppy, We estimate Carl to be about 3 years old. We rescued Carl from the Ventura County shelter in Camarillo on September 30. Thanks very much to Camarillo Animal Rescue League for pulling Carl for us.

Carl appears to be in good health. Carl is neutered, microchipped, and right up to date on his vaccinations.

Carl was adopted on October 6, 2011 by a family from Henderson, Nevada.

Rocco

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Rocco is a purebred salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 4 years old. Rocco needed a new home because his owners had divorced and no longer had enough time to care for him.

Rocco is very affectionate and loves to play. He gets along well with children and with other dogs.

Rocco is in good health. He is housebroken, neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Rocco had surgery for bladder stones a couple of years ago and is being fed Hills C/D. There has been no return of the stones to date.

Rocco was adopted on October 5, 2011 by a family in Danville, who have a grown son also named Rocco.

Rizzo

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Rizzo is a purebred salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer He is 5 1/2 years old. His owner is heartbroken about having to give up Rizzo but does not have enough time to spend with him.

Rizzo is somewhat standoffish at first, but is a very sweet, affectionate loving little guy once you get to know him and once he gets to know you. Rizzo is not well socialized but gets along with other animals once he has had a little while to warm up to them. We think he would be fine with older children, but might not be good with very young ones. Rizzo is housebroken and responds to basic commands such as Come, Stand, Sit, Stay, etc.

Rizzo has been neutered. He is microchipped, is current on all vaccinations, and is in very good health. He has healthy teeth too.

Rizzo went to his new home in Eldorado Hills on September 30, 2011. He has been adopted by a couple with a bird and a cat.

Murray

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We thought that Murray was a Miniature Schnauzer mix. However, a Petit Brussels Griffon Vendeen breeder who looked at photos of Murray is almost certain that he is a purebred PBGV. We do know that Murray is a great dog. He and Duke (who was adopted on October 1, 2011) were surrendered together to the Barstow shelter, We couldn't let them die there, so we saved them both.

Murray is about 4 years old. He is effusively friendly with people and loves playing other dogs. In fact, Murray is so social that he suffers from separation anxiety if left alone. He needs to be in a home with another dog who he can play with and with humans who are home much of the time. (We are told that few PBGVs are happy as an only dog.)

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

Murray got adopted only 3 days after his buddy, Duke. He will be living on a ranch at Table Mountain with a couple who has 3 other dogs. Yeah, Murray!

Duke

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Duke is a small Standard Schnauzer. He is a very friendly guy. He and Murray (who is still available for adoption) were surrendered together to the Barstow shelter. We couldn't let them die there, so we saved them both.

Duke is about 7 years old. He is very friendly with people and gets along well with other dogs.

Duke is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. He appears to be in good health. One photo was taken before we had a chance to groom Duke, and the other after our Joyce and Darcel did their magic.

Duke was adopted on October 1, 2011 by a couple from Fresno.

Ezmeralda (“Ezzy”)

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Ezmeralda (Ezzy to her friends) is a purebred female Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 4 years old.

Ezzy is affectionate, gets along with other dogs, and likes children. Ezzy's one behavior problem is that she has become very protective of her owner and the owner's daughter and barks whenever someone else comes near them. (She is much quieter when they are not around.)

Ezzy would probably do better in a quieter home with someone who has more time to devote to her than does her present owner, a mother with 3 children, 2 dogs, and a myriad of other pets. She would make a great companion to someone who has the time, patience and devotion Ezzy needs.

Ezzy is in good health, housebroken, neutered, and current on vaccinations.

Ezzy was adopted by a couple in Reno on September 19, 2011. Her adopters tell us that Ezzy is doing well in her new home.

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Toby

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Toby is a 6 year old purebred male Miniature Schnauzer. He has grown up with 5 year old Sami, who also needed a new home.

Toby is very loving and was raised around kids. He loves to cuddle with you, go on walks, play with his stuffed animals and he is crate trained.

Toby is very protective of his family and his buddy Sami. He is a dominant male and would likely not like living with another male dog. Toby is wary of strangers and does not do well around very young children because he does not like excessive running or loud noises.

Toby is in good health, housebroken, neutered, and current on vaccinations.

Toby and Sami were adopted by a CHP Officer in the Sacramento area on September 22, 2011.

Sami

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Sami is a purebred 5 year old female Miniature Schnauzer. She has grown up with 6 year old Toby, who also needed a new home.

Sami is very sweet, loving, playful and docile  She loves to go on walks too and is crate trained.

Sami is is in good health. She is spayed, and up to date on her vaccinations.

Toby and Sami were adopted by a CHP Officer in the Sacramento area on September 22, 2011.

Frankie

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Frankie is a black & silver Miniature Schnauzer. He is about 1 1/2 to 2 years old. Frankie is very cute and has a great personality, but he is probably not a purebred since he has a long body and is closer to the ground than are most Miniature Schnauzers. Frankie came to us from the Lancaster shelter.

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

Frankie is very friendly. He loves to play, and gets along well with the other dogs at his foster home. We have not had him around small children, but he loves everyone and should be fine with children so long as they are gentle with him.

Frankie was adopted on September 20, 2011 by a couple in Pasadena.

Tina

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Gorgeous Tina is a purebred female salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. She is about 2 to 3 years old. We rescued Tina from the Lancaster shelter the day before she was scheduled to be euthanized.

Tina has cropped ears and a docked tail.

Tina is very affectionate and loves to play. She gets along well with other dogs and with cats.

Tina appears to be in good health. She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations.

Tina went to her new home in Placentia on September 18, 2011 with a retired couple who have owned Schnauzers for many years.

Annabelle

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Annabelle is a petite, purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. She is 6 years old and weighs 13 pounds.

Annabelle sleeps quietly in her bed all night and is reliably house broken. She comes when called and knows basic commands such as “sit” and “lie down.” Annabelle is a very good traveler, calmly resting in her bed when on the road.  She walks on the leash quite nicely, but will pull on the leash and bark when she sees another dog.

Annabelle gets along with the three dogs in her foster home, but she would probably be happiest as an only dog since she is possessive about her foster mom's attention. She is well behaved in groups of people and other dogs. However, young children seem to frighten Annabelle. and we do not know how she relates to cats.

Annabelle is is in good health. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped, and has sparkling white teeth.

Annabelle was adopted on November 17, 2011 by a couple from Browns Valley, California, who live on a five acre ranch.  Their family includes a ten year old mixed lab who is a gentle giant and who lost his sister earlier this year. He and Annabelle took an immediate liking to each other, and the couple's grandmother has a Mini Schnauzer who is eagerly waiting to meet his new kin. There was joy all around as Annabelle was welcomed into her new family.

Beaujolais (“Boo”)

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Beaujolais, Boo for short, is a purebred female Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 1 year old. Boo was an owner surrender because Boo and the owner's Westie were not getting along.

Boo loves people and is great with kids. Her prior owner says she needs to be an only dog, but so far she is getting along well with other dogs at her foster home.

Boo appears to be in good health. She is housebroken, spayed and up to date on vaccinations.

Boo was adopted on September 7, 2011, by a lady in Long Beach who lost her last Schnauzer a few months ago.

Winston

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Winston is a 7 year old, 19 pound, male purebred Miniature Schnauzer, who we rescued from the Rancho Cucamonga shelter.

