My name is Nellie!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Nellie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Nellie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Nellie's Story...
Looking for a trio of fluffy seniors to love? Nellie is a sweet, happy girl who's so full of life and playfulness, you'd never guess that she was 13 years old! This cute senior came to us with her brothers Nestor the Pekingese & Casper the Shih Tzu when their owner's health declined and he was unable to give them the care they needed. They were very well-loved throughout their entire lives and it shows- all three dogs are extremely happy, friendly, and outgoing when meeting new people. We would love to see this sweet trio stay together- do you have room in your home for lots and lots of love? Check out her brothers here: and

Nellie was born on January 23rd, 2003 and is about 13.5 years old. She weighs just over 10lbs.


If you have questions about our dogs or adoption process, the quickest way to get more information is to call our front desk at 630-355-2299. You can also visit us online at and look under the Adoptions menu or email our adoption counselors at

The first step of the process is to stop by our shelter anytime during adoption hours to meet the animals and talk with an adoption counselor to find the pet who’s the right fit for your family. After selecting an animal to adopt, the adoption counselor can place the pet “on hold” for you for a couple of days while we process your application; we’ll talk to your references, have our medical team review the pet’s file to make sure they’ve had all their vaccines and have been microchipped, and tie up any loose ends to get the animal ready to go home. After you’ve been approved, we’ll call to schedule a time for you to pick up your new pet!

(If you currently have a dog, we would ask that you please leave them at home during your initial visit. Once you've picked out an animal and placed a hold, the adoption counselor will help you schedule an appointment to come back with your dog for an introduction at a later time).

Our shelter is located at 420 Industrial Drive in Naperville, IL, and our adoption hours are:

Monday and Wednesday: Closed
Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 3:00 pm

Thank you!

-A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter

Facts about Nellie

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Nellie, a Naperville 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 Naperville, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Naperville.

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