During the Covid-19 wave, SRC will remain open on a limited basis. Other than for emergencies, SRC will operate on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, and FRIDAY from 10am to 5pm until further notice. You may leave a message through the website or our Facebook Page and one of our Core Team will be in touch with you as soon as possible. Please know that our thoughts and prayers follow you and keep you uplifted during this difficult time. SRC has limited volunteers right now and we strive to provide the best possible service to those in need.
Please wear your masks whenever in public so that hundreds or perhaps thousands of lives may be saved. Please remember to wash your hands often, and to social distance. We at SRC wish you the most blessed of Holiday Seasons and are praying that by next year we may give each other a big HUG! Right now, our means of showing our love and devotion to each one of you is to follow the science and remember that the lives we are saving could be that of our Mothers, Fathers, Grandmothers, Grandfathers, children, spouses, and so forth. Every American must concentrate on protecting their loved ones in these challenging times. There is no greater gift any of us could give one another! Let's stop this horrific, deadly virus in its tracks!
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Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas (SRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All our tax-deductible adoption donations go back into helping care for other rescues. We are a group of volunteers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee. Our sole purpose is to rescue dogs and provide them with secure and safe homes. We provide permanent homes for displaced Miniature, Standard, Giant Schnauzers, and occasionally 'endangered Honorary Schnauzers.
SRC aims to assure that each rescued canine in our care will have a happy and healthy life. As soon as this needy canine comes into our custody, the dog will be examined by one of our professional SRC vets for various tests.
Once cleared by our SRC approved vet, the dog is placed in a loving SRC foster home for a minimum of two weeks. This helps the foster parent to evaluate the rescued canine's demeanor and needs adequately. This way, the foster parent can give valuable information to the approved adoptive parent about their future family companion to ensure the upcoming adoption will be happy and successful. The foster parent’s evaluation is posted for prospective applicants to read before they apply to adopt the dog.
Adoption is a lifetime commitment. We, at SRC, strive to match our rescued canines and adoptive parents as closely as possible. This ensures our SRC rescued dog and its permanent family will be happy together and well matched.
If you would like to request an adoption application, see below where you may download adoption applications, foster applications or if you just want to help in other ways you may want to download a volunteer application. All these are here on our DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you plan to adopt, please start the approval process by donating $5.00 to have your completed adoption application processed This is tax-deductible and will be used for the medical needs of incoming rescues.
Please download and fill out your application for adoption, fostering, or volunteer efforts below. Please return the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
The SRC Placement Team takes pride in being able to process applications quickly. That is what sets our organization apart from many others. We feel that solid applicants deserve a quick turnaround time, and we make every effort to expedite the processing of applications within reason.
Normally, an application can be processed within a couple of weeks or less, depending on the location and availability of the applicants and SRC volunteers. Please know that when you apply for one of our dogs, if you are approved, you must be ready to accept the new dog into your home shortly after approval. SRC is not able to hold dogs for people until they are ready and places dogs on a first-come basis. In addition, you do not have to go through our approval process every time you decide to adopt! As long as you are still living in the same home and your situation has not changed, then all the Placement Team needs to do is update your Vet reference so the next time is much faster and quicker! Be certain to let the Placement Team that you have already adopted from SRC and give them the date of adoption and the SRC ID of the dog you adopted plus send us those vet records. Your approval will be updated quickly.
With the rising cost of gas, SRC no longer offers transport for the dog you adopt If there is a dog you are interested in, please inquire ahead of time where it is located, so you may determine whether you will be willing to drive to that location to pick it up. Sometimes transports may be arranged if the applicants are eager to cover fuel costs; however, that is not a guarantee. SRC rescues dogs in four states and have foster homes scattered over our adoption area. Upon adoption, it will be your responsibility to arrange to pick up your new family friend.
