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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-20-00159Bert and Bonnie (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Meet adoptable Bert and Bonnie! This adorable pair of 3 year old Shih tzu siblings are double the fun and so adorable! Bonnie is the more laid back of the two while Bert loves to romp around and play with people and toys! They are ready for a forever family of their very own, if you would like to learn more about these two please email bowwowrevolution@gmail.com!

     Animal Location:

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

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

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

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

    Rufus is a 10 year old shihtzu, puppy mill survivor who needs a loving home willing to work with his emotional scars. He was released from the puppy mill at age 5. He went to live with a family who now had to rehome him. Rufus is emotionally guarded and carries some separation anxiety. He will do well in a home where he has someone around more of the time rather than not. If he is very scared and stressed he will howl a couple times (or more in the day). We are working on desensitizing him on this but may not ever improve. This does dissipate as he acclimates in his environment but will likely never go completely away and his adopter ... (Read More)needs to be aware and accepting of this behavior. So he must go to a home rather than an apartment or townhome. He wants to be near his human and prefers to lay by your feet but isn't looking to be a Velcro dog. He does not want much physical handling and will elicit a low growl if he does not want a pet. Rufus seems to prefer men and is quite comfortable with them. Rufus will do well with a patient adopter who will let Rufus come to them on his own terms and be okay with a dog that is likely always somewhat aloof. He is house trained, crate trained, microchipped and neutered. He is current on his vaccinations. He deserves to spend his golden years with love and appreciation. If you think you can offer than to Rufus and be his hero, then please by all means contact us. (Less)

     Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-18-00565Ruthie (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Puppy

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

    Ruthie is a young shihtzu with a ton of energy! She is about 18 months old with a cute little under bite giving her a bit if an impish look to match her personality. Ruthie came from a high kill shelter. She was matted, dirty and a bit of a mess. But underneath was a sweet girl who just wants to know everything there is in life. She starts out a little slow. She might have had some tough times in her youth. But once she feels sage she blossoms into a sweet dog that shows you her belly if she thinks she has done something wrong. Ruthie needs a yard to romp in and someone to keep her busy and out of trouble. She runs around the tree ... (Read More)like a kid just let out of school when she goes out in the yard. Her BFF is another dog Mia. Ruthie is always tugging at Mia's leg or arm trying to get her to play. She would be good with a dog friend who is willing to play and can keep up with her. Other times she just gives Mia kisses. Ruthie thinks it is her job to be the family guard dog. She will stand sentry at the gate and let the neighbors and passer bys what her job is. She can be quite the busy body, and often wants to have the last word. Ruthie like all young dogs will flourish with some structure and training. Ruthie is smart and will follow a leader easily. She is house trained but still has some times she forgets. She will benefit from her own home. Ruthie gets along with dogs, cats and everyone she meets. Her adoption donation covers her spay, dental, vaccinations, microchip, heartworm test and fecal. If you would like to know more about Ruthie please contact us. We do work full time so there can be a little delay in our responding to you. (Less)

     Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-10-00724Amelia (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult


    4 year old female shih tzu

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St. Clair County Fairview Heights, IL MAP IT!

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Gateway 4 Paws

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-25-00185Kobe (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Kobe is looking for a new home! His former family thought he had cataracts and took him to animal control. He doesn't have cataracts, he is a 4 year old dog. He has chronic dry eye that went uncared for by his original family. He will require daily drops to combat this. He gets a daily drop of cyclosporine in each each eye. The drops come from the compounding pharmacy and will last him 2 months or more per bottle. The average cost will be about 42.00 a bottle or about 21.00 a month. His vision is perfect and so is his loving heart. Kobe is a super good and affectionate boy. He is playful with other dogs and people. He gets along with ... (Read More)everyone including the cat! He has house manners, loves to ride in the car and just loves being near his human. Tug of war or wrestling with his BBF Shihtzu friend, Ruthie, makes him happy. Kobe has been neutered, microchipped, had a dental and all his shots. He is a delightful boy who deserves a home that will give him the eye care he requires and the love he deserves. If you are willing to care for his eyes and give him a loving home, please contact us if you would like to know more about him. (Less)

     Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-24-00472Stitch (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Blind 

    Stitch is a six year old shih tzu who is a total lovebug . He was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control. He had a significant infection in his left eye that required removal and limited vision in his right eye, but he gets around just fine. He is recovering in a loving home with a foster dog-brother and dog-sister. He is good with children and a total lover. For more information on Stitch, please email bowwowrevolution@gmail.com.

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

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-29-00770Rachel (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Rachel is a loving dog. We need to find her another home where she can have more company. We are a family with busy schedules and Rachel is alone at home most of the time. She is tan, wighs about 12 lbs, house trained, and healthy.

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

DuPage County Hinsdale, IL MAP IT!

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Daniela Orza

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-23-00856Paxton (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Puppy

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

    DOB 6/4/14 Hi, my name is Paxton! I was born on June 4th to my mom, Sweet Pea, in Alabama at a high kill shelter.My siblings just got adopted and I am now with my foster family with 2 kids and 2 dogs to keep me busy. I am a silly, handsome, cuddly little guy! I love to romp and play with my fur fosters. I think kids are so awesome to play with too! It is too cute for words when I'm running and my back side tries to get ahead of my front side! I walk well on a leash. One of my favorite things to do is cuddle up on a lap and take a nap. I am a mix breed of Beagle/Terrier and ??. I have a super cute wiry mustache and eyebrows. I will mostly ... (Read More)likely be a small to medium sized boy. Please check out my pictures. I would love to be your goofy puppy! Standard adoption fee is $295 and includes spay/neuter when age appropriate at our participating vets, up-to-date on shots, fecal, deworming, frontline, 1st vet visit at one of our participating vets, micro-chipping and 30 days of shelter care insurance. Puppies require a home where there will be someone available to care for and train them during the day. If your family is away from the home for several hours at a time, please consider adopting a 'teen' or adult dog. We must have an application, conduct a phone interview, and meet your entire family to approve an adoption. Please email Kathy for an application at safehavendogs@yahoo.com. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue
Kane County South Elgin, IL 60177 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. Chinese did not allow Shih-Tzus out of the country until the 1930s.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

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

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

Lake County - Waukegan, IL 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, IL 60137
Animal Rescue Foundation 630-469-4121

Kane County - St. Charles, Illinois 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, Illinois 60204
CARE for the Evanston Animal Shelter 847-705-2653

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rock Island County - Milan, Illinois 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, Illinois 61265
Better Pets Clinic 309-764-5489

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

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

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

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

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

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