Teddy - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption
Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

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Organization Name: Caring Hearts Rescue
Location: springfield, VA 22150
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Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Male Male
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Teddy

Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 02/11/2017
Location: springfield, VA 22150
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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
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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. Teddy is currently eating Fresh Pet Grain-Free. It comes in the fridge section at Walmart or Safeway. 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. ​ Teddy was a bit itchy when he came into the rescue but washing him once a week keeps his skin and coat shiny clean. He's on a grain free food that helps keep him healthy. Contact us to meet this Teddy Bear.

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

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    • Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Rascal

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Extra Information- We want to provide as much information about our foster dogs, but sometimes it’s hard to do in the simple dog biography listed below. 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. Ideal Home- Previous Shih Tzu or similar breed experience. Wall-wall carpeting would be an issue due to some allergies. Someone home part of the day or a dog walker in place. Meet Rascal. This spunky little boy is a little rascal. He loves to play and keep busy. Every time this little boy goes on a walk you would think the world is his oyster. He bops around like a happy little bunny, like he doesn’t have a care in the world. When it’s cuddle time, he will come put his face next to yours for a kiss on his cheek. He loves to be doted on. He is so sweet and loving. He has NEVER shown a hint of growley behavior to his foster mom. Rascal will eliminate on walks but he is also pee pad trained. Rascal is a complete gentleman when groomed so this makes him an easy dog to groom. Rascal loves his toys and chewy bones. So much that sometimes he can get growley protecting them around other dogs. Rascal is only 10 pounds so we want to be careful if he is placed in another home. He doesn’t fight other dogs for his bones or toys, but another dog may get angry for being growled at, and try to fight him. We just need to be careful when screening him, if you do have another small dog. He does play with dogs. He races around the yard chasing other dogs like the silly little bunny he is. Rascal is housetrained but he is let outside every 4-5 hours. Please keep this in mind if you work during the day. ​ Rascal is allergic to a few things like certain corn so a higher end diet is ideal.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Aiden

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (medium coat). Aiden is a two-year old, six-pound Yorkie who came to us from a Richmond shelter as a stray. He is a sweet and loving boy who is happiest when he is by your side. He is content to sit on your lap or nap on his bed but also enjoys playing with toys or romping around with other dogs. He gets along with the other dogs in his foster home (male and female) and with all humans he meets. He is an all-around great dog and will fit in well with most owners/families. Aiden came to us with a broken front paw and had surgery in mid-January to repair it. The surgery was successful and he gets around just fine but will need several months to fully heal (he should be healed around mid-April). He will need to take it easy until then (no long walks or rough play). Aiden will need some continued practice on his housetraining skills since he can only go on short walks right now. He will do best initially in a house with a fenced yard. We prefer that he go to an all-adult home due to his small size and recent injury.
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    • Maltese-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Herman(small...

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      Breed: Maltese-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Maltese / Mixed (long coat). Ideal Home- Someone home part of the day. Detached home or friendly neighbors who don't mind if Herman barks a few minutes when you leave the home. Meet Herman. Herman is a spunky little fella who loves his guardians. Herman is doing great with his housetraining but he needs a break outside every few hours. Keep this in mind if you work during the day. Herman LOVES other dogs. He loves to play and follow other dogs. Herman does great at the groomer and on car rides. He's a wee little Yorkie weighting 7 pounds. Herman would do great with someone home during the day. He barks a few minutes when you leave the house so would do best with someone who lives in a detached house. Otherwise, he's a quiet little boy. He is very affectionate and would love to sit on your lap and sleep near you. He loves attention. He's just a great little dog.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      YORKIES

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie. LOTS OF YORKIES!! CHR has several young Yorkies right now. All of the Yorkies are super sweet and friendly. No aggression at all. Aiden- 2 year old gorgeous male Yorkie Mookie- 10 month old female Yorkie Mikey- 1 year old male Yorkie We hope that one of these cuties will work for your family. All of them have similar needs. 1. All of them are young and have small bladders. They need outside breaks every 4 hours. 2. All of them have been crate tested and will bark non-stop if crated. We have seen them soil in the crate as well. This means any applicant working must have a dog walker in place to come 1-2 times a day if working. Someone working from home, part-time or is home all day, is the best fit. We only ask this to avoid you coming home to accidents every day, which can result in the return of the dog. 3. All of the yorkies are small under 8 pounds. We ask for adult households due to the small size of the dogs.
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    • Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Bubba

