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Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Lend A Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue (LAHPSTR) is an all- volunteer, Michigan-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, neglected, abandoned, displaced, or otherwise homeless, fluffy, small-breed dogs, primarily Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apsos. We also operate a Forever Foster “sanctuary” program where dogs may live out their natural lives, if adoption is not possible due to age, health, or behavior. We operate nationwide.

Target demographics: small breed dogs that no one else wants, whether it be because they are seniors; sick and/or hospice ; special needs; or behaviorally challenged.

Geographic areas served: nationwide

Programs: nurturing rejected dogs in safe and loving foster homes, providing them with comprehensive veterinary care and healing their mind, body and soul.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a pup from this rescue a year ago and had a great experience. The dogs receive the best vet care regardless of medical condition or cost (mine underwent surgery in addition to the standard vetting). On top of that, the adoption screening process is thorough to make sure that potential adopters are the right fit for the pups, and to determine the right one for each household. These pups have been abandoned, abused, broken- but they are rescued in every sense here. They are taken in, cleaned up, fed, given medical care, trained and prepared for a furever family that will hopefully understand that they are accepting a lifetime commitment. The pups truly get a new chance at life. Rescue at its best and as it should be!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted sweet Cooper this past August, 2020 from this amazing rescue organization. We can't speak highly enough of Malini and her village of supporters who make it possible for dogs, like Cooper, who have been abandoned, neglected, and mistreated to be given the second chance in life they deserve. All dogs are thoroughly vetted, groomed, fed healthy diets, loved, socialized, spoiled, and receive total committment to helping them find their furever family. We appreciated how thorough the process of adoption was-all our questions were answered and we loved having the opportunity to follow the dogs' journey along the way. Now that we have Cooper, we are doubly blessed, and have a whole community of support if we have questions or need advice. We will continue to support LAHPSTR in any way that we can because we truly believe in their mission and work! Everything they do is truly for the fur babies!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a FurBaby from this rescue in November of 2019. I had no issues whatsoever with anything that came along with the entire process. If you are serious enough about rescue then you have found the right place, the process was thorough and well worth it. You do what you have to, to ensure everything is perfect for both you, the pet, and the agency. These animals here are guaranteed to be well taken care of and in great shape. Malini devotes all of herself to rehabilitating the broken animals she rescues and is a wealth of knowledge in doing so which helps to ensure these babies are well taken care of. I would highly recommend this rescue to anyone looking for a FurEver baby.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

When they say fully vetted, nothing remains undone. If the animal needs a specialist they see one. They take the hard to adopt and make them adoptable. Would not think twice about adopting from this rescue!!

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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3 Judi T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5


Malini the love behind Lend a Helping Paw Shih Tzu Rescue speaks volumes
for the individual care, healing, love, patience and individual time given to each
furbaby that arrives into her care - Her philosophy on rehabilitating and the patience in progress has proven successful time and again
Thank you for such a wonderful rescue that truly stands behind the word "rescue"
Paws off to you!!!!

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If ever there was a heaven on earth for unwanted furbabies Lend a helping paw is it! A true dog whisperer that has the ability transform the unwanted, making it look effortless even though we know it takes many hours of work, love & patience. Many of the dogs have come the Lend a helping paw as a place of last resort, many of them biters and who without this rescue would no longer be with us. No dog is ever rushed into adoption. Each and every dog receives complete white glove vetting that goes above & beyond. Honesty, transparency & unending devotion to rescue and the forgotten furbabies is what Lend a helping paw shih tzu rescue is all about!

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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Donor

Rating: 5

It’s so awesome to see a rescue that is dedicated and specific with truly caring for the animals and finding the best home for the pups, vs any old home to turnover numbers. Lend a helping paw truly puts the needs of the pups first, giving them the best possible care and ensuring they are emotionally and physically ready to be adopted out. The care is genuine, and touching to see.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Talk about white glove service, that is exactly what these fur-babies receive that are brought into this rescue. There is no rush to get them out the door. It is all about meeting their needs to ensure they have all their medical care as well as emotional care. Malini has taken in many troubled cases that have required a lot of patience and hard work to overcome some behavior issues. She wants to ensure before being placed with a family, they are best they can be and that they are placed with the appropriate family so not to end up back in the system. Watching these journeys is exactly why I became a donor supporter and now a board member.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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4 Mari Chely M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A rescue above the rest. A rescue that is positive a dog is fully vetted and going to a loving home. Love and compassion is what dogs are guaranteed when they find their way into this amazing rescue. They will be embraced and cared for until they are ready for their furever home. Thank you Malini for restoring my faith in rescue.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

By far, one of the best rescue places for neglected, abused and unwanted dogs. Superb care, Transparency and honesty.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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Donor

Rating: 5

This rescue is a real rescue. Malini take the babies that no one else will take, and work with them until they get their medical and behavioral issues handled. The woman who is behind the rescue is a real life dog whisperer. I have been fortunate enough to spend time at the rescue and I was forever changed by the experience. These pups are not in cages, sleep in bed with her, and have free reign of the house. Some of these dogs will live out their lives here because they are older and sick. Rest assured that they will have fabulous "golden" years and they will be cared for with love. There is a transparency of funds for all fundraising. The goal is to rehab the dogs so that they can have their very best lives with loving homes. The rescue is very discriminating and provides intense vetting to make sure that these babies are never hurt again.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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Donor

Rating: 5

White Glove, Platinum Services! Malini helps those that are overlooked and forgotten. She is highly knowledgeable and skilled about behavior modification and provides unwavering love and support for her fosters. She invests her life into finding the perfect home fit perfectly for that dog. She takes no shortcuts and loves animals beyond measure. She is 100% transparent on all costs or vetting related to her Rescue. You won't find a better rescue anywhere!!

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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Donor

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful, caring and loving rescue! They take in the saddest of cases and nurture these babies until they are are ready to go to a loving home. For those who may remain unadoptable, they care for them and love like their own forever.

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have watched Milani take so many dogs that worth at the end of the line and transformed them physically, mentally and socially back into the amazing dogs that they should have been ! Not only that, she has been extremely generous with recommendations to help me make my rescue dog thrive. You are truly receiving a special dog if you get one from this rescue!

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lahpstr 05/17/2020

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