My name is Missy!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Palatine, Illinois - Missy
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Missy's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Missy's Story...
Hi, my name is Missy and I am 7 years old. Would like a white, fluffy dog you can cuddle with? A dog that makes you laugh and that is sweet like chocolate pie? Well, that’s me! My foster Mom thinks I’m the best foster dog that she’s ever had so ssshh, don’t tell the other foster pups she’s had or they might get jealous. But shucks, I am cute so maybe it’s true. I’m so sweet natured that when you meet me you know it’s true. I get along with everyone. You would wonder why I was a stray which is why I am in a foster home. One day I got picked up by Animal Control and they took me to this place called a kill shelter – yikes! But the nice people of IAR saw my picture and honestly I didn’t look pretty because I was dirty and my hair (gasp) needed a haircut but after my visit to the vet my foster Mom took me to the doggie beauty parlor and now I look so pretty. In my foster home there are 2 other dogs and I like to play with them. They are much bigger than me and with my measly 11 lbs - I keep up. When I’m done playing I get to hang out with my foster family. I snooze on a chair or watch the Cubbies I would root for them but I fall asleep from all the playing. I am not food aggressive and I’m house trained. No need for a crate for me. I walk well on my leash and well, I’m just a great gal to have around. So you ready to meet me? We can cuddle and become BF’s. I sure wish I could have a family that would love me and take good care of me. I don’t want to be a stray again. It was scary being alone on the road. Sure hope you call my foster Mom for our date. Xoxo, Missy

Missy is located in our foster home in Arlington Heights. Please visit our website at: to view our adoption policy and fees. You can also fill out our adoption application.

Facts about Missy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Missy, a Palatine Shih Tzu dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shih Tzu for sale in Palatine, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Palatine.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Palatine already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Palatine breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shih Tzu breeders who help with Shih Tzu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Palatine paves the way for another one to be saved.