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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-25-00061Gwen (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Hi, I m Gwen! I am super friendly, playful and outgoing. I have a beautiful coat and a personality to match! I am about 2 years and I weigh about 20 pounds. I am spayed, microchipped, heartworm negative, dewormed, current with all vaccines and on flea and heartworm prevention. I am all ready to be adopted :) My adoption fee is $300 and covers all of my vetting, and includes transport. Please email my rescue to get an adoption application! Thanks for checking me out!

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

New Haven County Wallingford, CT MAP IT!

Animal Soup Rescue

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-12-00890Luci (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Needs Vaccinations, Abused/Neglected 

    Very sweet, smart and playful Luci. She is great with our rescued Himalayan, our children and all adults. Recently treated for Lyme. History of neglect until we adopted her. Unable to housebreak her after over a year. Anxious and phobic 'going out' so she still randomly 'goes' inside. We have tried so hard but can't help her any further. Very sweet girl for someone who is home most of the time and has experience working with these issues. Fenced yard would also possibly help.

 Adoption Fee: $400 Animal Location:

Tolland County Hebron, CT MAP IT!

Kim Herrmann

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Animal ID: RDV606SNICKERS (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Snickers adores his human family and enjoys being with them, and likes nothing better than a cuddle. If he should have to decide between undivided attention and a walk in the rain we are truly not certain which he would choose. He is a very happy go lucky energetic little dog that would do well if he had a fenced yard where he can have plenty of outdoor activities several times a day and another dog of his activity level would also be a great companion for him. He would benefit from being able to go on hikes and long walks with an active family. This dog cannot be adopted to Massachusetts residents due to new laws regarding rescue dogs ... (Read More)being prohibited from adoption. Please contact Patricia Cabral at: 617-626-1786 or Mike Cahill at: 617-626-1794 for questions regarding what dogs you are allowed to adopt. PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, SEE MORE PHOTOS, AND INFORMATION ON THE DOG: (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $450 Animal Location:

Rescue Dog Village, LLC
Hartford County Preston, CT 06365 MAP IT!

860 940.3350 Kristine Watterworth;
Zara Mosher 860 582.1256

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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-18-00421Lowell (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Lowell is a rough coated , Shih Tzu mix about 5 years old, 16 lbs. He is neutered and has his vaccines. He came to us as part of a 60 animal hoarder situation. He is quiet and friendly, but in need of a little TLC and leash training. He seems to always expect to be hit, not hugged. Although he seems fine with everyone, we think an adult home might be best, a fenced yard a bonus. Located in Hopewell junction, NY, near Poughkeepsie, his adoption fee is $350.

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

Amanda Connection
Fairfield County Newtown, CT 06470 MAP IT!

Susan 203-426-5488

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-28-00500Lucy (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Blind 

    I am fostering Lucy in my home. Her prior owner unfortunately had to go live in a nursing home. Lucy is blind in one eye as the result of a glaucoma condition prevalent with this breed. She is receiving daily anti-biotic ointment to both eyes to prevent inflammation. She also receives medication in her food for unspecified skin allergies and a weekly bath with a medicated shampoo that helps reduce itching. Lucy is cooperative when receiving her medicines and always sweet tempered. She loves to be held and have her belly rubbed and is a complete lady while taking rides in the car. Housebroken, great on leash. She is great with our 7yr old ... (Read More)niece and enjoys the company of both our cat and dog. She is not aggressive at all, willing to share toys and even her food with our other pets. Rarely barks except to go outside and is truly a joy. She would be happiest in a home where someone is there during the day who she can cuddle with. I am requesting vet and two person references to ensure Lucy will receive her medical care and plenty of love. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 25.00 Animal Location:

New Haven County Seymour, CT 06483 MAP IT!

Deb Givano 203-558-9878

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-03-00562Missy (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Missy is a gentle sweet girl. She is wonderful with kids and other dogs. She is a little overweight but daily walks will help with that. She can be transported, to a confirmed adopter, to Vernon, CT. leaving Texas on November 4th and arriving in CT on November 7th. Send us an email for an application or go to This dog belongs to Tess' K9 Rescue out of Texas who we partner with. The dog is NOT in CT due to the lack of fosters in the area. If you would consider adopting this dog from Transport then please email us. If not then please choose a dog that you can meet. Good luck in your search and thank you for ... (Read More)choosing to adopt a rescue dog!!The adoption fee and transport fee have to be paid before departure. The total required for an approved adopter to pay (adoption fee $300, health certificate $50, transport fee $150) is $500 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Addicus Legacy
Hartford County West Hartford, CT MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-21-00238Baby Girl (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Vaccinations Current, Blind 

    Baby Girl came into our rescue several weeks ago along with Chewy (Coco). She'd been living in an empty apartment in Waterbury that had no heat, electricity, or water - and shaggy doesn't even begin to describe her! She's now cleaned up, clipped, and looking adorable - and she's also looking for a wonderful long-term foster or forever home. Baby Girl and Chewy are seniors - Baby Girl is 14 and Chewy is 12. They're both blind because of glaucoma. They're used to living with each other, and we want to keep them together. So we'd like to find a wonderful foster or forever family who can welcome them together into their home. Both dogs are ... (Read More)great with other dogs - in fact they gain confidence from other sighted dogs and get around just fine when in their company - and also with children and cats. Baby Girl has one eye that has some fluid building up behind it as a result of the glaucoma and our vet continues to evaluate whether medical intervention is needed. At 14 years old, if he can avoid putting her under anesthesia he'd prefer to do that. Otherwise, these two pups are amazingly healthy and still have a little pep in their step! Let's find Baby Girl and Chewy a totally awesome retirement home! They deserve lots of love and cuddles, and a place to relax and feel safe in their golden years! If they are adopted, we will only consider adopting them as a bonded pair and the adoption fee will be reduced. For more information please email: (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $ask Animal Location:

Furry Friends Foster and Rescue Inc
New Haven County Waterbury, CT 06705 MAP IT!

Leslie Rich 413-664-2096

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in Connecticut
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in Connecticut 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. Chinese did not allow Shih-Tzus out of the country until the 1930s.

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Connecticut Animal Rescue
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Hartford County - Granby, CT 06035
Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital 860-653-7238

Tolland County - Tolland 06084
Kitty Angels 860-875-1808

Hartford County - Newington 06111
Connecticut Humane Society 860-667-8545

Middlesex County - Westbrook, Connecticut 06498
Tait's Every Animal Matters 888-367-8326

New Haven County - New Haven, Connecticut 06506
Greater New Haven Cat Project 203-782-2287

New Haven County - New Haven 06512
The Hope Alliance 203-466-2185

New Haven County - Seymour 06512
Rehab-A-Cat 203-888-2279

New Haven County - New Haven 06515
Rehab-A-Cat 203-787-5532

New Haven County - Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Creature Kindness 203-389-2242

Litchfield County - Torrington, Connecticut 06790
Statewide Veterinary Clinic 888-613-2034

Fairfield County - Danbury 06810
Help for Pets 203-792-1477

Fairfield County - Danbury 06813
The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. 203-744-3297

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