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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-29-00104Leona (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Meet adoptable Leona, a 7 year old Lhasa Apso/Shih tzu Mix! Leona is super sweet, she is about 20# and settled right into her foster home. She's very curious and loves to play with toys, she also likes other dogs and even cats! Leona is crate trained, working on potty training, and does tricks for treats like dancing on her back legs! She would love a forever family to call her own, if you are interested in Leona please email!

     Animal Location:

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

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-05-00087Jack (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    Meet adoptable Jack, a little 6 year old male shih tzu. We aren't sure about jack's past as he has limited vision in one of his eyes and he only has three legs, but we do know that what Jack doesn't have he more than makes up for in personality and sweetness. Jack's favorite things include lounging on the couch, lounging on the floor and lounging on your lap. He's good with other little dogs (we haven't seen him around big dogs) and is working on potty and crate training in his foster home. Jack deserves the absolute best forever family, please email if you are interested!

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

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Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

Rescue Me ID: 16-03-30-00490Cody (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Blind 

    Need to find a new home for my 10yr old Shih Tzu who is partially blind. His name is Cody and he gets along with cats but not so much other dogs. Only contact if you have the patience and love in your heart to care for him. Thank you.

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Lake County Waukegan, IL MAP IT!

Debra Schultz 8479032686

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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-28-00605Max (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Max is a very sweet and playful, five-year-old, 14-pound, male purebred Shih Tzu looking for a loving guardian. This fellow is almost blind and diabetic, so he's looking for a dog-lover with the ability to give him loving care and insulin shots every 12 hours. Max is housebroken and crate-trained. He's great with people of all ages - including children, dogs and other cats. He does like to hump other dogs, so he's best with tolerant dogs. He loves his walks and enjoys rides in the car. He loves to dance on his hind legs for freeze dried liver treats. Due to his diabetes, he is on a raw diet to avoid sugar spikes. Despite his health ... (Read More)issues, Max is a very loving and good-natured boy who will re-pay his adopter with years of love. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm and fecal tested, and micro-chipped. If you would like to meet and possibly adopt this very special boy, please contact Maria at He is being fostered in Lincolnwood, Illinois. His adoption fee of $250 benefits the rescued pets of Rescue Tails Animal Welfare. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Petraits Pet Photography
Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-26-00051Delilah (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    Delilah is looking for her forever home! She is a 7-8 yr old shih tzu who weighs just under 14 lbs. She was found as a stray, her owners were contacted, but they said they were moving and could not take her back. She is a friendly, sweet dog who loves people and gets along with other dogs (we haven't introduced her to cats yet). She does well with housetraining and is very quiet in the home. Poor Delilah seemed to live a life of neglect. When we got her she had a skin infection, ear infections, dry eye, a bladder infections and large and numerous bladder stones. She has since received antibiotics to clear up her infections, she has ... (Read More)had surgery for her bladder stones and she is getting eye drops for her dry eye. She will need to be maintained on a high moisture diet with supplements to help prevent reformation of her bladder stones. Her new owner will need to be very observant for any signs of bladder infections and be proactive at treating her to also prevent risk formation of new stones. She will also need to continue her eye lubricating gel and eye drops 2 times a day to help with her dry eye. Delilah's adoption fee is $300, which helps go towards the cost of her veterinary care. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application, which can be found on our website at under the Adoption Process tab. All dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm tested (age appropriate), fecal tested and/or dewormed, and microchipped. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Perfect Pooches Adoption Agency
Will County Romeoville, IL MAP IT!


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Animal ID: 3255Toby (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Hi, Meet my Shih Tzu Toby, he is a male doggy very friendly, he gets kinda mad when he doesn't have attention and he'll usually bite you. but that doesn't stop toby he is a very sweet dog we have had him since he was 0 months- he has already had shots he's spayed and neutered. and the reason i am trying to find somebody to get him because i am not home all day to give him the attention so, if anyones interested please... contact me ASAP!!!!

 Adoption Fee: $400 Animal Location:

St. Clair County East Saint Louis, IL MAP IT!

Pamela Hill 618-623-7148

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Animal ID: 26451Princess (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Hello, I'm Princess Welcome. Meetinf This 4year old little Shih Tzu She Is a blind dog but very lovely she is very protective over her family. She is blind because she got into a fight with another dog while I was at work. But.. she is very active a sweet doggy she gives sloppy kisses to almost anyone and she is spayed nutured has her shots, she needs more attention and me and my husband are not around her alot we have work everyday she just needs a loving family who's willing to take a chance with her. She is healthy eats very well she loves to eat Chicken Bones. She is a very sweet dog very loving she loves other dogs. Good with ... (Read More)Children, Kids, Adults, And Teens she is potty trained she knows how to go to the door when she needs to use it. IF YOU THINK IT'S YOU PLEASE CALL ME. A.S.A.P... Thanks. And I will give you more info. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $400 Animal Location:

St. Clair County Centreville, IL MAP IT!

Pamela Hill 6183652328

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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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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. Paintings of dogs resembling Shih-Tzus exist dating back to the sixteenth century. Chinese did not allow Shih-Tzus out of the country until the 1930s.

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

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

Lake County - Waukegan 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, Illinois 60411
South Suburban Humane Society 708-755-7387

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

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

Cook County - Chicago 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, IL 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, IL 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, Illinois 61264
Quad City Animal Welfare Center 309-787-6830

Rock Island County - Milan, IL 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 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

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

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

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

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