St. Louis Schnauzer Rescue

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Who We Are

St. Louis Schnauzer Rescue is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization that places unwanted or abandoned schnauzers into pre-screened homes. Most of the dogs we rescue come from shelters, although we do occasionally have dogs that were turned in by their owners for various reasons.

All dogs are seen by a vet and given all shots, tested for heartworms, spayed or neutered, treated for any known illnesses or medical problems, micro-chipped and groomed.

We do not have a shelter, all of our rescued schnauzers stay in loving foster homes until a forever home can be found. Also, if you submit an application we will arrange a time for you to visit and meet the dog that you are interest in.

You can send an online application here Adoption Application

Adoption Process

St. Louis Schnauzer Rescue requires a completed adoption application & home screening. Prospective homes must meet adoption criteria & live within 150 miles of the St. Louis area so that if the adoption doesn't work out, we can get the dogs back into our rescue. If you are not in our area, check the links at the bottom of this page for a rescue in your area.

St. Louis Schnauzer Rescue requires a securely fenced in yard for the safety of our rescued dogs. (Invisible fencing is not considered safe or secure). SLSR does not adopt rescued schnauzers into homes with children 8 years of age or younger. We require a reference from YOUR (not a friends, relatives, etc.) Veterinarian to make sure the new family has been a responsible owner with current and previous pets (shots, heartworm, etc.) We do not knowingly place dogs that bite or are terminally ill. We do not adopt dogs out as a surprise or a gift. We MUST talk to the person who will be adopting the dog, NO EXCEPTIONS. In all cases, the final placement decision is based on the suitability of each dog for a particular home and will not be made until the application has been approved, references checked and the homevisit has been completed. We reserve the right to reject those applicants that do not meet our adoption criteria.

More dogs are always coming into rescue. Sometimes they are never posted if we have a suitable approved adoption application on file. If you don't see something that fits your needs right now, please submit an application so we can keep it on file.

For an Adoption Application CLICK HERE

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fee ranges from $150-$400 depending on the dogs age and whether it is purebred or mixed. The adoption fees for specific dogs are listed in their Petfinder description.

If you are unsure as to whether you can afford or commit to a dog for the rest of it's life, (regardless of whether you move, change jobs, or get divorced) then please re-think your decision to adopt a dog. Adoption is for the rest of the DOG?s life

Help needed!

We are in need of volunteers to help with fostering and adoption events. If you can spare time to help us, Please give us a call.
St. Louis Schnauzer Rescue
Phone: 314-600-3296


Chicago Miniature Schnauzer Rescue

Kansas Miniature Schnauzer Rescue

More Rescue Contacts

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