Who We Are
Affenpinscher Rescue of America is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping Affenpinschers in need. All across the country there are Affenpinschers in shelters, or whose owners cannot keep them, or who must be re-homed.
This network is designed to match these Affenpinschers, or “Affens” in need of new forever families with loving people who are interested in adopting these special dogs. If you think you may be one of those people, learn more about the traits of the breed at www.affenpinscher.org. Affenpinschers are very social, very intelligent dogs who require lots of care and attention, but the more you give to them, the more they will give you right back! The volunteers at Affenpinscher Rescue of America are here to make the right matches and make sure that the Affens and their new families are the best fits for each other. Applications are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis, as our primary goal is a good adoption placement.
All potential adopters must fill out an application for the dog they are interested in adopting. The application must be completed by the person whom will be adopting the dog and legally responsible for it.
Our adoption fee is $350.00. This adoption fee helps to offset the the costs of basic preventative care including spay or neuter, vaccines (including Rabies and virals), heartworm tests and preventative in addition to extra medical care the dog may need. Often our adoption fees do not even cover costs for basic medical care.
Our adoptions require reference checks and a home visit. View Available Dogs.
What is an Affenpinscher?
It is a terrier type dog of small stature with a BIG attitude. They are charming, extremely intelligent, loving and devoted to their people, cute beyond words, stubborn and very “busy” for the most part.
Our rescues do not necessarily adhere to the breed standard. Many are larger than the standard. Rescued Affeninschers can have social, emotional, behavioral, and/or housetraining issues. Most, if not all, issues can be worked through with time, patience, commitment, and training. We do try to work on these issues in foster care. But one thing they have in common with the breed standard Affenpinscher, they make great companions for the right owner.