Lizzie 10 Years - Shih Tzu (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

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Organization Name: Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80931


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Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Female Female
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Lizzie 10 Years

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 01/30/2016
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80931
Tags: Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Glowing silvery white in the sunshine, lovely and lovable Lizzie is one contented little lady. Although blind, she has settled securely in her foster home, has “memorized” the lay of the land and follows her nose (since the nose knows) easily and without incident to her food and water or to simply stretch her legs. Good with other dogs and with children, she’s a proven people pooch who loves to be touched and petted, and when she’s excited, her bottom wags as happily as her tail does. She knows her name and responds when you speak to her, but for quieter times, she prefers her own small space in her own small bed. At potty time, always polite Lizzie always lets you know, and she can either be taken outside or to a puppy pad instead. Calm and gentle and oh-so-loving, Lizzie will make some loving family a most treasured companion, and if given the chance and the training, she would probably make an excellent therapy dog. Lizzie's adoption fee is $150.00.We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org

Shih Tzu

A.K.A. : Chinese Lion Dog, Chrysanthemum Dog, Shih-Tzu
Overview: The Shih Tzu is a sweet and playful family companion. He's bolder than his small size suggests, but gets along well with strangers and other animals.
Breed Group: Toy
Weight (lbs): 9-16
Height (in): 8-11
Colors: Any.
Coat: Coat- Luxurious, double-coated, dense, long, and flowing, can be slightly wavy.
Character: Shih Tzus are an independent breed, known for their intelligent and lovable nature. They are one of the most sociable and outgoing breeds, and rarely bark.
Temperament: This breed gets along with other household pets and children.
Care: The Shih Tzu requires a great deal of grooming care. Its coat must be combed daily and special treatment may be needed for the ears and eyes to keep them clean. Pets may be clipped.
Training: This breed can be somewhat stubborn, so consistency is a key to proper training.
Activity: Shih Tzus are contented with short walks.
Country of Origin: China
Health Issue: This breed tends to wheeze and snore. They are also prone to ear, eye, and respiratory problems, along with spinal disc disease.
Life Expectancy: 10-14

More About Shih Tzu Breed
If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
  4. Start looking… Once you know what you’re looking for and what to expect you can start your search through thousands of adoptable dogs. PuppyFinder allows you to search by age, breed, location and gender.
  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Bo Bo 7 Mon...

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). His gently flopped ears and wintry white coat offer up an image of utter innocence. But Mr. Bo Jangles, fondly nicknamed Bobo, is actually an irresistible blend of friendly and fiery, active and affectionate. As committed as he is to loving and cuddling with his foster mom, he also adores playing outside with his furry foster sibs, and engaging in robust games of tug-o-toy. Progressing well with his housetraining (he uses pee pads in a pinch), Bobo now hopes to add some puppy bounce to a loving forever home, eager to groom him into the best adult doggy friend ever. Mr. Bo Jangles' adoption fee is $250.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Tootsie 10 M...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). TWhat’s put that goofy grin on toot-toot-Tootsie’s tiny tan face? Could it be her favorite fuchsia football or her tug-o-war rope toy? Or is it the eagerly anticipated approach of her foster mom for some cuddle and kiss time on the couch while watching TV? No doubt it’s a happy combination of all three coupled with romping outdoors and bathing in the sun. Sweet Tootsie also likes curling up with other small dogs, is housetrained to use a doggy door, and would love living forever with one special person and one special dog.Tootsie's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Jenny 2 Year...

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Sporting an autumn coat of licorice, ginger and cream, Jenny warms hearts wherever she puts her paws. A fun and loving little lady, she gets along well with dogs and with children, and balances her time between sprinting around the yard of her foster home and stretching out in the sun. The consummate cuddle bug, there’s nothing she enjoys more than lying beside her foster mom while she watches TV, then curling up next to her in bed to sleep the night away. Fully housetrained, she knows how to use a doggy door, and hopes to soon bring her Jenny joy to a loving forever home. Jenny's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Honey 3 Yea...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Curled up as snug as a doggy bug on her blankets is one aptly named honey of a dog. Our Honey loves children and gets along well with the other dogs in her foster home. She’s especially fond of females, and although slightly skittish around men, has been warming up nicely to her foster dad. Born under the sign of Virgo, this loving lady loves long strolls on the beach as well as long hikes in the mountains, while one of her favorite games is fetch. Still at work on her housetraining skills, it’s all paws on deck to have them perfected as she eagerly sniffs out her forever home. Honey's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Slinky 7 Ye...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Sleek in black satin, snuggle bug Slinky is famous for keeping his fosters in stitches when he does what they’ve dubbed the "slinky crawl". Not only that, but every morning, he does little pirouettes for his piece of cheese! He may have no teeth, but it hasn’t stifled his spirit or stanched his appetite since he feasts away happily on regular, small kibble. As soon as the leashes come out, this little scamp is more than ready for a walk, and then comes the best time of all: cuddle time. Both house and kennel trained, he sleeps sweetly and soundly in his kennel through the night. Now this dog-friendly doggy is eager to slink his way into the hearts of those in his forever home. Slinky's adoption fee is $250.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Cairn Terrier Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Princess 9 ...

