Please Note: We must know your state to process the application and you must be 21 years old to complete an application. If you do NOT include an email address, we may not be able to process your application.
Are you expecting a child, or planning a family in the future? (Many toy breeds and Shih Tzu are not good with small children and we would not want to place a dog who didn't like children with anyone who was planning a family.) If yes, will this will affect any of the living conditions of the animal you are wanting to adopt? Please explain:
Please check any preferences on sex. Please note:The average age of a rescue is between2 - 7 years of age and all rescues will be spayed/neutered before adoption. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please don't ask us for an unaltered dog. Shih Tzu frequenty live 16 - 18 years.If you prefer a younger Shih Tzu, your wait may be slightly longer. We rarely have puppies.
The Shih Tzu and many other long hair toy breeds are a high maintenance dog, and while you may love the breed you may discover that you do not have the time or the resources to devote to its upkeep. But if you do, the furbaby will more than repay you with a lifetime of loyalty
Please provide three names as references, including your veterinarian and groomer. If you currently own a dog or have a history of dog ownership, you must provide a vet reference for your application to be processed. (Preference is given to applications with prior dog experience and vet references.) You must include your landlord (if you rent your home) as a 4th reference. Other references could include a neighbor or anyone who owns a Shih Tzu, other toy breed or other high maintenance breed; such as a friend, relative or co-worker who has knowledge of you with your dogs past or present. Only 1 reference may be a relative. Your application will NOT be considered if you do not complete this section.
All of the information I have provided is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.Should a dog be placed with me it will reside in my home as a pet. I agree to provide the dog with adequate food, water, shelter, affection and medical care.