My name is Chewy!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Salt Lake City, Utah - Chewy
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Community Animal Welfare Society

Facts about Chewy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9952492-N2015083
Chewy is a darling 10 year old, 13 pound Shih Tzu looking for a quiet, adult family home, who will be home most of the time to give him love, care and attention.
Chewy is a quiet, sweet, very well behaved and happy little boy, with lots of tail wags.

He loves to follow and be with his foster mom where ever she is around the house, other than that, he is not real active. He likes choosing one of the comfy dog beds to snuggle in most the day.

Chewy is basically house trained, though he may have an accident first thing in the morning from sleeping if he’s not let out right away or then again right after, only if he’s not let out immediately after he’s eaten his breakfast.
He must be given the opportunity to go out often to avoid accidents throughout the day and evening to avoid any accidents. When this is done, he doesn’t have accidents.

A secure, fenced yard is a must for Chewy since he sometimes will explore or wander, and given the opportunity, will wander off if there is an escape route unsecured. He wants his foster mom to go out and be with him when he goes out to the bathroom. When he's finished, he usually will come right back in with her. He should never be left outside in the yard alone since things in the yard can irritate his eyes.

Chewy is fine with the sr. cat and other small dogs at his foster mom's who don't bother him since he is very shy. Chewy gets very excited about his special food he eats for breakfast and dinner, prances around and can hardly wait for his food bowl to be put down. Chewy has special eye drops that must be put in his eyes twice a day to continue to keep both of his eyes healthy for the rest of his life. He knows he will a special treat right after getting the eye drops, therefore he’s good about getting them. The area around his eyes must be carefully wiped with a clean, wet, warm wash cloth to keep the area clear and clean daily.

Since Chewy is a Shih Tzu, a regular 6-8 week grooming schedule is a must, and the hair kept trimmed away from his eyes regularly.

The Vet noticed that Chewy's heart has an extra beat and that his heart beats a little slower, so he should not do any strenuous or high activity.

Chewy is neutered, healthy, happy, chipped and up to date on all of his shots and is ready for his loving, forever, perfect, adult home.If you are interested in adopting a CAWS pet, please fill out an online application at

About Community Animal Welfare Society

About Our Rescue Group...

Founded in 1992 the Community Animal Welfare Society ( CAWS) is one of the oldest no-kill animal rescues in Utah. Over the last 20 years CAWS, our fosters and supporters have saved thousands of lives including over 600 last this year. As the largest foster home network in the state of Utah we focus on high risk pets in need of additional care and rehabilitation

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

CAWS does not have a conventional shelter facility - all CAWS animals waiting for adoption are in foster homes. The number of animals we can help find new homes for is closely linked to how many CAWS foster homes are available. For additional information regarding how you, too, can become a foster, please see our fostering page located on our web site!

CAWS volunteers bring cats and dogs to the PetSmart near 2100 South and 300 West in South Salt Lake on the third and fourth weekends of each month

We are also at the Sugarhouse PETCO (1165 Wilmington Ave) the first Saturday of each month.

Our Adoption Process...

Since we make a lifetime commitment to any animal that comes into our program, we only adopt out animals to people in our area..

If you are interested in adopting a CAWS cat or dog, please fill out the online application at, email or call 328-4731. For the most timely response applying online is recommended.

We respond as quickly as possible but as we are a volunteer based organization and do not have full time staff, we respond as quickly as possible.