MSRNT – Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas

MSRNT P.O. Box 112341 Carrollton, TX 75011

How to Adopt

Adoptions Outside DFW Notice

We are a relatively small rescue organization, and we perform home inspections to ensure the home and outdoor space/fences are safe for our dogs.

Unfortunately, we don’t have the volunteer bandwidth to travel greater distances to adopt to applicants who live outside the DFW Metroplex. .

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.

Step 3: A Meet and Greet with the foster and schnauzer will be scheduled if there is a potential match and you are interested.

Step 4: After Meet and Greets take place you will be notified to learn if you have been chosen as the adopter.

Note about Dog Behaviors

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 behavioral issues as well as any known or discovered medical conditions, but of course cannot predict any future medical needs or behavioral situations.

Adoption Criteria

  • Live within Dallas, Collin, Denton, or Tarrant county. 

  • Adopters must be prior dog owners. (Because there are many approved adopters waiting to adopt, we are only working with experienced dog owners at this time. We encourage you to rescue by working with shelters or other rescue groups if you are a first-time dog owner.

  • Application review and approval is required before adoption.

  • A positive Veterinary reference check looking 5 years back is required before adoption. At a minimum, your prior or current dogs should be current on vaccines, receive monthly heartworm medicine and receive annual exams.

  • A home inspection of the animal’s prospective living quarters and yard/fences is required before adoption.

  • Current pets in the home 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 generally not adopted at the initial Meet N Greet. If you are selected for the dog, another time will be arranged for the adoption.

  • 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.

The Matchmaking Process

  • In our selection process, we consider the physical, emotional and medical needs of our dogs, and work to find the home that can BEST meet those needs. That’s one reason why we need to understand the historical care your current or prior pets received.

  • Please devote adequate time to fill out a complete and thoughtful application, FULLY answering ALL questions and providing as many details as possible. If you are approved, the information provided in the application becomes the basis for the matchmaking process, determining if your home can best provide what our dog needs.

  • Missing or incomplete information can delay the approval process, or someone whose application information is more thorough and complete may have a better chance at being selected for a dog. The more detailed information you can provide, the more easily we can work on making a good match.

  • You will be contacted via email or phone if we have additional questions.

  • Our organization has the right to reject an applicant for any reason. We are looking for the best possible home that will provide our dog with excellent physical and emotional care daily, as well as needed and preventative medical care.

Adoption Cost & Package

A non-refundable adoption donation of $400 (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 with preparing the dog for a forever home.
The Adoption package ($400 donation) includes:

  • Neuter/Spay
  • Veterinary General Wellness Exam
  • Other medical care needed while in foster care
  • 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

Schnauzers in our rescue program

We are a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to saving Miniature Schnauzers who need a new home. Sometimes young, healthy dogs come to us, but some may have suffered for variety of reasons:

  • Were a stray on the streets
  • Experienced emotional loss of an owner
  • Have an illness
  • Experienced 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 forever family.

Our Current Adoptables

You can find our current adoptable mini schnauzers on the adoptables page.