My name is FUDGIE (SRC#1815) IN NC!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Lenoir, North Carolina - FUDGIE (SRC#1815) IN NC
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Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas Inc

Facts about FUDGIE (SRC#1815) IN NC

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10324939-SRC#1815

I am micro-chipped,heart-worm Negative, have all my vaccinations, been  spayed and received a major dental -- Plus to top it off I had bladder stones removed!  There were 3 of them  and all were egg sized.  The vet could palpate them even before the X-ray showed them.  My previous owner said that I tended to have "occasional UTI's" -- imagine that and I had recently given birth. I will be evaluated for 2 weeks by my foster family who have gone through SRC's approval process although they are going to see almost immediately how strong and amazing I really am!

(SRC#1815) FUDGIE's Story

 FUDGIE with this unique identification number: (SRC#1815) just came into our custody and  care.  Once vetted this dog will be prepared for adoption by a foster family who has gone thru our approval process . 

The Shih Tzus who came in with this recent group of rescues amazed me as the Director of this Rescue with their passive demeanors.  I was fortunate enough to handle each one by picking them up, bathing them all and getting them to the vet for their medical care.  All of this breed were so passive and sweet -- they just let you do anything to them with no aggression whatsoever almost as if they had given up completely. Once they were vetted I found out more about why they seemed so very docile.  Fudgie (1815) a petite 5-6 yoa Chocolate Shih Tzu who had “occasionally” had a UTI according to the previous owner ended up having BLADDER STONES _ THREE of them.  These stones which I was given the privilege of seeing before they were sent to the lab were the size of eggs and could be palpated by the vet even before the surgery!  Death from occlusion could have occurred at any time. She was urinating pure blood and from the appearance of her nipples she had given birth recently.  This one only had Grade 3 Dental disease.  SRC does dentals on anything over a Grade 2 so she got a massive dental and a spay in addition to the bladder stone surgery.  She came home with a pressure bandage and more medication than I can remember most rescues getting -- pain meds and antibotics! Thankfully Fudgie (1815) lived long enough to be rescued and at her age she can live a healthy life now and a happy one! This dear girl deserves this and so much more after all the suffering she has gone through in her short lifetime already!  


Fudgie has made tremendous progress but is still very shy. She does have some bladder control issues when she is scared and you approach her but when she gets to know you those are no longer a problem. She doesn't like to be picked up but she will come to you. Once she knows you, she will let you pick her up and hold her with no aggression whatsoever but she is anxious. This is typical puppy mill behavior and she has improved so much that she should continue to relax more and more as she gets to know her situation is permanent and not harmful to her.  She will take treats out of your hand and likes to sleep in her own bed. She just started taking Prozac to help her with her anxiety so she can learn to trust people again. Due to her bladder stone issue   which has already been corrected by SRC with surgery and will not come back as long as she is kept on her special diet, Fudgie will be on a special food for the rest of her life. She is  such a little girl and doesn't eat all that much so it shouldn't be a much of an expense. SRC will provide a supply of her food when she is adopted to get you started.

Fudgie needs someone with a big heart and a lot of patience. She has improved so much already and will continue to do so with continued TLC, patience, and training. The right person will do wonders with her and   have such a blessing in life with this precious canine as their family companion!  Perhaps you need her as much as she needs you?




"Hi. My name is Fudgie and my foster mommy also calls me fudgiesicle or the fudgiester. I am so adorable. It's hard to get a good picture because I am always running around!  I am little and I am still scared but I am doing better. I don't pee when mommy picks me up anymore. I was in a tremendous amount of pain and I was very sad before I was saved by SRC. I am recovering well from the surgery where they removed giant bladder stones. I am discovering play and I love to run free in the back yard with my foster siblings. Mommy says that I run with sheer joy but I don't know what that means. I just love to run and play with the other dogs. I eat well and I love the special treats mommy gives me. I know she was hiding a pill in there but I didn't care. Now, there are no more pills but I still get a little treat every night. I am becoming more comfortable and I am part of the herd, as mommy calls us. I am still learning how to use stairs but I figured out the doggie dog simply by watching the other dogs. I am very smart. Mommy wants to spend more time with me since she says I still need some socialization, but she has to go someplace everyday because "cookies don't grow on trees". I do squat inside but  but it's usually just drops. I use pee pads too! I know to go outside with the other pups but sometimes I can't help it. I think I am still getting used to my bladder without the huge stones! Mommy says she knows I will get better soon. I am looking for my forever home. I need someone who will be patient and work with me while we build a relationship. I promise to love you forever! Oh and mommy says I am awesome because I never even growl and mommy hasn't heard me bark yet! I just don't have anything to say...but Seriously, how cute am I?"


