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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-05-00164Telsa (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet adoptable Tesla, a 1 year old female poodle mix! Tesla is so adorable, she is a little shy but a total sweetheart. She is great with kids and other dogs her size, she is working on potty and crate training in her foster home and has been a doll. Tesla enjoys cuddling and going on long walks to explore! If you are interested in adopting Tesla please email!

     Animal Location:

Bow Wow Revolution
Cook County Chicago, IL 60630 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-02-00151Claudia (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Meet adoptable Claudia, a 5 year old long haired chihuahua/shih tzu mix! Claudia is a total doll, she is potty trained, crate trained, good with other dogs and all people. Her favorite thins include cuddling, sitting in your lap, playing with other pups, and spinning in circles of excitement! Claudia is ready for her forever family, if you are interested please email!

     Animal Location:

Bow Wow Revolution
Cook County Chicago, IL 60630 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-26-00253Sasha (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Friendly shitzu, house and potty trained with normal outings, usually morning afternoon and evening and before bed because I work. She lives kids. Can be over protective and makes a great watch dog. She is not crate trained and not used to being locked up and has always had free walk around of the house. Very smart and learns new rules quickly as long as she knows your telling and demanding her instead of passively asking her S. I am really looking for a great home for sasha, she's a great dog and I've had her since she was 9 weeks old and mow she's 9 years old. I unfortunately took sick and am not able to care for her and spend the ... (Read More)time I normally could. Please contact me with only serious inquiries ready to accept. No puppy mills or breeders please! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Cook County Berwyn, IL MAP IT!

Sasha Toney 7082188627

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Rescue Me ID: 15-09-22-00642Max (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    MAX IS A SWEET AND AMAZING BOY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Max was abandoned by his family to animal control because they said he was blind and not eating. The fact is was that Max was neglected medically and needed help. He had an ulcerated cornea from chronic dry eye and is a diabetic. We were able to save his eye and got him on his much needed insulin to balance his blood sugar. He is well on his way to a healthy life and looking for his forever home! Max is vision impaired and will need eye drops his entire life. That does not stop Max from playing and enjoying life! He loves to take walks and enjoys the company of other nice dogs. He ... (Read More)is happy to hang out with his people or play with his toys. He will always need his twice daily insulin and must have his blood sugar watched and regulated. His new family needs to be able to commit to the long haul which includes giving him his shots every 12 hours and being vigilant about his sugar check ups. He would be ideal in home that has worked with diabetics and has someone at home to keep his feeding and shots on schedule. Max is an amazing dog with a loving disposition. He deserves a committed family who won't abandon him again. He will provide unconditional love in return! Max is neutered, microchipped, up to date on his shots, and heartworm negative . He is looking for a committed foster in the Skokie, IL area or a qualified loving adopter. If you are interested in Max please contact us. If you can help sponsor him while we look for a perfect home, please contact us! We are a home based foster rescue that works full time so we will respond to your request as quickly as possible. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Rescue Tails Animal Welfare Illinois
Cook County Lincolnwood, IL 60712 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 864Belvidere (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Male Shih Tzu, approximately 3 years of age. With other small dogs in foster care. No health issues, utd on all. Needs socialization training in a positive approach only! In training now and has made remarkable strides. With the right adopter he will be a great companion. Visit

 Adoption Fee: $300.00 Animal Location:

Foster 2 Home, Inc.
Cook County Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 MAP IT!

Cathy Maloney 8478457809

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-18-00666Rufus (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Abused/Neglected,

    RUFUS IS LOOKING FOR HIS VERY OWN FAMILY. He needs an experienced angel who will give him unconditional love and respect him without crowding him. Rufus is 10-1/2 years young! He is a healthy shihtzu looking for a special home and adopter. He is not your average shihtzu as he has some emotional fear issues that an experienced and adopter can manage. Rufus likes to be near his family, often by your feet while sitting. (Although, he thinks the furniture is his domain). If there is a nearby window to look out of, he enjoys watching the comings and goings of your neighbors as well. He loves to take walks and gets very excited when he ... (Read More)sees his leash. He is also happy just sniffing and spending time in the yard. When he is happy to see you, he will often greet you with a toy like a retriever does, which makes me laugh! Somewhere in his past he must have had darker times. When Rufus feels threatened he will growl. He may be perceived as moody at times but it seems to be tied to fear from his past. He can be safely re-directed by a willing adopter. Rufus does not bark much but he should be in a home rather than a condo or apartment. When he is stressed he will howl. His howl is not extensive but it is very loud and similar to a beagle baying. It is quite a surprising sound and is not going to go away or change. Rufus is potty trained but he has been marking perhaps from current stress so keeping him in a belly band is best way to keep everyone happy. Rufus us neutered, up to date with his shots, microchipped , heartworm checked and had a recent dental. He will make a great companion to a person who will let him have his space and allow him to be more eccentric in behavior than your average shihtzu. His adopter needs to let Rufus come to him rather than you come to Rufus. If you a interested in adopting him please contact us for an application and a meet and greet. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Rescue Tails Animal Welfare Illinois
Cook County Lincolnwood, IL 60712 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in Illinois
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in Illinois 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. Shih-Tzus were popular with Chinese royalty.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

McHenry County - McHenry, IL 60051
Animal Outreach Society 815-385-0005

Lake County - Vernon Hills, IL 60061
Orphans of the Storm 847-634-0022

Lake County - Waukegan, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee, IL 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

Kane County - S Elgin, IL 60177
Anderson Animal Shelter 847-697-2880

Cook County - Evanston 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

Cook County - Chicago Heights, IL 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60415
Animal Welfare League 773-667-0088

Cook County - Tinley Park 60477
People's Animal Welfare Society 815-464-7298

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 60610
The Anti-Cruelty Society 312-644-8338

Cook County - Chicago, IL 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

Cook County - Chicago Ridge 60623
Animal Welfare League 708-636-8586

Cook County - Chicago 60640
Tree House Animal Foundation 773-784-5488

Cook County - Chicago 60660
Felines, Inc. 773-465-4132

Kankakee County - Kankakee, IL 60901
Kankakee County Humane Society 815-933-5999

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61101
Humane Society of Winnebago County 815-749-1400

Winnebago County - Rockford, Illinois 61103
Winnegabo County Animal Services 815-877-3073

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan 61264
Humane Society of Rock Island County 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Moline, IL 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

Knox County - Galesburg, Illinois 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy, Illinois 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, IL 62010
Bethalto Spay Clinic 618-377-2420

Adams County - Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy Humane Society 217-228-1422

Jackson County - Murphysboro, Illinois 62966
Humane Society of Southern Illinois 618-457-2362

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