Valley of the Sun Giant Schnauzer Rescue began in 2002 with a cluster of people who connected via the Internet and with the
encouragement of the local Miniature Schnauzer Group. Our little group expanded as more Giant Schnauzer owners became involved and gave of their time. We are all interested in educating people about Giant Schnauzers and saving as many Giants as we can. Our dogs are vet checked, micro chipped and fostered to discover their habits. Then we look for suitable homes to match each individual dog.
We are very proud of our group, and we volunteer our time out of love of the breed. VSGSR was incorporated in December 2003 and achieved 501(c)(3) status in April of 2004. Many local rescue groups helped us with the information we needed to put together our paperwork.
VSGSR networks nationwide with other Giant Schnauzer Rescues. We also partner with Maricopa Animal Care and Control as a New Hope partner.
Fundraising efforts include: annual Giant Schnauzer Fun Day, Pets911 events, Ebay auctions and other sales of our artists’ work, and private donations.
Our Mission is to rescue Giant Schnauzers in need, provide medical care when necessary, and find foster care placements where these dogs can begin the process of finding a forever home. Ultimately, we hope to find permanent homes that are best suited to each dog where they may live out their lives in a happy, healthy and loving environment. We also help other schnauzers who are in need. We recently have had drive by drop off rescues at Deer Creek Animal Hospital. People have just walked in and left schnauzers there that need help.
We will also educate the public about the Giant Schnauzer breed, the need to spay and neuter dogs and cats, and the proper care, training, and diet for the breed.