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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-16-00199Lovey (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    **Please read Loveys bio before sending an inquiry. She came from a hoarding situation and needs a special home Experience with puppymill dogs is preferred** Our rescue received a call about a breeder/hoarding situation, 45 dogs living in one small trailer needed immediate rescue. 8 rescue groups combined forces and rescued them all. Lovey is one of the 6 pups we rescued. All the pups were extremely undersocialized, some having zero human contact. They were all fearful and huddled in one big pile. Lovey has spent several months in foster care and we believe he is now ready for her forever home. Here are a few requirements for ... (Read More)her forever home: *At least one very friendly, social, not overly dominant dog. Lovey feeds off other dogs and follows their lead. A social dog who is friendly to humans will help her adjust. Overly dominant or aggressive dogs will frighten her, she will hide and not come out. *A very secure yard with a 6 foot fence. *Very loving and patient humans 'Bonding' will not happen instantly. If you expect an instant connection she is not the dog for you. She will bond with the canines in the home first. She had a horrible start in life, we have worked very hard to get her to adoptable status--she adores her foster family but is ready to find her forever home *Spayed *Vaccinated *Heartworm/tick fever negative *Dewormed *Groomed We do have Lovey's brother also--he is a bit more work as he takes longer to warm up, and will snap when scared. However these two do adore each other and we would do a 2 for 1 adoption with them. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Ruby Ranch Pet Rescue and Sanctuary
Maricopa County phoenix, AZ MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-11-00050Spiro (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Spiro is an adorable 9 year old pup! We are not sure about his breed but we were thinking a shih tzu/yorkie mix. He does great with other dogs and is house trained. He is neutered, microchipped, and up to date on vaccinations. To learn more about Spiro and our other furry angels, please email

     Animal Location:

Paw Town Angels
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ MAP IT!

Callie Parkinson Maxwell 4802324970

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-04-00458Kringle (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Adorable llaso/shih tzu mix couple of years old. He's a feisty but playful and affectionate little guy that came to us matted to the skin and with a bulging eye that had to be removed. He still does not like to be groomed, bathed or picked up. We have no idea how long he suffered before we were able to help him. He needs a committed home and family that will keep those things in mind and not try to handle/grab him that will just scare him and he will bite out of fear. He's a playful loving boy otherwise, give us a call or email to learn more about him 480.229.9530

     Animal Location:

Maricopa County Apache Junction, AZ 85120 MAP IT!

Karen 480.229.9530

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Rescue Me ID: 18-01-01-00272GRAHAM (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO GRAHAM! Graham is a beautiful 5 year old Shih Tzu boy. Graham came to our rescue through no fault of his own. If you can believe, he was surrendered because he had allergies. He was in pretty rough shape as his prior owners never bothered to take him to the Veterinarian for treatment. Graham was treated by our Veterinarian and his allergies are very easily managed. He will require periodic as needed checks which those of us who suffer with allergies will understand. Graham is a very low key boy who would thrive in a family of adults only. He doesn't care for nor has a tolerance for infants, toddlers or little kids. He ... (Read More)really just wants his own people to call his own. A warm bed to relax in, a couch to sit next to his person .. just a place to call forever where he will be loved forever and never rejected again by the humans he loves and trusts. Graham is housetrained, but like all rescues, he will need gentle guidance until he becomes accustomed to her new family's routine as to where to go and what to do. He enjoys his rides in the car and walks politely on his leash. Graham is a longer coated breed that will require weekly brushing as well as professional grooming every 6 to 8 weeks to keep him looking handsome! Graham's adoption fee is $400.00 This fee includes his Veterinarian Wellness visits, neuter, all vaccinations including Rabies and Bordatella, de-worming microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 400.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

Contact: We will forward you a pre-adoption application

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Rescue Me ID: 17-09-28-00204Wells (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Obese 