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Bubba is a quiet boy is easy going. He would enjoy a quiet home to go with his relaxed personality. Bubba is one relaxed dude. Bubba came to CHR needing care for his teeth and eyes and ears but he was treated for it all. He had a full dental, chemistry and urinalysis. Bubba just goes with the flow. He enjoys a little play during the day. Bubba loves to take a snooze on a bed in the room with you. He's one of those dogs that aren't a lot of trouble. Bubba is housetrained. We plan on having new pictures of Bubba soon. Stay tuned for updates!
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    • Pomeranian-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Queenie

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      Breed: Pomeranian-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Pomeranian / Mixed (long coat). Meet Queenie! Queenie just arrived from Korea. She was rescued from a Korean Meat Market. Queenie's future is looking bright now that she is in the US. She's still looking for her forever home and we're hoping that's you! Queenie is doing great with her housetraining. She is used to the backyard now for elimination. Queenie is a little shy so a quiet home would be ideal. She enjoys attention from her guardian and will do fine with other dogs in the house. She gets playful and will do short bolts around the yard. We can tell she is happier every day that passes. Queenie is very gentle and sweet. She is very quiet too. She loves to climb up on your lap and kiss you on your cheek! Super sweet little girl. She's only 7.5 pounds
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Diesel

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat). Ideal Home Setting- Diesel requires a potty break up to every 4-5 hours during the day. Having a dog walker in place or family member home part of the home is preferred. Meet Diesel. Diesel is a 10-year-old male Yorkie. Diesel has a really easygoing personality. He is housetrained and can go about 4-5 hours before needing a potty break outside during the day but sleeps through the night with no accidents. Diesel loves to cuddle and is a very gentle furbaby. He enjoys walks and being with his guardian. He's real just a great little dog. Diesel does great with other dogs and all people. He's a freindly little guy who will be your most loyal fan.
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    • Poodle (Toy) Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Daniel

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      Breed: Poodle (Toy)
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Poodle (Toy) (long coat). Ideal Home- Secure fenced yard. Quiet adult home. Daniel came from a puppy mill and because of this, he is a little timid. Daniel would do great with someone who is kind and patient. Daniel gains his confidence each day that passes but we feel he needs time in a new home to truly blossom. Daniel is used to a fenced yard and has access to potty breaks every 4-5 hours. Daniel doesn't have a mean bone in his body. He's very gentle and sweet. He gets along with people and other dogs. He's very quiet and rarely makes a sound. He does let out a happy bark when you come home because he is so happy to be with his people. Daniel loves food and is on a grain-free diet right now.
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    • Shih Tzu-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Liam

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      Breed: Shih Tzu-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu / Mixed. Ideal Home Setting- Quiet low traffic home. fyi- Liam is more timid of strange men. Liam has mild separation anxiety so someone home part of the day or dog walker is recommended. This is Liam aka LeeLee. He is a very sweet 2-year-old boy! Liam is a house trained, neutered, 20lb shih Tzu mix. Liam has a long, soft, and luxurious coat that is wonderful for petting and he loves to be brushed. One of Liam’s favorite things is food but he is not a beggar. He loves his toys, especially the ones with squeakers. Every day at his foster’s house he takes each and every toy out of the toy basket to play. He is a great snuggler and enjoys being a couch companion. He is a good watchdog too. He loves to sit in the window and watch the goings on in the neighborhood but he is not overly barky. He does alert if something “special” is going on. The ideal home for Liam will be a quiet home with someone who is around part of the day. Liam was quite nervous when he came to us but he has blossomed nicely and now walks bravely on a leash. He enjoys his daily strolls around the neighborhood, but also enjoys playing outside and rolling in the grass. A fenced yard would be great for him. Meeting new people can be scary for Liam so he needs to be introduced slowly. Liam likes other dogs but can be fearful of larger dogs.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in springfield, VA

      Mookie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: springfield, VA
      Posted Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat). Meet Miss Mookie Mookie is a DOLL BABY! She is a wee 5 pounds. This this tiny girl is so small that we are asking for an all adult household please. Mookie is getting a refresher on her housetraining so someone home part of the day is ideal. Mookie will have accidents otherwise in the house or if crated. Mookie is fine with other dogs and people. She is a snuggle bunny. Contact us today for this cutie! Ideal home- Someone home during the day. Adult only home please
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