MSRNT – Miniature Schnauzer Rescue of North Texas

MSRNT P.O. Box 112341 Carrollton, TX 75011

Adoption Application

Geography Requirements

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 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.

Completing the Application

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. Our procedures have changed over the past few years, but here’s how things work now. If you’re interested in adopting a dog, complete the application below.

Please FULLY answer ALL questions and provide as much detail as you can in your answers. That information is important, because it 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.

Veterinary Reference Checks

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, or we need additional information, we will also let you know that.

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.

After Approval

After you are approved, we ask you to be patient—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 that the nature of rescue work means that we usually can’t provide instant gratification. We are always getting new dogs, but we can’t predict the timing, or know what age/gender those new dogs will be.

Because we have some approved adopters waiting to adopt, at this time we are only working with experienced dog owners, and not accepting applications from first time dog owners. If you have Schnauzer experience and want to open your home to adopt a rescue dog, we encourage you to apply!

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!

Adoption Costs

Our adoption fee is a $400 tax-deductible donation. This defrays only a small portion of our expenses for the medical and other 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!