My name is Tanner-ADOPTION PENDING!

Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Boulder, Colorado - Tanner-ADOPTION PENDING
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.


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

Tanner-ADOPTION PENDING's Story...
Poor Tanner came into a high-kill Kansas shelter so matted that it was difficult for him to be his sweet and engaging self. Tanner had been rescued from a cruelty situation in Kansas (along with his sister Pepper) where his treatment was unspeakable. It fulfilled the horror of all the stories we've ever heard about backyard breeding with disregard that these are living and feeling beings. The most amazing part of all is that Tanner (as well as Pepper) show no signs of the depression and fear of a typical puppy mill dog. He's happy, very friendly and shows his love for humans and other dogs with very appropriate and sweet behavior. Somewhere along the line, Tanner must have had love and respect. He has surprisingly well- developed socialization skills and no defensive behavior has been noted.

So this waggy and wonderful Lhasa...with what we believe is a bit of ShihTzu in just waiting to be the most devoted best friend ever. Tanner is also very beautiful. It's very difficult... since he got the shaving of a lifetime (right down to the skin)... to see the gorgeous golds and silvers that run through Tanner's non-shedding coat. With regular baths, grooming and great nutrition, the stunning, flowing Lhasa coat will emerge. Tanner seems very happy with this new haircut...he's suddenly free to run and engage with those around him without any matts hindering his movements..

We picture Tanner in a very loving and committed adult home. We would love a retired couple (or individual) who are at home to provide Tanner with the walks, mental stimulation and hugs on the couch that he (like all dogs) so longs for. Tanner also could do well with older kids (12+) who are gentle yet playful with this very engaging guy. It's not that Tanner can't be with younger's just that their energy and sometimes rough handling of a dog wouldn't work for him on a full-time basis.

Tanner doesn't require tons of exercise but would enjoy walks along paths or trails where he can socialize and breath in the Colorado air. Since this 3-year old, 19 lb guy is still young and inquisitive (such a perfect age...old enough to have left behind babyish behavior and young enough to be open, energetic and filled with fun and love), he would be overjoyed with being out and about frequently with his people. Tanner becomes very devoted and loving with his family...he's also so portable that it's easy to bring him along to any destination. He's always so pleasant and entertaining and very fun to be with. We have heard Tanner appropriately called a Lap Dog Extraordinaire!

Tanner will arrive on transport in Denver on Tuesday 6/2/15.. If interested in this sweet and devoted best friend, please fill out an application at and submit to

Facts about Tanner-ADOPTION PENDING

  • Breed: Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Farfel's Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tanner-ADOPTION PENDING, a Boulder Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu for sale in Boulder, or seeking a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Boulder.

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