Volunteers are welcome and always needed, especially for fostering dogs, providing transportation assistance, assisting with adoption screening, fundraising and public education.
As a 100% volunteer organization, and not-for-profit, contributions are greatly appreciated and go directly to the care of the dogs. Our funds come from your donations, our adoption fees, and our own pockets. If you would like to make a donation, please send to the following address:
Schnauzer Paws Rescue
PO Box 493, Ware, MA 01082
Adoption fees are donations to Schnauzer Paws Rescue, they are not payment for value received. They are based on the age and health of a particular dog, and the expenses for it's care. A special needs dog's adoption fee will be determined on age and the medical care it will require.
0-1 year - $500 ($75 will be added and refunded once we receive proof of spay/neuter)
1-2 years - $400
3-4 years - $350
5-6 years - $300
7-8 years - $250
9-10 years $150
11 and older $100
All dogs adopted from Schnauzer Paw Rescue receive the following:
a.. Veterinary examination
b.. Spay/neuter (if time before adoption allows, if adopted out without a s/n, $75 will be added to the donation fee which will in turn be refunded to adopter after proof of s/n is sent to SPR).
c.. Rabies vaccination
d.. Distemper/Parvo vaccination unless aged 7 or older
e.. Treatment for worms and intestinal parasites
f.. Heartworm test
g.. Dental cleaning and extractions, if necessary
h.. Urinalysis, if necessary
i.. Bloodwork, if necessary.
If the dog has any other medical needs, they will be addressed. The dog will be groomed -- or shaved down if the dog's coat is very matted. The dog will also be evaluated for temperament so that it is placed in a home that is appropriate for it's personality and needs.