Winston loves people, children, and other dogs. When we first got him, Winston wanted to be the boss when with other male dogs, but he is getting along well with other male dogs now. Winston is a bit nervous about picked up and will snap if someone approaches him quickly. He has never bitten, however, to our knowledge.

Winston is good to go. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on shots.

Winston was adopted on September 6, 2011 by a retired engineer in Irvine who has owned Schnauzers before. He and Winston became instant friends as soon as they saw each other.

Chloe

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Chloe is not a Schnauzer—not even close. She looks like she might be a Papillon-Dachshund mix. Whatever her heritage, Chloe is very cute, and a real love. Mike, who worked for Joyce Nagel at her kennels in Palmdale, found Chloe running loose on the street and was been fostering her until he moved to Arizona.

Chloe is probably less than a year old. She is very friendly and gets along well with other dogs. She seems to love everyone she meets.

Chloe appears to be in good health. She is up to date on vaccinations. Chloe is not yet spayed, but that will be done before she goes to her new home.

We moved Chloe to Sonora where she was quickly adopted—in time to spend Labor Day 2011 in her new home.

Max

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Max is a 7 1/2 year old neutered black and silver male Miniature Schnauzer. He's house-trained and very clean. Unlike many Schnauzers, Max enjoys being groomed.

Max is very sociable and does well with children over 6, who are respectful of animals. Max is friendly with strangers in the house.

Max does not like being left alone or being crated. He doesn't chew or destroy anything when left alone, but he often barks a lot, which can disturb neighbors.

Max loves going for walks. However, he will bark at other dogs, and will chase wildlife if given the opportunity. He is excitable around people on wheeled objects, such as bikes, skateboards, etc. Max thus needs to be kept on lead when outdoors, and needs a harness because he pulls so much he can hurt his neck.

Max responds to his name, sit, stay, wait, lay down, come, come here, no, okay, go, and let’s go, run, treat, and down. (However, he does not come if called when off leash outside because of distractions.)

Max is housebroken, in excellent health, up to date on vaccinations, and his vet says he is youthful for his age.

Max didn't have to go far to get adopted. After fostering him for a while, the daughter of Max's former owner decided to adopt him.

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Ricky

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Ricky is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He is about 1 year old. He came to us from the Long Beach shelter, via a Long Beach rescue group which kindly got him cleaned up and neutered before bringing him to us. (We told them not to groom him since he is being fostered by Carol Hansen, one of the best Schnauzer groomers in California.) Ricky will look great once Carol does her magic on him. (We will post a new photo once he is groomed up.)

Ricky has a great disposition, gets along with other dogs and loves everyone.

Ricky is neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

Ricky went to his new home in Capitola on August 27, 2011, where he joins Duchess, a 4 year old female Yorkie/Miniature Schnauzer.

Buzz

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Buzz is a 1 year old male black Miniature Schnauzer, who came to us from the Solano County shelter in Fairfield. He was surrendered because his owners could not spend much time with him and he was getting very lonely.

Buzz is playful and has a fun loving personality. He enjoys playing ball and will bring it back to you—most of the time. He enjoyed the company of the other dogs at his foster home, but would probably also be fine as an only dog with a family who will let him be inside with them, rather than stuff out in the yard by himself. Buzz likes to be in the same room with you but is not clingy. So far, he does not jump up on the furniture or onto laps. He seems content to be near you but not demanding attention all the time. We do not yet know if Buzz would be good with toddlers but he should be fine with older kids. 

Buzz isn't yet completely housebroken but is learning quickly at his foster home. His foster mom says “He should get the hang of things pretty quickly.” He appears to be in good health, and is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Buzz was adopted on August 16, 2011 by a couple with another Schnauzer. His adopters renamed Buzz as Bailey.

Rosie

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Rosie is a 3 year old white Miniature Schnauzer. She was rescued by the San Francisco Bay Area Westie rescue group, who thought she was a Westie mix before they got Rosie groomed and could see what was underneath all the hair. When they uncovered a Schnauzer, they asked us to help find her a home by listing her on our website. Of course we were happy to oblige.

  Rosie is about 3 years old. She is very friendly and affectionate. She gets along well with other dogs, including the Westies in her foster home. Her teeth are in good condition.

Rosie is housebroken and is learning to use a dog door at her foster home. She walks well on a lead. The one bad habit of this otherwise perfect dog is that she will sneak out the door if given the opportunity.

Rosie appears to be in good health, will be spayed before placement, and is up to date on vaccinations.

In early August 2011, Rosie went to her new home in Napa, where she is an only dog and the cherished companion of her adopter, a lady in her 60s, who found her on this website..

Lucas

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Lucas (or Luke) is a real cutie. He is still very much a puppy. He was 1 year old in April.

Lucas is a little guy, only 13 to 14 pounds. He’s had a buzz cut. Once that has grown out, Lucas will be one gorgeous Miniature Schnauzer.

Lucas is already neutered, microchipped and up to date on his vaccinations. He just recently passed his heartworm test and has started the preventative.

Lucas is not cat aggressive but, like most terriers, will chase them if they want to race. He gets along just great with other dogs—doesn’t seem to have any dominance or food issues. He’s house trained and is comfortable with pet doors. He’s a playful puppy, but mature enough to listen and respond to basic commands. He knows “sit” and “stay” and comes when called while off the leash at the dog park.

Lucas needs a home with no toddlers. He was surrendered to us for re homing was because of a biting incident with a 2-year-old. (The owner told us that she had a spike training collar on Lucas and believes that the toddler grabbed Lucas by the collar, hurting him.) Lucas should be fine with older children, but we don’t want to take any chances with toddlers. Lucas just needs another chance to prove that he’s really a good boy. He is affectionate and loving, without showing possessiveness. He sings and gives kisses as soon as you get home, even if you have only been gone for a couple of hours. If you’re looking for a cuddly lap dog, Lucas would be the perfect fit.

Lucas was adopted in early August 2011 by a family in Valley Springs who have a Boxer named Hans. Hans and Lucas are quickly becoming good friends.

Hank (renamed Parker by his adopters)

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We got Hank from the Baldwin Park shelter the day before he was scheduled to be euthanized.

Hank is a male black and silver Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 2 years old. We are not positive if he is purebred. His head is all Schnauzer, but his body is kind of long for a Schnauzer. Hank is all natural, with uncropped ears and undocked tail.

Hank is friendly with people and with other dogs. We have not had him around young children or cats, so we do not know how he feels about them.

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

Hank went to his new home on August 7, 2011. He was adopted by a couple in San Dimas.

Holly (formerly Nellie)

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We rescued Nellie from the shelter in Devore, CA on July 19, just as she was about to be euthanized.

We thought that Nellie was a Schnoodle (a Schnauzer/Poodle mix), but when Joyce Nagel started to groom her, lo and behold, there was a gorgeous purebred white Miniature Schnauzer under all that hair! One of Joyce's client’s, seeing Nellie with her white coat and a green collar, said she was reminded of holly at Christmas. And so, Nellie became Holly.

The photo on the left is of Holly. The one on the right is the one the shelter had posted for Nellie. What a difference!

Holly is about 3 years old and loves everyone. She gets along well with other dogs. We have not had her around cats or small children, so we do not know for sure if she would like them too.

