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The goal of TSCA, Inc. is to place rescue Tibetan Spaniels into caring and loving environments and to enhance the love of the breed. Any actions contrary to those stated above should be brought to the attention of TSCA Rescue. Our objectives are:

  • To educate the general public about the importance of researching any breed of dog before buying from a responsible breeder or adopting from a reputable rescue organization.
  • To make available information on the history and temperament of Tibetan Spaniels.
  • To educate on the importance of spaying/neutering all pets as it relates to overpopulation and health. To spay/neuter all dogs before placement in adoptive homes.
  • To take in Tibetan Spaniels that have no other place to live and place them with loving, lifelong, adoptive families.
  • To test each dog for temperament and to place the dog in a home suited to his temperament.
  • To carefully screen each potential adopter.
  • To take back any adopted Tibetan Spaniel anytime throughout the dog’s life if the adoptive home can no longer keep the dog.

To meet these objectives, the TSCA Rescue Coordinator and advisors work with the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America Rescue and Health Trust (the “Trust”). Although separate from TSCA Inc., the Trust supports rescue of Tibetan Spaniels in need.

Rescue Guidelines

  1. A rescue is any Tibetan Spaniel who is without an owner or owners and is homeless for any reason.
  2. A Tibetan Spaniel who is owned by a person or persons, including a Pet Shop or Commercial Breeder/Puppy Mill, is not considered a rescue. Rescue is not a placement service for those who do not want to keep a dog.
  3. If a Tibetan Spaniel in need of a new home is owned or bred by a TSCA member, it is the responsibility of the owner(s) and/or breeder of record. When notified that a dog owned or bred by them is in a potential “rescue” situation, the breeder(s) or owner(s) of record must rescue said dog(s) or otherwise fully reimburse all expenses incurred by the TSCA, Inc. for rescuing the dog(s). Reimbursement is due within 90 days of the date of the rescue and notification, or prior to the next dues renewal cycle, whichever comes first. Any unpaid reimbursement will be considered a debt to the TSCA, Inc. which, if not paid in full per the above criteria, will result in the member being deemed “not in good standing” with TSCA, Inc. and ineligible for membership, voting privileges, breeder referral, and advertising in the newsletter.
  4. A rescue that is a biter, terminally ill, or otherwise deemed unadoptable should be humanely euthanized.
  5. All rescue dogs MUST be spayed or neutered and vetted by a licensed veterinarian before placement. For complete details on the required veterinary protocol, see Veterinary Protocol for Tibetan Spaniel Rescues.
  6. TSCA, Inc. will not breed rescue dogs, sell rescue dogs for profit or release a rescue dog for any form of research.
  7. TSCA, Inc. will not purchase dogs nor sell dogs. Financial support for rescue of Tibetan Spaniels comes from the Trust. The Trust asks for a donation from adopters to help fund the program. This is usually $250. (See the Adoption Placement Agreement.) In addition, the Trust gladly accepts donations from Tibetan Spaniel lovers worldwide.

If you are interested in adopting a rescue Tibetan Spaniel, please see our Adoption page or contact the Rescue Coordinator, Susan Waller Miccio.


For Tibbie rescue news, please “like” the TSCA Rescue & Health Trust page on Facebook.