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  schnauzers better signschnauzers and kidsThe pictures of these children with their schnauzers should bring a smile to your face, but it should also make you think about safety. Children need to be taught about the proper ways to treat dogs before a dog is brought into the home.  Even the most loving and gentle dog can snap or even bite if they are teased or if they have their fur pulled or if they are fearful or if grabbed suddenly, for example. Common sense tells us that the younger the children the more closely they should be supervised with a schnauzer or any dog especially when the dog is new in the home and for several weeks after that. Never allow your child to get his face near the face of a dog that is new or unfamiliar. Teach them to read the dog's body language. If a dog has his tail down or ears back, that often shows signs of discomfort.  If a dog ducks his head and holds very still, this too should be a signal for caution. When dogs receive structure and basic training and when they are well cared for and kept secure, they can make wonderful family members and as such should be respected and given space when needed. Schnauzers, as a breed, are naturally protective of their family so a new schnauzer should be introduced to new people and the friends of your children fairly early and with proper structure and supervision. Not every schnauzer will be suitable for a family with children, but many are. When it comes to safety- training, love, and ongoing supervision are key to making your dog and your children safe, happy, and comfortable together.
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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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PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER...

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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HELP US HELP THEM!
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
Schluv4u2@bellsouth.net  

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