NORTH CAROLINA SCHNAUZER RESCUE, INC. (NCSR) is a 501c3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that works in North Carolina to rescue, assess through fostering, care for medical needs, and adopt out pure-bred miniature schnauzers. We also strive to educate the public on schnauzer-specific and other canine issues, and support spay/neuter for all family pets to help reduce pet overpopulation. NCSR does not have a central shelter location – our rescue group is made up of foster homes throughout the state of North Carolina, with concentrations of membership in the greater Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington areas.
NCSR does not adopt to homes that have electronic/underground fencing. Although some have succssfully used this type of fencing to contain dogs of all breeds, NCSR believes it to be an unsafe and unreliable method of containment for a rescued Schnauzer. Schnauzers, as a breed, have a high prey drive and will brave getting “zapped” for a chance to chase a squirrel or to meet another dog on the outside of the fence. They will not, however, brave the “zap” to get back into the yard. This leaves the dog roaming free on the outside of the fence and in danger of cars, strange dogs, and other dangers. Because rescue dogs are often nervous in new surroundings, they can be prone to run if scared or startled. For the well-being and safety of our rescues, we will not adopt a rescued Schnauzer to a home with e lectronic/underground fencing.
OUR MISSION AND RESCUE BELIEFS:
To rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abandoned or displaced purebred miniature schnauzers in North Carolina.
Our goal is to help displaced mini schnauzers find permanent adoptive homes, no matter what situation they may have come from – owner or breeder turn-ins, family homes that can no longer care for them, or shelters where they have ended up as strays. We promote responsible pet ownership that includes training, proper nutrition and veterinary care, and a lifelong commitment on the part of adoptive families.
We believe all family pets should be spayed or neutered to help control the pet overpopulation problem, and we hope this will someday put ourselves out of having to do rescue!
Having a dog as a family member is a privilege, not a right. You must be prepared to care for your dog emotionally, medically and financially, and all our rescued dogs must go to homes where they will be kept as indoor dogs, not left outside alone for long periods of time.
A fence is not a requirement for adoption, but all rescues should be either leashed or confined by a fence when they are out of doors.
OUR RESCUE PHILOSOPHY:
The dedicated members of NCSR spend many personal hours devoting their time and energy to every dog, and as a smaller rescue group that specializes in miniature schnauzers as a breed, our goal is to provide one-on-one attention to our dogs in foster care so that we can more thoroughly assess their behavior, and be more capable of making the best possible adoptive match for each one. We do not have a centralized shelter location – all our adoptable dogs are fostered with our members (all across NC) so that they can experience a loving home environment while awaiting adoption. We greatly appreciate your interest in rescue – we are always looking for new members to help, and for wonderful adoptive homes for miniature schnauzers!