I met Andy through a face book post about Winston; a 16 year old blind and deaf dog left at a shelter because his owner could no longer care for him. Andy posted he would take Winston in a heartbeat if Winston wasn't so far away. Andy lives in Missouri. Winston was in South Florida. I live in Florida so I adopted Winston and transported him to Andy's ranch a few weeks later on a trip I took to Illinois. That is when I started following his rescue. Andy's heart for animals is huge. If I published a dictionary, in the definition of dog lover you would find a picture of Andy. Andy takes in the seniors nobody wants like Winston. He also takes in dogs with medial issues such as neurological disabilities; paralysis; heart worms, and a host of other medical problems that people don't want to deal with or can not afford to get treatment for. Thor (The Schnauzer Ranch And Friends mascot) is one of those medical issues, his back legs are paralyzed and he is incontinent. Andy also takes in behavioral problems like Lewis who was so abused that every time Andy touched him he would run across the room and scream. It took a year for Lewis to come around. Andy doesn't give up on these precious souls. If they are not adoptable they stay with Andy or one of the fosters for the rest of their lives. Andy does monthly transports to Texas where he picks up between 10-18 dogs and takes them back to the ranch in Missouri. These dogs are pulled from high kill shelters. The dogs come in one day and must be tagged and gotten out the next day or they die. Andy's rescue takes in hundreds of dogs a year and works diligently to find the best homes for them. In addition to saving dogs the rescue helps several people with their animal's medical bills; food; and medications, so they can keep their animal friends. It's never ending. As I am writing this essay, the rescue just took in 25 dogs from El Paso Texas, and have another 30 dogs at a kennel in Los Fresnos Texas waiting to be transported to the ranch. There is one director and two co-directors. Andy (director in Missouri) and Marcia Welton (co-director in Texas) both work full time and devote huge amounts of their free time to saving animals. At any one time Andy will have up to forty dogs at the ranch, many with very costly medical issues. The other co-director (Susan Wright) is always at the ranch caring for the animals Their love and concern for our canine brothers and sisters is the reason I choose to support them.
They are what All rescues should be. They don't just take in the "highly " adoptable. They save the old, the special needs, the troubled and those other rescues won't take. That is the true meaning of rescue.
The Schnauzer Ranch is a fantastic non profit rescue for In need schnauzers an there Friends! They do not discriminate if they are sick or injured they help them all at any stage of there life! The really care! ❤️
Andy and the Ranch are amazing. They take in the unwanted, the sick ,old, injured.... they love these animals, vet them and make them know love and caring.
Schnauzer Ranch & Friends Inc is a great rescue. Andy works so hard at making sure all the rescues are seen by the vet, fed well, and loving each one.
Andy is so caring and kind with the Schnauzers he cares for. He makes sure they're seen by a veterinarian, well fed and placed in loving homes. Any animal would be blessed to have a moment in his hands.
The Schnauzer Ranch and Friends is a great rescue! I love that they help a lot of seniors and disabled dogs.
Schnauzer Ranch & Friends INC,
the Best Rescue they take in all the ones no one wants, they care for them all with Love and medical care they deserve more then we could ever give them, they need more help. I love this Rescue, because not only are the dogs Rescued, they are Very Well taken care of the most important thing They are all LOVED!!!
I have always been so impressed that this rescue group takes in the dogs that are overlooked...they love them and give them a home and a chance! We all love their work!!! Keep it up
Andy Politte Schnauzer Ranch and Friends is an outstanding rescue. I am a Schnauzer owner and lover. Andy Politte Schnauzer Ranch and Friends are why I am involved in rescue. Seeing how they take in the most lost cases, transforming them into loving, spoiled rotten, wonderful furbabies inspired me to work with a local group who rescue all breeds. I have been able to find homes for 16 precious dogs, due to Andy Politte example of loving care. They put their heart and soul, and all of their money into getting these unwanted, old, broken, neglected, abused animals, and showing them what true love and care is. Whether it is for one day or ten years, they give them love until they can find the perfect home, or cross the rainbow bridge. They drive all over to rescue them or take them to their new homes. Andy Politte is a shining example of what more people should be.
WONDERFUL rescue group for schnauzers and other dogs in need!! COMPASSIONATE care given to all!! This group goes above and beyond to provide for the needs of these neglected dogs.
Without the resources of rescues such as Schnauzer Ranch and Friends ... there would be much less joy in the world.
The Schnauzer Ranch is and awesome rescue. They help every Schnauzer in need that they can but they are a true rescue helping other breeds in their time of need. They really stepped up during Hurricane Harvey and helped out overloaded rescues any way they could.
