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|A small rescue with ... a Big Heart!!
We focus on shelter dogs and puppy mill/breeder survivors
We are considered a "boutique" type rescue. Our goal is successful adoptions!
By matching a dog's needs and a family's needs you create a successful adoption.
SSTR is a 501c 3 Non-Profit charity organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, rehoming and providing sanctuary
care for abandoned, abused, neglected and homeless toy breeds. Unlike most rescues, in addition to the healthy dogs,
we save what many consider undoptable; due to age, medical issue and socialization/behavior issues.
SSTR provides them with a chance at a forever home, either with a new loving family, or through our Sanctuary Program.
Due to lack of funding and foster space, we are limited to the number of dogs saved. Providing sanctuary LIFE-LONG care
for senior and special need dogs has a very high vet care cost - donations are greatly needed at all times.
Remember we have to provide YEARLY, life long vet care for up to 100 dogs (in multiple foster homes)
In addition to their initial intake care; exam, vaccinations, deworm, spay/neuter, heart-worm test
we also provide the following, based on the individual dogs needs:
Heart worm treatment
Liver shunt surgery
Provide ongoing medications for; heart conditions, liver issues, diabetes, seizures, etc....
We also have to provide monthly hearworm preventative and flea preventative-
PUPPY MILL RESCUE EFFORTS:
Found in a rural area of AL, they were in poor conditions without sufficient food and water. Living in outside kennel
sitting in the middle of yard with nothing to protect them for the weather, except a plastic dog house (no blankets,
hay or anything to keep body warm). As we all know this is not sufficient housing for any dog, much less a toy breed
dog in freezing weather- The dogs were horribly matted and wet, in the cold weather the wet mats would freeze-
ALL dogs were underweight and require extensive vet care-
Due to lack of foster homes, in addition to Extensive Vet Care, we have to board dogs
at times causing our vet bill to climb higher than expected
Southern Shih Tzu & Toy Breed
Rescue and Sanctuary