SRC serves the areas of North and South Carolina, all of Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee for the adoption of Mini Schnauzers, Standard Schnauzers and Giant Schnauzers. SRC never ships any of its dogs, so all adopters must be prepared to come to our area to pick their newly adopted friend up.
1. Submit Application
Applications must be filled out completely. They may be obtained from our website or requesting by email.
2. Home Check
Once your application is submitted, a vet reference will be checked and as long as that is satisfactory, then a home visit will be scheduled (Covid-19 has changed this process for now -- it has been replaced with interior and exterior photos of your home, plus phone interviews for the protection of applicants and our volunteers.)
3. Approve Application
All aspects being satisfactory, then you will be notified that you are approved to adopt from SRC. Your information packet is sent to the foster parent.
4. Meet the Dog
Once the foster parent has reviewed your information, they will answer your questions. You may have a meet and greet with the dog selected if desired.
5. Sign Adoption Contract
If you decide to adopt, a donation is made and a adoption contract must be signed prior to being able to take your new family companion home.
6. Take the Adopted Dog Home
After donation and paperwork is complete, plus your pet is home, please notify SRC. The dog's micro-chip will be registered in your name(s) by SRC at no charge.
7. SRC is Available During Adjustment
SRC is available for questions during the adjustment period to secure a successful adoption. SRC does not registers the microchip until you are ready and feel the adoption is what you want. If you decide that your adoption is not working out, you may NOT sell or give away this dog. It must come back to SRC.
Please download an application from our website to begin this adoption process. Our approval process is done as quickly as possible by our Placement Team. The length of the approval process depends on the number of applications in process and also your location in relation to volunteers available to conduct a home visit report efficiently. You may also secure an adoption application by requesting it from our email address which is email@example.com if you have any trouble with the download.
Once the completed application is reviewed and accepted, a vet reference and an informal home visit are conducted, both of which must be satisfactory. If your vet reference is not satisfactory, a home visit will not be conducted. If everything is satisfactory, you will be notified of your approval. Once all these procedures are completed and the reports are compiled, you will be put in touch with the foster parent of the dog(s) you are interested in so that you may ask questions about those dogs. If your situation fits well with the dog you select, then someone with our Core Team will help you finalize the adoption which will include a donation made in honor of the adoption of this canine. You are not purchasing a dog but helping the next incoming rescue with its medical needs and this is a tax deductible donation if you itemize. An adoption contract must also be signed and returned. Once your paperwork is completed and your donation is made, then you may make arrangements to pick up your dog! This process does not take more than two weeks at the most as long as we are able to get a home visit scheduled in your location. (During Covid there is not a home visit done in order to protect our volunteers and our applicants. Photos of your home, both inside and outside including the yard will be requested and a phone interview will replace the home visit until this virus is over.)
SRC is a group of volunteers whose area of operation is within the areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Eastern Tennessee. We also adopt only to people located in those specific areas. SRC does not adopt outside of those specific areas so please do not request a waiver. This non-profit organization's sole purpose is to prevent cruelty of animals, specifically canines, by rescuing them and securing loving, permanent homes for displaced Miniature, Standard and Giant Schnauzers plus Honorary Schnauzers when room allows. SRC also works to help educate the public about their breed traits, health and nutritional needs to assure their future health and happiness. We also emphasize the importance of spay/neuter and micro-chipping to protect the health and security of your beloved canines. SRC works diligently to educate the public as to the importance of good dental care in extending the life expectancy of their dog's healthy lifespan.
Federal Tax Id #27-0061326
Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. (SRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization -- all of our adoption donations go toward helping care for other rescued Schnauzers and Honorary Schnauzers in need of medical care.
SRC applied for incorporation on June 18, 2003 and was approved by the N.C. Secretary of State on July 8, 2003.
N.C. Charitable Solicitation License # SL009656
"Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214 . The license is not an endorsement by the State."
