MSRNT – Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas

How to Adopt

Adoptions Outside DFW Notice

We are a small organization, and the limited bandwidth of our team of volunteers means that we are unable to adopt to applicants who live outside the DFW Metroplex. 

Our work focuses primarily on adopters Dallas, Collin, Tarrant and Denton counties.  If you live outside this area, we suggest you work with local rescue groups and shelters to find a dog.

Our Adoption Process

All adopters must complete an application that provides information used by MSRNT to thoroughly screen all prospective owners.

This ensures that every dog will go to an appropriate home that meets our adoption criteria.

Step 1: Fill out the application.

Step 2: Wait for your approval email from the applications team.

  • If we find a potential match, we will reach out to you via email with a photo and information about the dog to gauge your interest.

Step 3: A Meet and Greet with the foster and schnauzer will be scheduled if you are interested.

  • If you pass, your application will remain active for 1 year and we will keep looking.
  • If you haven’t heard from us, that is because we haven’t found a match yet.

Step 4: The schnauzer’s foster parent will reach out to you by phone to let you know if you have been chosen as the adopter!

  • If not, your application will remain active for 1 year and we will keep looking.

Please Note

We cannot be sure that we have seen all aspects of how the Schnauzer will behave in every situation it may encounter. We openly disclose and address any known or discovered medical conditions, but of course cannot predict any future medical needs.

Adoption Criteria

  • Live within two hours driving distance of DFW Metroplex.
  • Application approval required before adoption.
  • Veterinary reference required before adoption.
  • Home inspection required before adoption.
  • Adopted animals must be kept current on vaccines and monthly heartworm preventive medication.
  • Current pets must be spayed/neutered.
  • Adopted animals must never be chained or tied to trees or fences or kept in garages, etc. Our adopted dogs must be ‘house dogs,’ not exclusive ‘yard dogs’.
  • Animals are not adopted at our Meet N Greets.
  • Previous Adopted Dogs: If the owner of a dog adopted from MSRNT is unable to keep an adopted animal—for any reason—the dog must be returned to MSRNT, no questions asked. The dog cannot be sold, traded or disposed of in any way.

Adoption Cost & Package

A non-refundable adoption donation of $300 (tax-deductible) to MSRNT represents less than half of the average medical care cost per dog incurred by the organization, but it does help defray the expenses associated of preparing the dog for a forever home.

  • $300 Donation
  • Neuter/Spay
  • Veterinary General Wellness Exam
  • Vaccinations: Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella
  • Heartworm Test, Treatment if necessary
  • A 6-month supply of Heart Worm Preventative
  • Fecal Test and De-worming
  • Teeth Cleaning, if needed
  • Grooming, New Lupine Brand Collar
  • Microchip Placement and Tag
  • Registration of your Microchip with 24PetWatch

What Kind of Schnauzers We Save

We are a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to saving Miniature Schnauzers which have fallen on hard times. Sometimes young, healthy dogs come to us, but often they are dogs that are have suffered for variety of reasons:

  • Strays
  • Suffered an emotional loss
  • Suffered an illness
  • Suffered abuse or neglect
  • Surrendered by their owners for a variety of reasons

When we save a dog, we help heal their illnesses and their wounds under the direction of local veterinarians.

In our foster homes, we provide love, security, and work with these dogs to correct any bad behaviors to get them ready for a new home. Our goal is to help get them healthy, happy, well-adjusted and ready for a new family.

When we save a dog, we help heal their illnesses and their wounds under the direction of local veterinarians. In our foster homes, we provide love, security, and work with these dogs to correct any bad behaviors to get them ready for a new home. Our goal is to help get them healthy, happy, well-adjusted and ready for a new family.