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Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue (LSSTLAR) is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the
rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, abandoned and neglected Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos.  
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization which means your donations may be tax deductible.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why are we so picky about who adopts our dogs?
    We put a huge amount of time, love, and expense into each little fluff in our rescue. We
    designed to filter out undesirable adopter situations. Unfortunately, some good adoptive
    families may get filtered out in our approval process. However, our commitment is to our
    dogs, not the potential adopter. Our goal is to make sure our dogs will never again find
    themselves in the horrible situation from which we rescued them.

  • What is the cost to adopt one of our dogs?
    The adoption donations/fees are based on the age of the dog. All but $75 is a tax
    deductible donation.  Under 6 mos - $500-$600, 6 mos to 1 yr - $450, 1 - 2 yrs - $400,
    2 to 3 years - $350, 4 and 5 yrs - $300, 6 to 7 years - $250, 8 and over - $150.

  • Why are the adoption fees so high?
    We do not profit from the donations and our volunteers are not paid for their service.
    Adoption fees are put in a pool and used to help cover the basic medical expenses and
    boarding costs. Each dog we take in spends several days at our veterinarian's office
    where they are given a full examination including blood work, vaccinations, heartworm
    test, heartworm preventative, fecal test and wormer if necessary, treated for fleas/ticks if
    necessary, spay or neuter surgery if the dog is not altered, and a teeth cleaning if needed.  
    Adoption fees sometimes don't even cover these basics.  Any additional medical needs
    have to be paid with donations.

  • Why are we always asking for donations, shouldn't the adoption fees cover everything?
    LSSTLAR believes that every dog deserves a second chance at life (which possibly may
    be the first chance to ever experience love). Therefore, we rescue dogs in any condition
    and many of the dogs we get are in need of extensive medical treatment. Adoption fees
    only cover the basics mentioned above.

    Also, many times our dogs have to be boarded until a foster home opens up. This is not
    the ideal situation but it's sure better than being put to sleep at the animal shelter.

  • How can I contribute to the on-going work of LSSTLAR?
    We can always use new volunteers to foster our dogs until they go to their forever home. If
    you are unable to foster but would still like to volunteer, we need help with other activities
    such as transporting dogs, pulling approved dogs from animal shelters, taking pictures of
    our new dogs, etc. If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer, please click
    on the "Apply to Volunteer" link located on the left side navigation bar of this page.

    Please donate if you are able. It's tax deductible. Subscribe to our newsletter and check
    our website often to keep up to date on our needs. We always have dogs that are in need
    of medical treatment above and beyond the basic medical care that our adoption fee fund
    pool can provide. In times of an abundant amount of needy dogs at the shelters, we need
    extra funds for boarding until foster homes open up.

    We can always use free or discounted services such as grooming, or printing of our
    pamphlets, business cards, calendars, etc. If you are a printer or other business owner
    and can help provide us with some of our necessary services or products, we will list your
    business on our "Business Partners" web page.

  • Please contact us if you have any other questions.  
    You will find our contact information located on our About Us  web page.