We are located about 20 miles west of Birmingham, Alabama, out in the country in a quiet little area called, Quinton, right on the Little Warrior river. Our home and kennels are off the highway about a quarter of a mile, so the dogs and older pups are permitted to run free sometimes. They love it and it is healthy for them to get plenty of excercise. I try to take them for a walk often. It is a perfect place to raise little shih tzus for you! They truly make wonderful pets! I have two myself!