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Save A Shelter Shih Tzu - SASS Rescue
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We love to rescue Shih Tzus!

SASS Rescue is a group of individuals that rescue Shih Tzus from a variety of situations all over the country such as high kill shelters to owner surrenders. We love and care for them in our own homes until a suitable permanent home is found. By having the dogs in our homes it enables us to better help you select the right dog for your family. Our goal is that our dogs will be in a loving home for the rest of their lives.

SASS loves Shih Tzus!

Shih Tzu is a friendly lap dog that at one time was bred to be a companion dog for Chinese royalty. Some say living in the imperial palace gave the Shih Tzu an arrogant quality, although they also display qualities of devotion and adaptability. They are not afraid to stand up for themselves. They tend to be sweet, playful, and trusting as well.

Every dog deserves to be happy!

SASS Rescue is run strictly on adoption donations and the generosity of our supporters. We receive no government funding to save these dogs. We will not turn a dog away due the expense of treatment or location. Our belief is every dog should have a chance at a happy, loving life.


dogs adopted

Visit with our pets ready for adoption. Meet your perfect match today!


dogs saved

Without fostering, there is no rescue. Every year we save over 160 pets.


$ donated

Every little bit counts! Your generous donations help animals most in need.


active volunteers

You can help animals that we would otherwise not be able to facilitate.