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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-11-00498Ling Ling (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Most Cats 
Personality: Average Energy 
Health: Spayed 

    Ling Ling is a 7 year old shih-tzu who was previously used for breeding and has not been kept as a family member until now. Ling Ling will need someone who is willing to continue to work on her socialization and house manners. Just look at the cuteness! We know Ling Ling will be worth it. She is learning quickly and is good with other dogs. $175.00 adoption donation ($200 for puppies under 6 months old) helps us take care of all the dogs we rescue. All dogs are spayed/neutered, tested for heartworm and tick borne diseases (if old enough) , microchipped and vaccinated for rabies (if old enough), distemper/parvo and bordetella. They are also ... (Read More)treated for internal and external parasites if needed. Many dogs also receive extensive medical care such as surgeries and dentals. For more information or apply to adopt at (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Augusta Dog Adoptions
Augusta County Staunton, Va, VA MAP IT!


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Animal ID: F-M-001Dolce (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Abused/Neglected 

    Big thanks to all who helped, as you can see I have had my knees and legs all repaired! Miss Renee took me to her house today because I need 24 hour a day nursing for the next two weeks. There are three checks that was suppose to arrive but did not,, so, I was short and trust and pray the difference will show up. PLEASE if you did not receive a thank you card with my picture in it. PLEASE check with your bank and see if your check was lost or stolen, your promised donation was counted before I got my surgery and we are depending on you. God Bless each of you caring people who have helped save me. NOTE: The surgery could not be put off ... (Read More)any longer She is on the mend and getting stronger every day. She will be up for adoption once she has recovered Please make your checks to ; Caring Hearts Rescue 'DOLCE FUND' 1404 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA. 24504 (Less)

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Lynchburg (City) Lynchburg, VA 24504 MAP IT!

Renee Feagans 434-420-4453

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-27-00153Caleb (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    Caleb is a well-mannered and adorable 6 year old Shih Tzu! He loves attention and long naps. He likes short, but frequent walks, and is housebroken and crate trained. He is up to date on his vaccinations and had a healthy vet appointment on March 13th. His weight varies from 14-16 pounds depending on the seasons. His long coat does require professional grooming, however he is a low-shedding dog and loves his face brushed. I've had Caleb since he was a puppy. Unfortunately, my new career is taking away from the care and dedication Caleb needs and deserves. We are looking for a new committed family to adopt him and give him a loving and ... (Read More)attentive home life. Please reach out if you feel Caleb will be the best fit for you! (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $500 Animal Location:

Manassas (City) Manassas, VA MAP IT!

Andrea Clater

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Rescue Me ID: 15-02-13-00010Eli (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Senior

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

    My name is Eli, an oh-so precious purebred Shih Tzu. I am a doll! Sweet, cuddly and adoring. I am great with other dogs and with cats. My mom tearfully gave me up because her situation changed and she couldn't take care of me. She loved me very much. Fortunately, I have an incredible foster family pampering me. I love going for walks and am a great walker, I have wonderful house manners and am housebroken. I'm a senior at 15 years old and spunky. My foster mom says you'd never guess my age. I have lots of energy and am waiting to share my life with a family who likes snuggling. The vet says I am a healthy boy. I weigh 16 lbs., am neutered, ... (Read More)current on vaccinations and heartworm/Lyme tested. To make my cuteness yours, please contact for an adoption application. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Pound Pals of Radford
Radford (City) Radford, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-24-00590Coco A'Zachary (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    THIS IS NOT A FUZZY DOG RESCUE DOG. There is an adoption process, including an adoption application, home visit, and adoption fee. Coco A'Zachary is about 5 years old and weighs 19 lbs. He has had a confusing life. When his first person became very ill, he was surrendered to a local shelter. It was noisy and scary there, so CocoZ became fearful of strangers and new situations. He was adopted and everyone thought he had truly found his forever home. Unfortunately, his happily ever after only lasted a few months. When his person moved to a new home, he was not part of her plans. Instead, CocoZ was sent to a rescue. The little fellow was ... (Read More)extremely scared again and now did not trust people. He is absolutely adorable, spunky, and very sweet. Luckily, he has been placed in a wonderful foster home where they understand his fear of abandonment and are very patient with him. It has taken time, but CocoZ is learning to trust people again. His favorite things are his walks, sleeping with his foster mom, and getting treats. He is trusting enough that he will even give his people kisses now. CocoZ likes adults and teenagers. He cannot be placed in a home with young children. His ideal person will be very patient with him and aware of his special needs. While he gets along with small submissive dogs, CocoZ would probably do best as an only pet. This little fellow knows his basic commands and is housetrained. Since he is not destructive, CocoZ has never needed to be crated. His adoption fee includes neuter. He is looking for a new lap to sit on and someone to give him belly rubs. Can you provide this cute fellow a home where he is loved and understood? He will be your most loyal best friend ever and love you with his whole heart. If you are interested in adopting CocoZ, copy this link:, complete the dog adoption questionnaire, and email it to (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $325 Animal Location:

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

Rebecca Warwick

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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
(Sorted by Zip Code.)

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

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

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

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

Goochland County - Crozier, VA 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, VA 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

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

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

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

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

Richmond County - Richmond, Virginia 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield 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 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, Virginia 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

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

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

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

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

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