Dogs helped in 2021

Mad About Schnauzers Dogs helped in 2021


Mini SAS – Frankie

FrankieIn early this year we helped Frankie who was rescued in Dec 2020 and needed care for her ears, she also had a lump which required investigation.
Her ears are now fine, and lump was removed and assessed.
This turned out to be a ‘DIY repair’ performed when she was a puppy farm girl.




VioletViolet an ex puppy farm dog had been in long term foster since the end of 2018 needed many investigations including specialist surgical procedures when she became very unwell in January of this year.

As she was in long term foster care, DBARC had agreed to pay her ongoing veterinary bills which MAS then funded.

Very sadly Violet had cancer and passed away in March, but we are glad that we were able help with getting the diagnosis but incredibly sad that it turned out to be incurable.

DBARC – Konnie/Angel

AngelAngel arrived at DBARC in December 2020 blinded from her time as a breeding bitch in a puppy farm with no access to medical treatment.

Angel had successful double cataract surgery in February this year funded by MAS.

She later settled into her new home and was renamed Konnie.

Unfortunately Konnie escaped her new loving home in September and despite many searches is still missing. Please join the following group and help in anyway you can as her owners are distraught as are DBARC and MAS. We all want her found and back in her loving home.




Little Poppy was rescued from the meat trade in China by One Paw at a Time Dog Rescue and with financial help from MAS they were able to fly her to the UK in March where she is now happyPoppyPoppy, loved and adopted and living a life that every dog should have.

This is truly life saving work by One Paw At A Time Dog Rescue UK & Romania with help from MAS.


THERAPY DOG – Oscar Davies

Oscar DaviesOscar is an exceptional dog and what we class as a Therapy Dog. He is a companion to one of our members who has been plagued by her own serious health issues. He has been her main stay for years, so we were determined to help get him better for both their sakes.

As you may remember  Oscar had spinal surgery for his lumbosacral stenosis at the end of last year which was mainly funded by MAS.

Osacr DaviesHe was recovering ok from this, but he was not making the progress which had been hoped for. While on a walk in early May he did a weird bunny hop and his back legs gave way. By the end of the day, he had been diagnosed with bilateral ruptured cruciate ligaments in both legs.

It was decided to operate on one leg at a time as he was still very weak on his left hind leg from the previous surgery.

Oscar DaviesSurgery went well on the first leg (left) but as the week went on, he refused to move, eat, or drink. He was admitted back into hospital, and they found he had MRSA in his joint.

It was found that only one antibiotic would work, a human form but it had hardly ever been given to dogs.

After a couple more weeks he was able to walk on that leg and Oscar’s owners had a tough choice whether to go for surgery on the other leg and risk infection again. The other option would be to leave him with one cruciate still torn and have him live with a permanent leg brace. This would have been too restrictive for Oscar, so his owners decided to go ahead with the surgery.

After a difficult and nerve racking few weeks it all paid off. He can now walk, run, and jump happily on his hind legs.

With the pain in Oscar’s back and his tummy issues all under control Oscar is now a happy, naughty, and stubborn schnauzer again. His owners had completely forgotten how cheeky and naughty he was.

MAS funded his left leg cruciate operation, hospitalisation due to MRSA and part of his right cruciate operation.  All of which insurance would not cover as it was maxed out from all poor Oscars other health issues.


DBARC – WispaWispa

WispaWispa is a little schnauzer with complicated needs who lives in long term foster care with Janet North, manager at DBARC. Wispa has had a number of surgeries in the year and a half she has been at DBARC funded by MAS.

Even after surgery Wispa still has a lot of bother with her knees and is in constant pain. WispaAlongside her pain meds and physio, the DBARC vets also recommended hydrotherapy to help with both her pain and mobility.

So of course, MAS funded a hot tub for DBARC so that Wispa can have Wispaher hydrotherapy sessions without the need for her to travel. We have also kitted out the special ‘Wispa’s Water World’ which houses the hot tub.


Meg has been at DBARC since June 2019 and will


probably never be able to be rehomed as she has been so damaged by her time in the puppy farm industry. Although her confidence has grown while at DBARC and she has got used to Megbeing around people, she cannot tolerate human touch.

While her general health is good there are a number of issues due to her unwillingness to be touched or handled. She cannot be brushed or groomed unless sedated and all veterinary visits and treatments such as boosters must also be done under sedation.

MAS has covered these veterinary costs and is committed her ongoing veterinary costs and care.

