NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue needs foster homes!

Rescue or foster a dog Shih Tzu adoption minneapolis

Meet Marli – our very first rescue!

We need foster homes near Minneapolis & Saint Paul!

Please contact us so we can send you an application.

Every minute matters when it comes to rescuing a Shih Tzu.  We may get a short notice that someone needs to surrender their dog or a puppy mill dog needs a temporary home. We can’t help if we don’t have families willing to foster.

Most Tzu’s adopt out fast, but like anything there is a process and we will always make sure our dogs go to the best family to ensure they’re taken care of the rest of their lives.

Not sure what you’d be committing to as a Shih Tzu foster family?

We have people to help train you and your family.  If you, or someone you know is interested please email us at

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Home for the Pawlidays!




NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue strives to best match each dog and family. We’re interested in good homes and good people so we ask for information and references. We also do a home visit before final placement is made.

Please send us an email to express interest in any of our dogs, including Marley, Gio, & Gracie. We will send you complete information and an adoption application.

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You want the best dog for your family and we want the best match for our sweet dogs.

Thank you for choosing NSSTR!

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NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue at Pet-A-Palooza

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue at Pet-a-Palooza

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue will be at Pet-A-Palooza June 29th from 10am – 5pm at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds .

CBS Radio is pleased to bring you Pet-A-Palooza presented by The Urban Dog and brought to you by University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds June 29th from 10am – 5pm.

Pet-a-Palooza is a gift to you…the pet owner, to celebrate our love affair with pets. It’s free to attend, free parking.

Plus, enjoy special  exhibits, ASK The Vet from the University of MN Veterinary Medical Center, The Pet Buffet from The Urban Dog, get your dog washed from the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center students, participate in the cutest pet competition from PetzLife and Venture Photography and much more!  Fun for the whole family.

Visit the many pet adoption and rescue organizations and start the process of adopting a new pet for your family.

Learn more online at Petapalooza

If you’re planning to attend please stop and say hello.