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

We require all applicants to be pre-approved before we match them to a dog.

Our objective is to place our furbabies in permanent, loving homes. We do not adopt dogs on a “first come, first served” basis; rather, we strive to match dogs with the “best fit” adopters, based on the adopters’ criteria and our knowledge of our rescued dogs. Approval should not be construed to mean that an adopter can select any dog. If you are not selected to adopt a given dog, it just means that there is no mutual fit. We may be able to match you with another, more compatible dog.