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The San Joaquin Miniature Schnauzer Club (SJMSC) Rescue Committee conducts activities that contribute to safeguarding the breed. The purpose of the committee is to liaison with northern California shelters, organizations, and individuals in order to link Miniature Schnauzers in need of a loving home with people who have committed to adopt dogs in need. The committee coordinates rescue intervention so that adopters and dogs are put in contact as quickly as possible.

The Miniature Schnauzer in need of rescuing is usually an older dog, although older puppies and young adults are sometimes in need. The dog that enters rescue may come from a loving home but the owner is no longer able to care for the animal for a variety of reasons. Dogs found running lose are picked up by animal shelters or individuals and may enter rescue that way. The stories and the needs are all unique and dogs under the advocacy of the rescue committee are considered in immediate need.

Placing dogs in need with people who provide a home with stable love and care is the true reward for everyone involved. If you would like to adopt a rescued Miniature Schnauzer please contact us by completing the SJMSC Rescue Adoption Application (click here) and sending  the completed signed form to: The SJMSC Rescue Committee, c/o Brenda Couey, P.O. Box 1061, Lower Lake, CA 95457. If you have questions or are aware of a Miniature Schnauzer in need of rescue please e-mail the SJMSC Rescue Committee (click here or send e-mail to rescue@sjmsc.com) or phone (evenings only please) at (707) 350-1233.

The following dogs are available from their current foster homes:

Dog Foster Home E-mail

Dogs are available.  Please call Brenda at (707) 350-1233.




Additional assistance in other areas may be obtained by viewing the American Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue (click here).

Disclaimer: The San Joaquin Miniature Schnauzer Club Rescue is committed to helping save the lives of Miniature Schnauzers whose owners are unable to keep them but cannot guarantee or accept any responsibility for the health, temperament, or any other aspect of animals obtained through rescue.

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Last modified: February 22, 2009