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Furever Shih Tzu
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.
St Louis, MO 63146
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:Although we are located in St Louis, our group has members as far east as Kentucky and Tennessee, north to Wisconsin and Minnesota and west to Kansas. We do not limit our placement to the St Louis area and have dogs available for adoption in other areas
About Our Rescue Group:Furever Shih Tzu Rescue is a member of the national Shih Tzu Rescue group. Although we are located in St Louis, our group has members as far east as Kentucky and Tennessee, north to Wisconsin and Minnesota and west to Kansas. We do not limit our placement to the St Louis area and have dogs available for adoption in other areas of the country. The state the dog is foster in is listed behind the name of the dog on their petfinder ad.
Come Meet our Pets:We do not have a shelter. Our whole organization is made up of volunteer foster homes. We have dogs in foster homes all over the state. So...it is NOT possible to go to a "shelter" to view all our dogs. (Please do not call me asking where to go to look at the dogs!) We ask that you submit an application first, and once you are approved to adopt, we will suggest a few dogs and make arrangements for you to meet them. We do not allow strangers who have not submitted an application to go to our volunteers homes to meet a dog. This is for our volunteers safety. We do not place dogs in homes that we do not believe will work out... so please respect our advice.
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!)
Our Adoption Process:If you are interested in adopting a Shih Tzu; here is further information:
Our rescue web page is:
Our rescue web page is:
Furever Shih Tzu Rescue
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!)