 When ready for adoption this dog will be heart-worm  tested (negative), de-wormed, vaccinations brought up to date, spayed/neutered if not done already, micro-chipped, examined fully by a vet and any necessary medical issues found by this vet will have been addressed. It is anticipated that this dog will be released for adoption by the same date as the completion of the Evaluation. The date of release is left to the discretion of the SRC Core Team.



Tax-deductible donation requested at time of adoption for this dog is $ 345         .


When ready for adoption this canine will also have been evaluated for two weeks by loving SRC foster parents who will be able to give the adoptive parents information as to their opinion about the demeanor of the adoptive parent's new family companion prior to the finalizing of this adoption. SRC volunteers strive to do all of this for the well-being of their rescued canine and for a successful. It is our worthy mission to assure that each dog goes to a loving and stable home whose family members will treat each rescued dog that SRC helps as a beloved member of their immediate family.

SRC’s dogs are in foster homes throughout NC, SC, and VA. You must be willing to drive to the dog's foster home in order to adopt it. The location of each dog is listed at the bottom of its bio.

BEFORE meeting an SRC dog, you must be approved to adopt. Our downloadable Adoption Application is on our web site at  and can be submitted via email or fax (1-910-401-1317). You can request an Adoption Application to email address:

Upon receipt of your application, a vet reference check and home visit will be done. The entire process normally takes three to seven days, depending on your location.

Please plan on welcoming your new dog into your home within two weeks after approval. We do not hold dogs, and we adopt them out on a first-come, first-serve basis based on a completed adoption process.

SRC does not ordinarily adopt its dogs to families with children under ten years of age. This is for the protection of the dogs and for the protection of the children.

Procedures will be explained to you at the time of approval regarding donation and contract. Your donation goes forward to help incoming rescued dogs. Our average expenses per dog include:

Here is a break-down of the average expenses spent on SRC dogs to assure they remain healthy and happy as they are prepared for adoption:

Office Visit $45-60; Fecal $14-24; Rabies $14-24; DHLPP $14-24; Bordetella $14-24; Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrliccia Testing $30-45; Heart worm
Preventative $16 per month; Spay or Neuter $200-$400; Total Basic Vetting $347- $617; ADDITIONAL VETTING: Teeth Cleaning $200; Blood Panel $80 -150; Cherry Eye $300-$500; Urinary Tract Infection $60-100; Heartworm Treatment $300-700; Luxating Patellas $1,800 per leg; Cruciate Surgery $1,200 per leg; Entropian Surgery $250-$500; Demodectic Mange $100 per month; X-Ray $80 - $110; Ultrasound: $300; Cataract Surgery $1500 - $3000; Boarding $300 per month per dog

 We want to thank you for your interest in our dogs.

About Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. (SRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization -- all of our adoption donations go back into helping care for other rescues. We are a group of volunteers whose area of operation is within the areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee. This non-profit organization's sole purpose is to prevent cruelty of animals specifically canines by rescuing them and secure loving, permanent homes for displaced Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzers and to help educate the public about their breed traits and health and nutritional needs to assure their future needs..

Federal Tax Id #27-0061326

SRC applied for incorporation on June 18, 2003 and approved by the N.C. Secretary of State on July 8, 2003.

N.C. Charitable Solicitation License # SL009656

"Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 . The license is not an endorsement by the State."