Schnauzer Ranch & Friends Inc. truly cares about not only animals but also their humans. They will go to great lengths for both!
This organization is the best and truly most caring and dedicated rescue. They help the helpless and give them the love these dogs deserve! Andy helped me when my parents passed and left elderly dogs with health issues to me to care for. I had other animals I rescued of my own and I wasn’t able to take care of them properly so these loving people stepped in and cared for my parents babies until they passed. The Schnauzer Ranch is so worthwhile to donate to.
To say this rescue far exceeds expectations is an understatement. Andy, Susan and the entire family dedicate their entire lives to the Schnauzer breed and beyond. Andy has driven to the ends of the earth to rescue those in need. Never a more deserving group to win. Pictured below is one of his rescues, Dusty. Andy's rescue paid for all the necessary procedures and grooming to make this poor baby feel better only to discover he had a brain tumor and had to cross the bridge. There are no limits or boundaries as far as Andy is concerned. He is 110% all in. Love this guy to the moon and back. I have told him that when I grow up I want to be just like him.
I've been involved with this wonderful organization since it's conception.
They do magnificent work caring for the the seniors the ones that have major health issues physical impairments
“The Ranch” not only saves the life’s of our 4 pups, their actions in turn have positivity changes the life’s of humans as well..
The late Vincent Phillip passed away in April 2015 I swore no more dogs, can’t do it anymore. Within a month I asked Andy to show me photos of 3 schnauzers at which time I’d choose. That I did. In June 2015 Bernadette and I took a road trip from Florida to The Ranch to pick up my boy Salvador Peter who last a wonderful handsome boy that fills my heart everyday. To all those involved with caring for and loving these kids deserve all the praise in the world.
It gives me great pleasure in writing a testimony lifting the " Andy Politte Schnauzer Ranch" and Marcia Welton to the highest standards exceeding my expectations.
Late 2014 I added Andy Politte Schnauzer Ranch and Marcia to my friend group on Facebook, April 2015 I lost a Schnauzer due to a combination of age and illness. Of course as all Schnauzer loves do, I posted my loss to the page. I was torn about getting another Marcia sent her condolences as did Andy did as well as countless others. Weeks went by, I was missing Vincent more and more everyday. Being I was receiving a severance from my employer I had the time but not the funds at the time. While contemplating do I or don't get another. Well once a Schnauzer lover always a lover. I messaged Andy asked to send me photos of 3 Schnauzers I can choose from. Puff.. I choose "Boston" who Marcia rescued in Texas and Andy relocated him to Missouri. Weeks later I got the funds together, rented a car, Bernadette (a Schnauzer I had with Vincent) and I took a road trip from Jacksonville Florida to Bonne Terra, Missouri the end of June..
Bernadette and I arrived on the 27th. I was welcomed by many mustaches, pointed and floppy ears with plenty of Schnauzer barks.. I was in heaven.
"Boston" was renamed to Salvador. The 3 of us continued on our road trip of 5100 miles. We returned to Jacksonville, we all settled in within a week. Today Salvador is just as wonderful as the other Schnauzers I've adopted, 7 in total.
When I returned to Florida, I forwarded a link of The Ranch to a friend of mine, she was so impressed in turn she asked me for the address of The Ranch to send a donation which she did in honor of Salvador to thank all those involved with The Ranch.
Months later I fell on hard times as I injured myself on the job and couldn't work. While Workers Compensation takes forever to sort out, I reached out to Andy for assistance, in turn he was extremely generous purchased multiple large bags of food and a brush. Weeks later I personally was low on funds I reached out to Marcia who also was gracious and sent me a $300 check, and offered me more weeks later to ensure I and the kids were ok.. On top of the food, cash and the brush, Andy also offered and insisted he take care of Salvador and Bernadette's next haircut.
After realizing I will never be the same again I filed for Social Security Disability which can take years to resolve. As of today it's been about 2 years and counting. My days are very routine and Salvador and Bernadette both know what our days are like; spending the day together as a family, waiting for Social Security to be approved so that I may head back to Missouri or even Texas for a third.
I was thrilled writhing the testimony on behalf on The Ranch and Marcia Welton. I am blessed to know them and have them in our lives. Should there be any questions I may answer, please feel free to contact me directly.
I live in Michigan but follow this non-profit on facebook. I love watching the videos which are sometimes. I have owned several schnauzers and am impressed with the compassion and persistence of this organization. I would rate it as ten stars if you offered that option