SRC fosters each one of our rescued canines in a loving family environment and spends many personal hours working with them to ensure that they are ready (both physically and emotionally) to move into his or her new forever home when adopted. Every rescued canine spends a minimum of two weeks in their foster home before being released for adoption. This evaluation allows the foster parent to give the new family a very good idea about the demeanor of their newly adopted dog, and better prepares them to understand what to expect when taking their new family companion home. Each SRC dog is vetted by an SRC approved vet. Each dog is given a thorough examination, de-wormed, given all necessary vaccinations, spayed/neutered, micro-chipped and provided any other medical procedures deemed necessary by our vet ( such as dental, ear cleaning, nail trim, etc.) The micro-chip is done for their future safety prior to being adopted from our custody and SRC remains secondary after the adoptive parents have the dog's micro-chip registered in their in their name by SRC. In this way SRC is able to help should the canine become lost or stolen and the adoptive parents are not available, SRC would be able to claim the dog and hold them until we could contact the adoptive parents. SRC is committed to the full lifetime happiness and welfare of each rescued canine that comes into our safe haven whether it is a Mini, Standard, Giant, or "Honorary" Schnauzer. As of June, 2020, Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas, Inc. will have been in operation as a reputable and successful rescue organization for seventeen (17) years. Our nonprofit organization has placed at least 4700 Schnauzers and "Honorary" Schnauzers plus made a large number of referrals that resulted in saving the lives of many worthy canines. In fact, our organization has even placed about 14 Felines with courtesy listings and even one Parrot, so our worthy mission is alive and well. We are most grateful to all those generous and dedicated volunteers who have put in so many long hours and have asked nothing in return except that these animals live well, be happy, and flourish! Bless them all.
Should you want to join our SRC family and help to save needy rescued canines, we are always looking for more volunteers. Also please keep in mind that our foster parents are given the first option to adopt their fostered canines before they are offered to other applicants. Please email the SRC Core Team for a volunteer application at one of these email addresses:
and one will be sent to you right away. These may now be downloaded here from our website on this HOME PAGE for your convenience.
SRC requires a completed adoption application as part of our approval process which also includes a vet and an informal home visit done after your application is submitted to our Placement Team for their review. Our approval process is conducted professionally and as quickly as possible. SRC works diligently to match the right dogs with the appropriate forever homes -- there is a Volunteer Intake Coordinator that specifically works with this assignment to assure that our adoptions are successful and happy ones. All SRC members are volunteers and are unpaid for their services so that financial donations may go to the medical needs of our rescued dogs. Applicant's specific questions will be answered as soon as the approval process is concluded. Contact is arranged with the rescue dog's foster parents after approval is received so that approved applicants may have any questions answered about the dog of their choice. Everything that is known about each dog is written into their bio and these bios are updated frequently. SRC also provides guidance for new adoptive parents upon request and is thoroughly committed to their worthy mission. Each dog in our care receives a thorough vet exam, de-worming, necessary vaccines, spay/neuter, micro-chip, and any medical needs addressed as necessary by our vet prior to being placed in loving SRC foster care for evaluation of a minimum of two weeks. The two week requirement assures that each foster family will be able to give the adoptive family a better idea of the demeanor of their new family companion when he or she is adopted. A tax deductible donation according to the age of the canine adopted will be requested shortly before the time of the adoption of your selected rescue. This is NOT the purchase of a pet, this is a donation for the medical needs of future incoming rescues and is therefore helping needy canines that might otherwise perish without your assistance..
You will notice two gold “donate” buttons on this Home Page. Please click on either button and follow the secure link to make a credit card or checking account donation of your choice. Tax letters are available upon request. All these tax deductible donations are used to help incoming rescues with their medical needs. For your convenience there are "donate" buttons throughout this website.
Adoption of an animal in need saves lives. Adopt a dog from a reputable Rescue Organization and you'll have a friend for life. Your friend will already be vetted and evaluated for their demeanor so that their demeanor will more closely match your personality traits. SRC stands behind our canines; and if necessary, your adopted dog may be returned to us per your adoption contract.