*Please note that only considered individuals will be contacted. Name: Buster Age: 5-6 years Breed: Shih Tzu Weight: 20 pounds This adorable little guy is Buster. He was taken into care from an abandoned home situation where he was kept primarily outdoors. Learning to live inside the house has been an adjustment, but he has adjusted quickly! For example, at first Buster drank water from a bowl with no problem, but he was afraid to eat from anywhere but the ground. He has now graduated to eat his meals on a plate. Buster had some dental problems when he first arrived and they ended up pulling 5 teeth out of him. He has healed well from that surgery and has no problem eating his kibble or tougher treats. Buster is house-trained, but the only quirk about him is that he must be off-leash to poop! For this reason, a fully fenced yard is a must for his permanent home. Before neutering him, he was prone to branding inside the house. Since his surgery, there have been no signs of this behavior. Buster has learned to walk on a leash and is very excited to be outside meeting other dogs and humans. He loves the dog park, he is great with kids of all ages and gets along with dogs of all sizes, ages, and breeds. He has not been tested with cats. He is a quiet little guy in the house and is happiest snuggling next to his humans and being petted. Buster suffers from separation anxiety, but is well caged as long as he has a furry friend around him, so he will need his forever home to have another dog to be his friend.
Buster is an affectionate and sweet-natured little guy who would make a welcome addition to any home. Buster is fully vetted and neutered Adoption Fee: $450 Apply: otowndogrescue.com/adoptions/adoption-application/
Shih Tzu Rescue, Inc. – Florida
Shih Tzu Rescue, Inc., also known as Shih Tzu and Lap Dog Rescue, Inc., has been rescuing Shih Tzus and other small breeds since 1995. Most of the dogs in their care are voluntarily given up by previous owners.
All Shih Tzus available for adoption are spayed/neutered, have been tested for heartworms and parasites, and have received regular vet checkups. They are placed in foster homes or the rescue pound until they are adopted.
Shih Tzus are long-lived
The average lifespan of Shih Tzus is between 10 and 16 years, with most living up to 13 years of age. But the oldest known Shih Tzu lived to be 23 years old. The Shih Tzu’s long lifespan is part of the reason they end up in a rescue. They tend to outlive their older owners.
If you are looking for a small, low-shed breed of dog to rescue, you can check out our posts on Mini Goldendoodle Rescue, Cavapoo Rescue, Cockapoo Rescue, Poodle Rescue, and Maltipoo Rescue.