My name is Phoebe!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Freeport, New York - Phoebe

I found a new home!
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Phoebe's Info...

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

Phoebe's Story...
These sweet female, imperial shih tzus are 5 yrs young:). They came from a backyard breeder who surrendered them as they cannot breed anymore. These tiny rescues are adorable, they are sweet but a bit shy. They will wiggle away from you but wagging tails all the way. They need to be part of a family and go for walks and enjoy life as any cute little fluffy dog deserves. These sweeties like other small dogs but run from the larger dogs. They basically just wiggle all the time.

Please submit an adoption questionnaire from our website,, to start the adoption process. One of our adoption counselors will email or call you back to answer any of your questions and set up a meet and greet your fur-ever friend!


To adopt a pet, Ruff House Rescue requires:

1. Application (on our website: - you must be 18 years or older and the homeowner or renter of the home to apply
2. reference check (personal and vet)
3. phone interview
4. home pictures and visit
5. meet and greet
6. tax deductible adoption fee

Adopters outside of NY must be able to travel for meet and greets and adoptions

The adoption process can take from 1 day to 1 week, provided the pet is spayed or neutered and ready to go to his or her new home.

Please do not apply to adopt unless:
1. You have considered the responsibilities of adopting a new pet; a pet can be a 15-20 year commitment
2. You are committed to the success of the adoption (this means hours available to care for and train your new family member)
3. You are prepared for the financial obligations of a new family member, including: feeding, vetting, training, and general care
4. Everyone in the household is happy and ready to take in a new pet

You can contact Ruff House Rescue via email 24/7, and expect a response usually within 24 hours or less:

Facts about Phoebe

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Ruff House Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Phoebe, a Freeport 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 Freeport, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Freeport.

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