Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Inc. - serving the Pacific Northwest

Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Inc., (MSR) of Portland, Oregon was founded in 1988 with the sole purpose of finding homes for Miniature Schnauzers that are homeless through no fault of their own.

Adopt a Miniature Schnauzer

Learn more about our adoption process and complete an Adoption Application to get on our wait list.

Rehoming Your Miniature Schnauzer

If you are no longer able or willing to care for your Miniature Schnauzer, you should first contact the breeder from whom you purchased your pet. If the breeder is not able to help, please complete and submit our Pet Profile questionnaire. You may be asked to have the dog brought up-to-date on required vaccinations and/or groomed prior to surrender. We may need time to arrange for a foster home for your dog once it enters our rescue program. Unless it is an emergency, please be patient.

We strongly discourage surrendering your dog to a shelter. Miniature Schnauzers generally do not do well in a shelter environment. Their behavior is often mistaken as aggression and they will likely be euthanized. Please, don't risk your pet's life.

2015 Adoption Counter

5 Schnauzers have been adopted to date in 2015!
[24 Schnauzers in 2014! 29 Schnauzers in 2013 and in 2012! 30 in 2011. See prior years.]

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Thank you very much!

Six Puppy Mill Minis

This is Oscar.
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This is Oscar, one of the puppy mill minis.

ALL 6 PUPPY MILL DOGS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED! Thanks to the families who opened their hearts and homes to these special pups- this is truly what "rescue" is all about.

In August 2014, we worked with other rescue groups to rescue over 70 mini schnauzers, aged puppy to 5, who were living in deplorable conditions on a N. California rural property.

The dogs have had little human contact and lived outdoors in the dirt with only sheets of plywood to burrow under. They had no vet care and had never been groomed.

We accepted 6 dogs into our foster homes and all of them have been adopted into permanent forever homes. Thank you!