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Our Featured Holly Springs, NC Partner:

North Carolina Schnauzer Rescue (NCSR)

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

NC Schnauzer Rescue covers all of North Carolina, but has a concentration of members near the larger cities of Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Wilmington. We do not have a shelter location but instead foster our dogs in loving family homes across NC.

About Our Rescue Group:

North Carolina Schnauzer Rescue, Inc. (NCSR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer group of dedicated members who work in North Carolina to rescue, rehabilitate and find permanent adoptive homes for pure-bred miniature schnauzers in need.

We also strive to educate the public on schnauzer and other dog issues, support spay/neuter for all family pets in order to reduce the pet overpopulation problem we have today, and would love to someday eliminate the need for rescue!

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet our Pets:

See the link to "UPCOMING DOG EVENTS" on our homepage at to see where we'll be next!

Also, see our "Dogs for Adoption" link for our current adoptable dogs -

Our Adoption Process:


1) Dogs will only be adopted to residents that currently live in North Carolina, and applicants should be willing to travel within NC to visit and/or pick up their adopted dog if approved.

2) Read our How to Adopt page at: then follow the directions to submit an adoption application online.

3) 3 personal references and 1 veterinary reference are required. (If no current pets, please note previous vet or vet you might consider using.) Understanding the financial needs of having a pet is also a requirement for adoption.

4) After a satisfactory home visit, applicants will be notified by email and by phone of their approval status. We will then work with you to match up the right dog to your family.
***The dog you originally applied for may or may not still be available to adopt, OR we may suggest another dog that better fits your home and lifestyle. If there are no current dogs available to adopt that are a match for you, you will be on our list and in the queue to be matched with other rescued dogs as they come in.***

5) There is an adoption contract and an adoption donation fee requested at the time of adoption of all of our rescued miniature schnauzers. These fees cover all up to date vaccinations and medical attention, spay/neuter, and other expenses we have for each dog, and are usually far less than what we have actually spent on the dog. The amounts are:
--$200 for dogs 6 years old or older.
--$250 for dogs 3 years to 5 years old.
--$300 for dogs 2 years old or younger.

PLEASE NOTE: The entire approval process can sometimes take a month or more to complete since we are all volunteers and do this in our “free” time. You may apply for a dog on our website that gets adopted before your own approval is complete, but you will then be an approved applicant and in line for other incoming rescued dogs. Not all applicants can be approved to adopt a rescued miniature schnauzer. This in no way reflects on the ability of a family to provide a wonderful home for a dog, but is out of necessary concern and consideration for the special needs that are common with many rescued dogs. We reserve the right to deny any application. Even if approved for adoption, you may not be allowed to adopt the dog you requested because of that dog’s particular needs, or if that dog has already been adopted by another applicant. We do our best to help the right dog be united with the right family so that the adoptions are forever.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.