My name is Little Lowell!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in New York, New York - Little Lowell
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Little Lowell's Info...

I am already neutered, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Little Lowell's Story...
Little Lowell, as we have come to call him, had done nothing wrong but be in the hands of someone who abused the privilege of having an animal. He was found in a small kennel on a hot day on May 12, 2014 by the police, abandoned on the city street. He was so filthy that to be within ten feet of him you could smell the horrible odor from his body. His fur was all matted and urine soaked; he was terribly dehydrated. After shaving him down, we found he was starved down to skin and bones. Upon further tests, there were other issues that needed to be addressed as well. It was going to be a long recovery for this little angel.

He recovered from eye surgery. Due to a weak immune system, he had to be treated for a severe fungal infection of the skin. Little Lowell has gained more weight, and with time his hair has grown to a beautiful poof! His strength and enjoyment for life is returning. We so appreciate the donations that have come in for his care. Thank you to all! And now, he is ready to find a new home and family that will love him and take care of him the way he deserves.

For Little Lowell's complete story, with photos, please visit

We really appreciate your wanting to give a shelter animal a home. The Humane Society of New York was founded in 1904. The Vladimir Horowitz/Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Adoption Center 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 pet, please email You can give as much or as little as you like. Your donation is tax deductible. Thank you!

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

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 Little Lowell

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Little Lowell, 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.