Holly appears to be in good health. She’s spayed, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations.

Holly was adopted on August 5, 2011 by a family from Valencia.

Bitzy

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We picked Bitzy up from the Chico Humane Society. We think she is about 5 years old.

Bitzy is a quiet, sweet natured girl. She enjoys the companionship of other dogs and snuggling on a human’s warm lap. She prefers women, being a bit timid around men. We do not know how Bitzy responds to children, but think she would do best with a retired woman or couple.

Bitzy comes when she is called. She is being leash trained and is working on learning other commands.

Bitzy has a good appetite and thus is a bit overweight. However, her foster mom has been working on getting off a pound or two off Bitzy before she is adopted.

Bitzy appears to be in good health. She has been spayed and is up to date on all of her vaccinations.

Bitzy cannot tell us about her former life, but the gratitude and love reflected in her eyes says it all.

Bitzy was adopted on August 1, 2011 by a retired lady in Auburn who has a Chinese Crested and a cat to keep Bitzy company.

Smokey and the Bear

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OK. We don't have Smokey, but the Bear is awfully cute. Bear is a male salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who is about 5 years old.

Bear was rescued about 4 years ago by his present owner who saw him on the streets eating from garbage cans. Unfortunately, changed financial circumstances and 2 toddlers have forced his present owner to find a new home for Bear.

Bear is well housebroken and clean. He does not chew or destroy anything lying around the house. And, miracle of miracles, he enjoys being groomed!

Bear is friendly with everyone and absolutely loves children. Bear walks well on a leash, but will bolt if given the chance, particularly if a cat is in sight.

Bear went to his new home on July 31, 2011.

Mr. T (now Ty)

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Mr. T proves that good things come in small packages. Mr. T is only about 10 lbs, but he is definitely part of the “A Team.” Mr. T came to us from the shelter in Hesperia.

Mr. T is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer. We believe he is about 4 years old.

Mr. T is friendly and likes other dogs. We have not had him around cats or young children yet.

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

Mr. T went to his new home in Simi Valley on July 31, 2011, where he was renamed Ty and joined Lucy, who was adopted from us on May 27, 2011. Lucy is even smaller than Ty. They have become close friends and Ty has helped Lucy become less timid and more outgoing.

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Schatze

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Schatze is a salt & pepper female Miniature Schnauzer, with a great smile, who is about one year old. Schatze was found running loose in Las Vegas by a dog lover who lives in Fresno. She listed Schatze with the Las Vegas shelter and no-one has claimed Schatze; and there is nothing more we can do to find Schatze’s prior owner since Schatze is not microchipped.

Schatze is super-friendly with people and gets along well with other dogs. In fact, she was delighted when we put a new rescue in with her and she had someone to play with. We have also found that Schatze is not food aggressive. We haven't had Schatze around cats yet, so we don't know how she is with them.

Schatze is housebroken and knows how to use a dog door. Schatze, however, is still very puppyish. She would benefit from a beginning obedience class and some practice walking on a lead.

Schatze is in good health and has sparkling white teeth. We had her spayed, and brought up to date on vaccinations.

Schatze was adopted on July 30, 2011 by a couple from Monterey who own a male Schnauzer named Andy.

Yuba Buddy (now named “Benjamin” or “Bennie”)

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Buddy is an 8 lb. salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer who came to us after his owner passed away and the family decided they couldn’t keep him. The owner's family thought he was about 2 years old, which seems reasonable based on his appearance.

Buddy is a sweet little guy who gets along well with everyone. He loves children and has never met a stranger he did not like. He is the perfect little lap Buddy. Buddy is not a barker, but he will vocalize when he needs to go out or is hungry. He is house broken, knows how to use a dog door and is crate trained for sleeping. We’re sure though that he would prefer sleeping with somebody. Buddy had not been introduced to a leash when we got him, but he is learning quickly.

Buddy appears to be in good health. He is up to date on vaccinations and neutered. His teeth are sparkling clean because we had them cleaned while he was being neutered. Just a cutie.

Buddy was adopted on July 27, 2011. He was last seen riding off to his new home in Citrus Heights in a brand new Mercedes.

Toby

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Toby is a very small purebred male Miniature Schnauzer puppy, chocolate in color. Toby was born on August 31, 2010. He weighed a little under 10 lbs. at 9 months. His parents both weigh about 9 1/2 lbs.

Toby is very friendly. He likes children and other animals. His present owner is giving Toby up because her present circumstances do not allow her to give him enough attention.

Toby has a heart murmur, which has been characterized as moderate to severe, but is otherwise in good health. The murmur is not causing Toby any problems at present, but could result in problems down the road—or not. Toby is neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Toby went to a great new home on July 24, 2011. Toby was adopted by a couple in Citrus Heights. Toby’s job is to help them recover from the loss in April of their beloved 13 year old schnauzer, who also had a heart murmur.

Reggie and Rudy

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We rescued Reggie and Rudy from a Northern California shelter in late May after a backyard breeder had surrendered the young litter-mates. We placed them together in a temporary foster home.

Both were shy and fearful. Neither had been groomed or neutered; and they had no record of any vaccinations. After 2 weeks in the temporary foster home, we decided it would be easier to socialize them if we separated them, since they seemed to cling to each other, rather than interact with humans.

Reggie was the more timid and frightened of the brothers. We hired an animal behaviorist to evaluate his progress. Reggie had several medical issues requiring attention, including two broken dew claws and an impacted tooth. We had to place Reggie in 3 separate foster homes before we found the right fit.

Rudy tested positive for heart worms. We placed him in a new foster home during the long and painful treatments. He would make dramatic progress in developing trust with his foster family, only to take several steps back when he was taken in for more painful therapy.

Getting the brothers ready for adoption was an arduous and expensive process. However, on Saturday, July 16, 2011 a true miracle took place. Both brothers were adopted on the same day into two different wonderful homes. Both dogs are now with their adopters 24/7—just what the doctor ordered.

Reggie lives with 2 Miniature Schnauzer house mates, who have taken Reggie under their wings (paws?). His progress has been nothing short of amazing. Rudy was adopted by a couple who have an 18-month old Miniature Schnauzer named Roscoe. Rudy and Roscoe have become best buddies. They go to the office for a few hours every day and sleep on the master bed at night.

Reggie and Rudy are living their new lives separately, but their new owners plan to let them visit with each other them some day. We’ll let you know how that goes.

A Boy Named Sue

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We didn't know what this little guy’s name was. We called him “A Boy Named Sue” because he was at the Lassen County Shelter in Susanville.

Sue is about 1 year old. He is a salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer, whose coat has become a beautiful silver color.

Sue is a well-socialized little guy. He walks well on a leash and is friendly with other dogs his size. He is clean in the kennels and so appears to be housebroken.

Sue was adopted on July 12, 2011. We wish him a great life and a name better than “Sue.” And we know that his adopters got a great little dog.

Benji

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Benji is a super friendly Miniature Schnauzer. He doesn't seem to have met anyone or anything he doesn't like. He's good with people, other dogs, and cats.

Benji is probably between 1 and 2 years old. He weighs about 22 lbs. He's an active guy who likes to play, play, play. However, he is an escape artist, so he needs to go to a home with very secure fencing.

