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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-14-00048Bugsy (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Bugsy is a purebred shih tzu and his winning personality explains by this breed has such worldwide popularity. He is happy and wiggly and wants to be your best friend. He weighs in at 13 lbs. and is the perfect size for most people. He appears to be housebroken and walks well on a leash. He does not need to be with another dog and appears to be non reactive to dogs and cats.He is treat motivated which will be making learning commands pretty easy. Because of his gentle demeanor, he will be a perfect friend for a younger child. His fur is delightfully soft and his tail has that natural shih tzu curl. He is looking for his special person so ... (Read More)please come take a look quickly - he will not be available for long. Bugsy is approximately four years old. He is neutered, up to date on shots and is heart worm negative. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $400 Animal Location:

Skagit County Bow, WA 98232 MAP IT!

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Lulu Miller 360-399-1348

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-13-00300cosmo (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    This little guy came to me from someone that I know, I think his owners were relocating, not sure about his back round, but he has been very good with my other dogs, he loves treats, and quite the gentleman. Took him to my Vet. to get him checked out, he had an ear infection in both ears and one eye needed antibiotic is doing fine with medication,Vet says these little Shih-Tzo's can get ear infections easily, the relocating fee is to cover Vet bill. He is really a sweet dog and would make a family a very good pet. Haven't seen any behavior problems at all, very calm tempered, even my Vet said he was a really sweet dog. Hope you can find room ... (Read More)in your heart and family for the great little guy. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $225.00 Animal Location:

Benton County Kennewick, WA MAP IT!

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Loretta Jennings 509-586-6484

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-04-00395  (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    Black and white

     Animal Location:

Snohomish County Snohomish, WA MAP IT!

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courtney richmond 4253355005

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Rescue Me ID: 14-10-04-00392Rosie (female)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Young Adult

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

    black and white

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Snohomish County Snohomish, WA MAP IT!

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courtney richmond 4253355005

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-25-00033Jewel (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Adult

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

    Meet Jewel a 3-5 year old purebred Shih Tzu who has had one heck of a life up until her recent rescue (about 6 weeks ago.) Jewel was used at a puppy mill as a breeding mom for the entirety of her life so far. If you don't know what a puppy mill is, please google it and spread the word! She was caged 24 hours a day, in her own feces and urine and bred from her first head cycle constantly for 3-5 years. During that time she could have produced up to 2 litters a year. These 'breeders' then take the puppies away as early as 4 weeks old (when they should not be taken from their mother until 8-10 weeks), and sell them to pet stores and online. ... (Read More)They ship the puppies site unseen so that most people don't know how inhumane they are to the parents. Please never buy a puppy from a pet store or from a website that ships and spay/neuter your pets so these people go out of business! Now back to Jewel. She is a very shy girl who is very hesitant to approach people. She prefers to relax in her dog house, but is quiet and relaxed most of the time. She is unsure what a couch is and does not like to be caught or handled (understandably so!) As stated above she has not had much human interaction other than for us to administer medication to her ruptured eye. She is very timid and shy, and gets confused when she is picked up so she will need someone very special to take her on and show her that humans can really show love and compassion! We are unsure how she would do with children, but we feel her ideal environment would be with an older couple who have a stable quiet environment where she can relax and learn to trust. Is the Shih Tzu breed a good fit for you? Highlights Shih Tzus are difficult to housebreak. Be consistent, and do not allow a puppy to roam the house unsupervised until he is completely trained. Crate training is helpful. The flat shape of the Shih Tzu's face makes him susceptible to heat stroke, because the air going into the lungs isn't cooled as efficiently as it is among longer-nosed breeds. He should be kept indoors in air-conditioning rooms during hot weather. Be prepared to brush and comb the Shih Tzu coat every day. It mats easily. While Shih Tzus are trustworthy with children, they're not the best choice for families with toddlers or very young children because their small size puts them at risk for unintentional injury. The Shih Tzu tends to wheeze and snore, and can be prone to dental problems. While all dogs eat their own or other animals' feces (coprophagia), the Shih Tzu seems especially prone to this behavior. The best way to handle the problem is never let it become a habit. Watch your Shih Tzu closely and clean up poop right away. To get a healthy pet, never buy a puppy from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs for genetic health conditions and good temperaments. If you would like to meet Jewel please email and schedule a meet n greet. She is UTD on shots and has been spayed and micro-shipped. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Little PAWS 4 Rescue
King County Seattle, WA MAP IT!

