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Save A Schnauzer
Who We Are
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Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of Houston, Inc. (MSRH), is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization sponsored entirely by donations.  We are dedicated to the never-ending, sometimes overwhelming, task of saving the lives of abused, abandoned, and/or unwanted Miniature Schnauzers who have lost their homes through no fault of their own.


We do not operate a shelter.  Most of our dogs reside in loving foster homes, until they find their perfect forever home.  Others spend time in a veterinary clinic for treatment, if needed, and a few may be kept in boarding where they can get training due to social issues.   Many of our dogs come to us healthy.  Others are sick or injured.  They may come to us from shelters, from the streets, from puppy mills or from owners who cannot, or will not, care for them any longer.  In almost all cases, at least in their recent past, they have not felt the security of a loving home.


Our goal is to ensure these fine dogs get healthy, never again face life in a dangerous situation, and instead live in a safe, loving, and secure home for the rest of their lives. Since February 2000, we have orchestrated over 3,000 adoptions.


Look first at the bottom of this article and you will see what this sweet little 3 yr. old Schnauzer looked like when she came to MSRH.  Piper had a rough start, believed to have been abandoned on the streets for months, this has caused her to have severe separation anxiety.  She was immediately seen by our veterinarian who gave her all her shots and a good examination.  MSRH was also told that she should probably be sedated before we would be able to shave off her hair which was terribly matted and dirty. Our excellent groomer worked on her for 3 days trying not to stress her out and only working on her for short periods of time.  The pictures at the top of this article are her today.   She is a special girl that needs extra patience and attention. 

Piper seems to get very possessive with the human she bonds with and will do better with a female.  She was not house trained, or crate trained but her foster mom has worked with her, and she is doing very well with both, she has learned the squirt water bottle technique when she doesn't stop barking or is growling at the other dogs and this has helped.  Using a squirt bottle, is a non-aggressive behavior correction method. Her Foster Mom's recommendation if at all possible, she should go to a home with a female owner, no children, no other dogs.

This little girl deserves a forever home with someone who can understand what she has probably been through and love and teach her that there is a much better life for her!

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If you are interested in any of our Schnauzers that are ready for adoption, please complete an Adoption Application, and an Adoption Counselor will be in touch with you.

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Adoptable Dogs

Please visit our For Adoption, Just Arrived and Waiting in the Wings pages for detailed descriptions for each dog and to view all of our dogs available for adoption.  If you see one you are interested in, please complete the Adoption Application under the Forms tab.  We do not have a facility where you can view our rescues, as all of our Schnauzers are in foster homes.  When you are approved as as adopter, we will be happy to set up meetings with any of our rescues.  


                                MSRH IS IN DESPERATE NEED OF FOSTERS!


As we are getting many calls from both shelters and people who are no longer able to care for their pet, we are rescuing more Miniature Schnauzers.  With summer schedules, many of our Fosters are unable to help.  If you have time and would like to foster a Miniature Schnauzer, please go to the Forms tab and complete the Foster Application.  We most certainly appreciate your help!

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