Benji is housebroken, neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and in good health. His teeth are sparkling white, without a trace of tartar. He's all natural, with uncropped ears and undocked tail. He's smart too. Within 5 minutes after being shown the dog door, he was going in and out like a pro!

The photo on the left shows Benji as he arrived from the shelter. The photo on the right shows Benji after master groomer Joyce Nagel spent a few minutes trimming his head.

Benji went to his new home in Los Angeles on July 11, 2011, where he joins a female black and silver Miniature Schnauzer. Apparently, it was love at first sight. Yeah, Benji!

Nipsey Russell

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OK. You got us. Nipsey isn't really a Schnauzer. He's a 4–5 month old Miniature Dachshund puppy who Joyce was fostering as a favor to a Dachshund rescue group which kindly pulled several Schnauzers from the shelter for us.

Nipsey came to Joyce along with a full-size Dachshund with whom Nipsey became close friends.

Nipsey is extremely outgoing and affectionate. He's in good health, neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. And he has one advantage over Schnauzers in that he doesn't need to be trimmed. He's a wash and wear dog! Nipsey is perfect for someone who wants a very small dog. He weighs about 6 lbs now and will almost certainly top out at less than 10 lbs.

Nipsey went to his new home in northern California on July 11, 2011, adopted by a family who saw him on this website.

Charles Schultz

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Charles Schultz is a really sweet male black Miniature Schnauzer, who came to us from the shelter in Hesperia. We think he is about 2 years old. Schultz is all-natural, with uncropped ears and undocked tail. He is housebroken, neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. He has a particularly pretty head.

Schultz loves the other Schnauzers at his foster home. One of the photos shows Schultz with Schatzie, a white female Miniature Schnauzer who came from the Hesperia shelter at the same time as Schultz. They are greeting a Rottweiler in an adjacent pen. (Schatzie has already gone to a new home.) Schultz is very friendly and seems to love everyone.

Schultz was adopted on July 9, 2011. He is moving to Upland, where he joins a family with an Airedale.

Tasha

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Tasha is a purebred 1 1/2 years old purebred salt and pepper female Miniature Schnauzer. This really pretty little girl came to us from the Lancaster shelter.

Tasha gets along with everybody and plays with anybody willing to play with her. You won't find a sweeter dog anywhere. And she is even easy to groom— unusual in a dog this young. She appears to be housebroken.

Tasha is in good health. She is up to date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped. She has very pretty teeth (no tartar).

Tasha has set our speed record! She was adopted less than an hour after being posted on this website and on Petfinder! Tasha, now named Sophie, went to her new home in Bakersfield on July 9, 2011, where she joins a Schnauzer named Sam.

Kolohe and Mailie

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Kolohe (Rascal), 3 years old, and Mailie (sweet sister), 2 years old, are purebred male and female Miniature Schnauzers. They need a new forever home because their family is moving back to Hawaii and do not want to quarantine them for 4 months as required by law.

Kolohe and Mailie are devoted to each other and MUST go together.

  They are up to date on shots and generally well cared for. They do need to be neutered and spayed before going to heir new home. They will come with beds, collars and toys.

Kolohe and Mailie were adopted by a couple in Reno, NV, on June 30, 2011, just in time to celebrate their own Independence Day!

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Annabelle

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Annabelle is a 6 year old salt and pepper female Miniature Schnauzer.

Annabelle's owner had to give her up because of personal circumstances. Annabelle is housebroken and well-trained—she comes when called!—and is very friendly.

Annabelle likes other animals but prefers being an only dog so that she gets a lot of attention. Young children frighten her. Annabelle's present owner thinks she would be best with a retired person. Annabelle loves to curl up in someone's lap.

Annabelle is in good health, spayed, micro-chipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Annabelle has much to celebrate this July 4th. On June 29, 2011, she went to her new home with a retired lady in Mendocino County who, as is obvious from the photo, adores Annabelle.

Dodger

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Dodger is a male salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He was born on December 19, 2008, making him 2 1/2 years old. Dodger's owner needs to find a new home for him because her teenage children are heavily into sports and have no time to spend with Dodger.

Dodger weighs about 14–15 lbs., making him just below average in size for a male Miniature Schnauzer. Dodger is in good health, neutered, and current on vaccinations. His next rabies booster is due in April 2013.

Dodger is housebroken. He is good with most animals but sometimes wants to be the dominant dog. He has had obedience training. (Like most Schnauzers, he performs best when motivated by food treats.)

Dodger was adopted on June 27, 2011 by a retired couple in Roseville.

Lance

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Sir Lancelot (Lance to his friends) is truly a knight in shining armor. He is a purebred black and silver Miniature Schnauzer, who wakes up joyful every morning upon finding that there is still air to breathe. He truly believes everyone and everything on earth is here for him to greet and play with. He loves people, other dogs, and even cats. And look at that smile!

Lance is about a year old. He's in good health and good to go—neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Lance was adopted on June 27, 2011 by a Los Angeles family with children. Lance loved the kids and they loved him just as much.

Chloe

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This is Chloe.

Chloe is a pure-bred salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer. She is 4 1/2 years old.

Chloe is a cuddle-bug. She slept with her former owner’s son every night. Sadly, Chloe’s owner had to move from a home into an apartment, which allows cats but not dogs. (And Chloe was unable to meow well enough to fool the apartment manager.)

Chloe is house broken and comes when called. She is very sweet and gives lots of kisses.

Chloe appears to be in good health. She is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Chloe went to her new home in Anaheim on June 17, 2011. She joins a family with children. Chloe fell in love with the kids at first sight and the feeling was mutual.

Beau

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Beau is a 3-year-old male Miniature Schnauzer mix who was rescued from the San Martin shelter south of San Jose. He is silver with gray undertones, a striking boy. He has natural ears and a nicely curved undocked tail.

Beau is affectionate and friendly with every person he meets, and loves to wrestle and play chase with a young Schnauzer in his foster home. He knows his sit command and his foster mom is working on stay, along with leash training. After a first watchful day in his foster home and many trips outside, Beau has been good about not trying to lift his leg in the house. He sleeps quietly in a crate overnight.

Beau is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and microchipped, thanks to the San Martin shelter—Beau's ready to go!

Beau was adopted on June 15, 2011 by a dog trainer in Mountain View. She owns a Bichon mix, NuNu, who will be Beau's new companion.

Emily Rose

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Emily Rose (Emmy) is a “Schnoodle”—a Miniature Schnauzer and Poodle mix. (Her mother was a salt and pepper Schnauzer, and her father was the Poodle Next Door.) You can see Schnauzer accents in the colors of her gray and white coat, and Poodle influence in her curly fur and delicate face.

Emmy is 2 years old. She weighs about 18 lbs. She is very energetic, but can be quiet and companionable in the house. Emmy is crate-trained and totally housebroken. She even lets you know when she needs to go outside. She is a snuggle buddy and great lap dog. She does tend to startle easily at the sound of garbage bags and vacuum cleaners, and gets so excited when a leash is taken out that she does wheelies. Emmy would benefit from more regular exercise than her owners are able to give her. Emmy’s present owner has a cat who Emmy mostly ignores, so she should be fine in a home with a cat.

Emily Rose is spayed, and totally up to date on shots and vet work.

