My name is Gruff ADOPTED!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Akron, Ohio - Gruff ADOPTED
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WolfSpirit's Toy Breed Puppymill Rescue

Facts about Gruff ADOPTED

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10641365-D160013
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

All dogs are altered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm tested/started on prevention prior to being adopted.    If you are contacting us petfinder  please use our email and not the 'AskAbout ' button above provided by petfinder.  Our mail server does not support it so we can not reply to your inquiries


Gruffs' family moved out and left him. His guardian angel took him in and into the vets since his little bum was so matted he could not poop.  He was pretty matted and they cleaned him up some but we ended up cutting more hair to make him more comfortable.   

  While he was crated in isolation he barked when he had to go outside.   Now he goes to the door but doesn't bark so we have to keep an eye on him to watch for his signals.   Gruff has a deep bark for a little guy.  He is still learning the routine in his foster home but still seems to be searching for something.    He is good with other animals in his foster home and good with kids. He walks really well on a leash and does great in the car.   

Gruff has a grade 3 out of 6 heart murmur so started on 1.25mg vetmedin  twice a day to slow down the progression of heart disease.   His teeth weren't too bad when he had his dental.  He only lost 1 tooth.   He does have one eye that is smaller than the other.  Phthisis bulbi of the left eye.  Which means it is sunken and he can not see out of it.  It could have been from an old eye injury not taken care of or something he was born with.   It is not painful but he does get a little discharge around it so we just wipe with a clean wet cloth.    
Gruff is as sweet as can be and would like his own person to spoil him.

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About WolfSpirit's Toy Breed Puppymill Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small not for profit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and re-homing toy breed dogs.
We accept mostly Chihuahua's, Pomeranians, Miniature Schnauzers, Brussels Griffons, Chinese Cresteds, Papillons and Yorkies,( but not limited to these breeds).
We take in the old, the special needs and the young.

They include retired breeders, kennel close outs, and sometimes puppies, that, for some reason were returned or rejected by pet stores.

Although our main focus is helping any ex breeder in need, we also pull from kill shelters and when we have the foster space available will help with owner surrenders.

We consist of families and individuals who foster in our homes since we do not have a physical shelter. We do not receive any government funding nor outside fundraisers. We rely entirely on donations and our own fundraisers to support our efforts. Without our caring and dedicated volunteers and foster homes we would not be able to help these little survivors out of the mills and offer them a chance at a normal life. There are no salaries here for what we do. We get paid with sloppy kisses and a warm body to snuggle up with while they are with us.

Our Adoption Process...

We have an online adoption application for those interested in adopting. We check vet and personal references. Approved adopters must sign an adoption contract. Our adoption donations vary according to each dog. These depend on the expenses that we incur for that particular dog.