My name is GOLDIE!

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

Facts about GOLDIE

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • 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!

If you are looking for a senior buddy who is happy to just sit next to you and keep you company, then look no further because you won't find another dog more cuddly than Goldie. He loves nothing better than snuggling up on the couch with you as you are reading a good book, watching TV, or really doing just about anything as long as it means he gets to hang out with his people and get ear rubs. He is very calm, mellow and even tempered.

Goldie came into the rescue because his owner had health issues. Goldie is a little overweight and is on low calorie food to help him lose a few pounds. He does okay on short walks but seems to have some weakness in his hind legs that prevents him from walking very long or walking up stairs. This will probably improve as he loses weight, but it would still be best if his adopters did not have a lot of stairs for him to use, and are able to carry him up the stairs. Every day his foster mom puts him in a dog stroller so he can enjoy riding with her while she takes a long walk, and then taking short breaks so he can also walk too. He is reliably house trained if he is kept on a routine schedule. He does well with older children and other pets in the house, but doesn't really want to play at all so he may not appreciate younger children or rambunctious dogs.

Goldie has some allergies and is on a prescription allergy medication to control this as well as a weekly bath with a medicated shampoo. Despite being 13 years old, Goldie is in good overall health and has good teeth so he should have many happy years left to give all the cuddles you could possibly want.

Goldie is neutered, current on vaccinations, is microchipped and on heart and flea/tick preventative. His adoption fee is $50.00 plus $3.64 for a total of $53.64. His foster mom would like his adopters to live within 45 miles of the Twin Cities and also encourage them to attend the Shih Tzu rescue reunion held in September every year.

To meet Goldie, 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 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.