© HOLY SHIH TZU! Central Illinois Lap Dog Rescue. All rights reserved.

Mrs. Lana Bates


“With Holy Shih Tzu’s help, these small dogs become wonderful companions for families, children with special needs, lonely adults
and the elderly, creating a mutually beneficial human/canine relationship.”    —
The Huffington Post, Social Entrepreneurship, Oct. 3, 2013

No-Kill Rescue & Foster Care

HST is a foster-based rescue. Most of the adoption process is done online to avoid stressing the dogs. 

With Paypal You can sponsor one dog, sponsor a dog each month, or help us establish a comfortable and dedicated facility.

Our dogs are wonderful companions who naturally help with anxiety, PTSD recovery, and depression.

HST is not a breed-specific rescue, but we specialize in small dogs who might not survive in a typical shelter.

NASCAR'S Greg and Nicole Biffle

The Quackenbush Family

U of I grad Malcolm Taylor and Johnson


Donate securely with Paypal.