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360-970-6406

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Rescue Me ID: 14-09-04-00002Jazmine (female)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Blind,
 Abused/Neglected, Fearful/Anxious 

    Meet Jazmine a 3-5 year old purebred Shih Tzu who has had one heck of a life up until her recent rescue (about 6 weeks ago.) Jazmine was used at a puppy mill as a breeding mom for the entirety of her life so far. If you don't know what a puppy mill is, please google it and spread the word! She was caged 24 hours a day, in her own feces and urine and bred from her first head cycle constantly for 3-5 years. During that time she could have produced up to 2 litters a year. These 'breeders' then take the puppies away as early as 4 weeks old (when they should not be taken from their mother until 8-10 weeks), and sell them to pet stores and ... (Read More)online. They ship the puppies site unseen so that most people don't know how inhumane they are to the parents. Please never buy a puppy from a pet store or from a website that ships and spay/neuter your pets so these people go out of business! Now back to Jazmine. She is a very shy girl who is very hesitant to approach people. She prefers to relax in her dog house, but is quiet and relaxed most of the time. She is unsure what a couch is and does not like to be caught or handled (understandably so!) As stated above she has not had much human interaction. She is very timid and shy, and gets confused when she is picked up so she will need someone very special to take her on and show her that humans can really show love and compassion! We are unsure how she would do with children, but we feel her ideal environment would be with an older couple who have a stable quiet environment where she can relax and learn to trust. Is the Shih Tzu breed a good fit for you? Highlights Shih Tzus are difficult to housebreak. Be consistent, and do not allow a puppy to roam the house unsupervised until he is completely trained. Crate training is helpful. The flat shape of the Shih Tzu's face makes him susceptible to heat stroke, because the air going into the lungs isn't cooled as efficiently as it is among longer-nosed breeds. He should be kept indoors in air-conditioning rooms during hot weather. Be prepared to brush and comb the Shih Tzu coat every day. It mats easily. While Shih Tzus are trustworthy with children, they're not the best choice for families with toddlers or very young children because their small size puts them at risk for unintentional injury. The Shih Tzu tends to wheeze and snore, and can be prone to dental problems. While all dogs eat their own or other animals' feces (coprophagia), the Shih Tzu seems especially prone to this behavior. The best way to handle the problem is never let it become a habit. Watch your Shih Tzu closely and clean up poop right away. To get a healthy pet, never buy a puppy from a backyard breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Find a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs for genetic health conditions and good temperaments. If you would like to meet Jazmine please email to schedule a meet n greet. She is UTD on shots and has been spayed and micro-shipped. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $350 Animal Location:

Little PAWS 4 Rescue
King County Seattle, WA MAP IT!

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360-970-6406

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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-31-00348Mickey & Miley (male)

Shih Tzu    Age: Young Adult

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

    Desperately looking to have someone adopt these 2 adorable AKC registered Shih Tzu's to a good loving home as soon as possible! Mickey (Male, Black and white shih tzu) is 3 1/2 yrs. old and Miley (Female , Brown shih tzu) is 3 1/2 yrs old as well. They are obedient and great with adults and children! They all have their shots and are potty trained... Male shih tzu is neutered and microchipped but Female shih tzu is not spayed.. I recently just had a baby and unfortunately, I do not have the time and energy I used to have for them. I love them dearly and will miss them but they need to be with someone that has the time to give them a lot of ... (Read More)attention and care from a new owner. They are really sweet adorable dogs and they just love to be around people! I would prefer if both dogs stay together as a couple since they have been together since they were puppies. I don't want them to suffer from separation anxiety. They also got used to having a lot of room to exercise and play. Also, I will provide a crate, their leashes, dog toys and any remaining dog food and treats for you to take with them. In the pics I have posted, Miley and Mickey just got groomed and their hair is shorter than normal because of the summer. But normally they are very fluffy. I have pics of them as puppies and also with their hair longer if you are interested in seeing them... Please contact me if you are interested and I will contact you as soon as I can.. Thanks so much :-) (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Snohomish County Everett, WA MAP IT!

