Who We Are
Save a Shelter Shih Tzu – 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 Rescue, established in 2011, runs 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 we will figure out transportation to get the dog to us and come up with a way to pay for treatment. Our belief is every dog should have a chance at a happy, loving life.
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Adopting A Friend
Adding a new member to your family is a very big commitment and we would like to help you find the perfect dog for your family. The first step to meeting any of our dogs is filling out an application. Once we receive your application we review it and call your references that you list including your vet reference. Once the application is verified and approved we contact you for a phone interview and from there we can schedule a visit so you can meet your new potential family member.
Our goal is to place our furkids in lifelong homes where they will be loved and happy.
If you have any questions please contact us. We love talking Shih Tzu!
Come Visit Us
We do not have a shelter where you can visit our dogs. All our dogs live in our homes as members of our family preparing them with the good manners they will need to be with their forever family.
We do bring our dogs to Bow to Wow Grooming Shop most Saturdays from 12-4pm so people can meet them. Some dogs are brought in to meet a specific family while others are there for you to find the right dog for your family once you have an approved application.
Bow to Wow Grooming Shop Address:
415 S. Main Street (St. Rt. 68)
Urbana, Ohio 43078