My name is BUDDY!

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

Facts about BUDDY

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • 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!

Buddy is a sweet, 7 year old peanut that weighs only 8 pounds. He is very friendly and loves people. One of his favorite places to be is on your lap and he will ask to sit on your lap whenever the opportunity presents itself. He has a very easy going personality and is happiest when he can just be with someone. Even though he’s a mellow little guy, he enjoys the outdoors and especially likes brisk, long walks, so he is looking for a home where his new family will can take him on long, daily walks. Because he likes his people so much, he would do best in a home where someone is home for most of the day. We would also prefer that there are no young children living in the home or visiting. Buddy would be very happy to be able to sleep with his new family in their bed at night.

He came into rescue because he had bladder stones and his former family couldn’t afford to provide the surgery. He has since had surgery to remove the bladder stones, and he will need to be on a special prescription food forever, and also be tested periodically for crystals in his urine. The prescription food and tests are not expensive, but his new family must understand and commit to this aspect of his lifelong care.

Buddy is neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. His adoption fee is $220.00 plus $16.01 sales tax for a total of $236.01. His foster parents would like his adoptive home to be within 30 miles of the Twin Cities and also encourage them to attend the Shih Tzu rescue reunion held in September every year.

To meet Buddy, 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 on Saturdays September 24th, October 1st November 5th or December 3rd.

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.