DBARC – Hope

Hope was a little puppy who was surrendHopeered to DBARC as she had a cleft palate and other genetic abnormalities as DBARC had previous success in rearing pups through cleft palate surgeries.

Sadly despite the 24 hour love and care that little Hope received at DBARC, the wonderful vet team at the Ralph had assessed her many genetic abnormalities and made the heart wrenching decision that it was not fair on her to continue treatment as her neurological issues were getting worse.  The heartbreaking decision was made to put little Hope to sleep.Munchkin Manor

Little Hope was laid to rest at DBARC, and her paw prints and photo are on the remembrance wall in Munchkin Manor.

DBARC did everything they could for little Hope and we are glad that we could help with financial support for all the veterinary care she received in her short life

May and June


OscarOscar is a 2-year-old schnauzer cross rescued from the meat trade in China by One Paw At A Time Dog Rescue UK, Romania & China.

OscarHowever due to the excessive costs involved in arranging flights to the UK little Oscar had been waiting a really long time for transport.

Thanks to MAS who are here to help all Schnauzers in Need,  Oscar is now in the UK, loved and adopted by his foster family who decided they could not bear to give this beautiful boy up.

MAS are so proud to have helped with this boy’s life saving rescue.


DBARC – Aura

AuraAuraAura is a puppy farm rescue, Aura was a very scared little girl with one and a half ears.

She had to have extensive dental work with the removal of 22 teeth and a Spay.

MAS funded this along with support with the ongoing costs for Munchkin Manor which is a fantastic schnauzer rehabilitation accommodation at DBARC where Aura is currently a resident.


DBARC – SilkSilk

Silk is a puppy farm rescue and on arrival was timid but less scared than Aura.

She was happy to be around us, but she would not take a treat and is not ready to be touched. She was totally blind and had an issue with one of her ears.

Una and SilkMAS funded all veterinary treatment which included, ears treatment, dental, spay, double cataract surgery, specialist consultations, follow up appointments and ongoing eye drop treatment.

All this along with support with the ongoing costs for Munchkin Manor which is a fantastic schnauzer rehabilitation accommodation at DBARC where Silk was a resident.


UnaUna is a puppy farm rescue and on arrival Una was cautious but friendly and was happy to take treats and be stroked.

UnaMAS funded all her veterinary treatment which included ear treatment, dental, spay, cataract surgery, specialist consultations, follow up appointments and ongoing eye drop treatment.

All this along with support with the ongoing costs for Munchkin Manor which is a fantastic schnauzer rehabilitation accommodation at DBARC where Una was a resident.


TrufflesTruffles was surrendered to Mini SAS by a home breeder in November because he had a deformed tail and a hernia as they wanted him found a good home.

Minis SAS had a Veterinary check done and it was explained that with him being so young things might come to light later. He will also go deaf in one ear due to narrow ear canal.  He was scheduled an operation to correct his hernia.

Whilst being operated on for his hernia it also became evident that his liver had moved up into his chest cavity as the diaphragm had not formed correctly so this was also dealt with during the operation. Truffle was then placed in foster care to recover.

MAS covered the cost of this crucial operation for this beautiful little boy in December.

Update from Mini SAS –

Truffle will be staying with his foster dads and has been adopted by them.

Sadly this little one still has more operations to go, but is defining the odds (more issues have been identified as he matures) at the moment he has a heart issue which is the main concern but IV drugs have worked (his heart wouldn’t fair under an operation right now).  The vet has said if they can get him more mature a operation can be performed and subject to what they have to do and after care could be as much as £12k.  However his new Dads have said they will provide whatever he needs which is so kind and wonderful!  They are also MAS members so hopefully we will get updates on how Truffles is doing from time to time.

MINI SAS – Robyn

RobynRobyn was surrendered to Mini SAS in December 2021.
Robyn had a full vet check and it was found that she needed cataract surgery.
MAS has agreed to fund this operation in early February.

Things are looking up for this sweet girl as she has also been adopted by a lovely family with a wealth of experience after previously adopting another rescue schnauzer who was actually blind and nursed her through her operation to full recovery.


DBARC – Star

StarStar arrived at DBARC in late December having been rescued from a puppy farm. She was totally blind – she had a cataract in one eye and the other eye was not right at all.

She saw the vet on the day she arrived and the vet concluded that her right eye was so bad that it had to be removed. StarOnce recovered from her eye surgery she went on to have the cataract removed from her remaining eye in late January. 

The operation was successful and her sight has been restored in that eye.  Star’s life has been transformed, no more pain and she now has a bright and functioning eye. 

Her rehabilitation continues before she is ready to be rehomed.