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Our Featured Excelsior, MN Partner:

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue

25 West Point Drive
Excelsior, MN 55331

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:

Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul and surrounding areas.

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue welcomes new foster homes ready to help these deserving companion animals. To fill out our foster form, please visit:

NSSTR appreciates your tax deductible donation. All proceeds go directly to the veterinary care of our adoptable dogs. Your contribution is making a real difference in the life of a loving little Tzu

About Our Rescue Group:

Our mission: NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue exists to benefit both Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs and the people of our community. We operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, and meaningful outreach programs in order to advance the welfare of these companion animals, to serve and educate our community, and to make a positive loving impact on the lives of both.

NSSTR is an all volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please mail donations to: NSSTR 25 West Point Drive Excelsior, MN 55331

Come Meet our Pets:

Meet our NSSTR adoptable dogs. We are at the Minnetonka Chuck & Don's store, 4723 County Rd 101, on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 12 noon-2 PM. Come visit us to share your dog stories and find out more about the charming Shih Tzu breed!

Our Adoption Process:

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue strives to best match each dog and family. We're interested in good homes and good people so we ask for information and references. We also do a home visit before final placement is made.

Please send us an email to express interest in any of our dogs and we will send you complete information and an adoption application.

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You want the best dog for your family and we want the best match for our sweet dogs. Thank you for choosing NSSTR.

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.