My name is Robbie!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - Robbie
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I'm being cared for by:
All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about Robbie

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 6200985
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Here are some very important things you need to know about Robbie:

Breed mix:  shih-tzu (maybe mixed with some other small breed)

Color:  gray/white

Approximate age/birthdate: ~2010

Weight/size: 15-18 lbs

Housebroken:  YES

Crate trained:   YES

Personality: very timid, sweet ... special needs (see more info below)

Energy level:  mid to low

Fenced yard required?:  YES … because he is fearful of new people, a physical fence is required for his safety ... NO EXCEPTIONS

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  working on it

Obedience training/knows any commands?:  NO

Riding in vehicles:  anxious and drools          

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:   YES … he will probably be best in a home with another small dog as long as the other dog is not extremely dominant

Social with cats:  YES

Good with children: NO CHILDREN ... He’s fearful and wary of everyone.  He would stay in hiding

Adoption donation:  $100

Sweet Robbie is definitely a special needs boy. He came out of a home with far too many pets to properly care for, so he lived all his life before rescue without socialization with new people and situations.  He has not opened himself to the joys of snuggling and cuddling.  He usually listens pretty well and will do as you ask, as long as you don't need to touch him. It has been interesting to see that he handles grooming pretty well and he has one groomer that he loves.  She can do anything with him and he accepts it.

He is cute and sweet and has the most expressive eyes. His big issue is that he is not trusting of people. He is very observant ... hardly ever barks about anything ... but he does not want to be touched, picked up or held.  He is not at all aggressive, but he does require people with LOTS of patience.  A physical fence is a requirement because he is ALWAYS in 'flight' mode.  If he gets away, no one would ever be able to catch him.

Robbie is not a good choice for an inexperienced dog owner ... especially a first time dog owner.  He does require extra effort and responsibility to keep him safe.  And he is not a dog that will return any of the love you show him.  If you have a big heart, lots of patience and lots of love to give ... and you are able to take on a very special needs pup ... you might just be the right one for Robbie.

If you think Robbie might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.   Please review our adoption process at and contact us if you have questions about the process.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.


When your reference checks are completed and your application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a meet-and-greet to see if Robbie picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption contract to be signed and a requested adoption donation.

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:
Step 1: Complete the appropriate Adoption Application. There are different applications for dogs and cats. You will find the form online Then click on 'Fill Out' and you will be taken directly to the form. Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get a message immediately if your application has been successfully submitted
Step 2: Members of the Adoption Committee thoroughly review completed applications and do reference checks. Please remember that adopting a pet is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pets in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-14 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for out-of-town or out-of-state adoptions.
Step 3: After reference checks are completed and your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a time for you to meet the pet that just might be the newest member of your family. We will ask that all family members be present for the meet-and-greet ... including all other family pets.

Please be aware that we generally limit adoptions to families within 75 miles of our location in Huddleston, VA. There may be exceptions made, but application processing for remote adoptions usually takes longer because we must find another rescue to help us by conducting a home visit. This is required.

**Please remember that we are an all-volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all home visits/meet-and-greets for potential adopters and fosters are done after applications are approved and by appointment only. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so the majority of our home visits are scheduled for Saturdays between 10 am and 2 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 3 pm. You can also meet adoptables at our public events noted on our website. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.
Step 4: After the home visit, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption donation, and welcoming your new family member home.

Please note that completing the online application does not obligate you to adopt a pet, nor does it guarantee that your application will be approved. AAMR reserves the right to decline any application without providing a reason. Please understand, also, that often there are multiple applications for one pet and it is the responsibility of the Committee to find the best fit for each pet.