My name is Watson!

Miniature Schnauzer Dog for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Watson
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Watson's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Watson's Story...
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Watson's Information:

February 20, 2011: With a lot of help from the wonderful folks at Schnauzer Love Rescue, Watson was pulled from a Florida shelter within a day or two of being euthanized and made a three-day trip to New York, charming everybody he met along the way! Watson is a very friendly and sweet-tempered (and very handsome!) silver mini schnauzer, who only wants to be cuddled and hugged and to have a home of his very own. Watson’s favorite place to be is cuddling in a lap, and when he’s happy (like in your lap), he makes little purring noises!
Watson’s history is unknown, and he is not quite housebroken yet, although he’s making a lot of progress. Watson does wear a belly band when I’m not home, and about half of the time, his belly band is dry. He sleeps wonderfully through the night, with a quiet and gentle snore that is comforting to hear. He does very well with the other dogs in my home (all about his size), and does well with the cats, too. I have one cat who likes to bop him on the head when he walks by, and Watson will turn, bark, and bow to try to play (but never chase). He ignores the other cats because they ignore him.

Watson walks very well on a leash, and he loves his walks! He twirls in tiny circles when he’s excited, his own version of the happy dance, and he always twirls when he hears the sound of his leash or when I come home. He can also hear the crinkle of a wrapper from the other side of the house, and will bound over to the kitchen in hopes of getting a treat. He loves squeaky toys, and has a favorite toy that he’ll play with, chewing it and batting it around, twirling and rumbling with delight! Watson is working on learning how to go up steps and is making good progress. He cannot yet go down.

Watson is overweight and does have some skin issues. He’s also missing some fur on his back. This is likely caused by his hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels). Watson began thyroid medication Monday, February 13th, and will have blood work done in a month to determine whether the dosage is correct.

Watson is a wonderful and happy boy who will be a delightful addition to any home. He will return your love a million times over!

Sex: Male

Breed: Miniature Schnauzer

Age:6-8 years old

Level of blindness: Completely Blind.

Cause of eye issues: Retinal Degeneration - SARD Type

Health issues: Watson has hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels). We have started him on medication and will recheck his blood levels in a month. Watson is also missing some teeth and is overweight. Other than that, he is a healthy boy! They estimate him to be between 6 - 8 years old.

Weight: 23 pounds

Good with dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes

Good with kids:Yes

Currently being fostered in: New York, but BDRA will arrange transport to an approved adopter

To view more pictures and videos of Watson, please visit: Watson's Page

If you would like to adopt Watson, please fill out our adoption application.

If you would like to donate to Watson's care, please send to:


PO Box 63401

Philadelphia PA 19114

Facts about Watson

  • Breed: Miniature Schnauzer
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Watson, a Madison Miniature Schnauzer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Miniature Schnauzer for sale in Madison, or seeking a Miniature Schnauzer dog from a breeder in Madison.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Madison already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Madison breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Miniature Schnauzer breeders who help with Miniature Schnauzer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Madison paves the way for another one to be saved.