Emily was adopted by a wonderful family in Belmont on June 6, 2011. They have a big yard for her to play chase with her new friend Jacques, a young poodle-terrier mix. C'est l'amour.

Schatze

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Schatze is a female white Miniature Schnauzer, from the Hesperia shelter. She appears to be about 2 years old. Schatze is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Schatze seems to love everyone, gets along with other dogs, and loves kids. She and Charles Schultz (another rescue who came to us at the same time) became close buddies, as shown in the photo of them greeting a Rottweiler in an adjacent pen.

Schatze went to her new home in Hesperia on June 3, 2011, where she has another Schnauzer to keep her company.

Lucy

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Lucy is a female Miniature Schnauzer mix. She is about 2 1/2 years old and weighs about 8 pounds. She is spayed, micro-chipped and healthy.

Lucy's present owner adopted Lucy from a shelter after one of her rescue dogs died. However, she was not able to give Lucy enough attention because her older rescue dog is a special needs dog with medical issues that require time-consuming care.

Lucy's owner reported that Lucy was timid when she came from the shelter, but is much more out going now. Lucy is gets along well with other non-alpha dogs.

Lucy is house broken, uses a dog door, and has never had an accident at her present owner's home. Lucy can Sit/Down/shake/Back-up and is working on the stay command.

Lucy doesn't like loud sounds/or loud voices, and she takes a while (with treats) to warm up to visitors.

Lucy went to her new home in Simi Valley on May 27, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend.

Simon

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Meet Simon, a Schnauzer puppy, about one year old.

Simon just made his first trip to the groomer, where most of his coat had to be shaved. In about six months, with regular grooming, he is going to be a spectacularly handsome guy. He is salt and pepper (silver, with dark and light gray markings). His ears are not cropped, and they tip forward at the top in the cutest way. His facial markings are beautiful.

Simon was rescued from a shelter. He was quite a handful when he first arrived at his foster home two weeks ago. Since then, Simon has received training, affection and love. The difference within just 48 hours was amazing. He is completely house trained at his foster home.

Simon is incredibly smart and wants to please. Within 30 minutes, he mastered the doggie door. Within 12 hours, he was responding to his new name. He has learned “sit” and “down.” Simon is not a barker, and he doesn't jump on the furniture.

Simon has had a complete physical, including fecal and urine analyses. He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He had a heartworm test and has started his heartworm prevention.

Simon is loving and affectionate. Like all puppies, he needs love, patience and consistent direction, as well as regular exercise. He loves to play with other dogs. He doesn’t seem to be cat aggressive, but he is definitely “cat curious.“

Simon was adopted by a family in Rancho Murietta who had lost their prior Schnauzers to old age. Simon is reportedly doing very well in his new home.

Buddy

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Buddy is a neutered, purebred male salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer. He weighs about 14 lbs. We estimate his age at 6–8 years young.

Buddy was found as a stray around 2009. He then lived with a family with 3 children and a baby. They surrendered Buddy when they encountered financial problems and could no longer afford to care for him.

Buddy is housebroken but needs a rest room break every 4–5 hours, as he was used to having free access to a patio in the past. He has had zero accidents so far in the home of his foster mom.

Buddy doesn't have dental problems—his teeth are all good. However, he has lost one toe due to a malignant tumor on it. Fortunately, the veterinarians have determined that it had not metastasized before removal.

Buddy is super-affectionate and very active. He loves to go for walks and to run. At night, he likes to sleep right on his owner. Buddy needs some training, but he is trainable and responds wonderfully to affection. He is a little challenging of other dogs when going on walks but gets along with the other Schnauzer in his foster home. Given his activity level, Buddy would likely do best with a family with children above 8 years old.

Buddy went to a great new home on May 14, 2011.

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Socks and Patcher

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Socks and Patcher are 3 1/2 year old brothers (litter mates). Because they have never spent a day apart, they must be adopted together. The nice thing about adopting a duo is that you know they are compatible, and they keep each other company when the rest of the family is not around. These special guys have had a wonderful, loving home since birth. Through no fault of their own (owner’s health issues), they are now being cared for in a foster home in Pioneer until they can be placed together.

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Socks and Patcher are two completely different personality types. Like many brothers, they sometimes demonstrate sibling rivalry even though they love each other. Patcher (the slightly smaller brother) is the dominant personality, and Socks is the love bug. They sleep together, eat together, play together—in other words, they’re inseparable.

The boys are purebreds, complete with AKC paperwork and medical records. They are up to date on vaccinations, and they’ve been microchipped and neutered. Socks and Patcher are healthy, average-sized Miniature Schnauzers (weighing about 25 pounds). They’ve been raised with kids (teens and pre-teens), but don’t like cats. They like their diet of dry food, are happy to sleep in their shared crate space, and they’re house trained. Speaking of training, Socks and Patcher know all kinds of commands: “sit,” “stay,” “down,” and even “go to your room.”

The brothers come completely outfitted for their new family. They will bring their beds, collars, leashes, dishes and toys. About their toys, they love to play fetch. But, their favorite game of all is chasing soap bubbles! Their teeth are in good shape, because they like their dental bones.

Socks and Patcher were adopted quickly. They went to their new home on May 14, 2011, less than a week after they came into our rescue.

Max

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Max is a 7 years old black Miniature Schnauzer. Max is about 18 pounds.

Max's former owners say he is good with children. Max walks well on a leash, and the lady who groomed Max said he was a "groomer's DREAM!!!" (That's very unusual for a dog at a shelter who is usually frightened by all the changes.)

Max is neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations. His foster mom says he's a very sweet boy.

On March 8, 2011, Max was adopted by a retired couple in Santa Rosa, where he will join a female Lhasa Apso.

Rasco

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Rasco is a 3 year old pure-bred salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer. He needs a new home because his owner is seriously ill and can no longer care for him.

Rasco is in good health, current on all vaccines and will be neutered before he is placed.

Rasco is very affectionate. He has not been around very young children, but should be fine with children 8 or older. He likes cats and female dogs but probably would not get along with another male as he wants to be the alpha dog. Rasco knows how to sit and stay but has a bad habit of running out the door if it is opened without telling him to stay first. He is fully house-broken.

On May 7, 2011, Rasco went to a new home with an adopter and her daughter in Eureka.

Tommy

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Tommy is a purebred male salt-and-pepper Miniature Schnauzer who was rescued from the Yolo County Animal Shelter in Woodland. He was a matted mess when we got him, but after some grooming by our expert, Judy Sousa, a handsome Schnauzer emerged.

We estimate that Tommy is 4 to 5 years old. Tommy is definitely smart. He learned his new name immediately and also what “outside” meant. He is good with other dogs, friendly with people, quiet in the car, and quite affectionate. He has been so quick to adjust to inside living that we think he likely lived with a family. Tommy weighs 18 lbs. We had Tommy neutered and also had his teeth cleaned.

On May 7, 2011, Tommy went to a great new home in Ukiah where he will enjoy the companionship of two other Miniature Schnauzers.

Klaus

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Klaus is an 8 year old neutered, pure-bred salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer. Klaus is looking for a new home because his present owners are separating and are unable to keep him.

Klaus is in good health and is current on all vaccines. Best of all he is housebroken and good with other dogs. (Klaus regularly went to a dog park near his house.) Klaus will come with all his toys, coats, and beds.

