~ We Lend A Helping Paw For More Wagging Tails ~

Loki Turner, a Shih Tzu rescue dog with Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue (LAHPSTR)
Loki Turner, a rescue dog with LAHPSTR

For The Love of a Shih Tzu

Lend A Helping Paw® Shih Tzu Rescue (LAHPSTR) is an all-volunteer, Michigan-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, neglected, abandoned, displaced, or otherwise homeless, fluffy, small-breed dogs, primarily Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apsos. We also operate a Forever Foster “sanctuary” program where dogs may live out their natural lives, if adoption is not possible due to age, health, or behavior.

We are headquartered in South East Michigan and our dogs are fostered in private homes across the US. We currently adopt within the continental US (subject to applicable regulations for the import of dogs) and offer free transport by air (in cabin) or road to most out-of-state adopters.

Our adoptable dogs may be found at Adoptable Dogs or on Petfinder. Our organization is active on social media and strongly encourages potential adopters to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information about our dogs and rescue activities, and to interact with our volunteers.

Lending A Helping Paw is our mission.

Lending A Helping Paw is our duty.

Lending A Helping Paw is our purpose.