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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-14-00192Ali (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    THIS IS A COURTESY POST-An adoption application, home visit, and an adoption fee will be required. Ali was put in a local shelter because his owners do not have time to take care of him. He is a very sweet guy with a happy personality. This adorable boy is friendly with people. While he gets along with most children, he does best with older children. Ali also gets along with cats. His favorite things are his ball, milk bones, and car rides. Because he is small and NOT a barker, he is ideal for a condo or apartment. Since he has been baby gate trained, Ali has never needed to stay in a crate. Can you please give him the forever home he ... (Read More)needs? Ali will repay you with loving cuddles and snuggles. Please apply to adopt Ali today. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Homeward Trails Animal Rescue
Arlington County Arlington, VA 22210 MAP IT!

Rebecca Warwick

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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-09-00320Sasha (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Sasha is a 4 year old, 8lb shih tzu. She is a very pretty girl and is currently completing her princess training under the direction of Lady. Right now she is quite shy but as sweet as can be. She will need a relatively quiet home with a consistent routine to feel confident and to blossom. She is not fully house trained and would do best in a home where her people are not gone for long hours. if interested please complete the adoption application Adopters must be within 60 miles of Falls Church, Va.

 Adoption Fee: $325 Animal Location:

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


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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-08-00273Frida Kahlo (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Help us help Frida Kahlo (formerly Riley)! This adorable little girl has been in our care for nearly a week and is doing really well. This 2-3 year old shih tzu / maltese mix came into the shelter as an owner surrender and was utterly terrified. She exhibited aggressive behavior toward shelter staff and strangers which stems from fear. Her coat was also matted. After walking her outside of the shelter, I saw huge potential and decided to foster her. It didn't take long for her to come out of her shell and her true colors to show. On day two, we took Frida to the groomer. She is now sporting her new spring look and feeling like a million ... (Read More)bucks! We introduced her to other dogs and, to our surprise, she really likes most other dogs! She prefers doggy pals who are closer to her size, or, are submissive to her. Frida also loves chew toys, stuffed animals, and balls. She can be super playful! She also loooves going on walks with her humans, and has good leash manners. We have learned that Frida is house trained. She had not been crate trained, but we are working on that and she is doing very well. She sleeps the entire night in her crate, but you have to cover it with a blanket so she can't see out. She barks for about 5 minutes before settling down. We're working on teaching her basic commands. She does know 'WAIT' 'COME' and 'OFF' but we're still working on 'SIT.' She also has pretty good recall. Frida will need to work with a K9 behavioral specialist to address her fear of strangers... but once she gets to know you, she is a HUGE cuddle bug!!! She is the epitome of a lap dog. She loves her humans (foster moms, friends, and family) but needs a little time to warm up to anyone else. We do NOT recommend a home with small children, as she can be unpredictable around them. She also likes to chase cats, so a house without cats is preferred. We absolutely adore this little girl... We are hoping to find her the PERFECT home with loving, patient people who will give her a new lease on life. She so deserves it. If you're interested in meeting Frida Kahlo AKA Riley, please call Richmond Animal Care and Control at (804) 646-5573 to schedule a meet and greet or stop by 1600 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23222 to fill out an adoption application. Approved applicants will have to meet with us, the foster parents, to ensure that Frida is going to a home that will best suit her. :) (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Richmond (City) Richmond, VA MAP IT!

Jules Ransdell 804-380-6795

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Rescue Me ID: 14-03-27-00066Lady (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

     Meet Lady! She is a gorgeous 3 year old female shih tzu and faithful companion. Lady was given up to rescue when her people moved. Lady is a quiet, sweet, and somewhat independent girl as she does not have to be attached to your side at all times. She even sleeps in her own bed like a big girl. However she does enjoy the company of her person and would do best in a home where she will not be left alone for long hours. She likes to hear the squeak of her squeaky toys and often carries them around with her. Lady loves to go for walks and rides in the car. She gets along well with other dogs. If you are interested in Lady, please complete the ... (Read More)adoption application (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325 Animal Location:

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


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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 were popular with Chinese royalty.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fluvanna County - Troy 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, Virginia 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

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

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

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

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

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

Richmond County - Richmond 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, Virginia 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

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

Floyd County - Floyd, VA 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, Virginia 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

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

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

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

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

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

Campbell County - Evington, Virginia 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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