Windycon Charity: Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption and Education Safehouse (S.T.R.A.E.S.)
Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption & Education Safehouse (S.T.R.A.E.S.) is an all volunteer, not for profit, no-kill, licensed animal
shelter, established in 1999 to provide sanctuary, loving care and an adoption program for abandoned and relinquished Shih Tzu.
We are an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. 100% of all donations are used to provide care for our shelter dogs.
We have no paid staff and our facilities are donated. Our mission includes two special programs. (1) Adoptable dogs with injuries
and medical ailments that are costly to treat and who would otherwise be scheduled to die are given the extra-ordinary medical care
and lengthy rehabilitation they need to live happy complete lives. (2) Neglected and abused dogs with behavior issues ranging from
aggression to fear that have the potential to become loving family members are enrolled in a remedial program with a professional
trainer/behaviorist so they too can be successfully placed in “forever homes.” All dogs are kept in a cageless, home-like environment
with access to over two fenced-in acres where they can run free. Our Shih Tzu are spayed/neutered prior to adoption, current on annual
inoculations, flea/tick and heartworm preventative and have a microchip implant. Complete veterinarian wellness checks are done on all
incoming pets and any necessary special tests, medical and/or surgical procedures are provided. Regularly scheduled grooming, parasite
checks and treatment are also included as a part of our routine care. All dogs are temperament and personality tested so adopters can
be matched with a dog that will best suit their expectations and lifestyle. Follow-up assistance is provided to help the Shih Tzu and
new caregiver through the transition period. We provide breed specific and general educational materials for Shih Tzu owners, or
potential owners, as well as consultation and training services. We will work with Shih Tzu owners considering giving up their pets,
offering alternatives and education in an effort to help keep the Shih Tzu in it's current home.
Visit the S.T.R.A.E.S. Website