Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue (9/15/12)

Group Name: Lone Star Shih Tzu & Lhasa Apso Rescue

Group Contact Email: teresa@shihtzu-rescue.com

Group Mailing Address: LSSTLAR, PO BOX 218075, Houston, TX 77218-8075

Group Phone Number:

Group Website URL:  http://www.shihtzu-rescue.com/

Group Facebook Page URL:  http://www.facebook.com/lsstlar

Group Adoption Portal Links: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelter_id=TX169

Year Group Established: 1999

Are you a 501(c)3 or independent rescue?: 501(c)3

How many foster animals does your group have?: 150

How many senior foster animals does your group have?: 20

URLs of Fundraising/Giving sites (Amazon Wish List, IGive, etc) for your rescue group: http://www.igive.com/2WO6G54

Do you get repeat adopters?: Yes

How often do you rescue seniors?: Twice a month

Are you finding it easier, the same or harder to adopt out senior animals now than when you first began in rescue?: Easier

If faced with multiple seniors to rescue, how do you decide who to pull?

We don’t leave any behind.

If you’re senior specific, what made you choose rescuing seniors over younger animals?  If not senior specific, why did you decide to include seniors in your rescue program?

They need a place to live out their lives.

What problems or difficulties have you had adopting out seniors?

None really, it just takes a while to find folks that want a senior.

What sort of prejudices do you find held against senior animals?

Lots of time medicating, expensive, sometimes bad housetraining.

What special expenses have you found needed with seniors that you don’t generally have with younger dogs? (This is generalized and isn’t meant to include medical expenses for more catastrophic illnesses.)

Eye drops, heart medication

Have you found something that helps get seniors adopted?


Is there anything else that you’d like to share about your rescue group? Not applicable.


Moose, Moose, a 16 year old lhasa.



Madeline, Madeline is a 11-14 year old Maltese who was rescued from Houston's BARC shelter in July.



Lael, Lael is a 9-10 year old lhasa who was found, very ill, roaming around in a north Houston subdivision.



Daisy, Daisy May, an 11 year old lhasa.



Terry James, Terry James, a 12 year old lhasa boy with a bad heart.

Terry James


Dolly, Dolly, a 13 year old lhasa.



Posh, Posh, a 10-12 year old Shih Tzu.



Patsy and Loretta, Loretta, a 12 year old Maltese with pulmonary hypertension.  She is a forever foster with her adopted sister, Patsy.

Patsy and Loretta


Milo, Milo, a 9 year old shih tzu.



McVie, McVie, a 9-12 year old shih tzu.



Voltaire, Voltaire is a 10-12 year old shih tzu with a very bad heart.


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