My name is Carter!

Maltese/Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Carter
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Carter's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Carter's Story...
Hiya there, I’m Carter! I’m a sweet boy, and am a maltese/shih tzu puppy. As you might be able to tell from my picture, I’m a happy camper – with lots of playful energy. I love to tussle with toys, play with kids and other dogs, and anybody who will give me a little attention. Life is pretty good since I’ve been taken in by my friends at NBS Animal Rescue.

Before I met them, my owner’s left me outside on a tie-out – which was no fun. All I really wanted was a family to love, and a lap to hop on. I really like belly rubs, ear scratches, going for walks and just doing doggy fun stuff with humans! Now, the folks at NBS Animal Rescue said that they are going to help me find a home, and a family of my own that will let me live and love life with them! Oh boy, I can’t WAIT to live life where it is warm, cozy and loving people are there to care for me. As soon as you take the time to get to know me, I’ll follow you everywhere. I’m also doing just awesome with potty training and learning basic commands. I’m happy to be where ever you are, especially if you like to nuzzle up and snuggle. It is getting pretty chilly out, I can definitely warm your lap and your heart!

Do you think it could be with you? If you are looking for a spunky fella to brighten your life – will you please fill out an application at

If I'm not the guy for you, please consider sharing my picture. It could help me get connected to my furever home! Thanks everyone!

My adoption fee is $250.00 and includes DHPP vaccine, bordatella vaccine, De-worming, spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine, heartworm test, heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, microchip insertion, bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, leash and collar and one week's worth of food.

If you think that I might be the perfect addition to your family, please contact the awesome volunteers at N.B.S. Animal Rescue at for any additional information or answers to any questions you might have.

You can fill out a simple online adoption application at and we will start processing your application right away! We do require that persons interested in meeting me apply online and be approved as an adopter first so please visit our website and submit your application today!

Our adoption process requires that any pet in your household be current on it's vaccinations and heartworm preventative as well as spayed/neutered unless there is a documented medical reason on file with your veterinarian. Dogs must be current on DHLPP, Rabies, and Heartworm Preventative, cats must be current on Distemper, Rabies, and Heartworm Preventative at the time of application.

While I hope that you have fallen in love with me and will fill out an adoption application right away, I understand if I might not be the perfect pup for your family. Would you please help me by sharing my picture and information on your Facebook page, or e-mail to your friends and family members? I'm a great pup and I really deserve a loving family to give all of my love and puppy kisses to! Thank-you for your help!

Facts about Carter

  • Breed: Maltese/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at NBS Animal Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Carter, a Troy Maltese/Shih Tzu dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese/Shih Tzu for sale in Troy, or seeking a Maltese/Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Troy breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Maltese/Shih Tzu breeders who help with Maltese/Shih Tzu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.