My name is BUCKY!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - BUCKY
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Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

Facts about BUCKY

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
In addition to the following profile for this dog, please first read the Adoption Information at to understand the process, requirements and timeline for adoption. An adoption application can also be found in the Adoption Info section. If, after reading that information, you have any questions, please submit your question via e-mail and it will be answered. Please do not request a phone call. A personal phone call will only be made when an adoption application has been submitted and the foster parent wishes to consider the application. Thank you!

Bucky has settled into his foster home beautifully. He is a dog that adapts well. He is reliably housetrained and is a wonderfully friendly, calm and very cuddly dog. He eats well and enjoys taking lots of naps, but then so do many humans! He loves to stretch out on the living room floor or couch and snooze. His foster mom looks at his nap time as a way to get her house work and projects done around the house! Bucky also likes sitting in the park or outside, looking around for someone to greet. All of his foster mom’s neighbors already love him and agree with her at how cute his is. He has met lots of neighborhood dogs in this manner, and they all seem to get along. Bucky wags and wags his tail around other dogs. He happily goes on walks nearby, although not very fast or long. Walking is great exercise for him so he remains at a svelte 15 pounds. It is also good socialization and mental stimulation for a senior dog.
Bucky had his teeth cleaned and he has almost a full set that sparkle beautifully for his 13 years of age! His health is very good and we expect he will be with his new owner for several more years. If you love the “Young At Heart” dogs: dogs that are gentle, calm, and love to be with you, Bucky is one of the best. The enjoyment he can give and the smiles he can add to your life can not be measured.

Bucky is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. His adoption fee is $50.00 plus sales tax of $3.64, for a total of $53.64. His foster mom would like his adopters to live within 50 miles of the Twin Cities and also agree to attend the Shih Tzu rescue reunion held each year in September.

To meet Bucky, please complete an adoption application. Or you can also see him and the other dogs available for adoption from Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota by visiting with us from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Minnetonka Petco near Ridgedale the last Saturday of every month

About Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

About Our Rescue Group...

Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota (STRMN) is an all volunteer organization with a mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Re-Home Shih Tzus and Shih Tzu mixes who are in need of loving homes. We believe every dog should have a second chance, and should be treated as a living creature with respect, dignity and compassion. While our volunteers are located in Minnesota, we are committed to rescuing Shih Tzus from other states as well. As long as we have an available foster home, we will rescue and care for another Shih Tzu. STRMN is a 501c3 charitable, non profit organization. All donations to STRMN are tax deductable and 100% of donations go toward the care and comfort of our rescued dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

You may make a tax deductable donation to STRMN at P.O. Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or through our secure Paypal account. (You do not have to have a Paypal account to make a donation.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet and Greet
our Available Dogs
Minnetonka Petco
The Last Saturday
of every Month
10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Our Adoption Process...

The first part of the adoption process is to submit an APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION online at

Once you have completed and submitted the application, it will be reviewed by an application committee who will decide if it is an appropriate application for one of our Shih Tzus or for a particular dog in which you are interested.

The application gives us an idea of your living situation, your family, your lifestyle, and what you are really looking for in a companion. As everyone knows, the requirements and expectations for dogs all vary, and like humans, each one has its own character and personality. With regards to dogs, some are mellow and just need a place where they can be a companion to people and relax and live out their lives. Others are more active or like the companionship of another dog. But they all need to be in homes where they are understood and loved unconditionally.

After reviewing the adoption application, an adoption coordinator will call for a phone interview to chat further about the dog and you. Upon completion of the phone interview we check your references to make sure that you are, in fact, who you represent yourself to be as both a person and prospective dog parent.

The next step is to verify your living situation. Once again, all dogs have different requirements, an example being that some dogs really need to go to homes where a fenced yard is available, whereas others are fine without a fenced yard. We also need to make sure that you are the owner of the home that you reside in, and if you are not, then we need to get consent from your landlord that the dog you are looking to adopt will be allowed in your home.

Finally, we will do a visit to your home, where all family members must be present, and you will get to meet the dog you are considering. Hopefully the visit will tell us that this is the match we hope it will be! At that point, if it is true love, then you may welcome your fantastic new Shih Tzu into your home for the beginning of what we are certain will be a wonderful, loving forever relationship. Please understand that it is the decision of the foster parent as to whether the family, home and dog are an appropriate match.

We require that you sign our adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee for the dog. All dogs adopted from us are fully vetted (vaccinated, heartworm tested, dewormed (if necessary), and spayed/neutered). The adoption fee is based on the age of the dog and ranges from $100 to $400.