A shelter is not open to the public, Homer Glen, IL 60491 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
This rescue hasn't posted any pets that match these criteria.
We only adopt locally, which we consider up to an hour and a half or so drive from our location (land line area codes 708, 872, 630/331, 847/224, 312/773, 815/779). Exceptions may be considered for senior or special needs dogs. We do not adopt out-of-state, no exceptions.
Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption and Education Safehouse (S.T.R.A.E.S.) is an all volunteer, not for profit, no-kill, licensed shelter, established in 1999 to provide sanctuary, loving care and an adoption program for abandoned and relinquished Shih Tzu. Our mission also includes two special programs. (1) Adoptable dogs with injuries and medical ailments that are costly to treat and who would otherwise be scheduled to die are given the extra-ordinary medical care and lengthy rehabilitation they need to live happy complete lives. (2) Neglected and abused dogs with behavior issues ranging from aggression to fear that have the potential to become loving family members are enrolled in a remedial program with a professional trainer/behaviorist so they too can be successfully placed in “forever homes.” All dogs are kept in a home-like environment with access to over two fenced-in acres where they can run free. Our Shih Tzu are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, current on annual inoculations and heartworm preventative and have an AVID microchip implant. Complete veterinarian wellness checks are done on all incoming pets and any necessary special tests, medical and/or surgical procedures are provided. Regularly scheduled grooming, parasite checks and treatment are also included as a part of our routine care. All dogs are temperament and personality tested so adopters can be matched with a dog that will best suit their expectations and lifestyle.
Our rescue group is very knowledgeable about the breed characteristics and specific care requirements of the Shih Tzu. Post adoption assistance is provided to help the adopted pet and caregiver through the transition period. We provide breed specific and general educational materials as well as consultation and training services for current and potential pet guardians. We will work with Shih Tzu owners considering giving up their pets, offering alternatives, education and assistance in an effort to help keep the Shih Tzu in it’s current home.
We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus Pandemic; it is amazing how challenging life has become in such a very short time. The Safehouse is not open to the public. You can meet our available dogs, receive and submit our adoption application ONLY during our designated Petsmart adoption events. However, PetSmart has notified us that they are temporarily suspending all in-store adoption events until further notice. In an effort to comply with the PetSmart decision, CDC guidelines, social distancing recommendations, and Governor Pritzker’s "stay at home" executive order, we are temporarily discontinuing our PetSmart store meet and greet adoption events and, as a result, suspending adoptions until further notice. In an effort to manage the dual responsibilities of protecting human health and saving animal lives through this crisis, we are considering all ways to resume adoptions of the dogs in our care with minimal interaction with people. It’s too soon to really know how the COVID-19 crisis will progress but PetSmart Charities has informed us that they will allow in-store meet and greet adoption events to resume as soon as it is safe to do so. As we continue to monitor this rapidly changing situation, we will most likely be making additional changes to our adoption processes as needed. Updates will be posted on Facebook www.facebook.com/shihtzu.safehouse and our website www.straes.org.