My name is Scooby!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Pataskala, Ohio - Scooby
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Charlie's Wish Animal Rescue

Facts about Scooby

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Scooby had the kind of life that only one out of 12 dogs have: one owner from his purchase (he is a breeder boy, sadly) for fourteen years. Then his owner passed, and dear Scoobs found himself being signed over to the dog shelter. By that time, a mass on his side which had grown to the size of a child’s football, combined with his being a little older, disqualified him to be an adoption floor candidate and poor, scared, grieving Scooby ended up on the euthanasia list. Lucky for him, Charlie’s Wish swooped in just in the knick of time with a foster family who loves seniors and shih tzus.

About that: his paperwork lists him as a shih tzu and he may indeed be a larger shih tzu, but some people think that the person who surrendered him didn’t know and that he might be a lhasa apso. The rest of the form was very specific about his habits and history, so it’s more likely he is a full-breed shih tzu—or whatever a breeder would claim is one. In either case, Scooby is a wonderful dog. He loves walks, gets along well with his foster siblings, (two labs and a basset hound) and is kind to his numerous feline friends.

Because of his adorable ways, he is already beloved by his foster family who thanks you for checking him out and all rescue animals. When you adopt instead of shop you save at least two lives and help put an end to an industry that creates more animals like Scooby that that often end up abandoned.

He has just endured a major surgery to remove the mass and Is recovering nicely. What this boy would love more than anything is to have a home to enjoy his golden years. As a small breed, fourteen is not that old. With proper care and love, Scooby could enjoy some quality time with a good home. He’s housebroken, easy-going, playful, active and adaptable. He loves long walks and sunsets. (Okay, he definitely loves the walks.)

Like most shih tzus, he has high self-esteem and strong opinions, but is also loyal and loving. When he was pulled out of the shelter and took his first car ride since being surrendered, he looked around and whimpered as he tried to figure out which way was home and how he might get there again. Come and meet him and show him the way. You’ll both be happier for it.

Scooby's adoption fee is $175.

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About Charlie's Wish Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

This rescue is created in the name of our beloved boy Charlie. We want to help dogs out of harm's ways. Charlie was abused and abandoned by his previous owner. He passed away in 2014. Charlie inspired us to start this rescue to save dogs in unfortunate situations and provide them a better life that they all deserve. Our missing is "out of harm's way, one dog at a time."

We are 501(c)3 approved non-profit organization. Your donations are tax deductible.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our dogs are at our kennel facility in Pataskala, OH. Please contact us to make an appointment to meet with our dogs.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee is between $150-$200. Please submit your adoption application at We will do background check and contact your vet office (if applicable) and your personal reference. We will also do home visit prior to have our dog adopted out. All dogs will be neutered/spayed before the applicant sign the adoption contract. Otherwise, the adopter will sign the foster-to-adopt contract with a deposit till the dog is spayed/neutered. Then we will finalize the adoption with the proof of surgery.