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Our Mission

Southern Shih Tzu and Toy Breed Rescue (SSTR) is a 501(c)3 charity organization.  We are a foster based central Alabama and Louisiana rescue -
Our focus is saving dogs in KILL Shelters and Puppy Mills, placing them in loving forever homes- We also provide rehabilitation for social and behavior issues, sanctuary care for senior and special needs furbabies, allowing them to live out their life in a loving foster homes.
Dogs adopted in the northeast area are transported on a private transport services that deliveres in your area- Transport fee is paid by new home ($150)
SSTR rescues toy breed regardless of age, health and/or temperament, when funding and foster room allows. Unfortunately, we are currently limited on funds and foster homes. Due to these limitations, we are forced to limit the number of babies we help.

Adoption Policy

First step in our adoption process is to submit an online Adoption Application:  - having an application in hand will give us a starting point on the adoption process-  we will know why type of dog you are looking for and we will be able to answer any questions regarding the dog you are interested in adopting.

OUR adoption process is not to discourage people from adopting-  WE have invested a lot of LOVE, sweat and TEARS in our rescue dogs-  our adoption process is to help ensure our dogs are going to a home that fits their needs- this will also ensure that you will be happy with the dog you have adopted :-)  If we place a dog in a situation that will not be a good environment for the dog or a good match for your family, WE set the adoption up to fail-  this is not our goal, we want to place our dogs in FOREVER HOMES!

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