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.
Out of the Area? We will gladly do a "long distance" adoption, however we do not ship our dogs. We would expect you to come and pick up your dog. As all our dogs are in foster homes in different places, that would mean you would need to travel to the foster home to pick up the dog (not necessarily in St Louis). When you inquire about a specific dog we will let you know its location prior to discussing adoption plans regarding that dog. If you are not prepared to go pick up your dog, it may affect your application to adopt that dog.
The first step to adoption is filling out a written application. Once we review your application, someone from a local rescue will come to your home to meet you and your family. (We like to see where our dogs are going) Once you have been approved, you may begin meeting our dogs.
Our Adoption fees range from $200 to $350 and are used to pay the vet expenses. Dogs up to age 2 are $325 plus $25 microchip fee. As they get older the fee is reduced. Senior dogs are $175 plus $25 microchip fee. All dogs are up to date on shots, heartworm negative, spayed or neutered and any known problems are treated before they can be adopted. Please do not ask us to subsize your dog, we do not receive federal or corporate funding. All our vet costs come out of our own pockets! Last year our vet costs were $3000 higher than our adoption fees!)
You may go there and find out information about our group. This web site also has other links so you can find out more about this breed, etc.
Our procedure for adopting is as follows: First of all you will need to fill out the
Shih Tzu Placement Application
This application can be done directly at this web site and it has some drop down boxes with several choices. Choose the most fitting answers and submit. If you have any problems with submitting this application be sure to let me know.
My email address is SteveC1915@aol.com
We require a completed adoption application & home screening. Prospective homes must meet adoption criteria. After you fill out an application and the references are called, we will meet with you and your family in your home. We want to ensure the Shih Tzu you adopt will have a forever loving permanent home. By having a personal meeting and instructional home visit, we will then determine which Shih Tzu in rescue would fit well in your household. We will also offer you suggestions at that time to ensure the comfort and safety of the pet. This will also make the transition of the Shih Tzu to your home go smoothly. Then we will always be available by phone or email whenever you have any questions concerning the pet. In all cases, the final placement decision is based on the suitability of each dog for a particular home and will not be made until the application has been approved, references checked and the homevisit has been completed.(Please don't call me expecting to get a dog the day you call!)
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.