    Hi Folks! Meet ME-the cutest potbellied pig around'|just kidding, I'm a dog, but I'm a bit chunky! I am a Dandie Dinmont Terrier/ Shih Tzu mix and am about 5 years old. I was originally a stray living in some bushes along a very busy country highway and from what the residents in that area said, I was there from 3-6 months. I was a really smart little guy, because I never even got caught by all the coyotes that lived in that area! When my foster mom found out about me she and her friend set up a plan and managed to rescue me. The people I was staying with are ... (Read More)having problems so here I am looking for a new home. I am super sweet and get along with dogs of all sizes, and kids, but can be a little bossy when it comes to food (it's not easy keeping up this voluptuous figure, so I will eat my food and anyone else's I can find!) I like going on car rides, and do really well on a leash. I sleep in my dog bed and am a super-duper love bug. I would do really well in an active house so I can lose some weight and get my studly figure back. If you think I might be the perfect addition to your home, please contact Pia at 714~315~7368 or email her at *Application, Home check, and Adoption contract required. My adoption fee includes my vet checkup, neuter, my 5 way shot, Rabies shot and microchip (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Mohave County Lake Havasu City, AZ 86203 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-08-13-00205GRETZKY (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    SAY HELLO TO GRETZKY! Gretzky is a very handsome 6 year old Shih Tzu / Jack Russell mix boy. Weighing in at just 13 pounds, this little sweetheart was surrendered through no fault of his own. Gretzky's elderly owner became ill and was no longer able to provide care for him. Gretzky has been a woman's dog and was raised in a quite household with other dogs. He has been rather sheltered and has not had a great deal of experience in the big wide world. He's protective, eager to please, loves to be on your lap an behaves well in the car. When meeting strangers, he is wary of them ~ again, because of his sheltered life that consisted of his ... (Read More)owner and his housemates. He will need a family who will provide him gentle guidance and patience as he will need to be taken out frequently until he learns a housetraining routine as he had little structure in his former home due to the illness of his owner. Gretzky's ideal adopter would be an adults only home or adults with older teens that live a laid back quiet lifestyle. Gretzky's white with red coat is of a medium length and is low maintenance. He would require regular brushing and grooming every 8 to 12 weeks and of course regular nail trims. This fun little guy would make a wonderful addition to your family! Gretzy's adoption fee is $ 275.00. This fee includes his Veterinarian visits, neuter, all vaccinations including rabies and bordatella, de-worming, microchip and professional groom. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ 275.00 Animal Location:

Arizona Shih Tzu and Small Breed Rescue
Maricopa County Phoenix, AZ 85032 MAP IT!

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in Arizona
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in Arizona if they match your IifestyIe. The Shih-Tzu is a toy breed similar to the Pekingese. Shih-Tzus are proud little dogs and loaded with personality. Shih-Tzus are gentle and do fine with children who are taught to respect the dogs. Shih-Tzus bark to announce people approaching their homes. Shih-Tzus need early obedience training and may require patience when housebreaking. A Shih-Tzu will do just fine in an apartment if it gets enough exercise.

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    Shih-Tzu means Lion Dog in Mandarin. Shih-Tzus are descended from Lhasa Apsos bred with Pekingese. Paintings of dogs resembling Shih-Tzus exist dating back to the sixteenth century. Shih-Tzus were popular with Chinese royalty.

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Maricopa County - Phoenix, Arizona 85022
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Maricopa County - Phoenix, AZ 85024
PAWS 602-795-7297

Maricopa County - Phoenix, AZ 85029
Spay / Neuter Clinic 602-863-0116

Maricopa County - West Phoenix, AZ 85033
Cat Nip & Tuck Clinic 623-846-3979

Maricopa County - Phoenix, AZ 85034
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Spay and Neuter Assistance Program 602-942-7283

Maricopa County - Phoenix, Arizona 85046
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Maricopa County - Mesa 85208
Spay / Neuter Clinic 480-633-1734

Pima County - Tucson, Arizona 85208
Animal Crusaders of Arizona, Inc. 520-798-6451

Maricopa County - Scottsdale, Arizona 85252
Kitty Love 602-481-6920

Maricopa County - Scottsdale, Arizona 85252
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Maricopa County - Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Aloha Animal Hospital 480-949-8362

Maricopa County - Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
Aztec Animal Hospital 480-945-8671

Maricopa County - Tempe 85281
Spay Neuter Clinic 480-829-1002

Yuma County - Wellton 85356
East County Animal Guardian Angels, Inc. 928-785-3242

Graham County - Graham, AZ 85552
Spay/Neuter Hotline of Arizona 928-428-6558

Santa Cruz County - Nogales 85621
Humane Society of Santa Cruz County 520-287-5654

Pima County - Tucson 85705
Animal Birth Control of Tucson 520-624-5005

Pima County - Tucson, AZ 85716
Good Samaritan Program 520-325-1055

Pima County - Tucson, Arizona 85716
Good Samaritan Program 520-325-0311

Pima County - Tucson, AZ 85716
Humane Society of Southern Arizona 520-321-3704

Pima County - Tucson, AZ 85716
Crafty Cats 520-321-3704

Pima County - Tucson 85745
Grant Road Small Animal Hospital 502-623-3830

Coconino County - Flagstaff, AZ 86003
Planned Pethood 928-526-3415

Yavapai County - Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
Plateauland Mobile Vet Clinic 928-226-9312

Mohave County - Lake Havasu City 86404
Western Arizona Humane Society 928-855-5083

Maricopa County - Phoenix 85009
Maricopa County Animal Control 602-506-3471

Maricopa County - Phoenix 85009
Maricopa Animal Care & Control 602-506-7387

Coconino County - Flagstaff, Arizona 86001
Coconino County Animal Management 928-226-2717

Yavapai County - Yavapai 86323
Spay/Neuter Hotline of Yavapai County 928-778-2924

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