Thursday, October 27, 2016




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After adopting 12 year old Hank, Julie Clark said, “I’d adopt a senior schnauzer any day.”

When she was offered an 8 and ½ year old female, Deborah Hammock was not sure she wanted a senior after recently losing her older schnauzer. But she took the chance and now says, “No matter how many years Maggie and I have together, I am sure they will be good years.”

Lisa Friedman said, “Since adopting 8-9 year old Sasha I have not thought any more about her age, and I encourage everyone to consider adopting a senior.”

Karen Mason loves seniors and said, ”I just want to make their last years the best years of their lives.”

Carola Chaurero adopted Zach who was at least 13 years old and she said, “He was so mellow and loving. I had him for two years and wish it was longer, but am grateful for the time we had.”

Sheri Abrero adopted a younger senior Ruly (age 7) to be a companion for her 14 year old female, Jesse. Sheri said, “Ruly was the perfect buddy and right from the start stayed near Jesse’s side.”

Janice McGowan already had an 8 year old schnauzer named JoJo, so she had no hesitation adopting 8 year old Reece. Janice said, “Reece is the perfect dog for my family!”

Susan Barnes said even when she filled out her application she had already decided to help any pup who needed a forever home regardless of its age.

Amy Bonds said George was 10 when she adopted him through SLR and she went on to say, “He is the best dog I have ever had, never had an accident in the house and was great on leash and in every way. I got just as attached to him as dogs I have had from the time they were puppies.”

Karin Seabrook said, “We adopted SLR’s Beck who was 10 years old, and he has been an absolute joy and has fit in great with our family.”

Amy McGarrell who adopted 10 year old Charlotte said, “Senior dogs are worth it. They will love and cherish you for coming to their rescue when others did not want them. It is a bond like no other.”

No one wants to think about that day when you beloved schnauzer will have to cross the Rainbow Bridge, but you can even adopted a young dog and find your heart broken if they become ill. Please set your own feelings of fear aside and give a senior schnauzer a chance, They will verify you made the right decision!

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Thinking of adopting a rescue Schnauzer?

Please give some thought to the commitment you are about to make.

  • Many rescues come to us from difficult situations that involve rehabilitating them to one degree or another.  Some have housebreaking or marking issues, others need socialization and ALL of them need a period of adaptation after going to their forever homes.

  • If you are expecting a perfect dog when adopting a rescue, you're at the wrong place.  All these rescues can become wonderful companions.  It depends on how much time YOU are willing to spend with them.  Obedience or agility classes are always a great way to bond with your new companion.

  • Many rescues going to a new home will have accidents initially.  Having been uprooted at least twice, they will be nervous, - the same way you would be if someone placed you in a totally strange environment.  It's a time of transition for them and it is often frightening, even though you may have much love to offer.  They will need some understanding and time to adjust to their new homes.   

  • If all you want is to feel good because you rescued a Schnauzer, please don't  waste  the precious time our volunteers  spend finding good homes for these wonderful rescues.

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Schnauzer Love Rescue is an organization of volunteers, most of whom have full time jobs in addition to doing rescue work.  They dedicate a great amount of personal time to ensure these rescues get the second chance they deserve.

All dogs coming into our rescue program receive a full veterinary examination, are brought up to date on their shots, checked for worms, and are spayed or neutered before we release them to their forever homes.  This is done at considerable expense to our organization.  The adoption fees often don't cover all the vetting fees, especially when there are additional procedures required to restore the dog's health.

Our rescues are always fostered for a period of time to determine their temperament.  This helps us ensure we find a suitable home that will result in a forever match.  This takes time.  We also do a Home Visit with the adopting family to ensure a good match, and to ensure the safety of our pets in their new homes.  All this takes time.

Please be patient so we can find the right Schnauzer for you.

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Tax deductible donations can be mailed to :
Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc.
attn: Marty Morgan, President
1356 Stonecrest Drive
Birmingham, AL 35235
or for donation information email

You can also make much appreciated donations through the PayPal button below.
 Thanking you in advance for your support.


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In case of a Miniature Schnauzer Emergency in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee call 1-772-359-6884
Please only use this number for actual emergencies.
Otherwise email.

SLR, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit Rescue Organization devoted to finding homes for all Miniature Schnauzers. We help abandoned and unwanted dogs and those whose families need to relinquish their pet. We take great pride in our "Family Match Program" where we place available pets with the family that matches that pet the best. Sometimes it takes more time, more travel, and more work, but it's worth it in the end for the pet and new owner!  Currently we have 46 wonderful foster homes within the 6 state area to handle the steady flow of minis needing new homes. We are always happy to provide references of satisfied owners. Want to get involved in rescue? Send us an email schluv4u2@bellsouth.net There is always a need for more volunteers! The dogs thank you and we thank you!

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Schnauzer Love Rescue, Inc.  A Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) Corporation

1356 Stonecrest Drive, Birmingham, AL 35235

EMAIL- schluv4u2@bellsouth.net