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Schnauzer, Miniature
3 Years 0 Months
Spayed / Neutered



*3 years old - 16 Pounds
*Enjoys Sitting Outside and Being Close to His Person
*Dog Friendly - All Sizes
*Crate Trained
*Working on Potty Training
*Quiet, Adult-Only Home
*Training Required

Hi, future family! My name is Darius, and I am ready to find out what love and comfort feels like after my previous life of horrible neglect. I was rescued from a puppy mill operation, where I was kept in a small crate my entire life; I never experienced kindness from people or any affection and I will thrive with patient people who will help me blossom and learn what life should really be. My ideal home will be a quiet one with adults; I can be initially timid with men, but once I know you are a safe person I love to be near you like a shadow and I also enjoy lounging outside in the grass with you (I never felt grass before, and boy is it niiice!) It would also be a nice bonus to have another doggie pal to follow around. I get along great with dogs of all sizes. I am learning lots and experiencing so many fun things for the first time thanks to my friends at Fetching Tails, and my adopters will need to sign me up for training classes so I can work on my socialization skills and gain even more confidence. I am already crate trained and potty training is a work in progress; I am also working on my leash-walking skills and would love to learn even more. Are you the special person who could show me the good life and pamper me with all the love I have always dreamed about? I hope you fill out an adoption application soon; I have a feeling we are going to have an incredible life together!

If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.



Adoption Fees

When you adopt a dog, you're not buying a pet. Your donation isn't a fee for your adoptee - it's a gift that helps us pursue our mission, save lives, and ensure we can provide care to all the dogs in our program.


  • Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125

  • Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $375

  • Puppies. Under 6 months / $450


Adoption Requirements

  • Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border

  • Be at least 21 years of age 

  • Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household

  • Have approval from owner of the residence  (written in lease)

  • Have a valid ID with current address

  • Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation 

  • Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment 

How to Adopt

  Wag, Woof, Smile  


Get Started

Apply to Adopt

Ready to welcome a wagging tail into your family? Then fill out an application to join our adoption family!


Once we have your info we'll start the process (which includes a consultation and a doggy meeting) and get you on your way towards a life of puppy love. 

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