Where do the dogs come from?
- puppy mills
- high kill shelters
- owners who are not longer able to care for a dog
What’s wrong with your dogs, that nobody wants them?
Shih Tzu are one of the most popular breeds. Kennels and unscrupulous breeders have put so many dogs on the market, that Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu mixes are left homeless.
Shih Tzu as a smaller breed tend to have long lives. Their owners may have moved, divorced, or even died. There is often no one in the family left to care for the dog.
Somebody does want them. There is a loving home looking for every dog. Until the right adopter comes along, our dogs live in foster homes, where their personalities have a chance to emerge and become a cheerful and loving companion. When you look for a dog, we can tell you about the dogs in our foster homes. They have names and are not just a number.
What’s involved in adoption?
You need to complete and submit our adoption application form. One of our volunteers will be in touch with you within 48 hours. They will tell you more about our foster dogs, in general or specifically about the one you might be interested in. Our goal is to help you find the best match in a new family member.
Why this process to adopt a dog?
Why references? We want to provide the best match for your family’s lifestyle, and life pace. It’s not a dog; it’s a new family member.
What does it cost to adopt a dog?
Our adoption fee is based on the age of the dog: a puppy will have a higher adoption cost than a senior. If you are a senior (60 or over), you may be interested in our SAGE (Seniors Adopting Great Elders) program.
Where can I see the dogs? Do you have a facility?
Our dogs live at home — in foster homes. We do not have a shelter. You can meet our dogs at events, at Meet N Greets, or by arranging a meeting with the foster home. This means that when you meet a foster, the dog is not going to be stressed out from being caged in a noisy, crowded environment. You will see the real personality of the dog.