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The 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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Volunteer Application Process - 4 Step Checklist
Click here for a printable
version of the checklist.
Rescue Links
We Have Plenty Of Volunteer Opportunities Besides Fostering!

Many people want to volunteer but say they can't provide a foster home or that they would never be able to
part with their foster dog.  Although we are always in need of more foster homes, we have plenty of
volunteer opportunities besides fostering!  If you feel you can't foster but would still like to help, please
consider volunteering for our other areas of need which include - but are not limited to the following:

Photography - Taking photos of our new dogs to post on our website and Petfinder.com.
Dog Walkers - Exercising our dogs who are in boarding waiting for a foster home to open up.
Temporary Fostering - keeping a foster dog once in awhile overnight or just a few days while a
foster family is out of town.  We also need temporary foster homes around holidays when boarding
facilities need to free up kennels for customers paying full price.  
Interviewers - To perform home interviews with potential new adopters.
Public Relations -  calling people back who've left messages or questions on our voice mail line.
Promotions - Locating and registering for events at festivals or local stores where we can set up
an information booth.  Locating vets and other businesses willing to display our signs or provide
discounts.  Manning our booth at events and fundraisers. etc.
Press Agent
Grant Writer

Project Management - manage promotional events, fundraisers, Meet & Greets, etc.
Printing - calendars, business cards, brochures, and other promotional documents.
Computer/Writing skills - write or update documents, data entry, web and database
administration, etc.
Sewing - Sew doggie items to sell at fundraiser events or for our foster dogs.
Foster Homes Are Always Needed!

Our dogs need people to love them and care for them while they are waiting for their forever home!  It's
true, we do fall in love with these little fluffs and sometimes it's very hard to let them go.  Our reward comes
in knowing that we have saved a little dog from almost certain death, placed him or her a wonderful new
forever home, and now have room to save another desperate little dog!  

We rescue hundreds of dogs each year.  Without our incredible foster homes most of these of dogs would
be put to sleep.

Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue pays for ALL vet expense related to our little dogs.  We have
several vets throughout the Houston/DFW/San Antonio/Austin areas and prefer that you use our vets, but
we also will establish a relationship with your veterinarian so that he/she can be used in the event of an
As a foster parent, we expect you to love and care for your little foster dog as though it were your own.  
Many times, these dogs need a bit of housetraining or a bit of confidence building.  Please expect to try to
work with them and help them get over their issues so that we can find them the perfect forever home.

So You Want To Volunteer?  Let's Get Started!
Thank You For Your Interest In Helping Needy Dogs!

Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue is an ALL volunteer organization.  
Volunteers are needed for many services not only fostering!
Foster homes are needed in Texas as well as these other cities:
If you've adopted from us in the past, we already have your information and you can just
Go To The
Process 4 Step
Thank you for your desire to help needy dogs!

Whether you are wanting to foster our dogs or volunteer other services, you must be willing to provide the
information requested in the four steps described below.  If you've adopted from us in the past, we already
have your information and you can just
click here to let us know you want to volunteer!

We know this seems like a lot to ask of someone who is offering to give of their time, talents, energy, and
resources!  However, being a dog lover, we hope you'll understand that our top priority is to provide the
safest and best care for our dogs.  

Our volunteers are entrusted with the lives of our dogs and at times with confidential information so we
must gather some information about you.  We hope you understand our position and know that we really
do appreciate your effort.  The reward you'll receive from the appreciative little dogs will make the time
spent on this application process all worth it!

We look forward to having you join Lone Star Shih-Tzu and Lhasa-Apso Rescue!  

Step 1 - Application

Step 2 - Veterinary Records

Step 3 - References

Step 4 - Home Visit