Happy Tails


Adopted 02/09/18

Our angel Dolly’s Story:

The ride away from her foster was a sad, quiet ride for Dolly.  I know she felt abandoned (again),  and this made me so sad.  But when we got out of the car and into our home, her disposition changed dramatically.  She met my son and instantly bonded.  We played with her on the floor for what felt like hours.  Then my husband came home, and Dolly retracted into a shy girl again and ducked for cover.  It was only minutes later that very first night, however, that she knew she was home for good.  From that evening on, she has continued to o shine more brightly and play more joyfully every day!

She is a dream pup in every sense.  She is so well behaved and has the best manners.  She sits on command and will even fetch toys to be thrown again and again.  She is more puppy than her age tells.  She wants to play constantly, and she rotates among all three of us.  Dolly has warmed our hearts and allowed us to love a fur baby again.  We waited almost two years after the passing of our beloved greyhound Ladeda, not knowing if we could love like that again, but Dolly has shown our hearts there is a way.  She is truly perfect, and we feel blessed to have her. We are grateful to MRSNT for nudging us along to keep trying until we found Dolly.  We are forever thankful for this sweet girl who came to us from such an amazing group of people.

The Fittz Family


Adopted 01/10/2015

Hi, Y’all!  Just sharing a photo of my angel.  Today is the day that we celebrate love.  It is one of my favorite holidays.  Sparkle got into the spirit of the day…OK, she really had no choice!  Hope she brings a smile to your face.



Adopted 01/27/18


I can’t begin to even explain how happy it makes us to have Charlie (Chapi) in our lives.  It was very difficult losing our Kody to cancer a while back.  They just give so much to enrich our lives.  Kody just made me fall madly in love with the Mini Schnauzer breed – they are so loving and devoted.   Can’t imagine my life without one.  So I just knew I needed to give back. I decided that for as long as I possibly am able, I would love to adopt Senior Mini Schnauzers and give them the love, comfort, and security they deserve for the rest of their time here on earth.

Charlie is our first adoption.  He is 10 years old, had a rough time of it prior to MSRNT finding him and taking him under their wing.  So hard to understand, as he is the sweetest little man ever!  My whole family is so supportive, and everyone is now head over heels for Charlie.  Even our two cats think he’s cool.  Sophi even rubs on him like she did Kody – LOL   Thank you MSRNT for all you do!  Love you.

Deborah J. Kirchdorfer


Adopted 01/21/18

Max has adapted very well to his new home and big brother, Barney. Even though they’re about the same age (9-10), Max has made Barney act younger. He loves exploring his new yard and house but also loves to cuddle. He is such a sweet little boy and has made our family complete. My two guys make me smile every day.




Adopted 05/18/2016

We just love our Marley to pieces….he is such a good boy and everyone who meets him just thinks he’s so adorable.  My mother-in-law says he “has manners”, and I guess he really does.  He is a bundle of joy to us and gives us a lot of pleasure and love.  I wouldn’t hesitate for a moment to get another rescue dog from MSRNT. I must admit, I was a little apprehensive about getting a rescue dog, but Marley has been an inspiration.

Hope you enjoy his photo….it was his first visit with his new groomer. We found a lady here in Stillwater who has a mobile dog grooming van, and he had his first visit with her last Tuesday….she took the picture of him.  I liked her a lot and obviously Marley did, too, ’cause he nicely walked out to the van with her alone.  She gives the doggies a tearless blueberry facial scrub (la-ti-da….I don’t even get those….lol), a bandana, and she bakes doggies muffins for all her fur-baby clients.  WOW….talk about spoiling them…..LOL.

Well, that’s about all I know about Marley….he is doing GREAT!!!!!


Brenda & Terry Diel;

Freckles (now Daisy)

Adopted 07/17/2016

Daisy is just adorable!  She is the sweetest girl that loves to snuggle, just what I wanted.  She sleeps with me and loves to sit on my lap at night.  She goes to “school” (daycare play day) a couple of times a week so that she can get some exercise and have time with other dogs.

