Guiness - Shih Tzu / Maltese / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Mal-Shi Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Organization Name: Abandoned Pet Rescue
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304


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Breed: Mal-Shi
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Guiness

Age: Senior
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 12/31/2016
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Tags: Mal-Shi Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shih Tzu / Maltese / Mixed. Guiness was surrendered to us by his owners when they ran into financial issues. He is about 6 to 7 years old, but Guiness needs to go to a home with an experienced dog owner. He loves children, probably because he was in a home with one. Guiness is food motivated but whoever adopts him needs to go slow and give him time to adjust to a new home and family. Guiness needs to be visited several times, he is insecure and may bite if he is uncomfortable. UPDATE: Guiness has been with us quite a few years, and even though he is adorable he is still fearful and defensive. He LOVES a few people very much and does well with them, however, he does not like to be handled. If you can devote a lot of time and effort to him, he could be a good dog - but it will be a large committment. PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.

Overview: The Mal-Shi is a mix between the Maltese and the Shih Tzu. These dogs adapt well to most living situations.
Breed Group: Unspecified
Weight (lbs): 6-15
Height (in): 8-14
Colors: all colors
Coat: The coat is long and silky.
Character: Mal-Shis are alert, happy and playful.
Temperament: Mal-Shis get along well with older children and usually tolerate other pets.
Care: The coat needs to be brushed daily and bathed regularly. The hair will need to be clipped a few times each year.
Training: Mal-Shis need firm, consistent training. Some are difficult to housebreak.
Activity: This breed needs moderate exercise.
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Life Expectancy: 14-16

More About Mal-Shi Breed
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    • Kika - Chihuahua Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 04/22/2017

      Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Kika

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. This little girl has been passed around to multiple homes. No wonder she has trust issues. She is sweet but very shy. Kika is extremely protective and territorial. Once she gets to know you & trusts you she will love for you to hold her & get belly rub. She would do best in a home with no children and only 1-2 people living in the home. If you are interested in Kika, take time to get to know her. Come in often & visit with her to gain her trust. Slow & steady is her game. But Kika is worth it. If she doesn't know you or she's afraid, she may get aggressive out of fear. One of our staff will help you to gain Kika's trust. This little girl really deserves to be loved & shown she doesn't have to fear anything! PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • Polly - Beagle Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 04/22/2017

      Beagle Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Polly

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Beagle. Polly is the sweetest senior girl but she does have diabetes & does not see well anymore. Polly has an internal alarm clock... she certainly will let you know when it's time to eat! She will let you know when she has to go out to potty. Her family dropped her off because they could care for her medical needs. She was in horrible condition when she arrived. Her health has vastly improved since being at our shelter. She is kind and gentle and needs a family that will be conscientious of her medical care. PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Shannon

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed. Shannon was a rescue from a "hoarding" situation. She is sweet and gentle, but also she timid and shy. Shannon has improved tremendously since she has been here at the shelter. She can now walk well on leash, responds to people she knows but does need training. Don't judge a book by its cover..Shannon will appear to be a little aggressive inside her run but is completely different outside her run. She would do best with an experienced dog owner that can teach her basic commands or can take her to a group basic training class. She would be best in a home with children over 10 years old. She deserves & dreams of a loving forever home of her own. Please come & meet Shannon (out of her run). PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Sugar / Sour...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed. Sugar came from a hoarder situation in Ft. Lauderdale. Once a very frightened dog, she has come a long way and now can walk well on leash, plays with other dogs and likes people. Don't judge a book by its cover... Sugar may seem a little aggressive in her run but out of her run she is a sweet girl! She does need some training with her basic commands & is eager to learn. She has come from a horrible situation & really deserves a chance at a happy, loving life in a forever home. She longs for a family of her own to love. An experienced dog person who can work with her commands would be best for her or even a group basic training class. Best with children over 10. PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • Chinese Shar-Pei-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Kingston

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      Breed: Chinese Shar-Pei-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Shar Pei / Shepherd / Mixed. Kingston is considered a "special" needs dog. He is very timid/fearful and needs an experienced dog person. He needs gentle encouragement and training. We feel a home where he is the only dog would be best. He needs to be in an adult only home. Kingston needs a fenced yard at least 6 ft. and a safe area away from busy streets. He needs someone very patient to work with him, taking baby steps. You must will willing to work with Kingston at the shelter for weeks/months. He needs to be able to trust you & feel safe & secure. Are you that person? Come to the shelter & speak with the staff. No matter how much time it takes, Kingston still deserves a loving forever home! PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • Akita-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Marlin

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      Breed: Akita-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Akita / Shepherd / Mixed. Marlin is obedient and lovable. Marlin is a big boy - tall and about 60 pounds but with a very nice disposition. If you want a big lovable guy who loves to please, if you have a fenced in yard... Marlin is your guy! Don't judge Marlin in his run; he can be protective of his run. But take him outside of his run & he is a wonderful dog! Since he is a big strong boy, Marlin would do best with an experienced large dog owner. Please come in & meet Marlin...You'll be glad you did! PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Fiona

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Fiona was found as a stray with her daughter in 2014 (her daughter was just adopted last year). Fiona is a REAL SWEETHEART! She loves attention, walks good on a leash & tries to let you know when it is potty time. She went out on a large dog event & did very well; she loves people. She loves to give kisses & snuggle up to you. Fiona gets along with other large dogs, and does best with children over the age of 10. A fenced in yard would also be nice for her. Pretty Fiona doesn't understand why no one wants to take her home. She's laid back, beautiful, great personality & just wants to be loved. She just keeps hoping someone will notice how pretty she is, love her & take her home forever! No cats please. Fiona has some food allergies & has to be on a special diet. PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Indy

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. Indy is a young, sweet and spirited girl who was found one night running around the streets near the shelter with a leash attached. She loves attention from people. She is very strong even though she is quite small, however, she is muscular and very energetic. She would be a good dog for someone who is athletic & is an experience bully breed owner that would train her. She is quick to learn & eager to please. Indy is dog selective. She does not like cats. Children above the age of 10 is recommended. Indy would love to find her forever, loving home, possibly with a fenced in back yard to run & learn to play ball! PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • American Bulldog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Neo

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / American Bulldog / Mixed. Neo is a staff and volunteer favorite. Neo was left at our front door one early morning with a note stating his owner could no longer take care of him because he was homeless. Neo is as sweet as they come. He's a senior boy that loves walks, car rides & playtime. Neo prays that someday someone wonderful will find it in their heart to give Neo a forever home. He loves people of all ages and is a very calm, sweet dog. Another words, Neo is one big hunk of love! No cats please. PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Maggie

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). COURTESY POSTING FOR LIFE AFTER LAST CALL. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAGGIE EMAIL LALCRescue@aol.com. Maggie is a wonderful sweet girl who ended up at Animal Care with an old hip/leg injury and mange. She is very happy in her foster home with her best buddy Romeo, but needs a home and family of her own. She has recovered from her mange but will be going to the orthopedic vet for a consult on her hip/leg injury. We will know more next week. Maggie loves attention and to play especially with Romeo. She is under 2 years old and about 45 lbs. PLEASE NOTE: We require all interested parties to come to the shelter to meet the pet, complete an adoption application, and interview with our Director. We do not do same day adoptions or ship animals. For additional information on our adoption policies, visiting hours and directions please go to Abandoned Pet Rescue.
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