Here are some commonly asked questions about rescue schnauzers:
Q- Where can I come to see the dogs you have listed?
A- We are not a kennel and do not have a central facility. Our dogs are
located in foster homes throughout the Mid-Atlantic region so we can
evaluate their personality and find the best home for each Schnauzer. We limit
adoptions to people within a reasonable driving distance of these homes to
facilitate adoptions and follow-up. Visitations are therefore not possible. We do
meeting/adoptions. Once we have approved your application as a
possible match for a particular Schnauzer, we will set up a time
and location for you to meet the dog and if everything goes well
when you meet, we go forward with the adoption.
Q - How can I have SRM place my schnauzer for me?
A – Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and request our information form
or call us at (301) 776-7370. Once you supply us background information
about your dog, we can immediately begin the process of finding a home for
Q- Why do people turn over their pets to rescue?
A- Often people’s living circumstances change – for example, due the birth
of a child, a job change or a move – that make it impossible for them to
continue caring for their pet. These people choose rescue because they know
we screen prospective homes and look for the best home for their beloved
Q- Why should I pay for a rescue when I can buy a schnauzer
puppy for less?
A- First, the funds you give our organization are NOT payment. They are a
donation to help partially defray the veterinary costs we incur and to help
our public education mission. Second, some "inexpensive" puppies
may come with an additional "cost." Please read the
section about puppy mills.
Q- Can I get a puppy from schnauzer rescue?
A- While we do get dogs of all ages, most rescues are dogs over 3 yrs. old.
Many are aged 5 and older. So when considering a rescue, we ask that you be
open to the possibility that these dogs offer – generally, they are already
socialized, housetrained and ready to be a part of your family.
Q- Why do you only rescue schnauzers?
A- In fact, as individuals we don’t! Many of our members participate in
various rescue efforts (including cats!) However, this site and organization
are devoted to miniature schnauzers, since most of us have an expertise in
their care and a particular affection for the breed.
Q- Do Rescue dogs have behavioral or medical problems?
A- Our foster homes evaluate
the dogs for potential behavior problems and our rescue vets evaluate them
for potential medical problems. We make full disclosure of any problems
detected – after all, we want the dog to be loved and cared for in his or
her new home. However, we make no guarantees as to the health, fitness, or
demeanor of each dog.
Q- OK I’m ready to adopt! How do I get started?
A- Before you can be considered to adopt any Schnauzer you must
first apply online at:
www.schnauzerrescue.net. You will be asked about your preferences for a dog
(age, sex, personality, etc.) if any and you will need to supply current
references. Fill out the application completely and submit the application
through the website. We will review your application, check your
references, and let you know when you are approved for adoption. Adoption
approval does not guarantee your eligibility for any particular dog.
However, you may indicate which dog(s) interest you when you apply.
Q-How does the adoption process
A- We list all available Schnauzers with photos and descriptions
If you see a Schnauzer you are interested in adopting you can
email the person listed. Successful adopters take an active part
in the process by letting us know which dog(s) they are
interested in adopting.
I submit the application, when will someone contact me for a
A- We are all volunteers (who work full time and have our own
family and dogs to care for) so our adoption process does not
always move as fast as our adopters (or we) would like. It is
impossible for us to contact each person who applies to adopt a
Schnauzer, however, we do look at all applications. Successful
adopters email the person listed to let them know of their
interest in that Schnauzer-and they are patient!
Click on any of these topics for more details
Apply on Line | Foster Home Info.
| General Rescue Info.
Available Dogs |
Contact Us |
Rescue Links |
Humane Education |
Schnauzer Gallery |
HOW TO ADOPT
P.O. Box 5034 Laurel, MD 20725-5034
PHONE OR FAX: (301) 776-7370
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