Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue News Page
It's All About The Schnauzers!
Here are Ladybug and SueSue, my baby girls. Ladybug, who just turned 4, was put into rescue when her owners were downsized out of their home when the economy tanked when she was 13 months old. SueSue, age 8, was put into rescue at age 4 months, because she nipped a toddler who was allowed to pull her hair. We currently have one other rescue boy, Whizzer, age 14, who was just returned to us last January after being adopted for four years.
This is the news page for our Miniature Schnauzer Rescue. You can visit our main rescue page at http://www.hubpages.com/hub/sheilasschnauzies
We love our dogs, we love you for loving them, and please stop by again! -- Sheila
Whizzer Has A New Smile!
Whizzer Had Dental Surgery - April 2015
Whizzer is our 14 year old sweet boy. He is a silver Miniature Schnauzer. He came into our rescue at age six and spent a number of years with us before being adopted in 2010. In January 2014 I received word from Whizzer's owner saying his life circumstances had changed. He was working three jobs and Whizzer was being kept locked in a kennel for 20 hours a day. Could I come and get him? You betcha!
When I picked Whizzer up he was a different dog. The light had gone out of his eyes. He was so stiff with arthritis from all the inactivity that it was painful to watch him move. My first job was to get him out of pain. I enrolled him in the highest level of plan that Banfield Veterinary has to offer and we went to work giving Whizzer pain medication and joint supplements to help his arthritis. I worked on getting him on great nutrition and providing tons of love and affection. The improvements were pretty fast and within a month Whizzer was back to his old happy frisky personality! He was in much less pain and after a few months he could actually run and romp in the yard. It did my heart good to see him so happy again!
Well, Whizzer also had some major dental problems. We did a dental cleaning on him when he started with Banfield last year, saving only five teeth. With his severe gum disease these remaining teeth continued to cause him discomfort. So we decided to extract all of the remaining teeth to get him out of pain. He came through the surgery fine, had a few rough post-op days which were to be expected. Now he is eating like a little horsie and is happy as a dog with a new bone!
Whizzer will never leave here again. He will live out his life with me and be my happy boy.
The Comb I Love!
Ladybug's "Workie" Adventure In Fundraising!
SueSue, Winnie & Ladybug
Scrappy Jack Is At Rainbow Bridge - My Baby Boy Is Gone.
My heart is still so torn, we lost Scrappy to complications of MRSA infection on February 10, 2014. I still can't bear it.
Monty Has Gone To Rainbow Bridge
It's still too hard to write about Monty. He has his own lens here on Squidoo, just click on his lens below to read about him. Monty collapsed suddenly on Labor Day weekend of 2012 and due to his advanced age of over 12 years and the bad prognosis, I made the difficult decision to let him go. Monty will be in my heart forever. I love you, Monty Rat.
We Lost Our Beloved Koby. - The diabetes finally won.
Koby fought a long battle with diabetes, losing all his eyesight in the process, and ending in January with a final critical illness. He was the bravest dog I ever knew, enduring insulin shots twice a day without a whimper and learning to find his way so bravely without his sight. Koby came to us in 2007 as an owner surrender and I came to just adore him. He was one of my "heart dogs." Here is how I want to remember him, he so loved his swimmie pool.
Bailey Is At Rainbow Bridge
Bailey suffered a stroke last summer and we had to let him go to Rainbow Bridge as he was suffering. We love you Bailey.
Koby's Last Halloween... My Sweetie
A Sweet Halloween Memory Of Koby...
Two years ago on Halloween I was getting all the furkids dressed in their Halloween suits, and I noticed poor Koby was feeling left out. (Koby was totally blind as a result of diabetes.) We had an extra Ladybug costume and I thought, what the heck - so what he's a boy! So I dressed him up, and he instantly had a change in demeanor - he was all waggy-like and happy, and trotting around showing off! I had my walker over by the front door so I could easily answer the door for the trick-or-treaters. Koby laid on the floor right next to me for about an hour and a half. When the trick or treaters would come to the door, he would get up and walk to the door, sniffing the air and wagging, but he naver barked once at them! He KNEW. What a sweet little guy he was and how lucky I was to have him. Happy Howl-O-Ween at Rainbow Bridge, my Koby!
Schnauzers Checking Out Their New Custom Made Food Trough! - Monty and Harry Find Eating IN The Trough More Efficient!
My son John built a made-for-schnauzers eating trough, he is quite handy at woodworking! This was the dog's first try eating at it and the two little guys decided it was more fun to jump up IN the trough to eat!
Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue
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Thank You!! Woof! Wag-Wag!!!!
We got a much needed present!
Our friend and rescue volunteer Bonnie did something wonderful! She made the incredibly soft fleece blankets the furkids are lying on in the photo. They are even embroidered with "Sheila's Schnauzies" on them!!! She brought us a dozen in all! Bonnie, they sure did pass the nap test with flying colors, girlfriend!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Here were Scrappy, Koby, Bailey and Monty enjoying their gift. The three boys are now at Rainbow Bridge.
How You Can Help!
We need volunteers!
We desperately are in need of foster homes so that we can help more dogs. Due to my health, i am having to stop bringing rescues into my home to stay. Volunteer Sheryl in Iowa is also full to capacity! So we need YOU! What's involved? A lot of love, patience, and helping with rehab of any issues the furkid may have, with guidance provided of course. Fosters are given first shot at adoptions when the dog becomes available so if you fall in love, we may be able to work something out for you. If you are interested in volunteering to be a foster parent, a transport driver, a groomert/bather, etc, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also make a donation to help our furkids securely through Paypal.
to the email address, email@example.com. You may also make direct contributions to our Veterinarian, Dr. Ray Thiele, Harrison Street Animal Clinic, Ralston, NE at (402)596-0355.
Another great way to help is by doing your online shopping starting at iGive.com. They have thousands of online stores available which donate a percentage of sales to our rescue! All you have to do is sign up at iGive.com (it's free!) and specify Sheila's Schnauzies as your charity beneficiary. Then watch your dollars go to work! OH and I almost forgot to tell you - just signing up at iGive donates $5.00 to us!!!
Rainbow Bridge Memorials
Do you have a dear furfriend at Rainbow Bridge? If you would like to have him or her memorialized on a webpage here, please email me at SheilaSchnauzies@gmail.com with your furkid's name, date of birth, date of passing, a brief comment (50 characters or less please) and a clear photo in .jpg, .gif or .png format. Please place "Rainbow Bridge Memorial" in the subject line.
Links To My Stuff
- Cool Schnauzer & Dog Rescue Gear
Featuring my original artwork!
- Sheila's Schnauzies MIniature Schnauzer Rescue, Inc.
Here's where you can see photos of all the furkids, read their stories, even apply to adopt a furkid! Also you will find all of my handcrafted items for sale here such as crocheted things like dog sweaters, handmade sterling gemstone jewelry, my heal
- My Online Crochet Group
Here's where I put up new test crochet patterns... hang out with my crochet friends, and lots more!
Who's on the pillow? - They all take turns napping here!
This time, it's Susie, Winnie & Ladybug's turn!