Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

A 15061 North 28th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.

Kathy Hamel

Pets at Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female
Photo of Emmitt


Male, Adult
Schnauzer (Miniature)

Photo of Kia 2

Kia 2

Female, Young
Shih Tzu / Maltese

Photo of Bruce & Tiffany (Bonded Pair)

Bruce & Tiffany (Bonded Pair)

Male, Senior
Shih Tzu / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Vivi & Iris (Bonded Pair)

Vivi & Iris (Bonded Pair)

Female, Adult
Dachshund / Poodle (Miniature)

Photo of Iris & Vivi (Bonded Pair)

Iris & Vivi (Bonded Pair)

Female, Adult
Dachshund / Poodle (Miniature)

Photo of Fritz


Male, Adult

Photo of Flick


Male, Adult
Schnauzer (Miniature)

Photo of Peachey


Female, Senior
Poodle (Miniature)

Photo of Karmel


Female, Puppy
Dachshund / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Kisses


Female, Puppy
Dachshund / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Tofu


Male, Young
Maltese / Poodle (Miniature)

Photo of Miko 2

Miko 2

Male, Adult

Photo of Pepper


Female, Adult
Schnauzer (Miniature)

Photo of Nunia


Female, Adult

Photo of Tiffany & Bruce (Bonded Pair)

Tiffany & Bruce (Bonded Pair)

Female, Senior
Shih Tzu / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Romeo


Male, Puppy
Chihuahua / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Willa


Female, Adult
Chihuahua / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Pumpkin


Female, Adult
Chihuahua / Mixed Breed (Small)

Photo of Sadie Mae

Sadie Mae

Female, Senior
Poodle (Miniature) / Maltese

Photo of Candace


Female, Adult

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Areas Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue Serves

We are an all foster based rescue located in Phoenix, Arizona

We adopt our dogs anywhere within the state of Arizona with preference given to those in the greater Phoenix area..


Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Completing and submitting an application is the only way you can be considered to adopt.

2. Approve Application

Your application looks great, we have done our checks as well as verified your references.

3. Meet the Pet

IF YOU ARE THE BEST FIT, you will get an e-mail from us to come & meet our pup. If you have other pets you will need to bring them to meet.

4. Sign Adoption Contract

If after you all meet and think it would be a match, you can sign the contract, adopt and take your new family member home with you.

5. Pay Fee

Adoption fees can be given in check, cash, card. This fee allows us to rescue the next little one who finds themselves without a home.

Adoption fees include a Veterinarian Wellness Check while here at the rescue. spay/neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming, dental (if needed) professional groom and a micro chip that includes a lifetime registration

Adoption fees can range anywhere from $ 225.00 to $600.00.

Applications are sent to all adoption inquiries within the same day the request is received. We ask that you please do not send multiple inquiries on the same dog!

Please note that we receive many applications for each dog and we are processing each one of them in order to find the perfect family that will be a great fit for them.

After completed, please return and your request will be submitted for review. We read and verify each one in order to find the perfect family that will be a great fit for our pups.

WE WILL CONTACT YOU VIA E-MAIL WITHIN 3 DAYS and arrange for a Meet and Greet with all family members who will be living in the home (2 and 4 legged!)

We do not contact potential adopters to tell them that the pup they applied for was adopted. We encourage you to do your due diligence in checking our adoption pages or Facebook page to see who has been adopted and who is still available.

About Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

Arizona Shih Tzu Rescue is a 501(c)3 Non Profit dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of Shih Tzu as well as small purebred and mixed breed dogs.

We rescue Shih Tzus as well as other small breeds such as Lhasa Apso, Poodles, Yorkies, Chihuahuas, Maltese, Bichon, Schnauzers, and Terriers. We rescue pure as well as mixed breed dogs of all ages...and have been known to take a bigger dog or two....and a few kittens that strangers have dropped off at our doorstep with no where else to go.

Many of our rescues are "medical needs" dogs - meaning they come to us in significant medical need as a result of long term abuse and neglect.

We believe that somewhere there is a famiy for every dog, but that we have a responsibility to place our dogs into homes that will best meet their needs both physically and emotionally. We look for people with patient and loving hearts and an understanding of the furbaby mind.

Abuse, neglect, irresponsible breeding, puppy mills, financial difficulties, changes in family circumstances, births, illness and death of guardians are all contributors to the large population of homeless dogs and some of the reasons we find so many dogs in shelters and rescue groups.

Look at all those little faces on our web site and then ask yourself, "Why should I adopt a rescued dog?"

We are also committed to educating potential adopters about the importance of ethical, responsible and humane pet guardianship. We have the unique ability to train 'littles' that are deemed untrainable. We also provide grooming services and boarding.

We are a Private, Not for Profit 501(c)(3), all Foster and Volunteer based Rescue. We do not have a physical brick and mortar building for you to visit, so we do not have paid Staff.

** Please note that we do not adopt out of the state of Arizona **

Everything we are able to do is made possible by our volunteers. Volunteers who donate their time to foster, visit, clean, feed, play and/or walk our rescue "kids".

We also are able to rescue solely because of the money that comes in the form of Adoption fees and your donations. Our adoption fees and donations go directly back into the rescue. It is with this money that we are able to rescue the next little one that finds him or herself without a home.

And for that we are grateful to you.

Come Meet Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue's Pets

We are a Not for Profit, foster and volunteer based private rescue which means we do not have a brick and mortar building to visit our rescue animals.

All of our rescues live in an "in home" rescue or with their foster family to provide a safe and quiet family life which in turn makes it easier for them to transition into their forever homes. They receive love and attention, learn how to cohabitate with other dogs and sometimes cats, house training, medical care (if needed), grooming etc.

We process all of our applications to be sure to match up the right family with each of our rescues. Once a match is found, we contact you right away, and set up a meet and greet.

We do not contact you if your application was declined and your family and life style was not the right fit to meet the needs of the rescue pup you applied for.

** Please note that we do not adopt out of the state of Arizona **

During the cooler months, we have Meet and Greets at:
our rescue home base near the 51 Freeway and Greenway road OR Roadrunner Park located at 32nd Street and Cactus conveniently located right off State Route 51 in Phoenix. We work with your schedule, so meetings are done 7 days a week.

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