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Rescue Me ID: 16-08-22-00512JOEY (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered 

    Meet our rescue boy Joey! He was rescued from an over-crowded city shelter. Joey is a gentle, petite, male Shih Tzu- Miniature Poodle mix. He is already full grown, and super friendly! He is a lap dog, loves cuddles, and is very affectionate! For more information or to arrange a meet and greet, please call Hunterdon Somerset Animal Rescue Center at 908-892-8166 or email

 Adoption Fee: $275 Animal Location:

Hunterdon Somerset Animal Rescue Center
7 Red Oak Way
Somerset County Bridgewater, NJ 08807 MAP IT!

Hunterdon Somerset Animal Rescue Center (HSARC) Gabrielle Rhyner, Executive Director 908-892-8166

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

Rescue Me ID: 16-08-09-00221Buddy (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Please read this add well. Buddy is a sweet boy who needs time to warm up and trust humans. He has had a rough past Of abuse and neglect. I have worked hard with him to overcome some of his trust issues and is a sweet heart who just wants to be loved and cuddled. He is fully house broken, loves treats and responds well to receiving them. He is gentle. Loves to play and needs a fenced In Yard. He needs a home with adults like a couple or a single person only. May do well with older teens. Needs someone that can be home most times and someone who doesn't take vacations. Someone who can be a consistent person in his life. He will need to be ... (Read More)crated when not home or when someone comes to doors. He is quick and can be a great escapee. So fenced yard is a must. Also needs someone who doesn't get much company over. Gets along with cats. Needs a quiet neighborhood that isn't full of kids. Also he does not like dogs and will bite agressively towards dogs and kids. I can no longer care for him since he has these issues as I have a baby niece due and I would like for her to come to my house. I have had company on different occasions that would stop over. These are adult friends. If buddy doesn't like them he will snarl and show teeth to bite. We have had this happen a couple times. This makes him a big liability since one bite can lead to a law suit. Also the chance of him getting out can lead to someone getting bit. I adopted him from the SPCA and I brought him back after he did escape my home and went straight to a yard with children under 5 playing and we got him away just in time.but when I brought him back they told me if he was found to be unadoptable they would have to euthanize him. I winded up going back the next day to get him because he doesn't deserve to die. He just needs the right fit home. I see this could be impossible but need to try before last resort is to be put I only have a couple months to find him a home When buddy is locked up he barks a lot. Toys and treats do not interest him when locked in a Room or crate. That makes having company difficult. I am still working who him and give him lots of treats when company does come in so they know people are and can be nice to him and not hurt him. If they sit down on couch he is ok. Never try to pet a dog with fearful issues as that will lead to getting bit. He is not good taking out to any stores since he is fearful of people and does not like kids or dogs. He will need regular vet check ups as he is on Prozac which is to help bring down his anxiety. So he needs to stay on med. hair cutting can be dificult as he hates the buzzers. I do his hair cuts my self since he bit two different groomers. I have to put muzzle on him and it takes a lot of patience. He is a car sick dog also. He will sleep with you all night as he is fully house broken and is a great sleeper.also he can not be around any small rodents or birds as he does not like them either. If you live in Monmouth county and are willing to make the drive I am willing to give him his haircuts for life or until you find someone who can handle him. I will also provide bag of food and toys. He is updated on all shots. Vet does his nails which can run about 15 bucks. He requires his nails done often as his nails grow fast. Also I have been working with him On taking walks. He pulls really hard until he gets tired of walking. He is a very smart dog and a quick learner so with proper and consistent working with he can learn to do better on leash. He does bark most of the walk also as he is fear full. I only walk him in the dark so less distractions and he can get exercise. Yes this seems like a difficult dog but I have to let anyone who is Interested know this so they can handle him for his life. He has a lot of issues but again he is to sweet one on one to be put to sleep so I'm hoping there is the right match out there for him.prefer him to stay in New Jersey. Hoping to find someone somewhat close so we can do home visits and would,like to stay in touch so I know he is doing well. This little guy deserves a chance to be treated well. I will need vet name and number and references, I would have never adopted him if I was aware of all the issues. But he is a love bug. We love him so much to let him go but he needs the right home with less distractions.please someone help save his life. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 200. Animal Location:

Monmouth County Neptune, NJ MAP IT!

Mary Ocello 07753

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in New Jersey
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in New Jersey 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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New Jersey Animal Rescue
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Passaic County - Clifton, NJ 07012
Passaic County Spay/Neuter Van Coalition 973-454-1625

Union County - Hillside 07205
People for Animals 973-282-0890

Hudson County - Jersey City, NJ 07303
The Hudson County Animal League 201-200-1008

Hudson County - Jersey City 07307
Animal Relief Foundation Fund 866-841-9139

Passaic County - W Milford, NJ 07480
West Milford Animal Shelter Society 973-728-2859

Bergen County - Teterboro, NJ 07608
Bergen County Animal Shelter Home 201-229-4600

Monmouth County - Eatontown 07724
Monmouth County SPCA 732-542-3125

Camden County - Voorhees 08043
Animal Welfare Association 856-424-2288

Ocean County - Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Ocean County Animal Facility (South) 609-978-0127

Burlington County - Medford, New Jersey 08055
Ace of Spays 609-654-2921

Gloucester County - Williamstown, New Jersey 08094
The Oasis Animal Sanctuary 856-262-1222

Ocean County - Ocean City 08226
Humane Society of Ocean City 609-399-2018

Atlantic County - Mays Landing 08330
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital 609-625-7922

Cumberland County - Vineland, New Jersey 08360
Cumberland County SPCA 856-691-1500

Atlantic County - Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Humane Society of Atlantic City 609-347-2487

Ocean County - Jackson, New Jersey 08527
Ocean County Animal Facility North 732-657-8086

Mercer County - Trenton 08625
New Jersey Dept of Health 609-292-7837

Ocean County - Brick 08723
Jersey Shore Animal Center 732-920-1600

Ocean County - Tom’s River, New Jersey 08753
East Coast NJ Spay Clinic 732-929-9449

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