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


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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

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
  • 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: (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
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    • Zeus - Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/06/2017

      Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN, USA



      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu. Adoption Fee: $429.10. "Hi, I'm Zeus! Hi all my name is Zeus and I am a 2 yr old male Shih Tzu looking for my fur-ever home. I am full of energy and all around a happy and grateful pup. I am neutered, chipped and up to date on all of my shots. I am a very sweet and loving pup with a great personality and demeanor. I do great with other dogs all shapes and sizes and even cats. I'm fine with kids but they make me a bit nervous and sometimes that upsets my tummy. I'm really easy going even when my foster sisters get mad and snippy at me for stealing their toys or stepping on them when I get excited, how rude! I love, love, love to run wide open and in circles. I sometimes struggle with separation anxiety even with my 3 foster siblings home with me .... they are just not mom. I would love to be adopted by someone who doesn't work as much as my foster parents because I don't like to be alone for long periods of time. I can go up stairs like a pro but going down large flights of stairs gives me a lot anxiety. I can be coaxed down as long as your patient with me. I am not a fan of pools or lakes but I do great at bath time. I also like to camp with my foster family there's always new smells to investigate and I enjoy new places. Loud noises, cars and strange people scare me so best i have a fenced in yard. Sometimes I just like to put myself in my crate or safe place as my foster mom calls it. Thunderstorms don't scare me at all but chip bags! I do great getting groomed from my neck back so my new groomer will need to be patient with me when grooming my face. I don't like my face groomed at all but no worries I don't get mad just scared. I am potty trained for the most part but still need some consistent training so I can shake my desire to mark my territory. I am getting better everyday but sometimes I forget and just need a corrective reminder..... I like to be praised for a good job and like to please my foster family. I would be a good fit for anyone who would make time to train me, play with me, walk me, snuggle and love me and have the patience for my quirkiness .... my foster mom thinks my quirkiness is so darn cute and oh so entertaining. My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $429.10. 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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