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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: 16-02-06-00265Butch, Robin, and Rosi (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Puppy

    Butch, Robin, and Rosie are 8 wk old shih Tzu mix puppies! They are very sweet and loving, and are good with other dogs!

     Animal Location:

St. Clair County Fairview Heights, IL MAP IT!

Gateway 4 Paws

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-31-00377Macgregor (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Meet adoptable Macgregor, a 7 month old Poodle/Shih tzu puppy! Mac is the cutest little puppy, he enjoys romping around to play with his people and other little dogs. Macgregor is working on potty and crate training in his foster home and is such a lover, email for an application!

     Animal Location:

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

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

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

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

    RUFUS IS LOOKING FOR HIS VERY OWN FAMILY. He needs an experienced angel who will give him unconditional love and respect him without crowding him. Rufus is 10-1/2 years young! He is a healthy shihtzu looking for a special home and adopter. He is not your average shihtzu as he has some emotional fear issues that an experienced and adopter can manage. Rufus likes to be near his family, often by your feet while sitting. (Although, he thinks the furniture is his domain). If there is a nearby window to look out of, he enjoys watching the comings and goings of your neighbors as well. He loves to take walks and gets very excited when he ... (Read More)sees his leash. He is also happy just sniffing and spending time in the yard. When he is happy to see you, he will often greet you with a toy like a retriever does, which makes me laugh! Somewhere in his past he must have had darker times. When Rufus feels threatened he will growl. He may be perceived as moody at times but it seems to be tied to fear from his past. He can be safely re-directed by a willing adopter. Rufus does not bark much but he should be in a home rather than a condo or apartment. When he is stressed he will howl. His howl is not extensive but it is very loud and similar to a beagle baying. It is quite a surprising sound and is not going to go away or change. Rufus is potty trained but he has been marking perhaps from current stress so keeping him in a belly band is best way to keep everyone happy. Rufus us neutered, up to date with his shots, microchipped , heartworm checked and had a recent dental. He will make a great companion to a person who will let him have his space and allow him to be more eccentric in behavior than your average shihtzu. His adopter needs to let Rufus come to him rather than you come to Rufus. If you a interested in adopting him please contact us for an application and a meet and greet. (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
(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 60118
Stop the Overpopulation of Pets 847-622-4136

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

Cook County - Chicago Ridge, IL 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 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, 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 61401
Knox County Humane Society 309-342-1275

Champaign County - Savoy 61874
CatSNAP 217-353-5243

Madison County - Bethalto, Illinois 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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