Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Napa, California - HOLLY AND PATCHES
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Whiskers, Tails and Ferals


  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Unknown
  • ID#: 10501242

Patches has been through a whole lot for one so young. He is blind but SHHHH!!! He doesn't know it! Silly, loving and a sweetheart. Contact Linda at for more info and an application. Video:

Our little darling is Holly. She is a best buddy to Patches. While not found with Patches or kenneled in the shelter with him they have developed quite a beautiful friendship. Holly is Patches' 'seeing eyedog!' Video:
If interested in Holly email Linda at


This is a special request for two little dogs who have grown to love and depend on one another. Please read their stories. We know there is a special home together for them...

Both were abandoned by their owners and left on the streets to die. Patches was severely neglected and Holly appears to have been abused. Patches' hair was so long he couldn't walk, he was found emaciated, covered in stickers, burrs, dirt clods and even maggots. With his eyes completely covered, he lost an eye. The eye socket even had stickers in it. Although doctors could find nothing wrong with his intact eye, he is unable to see.

Last year Holly and Patches received a Christmas gift beyond their dreams; to have a home and one filled with love. A day after Christmas both dogs were both flown from Fresno to Napa to their new (Foster) home.

When Holly got off the plane, she was so frightened she was covered in feces, urine, vomit and didn't stop shaking and whimpering for several days. Nor could she eat or drink. She was afraid of everyone. At night she would run through the house crying. In order to help her and Patches in their new environment, they slept together in a crate. Holly stopped crying and Patches didn't feel so alone in his dark world.

Patches had to adjust living in a house. He had to learn not to pee in the house and to use a doggy door. Fortunately, since Holly was his companion, he would follow her everywhere and he learned to potty outside. Over time, the two learned it was okay to play, too. The two became best buddies, helping each other adjust to their new world. A world filled with love.

Both dogs love being near their Foster mama and get along well with three of their Foster dog sisters. However, they think cats are for chasing. Although, both are loving and faithful companions, Holly is still frightened of children and some men. Therefore, she can only be placed in a home without children and cats.

Ideally, Holly and Patches will find a home where they can stay together. They will flourish in an environment with lots of love, patience, and redirection when needed. They are both inside dogs and sleep well in a crate. In fact, Holly knows when it's bedtime and when she runs to bed Patches follows. They are very, very special and are looking for a very special forever home together.

Holly is Poodle/terrier and Patches is a Shih Tzu/Llaso Apso. They both require regular grooming.

 Please email Linda at  about meeting these two.

This dog comes spayed/neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, dewormed, heartworm tested negative, and more with an adoption fee/donation to Whiskers, Tails and Ferals in Napa, CA. See more information at Adoption fees may vary depending on 'specials', age, etc.

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About Whiskers, Tails and Ferals

About Our Rescue Group...

Whiskers, Tails and Ferals is a network of volunteers and foster families caring for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens who have been abandoned, are feral, or are facing the threat of being euthanized at an animal shelter.
All dogs and cats that come into our program are spayed or neutered, are tested for either heartworm or FeLV and possibly FIV, vaccinated, wormed (as needed) and micro-chipped.
All sick animals are immediately put under the care and supervision of a Napa veterinarian and Whiskers, Tails and Ferals pays for their medications.
The cats and kittens that are not able to be tamed, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and returned to their colonies where colony guardians continue to feed and care for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Weekend adoption events are as follows:

Cat and kitten adoptions EVERY Saturday from 11:30-3:30 and every Sunday from 11:00-2:00 at the Napa Petco located at 3284 Jefferson Street, Napa, CA 94558.

Dog and puppy adoptions EVERY Saturday from 12:00-4:00 at the Napa Petco located at 3284 Jefferson Street, Napa, CA 94558.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee donations are:

$125 for cats and kittens

$250 for puppies and dogs ages 8 weeks-4 years
$200 for dogs ages 5-7 years
$100 for dogs ages 8 and older

You are required to fill out our adoption application.
You can then meet the pet at the next adoption event at Petco or possibly schedule a mid week meeting.