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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-23-00441Marilyn Monroe (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Marilyn Monroe, a 3 year old female shih tzu available for adoption! Marilyn Monroe was rescued completely matted and in bad shape, but since she has had time to recover in her foster home she has turned into a very affectionate, people loving lady! Marilyn Monroe likes to play fetch, curl up with her toys, and rolling over for belly rubs. She knows sit and is working on potty training. Marilyn adores her people and would do best with older children. Since she has been through so much she needs a slow intro to other dogs, but gets along fine with dogs her size once she wars up! If you are interested in Marilyn Monroe, please email ... (Read More)! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Bow Wow Revolution
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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-19-00409Martha (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

    Meet Martha! This sweetheart is a terrier mix, is 2 years old and weighs about 20 lbs.You will never meet a dog with a better personality or bigger heart!!!! We love this girl and can't wait for a family to come along who will appreciate how amazing she is! She gets along with everyone she meets, loves to play and is happy to cuddle:-) She is great with kids and other dogs. Please watch her video to see what her foster mom has to say about her. She is spayed, current on her vaccinations, and microchipped. We will be at the Petsmart in Naperville, IL on Oct. 3rd and the Petsmart in Eagan, MN on Oct. 4th. and she would love to have her ... (Read More)forever family there ready to show her some love! She is available for pre-adoption at this time and you can apply for her online at Her adoption fee is $300. Martha is absolutely precious and is looking for her forever home! (Less)

     Animal Location:

DuPage County Naperville, IL MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-16-00156Rudy (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Rudy was born on April 4, 2011'|. male shah-tzu. We rescued him from a couple that could no longer take care of him because they both worked in Chicago all day. We later found out that Rudy had been confined with a leash around his neck, left to pee/poop on himself'| and was alone all day. When we re-homed him to our house, we quickly learned that Rudy was extremely fearful of anyone touching him around his face/head'| we've worked hard for 2 years to earn his trust on that, and we have made great progress. He still has difficulty with being groomed, but a groomer who understands this, and is patient, will learn how to make the ... (Read More)experience tolerable to him. Rudy is well trained'| rings bells when he needs to go outside, can sit, down, stay. He has been trained to stay on the lower level of our home, and does well with that. He will go to his bed when told, go potty when told, and 'go night night' when told. Rudy is an incredibly loving dog'| loves belly rubs, and scratches behind his ears. He doesn't chew on furniture'|. loves his bones. Like many dogs, Rudy does best when he is on 'his terms''| if he is approached by one of my kids, and he's not feeling like playing, he will let out a growl, and the kids will back off. Rudy will come to you with toys when he feels it's time to play. Unfortunately, this past weekend, a family friend was in the house, and did not respect Rudy's warnings, and he bit her on her cheek. This has devastated our family. Rudy needs a new home. While we keep him as safe and comfortable as we can, with 2 younger children of our own, there is constant activity, and new faces around here all day long, everyday. This kind of environment seems to make him more fearful, and agitated. Rudy has been under the care of Dr. Chris Dupis at Wheatland Animal Hospital in Naperville, since we brought him into our home. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Will County Naperville, IL 60564 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 14-09-14-00334Maestro (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    Maestro is a healthy and happy 9 year old Shih Tzu, weighing about 16 pounds. He's a loving puppy dog that craves snuggles, affection, and loves being close to his people. Although very spry for his age, Maestro loves most cuddling on the sofa or bed while his people are watching TV or reading. He is *very* affectionate, and loves hugs, being petted, tummy rubs, and giving puppy kisses. Maestro easily disarms all he meets with his cuteness and sweetness. He *loves* rides in the car, and walks in new and interesting neighborhoods. Maestro would be a perfect companion for an empty nest couple or an older couple/individual that will ... (Read More)appreciate and cherish this loving, fuzzy little guy. We do not recommend Maestro for a household with young children (under the age of 10). (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

DuPage County Naperville, IL MAP IT!

Jennifer Scarborough 6302014767

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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-28-00495Joi (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Health: Spayed 

    Joi is an adorable shih Tzu! She is 9 years old, friendly, and house trained. She had to have all her teeth removed, but still eats regular dog food. She does well with other dogs and older kids. She has had all vetting, and is waiting for her forever home. She will be even cuter when her hair grows out!

     Animal Location:

St. Clair County Fairview Heights, IL MAP IT!

Gateway 4 Paws

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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. Paintings of dogs resembling Shih-Tzus exist dating back to the sixteenth century. Shih-Tzus were popular with Chinese royalty. 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, Illinois 60085
Lake County Animal Protection 847-740-3977

Kane County - Dundee 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, IL 60174
Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets 630-879-8500

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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