MSRNT – Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas

MSRNT P.O. Box 112341 Carrollton, TX 75011

Adoption Application


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 in 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 top priority is finding the home that best fits the needs of each dog.  We evaluate each dog to determine what type of home environment would work best for it, and then do our best to match each dog to a wonderful adopter. In every case, we always choose the home based on what best meets the needs of the dog. Here’s how things work now.  If you’re interested in adopting a dog, complete the application below. 

Please provide as much detail as you can in your answers, as that information is used behind-the-scenes to see if what you are looking for is a potential match with the type of home needed by any of our dogs. 

Once the application is reviewed and if the required vet reference checks are successful (it can take 7-10 days), you will receive an email letting you know that you are an approved adopter.  If for some reason you are not approved, we would also let you know that.

Then comes the part that requires patience—waiting for the right dog who may be a match for you.  If we find a potential match for you, we will reach out via email with a photo and information about that dog to gauge your interest.  If you are interested, we can arrange a meet and greet.  If you pass, that’s OK—your application will remain active for one year. If you don’t hear from us, it simply means there has not been a match.  Please understand the nature of rescue work means that we can’t grant wishes or provide instant gratification.

Because we have quite a few approved adopters waiting to adopt, at this time we are only working with experienced dog owners, and not accepting applications from families who have not had a dog before. 

The system may not be perfect, but we are doing the best we can with the limited all-volunteer resources we have to work with.  We greatly appreciate your understanding, patience and ongoing support!

Our adoption fee is a $300 tax-deductible donation. This defrays only a small portion of our expenses for the medical care we provide every Miniature Schnauzer we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome. We also treat some minis who require extraordinary care, including treatment by veterinary specialists, or necessary surgeries and medications.

Donations to support our work are always needed and very welcome.