Klaus was adopted on April 21, 2011 by a family in Citrus Heights who have a female Schnauzer and a female Cocker Spaniel to keep Klaus company.

Desi

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Desi was found wandering around in Vacaville by a collie owner. Her next door neighbor fostered him.

Desi is about 8 years old. He is very well behaved and gets along well with other dogs and with cats. (The photo of Desi with the cats was taken before he was groomed.)

Desi was adopted on April 17, 2011 by a couple who live in San Francisco.

Auggie

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Auggie is a salt & pepper male Miniature Schnauzer. He is about 3 years old. Auggie came to us from the shelter in Upland. They groomed him and took care of a wound on his leg. Auggie will look even better, though, after master Schnauzer groomer, Joyce Nagel, works her magic on him.

Auggie is very friendly and in good health. He has been neutered and microchipped and is up-to-date on vaccinations.

In April 2011, Auggie was adopted by a lady in Winnetka who plans to take Auggie to work with her.

Jack

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Jack is a 4 year old, neutered, salt and pepper Miniature Schnauzer, who was found in a field in Yuba County in September 2010. He spent a couple of weeks in the local shelter before we rescued him and placed him with a wonderful foster family.

Jack is a happy and friendly dog. He has a loud voice when he is feeling playful, but does not bark excessively. Jack can be energetic and boisterous when trying to get your attention, or he can just as easily be a big lover who cozies up next to you and is soon sleeping and snoring. He is a very sweet and affectionate boy!

Jack's foster family has young children and 2 female dogs who Jack liked. Jack is a smart people-pleaser and has been quick to learn! He is crate trained, and he mastered the doggy door in just 2 days! He is doing really well at going outside. 

Jack was adopted in early April 2011 by a nice couple in Sacramento with an older son who plans on making Jack his jogging partner! They were so happy to finally get another Schnauzer after losing their last boy to old age and illness 3 years ago, and are so glad about Jack being a part of their family.

Coco

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Coco is a 2 year old salt & pepper female Miniature Schnauzer.

Coco is friendly and loves lots of attention. Coco is spayed, potty trained to a bell on the door, and knows “sit,” “down,” and “stay”though she needs more work on “stay.”

Coco's family has decided to surrender her because their lifestyle and commitments do not allow Coco the time and attention she deserves.

Coco was adopted by a family in Modesto just in time for Easter (2011).

Toby

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Toby is a neutered male Miniature Schnauzer, about 4 years old. Toby was surrendered to the Yolo County shelter in Woodland by his owner who is having medical issues and can no longer care for Toby. Here are pre- and post-grooming photos of Toby. He now looks more like a Schnauzer and less like a mop with legs.

Toby is “Mr. Nice Guy”—a very sweet and good-natured boy, who is good with other dogs, and “really friendly” with children. (He lived with a 12-year-old and a 6-month-old.) Toby is polite with cats, interested, but will move away from them. Toby loves being around people and wants to be next to you. If you sit with him he will smother you with kisses. Toby does not mark outdoors or inside. He enjoys car trips with the family to visit their grandkids, and is a good passenger. Toby's foster family reports that Toby walks well on a leash, and comes when called.

Toby was somewhat overweight, so his foster family worked to help him lose weight, and also worked on conditioning him. Toby is up-to-date on vaccinations.

On April 7, 2011, Toby joined a family in Cupertino who already love him, and he will have many opportunities for socialization, travel, and fun."

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Dora

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Dora is a small black female Miniature Schnauzer. We think she is about 4-5 years old. Dora is on the small side for a Miniature Schnauzer, probably about 12-13 lbs. She's about 12" tall.

Dora seems to love everybody and loves nothing more than to be held and petted. She's getting along well with the other dogs in her foster home. She likes walking on a lead, but will need a little practice to walk in a relatively straight line rather than wandering around at random. She loves small kids who are gentle with her. Dora was very well behaved while being bathed and groomed. What a difference between how Dora looked when we got her and after master groomer Carol Hansen did her magic! Yes, that is really the same a-Dora-ble dog in both photos.

Dora hit the jackpot. She's now living in a penthouse condo on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. And her adopter will be sharing the condo with one of the world's sweetest dogs.

Dora is fully vaccinated and microchipped, spayed, and has shiny white teeth, now that they have been cleaned.

Ginny

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Ginny is a young, cute-as-a-button female black Miniature Schnauzer, who came to us from the Barstow shelter. Ginny is at the smaller end of the size range for Miniature Schnauzers.

Ginny is perky, loves people and gets along with other dogs. All she wants for Easter is a great new home with lots of love.

Ginny is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Ginny was adopted by a new owner in Manhattan Beach where she will be joined in about three weeks by a Schnauzer puppy to keep her company.

Blue

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Blue is a 14 month old purebred black & silver Miniature Schnauzer.

Blue is very friendly but a little timid. Blue was purchased by a lady who adored him, but then the owner's daughter, grandchild and Boxer moved in and Blue did not adjust to the additional hustle and bustle in the house, and especially to getting less attention from his owner. Blue will need a home with a little patience to expose him to new situations, without overwhelming him, until he gains more self-confidence.

Blue is healthy, neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. He appears to be house-broken.

Blue was adopted by a couple in Anaheim who are experienced Schnauzer owners and who will be getting a Schnauzer puppy in about three weeks to keep Blue company.

Angus

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Angus is a black & silver, male 1 year old purebred Miniature Schnauzer.

Angus' owners have 4 schnauzers and Angus does not get along with the others. Alone he is very affectionate and sweet, but a bit insecure and vocal.  He would likely be happiest in a one-dog home.

Angus is neutered, up to date on all of his vaccinations and is well groomed.

Angus was adopted by a friend of the prior owner, who saw him in our rescue listings.

Elmo

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Elmo is a 1 year old brownish black purebred Miniature Schnauzer. His owner had to give him up due to a job loss.

Elmo is a feisty little guy who loves the companionship of other dogs, big and small.  He has not been around cats or other animals, so we cannot say how he would be with them. Elmo likes children over the age of 10, but is somewhat nervous with younger children. He is 90% potty trained, and has an eager appetite. He is a bit rambunctious on a leash and will need some training there, but Elmo loves exploring and running in the outdoors.

Elmo is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all his vaccinations.

Elmo was adopted by a loving family in Roseville who have a two year old Miniature Schnauzer who has become Elmo's best buddy. The two dogs are inseparable, playing together throughout the day, with Elmo following his new brother everywhere. The entire family loves Elmo, who is helping them heal from the recent loss of their 15 year old pet.

Greta

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Greta is a female black and silver Miniature Schnauzer. She is about 3 years old. We rescued Greta from the Lancaster shelter. Unfortunately, she was so badly matted when we got her that we had to shave off most of her eyebrows and leg furnishings. She'll look a lot better after they grown back in.

Greta is very friendly, likes other dogs and gets along with cats. We haven't had her around children, but she probably will love them too. Greta appears to be housebroken because she hasn't messed in the indoor part of her run. She is spayed, microchipped and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Greta was fostered by Joyce Nagel in Palmdale. On March 26, 2011, Greta went to a new home in Huntington Beach where she joins a male Schnauzer. We are told that it was love at first sight when they met each other.

Heidi

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Heidi is a purebred 7 year old female Miniature Schnauzer.

