If you are looking for an easy going, sweet, companion look no further than Buttons. He is a 7-year-old, 15 pound Shih Tzu who came to POMDR after his guardian passed away. He's great both at home and out in public. Kids, adults, bikes, strollers, dogs - he is friendly and appropriate with all. He loves to play with other little dogs and he might even do well with a dog savvy cat (although he will joyfully chase one that runs). His foster moms have taken him to the beach, restaurants, shopping and he has behaved like a perfect gentleman. He's crate trained and house broken. Buttons has the typical little dog issues - dry eyes and allergies. If he is appropriately medicated he is healthy and symptom free. He needs daily eye drops, allergy meds, and a limited ingredient dog food that is easily bought at most pet stores. He needs a weekly bath with a medicated shampoo. Luckily he doesn't mind being medicated and submits with great patience so treating him is easy.He walks beautifully on leash and one brisk walk a day seems to be enough exercise for him, although he can do a muddy 4 mile hike with ease. He is a nice mix of affectionate and independent. Buttons doesn't demand constant attention and can entertain himself, but he also appreciates being with his people whether it's watching TV, or following you around the house. He loves to play fetch or tug. He puts himself to bed and sleeps through the night in his crate, but would much rather sleep beside you on the bed. Low key and adorable, Buttons is going to make some lucky person very, very, happy.