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Adopt a Miniature Schnauzer

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 and would love to have another forever home. Most of the dogs are owner surrenders, some come from shelters where they have been unclaimed.

When a dog comes to MSR, they live with one of our wonderful volunteers in a loving "foster home," until the right people are found to adopt them. During their stay in foster care, the dog's behavior is assessed as well as its physical condition. The average age of dogs in our care is 3 - 7 years. Learn more...

2014 Adoption Counter

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

Murphy and Ever
Murphy and Ever need a home! Together.
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Murphy and Ever need a home! Together.

Murphy and Ever are 5-year-old purebred littermates (brother & sister) mini schnauzers who came into rescue after their family had a baby and didn't feel that they could trust Murphy with the baby as he has some mild resource guarding issues – you would defend your rawhide bone too! Other than the manageable resource guarding, these two are angels with no bad habits, housetrained, leash trained and sweet as can be. They will bark at other dogs on walks but they correct easily. They lived with cats unsuccessfully and will chase them so they cannot be adopted to a home with cats. We also do not adopt to homes with children under age 8.

Adoption donation is $350 for both dogs. If you are interested in adopting these two, please complete our Adoption Questionnaire and mention that you are interested in Murphy & Ever in the comments section. We can arrange a meet-and-greet and a home visit. MURPHY AND EVER MUST BE ADOPTED TOGETHER. They are a bonded pair and cannot be separated.

For questions, please email: Thank you for your interest in rescue.

Why not give a Schnauzer a forever home today?

Six Puppy Mill Minis
need HOMES!

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

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. Because the dogs are fearful & unsocialized, they will need months of foster care to learn to trust humans and to learn basic manners before they can be placed into permanent homes.

If you are extremely patient, have an understanding of dogs that need time to adjust, and are interested in adopting one these special pups, please email with a description of your lifestyle and qualities you seek in a dog.

Your donations help!
Thank you very much!

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