SSTR is not supported by city, county or state funding.  
We operate on generosity of animal lovers, that care enough to make a difference!
Donations are tax deductible
SSTR is a 501(c)3 Non Profit Charity Organization
Besides donations to our vet fund, you can send us a CARE PACK-   We also need Supplies:  (email for
current mailing address)

This is one of the most HELPFUL ways to donate to us-  

*Treats                                        *Chew Bones/Treats                *Dog Beds                                    * Towels
*Toys                                          *Leashes                                     *Blankets (baby blankets)         * Sheets, Pillow Cases,
*Small collars                            *Dry Dog Food (premium)     *Puppy Pads/Newspaper             Comforters, bed blankets, etc....
*Flea preventative;                   *Bleach, Trash bags, Cleaners                                                                   (use for dog blankets)
       Frontline, Frontline Plus, Sentinel (vet quality)                                                 

Donations in Anniston, AL area can be dropped off at Lylia's Poodle Shop on Greenbrier Dear Road-
Meet the Furbabies your Donations helped over the past year!
Click Below, if you would like to sign
up for a
Monthly Vet Fund
Contribution of
(YOU can CANCEL at any time)
Make payment directly to our
Vet Clinic-
Greenbrier Animal Clinic
725 Greenbrier Dear Rd
Anniston, AL 36207
Mail your check to:
SSTR - Vet Fund
PO Box 8072
Anniston, AL 36202
I would like to personally thank each of you,  for helping keep the SSTR
dream "alive" , without your help we honestly couldn't rescue!

Your donation will help us SAVE a life and give a furbaby a SECOND
CHANCE to a wonderful "LIFE" free of hunger, pain and loneliness.
Thank YOU-
Tammy Owen Pampinto-
Dear God, What is "Time"?
I hear the sadness in the voices of workers here.  They say my "Time is up", that they have to make room for yet another

My "Time" is up. I don't know what that means, God.  I only know that my new friends are so sad, and the more I wag my
tail---   the harder I try to make them feel better---  the sadder they become.

I know I have heard that word "Time" before, but I don't understand.  When I was younger, my people would say "Time to
play!"   They would throw the ball, and I would run fast.  Sometimes I brought it back to them, but other times we'd end up
chasing each other having fun.

I remember "Time to eat". My people would put down a bowl of food, and I would enjoy dinner, wagging my tail in joy.
There was also "Time for your walk".  My boy would put my leash on, and we would go walking together, visiting the
neighborhood and enjoying each other's company.  When I was younger I thought "Time" meant fun. Or maybe Love?

I don't understand.   "Time" must mean something else, but how can it change, God?  Before I came here, I heard my
people say,  "No time to feed you now, boy. Later, when I get home."   Sometimes my family would forget, and there was
no food in my bowl.   Does "Time" mean when my belly hurts?

My people said there was no time for walks.  I tried to hold it all day long-- but God, I just couldn't anymore.  When I finally
had to go, it made my family very angry.   Does "Time" means anger? Or maybe Loneliness?

My family said they didn't have "Time".   They didn't have time to play, or time to take me to the vet, or time to go for
walks.   They didn't have "Time", so they brought me here.

Maybe I was right... They said they didn't have time, and if "Time" means Love, how did they lose it?  Did I do something

God, I think my new friends are sending me to you.  Do you have "Time"?   May I sit on the couch?

Am I a good Dog, God?   Is it "Time"?   The End!!

Author: Joan C. Fremo
Published on: July 29, 2001
A Shelter Dog asks God...
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Southern Shih Tzu & Toy Breed
Rescue and Sanctuary
A 501c 3 Non-Profit charity located in central Alabama and southern Louisiana,  dedicated to rescuing, rehoming and
providing sanctuary care for abandoned, abused and homeless toy breeds. Focusing on shelter dogs and breeder/mill dogs.