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Lizzie 10 Years - Shih Tzu (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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Organization Name: Chihuahua & Small Dog Rescue, Inc.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Breed: Shih Tzu
Gender: Female Female
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Lizzie 10 Years

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: White
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 01/30/2016
Location: Colorado Springs, CO, 80931
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Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Glowing silvery white in the sunshine, lovely and lovable Lizzie is one contented little lady. Although blind, she has settled securely in her foster home, has “memorized” the lay of the land and follows her nose (since the nose knows) easily and without incident to her food and water or to simply stretch her legs. Good with other dogs and with children, she’s a proven people pooch who loves to be touched and petted, and when she’s excited, her bottom wags as happily as her tail does. She knows her name and responds when you speak to her, but for quieter times, she prefers her own small space in her own small bed. At potty time, always polite Lizzie always lets you know, and she can either be taken outside or to a puppy pad instead. Calm and gentle and oh-so-loving, Lizzie will make some loving family a most treasured companion, and if given the chance and the training, she would probably make an excellent therapy dog. Lizzie's adoption fee is $150.00.We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org

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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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Gus 6 Months...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Fun loving and fuzzy Gus grooves on romping, racing and running! What better way to stay active than by frolicking with his foster friends and playing with toys – which he hides in his crate – while his favorites are ropes for tug-o-war. Blossoming, with a newfound trust in people, he comes more easily to his foster mom to be petted and especially enjoys belly rubs. Crate trained, at work on his housetraining and proper puppy manners, he’s still afraid of his leash and needs a patient and loving home to ease his fears, continue his education, and ensure he’s kept mentally and physically satisfied fur-ever. Gus' adoption fee is 300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Flo 9 Months...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). All wide, coppery ears and even wider brown eyes, fine little Flo is happiest when playing with the other dogs in her foster home, both inside the house and out in the yard. At night, her happiest place to be is curled up comfortably in her own cozy bed. Fearful of people, unable to trust their approach or their touch, given time, patience and a nurturing adoptive home, she’s certain to bloom into the cherished and loving companion she was destined to be. Flo's adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Peanut Butte...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Whether you prefer crunchy or smooth, our Peanut Butter is certain to please! Bristling with energy, this high octane puppy lives for activity, whether it’s romping and running outdoors on his own, playing with toys, especially tug with one of his foster friends, or puttering about in the puppy pool. Then, when it’s time to rest, he’ll seek out a cozy spot or a comfortable lap and swiftly fall asleep. So fond of his crate that he’ll often "put himself to bed", he may prefer to potty outside but he’s learning to use pee pads too. Now this four-legged doggy dynamo is dreaming of finding forever fun in an active adoptive home. Peanut Butter's adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Roxy 5 Month...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Holding her pose for the camera, redheaded Roxie is a captivating combination of easygoing and energetic. She already thrives on the attention of everyone in her foster home, loves playing with toys, and enjoys frisking about with all of her foster friends. At work on her housetraining, both outside and inside on pee pads, what this precious puppy needs now is a loving home to teach her the doggy ropes and ensure she’s kept mentally stimulated and physically satisfied fur-ever. Roxy's adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Skylar 7 Mon...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Stretched out comfortably on the grass is sweet, snuggly Skylar. A great fan of the outdoors, she LOVES frisking about with her foster friends, splashing around in the puppy pool, and playing with toys. Then, when it’s time to recharge her batteries, she either cuddles with her foster mom or curls up in a spot all her own. She sleeps soundly in her crate at night, is at work on pottying outside and using a pee pad inside, and knows that her ideal home is an active one with patience to spare and plenty of toys. Skylar's Adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Blinkin 4 Mo...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). In the blink of an eye, blissful little Blinkin has won your heart. Energetic and enthusiastic, active and affectionate, he balances his time between running and playing with his furry foster friends and napping wherever the mood strikes – on a lap, the floor or a bed. He loves games of tug-o-war as much as he loves cuddles, and is at work on his housetraining, both outside and inside on pee pads. Now what bouncy Blinkin needs is an active and loving home, perhaps with another furry friend, to teach him the doggy ropes and ensure he’s kept mentally stimulated and physically satisfied fur-ever. Blinkin's adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Scooter 7 Mo...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). From his velvety ears to his high, curved tail, Scooter the scamp is one happy-go-lucky little love. He gets along well with the children in his foster home, loves playing with his furry foster friends and his toys, and splashing about in the puppy pool. He also loves sitting with his foster mom, snuggling on her lap, and calmly putting himself to bed in his crate. Eager to please, he’s earnestly at work on pottying outside and on pee pads inside, and hopes for a home to hone all of his skills as his love for them only grows. Scooter's adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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      Felix 7 Mont...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). In Latin, Felix means Happy, and that is this little guy all the time. He loves to snuggle, especially with his foster Dad, as they watch TV or read the paper together. He loves to play with this foster sisters and brothers, especially Turbo. His favorite game is Chase Me or You Run and I Will Chase You. As is typical of puppies, he likes to chew on things that are not always appropriate, so it will be a good idea to be sure he has some toys that he can chew on for those times when he is done playing with his siblings. House training is going pretty well, although he is not 100% house trained. He is getting better at going out on his own to do his business and will usually follow the rest of the "pack" when they go out, although he sometimes needs a little coaxing. He is good about going in his kennel at night to sleep, and will sometimes go in there during the day for a nap, but will cry a little if you close the door during the day and are close by. Felix is good about eating all his food and never has any leftovers. Felix is happy go lucky and looks forward to finding his forever home. Felix's adoption fee is $300.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Puddin 4 Ye...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Filled with sugar and spice and everything nice, pretty Puddin is sweet and highly social when she’s in the company of other dogs. Happiest when playing and sunbathing outside, she’s less certain around people. As much as she longs to be petted and held, what this promising pup needs to trust and to bloom is the patient and tender guidance of a loving fur-ever home without children. Puddin's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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    • Chiweenie Dog For Adoption in Colorado Springs, CO, USA

      Heidi 2 Yea...

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      Breed: Chiweenie
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Dachshund / Mixed (short coat). Heidi is a little sweetheart. She just wants to be wherever you are---sitting next to you on the couch with her head on your lap, in your lap when you are working at your computer or sitting behind you as a back rest, etc. She loves going on walks. One of her best tricks is catching a treat in the air. She will go outside to do her business or use a puppy pad. She currently sleeps in her kennel at night but would probably prefer to sleep with you. She is very loyal to her person and as such will bark at strangers that come into your home, but once she knows they are okay, she will settle down and be ready for some belly rubs and lots of love. Heidi's adoption fee is $275.00. We do not adopt outside of the state of Colorado. If you are interested in adopting this litte one, please go to our website at www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org and submit an online adoption application. We will only receive your application from our website www.chihuahua-smalldogrescue.org
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