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Tuesday, January 24, 2017



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Schnauzers are great dogs.  No one reading this right now would dispute that fact. And you can see from the pictures above that they can make great family pets and can be trusted with children,  However, and this is a big however, not all schnauzers are good with children, especially small children.  Because schnauzers are terriers they have a built in instinct to go after small prey.  Crawling babies and toddles are not good companions for some schnauzers.  Rescue dogs, in particular, must be carefully matched to families with children. This is one reason we ask our foster homes to keep their foster dog for at least 3 weeks so they can evaluate their temperament and determine if it would be suitable for a family with children. Schnauzers are also very protective of family members so new owners need to be aware of their new schnauzer when visitors (children and adults) enter the home. Practice good dog safety and teach your children to not put their face in front of a dog, especially a dog that is new to them. Children must be taught and shown how to respect their schnauzer as well as love it. We would like to make many families happy with a child friendly schnauzer if they will be patient to wait for just the right match. Don't you agree- there is nothing sweeter than a child with his or her dog?
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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
 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