Dog Rescue

Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club

Occasionally, the Potomac Valley Standard Schnauzer Club (PVSSC) has an adult Standard Schnauzer who needs a new home. These are excellent dogs who have lost their homes through no fault of their own. Homes can be lost through death, divorce, relocation, illness, or many other reasons. A “ready made dog” can be a wonderful choice for the first-time owner or the family that doesn’t have time to train a puppy.


These older dogs are usually housebroken, lead trained, or even obedience trained. They are usually nice about being brushed and combed. Lots of patience is required, however, for the first few weeks. The dog will feel confused and lonesome for his old family, but will quickly love his new family given a little patience.


The PVSSC rescues, evaluates, and places these wonderful Standard Schnauzers in new homes.
Please be aware that we are a local club, that services, Maryland, Virginia, and DC only.

If you are interested in potentially fostering a rescue, please fill out this form, sign it, and send to Lovey Lyons: PVSSC Foster Home Agreement

For PVSSC Adoption Information:

Contact the PVSSC Rescue Committee Chairperson Lovey Lyons at 757-657-6564 or email her at You will need to complete the PVSSC Adoption Application. Remember that this is for the Maryland, Virginia, DC areas only.

For Lost Dog Information:

Visit our Lost Dog Checklist Page for information about finding a lost dog and copies of posters & flyers that can be printed and used to help reunite you with your lost Standard Schnauzer. This page also contains the PVSSC Rescue Contact List.

Links to various rescue programs and animal shelters can be found off the Links page under the heading of ORGANIZATIONS – RESCUE.

For those who have found a lost dog which they think might be a Standard Schnauzer, see our SS pictures for identification.

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