I have owned 5 Shih Tzus in my life and have never had the pleasure of working with a breeder as professional and caring as Deanna. When we went to her home for the first time, we could tell the puppies were well cared for in an immaculate environment. They lived alongside the family in the home and not locked in a cage like so many other breeders do. We selected our little "Frank Sinatra" but had a couple of weeks to wait before we could bring him home. It was so nice to have access to Deanna's blog where she posted photos of the puppies and offered valuable information about raising them and transitioning them into your home. We are over the moon in love with Sinatra and have never known a puppy quite like him. His disposition is sweet and playful. He cuddles when we want to cuddle, listens to commands and is quick to learn what they mean.  He plays fetch yet is content to keep himself company in the playpen. He has been quick to potty train and sleeps through the night. We attribute Sinatra's beauty and disposition to how Deanna raised him the first 11 weeks of his life and to Sinatra's parents. If you are looking for a Shih Tzu puppy, be sure to contact Deanna. If she doesn't have puppies available that moment, then get on the list for her next litter. It will be worth the wait.

--Julie Koerner

Working with Deanna as a Shih Tzu breeder was such a positive experience. She is very responsive and detail oriented, which I really appreciated. She educated me about the breed and the process the whole way and welcomed all my Questions. I felt so comfortable taking Jeffrey home because I felt like I already knew how he spent his first 12.5 weeks of life and I had gotten to know him through Deanna. I traveled by plane to pick up Jeffrey and the experience was positive every step of the way. I can't say enough about it and I'm so happy (and lucky) to have gotten one of her sweet Ruby's puppies. 

--Forever grateful, 


Deanna of Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus and Poos, has been a complete pleasure to work with. From the second my family came into contact with her everything surrounding buying a puppy from her was seamless. She offered frequent, almost daily updates about all the puppies through the spaces app, but also gave my family private updates regarding the puppy we bought. Our puppy was already being potty-trained under Deanna's care as well as in the beginning stages of being taught commands like "come." She was a pleasure to work with and we already plan on adopting again from her when a future litter comes along!



We had been searching for a Shih Tzu when I came upon Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzu. I sent an inquiry to see if she had any puppies available and I received an immediate response. I filled out the required form and we spoke by FaceTime. This showed us that she cared about her puppies and wanted to make sure they go to good forever homes. She gave us updates as well as asking us what name we would like her to start calling her. When it was the day for our sweet girl to come home , Deanna had a sweet puppy package for us to bring home with food and a blanket our pups mom slept on and a toy all the puppies played with I believe this helped our girl feel comfortable as soon as she got home. From our first contact as well as after bringing home our sweet pup Deanna has been great. I definitely recommend adding your fur baby from Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus. 

--Laura and Paul Archiopoli


My family used Arizona Sunrise Shih Tzus to get Teddy. The entire process was AMAZING! Deanna worked with us to make sure the puppy we got was the best fit for us. She takes excellent care of the puppies and provides all the necessary information to make sure he stayed healthy! We highly recommend this breeder for all your puppy needs!

--Tammy Holmberg