Saturday, July 28, 2007

Shih Tzu Rescues Across the Country

I'm sitting here watching the clock and thinking that when it hits 6:00, I'll be half way through.

I always choose a Shih Tzu rescue organization for the Blogathon. Once upon a time, I volunteered for a local small breed rescue group so I know firsthand all about charging a $200 adoption fee for a dog whose medical bills cost $700. I don't know where people come up with the idea that rescues make money. They don't. Usually, way more money is going out than is coming in.

Lone Star is based in Texas. If you're looking to adopt a Shih Tzu in another state, here are a few other rescues that may be closer to where you're located.

Southern California: Lhasa Happy Homes

Washington state: Furbaby Rescue

Kentucky: Bluegrass Shih Tzu Rescue

Michigan: Peke A Tzu

Kansas & Missouri: Furever Shih Tzu Rescue & Companion Dog Rescue

Upper Midwest: New Beginnings Shih Tzu Rescue

Texas: Wee Rescue

Dallas-Fort Worth: STARS of Texas and DFW Tzus and More

South: Southern Shih Tzu Rescue

Chicago area: Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption and Education Safehouse (S.T.R.A.E.S)

I hope this helps you find your Shih Tzu!


Anonymous said...

You are so right about rescues!!! They take these sad little train wreck doggies and make them into the beautiful little furbabies you see on their websites or petfinder. If you are looking for any dog breed just go to put in your ZIP and the breed you are looking for and you will get a bunch starting with those closest to you.

Save a life -- adopt a shelter or rescue baby!!!!!

Odean in PA

Anonymous said...

We attempted to adopt a rescue from peke tzu rescue in Michigan. They denied our application without talking with our references, veterinarian. or groomer. Reason for denial : they thought the rescue dog would not be able to sleep in our bedroom because our other dogs prefer to sleep in their own beds outside the bedroom area. They never bothered to explore or discuss this issue further with us. If they had we could have told them we had no problems with the dog sleeping in our bedroom. It's just our own dogs prefer not to. Instead, they outright denied our application. Very discouraged about adopting from rescue groups who have unrealistic adoption criteria, and are unable to compromise.

From Illinois