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Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue News Page

Updated on April 9, 2015
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

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

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.

Ladybug's "Workie" Adventure In Fundraising!

Ladybug helps me sell coupon books for Younkers department store at a local fundraiser! She's a rock star at it.
Ladybug helps me sell coupon books for Younkers department store at a local fundraiser! She's a rock star at it.

SueSue, Winnie & Ladybug

SueSue, Winnie & Ladybug
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
You can also make a donation to help our furkids securely through Paypal.  
  to the email address, 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 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 (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!!!

Thank you!!!

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 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.

Who's on the pillow? - They all take turns napping here!

This time, it's Susie, Winnie & Ladybug's turn!

Schnauzie Friends - Tell Me About YOUR Furkids!

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      WindyWintersHubs 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      It's wonderful that you have given so much time and love to these dear Schnauzies. I hope you will be able to find more volunteers in your area. Blessed!

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      KayeSI 5 years ago

      What a wonderful site. One of my sweet granddogs is a rescue dog and he has been such a blessing to our family. Thank you for all you are doing.

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      Sheila 5 years ago from Omaha, NE

      @Timewarp: Cool!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Montreal

      Ok lets be honest here...Schnauzers are the best! (ok I may be biased since I have one :)

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      GRM 5 years ago

      What an AMAZING lens! And even more amazing is the work you are doing with miniature schnauzers -- it is unbelievable that you have rescued and placed over 50 of them! People like you truly make a difference to the dogs we all love. Thank you Sheila!

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      Miha Gasper 6 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      We too often forget our responsibilities to pets. sure we love puppies or kittens, but then we realize they need constant care, the need a doctor, they need out time... I think people should have a licence for a dog like they need it for a car. Or a gun.

      I hope i have not strayed too much from the subject. You made lovely lens. Thanks!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Very sweet lens! If the humans were more responsible breeders and not be so greedy, that alone would help resolve with throw-away animals/pets

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      flycatcherrr 6 years ago

      One of my friends is a breeder of Giant Schnauzers, which are lovely enough, but these mini guys are just too adorable. Good on you for your rescue work!

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Sheila, quite a beautiful story of a loving rescue. From on rescuer to another - great job! Angel blessed and adding to the Best of Pet Rescue on Squidoo!

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      schnauzermom 9 years ago

      Great lens! Thanks for your wonderful work!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Sheila's Schnauz rescue took a 14 year old Mini Schnauzer from my rescue organization when nobody else would. His name was Ole Man River, we rescued him from our local animal control where he was laying in a concrete kennel staring at the wall. Her volunteer Larry was supposed to be the halfway point, but ended up keeping him and giving him a good life from May, up until about a week ago, when he took a turn for the worst, and had to be euthanized. I am eternally grateful to Sheila and Larry, I contacted at least 7 rescues and they were the only ones who weren't scared off by all of his health problems, and were willing to give him a second chance at life. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

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      nheng 10 years ago

      Schnauzers sure are very cute breeds of dogs. They look like great men with great beards!I really enjoyed staring at my Robert ( my schauzer) especially when he shakes his head to get rid of water from his mouth! I once caught a picture of him doing that and I put it up front on my schnauzer checks and my friends are entertained by it! never imagined that my schnauzer checks can entertain anyone! you might also try to do this, too! try to check it out! anyway, thanks for this lens of yours! Great work! i should give it 20 stars!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Pretty cool site, keep up the good work.

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      kathysart 10 years ago

      Ohhh so cutie those doggies! I adore them! Great work my friend.. congrats on being a kind person.


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      and bow wow from Hawaii and my pound doggie Maxwell, Kathy

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Anyone who reads this site needs to know that Sheila is the most wonderful person in the world to care for these Schnauzers.

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      Karendelac 10 years ago

      I am passionate about animals and your lens is a solid 5 stars. I have just completed a Bird Rescue Lens ~~ Please click on Karendelac above, to view it.

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      Paul 10 years ago from Montreal

      That's a cute video!

      I rescued my mini from an old man on oxygen and a wheelchair who had no idea how much effort is needed to take care of a hyper puppy. Now we get to go to the park and run around all the time!

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      Mister_Gug 10 years ago

      While I may be light-heartedly a little bias toward the parti-colored miniature schnauzer variety, all miniature schnauzer rescue is equally important! Great cause!

      -Mister Gug


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      maswee 10 years ago

      Great lens, 5 stars...Mas from puppy care , dog treats

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      Mister_Gug 11 years ago

      Schnauzer rescue is wonderful, great lens! I've added you to my lensroll too.

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      Sharon Stajda 11 years ago from Shelby Township Michigan

      HI, I enjoyed my browes... Good work,lots of good info. Please stop in over at my Doggiepedia lens. I would love your feedback.

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      slotowngal 11 years ago

      Sheila - Great cause - good luck with your shirts! Voted five stars for you! Nina, Alzheimer's Awareness