We also go to the dog park or go for long walks when the weather is nice. She loves to go to the lake run around, but she hates getting in the water.  We have even been to the outdoor movies together in Lewisville.

My boyfriend thought I had had her since she was a puppy since we are so bonded!  He calls her “Mini Demona” because we have such similar personalities.  she is just so cute!  Thanks for letting me brag a bit.

Sadie (now Mina)

Adopted 01/18/2017

Mina is still doing great in our new home in Austin, and she has adjusted well to having a “big dog cousin” at the house.  She enjoys hanging out with “Mom” as I work from home. She likes to join us on family game night, and she even hitched a ride while we hiked in Big Bend over New Year’s.

She was especially sweet this month when I lost my grandfather; she didn’t leave my side for days.  She continues to light up our lives every day!



Adopted 01/12/2018

Editor’s note:  Eli had cataracts in both eyes when he entered rescue with MSRNT.  Surgery has brought back his vision.

Day 1:  Eli has had a great day exploring with a little help from my other rescue, Mabel.  He has been in and out all day, but he never stays out for too long.  He loves to follow Mabel all around.  I’m in love with my new fur-baby!

Day 2:  Eli seems to have really come around today.  He has a new reason to live…with vision!  He has played with Mabel to the point of them being comical.  He also seems to have a new pep in his step.  We are not sure what made the change, but he is loving it here.  And we are loving him!!



Marley and Luna

Adopted January 17, 2018

Hi, Carole, Pam, and Melissa,

Luna and Marley have become fast friends!  Although Luna was a little skeptical at first, she quickly warmed up to having Marley as her older brother.  This picture was hard to capture because these two don’t like to sit still when there is so much playing to be done!  Their favorite activities are chasing each other around the bark park, wrestling in the living room, and killing all the toys they can get their paws on.  we first adopted Luna from Pam in February, 2016, and didn’t think our hearts could get any fuller, but Marley has proven that to be completely untrue!  In the short time we have had him, Marley has cuddled his way into our laps and into our hearts.  Thank you so much for loving on our fur babies before we were able to and for trusting us to be their forever family!  Our lives wouldn’t be the same without them.

Taylor and Paul

Merlin and Mumford

Adopted 11/25/2017


Mumford is looking like he wants no part of the Christmas sweaters!  We are so grateful to have both of them in our lives!  Both boys are in a routine and are doing very well.  Happy Holidays from Mumford and Merlin.




Adopted March 23, 2015   

We recently took Cosmo on a trip to Lake Tahoe where we got to see him play in the snow!  He definitely likes to eat the snow, but he does not like to sit in it.   He seems to be an avid fan of snowball fights because he thinks it’s a game of fetch! He was an absolutely perfect snuggle bug next to the fire pits.  We love him so much, and we’re so glad that he gets to join in all of our adventures!  Slowly but surely, he is becoming a California dog (but we know we can never take the Texas out of the dog!).


Pari and Achyu

November 27, 2017


Adopted on February 23, 2013

Desperado is still doing great.He loves the beach life and his golf cart rides.  I can’t believe that he has been with us for over 4 years.  As you know, we absolutely LOVE him!

He is my little watchdog.  He lets me know if any dogs are walking by…LOL!  He was also standing guard for using our hotel room when we had to evacuate for Hurricane Harvey.  Desperado loved watching life from his 3rd floor window.

He got some new pajamas for the colder weather.  He loves to wear shirts and pajamas.  He’s such a cuddle bug!

November 13, 2017

 Buddy (formerly Jett)

Adopted January 24, 2017


It’s hard to describe the absolute joy that Jett, now Buddy, has brought to our lives.  He quickly settled in and is doing well physically and emotionally.  I do not see any lasting effects of his broken femur.  We chase each other and play very vigorously.  I am the one who runs out of steam.

The job that MSRNT and you, in particular, did to give him the treatment he needed to provide him with a good life is just overwhelming.

What a blessing Buddy is to us and I think we are to him.  He is really smart and travels so easily.  Buddy is a special, loving spirit who brings joy to our hearts every day!  Thanks again for all you do!

