Foster Homes Needed - Shih Tzu (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN

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Organization Name: NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue
Location: Tonka Bay, MN 55331
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Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Female Female
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Foster Homes Needed

Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/29/2016
Location: Tonka Bay, MN 55331
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Physical Attributes
Ear Type Droopy
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs High
Shedding Amount None
Altered Yes
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (medium coat). Every minute matters when it comes to rescuing a Shih Tzu. We may get a short notice that someone needs to surrender their dog or a puppy mill dog needs a temporary home. We can’t help if we don’t have families willing to foster, and we are always in need of more foster homes! If you live in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Rockford or Chicago, IL areas and want to help save lives, please complete either our online Foster Sign-Up or download a word version here: http://www.northstarshihtzurescue.org/foster/ (please note: neither dog pictured are available to foster or adopt, both are in their forever homes) NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue exists to benefit both Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs and the people of our community. We operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, and meaningful outreach programs in order to advance the welfare of these companion animals, to serve and educate our community, and to make a positive, loving impact on the lives of both. NorthStar, located in Excelsior, MN, actively works to rescue Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs from dangerous environments and shelters with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, permanent, adoptive homes. We rescue unwanted, abandoned, and abused dogs. We have them vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, provide other medical care, and rehabilitate them in carefully selected foster homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on the benefits of adopting an animal in need as well as responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, good nutrition, and positive behavior training. We strive to increase public awareness about companion animal overpopulation, commercial breeders, and to offer solutions to end the killing of adoptable animals. We work in alliance with local animal shelters, pounds, other rescue groups, and humane society organizations to ensure these animals are not forgotten.

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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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Tonka Bay, MN
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (medium coat). Hi, I'm Ellie Mae! Here's what my foster mother has to say about me: "I want you to meet one of the bravest little dogs with one of the biggest hearts, her rescue name is Ellie Mae given to her foster Mom. She came into rescue one of two girls, breeder releases from WI, identified only as big girl, about 7 years. No name. No information. Nothing. No collar, food, training or anything. What has happen from there has been remarkable! Since she has been in our home and given the care and love that she deserves, in 8 short days has gone from a shaking dog that wouldn't come out of a crate to a delightful, smart and loving house pet. With the help of our resident dogs we have literally taught her how to "dog". The metamorphosis has included coming out of the crate, learning to go outside to potty, learning to accept being petted, to eat food out of a bowl and not the floor, to accept treats and even take them from a hand, and learning that toys exist and they are fun to play with. She has done all of these things and more with her tail constantly wagging. She is an amazing girl with a wonderful personality and the love of people. That is what drew her out of the crate. She wants to be with people and love life. What she needs now is someone that wants to help transition her into the next leg of her journey, her forever home. To give her the love and security she needs to continue her learning and training. They will be rewarded with her completely awesome exuberance and love of life. You will not only get tail wags but entire body wiggles and doggie smiles and it will be completely wonderful. If you have an existing dog that could help her with her transition and learning that would be a plus. Also a fenced yard would be ideal for her. She enjoys the freedom of being able to run and play. We are working with her on leash and that is making good progress but it is still something that is a weird sensation for her." My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $321.83. I'm available to adopt within a 50 mile radius of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul. If you'd like to meet me, please attend NorthStar's Nice To Meet Tzu adoption events, held the second Sunday of each month from 12-2pm at the Edina Chuck & Don's (I'm sorry, I'm not available for private meet and greets, please check the Events calendar the day before to see if I'm attending.) To submit an adoption application, please click here to fill out an online application.
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