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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-28-00091Sophie (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

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

    Sophie has been my sweet baby since before i had kids. She is coming up on 10 years this march but has such a young sweet soul. It is crushing to me to have to re-home her but with a move to Okinawa coming up this summer i don't think she will do so great with the flights and humid climate. She is a very cuddly dog and loves to sit on your lap or as close to you as possible on the couch. She is playful, submissive and just as sweet as can be. She is house trained and will let you know when she needs to go out but isn't really one for being outside for long periods of time -quite the priss she can be! I have 2 children which she is FANTASTIC ... (Read More)with. If she gets bothered by the kids she just slinks away. Please help me find a forever home for my sweet baby girl. She is registered with the American Pet Registry. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA 23454 MAP IT!

Ashley otero 910-548-3159

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-28-00087Gage (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Adult

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

    Gage is a sweet boy and was sold to us as a shitzu. He was the runt of his littler but you would NEVER guess that now. I believe he might be mixed with some other small breed because he seems large for a shitzu. He is a dog who LOVES to have his belly rubbed and to be pet. He loves fetch and walks. He does require someone who can understand and deal with skin issues. He is allergic to grass and sometimes gets hotspots that he tends to dig at that will need attending sometimes. as of now i have him on a gluten, corn, wheat and soy free food and that seems to help some. He really is a sweet boy and i just need to find him a forever home that ... (Read More)can deal with his skin issues. He is 9 years old and because of his skin issues i don't think he will do well with our upcoming move to Okinawa. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Virginia Beach (City) Virginia Beach, VA 23454 MAP IT!

Ashley otero 910-548-3159

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-26-00539Liam (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

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

    Liam is an 1 year old Shih Tzu/Pug mix available for adoption. He stands fairly tall for the breed combination and weighs about 20 pounds. He is everything one could want from a young pup! He is cute as a button with a soulful face and playful ways. He loves toys and is learning to walk nicely on a leash. He is a very loving and faithful boy who will return your love 1000 times over. Liam is very grateful for his new life in foster care. He loves to snuggle and is a great little watchdog, always curious about his surroundings. He is a quick learner and will make some lucky owner a marvelous companion for many years to come. Liam is mostly ... (Read More)house trained and gets along well with other dogs. He is black with white feet and although his coat is short now it will grow out to be long and beautiful with minimal shedding. Liam is up to date on all his shots and neutered. He just needs a forever home to call his own. Could you be the one for Liam? If interested please read and complete the adoption application at!adoption-process/cs6r (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

Caring Hearts Rescue
Fairfax County Falls Church, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-06-00048Wilson (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Needs Vaccinations, Blind 

    Very sweet, loving, 10yo male. Great with dogs, cats, children. Severe skin allergies. Licks, scratches, and bites at fur constantly. Strong odor, due to skin condition.

     Animal Location:

Roanoke County Roanoke, VA MAP IT!

Wilson Cannaday 540 598 4444

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Rescue Me ID: 15-10-19-00174Ozzie (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Ozzie is an AMAZING 12 year old pekingese! How did he end up with MAPR you ask??? Well he was an owner surrender to a shelter and when we were pulling another dog, we just couldn't leave him behind. He has severe arthritis and issues with his front legs. It doesn't stop him from walking around but as a result, he is not allowed to do stairs. His front legs bend so badly that his chest is practically resting on the ground when he walks. He has severe skin infections and will be on medication for at least a month to clear them up. He has ear infections as well that we will be treating and starting him on a variety of supplements to ... (Read More)assist with his skin and joint issues. Personality wise, he is a hilarious dog! He has a LOT of opinions and is 'talking' all the time. He lets his disatisfaction be known if you aren't showing him as much attention as he prefers. He likes to be picked up, pet and is perfectly happy to be carried around. If you can't hold him, he at least wants to be in the same room as you. He likes to sleep in a dog bed and will usually either choose one that is in an open crate or one that is tucked in the corner of a room. He ignores cats and truthfully, he ignores the other dogs as well...unless he is using them as a snuggle buddy. It will be a few weeks before we can confirm that his skin is completely healed but at that point, he will be available for adoption! If you are interested in adopting please visit our website and fill out an application. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Mid Atlantic Pug Rescue

Anne 704-452-PUG1

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-12-00403Ivy (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Ivy is about four years and weighs about 15 pounds. She was a stray and not claimed. She is Lyme and Heartworm negative. She's a fun and happy little girl. We were told she did 'turn around' on a young child, so we don't recommend a home with kids under six.

 Adoption Fee: $200.00 Animal Location:

Mountain Tails Animal Rescue
Pulaski County Dublin, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-11-18-00642Baxter (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    Baxter has been with our family for about nine years. He craves human companionship and due to our busy schedules, we're not able to give him the type of attention he deserves and needs. It's with a heavy heart that we seek a new home for Baxter, but we're hopeful that we/he can find a new home where he can snuggle up all the time.

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

Chesterfield County Chesterfield, VA MAP IT!

Scott Rickards 8047488026

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in Virginia
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in Virginia 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. Chinese did not allow Shih-Tzus out of the country until the 1930s.

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Virginia Animal Rescue
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Loudon County - Middleburg, VA 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

Fairfax County - Centreville 20122
Prevent a Litter Coalition 888-SPAY-4-VA

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22204
Capital Animal Care 703-486-0303

Arlington County - Arlington VA, Virginia 22206
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

Arlington County - Arlington, Virginia 22207
Metro Ferals 703-528-7782

Arlington County - Arlington 22210
SPAY Inc/SPCA of Northern VA 703-522-7920

Alexandria City - Alexandria, VA 22304
Alexandria Animal Shelter 703-838-4775

Alexandria County - Alexandria, VA 22304
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 703-838-4774

Winchester County - Winchester, Virginia 22601
SPCA -- Winchester 540-662-8616

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg 22802
Shenandoah Valley Clinic 540-437-1980

Charlottesville City - Charlottesville 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

Orange County - Orange, VA 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

Fluvanna County - Troy, Virginia 22974
Fluvanna SPCA 434-591-0123

Hanover County - Ashland, Virginia 23005
Hanover Humane Society 877-463-8837

Goochland County - Crozier 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
For the Love of Animals in Goochland 804-342-6975

James City County - Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

Richmond County - Richmond 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

Chesapeake City - Chesapeake 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

Richmond County - Richmond, Virginia 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond, Virginia 23221
PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield, VA 23431
Isle of Wight Humane Society 757-357-4214

Virginia Beach County - Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Virginia Beach SPCA 757-739-9306

Roanoke County - Roanoke 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin 24084
Pulaski County Humane Society 540-674-0089

Floyd County - Floyd, Virginia 24091
Floyd County Humane Society 540-745-7207

Henry County - Martinsville, VA 24112
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County 276-632-0548

Franklin County - Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

Salem County - Salem, Virginia 24153
Salem Animal Shelter 540-375-3038

Bristol County - Bristol, Virginia 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

Bristol County - Bristol, VA 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

Augusta County - Staunton, Virginia 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

Bedford County - Bedford, Virginia 24523
Bedford Humane Society 540-586-6100

Campbell County - Evington, VA 24550
South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 434-821-4922

Tazewell County - Falls Mills 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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