My name is Buddy!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Buddy
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Buddy
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Photo 3 - Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Buddy
Photo 4 - Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Buddy

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Buddy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with kids.

Buddy's Story...
Buddy is a champion. He is a senior dog that has been through a lot, if you can't tell from his photos. He is a small Shih Tzu who came to us because he "was sick". When his "owner" realized the amount of medical attention required would exceed far beyond what they expected, they decided to leave Buddy in our care and then to find him a new home once he was all better.

The main issue he had was an eye infection that went ignored for so long that we had to remove his eye. He seemed so depressed and slept a lot after his surgery. But luckily, fast forward after weeks of R & R and Buddy is doing SO MUCH better! His spirits are up and he is a very happy boy.

He will continue to require medicine for his remaining eye (which is somewhat limited in vision) for the rest of his life. He can be startled a bit easier then most dogs, due to his lack of vision so although he is OK with other pets, he can be skittish. We are looking for someone to guide this dog, take care of him when he needs it the most, and to be his Buddy too. He will certainly return the favor.

We really appreciate your wanting to give a shelter animal a home and encourage you to search for just the right pet.

FOR APPLICATION, please visit and download then email it to, fax it to (212) 752-2803 or bring it in to the adoption center.

The Humane Society is a no-kill shelter. Our on-site clinic and staff of skilled Veterinarians looks after the health and well-being of every animal here. We offer FREE Vet care for the first 3 weeks after adoption. We also have a great adoption matchmaker who will gladly take your profile and match you or your pet with just the right cat or dog companion. Please feel free to submit your application!

If you'd like to sponsor this dog, please email You can give as much or as little as you like. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you and our furry ones say thank you.

Each and every animal here is very special to us. We are dedicated to finding each one just the right home. So for some cats and dogs, that means a much longer stay - as sometimes they are not as outgoing, pretty or have as perfect manners as they could be. And because we don't "dispose" of them for this, our cost for keeping them healthy and becoming better companions is high.

Our one and only location is:
306 East 59th Street (between 1st & 2nd Avenue) in Manhattan.
Our adoption hours are 7 days a week, 10:30AM - 4:00PM.

For additional information on the Humane Society of New York, please visit Thank you!

Facts about Buddy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in New York 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 New York 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 Shih Tzu breeders who help with Shih Tzu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in New York paves the way for another one to be saved.