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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
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Age: Young
Size at Maturity: Small
Availability Date: 10/29/2016
Location: Tonka Bay, MN, 55331
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Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN, USA

Physical Attributes
Ear Type Droopy
Coat Length Medium
Grooming Needs High
Shedding Amount None
Altered Yes
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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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    • Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN, USA

      Jordy

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Adoption Fee: $214.55. "Hi, I'm Jordy! I was released by a commercial breeder in WI, and am LOVING my life now!! I am a sweet, snuggly, small 8 year old boy with a big personality. I LOVE toys, especially the ones that make noise. My foster boys will fill the toy basket up and I climb right in it to find my favorite blue cow. I had really bad teeth when I got here, but NorthStar got me right to the vet so I would feel better. I only have 7 teeth left but still like my chewies and my crunchy food. I love being held and snuggled by my foster mom. I sleep in their room in my bed all night. I'm really working on this whole "potty outside thing" and I am doing better now that it's not so cold out. I do use my potty pads though. I get along with other dogs, I have 3 foster brothers, they are 13, 3, and 8 months old. I also like cats and teenagers, we have those at home too! I would do better with another dog in my new home. I haven't been around litte children but could see how that goes. My wish is to find a nice family with a lot of LOVE and patience to give to me. " My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $214.55. 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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    • Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN, USA

      Oreo

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Adoption Fee: $214.55. Meet Oreo! Oreo is a fun and friendly boy who was brought into an animal control facility outside Chicago as a stray. He was microchipped, but sadly when his owner was contacted they said they no longer wanted him. While at the shelter, it was discovered that not only was Oreo uncomfortable from his matting, but he had many bladder stones which can be extremely painful. The shelter staff shaved Oreo down to relieve him from his matted fur and decided the best thing for Oreo would be to find a rescue to take him for medical treatment. NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue sprang into action and agreed to rescue Oreo. He went straight from animal control to the vet where he underwent surgery that same night, having 19 bladder stones removed from his bladder and urethra! Since surgery, Oreo has recovered marvelously and his foster mom says his personality has blossomed. He is confident, silly, and affectionate. Oreo is a bit of a social butterfly and greets everyone he meets happily. He has been polite with all humans and dogs he has met thus far, including older (9+), respectful children, and we believe he would fit well in most home settings. Oreo walks well on a leash, but is just as happy to do his business in a backyard. Oreo loves his toys - he is happy to play some fetch and will hoard his favorites in his bed with him. After playtime Oreo will settle nicely either on the couch with his people or in his own bed. He is somewhat vocal, and will bark when he wants something (mostly for you to play with him or take him outside). He is not crate trained, however he is housebroken and does not cause any trouble when he is left out so crating is not necessary. The vet estimates that Oreo is around 9 years old. He was recently neutered and had a dental cleaning with 10 extractions. Oreo only has 4 teeth left (which has helped him perfect his #tongueouttuesday pose), but otherwise in good health. He will need to be on a special diet for the rest of his life to help prevent the recurrence of the bladder stones, and will need semi-yearly checkups with testing to monitor this condition. Oreo does not let his condition hold him back, and his energy and love for everyone and everything proves it! Nineteen bladder stones and ten teeth later, Oreo is looking for one home to call his forever - could it be yours? If you have room in your home and heart for this silly fellow, please apply today! My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $214.55. 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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    • Shih-Poo Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN, USA

      Jimmy

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      Breed: Shih-Poo
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu / Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (long coat). Adoption Fee: $214.55. "Hi, I'm Jimmy! I'm an older gentleman looking for a quiet home where I can be your awesome companion. My owners surrendered me because they couldn't care for me any longer. So I'm looking for a new one where I can enjoy going for long walks and playing tug of war (when I want to) haha. I have a little problem with my vision, but I can see shadows, and I'm a little hard of hearing. I love to sleep all night, and promise not to wake you up early. I'm being fostered in Chicago, so if yu would like to meet me, please complete an adoption application." My adoption fee, including state taxes, is $214.55 To submit an adoption application, please click here to fill out an online application.
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    • Shih Tzu Dog For Adoption in Tonka Bay, MN, USA

      Minnie

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      Breed: Shih Tzu
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shih Tzu (long coat). Adoption Fee: $214.55. "Hi, I’m Minnie! I came from a shelter in Chicago as a stray where I caught an upper respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia. I’m all better now and ready to find my forever home! The vets estimate that I’m around 12 years old and almost completely blind with some hearing impairment. I am currently on medication for dry eye and I’m working on getting used to eyedrops twice a day. I don’t let these setbacks stop me though! I’m very curious and have figured out where everything is at my foster mom’s house by sniffing around and exploring. I am a laid-back girl and enjoy taking long naps anywhere and everywhere - dog beds, blankets, towels, the floor, or even on a pile of laundry! My foster mom said I’m a heavy sleeper and sometimes I get startled if you try and move me when I’m sleeping. When I’m not sleeping, I’m happy to be near any people that are at the house, either on your lap or just on the floor next to your feet. I’ve met a few older (12+), respectful children and I enjoyed getting pets and belly rubs from them so I think I’d enjoy having a home with older children who are knowledgeable and well-mannered around dogs. My foster mom also has another Shih tzu that I am always trying to cuddle with (unsuccessfully), so a home with another laidback, friendly dog that can show me the ropes would be great! I am not comfortable going down the stairs so I will need to be carried down them. However I've finally mastered going up the stairs on my own! I’m working on house-training and good walking on a leash or taking my potty breaks in the yard. If my new home has a fenced backyard, I will need to be supervised so I don’t escape or encounter any hazards. If you are looking for a laid-back nap partner, I’m your girl!" My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $214.55. I'm currently being fostered in the Chicago, IL area, but can be transported to the Minneapolis St. Paul area for the right family. To submit an adoption application, please click here to fill out an online application.
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