Shih Tzu and Friends Rescue of Wisconsin is a group of concerned individuals, families and businesses dedicated to the interim care, rehabilitation and placement in “forever” (permanent) homes of Shih Tzus and other small breed dogs (friends). The dogs have been rescued from puppy mills, high-kill shelters and other abusive situations or certain death as a stray or abandoned dog.
We provide a safe haven for Shih Tzu and their friends. We rescue dogs:
- from puppy mills and back yard breeder stock.
- that can not be placed by traditional shelters for health or behavior issues or are at the end of their time in high-kill shelters.
- found as strays.
- confiscated from abusive owners.
- deemed no longer desirable or supportable by their owners.
To that end we provide:
- Food and shelter by placing the dog in foster homes, where their needs can be meet by a foster family within a home environment for as long as necessary.
- Medical attention, regardless of the amount required to restore their health.
- Rehabilitation for dogs that have either physical or behavioral issues.
- Forever homes!
- Educational information to prospective dog owners.
We DO NOT buy dogs at breeder auctions or pay breeders for dogs released into our care. We believe that these actions, while seeming humane, actually support and help perpetuate the “puppy mill” industry.