About Me

Name: Oscar of Rowan
Gender: Male
Breed: Miniature Schnauzer Mix
Estimated Birthdate: 6/21/2005
Height: 12" at shoulder
Weight: 9.7 lbs
Good with dogs: No
Good with men: Yes
Good with women: Yes
House trained: No
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes
Must have fenced in yard: No


Why am I with a rescue group? Oscar was pulled from a rural shelter in North Carolina. He is a very senior dog. He has a grade 4/6 heart murmor and will require daily medicine for the rest of his life. He had major surgery for bladder challenges, was neutered, and had a dental with extractions in early July 2021. Oscar will require a special diet to help manage his bladder issues for the rest of his life.

Oscar is a quiet gentleman. At an estimated 15 years young we cannot blame him. Oscar loves food. He is food motivated and will work for food, though at this point in life he is past wanting to do lots of tricks. He also loves soft beds and can be found snuggling down into any soft bed he can find. Oscar also loves to ride in cars! He will curl up in your lap for the ride and happily tag along for any road trip adventure you may be on.

Oscar does not like other dogs. He will snap at them if they come too close to his space, especially if they are in his place. We figure he's earned the right to be the king of someone's castle!

Precious Oscar is looking for a retirement home. He needs to be the only dog in a home with someone home during the day. All that Oscar wants is a lap and snuggles. He needs a home committed to maintaining his daily heart medicine and special diet to help him live his healthiest life.


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more! r having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I love my Virtual Adopters! Oscar is looking for virtual adopters!