Little Girl And Her Miniature Schnauzer Puppy.

Adopter and Foster Family Application & Agreement

Thank you for your interest in becoming either an adopter or a foster family for one of our beautiful Schnauzers!  Whether our Schnauzers are adopted or with a foster family, our Vision statement says it all:  “A Schnauzer.  In A Home.  Knowing Love!”  Our goal is to foster and then adopt loving Schnauzers into responsible, loving homes.

In order to find the best homes possible for our dogs, we have a few questions to ask in our adopter / foster family application.  We want to find out more about you, and your family, for both your sake and that of the dog.  Please take the time to fill out our application completely.  Incomplete applications will be rejected.  All required fields must be completed for the application to be successfully submitted.  Please note – we rely heavily on email communication…so a good email address is important.  When you successfully submit your application, the form will go away and you’ll see a simple ‘thank you’ message.  If you do not see this message, your application was not submitted (and may be missing required information).  Be particularly mindful of the ‘I Agree’ check box at the end of the application.


Adoption Application and Foster Application
  • Your Information & Interests

    Both Adopter applicants and Foster applicants should complete the information below.
  • Are you applying to Adopt or Foster?
  • When are you planning to Adopt or Foster?
  • Please provide a valid email address. Please double check the spelling!
  • Please provide the best telephone number at which we can reach you. A cell phone is usually best!
  • Please provide names / ages of all people living in your home.
  • Do you own or rent your home?
  • If you rent, please provide name and contact information for your landlord so we can verify that dogs are welcome.
  • Do you have a fenced yard?
  • Please describe the height of the fence and provide comments as to its condition.
  • Do you have a dog door?
  • Do you have a swimming pool?
  • If you have a pool, how will you protect a dog from falling in? Please note - Schnauzers are not instinctively good swimmers!
  • Have you ever surrendered a dog? If so, please provide details (e.g. reason).
  • How many hours per day will the dog be alone?
  • Where will the dog be during alone time?
  • Do you have any pets currently?
  • If you have other pets currently, what type of pets do you have? Please do not include pets who are deceased in this section.
  • New Pet Preferences

    This section is primarily for Adopter applicants.
  • Please let us know if you are particular about color or markings.
  • Please provide the characteristics or personality that is of interest to you. You may also use this section to expand on other preferences that you may have or to provide other information or comments.
  • If you have identified a particular dog of interest from our website, please specify by noting the dog(s) name.
  • Veterinarian Information

    Please provide information on your current veterinarian. SRT does check vet references. This section should be completed by both Adopter and Foster applicants.
  • Please do not leave this field blank. It will delay processing of your application. SRT does check vet references!
  • Please name each animal (current pet or deceased) seen by this Vet. SRT will check vet references.
  • Additional Info (Fosters Only; Adopters Skip Ahead)

    This section is for Foster Applicants only. Adopter applicants should skip ahead to the next section (Statement of Understanding).
  • Do you agree to show the rescue to approved adopters at a mutually convenient / agreed time and location?
  • If your rescue needs medical attention while under your care, do you agree to first contact your foster coordinator?
  • Do you agree to keep all ID tags on your rescue at all times?
  • If you no longer want to foster your rescue, do you agree to contact your foster coordinator?
  • If you foster and later decide to adopt your rescue, do you agree to pay the adoption fee? There are no exceptions to this policy.
  • Statement Of Understanding

    This section must be read and agreed to by both Adopter and Foster applicants. An application cannot be submitted without agreeing to the Statement of Understanding.
  • As a potential adopter or foster, I do hereby certify that all of the information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that if any of the information is inaccurate or incomplete, my application will not be processed. I further understand and agree that, if chosen as an adoptive or foster home, I will comply with the following conditions of adoption: 1) I am at least twenty-one (21) years old; 2) I understand that this dog MUST be an INDOOR pet; 3) I understand that no dog adopted / fostered from SRT may be allowed off lead, outside a fenced area, at any time or for any reason; 4) I further understand, if for ANY reason, that this dog does not work out, I will return it to SRT. Lastly, as a potential adopter or foster, I represent that no member of my household has ever been charged with cruelty to animals. By clicking the next check box, I submit that all of the information provided in this application is deemed reliable and accurate.

Once again, we appreciate your interest in our schnauzers and your time in completing the application.  We understand that it’s lengthy, but we care very deeply about our dogs and want to make sure that their adopter or foster home is the best fit for the dog and the adopter or foster family. We are an all-volunteer organization but we endeavor to respond to your application within just 48 hours.

Our adoption fees are:

~$400:  Rescues up to 4 years

~$300:  Rescues from age 5 to 7 years

~$200:  Rescues from age 8 to 9 years

~$100:  Rescues age 10+

Thank you for understanding that submission of an application does not guarantee approval for adopting or fostering through Schnauzer Rescue of Texas.  Approval is at the sole discretion of Schnauzer Rescue of Texas.