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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-24-00271UP COMING EVENT

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 

    What to get involved in the community? Come learn about our animal shelter, upcoming events, volunteer program and how to get started. Make sure to bring your schedule so you can sign-up for a time to come to the shelter for a interview and tour of the shelter. Must be 18 or older to volunteer. Orienation will be held in the upstairs conference room. For more information contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Lyssa via message or at the shelter at 217-431-2660

 Adoption Fee: FREE Animal Location:

Vermilion County Animal Shelter
14775 Catlin-Tilton Road
Vermilion County Danville, IL 61834 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-16-00619Tiffany (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Meet Tiffany! She is a one year old Shih Tzu/Terrier mix. Tiffany weighs 13.6 pounds.This beautiful girls minimum adoption donation is $295

     Animal Location:

Wish Bone Canine Rescue
McLean County Bloomington, IL 61701 MAP IT!

Wish Bone Canine Rescue

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-10-00443Princess (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Hi! I'm a two year old sweet and gentle companion. I like to be near my human all the time. When my human leaves me alone I get very anxious and bark. I will need someone who is home most of the time and willing to work with my separation anxiety.I also like to give my human a scare by running away so please keep me on a leash or in a fenced yard. I love sleeping with my human in their bed, I really don't like my crate. I'm looking for a loving forever home.

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Cook County Chicago, IL MAP IT!

Elaina Barraza 2132358545

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Animal ID: Mikey/LhasaMikey (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very Low Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    I am looking for my perfect home within 50 miles of Chicago Illinois Our Adoption Process... Adoption Application Meet and Greet Home visit Adoption Contract Adoption fee COME SEE MORE PHOTOS AND UPDATES AT . My name is Mikey and I am an 9-10yr old 15lb male super sweet Lhasa Apso or Lhasa Apso mix. I did get my dental done and yes sadly I do have cataracts, the rescue would love to see about correcting this but with minimal funding and other dogs in the rescue that may not be an option. This means is I can see shadows but in the dark have a harder time and may run into things and eventually I may ... (Read More)go blind. I also seem to be hard of hearing, the vet said there is nothing wrong with my ears such as infection or anything but I do not respond to voice or barking of the other dogs, I could have been born deaf, very stubborn or a big language barrier but we are leaning towards hearing impaired. Neither of these things mae me not love and enjoy life and I love life just the way I am. My handicaps are why I can not go into a home with children and I need a home that will approach me slow cause if you scare me I turn like I am going to nip you but I have never bitten anyone. My foster mom says I am super sweet and love to be in the company of my humans, I will sit and cuddle with you and am very happy to see you. I am doing very good with my housebreaking but have had a couple of mistakes but my foster mom does have a busy schedule and I may need to go out a little more frequently but I do only piddle on the tile never the carpet, a little more work and I can be perfect. I do great with the other dogs and cats in the home and never show aggression towards them.I am looking for my final forever home even with my disabilities I am still a loving dog and I just want love and love furever. Can you be that family? . **Feb 2nd 2015** Well my microchip address was no longer valid and the phone number listed was no longer valid, after much research the family was found and contacted. ..They changed their minds they no longer wanted me **Feb 6th 2015** My foster Mommy came and sprung me out of the shelter and I am super happy. I am currently staying with her until my furever home and vetting can be completed!! My foster Mommy does think I may have a hearing issue so that will be checked out to make sure it is not selective hearing, language barrier or upbringing. I do like to hump the other pets that will be something that will be worked on esp since if I am truly deaf could get me into trouble with another dog giving me a warning that I will not hear. . Feb 10th 2014 Foster Mom says I def live sleep on the bed and the soft beds that are laying around. I'll even drag clothes, towels or other pillows into my bed too make it even more comfy. I appear to be doing very good and appear to be housebroken so far and only have had a couple accidents which is too be expected due to all my stress. I am doing great and will be going in for my dental soon. . Feb 18th 2015 Well I did have a couple more accidents in the home but it was in the basement on the concrete only, not on any of the carpets in the house. My foster Mom does have a busy schedule, I'm still doing great with the other animals, Foster mom has noticed a few things I still act like I dont hear which could mean, stubborn, deaf, hard of hearing or know Spanish. I seem to be running into things lately, having a hard time seeing. I do prefer women over men and I am timid sometimes with certain men and great with other men. . March 6th 2015 I finally got my dental done..yeeaaaaa! No teeth had to be removed and now I have nice clean teeth. The vet did say I had a slightly high reading on one kidney but said it is nothing to worry about and it could be I have been eating cat food when I can sneak it in. . March 18th 2014 Hello everyone, well it has been decided I will definitely need an adult only family due to my eyesight. I have cataracts which means I don't see like I should and I can spook very easily... if you approach to fast or suprise me I get scared and may nip. I really love women over men but will deal with most men. I need a family who will go very slow and allow me the time to adjust to my surroundings and get the layout. I do love to snuggle but I need to come to you. I am a little hard of hearing and you need to be close for me to hear you. and quite family who will give me the time to adjust. I LOVE me walks and so very well walking on a leash. I do well with cats and dogs but I am food aggressive so I would need to be fed separate but me being the only dog may allow me to adjust better to my own home. The rescue would love to fix my cataracts but the funding is preventing that but they are still researching options. Please don't pass me by due to my eyesight I do have much love to give if you will give me the time to do it. Tail wags Mikey (Less)

     Animal Location:

The First Step Rescue
DuPage County Downers Grove, IL 60516 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-14-00301Vinny (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Vinny is a five year old male black and white Shih Tzu. He weighs 18 pounds. He should only go to experienced dog owners and all people in the home need to be over 18 years old. He walks well on leash and loves to play fetch. He is especially fond of his squeaky toys. He loves going for car rides and going for walks and also does good with his foster mommy's current small dog. Vinny is also making progress with his potty training with being let out regularly. His adoption donation is of the adopter's choice. If you are interested in possibly adopting Vinny, please fill out the adoption application found on our website ... (Read More)( (Less)

     Animal Location:

Wish Bone Canine Rescue
McLean County Bloomington, IL 61701 MAP IT!

Wish Bone Canine Rescue

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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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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. 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, IL 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, IL 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, Illinois 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, Illinois 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 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 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, 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, 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, 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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