Cary Cox

November 19, 2017


Adopted October 15, 2012

Our sweet Liza was adopted five years ago form MSRNT. She was one of seven pups born to a 17 pound schnauzer mama. Liza was the runt of the litter and she now weighs 32 pounds. She’s our beautiful brindle baby.  She always helps us with our new foster dogs, so we have named her Liza the Liaison.



Adopted June 30,2017

She tips her nose to the wind,breathes deeply,

shows all the gratitude inside her–

and so,I do the same,

as if to say, I am rescued too.


Cat S. Ginn

September 11, 2017




Adopted: November 6, 2015

Thank you so much for bringing Colter and me together. He is my best friend. We walk one hour every morning at sunup and about 45 minutes as the sun goes down every day. Everybody that sees him – loves him!

August 29, 2017


Adopted: December 9, 2016

Heart of Texas Therapy Dog Phoebe (Great Dane) congratulates Dobie on completing his internship requirement. Dobie will soon join the approximately 200 therapy dogs in the DFW area with Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs.






EllieMae #1340 and Max

Adopted July 11, 2015

Ellie and I (Max) are living the good life. Our days are filled with chasing squirrels, birds, and rabbits, or wrestling each other until one of us is worn out. We wake the Greeno household every morning come rain, sleet, snow, and most of all sunshine @ 5:45am. Then Mom and Dad are off to the gym. As soon as they return, we have our morning feast. Then we spend the days making our humans realize how boring their lives would be without two 4-legged fur balls to love! Oh! we can’t forget our nap time which allows us to recharge because following our humans around can tire a body out! We have toys in every room, but Mom hasn’t learned that it doesn’t do any good to put them in our toy box. My sis, Ellie Mae, is worse than I am. She likes to play fetch with them anytime of the day. I, on the other hand, am more selective. I like my ball and my “Bugs Bunny”. Ellie and I play tug-a-war with Bugs, and Mom even has me playing fetch.<p>

We love it when Mom is in the kitchen cooking. We give her those sad puppy dog eyes, and believe me it works! She allows us to have blueberries, banana, asparagus, peanut butter, broccoli, and zucchini. I want you all to know we are 2 healthy, happy, and spoiled fur balls. <p>

When Mom’s 5 year old niece comes over, she get plenty of kisses and attention from me! I’m pretty selective to whom I warm up to, but Ellie loves everybody! Ellie loves riding in the truck, but I’m a pansy! You can hear me whining from the minute we head out the driveway. Ellie can’t figure out why all the big commotion. Mom has me on her lap while softly stroking my head and telling me it’s okay. Now when it’s time to go home, I’m the perfect traveler! No whining here…just a tail propelled in high gear providing air circulation. As soon as we turn on our street, I start just talking and howling cause I’m so happy to be home.<p>

Mom and I spend time everyday talking to each other. “Are you a good boy?” and that’s all it takes for me to carry on a conversation. Ellie just wags her tail to the point that her whole body wiggles. We are truly loved and cared for, and we’ll continue being our sweet, lovable selves and enjoying every day with our humans! Woof! Woof!<p>

Tail wags and kisses!

MAX 1508

Adopted: November 20, 2016
“Hi Mom! My adoptive family is still awesome and thinks I’m amazing! My little girl Lily is autistic and she really loves me, and needs me. She is perfect for me because we both know I am like a shadow. I shadow her all day, every day. She carries me like a baby most days. I get to go everywhere with her. I’m her special needs dog and I couldn’t do the job any better! It’s as if I was born just for her. I got my summer hairdo today! Man, I look handsome.  Have a great summer. I sure am! Thank you for finding me such a loving family to call home.
❤ Max Morgan


