How to Adopt

MSRNT is happy that you want to “Opt to Adopt!”

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.


Many common questions are answered right here on this page! But if you can’t wait to check out our available dogs – header over the Adoptables page.

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 What Kind of Dogs 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 were strays, have suffered an emotional loss, an illness, abuse, neglect, or have been 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.

Please completely fill out then submit your ADOPTION APPLICATION.

You will be contacted by the Applications team as soon as your application has been reviewed and the vet references have been received.

Please be patient. We are a small, all- volunteer group.

A few sample criteria:

  • 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.

$300 Adoption Donation

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.

We want our dogs to have a loving home, and work to make each adoption a success.  Our policy is to tell adopters everything we know about the dog’s background, medical needs, and all behavior observed in foster care.  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.

For a variety of reasons, we do not adopt to applicants who live more than two hours outside the DFW Metroplex.

Adoption Package

When you “Opt to Adopt” from MSRNT your package includes:

  • 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