Welcome!  NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue (NorthStar/NSSTR) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs and the people within our community.

Located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, with foster/adoption programs in the Twin Cities, Chicago & Rockford IL, we operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, and meaningful outreach programs in order to advance the welfare of these companion animals, to serve and educate our community, and to make a positive, loving impact on the lives of both.

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!
Jordy

Jordy

I'm Jordy! I was released by a commercial breeder in WI, and am LOVING my life now!! I am a sweet, snuggly, small 8 year old boy with a big personality.

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Minnie

Minnie

I am a laid-back girl and enjoy taking long naps anywhere and everywhere - dog beds, blankets, towels, the floor, or even on a pile of laundry!

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Oreo

Oreo

Oreo is a fun and friendly boy who was brought into an animal control facility outside Chicago as a stray.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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