Heidi was her owner's constant companion. Unfortunately, her owner has developed Alzheimer's and can no longer care for Heidi.

Heidi was recently taken to the vet for a checkup and given a clean bill of health. She is spayed and current on vaccinations.

Heidi is great around kids and other dogs, and she is is housebroken.

Heidi was adopted on March 26, 2011 by a family from Oregon, who kindly send us a photo of them with Heidi.

Corona

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Corona is a very friendly male Miniature Schnauzer who is about 2 to 3 years old. He came to us from the shelter in Corona, which kindly had him groomed and neutered.

Corona loves people and kids, and other small dogs, but may not be good with large dogs. One problem though: Corona is very protective of his family and tends to charge at people coming into the house. He needs a family willing and able to crate him or shut him in another room when strangers come into the house.

Corona went to a new home with a couple in the San Fernando Valley on March 11, 2011, where he will be join another Miniature Schnauzer. We hear they became good friends very quickly.

Pepper

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Pepper is a male salt and pepper, purebred Miniature Schnauzer. Pepper is 4-5 years old, but full of energy and acts like a puppy. He is neutered, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. We had Pepper's teeth cleaned too, so Pepper is READY for a new home!

Pepper loves everyone and enjoys playing with other dogs. We haven't had Pepper around small children or kids, but he seems to love anyone who will play with him. Pepper appears to be housebroken.

Pepper and Molly (just below) went to their new home in Stevenson Ranch on March 6, 2011.

Molly

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Molly is a female salt and pepper, purebred Miniature Schnauzer. Molly is 3 years old. She is spayed, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. We had her teeth cleaned too, so Molly is READY for a new home!

Molly knows her name and comes when called. Molly is very affectionate and gets along well with other dogs. She loves to run and play. We have not had her around young children or cats, but Molly seems to love anyone who will play with her.

Molly and Pepper (just above) went to their new home in Stevenson Ranch on March 6, 2011.

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Cody

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Cody is a purebred black male Miniature Schnauzer puppy. He has a white star on his chest and a perfectly placed white goatee.

Cody is 8 months old, neutered, current on all vaccinations, and microchipped. We had Cody's teeth cleaned too.

Cody is a big bundle of energy. He loves to play and gets along well with other dogs. He sings with delight whenever he gets to come out to play. Needless to say, he is super-affectionate.

Cody was adopted on March 5, 2011 by a family in Santa Barbara with a 9 year old boy and another Schnauzer for Cody to play with.

Anya

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Anya is 9 years old but acts and plays like a 2 year old puppy. She is a purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer.

Anya gets along well with people and children. Anya loves chasing and playing with toys and stuffed animals. She also likes to go on car rides. Anya has lived as a house dog, but enjoys playing outside as long as someone is playing with her or just staying outside with her. Once her human goes back inside the house or closes the door on her, Anya definitely wants back in.

Anya is in good health. We brought her vaccines current and had her neutered.

Anya went to a wonderful home in downtown Carmel where she will be greeting the tourists and taking long walks on the beach.

Stevie

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Stevie is a 3 year old Miniature Schnauzer mix who we rescued from the Yuba City shelter. Stevie has never met anyone or anything he did not love immediately. Unfortunately, Stevie had a problem—he had cataracts in both eyes and was almost blind as a result.

Our veterinarians told us that Stevie's quality of life would be greatly enhanced if he could have cataract surgery done. We initially considered doing only one eye but the veterinary ophthalmologist strongly recommended doing both eyes in case the surgery does not work well in one of the eyes. The cost, though, was a problem. The surgery and medications cost about $3,500, which is more than we could afford from our rescue fund if we are going to be able to take care of medical needs of other rescue dogs.

We asked for help with the cost of Stevie's surgery. Several generous people helped, including his adopters. Stevie had his surgery on February 2 and he can now see well! He first had an electroretinograph (ERG) test to be sure that his retinas were normal, since there would have been no point in removing his cataracts if Stevie would not be able to see after the surgery. When the ERG test showed normal retinal responses, Dr. Mughannam performed the surgery to remove Stevie's cataracts. Stevie began to look around as soon as he came out of the anesthesia. Stevie is much livelier and walks with much more confidence than he did before he could see where he was going.

A special thank you to rescue committee member Mary Alford who made several long round trips from Sonora to San Carlos to bring Stevie to Dr. Mughannam, first for the surgery and then for checkups. And a big thank you as well to Karen Melendy who fostered Stevie until he was adopted.

Stevie went to live with two retired sisters in Lincoln, near Sacramento with a female dog and several cats. By all accounts, he is having a great time there.

Magee

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Magee is a very friendly little guy, who would love a new home.

Magee is a salt & pepper neutered male Miniature Schnauzer, about 4 years old. Right now, he is somewhat overweight, but he's getting back into shape. He looks a little shell-shocked in the photo but he is much happier now.

We got Magee out of a high kill shelter in Central California. Joyce Nagel fostered him for a couple of weeks in Palmdale. After a couple of weeks with no inquiries about him, we took him up to Sonora. Less than a week after arriving in Sonora, Magee went to a new home in mid-February 2011.

Wayne

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Wayne is a neutered male, gray and white Miniature Schnauzer and Lhasa Apso mix. He looks cute in the photo, and he's even cuter now that he has been groomed. We estimated that Wayne is 5 years old, but he's likely younger because he acts very puppyish.

Wayne weighs about 19 pounds. He's healthy and he loves everybody. (If you will play with him, you are Wayne's best new friend.).

We had Wayne in Palmdale for several months but it is hard to get people to drive up to Palmdale when there are so many dogs closer in Los Angeles. Finally, we moved Wayne up to Sonora and, in only about a week, he was adopted! What's more, we got several more inquiries about Wayne in the few hours between the time he left for his new home and when we moved him from the page for adoptable dogs to this "placed" page.

Mikie

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Mikie is a handsome, salt and pepper purebred male Miniature Schnauzer whose elderly owner recently died. This dignified, well-mannered 4½ year old received the best of care before coming into rescue, spending his days with his devoted owner and his nights snuggling in her bed. He is fully up-to-date on all shots, and is neutered. Mikie is 14 inches tall, and weighs 18 lbs.

Since being in his foster home Mikie has learned to use a doggie door and is receiving obedience training. He knows sit, down, and come commands, and is working on “stay.” Mikie is very good with other dogs, loves people, and is housebroken. We have been told that he is good around children, as he used to play with the grandchildren of his former owner.

Mikie is not possessive with his toys, sharing even his favorite “McDuck” with the dogs in his foster home, then setting it before his foster mom for her to toss so he can retrieve it. He loves curling up in a warm lap, but waits for permission to do so before jumping up. This sweet little boy is usually quiet except when he flaps his natural, floppy ears.

Mikie was adopted on February 15 by a couple from Auburn with an 8 year old female dog. It was love at first sight. Thanks to Gloria Young for fostering Mikie.

Nemo

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Nemo is a 1 year old neutered male Miniature Schnauzer puppy. The family who bought Nemo was unable to keep him because their elderly parents, who were to care for Nemo by day, found an energetic puppy too much for them.

Nemo is housebroken and knows how to use a dog door. He is in good health and was fully vaccinated as of April 2010.

Nemo craves attention so comes to be petted quite often. He is good with kids and he is not a barker. Nemo is fearful of strangers for the first few minutes and then settles down.

