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Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue Dog rescue in Phoenix, AZ

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.

Contact Kathy Hamel
Phone
Address
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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Adoptable pets at Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

We'll also keep you updated on Scooby's adoption status with email updates.
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Scooby

Pug

Male, 1 yr 1 mo
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Handsome's adoption status with email updates.
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Handsome

Chihuahua/Italian Greyhound

Male, 9 mos
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Bella's adoption status with email updates.
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Bella

Poodle (Miniature)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 3 yrs 7 mos
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Buddy's adoption status with email updates.
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Buddy

Shih Tzu/Pug

Male, 2 yrs 1 mo
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Ansel's adoption status with email updates.
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Ansel

Chihuahua/Mixed Breed (Small)

Male, 2 yrs 3 mos
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Elliot's adoption status with email updates.
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Elliot

Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu

Male, 2 yrs 9 mos
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Colby's adoption status with email updates.
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Colby

Shih Tzu

Male, 9 yrs 9 mos
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Neo's adoption status with email updates.
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Neo

Shih Tzu

Male, 8 yrs 10 mos
Phoenix, AZ

Rescue FAQs

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..

We DO NOT ADOPT OUT STATE

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Approve Application
  • 3. Meet the Pet
  • 4. Sign Adoption Contract
  • 5. Pay Fee

Additional adoption info

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.

IF APPROVED AND YOUR FAMILY IS THE BEST FIT,
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.

Adoption application

https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/AZST/Dog

Pets at shelters & rescues near Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue

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P.O. Box 47777,
Phoenix, AZ 85044

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Gilbert, AZ 85234

We'll also keep you updated on Onyx's adoption status with email updates.
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Onyx

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Adult
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Luca's adoption status with email updates.
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Luca

Rottweiler

Male, Young
Gilbert, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Grommet's adoption status with email updates.
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Grommet

American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer

Male, 6 yrs 1 mo
Phoenix, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Charming - bonded with Pantheon's adoption status with email updates.
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Charming - bonded with Pantheon

American Shorthair

Female, 7 yrs 4 mos
Anthem, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Soul Man's adoption status with email updates.
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Soul Man

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Chandler, AZ
We'll also keep you updated on Bessie's adoption status with email updates.
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Bessie

Domestic Shorthair

Female, Young
Phoenix, AZ

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