STRMN Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome
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visit our Events Page
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
or through our secure Paypal account. (You do not have to have a Paypal account to make a donation)
Shih Tzu Rescue Of Minnesota
P.O. Box 46562
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Meet and Greet
our Available Dogs
First Saturday of every month
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
THIS IS A MEET & GREET ONLY. WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT DIRECTLY FROM THIS EVENT.
CLICK HERE to review our Adoption Process.
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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS
The 2017 Rescue Reunion will be held September 16th from Noon to 3 pm----same location as 2016!
All former adopters with STRMN are invited with their families and Shih Tzu!
You should have received a "Save the Date" postcard by now--watch for your formal invitational flyer within the next few weeks!
You will enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch, a fun Shih Tzu store, dog food vendors, free behavior training with "Your Dog's Best Friend", a photo booth with Angela Boone Photography, and an enclosed Dog Arena for off-leash play time!
This event is lots of fun and offers lots of social interaction for your dog---adopters, please attend!
Why should I donate?
Every penny of your donation goes to the care and welfare of the dogs. Our members are all
volunteers. All of our funding comes from donations or fund raising by our volunteers.
Our primary cost is for veterinary expenses and the cost of bringing dogs back to health is a large
one. Our adoption fees range from $100 to $400 per dog, depending on its age. The adoption fee
does not even begin to cover the veterinary costs Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota has invested in the
Our secondary cost is for education: the printing and distribution of brochures, handouts, and
communication. These materials offer training, health and socialization information, as well as
featuring dogs ready for adoption.
Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to donate, please send to Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota, P.O. Box 46562, Eden
Prairie, MN 55344.
If you are interested in working with us, sharing your time and knowledge, please contact us. We
would like to meet you. Please contact a Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota volunteer.
How are the donated funds applied?
We are glad when a Shih Tzu is adopted into a good home. No matter where our dogs came from,
our goal is to find them a home where they will be cared for and loved. But if you ever wonder, or
ever hear someone ask, "What do you sell your dogs for?" remember there are costs, emotional and
financial, visible and some not obvious, involved in getting a dog from where it was rescued to the
good home it deserves. Bringing a dog into rescue can be as simple as picking up the dog, and as
complex as restoring trust, obtaining multiple evaluations, and undergoing necessary medical
procedures. Typical expenses from the time a dog comes into rescue until the dog is adopted
Transport of a dog (gas expenses) from its unwanted home/abusive situation to its
Standard Veterinary Expenses:
Office Visit $45
Spay or Neuter $300
Dental treatment (loose or diseased teeth can lead to infection) $200-$300
Heartworm testing $35
Heartworm Medication $35
Vaccinations & microchipping $100
Bath, grooming, nail trim $25-$50
Prescriptions & Dietary Supplements to restore health
Telephone calls to check references of applicant (often long distance)
Transport of dog (gas expenses) to the family interested in that dog
..$5 - $25
THE AVERAGE COSTS TO STRMN FOR SERVICES PROVIDED FOR EACH DOG IS BETWEEN $500
These typical costs do not take into account infections, abuse injuries, or surgeries. Our
adoption fee is based on the dog's age. It does not reflect the expenses the rescue has incurred in
addressing the medical, emotional and nutritional needs of that dog.
Most significantly, the adoption fee demonstrates the new family's commitment to their dog. To
some people "free" means easily discarded. Our mission is to place dogs in homes where they will
be valued and loved. The adoption fee is one way for the adoptive family to say, "The life and love
of this dog are secure.