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My name is Rodger!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Westport, Connecticut - Rodger
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Rodger's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Rodger's Story...
Rodger, a golden grizzle male Shih Tzu just a little over a year old, born 12/17/13, was recently released from a puppy mill. He was shaved completely down to his skin when we got him, so his coat must have been in pretty sad shape. But the good news is, it will grow back and he will have that gorgeous silky Shih Tzu coat again. Rodger has been neutered, is up to date on vaccinations including bordatella for kennel cough, tested negative for heartworms and had a dental cleaning/treatment. This little fella weighs 10 pounds. He is a little on the shy side right now, but quite loving and he is definitely ready to start living the good life and melting hearts in the true Shih Tzu fashion. If you would like to adopt Rodger, the first step in the adoption process is to fill out an online adoption application. You can find a copy of that application here. We sometimes receive a lot of interest on an animal and can't always reply to each email in a timely manner. An application does not obligate you to adopt from us, but it does show that you are serious about the adoption process. Please remember we are all volunteers.

After you submit your application please allow a few days for a volunteer to review your application. During this time your vet reference will be checked and a volunteer with determine if it is the best match for you and the animal. Applications are not approved on a first come, first serve basis. We match up the best home for the animal, so even if the pet has other applications, this does not mean he/she will be adopted to that home.

Once your application has been approved a volunteer with contact you to set up a phone interview. This is the perfect time for you to ask any questions you have about the adoption process and the animal you are interested in.

Facts about Rodger

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rodger, a Westport 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 Westport, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Westport.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Westport 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 Westport 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 Westport paves the way for another one to be saved.