Terms of Use

Effective date: September 13, 2018

Last updated: March 27, 2021

Please read these Terms of Use (“Terms”, “Terms of Use”) carefully before using the www.lahpstr.com website (the “Service”) operated by Lend A Helping Paw® Shih Tzu Rescue (“us”, “we”, or “our”). The designations ‘you’ and ‘your’ refer to the user or viewer of this website.  

Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned upon your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Service.

By accessing or using the Service, you represent that you are at least 21 years of age and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the terms, then you may not access the Service.

You may be bound by additional contracts in connection with your relationship with us, or any products or services that you receive from us. If any provisions of the additional contracts conflict with any provisions of these Terms, the provisions of these additional contracts will control and prevail.


The information contained on the Service is for general information purposes only and provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, with all faults. Nothing on the Service, or distributed via email, social media and other means, is intended to constitute veterinary, medical, legal, or financial advice of any kind.

Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service and disclaims representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, related to the Service or the materials contained on the Service.

By accessing and using the Service, you agree that your decision to use content and information found herein is wholly at your own risk and voluntarily chosen by you, and any ramifications resulting therefrom are yours alone.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue, nor any of its volunteers, officers and directors, be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tort arising out of, or in connection with, the use of the Service or the contents of the Service.


To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue from and against any liabilities, costs, losses, demands, claims, causes of action, damages, and expenses arising in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.

 You will promptly reimburse us for our damages, losses, costs and expenses relating to or arising out of such claims.

Responsible use

By accessing the Service, you agree to use it only for the purposes intended and as permitted by these Terms, any additional contracts with us, applicable laws and regulations, and generally accepted online practices and industry guidelines. You must not use the Service to use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) malicious computer software; use data collected from the Service for any direct marketing activity, or conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities on or in relation to the Service.

Engaging in any activity that causes, or may cause, damage to the Service or that interferes with the performance, availability, or accessibility of the Service is strictly prohibited.


We may terminate or suspend access to the Service immediately, without prior notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you breach the Terms.

Without prejudice to our other rights under these Terms, if you breach these Terms and Conditions in any way, we may take such action as we deem appropriate to deal with the breach, including contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Service, and/or commence legal action against you.

All provisions of the Terms which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity, and limitations of liability.

Intellectual Property

The Service and all of its original content (logos, trademarks, service marks, text, photos, videos, audio, visual design etc.) are the exclusive property of Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue and are, as such, fully protected by copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws.

No part of the Service, including without limitation its original content, may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way (including “mirroring”) to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue’s express prior written consent.

Third Party Content

We respect copyright and trademark laws. The Service may contain copyrighted material, the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Creators of third-party material that may appear on our site retain all rights to their works, except where noted.

In line with our nonprofit mission, we may use such copyrighted material to advance understanding of our cause and dog rescue in general. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who express an interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.

Links To Other Websites

The Service may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue.

Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue has no control over, and assumes no responsibility for, the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third party websites or services. You further acknowledge and agree that Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with use of, or reliance on, any such content, goods or services available on or through any such websites or services.

We strongly advise you to read the terms and conditions and privacy policies of any third-party websites or services that you visit.

Electronic Communications

By using the Service or communicating with us by electronic means, you agree and acknowledge that we may communicate with you electronically via the Service or by sending an email to you, and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement, including but not limited to the requirement that such communications should be in writing.


We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify or replace these Terms at any time and for any reason, without prior notice. We will indicate any changes by updating the “Last updated” date of these Terms of Use.

It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms to stay informed of updates. By continuing to access or use the Service after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised terms. If you do not agree to the new terms, please stop using the Service.

Governing Law

These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Michigan, United States, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of those rights. If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in effect. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between us regarding the Service, and supersede and replace any prior agreements we might have between us regarding the Service.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.