NASCAR'S Greg and Nicole Biffle

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.

The Quackenbush Family

U of I grad Malcolm Taylor and Johnson

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.

Mrs. Lana Bates

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HOLY SHIH TZU! Illinois Dog Adoption

No-Kill Lap Dog Rescue & Foster Care 

“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

Charles and Pam Homier, Huntington IN