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Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

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Organization Name: Caring Hearts Rescue
Location: springfield, VA
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Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Teddy

Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 04/07/2017
Location: springfield, VA 22150
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Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Fence Required Any Type
Other
  • Housetrained
  • Tries to Escape
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Timid
  • Skittish
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other

Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. Ideal Home- Fenced yard required. Quiet low traffic home works best for Teddy. A family familiar with feeding grain-free food is ideal due to Teddy's history of some food allergies. Meet Teddy, a 3 year old Shih Tzu mix. Teddy is so sweet that if strangers enter the home he will walk up to them and give them a kiss. He is sweet and affectionate and would thrive with someone who loves to cuddle him and give him kisses. He's really a big teddy bear who is just waiting to give his heart and soul to a special person. Teddy loves to run outside in a fenced yard and play with toys. Although he enjoys having other dogs around for company, he would do fine as an only dog. Teddy is used to going in the backyard for potty breaks. He's been known to have a few accidents on the outdoor deck but it's easy enough to clean up and wash off with some soap. Teddy goes on walks but is used to the backyard for most of his breaks out so we're hoping to find him a fenced yard to avoid accidents. Walking him on leash is not a problem but we offer the advice about the yard to ensure a smoother transition since this is what he is used to. He's on a grain free food that helps keep him healthy. Contact us to meet this Teddy Bear. We want to provide as much information about our foster dogs, but sometimes it’s hard to do in the simple dog biography listed above. CHR will list the Ideal Home section to help applicants better understand what the rescue and foster parents are looking for this particular rescue dog’s future home. Please, take a minute to read the Ideal Home section .

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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

      Mookie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat). Ideal home- We are requiring someone home all or part of the day to help Mookie with her house training. We are also requiring a house with a securely fenced yard to make it easy to let her out frequently for bathroom breaks. An experienced Yorkie owner preferred. Miss Mookie is a DOLL BABY! She is a wee 7-pound bundle of energy and love. She loves to play, play, play all day and explore the big world around her. She’s never met a human or dog that she doesn’t like. She LOVES to be near her humans and will kiss them any chance she gets. She enjoys snuggles and belly rubs and basking in your love and attention. She also loves playing with other dogs and routinely gives her foster brothers and sisters a real workout playing “tag.” Mookie is doing great on her housetraining but needs a potty break every few hours. Please keep this in mind if you are routinely gone for hours and/or have wall-to-wall carpeting or a lot of rugs in your home. We think she is worth the extra work! We want to provide as much information about our foster dogs as we can, but sometimes it’s hard to do in a short biography. So that applicants can better understand the type of home a specific dog will do best in, we have included the Ideal Home section (see above). Please take a minute to read the Ideal Home section before applying for a dog. Mookie's Application- https://fs8.formsite.com/Caringhearts/form10/index.html
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    • Norwich Terrier Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

      Charlie

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      Breed: Norwich Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Norwich Terrier (long coat). Ideal Home- Charley needs a potty break every 3-4 hours or he may have accidents. Someone home part of the day or a dog walker is needed for Charley to help avoid daily accidents. Meet Charlie! Charlie is 2-years old. Norwich Terrier. He looks like he is from the Wizard of Oz! What a charmer. Charlie is the type of dog that walks up to you to give you a kiss. Very friendly and sweet. He's been around other dogs and all has been great. He's pretty easy going. Right now, we're trying to see what the best home environment is for Charlie. He was just neutered and is current on all his vaccines. He's very gentle, sweet and easy going! Charley needs a potty break every few hours or he may have accidents. A dog walker in place or someone home part of the day is ideal. Charley is not crate trained and will bark loudly if crated. Charlie's Application Link- https://fs8.formsite.com/Caringhearts/form10/index.html
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    • Maltese Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

      Tucker

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      Breed: Maltese
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese (long coat). Meet Tucker! Tucker is a cutie. Very sweet and easy going. He sleeps on the bed with his foster and has no accidents overnight. This little Prince is house trained. Tucker loves attention and is super cute. He will rest by your side and loves to snuggle up close to you. He's easy to groom and is a great on car rides. He's very quiet and loves to play. His owner had to rehome him due to him snapping at a toddler so please no kids or visiting toddlers for this little lad. This doesn't mean he's an mean dog. He just does best with adults. Tucker is only 2-years-old. He weighs around 11 pounds. He does great on walks abut he does try to bark and lunge at other dogs so a quiet neighborhood fits best for him. He was an only dog in his other home. He does fine around other dogs but is a bit nervous when other dogs try to sniff or follow him. He may do best with one other independent type dog or no dogs at all. He does not do as well with larger dogs over 20 pounds. Tucker is housetrained but will have accidents if gone more that 5 hours. He will need a dog walker in place if you are employed full time. Tucker does sometimes resource guard his space around other dogs. Because he has displayed this behavior, we are requiring any adopter to undergo behavioral training which CHR will provide. This is a requirement of adoption. Even though he may not display the behavior a lot, behavior training is important. An owner with past dog experience is required. If you think Tucker may work for your family, please fill out his application. If you think Tucker may work for your family, please fill out his application here- https://fs8.formsite.com/Caringhearts/form10/index.html
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

      Marigold

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat). Meet Marigold! Marigold was found as a stray on the side of the road with several other small yorkies. Marigold is very easy going with people and other dogs. She was spayed and had a dental. Marigold would do great in a home with a fenced yard. She goes on for breaks every 5-6 hours. She does not have accidents during the night. Marigold loves people and likes to cuddle. She is very quiet and sweet. She deserves to have a wonderful life with a new family. We're hoping that is you. Marigold's application- https://fs8.formsite.com/Caringhearts/form10/index.html
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    • Buddy - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/27/2017

      Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

      Buddy

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. About Buddy AGE-6 years old Energy level- Low to Medium Medical history-Healthy. Current on all shots. Going in for a neuter and possible dental. Id eal home- Buddy ideal home- Buddy would do best with a best every 4 hours during the day to avoid accidents. He will not do well in a crate. Because of his neglectful past, CHR is asking for an all adult household with no frequent visits from young children. CHR Policies- Please understand that CHR does not adopt out the DC-Metro area or to homes with children under 11 years old. No exemptions. Visit our policies page at http://www.caringheartsrescue.org/policies' ​ Sweet Buddy had a rough start in life but that's all changed now. This sweetheart loves people and other dogs. Buddy is very relaxed and easy going. He loves to be petted and snuggles right up to your side. Buddy does fine on walks and car rides. He enjoys food and treats. He's on a high end dog food mixed with a little omega oil. Buddy would do great in most home settings.
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    • Sadie - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/27/2017

      Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA, USA

      Sadie

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. Sadie is a true gem. She came to CHR from a local shelter in rough shape but, after a few months in our care, she’s really thriving. Her right eye was injured in her last home and she lost her vision in the eye but that hasn’t slowed her down one bit. Sadie is very sweet and affectionate—she loves to cuddle and sit by your side. Because Sadie came to us in rough shape, we have her on a high-quality diet supplemented with fish oil and she is looking much better. Sadie does fine around other dogs but we can tell she came from a home with no other dogs. We're giving preference to adoptive homes without other dogs or with only one dog who completely ignores her. IDEAL HOME FOR SADIE- Sadie is used to going out every few hours or she will potty indoors. Someone home part of the day or a licensed dog walker is necessary to avoid accidents daily. Sadie is used to accessing a secured yard for potty breaks. LINK to Sadie's Application- https://fs8.formsite.com/Caringhearts/form10/index.html
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