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.
NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue welcomes new foster homes ready to help these deserving companion animals. To fill out our foster form, please visit:
Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and are tax-deductible! Your generous donation will directly help cover vetting, transport and dietary costs of our adoptable dogs. Your contribution is making a real difference in the life of a loving little Tzu:
Located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, with foster/adoption programs in the Twin Cities, Chicago and Rockford, IL, we operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, 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.
Please contact us if you have questions about any of our dogs or the adoption process:
Ready to submit an application? Complete our online form:
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.