My name is Brimley!

Standard Schnauzer Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Brimley
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Second Chance Dog Rescue

Facts about Brimley

  • Breed: Standard Schnauzer
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5513166-7160

Please go to our website to complete an application.

We will make every attempt to process all applications  within 3 business days of receipt

Brimley is an affectionate 8 year-old Schnauzer that weighs 14lbs. This furry gentleman is well behaved, sweet, and cuddly. Brimley is house trained and gets along well with other dogs once he has a chance to get to know them a little. A typical Schnauzer, Brimley LOVES attention.   This low key guy enjoys exploring the yard, walks around the neighborhood, snuggling on the couch and of course, naps!   When it's time for bed, he is happy to cuddle up in his own bed.
Brimley has diabetes and requires insulin injections done twice a day, with a blood test done periodically to make sure his insulin is at the correct dose. These are really simple injections that go just under the skin with a fine needle. As a result of his diabetes, he is recently blind (glaucoma and cataracts) and has had surgery to remove his eyes to prevent further pain and discomfort. Brimley has been through so much, but is such a little trooper.   He amazes his foster parents every day with his strength, resilience and capabilities. His sense of smell is acute and Brimley is able to get around the house surprisingly well – he can locate his doggy door, water, food, and bed like he’s on autopilot.   When it comes to walks, Brimley trots around the neighborhood with such a confident and spunky strut that you would never know that he is blind.
Brimley also knows how to "Sit", is great in the car, and doesn’t mind baths. He is a good little eater and is not at all picky, but needs to be kept on a high quality low fat dog food to keep his blood sugar stable. The best fit for Brimley would be with a loving family/person who can spend time with him. He would be happy with a doggie pal, but is also fine on his own. Brimley is neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on his vaccinations. He is going to make someone a great family member. Please go to Second Chance's website to complete an application to meet him and see if you are a match. His adoption fee is $200, and helps the organization cover neuter costs, vaccinations, medical treatment, food and supplies.

All of our dogs are in private volunteer foster homes, and as such these individuals are most qualified to answer any questions regarding the dog.

We do not have a central shelter or kennel locations - you must make a private one-on-one meet and greet appointment with each individual dog at the foster family's convenience.  To protect our foster families' privacy, we must have an APPROVED adoption application on file before we release their contact information.

All of our dogs are fixed (spayed/neutered) and up to date on shots. We have a 2 week foster-to-adopt period to make sure the dog is a fit for your family. Adoption fees vary from dog-to-dog.  

Please note that an approved application DOES NOT guarantee that the dog will be placed with you. The final decision rests with our fosters as they know the dogs the best, and please be aware that there may be other applicants interested in the same dog. We continue accepting applications on a dog until the dog is with the new adoptive family in their home.

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About Second Chance Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Second Chance Dog Rescue was formed to fulfill a desperate need in the community to Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home homeless dogs from the over-crowded local shelters, and from families who can no longer take care of their dogs (on a case-by-case basis only).

Our program is based on foster care, and all rescued dogs spend their first days at a loving foster home where they receive personalized care. As part of our program, we ensure that all dogs are vaccinated, are spayed or neutered, and have been socialized by their foster family. In addition, Second Chance Dog Rescue provides support for potential new owners and monitors progress for both new pet parents and their adopted dogs. This helps guarantee that our dogs go to good, loving, forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our website at for a list of upcoming Adoption Events. Additionally, our foster parents may schedule one on one meetings with potential owners and provide a personalized adoption experience.

Our Adoption Process...

We require an Adoption Questionnaire to be completed - whether online or in person - before meeting any of our dogs. Upon approval of the Questionnaire, a potential adopter will be required to complete an Adoption Contract and pay adoption fees. All of our adoptions start with the first 2 weeks as a 'trial' period, to ensure the adoption is a good fit. Adoption of a puppy may require a refundable training deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of training with a Certfied dog trainer, and submission of certificate of completion to our office.