SRC fosters each one of our rescues in a loving family environment and spends many personal hours working with them to ensure that they are ready (both physically and emotionally) to move into his or her new forever home when adopted. Every rescue spends a minimum of two weeks in their foster home before being released for adoption. This allows the foster parent to give the new family a very good idea about the demeanor of their newly adopted dog, and to help them understand what to expect when taking their new family companion home. Each SRC dog is vetted by an SRC approved vet. The dog has been given a thorough examination, been de-wormed, been given all necessary vaccinations, been spay/neutered, micro-chipped and any other medical procedures deemed necessary by our vet have been done ( such as dentals, ear cleaning, nail trim, etc.) The micro-chip is done for their future safety prior to being adopted from our custody and SRC remains secondary after the adoptive parents register their micro-chip so that if they should become lost or stolen and the adoptive parents are not available, SRC would be able to claim the dog and hold them until we could contact the adoptive parents. SRC is committed to the full lifetime happiness and welfare of each rescue that comes into our custody whether it is a Mini, Standard, Giant, or "Honorary" Schnauzer. As of July, 2015, Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. has been in operation for has been a reputable and successful rescue organization for twelve (12) years now and our organization has placed well over 2500 Schnauzers and "honorary" Schnauzers plus made a large number of referrals that resulted in saving the lives of many worthy canines. In fact, our organization has even placed about 14 felines with courtesy listings and even one parrot, so our worthy mission is alive and well. We are most grateful to all those generous and dedicated volunteers that have put in so many long hours and have asked nothing in return except that these animals live and be happy! Bless them all.

Should you want to join our SRC family and help to save needy rescues. Also please keep in mind that our foster parents are given the first option to adopt their fostered canines before they are offered to other applicants. Please email the SRC Core Team for a volunteer application at one of these email addresses: OR

and one will be sent to you right away. These may now be downloaded directly from our website for your convenience.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please go to SRC's main website and you will notice close to the bottom of the SRC Home Page a gold “donate” button just under “Please Help A Homeless Schnauzer”. Please click on that button and follow the secure link to make a credit card or checking account donation of your choice. Tax letters are available upon request. All these tax deductible donations are used to help incoming rescues with their medical needs. For your convenience here is the link to our website:

Come Meet Our Pets...

SRC requires a completed adoption application as part of our approval process which also includes a vet and/or personal reference check and an informal home visit done after your application is submitted to our Placement Team for their review. Our approval process is conducted professionally and as quickly as possible.

SRC works diligently to match the right dogs with the appropriate forever homes -- there is a Volunteer Intake Coordinator that specifically works with this assignment to assure that our adoptions are successful and happy ones. All SRC members are volunteers and are unpaid for their services so that financial donations may go to the medical needs of our rescued dogs.

Applicant's specific questions may be answered as soon as the approval process is concluded. Contact is arranged with the rescue dog's foster parents after approval is received so that approved applicants may have any questions answered about the dog of their choice.

SRC also provides guidance for new adoptive parents upon request and is thoroughly committed to their worthy mission. Each dog in our care receives a thorough vet exam, de-worming, necessary vaccines, spay/neuter, micro-chip, and any medical needs addressed as necessary by our vet prior to being placed in loving SRC foster care for evaluation of a minimum of two weeks. The two week requirement assures that each foster family will be able to give the adoptive family a better idea of the demeanor of their new family companion when he or she is adopted.

A tax deductible donation according to the age of the canine adopted will be requested shortly before the time of the adoption of your selected rescue. This is NOT the purchase of a pet, this is a donation for the medical needs of future incoming rescues and is therefore helping needy canines that might otherwise perish without your assistance..

Our Adoption Process...

Please download an application from our website to begin the adoption process. Our approval process is done quickly by our Placement Team. This consists of you submitting an adoption application which may be downloaded from the Home Page of our website, or requested by email from our Placement Team @ our email address which is .

Then once the completed application is reviewed and accepted, a vet reference and an informal home visit are conducted, both of which must be satisfactory. After that you will be sent an approval and put in touch with the foster parent of the dogs you are interested in so that you may ask questions about the dog. If your situation fits well with that dog, then someone with our Core Team will help you finalize the adoption and you may make arrangements to pick up your dog! This process does not take more than one to two weeks at the most as long as we are able to get a home visit scheduled in your location.