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      Breed: Cairn Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Cairn Terrier (long coat). Large perked ears and wispy whirls of silvery black hair make sweet Princess a striking standout in any canine crowd. True to her regal name, she’s gracious and affectionate, lively and playful, bestowing happy kisses on anyone in her foster home who gives her rubs. A dedicated sun worshiper, she loves lying outside on the grass, enjoys romping with her foster sibs, and even dances happily for treats. One would never know this mischievous miss is nine years old, suffers from diabetes, and has limited vision in both eyes because of cataracts. A trooper with a capital T, she easily accepts her twice-daily insulin shots, always "thanking" her foster mom with extra kisses, and despite her limited vision, navigates well around the house and yard. Due to her diabetes, she drinks a large amount of water and must be taken outside every two hours or so. More than worth her weight in gold, precious Princess is, in the words of her foster mom, "a commitment of love", to be made by an adult-only home, with someone always there (she receives her insulin 12 hours apart after her meals), and who will be more than royally loved in return. Princess's adoption fee is $150.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Megabyte 4 Y...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). To say that MegaByte is mega cute would be an understatement. And this gentle, ginger tipped black beauty finds nothing as stimulating or satisfying as being in the company of her people. Although her favorite game is “catch me if you can”, this canny canine has an ulterior motive: she loves being caught since it means being held. When not following after her foster mom, MegaByte can be found playing outside in the sun, and because she gets along with children, cats, and other dogs, every one of them is a potential playmate. At bedtime, however, this love bug’s choice is clear, as she curls up for the night with the human closest to her heart. Housetrained, happy and hopeful, MegaByte is now eager to bring her mega love to a loving forever home. Megabyte's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Lexi 5 Yea...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Lexi is fairly shy but is getting better each day. She will play some with her foster friends but prefers to be with her human or in a little bed kind of off by herself. She is still learning that it is ok to get up in your lap to snuggle some and following you around is ok also. Lexi is housebroken and will use a potty pad when she can't get outside. She likes to sunbathe some and is learning that toys are kind of fun too. Lexi needs her forever home to be patient, loving and kind of laid back. If you have those qualities, Lexi would learn to be your best friend and the love of your life. Lexi's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Beans 7 Yea...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). He has his eye on you! Curled comfortably in his chair, laid back and loving Beans is in his element. Although slightly shy when first meeting people, as soon as he warms up to you, he’s pup putty in your hands, and your lap will quickly become his favorite place to be. As self-sufficient as he is sweet and snuggly, Beans is good with children and dogs, and having lived with many furry foster sibs, he’s no stranger to either their quirks or their company. Marvelously mellow to the point of lovely laziness, Beans is full of beans when it comes to loving, and is eagerly looking for a forever home to reap the rewards of all that loving. Beans' adoption fee is $250.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO

      Tooty 10 Ye...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Colorado Springs, CO
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). In her sleek black coat, this sweet and sunny chi is doing what she loves best: stretching out in the warmth of the sun. Her next best loves are snuggling with her fosters while they watch TV and romping her way round the yard. And tiny Tooty is a total cutie whenever she smiles. Why? Because that’s when the tip of her tongue comes out, adding an impish look to her already elfin features. Both crate and house trained, she knows how to use a doggie door, but truly dislikes being in her crate. Due to a birth defect, she’s unable to climb a full flight of stairs, but she easily manages the few steps into her foster home from outside. Her doggy birth certificate may say she’s 10 years old, but being young at heart has kept her young and oh-so-loving. Eager to share your love with one very special sweetie who will love you forever? Just give Tooty a toot. Tooty's adoption fee is $150.00.We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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