My name is SAMANTHA**1 YR & 9LBS!!!

Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon Mix Dog for adoption in Mentor, Ohio - SAMANTHA**1 YR & 9LBS!!
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SAMANTHA**1 YR & 9LBS!!'s Story...

LOCATION OF FOSTER: WARREN,OH. You MUST be willing to travel to WARREN,OH within 72 hours if your application is approved. We do NOT ship/hold/transport dogs.

HOW TO ADOPT: To adopt one of our animals we REQUIRE an adoption application be completed on our website at:

The first step to adopt a dog is to complete the application to ensure you are a fit for the dog you are interested in. Your answers on the application will help us find the best fit for you and also for the dog. The application is at: WWW.CTHAR.ORG


VETTING INCLUDED IN FEE: microchip, spay, rabies, dhlpp, heartworm test, heartworm and flea prevention applied while in rescue

MORE INFO ABOUT ME: Hey folks, Sami here. I wanted to tell you a little more about myself to help be sure I am a good fit for your home. Please read through ALLLL the info in this bio before applying. If after you read everything, if I am honestly a good fit for you, please complete the application. Please though, I have already been homeless once in my young life, so do not just apply based on my cute face...because lets face it, I am pretty darn cute if I do say so myself. Looks fade, and behavior and temperament are very important. As cute as I am, I do have a few demands for my new home, and this rescue is going to make sure that they get it perfect for me...after all it is a lifetime commitment for us both. There are a whole lotta dogs looking for homes so if I am not the right fit, do not be discouraged, read the bios of some other pups that need you that will suit your home. First off, I am only about a year old and 9 pounds so take that into consideration to be sure you have the time to let me out according to my size. Small dogs have small bladders :) Okay so here is how it is going to be...I am going to tell you right off that I am currently living with another dog in my foster home who is not a very invasive guy. He and I get along very well because he is not an in your face guy who wants to be on the lap when I am on there etc. You see, I realllly prefer not to share a lap. Do not get me wrong, I am not an aggressive dog, just a bit of a Diva if you will. For this reason if you are not dog savy and if your current dog does not like to have another dog take over mom/dad's lap and then be a bit grouchy about it, you really need to think about if you are up for the challenge of working on this issue with me. Obviously, it is workable due to the fact that my foster mom and dad do not put up with this behavior and they absolutely let me know that I have to share, BUT be HONEST with yourself, do you have the time and dedication to work through this issue? Because my next home will be my last home no matter what this rescue is going to see to that. As for my foster brother and I, my foster mom and dad are structured and my foster brother is not invasive, so I actually seek out his company and enjoy him, but again, this is a whole lotta work and a whole lotta structure that will need to be your job ongoing and consistently. If you have another dog babying me and allowing me to guard laps etc, is not going to be good for me, you, your family, or your other dog. Ideally, I would LOVE to be the only pup in your life as I sure love to cuddle with you. Now, as for young kids, once again, if I am laying in your lap or on the bed with you, I have displayed behavior that is barking and a bit unsatisfactory in the beginning and therefore, it will be best if I live in a home with children over the age of 12, who can understand that I can be fearful in the beginning and that I definitely need work with new people and more socializing. Again, after I get comfortable and with a confident and dedicated owner, I actually do very well and realize I have nothing to fear in my home! I actually do great with my foster mom and dad's help, but seeing as how I will be going to a new home with new people and starting all over, I will definitely need an owner who will be willing to work with me getting me socialized and comfortable in my new home and with new visitors. It is all fear based, I am not aggressive! However, if you do not do a proper introduction, and corner me, etc. I get very fearful. As for my behavior, my potty on a structured schedule has been very good! Once again, my foster mom did have to work with me and get me on her schedule, acclimated to her door, her yard, her schedule, and most importantly, she is careful about preventing accidents, by using the crate, and watching me and ensuring I actually go potty while I am outside, etc. You can certainly expect accidents in the beginning until I get to know you and you get to know me and my habits, but if you remain structured, and also steadfast in preventing potty accidents, this is something we should not have any issues with. I have now discovered toys! I absolutely LOVE them! I do of course like to hoard them in my bed lol. I do love to carry them around and put them in my bed and my crate! Traveling, well so far I am a good traveler, and I am quite nosey and enjoy checking new things out. Once again, it will definitely be a great thing for me to get out and about and socialized in a proper way with an owner who will be confident and patient with me. I would benefit highly from group classes with other dogs and people to bring out the happy happy personality that my foster mom and dad have come to see daily! In fact, with their patience, dedication, socialization, and rules....I have become quite a WONDERFUL dog. Walking, I really enjoy going for walks on my harness. Since I am only 9 pounds, I require a harness NOT a collar for walking. Little dogs are very very susceptible to collapsing tracheas and it is very dangerous to put pressure on my little tiny trachea using a collar when going for my walks so please do a little homework on this and make sure that you buy a proper fitting harness for me for our outings! Truly, if you have the time and patience to invest in me you will see that I am a loving, sweet, happy little girl, who is learning that I need and want to have an owner who is confident, loving, patient, and active! After not forget I am only a year old so I really do love my exercise and socialization once I feel safe! If after reading this, you feel you have the time and patience and let's be honest here too....structure. I NEED and love and thrive in structure, then I really do hope that you can go and fill out the application and we can get started with my transition to my new loving permanent home!!! xoxoxo Sami again the application is at UPDATE from foster mom 7-17-16 Sami is doing really great and is sharing her space with her foster brother and another 4-legged house guest dog, she is joining in play and I think if she had another dog her size that was a occasional player it would be a good thing. She is easy going and listens well and enjoys her naps and has a toy she likes and I will send her "pink poodle" with her forever family. Sami also is a very good girl when we are gone and we haven't used the crate during our absence. She is doing really great and we haven't had any issues or accidents.
SAMANTHA**1 YR & 9LBS!!, Shih Tzu & Brussels Griffon Mix has been shared from Shelter Exchange.

Facts about SAMANTHA**1 YR & 9LBS!!

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 70673

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

SAMANTHA**1 YR & 9LBS!!, a Mentor Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon for sale in Mentor, or seeking a Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon dog from a breeder in Mentor.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Mentor 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 Mentor 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/Brussels Griffon breeders who help with Shih Tzu/Brussels Griffon rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Mentor paves the way for another one to be saved.