My name is Oliver!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - Oliver
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Paws In The City

Facts about Oliver

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10651167-paws in the city

Meet Oliver. Oliver is a 3 year old Shi Tzu/Terrier mix looking for his forever home. While he had a rough start in life, Oliver has an amazingly friendly demeanor and loves to be around people and other dogs. He must have been traumatized by children in the middle school range because he is very scared of them and will bark at them. So, he would do best in a home with adults. But he does love other dogs and adults. He had to be shaved when we first took him in due to matting in his hair but his hair is growing out and it's oh so soft. Hobbies include sitting on laps, belly rubs, car rides, walking on his hind legs, and sleeping in his kennel. Oliver will be a great companion dog for someone who wants the best of both worlds, a dog that can be active at the park, but also likes to be lazy all day with his family when he can. . Oliver weighs a healthy 18lbs, is fully vetted, neutered, and recently groomed. Oliver is crate trained, does great in the car, is leash trained, and loves to go on walks. Text or call 214-263-2100 for more info or put in a app at

For adoption information or to complete an application, please go to:

References and a home visit are required for all adoptions.    

About Paws In The City

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws In The City® is committed to supporting the City of Dallas Animal Shelter by hosting off-site adoptions for the dogs and spay/neuter education and fundraising through specific outreach programs.

Paws In The City is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization committed to ending overpopulation, abuse and neglect of Dallas dogs and cats . We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff.

Paws In The City is committed to the following goals:

 Rescuing homeless dogs and cats from the City of Dallas animal shelters by sponsoring off-site adoptions to find these abandoned animals terrific, loving homes…often many of these wonderful pets are days away from being euthanized simply because there are not enough homes... a tragedy we are determined to end;

 Providing a comforting and positive environment for adoptions;

 Providing medical care to neglected, abused, and injured animals through our outreach efforts;

 Educating the public on responsible pet ownership; and

 Supporting spay and neuter programs…the simple, common sense solution to ending the number of unwanted dogs and cats on our streets and in our city shelters.

Why we do it

Nationwide Stats:
12 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States.
That is 1 million a month
1,388 animals an hour
70,000 - The number of kittens and puppies born in the US each day.
10,000 - The number of people born in the US each day.

Local Stats:

In 2004, the city of Dallas impounded 28,686 dogs and cats.
25,699 were killed by lethal injection.
Less than 2000 were adopted or re-claimed by owners.
200,000 - Estimated cats and dogs killed each year in animal shelters in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, and Dallas alone.

Come Meet Our Pets...

See our website for adopt-a-pet locations and times on Saturdays.

Otherwise, once we receive your application we can make arrangements for you to meet the animal. Usually, the foster parent will bring the animal to your home.

Our Adoption Process...

Requirements to Adopt a Dog in Foster Care: Before adopting, we require an approved pre-adoption application, an interview, a home check, a signed adoption contract and an adoption fee (dogs=$200 / puppies=$250 / cats=$125) to cover the animal’s health-related expenses and boarding while in our care. All of our animals are spayed or neutered, are current on shots, tested and de-wormed.

Go to our website for our pre-adoption application, and click on Adopt a Dog or Adopt a Cat for the pre-adoption application (in PDF format). Please print and complete the application and then email or fax it to the following address:

972 421 1697 Or

Once we receive your pre-adoption application, we will contact you for a phone interview and continue the adoption process from there. Feel free to contact us by email if you would like more information on any animal.