My name is MICKEYpending!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - MICKEYpending
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MICKEYpending's Story...
In addition to the following profile for this dog, please first read the Adoption Information at to understand the process, requirements and timeline for adoption. An adoption application can also be found in the Adoption Info section. If, after reading that information, you have any questions, please submit your question via e-mail and it will be answered. Please do not request a phone call. A personal phone call will only be made when an adoption application has been submitted and the foster parent wishes to consider the application. Thank you!

Mickey is a very handsome, pleasant, mature 19-pound Shih Tzu-mix. He's about 8 or 9 years old and has a beautiful white, tan and grey coat. It is believed that Mickey was loved and cared for in his early years, but later on he experienced neglect and instability. Despite having some hard times, Mickey has remained a sweet, mellow little guy, who is a delightful, gentle companion.

Mickey’s foster parents sometimes refer to him as “Admiral”, due to proper behavior, alertness, impressive posture, good deportment, and calm demeanor. He interacts well with people, older children and other dogs. If his foster parents go into another room, Mickey will find them and rest nearby.

Mickey’s greatest attribute is that he is a wonderful companion, and is happiest and most content if he can just be with you. While he is not a lapdog, he does always want to know where you are and be there with you, content to lie nearby. He seldom barks, likes to go on daily walks, and enjoys being outside. He especially likes to look out the window and is interested in watching the world go by. Mickey is a very dignified dog, is house broken, rides well in the car, and has wonderful house manners. He doesn’t ask for much, but he eats with gusto and will roll on his back and signal for belly rubs.

His foster parents are looking for an adoptive home that might that wants a laid back, obedient, alert dog, and where Mickey will not alone for more than 5 or 6 hours. Would also like his adoptive family to live within 30 miles of the Twin Cities.

Mickey has Cushing's disease (a hormonal disorder), which is successfully managed by a daily capsule which costs about $59.00 per month. He will need this medication for the rest of his life. He is otherwise very healthy and is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. His adoption fee is $120.00 plus $8.73 sales tax for a total of $128.73.

To meet Mickey, please complete an adoption application. Or you can also see him and the other dogs available for adoption from Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota by visiting with us from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Minnetonka Petco near Ridgedale the last Saturday of every month.

Facts about MICKEYpending

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

MICKEYpending, a Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Eden Prairie.

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