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Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue

Updated on January 8, 2014
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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 Dogs!

When I founded Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue back in 1998, my commitment was to work for dogs - not people. That meant I would have to make some difficult decisions over the years, but it also helped me to keep my focus correct. Miniature Schnauzers are simply the love of my life and I will do just about anything to help them!

Right now we have three dogs here. They are my personal pet, 11 year old Scrappy Jack; along with rescues SueSue, 6; and Ladybug, 4.

Pictured here with me are two of my rescue girls, Ladybug at left, and SueSue. Ladybug came into my rescue at 13 months of age from central Kansas when her owners lost their home due to the economy. SueSue came into my rescue in 2007 as a 4-month old puppy! Her owner allowed their two year old to play unsupervised with Susie, pulling her ears and otherwise tormenting her, and Susie nipped at her. Go figure! In the entire time I've had her with me, she has never bitten anyone else. But she is un-placeable because she carries the brand of "biter." Dogs like Sue have to have somewhere to go, and that's where I've always come in. I take the un-placeables, the misfits, the behavior problems, the insurmountable medical challenges, the leg-lifters... you name it.

The dog, once it is accepted here, stays until I find the perfect forever home for him or her. If that's days or weeks, great! If it's years, fine. One dog stayed with me for six years and then found a great home. Several others have lived out their lives here with me.

Since I have undergone several major surgeries including replacing both hips and a knee, and more to come, I have had to stop taking dogs into my own home. I have been busy the last few months recruiting foster volunteers who take on the job of daily care of the dogs. This arrangement is working beautifully! I'm still able to do the work I love and the dogs are still getting the expert help they need.

The most expensive part of dog rescue work is veterinary care. That's where we ask for support from donors! Some people are called to work directly with the animals, like me. Others are able to give of their resources to support those who do. Is that you? If so, there's a link below where you can help the dogs at Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue. You can also help our furkids by purchasing our cool dog rescue gear from CafePress below, or any of the Amazon or eBay items listed on this lens! Whatever you do, we appreciate your support! The Schnauzers say "Woo-Roo!" which is Schnauzerese for "Thank you very much!"

Urgent GiveForward Fundraiser For Our Vet Bills! - Please share his link with your friends!

Scrappy Jack had 13 teeth removed the day before Thanksgiving and came down with a very serious cellulitis infection along with a respiratory infection. So far he is not responding well to the treatment. He has incurred over $1000 in vet bills thus far with more treatment to come. If you can help by contributing, or by sharing the link to our fundraiser with your friends, we really would appreciate it! Thank you!

Ladybug Schnauzer's Rescue News

Your In-Depth On The Scene Schnauzer Reporter!

Hi, I'm Ladybug and I'm the littlest one of Sheila's furkids. I'm the one in the pink dress in the picture at the top! I live in the Miniature Schnauzer rescue called Sheila's Schnauzies in Omaha, Nebraska. Our nonprofit rescue has been going on since 1998 but none of us has been here that long... Well, Scrappy Jack has, I guess. He was Mom's kid before she started rescuing. So SJ is "The Boss" around here. I came here when I was just 13 months old after my old parents lost their home to the economy. That's when I went into rescue, then I eventually ended up here.

There are three of us living here right now: me, now 4; SueSue who is 7, and of course Scrappy, 11. This fall, we rescued little Shyla, an 8 lb. black Miniature Schnauzer who was picked up by a large bird in eastern Iowa and dropped, leaving claw holes in both her sides! She is all healed up and (now named Jozie) is doing great at her new forever home!

No sooner than we had placed Shyla, another very unexpected rescue came in! Mom had taken me to my vet appointment and was standing there waiting as another lady holding a tiny, very sick puppy was yelling at the staff. She was angry because they had diagnosed her pup with Parvovirus and he needed urgent hospitalization to survive. It ended up that mom talked the lady into surrendering the puppy to her rather than dumping him at the unstaffed local city rescue drop off kennels as she stated she intended to do. So, mom put little 14 week old Cocoa Bear in the hospital right then and there. He made a remarkable recovery and ended up in a marvelous forever home down in Kansas City after spending several weeks recuperating here with us.

Shortly thereafter, we rescued a tiny girl, a Carnauzer (Cairn Terrier/Schnauzer Mix) in October. She was literally scheduled to be put to death at an eastern Iowa kill shelter when we found out about her and got her pulled out just in time with less than an hour to spare! Her new name is Izzy and after spending some time with us, she found an amazing new forever home with a retired schoolteacher who has two Schnauzers including one of our former rescues, Schultzie. She is now the official "Queen of the Manor" there and is much adored!

Sheila's Schnauzies rescues, rehabilitates and places Miniature Schnauzers for adoption, and provides sanctuary to dogs who are un-placeable. We hope you will stay and meet all of us, say hello, Like us here on Squidoo and let's be Schnauzie friends!! If you'd like to help our rescue pay our vet bills, or provide other items like toys or other items for the furkids, there are opportunities to do so below. We appreciate your support!

