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Animal ID: MaxMax (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Max is seeking his forever home! This little guy has had a rough past (we suspect abuse of some kind) and needs especially kind and patient adopters. If his looks are what's drawing you in, please read all of the bullet points below before contacting us. Max is 15 lb of 'I'm not sure I totally trust you but I totally want to love you on my own terms.' Sometimes he needs space, sometimes he wants to be a cuddlebug. Max LOVES other dogs, loves to play with them, and loves toys. He has learned to eat meals comfortably in a pack of dogs and wait for his name to be called when the bowls are being put down at meal time. It's people he's not ... (Read More)totally sure of. He needs someone who understands that he's not a stuffed dog and has opinions about how his reality should go. Max is not suitable for children. He's great with dogs and good with cats. He needs you to be patient and let him approach you rather than you rushing up to him to touch him. He's around 2-3 years old and weighs about 15-16 lb. ADOPTION APPLICATION: (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325+tax Animal Location:

Happy Dog Rescue
Monroe County Blakeslee, PA 18610 MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 17-10-16-00244Cougar (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Senior

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

    Cougar found herself at ACCT Philly when her owner could not tend to her medical needs, and we couldn't shy away from such a sweet face. This 10-13 year old shih tzu/lhasa apso mix has proven to be nothing but the sweetest of old lady dogs. She is partially blind (we think she can sometimes see shadows and/or shapes), but doesn't let that slow her down. She still locates and plays with toys she likes when she is feeling spunky, and can navigate a walk like a pro. When she's not taking a stroll or playing tug, she can be found curled up asleep, and is as mellow as they come. Cougar is awaiting her cardiology work up to get to the bottom of ... (Read More)some possible heart issues. Any adopters should be prepared to sign a medical waiver upon adoption outlining those findings. Email us at for more info! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Dog Town Rescue
252 Bethlehem Pike
Montgomery County Colmar, PA 18915 MAP IT!


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Animal ID: RENNY-PARenny (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

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

    With his bright smile and luxurious long white and grey coat, Renny has to be one of the cutest little dogs in Pittsburgh. Rennie is likely a mix of Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu, but his ancestry is rather uncertain. What is certain, is that this adorable little guy needs a very loving home with an understanding owner who will cherish him and keep him safe, happy and healthy. At about 6 years of age, Renny is a healthy little fellow. He is neutered, up to date on his shots and microchipped. Renny is perfectly house trained and also crate trained. Renny is a little sweetheart MOST of the time. Like most Lhasa Apsos, Lenny is a tiny guard dog ... (Read More)first and foremost. He barks whenever he senses that 'strangers are near', and he is dedicated to keeping his owner safe - even when there is no danger. These may be habits he learned as a stray on the mean streets of Houston, TX. For the most part, Renny is an adorable little clown, full of love and joy. Renny was adopted from a local rescue. They told the owner that he was a terrier mix with a calm and very gentle personality. This is true a good part of the time, but when Renny becomes anxious, he can be barky, nippy and nervous. Living in an apartment complex with people constantly coming and going is causing Renny a good bit of anxiety, and the more anxious he becomes, the more barking he does. As much as his owner loves this sweet little boy, she is worried about the effect his barking is having on her neighbors. She cannot take Renny for walks without worrying that he may bark at or try to nip passers-by, particularly children, should they try to pet him. Renny's owner wants to find him a home where he will be cherished - warts and all. He will need a quiet, adults only home where there are no children visiting. He seems to be good with other small dogs, but cats are not his cup of tea. Ideally, he would be best suited as an only pet for a calm, patient, retired dog lover with all the time in the world for him. Someone familiar with the Lhasa Apso breed and it's traits, and who is willing to overlook Renny's occasional lapses in good manners will be his ideal owner. He is a sweet little guy who really deserves to be loved. If you have room in your heart and home for Renny, please request to meet him today. Supplies and veterinary records will be included. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $75 Animal Location:

Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA 15206 MAP IT!

Text 'RENNY' to 213-297-7446

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Animal ID: PotterPotter (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Blind 

    Potter (10 yr 12 lb) - INCOMING -------------------------------------------------------------------- Potter is now healthy and ready for his forever home! This little guy loves people and loves to eat! He's a senior. His sight is not good and seems to be getting worse, so it would be best for Potter to be the only pet and live in an adults-only home with a securely fenced yard. He is paper trained but not completely housebroken. Potter hoards things like shoes and toys and he loves to sleep on his foster mom's clothes...he takes comfort from her scent. He likes to rough house with his foster mom. At this point in his life, he basically wants ... (Read More)nothing to do with other animals. Potter is a people pooch seeking a retirement home! -------------------------------------------------------------------- Potter is currently in foster with another rescue in a rural area out of state where he's not getting any interest. We can bring him into local foster in PA with an approved application. His temperament and health are not suitable for our foster home, so we will consider a foster-to-adopt applicant for him via our rescue or through his current rescue. Email us to inquire about foster-to-adopt and we can put you in touch with his current rescue. -------------------------------------------------------------------- ADOPTION APPLICATION: (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $250 Animal Location:

Happy Dog Rescue
Monroe County Blakeslee, PA 18610 MAP IT!


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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in Pennsylvania
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in Pennsylvania 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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Pennsylvania Animal Rescue
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Allegheny County - Elizabeth, PA 15037
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society 412-751-2010

Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Pittsburgh Bureau of Environmental Services 412-255-2036

Allegheny County - Pittsburgh 15206
Animal Rescue League of Western PA 412-661-6451

Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Western Pennsylvania Humane Society 412-321-4625

Allegheny County - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237
Animal Friends ABC (Animal Birth Control) Program 800-SPAY-PGH

Centre County - State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Centre County PAWS 814-237-8722

Centre County - Centre Hall, PA 16828
Pennsylvania SPCA 814-364-1725

Cumberland County - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania 17001
PAWS 717-957-8122

York/Adams County - Hanover, PA 17331
Kitz & Katz Animal Foundation 717-630-5025

Lancaster County - Lancaster 17602
Humane League of Lancaster County 717-393-6551

Lycoming County - Williamsport, PA 17701
Lycoming County SPCA 570-322-4646

Schuylkill County - Minersville, PA 17954
Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA 570-544-2920

Lehigh County - Catasauqua 18032
Animals in Distress 610-264-5554

Norhampton County - Easton, PA 18042
Northampton County SPCA 610-252-7722

Lehigh County - Whitehall, PA 18052
No Nonsense Neutering 484-224-2213

Lehigh County - Germansville, PA 18053
Forgotten Felines and Fidos 610-760 9009

Lehigh County - Allentown 18103
Lehigh Valley Humane Society 610-797-3439

Lackawanna County - Clarks Summit 18411
Humane Society of Lackawanna County 717-586-3700

Pike County - Shohola 18458
Pike County Humane Society 570-296-7654

Bradford County - Ulster, Pennsylvania 18850
Bradford County Humane Society 570-888-2114

Bucks County - Richboro, Pennsylvania 18954
Animal Rescue and Referral 215-752-7556

Delaware County - Media, PA 19063
Delaware County SPCA 610-566-1370

Philadelphia County - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19134
Pennsylvania SPCA 215-426-6300

Schuykill County - Philadelphia 19147
Morris Animal Refuge 215-735-3256

Chester County - Frazer, PA 19355
The Spayed Club 610-275-7486

Montgomery County - Norristown, Pennsylvania 19403
Sanctuary Hollow 610-666-6312

Montgomery County - Hatfield, PA 19440
Animal Orphans 215-855-8990

Montgomery County - Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Spay and Save 610-279-9714

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