All of our adoptable dogs can be seen at We're a no-kill rescue based out of foster homes around Champaign-Urbana, so please fill out our adoption application at and let us know if you're interested in a particular dog and we can bring them to you for a home visit. The normal adoption donation is $200, and entitles you to a Petfinder adoption kit worth $160.

HOLY SHIH TZU! Central Illinois Lap Dog Rescue


“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

501(c)(3) No-Kill Rescue & Foster Care

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

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.

Charles and Pam Homier, Huntington IN

U of I grad Malcolm Taylor and Johnson

NASCAR'S Greg and Nicole Biffle

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

Mrs. Lana Bates

The Quackenbush Family