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Some Of Sheila's Schnauzies Alumni - All In Forever Homes... Some Now At Rainbow Bridge

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Ladybug - currently with us!SueSueScrappy Jack, age 11Koby, "MooMoo" now at Rainbow Bridge."Monty Rat" now at Rainbow BridgeBailey, now at Rainbow BridgeWinston, happily adopted!Izzy - happily running her new home!Jozie, happy in her new forever home!Casey Anne, our very first rescue girl in 1998, now at Rainbow BridgeCocoa Bear, happy in his new home!Schultzie, found starved and horribly matted as a stray, has spent many happy years in his new home!Lily Rose, a tiny pup near death abandoned at the vet's, was saved by generosity of donors who paid for her surgery! A spoiled princess now!Baxter, living in the same home with Lily Rose! Now at Rainbow Bridge, God rest. What a sweet boy.Baby Jack was adopted and had a happy life!Zoe with her amazing new owner. Zoe spent many happy years with Larry and Bonnie before going to Rainbow Bridge. We miss you, Zoe.Tasha was the sweetest little girl, saved from a pound in Kansas along with her brother, Springer. She is now at Rainbow Bridge after a happy life.Springer was a faithful companion to Tasha and owners Larry and Bonnie, now at Rainbow Bridge.Sissy showed up stray, nearly starved, covered in fleas and ticks. After getting her healthy, she surprised us with 7 pups! We found homes for all.Brandi was a sweet poodle who found an awesome home!Shelby and Zoe were hand-fed at age 3 weeks having been separated from their mother in a drug raid. They both found loving homes.
Ladybug - currently with us!
Ladybug - currently with us!
SueSue
SueSue
Scrappy Jack, age 11
Scrappy Jack, age 11
Koby, "MooMoo" now at Rainbow Bridge.
Koby, "MooMoo" now at Rainbow Bridge.
"Monty Rat" now at Rainbow Bridge
"Monty Rat" now at Rainbow Bridge
Bailey, now at Rainbow Bridge
Bailey, now at Rainbow Bridge
Winston, happily adopted!
Winston, happily adopted!
Izzy - happily running her new home!
Izzy - happily running her new home!
Jozie, happy in her new forever home!
Jozie, happy in her new forever home!
Casey Anne, our very first rescue girl in 1998, now at Rainbow Bridge
Casey Anne, our very first rescue girl in 1998, now at Rainbow Bridge
Cocoa Bear, happy in his new home!
Cocoa Bear, happy in his new home!
Schultzie, found starved and horribly matted as a stray, has spent many happy years in his new home!
Schultzie, found starved and horribly matted as a stray, has spent many happy years in his new home!
Lily Rose, a tiny pup near death abandoned at the vet's, was saved by generosity of donors who paid for her surgery! A spoiled princess now!
Lily Rose, a tiny pup near death abandoned at the vet's, was saved by generosity of donors who paid for her surgery! A spoiled princess now!
Baxter, living in the same home with Lily Rose! Now at Rainbow Bridge, God rest. What a sweet boy.
Baxter, living in the same home with Lily Rose! Now at Rainbow Bridge, God rest. What a sweet boy.
Baby Jack was adopted and had a happy life!
Baby Jack was adopted and had a happy life!
Zoe with her amazing new owner. Zoe spent many happy years with Larry and Bonnie before going to Rainbow Bridge. We miss you, Zoe.
Zoe with her amazing new owner. Zoe spent many happy years with Larry and Bonnie before going to Rainbow Bridge. We miss you, Zoe.
Tasha was the sweetest little girl, saved from a pound in Kansas along with her brother, Springer. She is now at Rainbow Bridge after a happy life.
Tasha was the sweetest little girl, saved from a pound in Kansas along with her brother, Springer. She is now at Rainbow Bridge after a happy life.
Springer was a faithful companion to Tasha and owners Larry and Bonnie, now at Rainbow Bridge.
Springer was a faithful companion to Tasha and owners Larry and Bonnie, now at Rainbow Bridge.
Sissy showed up stray, nearly starved, covered in fleas and ticks. After getting her healthy, she surprised us with 7 pups! We found homes for all.
Sissy showed up stray, nearly starved, covered in fleas and ticks. After getting her healthy, she surprised us with 7 pups! We found homes for all.
Brandi was a sweet poodle who found an awesome home!
Brandi was a sweet poodle who found an awesome home!
Shelby and Zoe were hand-fed at age 3 weeks having been separated from their mother in a drug raid. They both found loving homes.
Shelby and Zoe were hand-fed at age 3 weeks having been separated from their mother in a drug raid. They both found loving homes.

Want To Help Sheila's Schnauzies?

Here's How!

If you have Paypal... just send your contribution to: SheilaSchnauzies@gmail.com

If you don't have Paypal... go to www.Paypal.com and you can use any major credit card to send funds to SheilaSchnauzies@gmail.com for free.

OR... if you are interested in sending a check or money order, just email me at SheilaSchnauzies@gmail.com for information.

Whatever you choose... we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Another Way To Help Through Your Regular Online Shopping!

Just sign up for free at www.igive.com, and list Sheila's Schnauzies Miniature Schnauzer Rescue as your cause to support!

Search For What YOU Want On Amazon! - And Help Our Dogs!

SueSue

SueSue
SueSue

Think About It...

Have you ever wanted to volunteer helping animals? Rescues like mine always need volunteers for foster homes, grooming animals, transportation to forever homes, and lots more! The easiest way to find rescues is to look for dogs on Petfinder.com in your area.

Ladybug

Ladybug
Ladybug

The Outcasts... The Unplaceables

Some dogs in the rescue system are branded "un-placeable" for a variety of reasons. Most common are dogs who have a history of biting other dogs or worse yet, people. Those dogs are hopefully put into no-kill rescues where they live out their lives with people who are expert in handling them.

The Most Important Thing

If you adopt a dog from a rescue and it doesn't work out... ALWAYS return the dog to the rescue where you got it!

Are Dogs Property... Or Souls?

Do you view dogs as property that can be passed along, or do you view them as souls that are part of the family?

Please Bark & Sniff As You Pass By! - No Marking Though, Please!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Arf, Arf, Arf. And thank you for taking care of these dogs. This is a wonderful article. Wish you the best.