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My name is Rock(y)!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Homer Glen, Illinois - Rock(y)
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Rock(y)'s Info...

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

Rock(y)'s Story...
Rock is a very handsome male Shih Tzu with a shiny black non-shedding coat sporting a white goatee, chest flair and two white front paws. Rock was turned over to another shelter because his family was “moving” and couldn’t take Rock with them. His birth year is 2014 but we don’t know the exact date. He was born with a deformed back leg but managed to get around on the remaining three. Fortunately, Rock arrived at the Safehouse on 07/07/2016. We believe all dogs deserve a chance at a normal life and, on 07/28/2016, Rock underwent major surgery to repair his damaged leg. Weeks of pain meds and required crate rest (try to keep a 2-year-old down!!!) followed by more weeks of physical therapy and we now have a very active, running, jumping, healthy adolescent that will need obedience training to help him get his exuberance under control. Rock goes nowhere without his Kong© toy and will share it with no dog. Although Rock gets along with other dogs, he will do best as an “only dog”, in a home with older children. He is very friendly, even through all the pain of recovery examinations, he charmed everyone with his gentleness. Rock is housetrained to a point but will need time and patience to learn your household rules and routine. His future as a normal happy beloved pet has already begun; he will need no special care, only the warmth of a loving home and a very special forever family. Would you like to provide the happily ever after to Rock’s story? Rock is neutered, microchipped, current on all vaccines, heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and he has had a complete physical and dental. His adoption fee is $350.

Facts about Rock(y)

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Shih Tzu Rescue, Adoption & Education Safehouse (S.T.R.A.E.S.)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rock(y), a Homer Glen 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 Homer Glen, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Homer Glen.

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