About Us

Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas (MSRNT) is a group of caring people who volunteer to rescue and secure loving, permanent homes for Miniature Schnauzers in North Texas and surrounding areas. We have rescued over 1,700 dogs as of 2018.

Schnauzers entering the MSRNT rescue program may have been picked up as strays by local animal control services, and then rescued from the shelter by MSRNT.  They may have come from abusive surroundings or from previous neglectful owners.  They may have been surrendered to the organization by individual owners whose financial or living situations dictate that they can no longer care for the animal.

Regardless of their backgrounds, all rescued dogs are fully examined and evaluated by a licensed veterinarian and provided with the necessary medical care or rehabilitation.

All animals receive veterinarian-prescribed heartworm and flea prevention regimens, as well as rabies, Bordetella, and DHPP vaccinations, and a dental treatment if necessary.  If they are still able to reproduce, they are spayed or neutered before being placed in foster homes.

While in foster care, dedicated MSRNT volunteers work with each dog, devoting their personal time to learn how the dog behaves in a private home setting.  They socialize the dog, provide some basic obedience training and work on ‘house manners’ (if needed) for each fostered Schnauzer.

The organization does accept dogs that require medical care, and does not euthanize animals.  Adoption fees cover less than half of what MSRNT spends per dog getting it physically ready for adoption, and must rely upon fundraising events and private donations to bridge the gap.  MSRNT has formal 501(c)(3) non-profit status, and adoption fees and all other donations made to the group are tax-deductible for the donor.

For more information about MSRNT, please download our brochure in PDF format. MSRNT_Brochure

We would appreciate your help in building awareness among Schnauzer enthusiasts about Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas.  Our goal is to promote rescue, and hope that more people will ‘opt to adopt’ rather than purchasing an animal.  We have Miniature Schnauzers available for adoption to qualified homes, and always need donations and additional volunteers to help in many different ways.  Additional funding is critical to our rescue efforts.  We greatly appreciate your support!