My name is Mikey!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Benton, Louisiana - Mikey
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Ninna's Road to Rescue

Facts about Mikey

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10511503

FOR ADOPTION! (SPECIAL-NEEDS) Note: Only those with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.

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Mikey (male) special-needs/ dry eye
Intake date: 8/29/16
Shih Tzu
7 years old
10.14 pounds
Adoption fee: $170, which includes microchip and enrollment fee

Good with other dogs: yes
Cats: yes

Vetting: altered (spayed/neutered), UTD on shots, heartworm negative, fecal negative, dental performed, Nexgard (for fleas and ticks)

Health issues: 1. flea allergy (will lose hair if not protected from fleas) 2. dry eyes (Mikey has chronic dry eye... which has gone untreated probably his entire life, causing some sight impairment. Basically he has trouble seeing in a poorly lighted area. Other than that, he sees fine. He must have at artificial tears AT LEAST twice a day, if not more, to keep his eyes moist to avoid further damage. He will need this the rest of his life. He takes them eye medicine easily.)

Temperament: Sweet, happy, can be playful or lap dog

Intake reason: Mikey came to us with Prince (his father, who has since been adopted)... when their owner passed away. Their owner got Mikey from a breeder as a puppy in 2009. Thereafter, the breeder asked if she wanted Mikey’s father, Prince, and she then took him in. Mikey came to us with fleas and missing hair. Now that the fleas are gone, his hair has grown back. The vet noticed quickly that he had trouble seeing and diagnosed him with untreated dry eyes. Chronic dry eyes, if left untreated, will cause blindness due to the film that builds up over the eye. It’s similar to wearing extremely dark sunglasses. Mikey has some sight impairment in poorly lighted areas. We treat him with artificial tears several times a day and we actually think he knows they make his eyes feel better because he allows us to medicate him without incident. Artificial tears are inexpensive and you can buy them at any department store. He’s a sweet little dog and we all adore him and want to make sure he goes to a home where his needs will be addressed for the rest of his life. We welcome adopters who have had experience with a dog with dry eyes because they will understand the importance of treating him and keeping his eyes moist. Contact your vet before applying if you have any concerns or questions about living with a pet with chronic dry eyes. This little guy is amazing and so PRECIOUS!


*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever! We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family! We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing. There is no exception to this rule!

*NO SMALL CHILDREN!! As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended. Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children. Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents.

*We do not guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained. While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night. Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home. Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency.

*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome. Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.

*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply. If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty. That’s our guarantee.

Other notes: This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La. We are 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes. To apply to be approved to adopt, please e-mail for an adoption application.

Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal. We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application. The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered. We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.

Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have).


About Ninna's Road to Rescue

About Our Shelter...

Ninna’s Road to Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and re-home small breed dogs, to include senior dogs and dogs in kill-shelters; to provide assistance to pet owners needing to re-home their pet via our Adoption Assistance Program; and to provide responsible pet ownership education.

We also work closely with Bossier City Animal Control and with a team of volunteers visit several times a week to take pictures to network the animals at the shelter on the Friends of BCAC Facebook page. Visit www.Facebook/

Donate to Our Shelter...

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Visiting our facility is by appointment only once an adopter has been approved to adopt. Appointments can be made 11-4pm every day.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fees vary.

E-mail for adoption application.