U of I grad Malcolm Taylor and Johnson


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 a typical shelter.

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

Sonya Weiner

“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


Mrs. Lana Bates

The Quackenbush Family

NASCAR'S Greg and Nicole Biffle

Donate securely with Paypal.