About Us

Who We Are

Miniature Schnauzers & Friends Rescue is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit pet rescue organization based in the Los Angeles South Bay area. We are a small group who has been rescuing dogs, primarily miniature schnauzers in our community since 1998. We rescue and place approximately 100 dogs per year. We are an independent rescue organization and are not affiliated with any breed club or any other rescue organization, we have our own adoption policies and procedures. We do not have a kennel, our dogs are either in foster care or boarding situations until we find them loving permanent homes. We are a small organization and handle a limited number of dogs... while we know we aren't making even the slightest dent in the number of homeless dogs, we know we are make all the difference to the ones that we are able to save. Most of the dogs we get come from the Los Angeles area shelters but we sometimes take in owner surrenders as space permits. Although we specialize in Miniature Schnauzers, we will usually have dogs of other various breeds and mixes available for adoption. Please note that we are not a source to get purebred puppies as purebred puppies in rescue are very rare.

Our Mission

In the greater Los Angeles County shelters alone an average of 475 pets are euthanized daily. There just aren't enough homes for them all. Our mission is to help provide animals a second chance to have a happy life and to help reduce pet overpopulation. We save dogs in need and provide them with proper care and foster homes while they await adoption. We evaluate the dogs the best we can in order to place them into loving homes that best suits their needs as well as potential adopters needs. We also try to educate the public on how to be responsible pet owners and the on the importance of spaying and neutering their pets. The only real solution to pet overpopulation is through spaying and neutering pets. And please remember before you adopt a pet, the committment needs to be for the lifetime of the pet... if you can't make that type of commitment, please rethink getting a pet. The shelters are full of animals there were once adopted or purchased by people who may have had the best intentions at that time but just didn't give enough thought about it being a 12-15 year commitment.

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