Nemo is an athletic active dog. He'd likely benefit from going to a dog training class to become more relaxed around strangers and so the owners know how to prevent him from developing bad habits. Nemo was adopted by a San Francisco family on January 22, 2011. Unfortunately, while they adored Nemo and Nemo loved them, their other Schnauzer resented having competition for their affection, so we needed to find a new home for him.

We found one and Nemo went to a great new home on February 20, 2011.

Cooper

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Cooper is a purebred white Miniature Schnauzer, about 8 years old. He is friendly, eager to please, obedient, enjoys the companionship of people and gets along with other dogs. He is generally laid back and very well behaved. His favorite pastime is relaxing in the sun.

Cooper has been neutered, is updated on all his vaccinations, and just had a thorough teeth cleaning and other dental work. He is a healthy and happy boy.

Cooper's owner surrendered him (and Anya and Rina below) because she lost her job and had to move back in with her parents, who have their own dogs—three additional Schnauzers made too many dogs!

Unfortunately, Cooper's prior owner cut off his beard and leg hair. He will look much more “Schnauzery” when they have grown back in and he is properly groomed.

Cooper was fostered by Gloria Young in Santa Rosa. On February 10, 2011, Cooper was adopted by a family in Santa Rosa, who formerly owned a Malamute. We're told it was love at first sight on both sides.

Koby

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Koby is a black Miniature Schnauzer, about 5 years old. We rescued Koby from the Hesperia shelter.

Koby loves to run and play. Koby is very well behaved. In fact, he was a dream to groom. Unfortunately, when they groomed him at the shelter, they shaved the top of his nose and cut off all his eye brows. Koby will look even prettier when they grow back in.

Koby is very sweet. One of his favorite pastimes is crawling into someone's lap to give kisses.

Koby was being fostered in Palmdale by Joyce Nagel. He was adopted after less than a day on this website and Petfinder by someone who found him on the Internet. Koby says a big THANK YOU to Joyce and to Tim Berners-Lee who invented the Internet. (No, it was not Al Gore who invented the Internet.)

Rudy

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Rudy is a Schnauzer mix. He has natural ears and a natural tail. He is about 2 years old.

Rudy does not photograph well. He looks much nicer in person than he does in photos.

Rudy is a super-sweet, super-fun little dog. He loves everyone. Rudy loves to play with toys, especially rubber balls with squeakers in them. And when he has finished playing, he loves nothing more than rolling over and having his tummy rubbed.

We rescued Rudy from a City of Los Angeles shelter. Travelling north on February 7, 2011 was Rudy's lucky day. Rudy was adopted on February 8, less than 24 hours after arriving in Sonora. He is now living happily in his new home in Murphys.

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Katie

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Katie is a purebred black female Miniature Schnauzer. She is about 5 years old.

Katie was in a lot of pain and covered with tick bites when we rescued her from the Lancaster, California shelter. We had Katie checked out and found that she had a large bladder stone that was causing the pain. The stone has been removed, the ticks and fleas have been removed. Katie is feeling much better, and has become much more affectionate, though she is still somewhat reserved around strangers.

Katie was being fostered in Palmdale by Joyce Nagel of Southern California Miniature Schnauzer Rescue. On February 7, 2011, Bill Boutin and Kaylynn Reeb of Geyserville adopted Katie. Transporting Katie up north was a cooperative effort. John Hoffman took Katie from Palmdale, where she was being fostered by Joyce Nagel, to Merced. MSCSC member Jane Robb, a friend of the adopters, then delivered Katie to Bill and Kaylynn.

Katie is reportedly doing well in her new home where she joins three other rescue dogs. Yeah, Katie

Betty

Betty is one lucky Schnauzer!

Betty is a salt & pepper female Miniature Schnauzer estimated to be about 1 year old. She came to us from the Bakersfield shelter. The shelter did not know her name, so we named her Betty after Betty Crocker, the renowned baker.

Betty is super cute and super friendly. She will give a lot of love to whoever adopts her.

Betty was fostered by Joyce Nagel in Palmdale. Betty was a dirty mess when she arrived on January 29. Fortunately, Joyce got Betty groomed right away, because the very next day, on January 30, Betty was adopted by a gentleman from Monrovia who owns a Lhasa Apso. Betty and her new roommate hit it off immediately, so Betty will have a friend to play with as well as a great new home.

Schroeder

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Schroeder is a 6 1/2 months old purebred black male Miniature Schnauzer puppy.

Schroeder was surrendered by a single mom. He was a birthday gift for her 2 year old daughter from her now ex-husband. However, a lively puppy was too much for her to handle with 2 young children, and a 3rd on the way.

Like most “teenagers,” Schroeder looks lanky because he has not yet filled out. He has a wiry coat, very shiny black, and not much beard so far.

Schroeder is energetic and loves to play. Schroeder will need some obedience training and close watching because he likes to slip out the door given the opportunity. His foster mom is working on that and on leash training.  Schroeder was nervous and barky when his foster mom first showed up to get him, but settled down and was friendly after a while.

Schroeder was adopted on January 29, 2011, by a family who drove all the way from Lone Pine to Oakdale to see him. He joins a 4 year old rescued female Schnauzer mix, who quickly told Schroeder who would be boss. Fortunately, ever the gentleman, Schroeder said “fine, whatever.”

Rex

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Rex is a neutered purebred salt & pepper Miniature Schnauzer who was fostered by a Standard Schnauzer breeder in San Jose. The breeder took Rex in after someone else misidentified Rex as a small Standard Schnauzer because of his heighthe is about 16 inches at the shoulder.

Rex has a docked tail, uncropped ears, and is 5 years old. Rex is energetic and healthy, and his shots were updated during fostering.

Rex was in his foster home for almost a year before his foster contacted us. We were initially concerned because he seemed to prefer women to men, and we were unsure how he would react to other dogs. However, Rex showed much progress in his socialization in the month or so before he was adopted. He was friendly with several men he met during grooming and while meeting prospective adopters. He also liked other Miniature Schnauzers and a Chihuahua to whom we introduced him.

Rex was adopted on January 8, 2011 by a generous-hearted couple in Discovery Bay who are experienced Schnauzer owners and willing to work further with him. The photo shows Rex (right) at the Discovery Bay Marina with his proud owners (red jackets), their son, and new Schnauzer friends Macy (center) and Rocky (left).

Lucky

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Lucky is a purebred black neutered male Miniature Schnauzer. Lucky is about 5 years old and healthy. He has natural ears and a natural tail.

Lucky's owners surrendered Lucky after he spent about 3 years in a backyard with a friendly pit bull. Lucky had not been groomed in 3 years. His back was covered with matted "dreadlocks", except for the rear third which was devoid of hair because he had been scratching flea bites. We had Lucky neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, and groomed by Carol Hansen, one of the best Schnauzer groomers in Southern California. The fleas are gone, the sores are healed, and much of his hair has grown back where it was missing.

Lucky is very friendly. He loves people, including kids. He likes other dogs. We don't know how he'd be around cats since we have not had him near any, but the odds are that he'd love them too since we haven't found anything Lucky does not like. The one downside to Lucky is that he'll require some work in the housebreaking department because he has not been in a house since he was a puppy.

Lucky was adopted in January 2011.

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