Molly 1571

June 2, 2017

Just thought I’d write and give you a 1-month (or so) update on Molly. She has definitely adjusted to being an indoor dog and an integral part of the family! She is very sweet and loving, and has bonded to both Karen and me. She and Smokey are doing well together too, although she can be a bit rambunctious on our old fellow at times. The attached is a picture of the “kids” sharing the bed under Karen’s desk. Smokey had settled in there first, and little sister opted to join him. Typically, during our waking hours, they sleep on their side-by-side beds in the TV room, and Molly has really taken to the smaller, round bed and has claimed it as her own. At night, they are very good about going to their respective crates in the utility room. Molly knows how to “go house” and will run in ahead of Smokey because she knows that a treat awaits. They are both very treat-oriented! She is a great eater and loves Smokey’s kibbles, so they are eating the same food and eat their meals contentedly side-by-side also. Molly loves to go to the neighborhood walking trail around the lake and the adjoining dog park. She walks pretty well on her leash, but for some reason wants to walk in the street rather than on the lawns, so we have to keep a tight rein on her. Clearly, we are thoroughly enjoying having Molly in our family, and I think it is a great fit for all concerned. Thanks to you and MSRNT for all the great work that you do to find good homes for the many Schnauzers that come your way!!!

Caron & Karen and Smokey & Molly

July 11, 2017


Dexter #1578

Adopted: June 17, 2017

I just wanted to tell you thank you for helping us find the perfect dog for our family. I can’t believe anyone would give up little Dexter, but their loss is my family’s gain. He is so sweet and loving. He and Oree are fast friends and have played at least two times a day so far. Then they both pass out on the sofa next to each other to rest up for the next adventure. He hasn’t learned to play with any toys yet, but we will get him there. He is so good with our son Parker, and he loves me for sure. I can’t wait to see how he is in a few weeks and months. Thank you again for all your help!!!

Thank you,

Sara Cederberg

June 26, 2017



Konrad, the Hero!

Adopted: May 30, 2015

My dad ran to see what it was, and there was a guy who had had a seizure and was bleeding profusely. Dad immediately called 911. The man was bleeding so much that the paramedics thought he wasn’t going to make it…but he did…thanks to Konrad. The neighbors have all been asking about Konrad, the rescue dog! My dad is so proud of him for saving a life!

I want you all to know that Konrad saved a man’s life last week. My dad took him for a summer vacation, and they hike every day. All of a sudden, Konrad ran up onto the top of a retaining wall while they were hiking, and he froze like he was pointing.



Adopted: December 18, 2016

Happy 6 months “GotchaDay,” Tucker! Thanks to Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas and to Kris and Diane, his foster moms, for saving our baby and helping him find his forever home! This skinny street dog has put on a few healthy pounds and gone through a couple of haircuts and a name change, but he had our hearts the second we met him.





Adopted: January 24, 2016


We have bluebonnet pictures of the babies. The shy little Koby is no more. Last year he would go out and check everything out and chase squirrels, but he would come back in to make sure I was still here. This year he chases the squirrels from tree to tree and lies beneath them waiting and watching. Gone are the fears that I won’t be there when he gets back in, and instead he is a happy and smiling boy that talks all the time. I can’t imagine life without him.



May 26, 2017


Adopted May 10, 2017

Six or seven years ago; our lives were made more complete when Libby Lou entered our home. She was a beautiful white female schnauzer who filled us with every kind of happiness. Then six years later, we were devastated when Libby Lou developed a malignant tumor in her left lung. We did the humane thing and had her put to sleep to relieve her of any more pain.

For one long year, we mourned and knew there would never be another Libby Lou. Then, a friend told us about the Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas. When we saw a picture and description of Lola, our hearts skipped a beat. We just had to see her.

When we saw her recently, she ran to us immediately and another pet love affair began. Our time with her in our home has truly been an answer to prayer. She is such a joy; she enjoys taking walks, visiting with neighbor doggies, and getting to know all of her new neighbors. Everyone comments on how pretty and peaceful she is.

Lola is a beautiful black and gray, six year old female schnauzer. She has a wonderful personality…a very loving and caring little girl. She loves to be loved and really loves to be talked to. She enjoys her new doggie bed and has her toys around her bed.

Our lives are again filled with happiness. A pet like Lola can captivate and fulfill our lives, and she has done exactly that. We are so thankful to be able to share our time and love with Lola and our family.

Thank You,

Louis, Lou, and Lola Fragapane

May 21, 2017