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Our Featured Danbury, CT Partner:

Southern Shih Tzu & Toy Breed Rescue

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are located in central AL- we post our dogs in metro areas and states in the northeast- WHY? we get very few adoptions in the south and have to post our babies in more metro areas or northern states in order to find them homes (allowing us to save more lives) Most rescues in the north transport their rescue dogs in from the south before they are adopted (to parking lot adoptions some straight from shelters)- we prefer not to transport them until they're going to a forever home- after they've been in foster care and have a clean bill of health from the vet- We can tell you all about their personality, habits and social behavior- They are transported via PETS, LLC a professional transport service that charges $150- we have used them for years ! ALL dogs that travel on a transport travels with a health certificate -

About Our Rescue Group:

Southern Shih Tzu and Toy Breed Rescue is based in Alabama. We do rescue the good ole fashion way- We rescue dogs from kill shelters and puppy mills and place them in thoroughly screened forever homes- We believe there is a home for every dog in need of a home, we just have to find the family willing to open their hearts and home to that dog. We are a 501c3 non-profit charity and all volunteer organization-

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Come Meet our Pets:

We do not have a facility in your area, so you can only visit Southern Shih Tzu and Toy Breed Rescue on the internet. JUST LIKE 95% of the dogs in the North- Our dogs are fostered in the south, so when they're adopted they are transported directly to their new home- Going from our foster home to your home is the most healthy and safe way to adopt, avoiding multiple transfers causing stress and exposing dogs to possible disease of unknown people and shelters/parking lots.

Please be careful when adopting from parking lots- there's a lot of unethical rescue practices these days- some dogs even come directly from rural southern shelters, with little or no vet care at times-

Our Adoption Process:

We are very selective when placing our dogs. OUR goal is to have successful forever adoptions, by matching you with a dog that fits your family needs, as well as our dog's needs. First Step in the process is to submit an online adoption application! Home visits are done at our discretion.

If you are interested in ADOPTING here for an ONLINE APPLICATION

Before placing our dogs in forever homes we……
* DO provide full vet care by a veterinarian; and any/all necessary vet care recommended by our veterinarian
(exam, fecal, hw test, all vaccinations, spay/neuter…. as recommended, dental, bloodwork, knee surgery, eye surgery, hw treatment, tumor removal, skin treatment, etc….)
* DO keep dog in our care long enough to clearly evaluate the dogs social and temperament behavior
* DO disclose any and all known medical, social and temperament information in dogs adoption bio
* DO work closely with applicants to match them with a dog that will fit their home environment, ensuring our dog’s needs are met and successful forever home placement
* DO have specific requirements on each placement based on the dog’s needs (listed on adoption bio page)
* DO have a thorough screening process prior to adoption
* DO provide copies of vet records
* DO provide health certificates on all dogs when traveling on professional transports to new homes
* DO follow up on adoptions and keep in touch with new homes after adoptions
* Adoption fee ranges between $200-300 based on dogs age
* Ask that ALL new homes understand there is a 2 week adjustment period when adding a new pet -
* Our goal is to place our dogs in small dog experienced homes that understand small breed personalities -

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.