Who We Are - What We Do

STR Owner Erik Rickenback with Freedom and Schatzi Girl

Shih Tzu and Lap Dog Rescue, Inc. (a.k.a. "Shih Tzu Rescue, Inc.") is dedicated to the rescue of Shih Tzu and other companion dogs in South Florida. Since 1995, we have been working to find quality lifetime homes for unwanted small, medium and even large companion dogs.

Most rescued dogs are voluntarily surrendered to us by their owners. When they are turned over to us, rescued dogs are neutered, tested for heartworms and parasites, and receive medical attention (including dental) and all required shots. They are then temporarily placed in foster homes or in our sanctuary kennel until they can be adopted. Shih Tzu Rescue is a NO-KILL shelter, which means dogs that don’t find permanent homes are welcomed in our shelter until they are adopted.

Shih Tzu Rescue is a registered 501 (c) (3) Public Charity that must rely on the generosity of conscientious individuals and businesses to help cover the costs of caring for these special companions. Won't you help us to save the lives of these precious animals? Please send your tax-deductible donation by mail or securely online.

Take A Look Around Our Sanctuary

Thank you for your kind assistance!
Harriet & Erik Rickenback (pictured)