Welcome to the “Virginia Schnauzer Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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Originally bred as a guard dog and rat hunter in Germany, the Schnauzer is a devoted and affectionate breed who loves nothing more than to be around their family. They are often described as being a dog with a human brain thanks to their intelligence, trainability, and courage. The Schnauzer likes to carry themselves with self-importance and make excellent watchdogs. They are territorial and will alert their families of any strangers. This breed can have a mischievous personality and is always clever. If socialized early with children, they’ll get along great with them. Schnauzers do have strong personalities, though, and can be stubborn, so early training is definitely necessary. However, they do learn quickly so training shouldn’t be too difficult. With their great personality and intelligence, the Schnauzer makes a great addition to any family.
If you can't find the right Schnauzer Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Schnauzer Rescues in Virginia
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- To find additional Schnauzer dogs available for adoption check: Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, or Kentucky.
- Or check out the complete list of all Schnauzer Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in Virginia: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Alaskan Klee Kai, Cockapoo, or Mastiff.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.