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Sharon Blalock 425-212-9338

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Rescue Me ID: 14-08-29-00603Gilbert (male)

Shih Tzu Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered 

    Darling 1.5yo Small Male ShiChi Rescued From High Kill Shelter. Gilbert is a small 9lb black and white mix of Shih Tzu and Chihuahua who is a year and a half old. He is extremely cuddly and loving and was raised with small children. He is NOT good with other animals although he's gotten better about our cat since coming here. I would not trust him with small animals as he is way too interested in them. Gilbert walks well on a leash and is crate trained. He is relearning house manners after living outside for several months. He will need a home willing to continue to work on his housetraining but I believe he will do much better after he ... (Read More)leaves my home because we have had LOTS of foster dogs here over the years and marking is just his way of trying to cover up previous accidents. He's good about wearing a belly band though so that takes his ability to actually pee out of the equation but still having him 100% housebroken so he doesn't have to wear it is the goal. Gilbert was neglected in his previous home and was regulated to living outdoors in harsh weather after the family moved in with other family members who did not want a dog in the house. He was living with his brother but after 2 months of fostering them we have determined that separating them is probably best because working with 2 youngsters who need consistent training is hard work plus they fight for attention and with each other over food and toys. It just seems to make sense. Gilbert is neutered and fully vaccinated. He's a soft little lap boy who loves to snuggle. He is playful but pretty low energy. He's filled out a ton in the 2 months we have had him as he no longer has worms and he's on a good diet of Wellness dog food now. He's good about having his nails trimmed and being brushed. He has an easy care coat. He's just a nice little dog down on his luck who needs someone who will love him like he'd liked to love them. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $175 Animal Location:

Whatcom County Ferndale, WA MAP IT!

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Kathy Smith 208-2837548

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Shih Tzu in Washington
    Shih Tzu Dogs can make good pets in Washington 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. Paintings of dogs resembling Shih-Tzus exist dating back to the sixteenth century. Shih-Tzus were popular with Chinese royalty. Chinese did not allow Shih-Tzus out of the country until the 1930s.

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Washington Animal Rescue
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King County - Bellevue, Washington 98005
Bellevue Neuter and Vaccination Clinic 206-455-2826

King County - Bellevue 98005
Humane Society for Seattle/King County 425-641-0080

King County - Seattle 98119
Seattle Animal Shelter Clinic 206-386-4260

King County - Seattle 98125
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project 206-528-8125

King County - Seattle, Washington 98155
Spay/Neuter Clinic 206-362-0505

Snohomish County - Arlington 98223
Purrfect Pals 360-652-9611

Whatcom County - Bellingham 98225
Whatcom Voice of the Animals 360-650-0556

Whatcom County - Bellingham 98226
Whatcom Humane Society 360-733-2080

Whatcom County - Bellingham, WA 98227
Alternative Humane Society 360-671-7445

Skagit County - Burlington 98233
SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) 360-336-5388

Skagit County - Burlington 98233
Humane Society of Skagit Valley 360-757-0445

Island County - Coupeville 98239
WAIF 360-678-5816

Island County - Langley 98260
Oasis for Animals 360-321-4142

Snohomish County - Sultan 98294
Pasado's Safe Haven Spay Station 360-793-9393

Pierce County - Gig Harbor 98335
Peninsula Spay/Neuter Project 253-884-1543

Columbia County - Kennewick, WA 99336
Basin Animal Rescue & Protection Agency 509-396-2794

Kitsap County - Bremerton, WA 98337
Animal Rescue Families 360-698-6576

Clallum County - Port Angeles, WA 98363
Clallum County Humane Society 360-457-8206

Clallam County - Sequim 98382
Peninsula Friends of Animals 360-452-0414

Pierce County - Tacoma, WA 98409
Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce 253-383-2733

Skamania County - Underwood, Washington 98651
PROD 509-538-2397

Kittitas County - Ellensburg, WA 98926
Kittitas County Friends of Animals 509-962-6628

Whitman County - Pullman 99163
Whitman County Humane Society 509-332-2246

Spokane County - Spokane, Washington 99212
Pet Savers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic 509-924-7826

Spokane County - Spokane, WA 99217
Spokane Humane Society 509-467-5235

Benton County - Kennewick, WA 99336
Benton Franklin Humane Society 509-374-4235

Benton County - Richland, WA 99352
POPP (Pet Over-Population Prevention) 509-943-4722

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