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Our Featured Denver, CO Partner:

Colorado Shih Tzu, Maltese, and Lhasa Apso 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 serve the greater Denver metro area.

We do not adopt out of state.

About Our Rescue Group:

The Colorado Shih Tzu and Maltese Rescue (CSTMR) was founded in 1999 as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt
rescue organization. We are based in Denver and are a member of the All Breed Rescue Network (ABRN).

Our mission is to provide a safe and loving environment for Shih Tzu, Maltese, Lhasa Apso and
occasionally other small mixed breed dogs until appropriate permanent forever homes can be found. We care for relinquished dogs from owners who can no longer keep or care for their dogs. We also receive
dogs from numerous shelters throughout the Denver Metro area and from individuals who have found stray
dogs and who have been unsuccessful in locating their owners. CSTMR brings these little dogs into our
homes and in the process gets to know each dog's individual personality, temperament, and habits so we
can match them with the most suitable home.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Colorado Shih Tzu, Maltese, and Lhasa Apso Rescue
Meet Up in Broomfield February 26, 2011

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Our Adoption Process:

Please visit our site, for an adoption application. Please fill out the application and submit it following the instructions on our website. The fee to adopt our dogs is $300.00. We ask that our adoption families have a fenced-in yard, do not have very young children, and are committed to making a loving, forever home for our rescue dogs.
Our dogs are checked by a veterinarian, tested for heartworm, microchipped, neutered or spayed, and groomed.
WE DO NOT DO OUT -OF-STATE ADOPTIONS. We only adopt to people who live in Colorado.

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.