STRMN Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome
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Your donation will help
STRMN rescue a Shih Tzu
in need.  You may make a
tax deductable donation to
STRMN at P.O. Box 46562,
Eden Prairie, MN  55344

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Shih Tzu Rescue Of Minnesota
P.O. Box 46562
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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our Available Dogs
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First Saturday of every month
10:00 am to 1:00 pm


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Adoption Application for Puppies under 12 weeks of age

If you are interested in adopting one of our puppies,
please fill out the application below so we can know more about you
in order to place the right dog in your household.

Your application will be reviewed and
one of our volunteers will be contacting you.
Thank you!

If you are unable to submit this form, you can also download this
form in
Word Format.
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***When adopting a puppy, you are under obligation to have the pet spayed or neutered at 6 months of age, send STRMN a copy of the invoice from the Vet Clinic where the procedure was done, and then a $150 refund/rebate will be sent back to you.   ($550 adoption Fee on all puppies: less the $150 refund = $400 actual Fee)
Personal Information:  
Your Name
Co-Applicants name
City, State, Zip
Home Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Work Phone Number
E-Mail address
Best time to reach you
Your Occupation/Work Place
Household members, and their ages (including your own)
Do you have children other than those living at home, or grandchildren that would be visiting frequently?
Briefly tell us why you want to adopt a Shih Tzu Puppy
What type of home do you live in? Other Described:
Do you Own or Rent?
Do you have a Fenced in yard?
If yes, describe the type of fence
If No, how will the Puppy get the exercise it needs, and/or relieve itself?
Does your home have a swimming pool?
Is it fenced?
Do you have restrictions regarding pets in your association or neighborhood?
Does your town or city have restrictions on the number of pets you can own?
Are you planning on moving in the near future?
If and when you move, will you look for housing where pets are allowed?
Are there smokers in the household?
(Allergies/breathing issues prevent most of our dogs from being in homes with smokers)
Which particular puppy we have up for adoption that you are interested in?
Would interested in adopting a pair?
Have you ever had a Shih Tzu before?
Care and Responsibility  
Are you aware of the special grooming and common health problems of the Shih Tzu breed?
Are you willing to pay a groomer to groom your Shih Tzu every 6-8 weeks?
Are you willing to brush your dog’s coat daily, & clean the eyes daily if necessary?
Can you commit to providing all necessary medical care for this dog for its lifetime?
What provisions would you make for this dog if you were unable to care for it any longer?
How many hours would your dog be left alone each day:
Where will your dog be kept during the hours it is left alone?
If necessary, would you be able to come home after 4 hours to left the dog out to relieve itself, or make arrangements for someone else to do so?
Where will your Shih Tzu sleep at night?
How long will your Shih Tzu be left outside?
Who will have primary responsibility for caring for the dog?
Does anyone in your home have allergies?
What will you do if a family member or current pet does not get along with your new Shih Tzu?
Are you willing to housetrain your Shih Tzu in your home?
Describe your method of discipline and training for a dog
Who will watch your dog when you are out of town or on vacation?
History of Pet Ownership  
What dogs do you currently have? (please include name of dog, breed, gender, whether spayed or neutered, age, how long owned, and where kept)—what year did you get them?
Current Dog 1:
Current Dog 2:
Current Dog 3:
Do you have any other pets? If yes, please describe:
**Upon the advice of our Canine Eye Specialist, we are hesitant about adopting Shih Tzu into homes with cats that are not declawed. Shih Tzu have protruding eyes, & a cat’s natural defense & method of playing is using their paws/claws-making it very easy for a cornea to get scratched, however each home will be evaluated individually in this regard.
Other Pet 1:
Other Pet 2:
Please list all the dogs you have had in the past & explain what happened to them. Please include name of dog, breed, gender, whether spayed/neutered, age, how long owned (the years in which you owned them), & what happened to them:
Past Dog 1:
Past Dog 2:
Past Dog 3:
Please provide THREE references, to include your Veterinarian and Groomer if you have one. Only 1 relative may be used. If you rent, you must include your landlord as a 4th reference. Please contact your references to let them know they may be called..
Best time to call:
Best time to call:
Reference #1  
How does this reference know you?
Best time to call:
Reference #2  
How does this reference know you?
Best time to call:
Reference #3  
How does this reference know you?
Best time to call:
Best time to call:
Please add any other additional comments you have that you feel will help us in evaluating this application:

(Check Here)  I certify that the above information is true and correct and I have not omitted any information.

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