My name is Tilly!

Schnauzer (Miniature) Dog for adoption in Council Bluffs, Iowa - Tilly
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Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Facts about Tilly

  • Breed: Schnauzer (Miniature)
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 33506329

Tilly is a petite, 2-year-old Miniature Schnauzer princess. with a huge, funny personality.   She is a lover, a kisser, and a snuggler with the catlike habit of rolling on her back by people’s feet.  All humans are her friends, even those she has just met, and especially men.  She is a social butterfly who doesn’t want to miss anything that is going on with her family members so she shadows them from room to room.  Once Tilly establishes that she is the boss and ruler of her realm, she gets along well with other dogs.  This little stinker is exceptionally smart and also food aggressive, a combination that has resulted in her learning to open cupboard doors to get to food.   Tilly is completely housebroken and doggie-door trained.

Since birth, Tilly has had a condition called MegaEsophagus which means that the tube from her mouth to stomach is enlarged to the point that it is difficult for her to keep food down.  This is why dogs with this condition are generally a little underweight.  And it is why, at 2-years-old, Tilly, a Miniature Schnauzer, weighs only about 7 pounds. Her case is less severe that most since she can keep water down with no problem.  However, she needs to remain upright when she eats and for about 10 minutes afterward for the food to reach her stomach with the help of gravity.  There are several ways that this can be accomplished:  She and her owner can just enjoy cuddle time while she is being held upright; she can be placed in a baby-type carrier that holds her upright; or she can sit in a specially designed chair that holds her upright while she eats.   Since MegaEsophagus is not an uncommon condition, carriers and ready-made seats are available.  The most difficult aspect of Tilly’s condition is allowing her to eat only measured amounts.  This is especially difficult since Tilly’s food aggression causes her to constantly search for food.  MegaEsophagus is not life threatening and not thought to be something that will shorten her life span.  However, it is dangerous because, if she eats too much, she may pass out and choke, which is life threatening.  Tilly’s foster will be happy to visit with prospective owners about Tilly’s condition, and information can be obtained online and from your local veterinarian.


The suggested donation amount for Tilly is $350, which is TAX DEDUCTIBLE, and goes toward providing supportive services to animals in the home, as well as the high cost of vetting our dogs in rescue. To fill out an application, please visit the following web address:!adopt-a-pet/c7cy The adoptions for all of our dogs will be in the Omaha, NE area and must be done by the adoptive family in person. If you would like to find out more about Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, or donate to our dogs, please visit our website at or our Facebook page at Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, and while you are there, please don't forget to Like our page!

Only applicants living within 50 miles of Omaha will be consided to adopt.


About Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, Inc. is a not for profit organization formed in 2014 by a small group of devoted animal lovers, in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area, with many years of rescue experience wanting to make a difference in the lives of dogs. Our rescue focuses on small breed dogs, less than 35 pounds, of any age. It is all volunteer based, and all of our rescue dogs are living in the homes of our volunteers.
Our rescue is unique in that we offer supportive services, such as education and training, to owners considering relinquishing their pet in an effort to try to keep the dog in their home whenever possible. We also educate and offer placement assistance to owners attempting to rehome their pets through social media sites, which can often be risky for the pets as well as the owners.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Watch for Meet and Greets where you are invited to meet our dogs. Individual meetings can also be scheduled.

Our Adoption Process...

Fill out an application on our website. After the vet and personal references have been called, a home visit will be scheduled. If it is determined that the dog is a good match for the family, and vise versa, an adoption date will be arranged.
Suggested donations amounts are based on vetting expenses incurred, age, physical condition, etc.