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Miniature Schnauzer
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Small blue checkmark Purebred

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Please check our website out at There you will find our online application to adopt and on the same page at the top some of our guidelines and policies and geographic areas we cover. Many of your questions may be answered here. If not, please email the foster parent listed at the end of Mugsy's biography.

Mugsy is an adorable little black Miniature Schnauzer. He is on the smaller size and about 8 years old. He loves attention, but on his terms—he will cuddle on the sofa beside you, but does not enjoy being picked up—ask him to join you and he is all in, though! Typical terrier, typical Miniature Schnauzer, and Schnauzer of small stature…. he thinks he is the biggest dude around, so he would best fit as an ONLY PET with his ALL ADULT family home with a fenced yard.

Mugsy's family moved and were unable to keep him where they would move to. But earlier Mugsy had been attacked by a large dog. So, the outcome is he is all about Mugsy--he is going to take care of Mugsy first. He does not care for larger dogs and sometimes not for dogs his size. Mugsy needs a home where he can have his confidence built but also one that is Schnauzer smart and willing to work with a behaviorist to help him be more comfortable in his own skin. In trade, Mugsy will be on the sofa beside you every night watching news, sitcoms, whatever you choose, he doesn't care.

Mugsy is up to date on all of his vaccinations, microchipped, on heartworm preventative, and neutered. He is looking for love—is your’s the right place? For more info, contact his foster mom, Nancy, in Cincinnati, OH at

Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption-OH

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Cincinnati, OH 45240

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The first step in any adoption is to complete the online application to adopt found at There is a process that follows that includes a telephone interview, references check, and home visit. Adopter must travel to where the dog is being fostered to complete the adoption. We do not transport our dogs.

More about this rescue

Schnauzer Friends for Rescue and Adoption is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers who are trying to match "orphaned" Miniature Schnauzers with loving adoptive homes. While we are based in Cincinnati, Ohio, we do adopt all over Ohio, in northern and central Kentucky, and southern Indiana.
A popular misconception about a rescue dog is that they are old, "throwaway" dogs that no one else wants. While some of the dogs we get in are elderly, most are between the ages of 3 and 6. A great majority that we receive are males. All are spayed or neutered and up to date on shots by the time they are ready to be adopted. We work very hard to match each dog to the right adoptive home. To that end, we screen each dog to determine his or her needs and temperment. We also screen adoptive parents to make sure that they get the dog that will provide the best companionship for them. People surrender these dogs for many reasons. Housebreaking is a common reason (also one that is generally easily corrected with consistency). Some of the owners can no longer physically care for the dog. Others are moving and can't take the dog with them. Still others insist that the dog has attempted to injure their children. Whatever the reason, we evaluate the dog ourselves to determine his needs. We want to find permanent homes for these guys. Miniature Schnauzers have a lot of love to give. All they need is someone to give them a chance.
Another misconception is that these dogs are "free." While we don't sell the dogs, we do charge an adoption fee to help offset the cost of basic care and vet services. Rarely does the adoption fee cover the actual expense of the dog. Therefore we have periodic fundraisers and are always accepting of donations through check or PayPal. Every dog will be heartworm negative, spayed or neutered, and up to date on shots at the time of adoption.

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