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Rescue Me ID: 17-03-17-00148Roxanne (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Adorable!!! Roxanne is a 2 yr old 10 lb shih tzu/ maltese mix (a maltzu). She is new to us ,but so far is VERY sweet,housebroken,quiet,and gets along great with the other dogs. She does have cherry eye,which does reoccur very often after getting it surgically repaired and we have had much better luck on the 'massage method',which you can easily learn off the internet,which she allows you to do.She has an extra long tongue that sticks out and only adds to her cuteness!! We will be getting her groomed soon and post pictures of her new do.If you would like to meet Roxie,please email Karen at or call 630 851-9354.Her adoption fee ... (Read More)is 350. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

LaSalle County Sheridan, IL MAP IT!

Kristine B

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Rescue Me ID: 17-01-10-00269Zoie (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Senior

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

    Zoie (12 years old) has been my dog since she was 10 weeks old and unfortunately I need to find a home for her. She is extremely healthy for her age; she loves to play and go for walks. She is not good with kids because she can easily get irritated when caught off guard (woken up from deep sleep or stepped on) and can nip. She does well in calm environments with adults and other pets. She currently lives with another small dog and they get along fine. It will be very hard for me to give her up but I'd like to find her a loving and caring new family. Only serious inquiries, please. Thank you

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

Ian Torres 8479095757

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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-23-00333Max A Million (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Blind,

    [Read About Natural Cancer Care] Max has one eye with a cataract. The vet says he has about a year a half left of site before he goes blind. He has a tumor on his rear that needs removed. The tumor looks like it could be cancer but has not spread. He is not nutered. He hasn't been around children so we don't know how he would behave. He has a heart murmur but it isn't serious. He is food aggressive with other dogs only. He is use to potty pads but likes to mark his territory. He is 10 years old. My husband is on dialysis and in bad health. I work at Wal-Mart and can't afford his grooming or vet care he needs. We have a couple other small ... (Read More)dogs he is aggressive towards and feel he would be happier as an only dog. He hasn't been around cats. If someone had his tumor removed and cataract removed he would probably have a good 5 or more years left. He loves attention and peanut butter sandwiches. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Jersey County Jerseyville, IL 62052 MAP IT!

Dana Hartwell 618-520-4054

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Rescue Me ID: 16-12-16-00186Comet- So Sad (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Comet has a very sad story to tell; left abandoned on a Chicago sidewalk in a downpour, he was found by a passerby that picked up his soaked to the bone, heavily matted little body where Comet collapsed in his arms. Upon arrival at Chicago Animal Care and Control it was noted that Comet was unable to walk. Placed up for Rescue, sadly no one stepped forward and he was scheduled for euthanization that evening when Tiny Paws stepped up. %A0 A trip to Buffalo Grove Specialists resulted in a diagnosis of a severed spinal cord with no surgery option. Back to Wonder Lake where Comet has been monitored closely by Amira and staff, it has been ... (Read More)determined he is ready for a safe, new home to call his own. Tiny Paws is looking for a home that is experienced with wheel carts and understands that ownership of Comet means daily bathing, diapering and offering a lot of LOVE. Comet is very forgiving given the AWFUL Humans that were in his life. He appears very interested in play with another dog friendly dog, loves lap time and anxious for daily walks. Comet is between 2 and 4 years old and weighs around 12 pounds. Adoption Fee is $300 for this sweet little Guy. Call Vicki today if you think Comet is a Family match, (262) 496-9324. (Less)

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Vicki 1-262-496-9324

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Rescue Me ID: 16-09-14-00181Skye (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed 

    I am looking for a foster home only.I am living in my van with my 16y old son and 3 dogs. I have recently got a job in which my babies are alone to many hours. I will be also getting a apartment again since back to work,so my family can all be together. Skye has been with me for 8years,She has a sister Star who is a Chihuahua 2 1/2 years,A brother also Chihuahua that is 12 years. If they could stay together would be great,but I know 3 is alot to take on. thank you so much for reading this.Hoping to here from foster parents soon.Susie

     Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

Susie Baran 708-559-0848

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Rescue Me ID: 16-06-08-00584Holly Golightly (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

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

    Holly is a very loving dog. She is missing some teeth due to age and is prone to ear infections. She wears a doggy diaper due to going in the house on occasion. We believe this is due to jealousy of small children in the home but may be due to age as well. She is purebred and has been overbred so she has an extra toe and an extra rib. The cutest little mutant I've ever seen, though.

 Adoption Fee: $30 Animal Location:

Cook County Elk Grove Village, IL MAP IT!

Dawn Schneider 6307283629

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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. Shih-Tzus were popular with Chinese royalty.

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Illinois Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

McHenry County - McHenry, Illinois 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, Illinois 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

DuPage County - Glen Ellyn 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 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 60623
Lurie Family Spay/Neuter Clinic 773-521-7729

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

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

Cook County - Chicago, Illinois 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, IL 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, Illinois 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, IL 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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