6 Devoted Schnoodle Rescues & Resources for Adoption

Looking for a schnoodle to cuddle and call your own? These schnoodle rescues and resources can help you find the perfect schnoodle for adoption near you.

Updated October 10, 2023
Portrait of Schnoodle puppy outdoors

The schnoodle is a beautiful blend of schnauzer and poodle, with traits coming from each of these breeds. Because of their smart and affectionate nature, they have become one of the most popular doodle types. If you're searching for a schnoodle, starting with a rescue organization is a good plan, especially if you want to give your new dog a new leash on life. 

1. Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati

Cute grey schnoodle in autumn park

The founder of the Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati felt it was important that her group take schnauzer mixes, including schnoodles, of any age or health status. The group is based in Ohio but has members that assist with rescue in other states, including Alabama, Delaware, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia. Once you've completed your application, they will perform a home visit and veterinary reference check. 

2. Carolina Poodle Rescue

Located in South Carolina, the Carolina Poodle Rescue is a rescue that re-homes poodles and poodle mixes, including schnoodles. They are big supporters of spay/neuter initiatives in order to help end euthanasia. Keep this in mind if you had considered breeding.

Once you fill out an application, the rescue will contact your veterinarian and the references you provided. They sometimes email with additional questions. If you pass the veterinary and reference portion, the rescue will assign you one of their adoption counselors, who will conduct a telephone interview with you to make a final decision whether to approve your application. This rescue does not adopt to families with children under the age of five in the home to avoid a child roughhousing with the dog and a subsequent dog bite occurring.

Need to Know

The majority of rescue organizations will require dogs be spayed/neutered prior to adoption. 

3. Miniature Schnauzers and Friends Rescue

Based in Southern California, Miniature Schnauzers and Friends primarily rescues miniature schnauzers, but they will also take in schnauzer mixes. Dogs stay in foster homes or boarding facilities until matched with a home. You must live in the greater Los Angeles area to adopt from this rescue, and a home visit is required. After you have filled out an application, a volunteer will match you with a schnoodle whose personality traits best suit your interest. 

4. Colorado Mini Schnauzer Vintage Dog Rescue

Little mocha miniature schnauzer sitting and facing happily

This volunteer group focuses on rescuing Miniature Schnauzers and their mixes, including schnoodles, as well as other mixed breed dogs with poodle or miniature schnauzer heritage that are under 25 pounds. Their dogs stay in foster homes and you can meet dogs you are interested in after completing an application. The volunteers will bring the dog of your choice to your home and will complete the process there if you decide it's a match. 

Need to Know

Adopters must be at least 21 years old and any current pets must be spayed or neutered.

5. Poo Mix Rescue

The Poo Mix Rescue site is a rescue information site run by volunteers that lists rescued poodle mixed breed dogs from the US and Canada. The site's goal is to help rescue centers and shelters find homes for these dogs by bringing all the listed mixes from around North America to one place.

6. Petfinder

Petfinder.com is a network of all kinds of adoptable animals throughout the country. You can search for a specific breed on the site and narrow results down to your area to see what is available. Schnoodles aren't an official breed listed on the site, so be sure to search for schnauzer and poodle mixes under breeds you are seeking so that any schnoodles available come up in the search.

Ask for Advice 

Schnoodles are known for being very affectionate and highly trainable, with a life span of 13 to 17 years and few health issues. Though schnoodles are very adaptable, any schnoodle may need some time to adjust to their new home after adoption. Ease them into their new environment and be patient. Ask the rescue organization for advice on how to help your specific dog adapt to his new home. Every dog is different and the one you're adopting may do better with some things than others. 

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6 Devoted Schnoodle Rescues & Resources for Adoption