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Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Sherman Oaks, CA


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Date Listed: 12/26/2015
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Organization Name: Cat/Canine Assistance, Referral & Education
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Male Male

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Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper with White
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Grooming Needs Moderate
Behavioral Characteristics
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality Characteristics
  • Affectionate
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). UPDATE: Neco is now in a foster home. His diabetes is still not totally under control but is being closely monitored. He gets along well with the other doggies at the foster home and is just a totally adorable little doggie. See his latest pics in foster care. Neco belonged to some people who either ignored or didn't recognize that something was wrong with him. They gave him away to some other people who DID see something was wrong. They took him to the vet to find that he was going blind and was seriously diabetic. They contacted C.A.R.E. for help and Neco is now one of our "Fur folk". We hope to have him in a foster home soon from our vets but his diabetes must first be stabilized. He will then need insulin and eye medication, probably for the rest of his life. His eyes do not produce tears in addition to the diabetes. However, he is the sweetest, most gentle and affectionate little thing imaginable!

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
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