My name is Duke - bonded pair with Missy!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in St. Cloud, Minnesota - Duke - bonded pair with Missy
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Grey Face Rescue

Facts about Duke - bonded pair with Missy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10668734

Meet Duke! He doesn't go anywhere without his big sister, Missy. They are a package deal, and you're in luck because this duo couldn't be sweeter. Missy has a playful spirit, loves walks and hanging out outside. Duke may be a bit more of a curmudgeon who takes some time to warm up, but when he does, he is all about the cuddles and he won't be shy to grab the spot next to you on the chair or couch! These cutie-patooties have lived with big and small dogs, and do fine. Duke has some alpha tendencies with other males, so a submissive mate or a house with a small female would be a-ok. They've also lived with a cat – Missy ignores the cat, while Duke focuses on him a little too much at times. We recommend a no cat home or one that’s dog savvy and will welcome slow intros.

(**See Missy's profile for more information about her)

  • Age: 8 yo/neutered

  • Weight: 23 lbs.

  • People-friendly: Duke takes a little longer to warm up than his sister, Missy. But he will settle in and then claim his spot next to you for cuddling. He greets all people with a friendly face and a happy waggle-waggle of his butt. Keep in mind, though, Duke doesn’t like his tail area touched due to an old grooming injury, so little kids would need to be respect of his boundaries.

  • Dog-friendly: Has some alpha tendencies with other males, but he has lived successfully with dogs of all sizes. As long as she has his sister around, he is one happy dude!

  • Cat-friendly: Duke really likes to sniff cats! We recommend a no cat home or one with a cat that’s dog savvy and will welcome slow intros.

  • Pottytrained: Yes. 

  • Kennel trained: Yes.

  • Any specific medical issues: Duke had an eye mass removed upon intake, and is doing well! 

  • Does he like or get any special treats? Smaller, chewier treats.

  • He likes: Cuddling!

  • He hates: People touching him  near his tail, or going straight for his face to pet him.

  • Favorite thing to do in the house: Cuddling and following his humans around.

About Grey Face Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Grey Face Rescue & Retirement focuses on dogs age 7 and older. We accept all seniors into our rescue and hospice care. We don't discriminate against specific breeds, medical conditions, behaviors or history – we believe all senior dogs deserve a second chance. Our volunteers work tirelessly to match each of our seniors with a specific foster for their continued care. We also seek special and educated adopters to give our seniors their forever homes. We're a 100% volunteer-run organization and rely heavily on our dedicated volunteers and fosters to help keep our organization humming, as well as on generous support and donations from the community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Contact our Adoption Manager to set up a meet and greet.

Our Adoption Process...

Grey Face Rescue’s goal is to place our foster dogs into loving homes and families. We take special care to match the right home with the right dog, ensuring a lifetime of love for both the pet and the adopter. To ensure the best matches are made, we have a process that has been proven effective in determining the best homes for our animals. Our adoption process may seem time consuming or unnecessarily complicated, but please understand that we have our dogs’ best interests at heart. We strive to find the best homes possible for our dogs, as well as find the right dog for you and your lifestyle.

Please understand that our organization is completely run by unpaid volunteers, who dedicate their free time to help the dogs. The entire adoption process takes time; we are unwilling to sacrifice being thorough when the dog’s future is at stake. We thank you for your time and patience throughout our adoption process.

Fill Out Adoption Application

If you're interested in adopting one of our dogs, let us know! Fill out an adoption application so we understand more about you and your lifestyle, training beliefs and background with animals.

Application Review

Our application volunteers will do an initial screening on your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not, we will contact you to either fill out another application or to provide additional information.


If you rent your home, we will contact your landlord to make sure you are approved to have a dog in your home. We also ask about any breed or size limitations.

If your landlord does not allow for a dog in your home, your application will be denied at this point.

If you are adopting a bully breed, we will contact your insurance company to ensure there are no breed restrictions within your policy.

Veterinary Reference Contacted

Our volunteers will contact your veterinary reference(s) to determine if all your current pets are spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations. If you don’t have any current pets, we will ask about the veterinary care that your previous pets received. If you have never owned a pet, we skip this step.

If your veterinary reference(s) cannot verify the spay/neuter and vaccination status of current or previous pets, processing of your application will stopp until you can provide this information.

Applicant Interview

A Grey Face Rescue volunteer will contact you via phone to get to know you better and ask any questions they may have.

Meet & Greet

Our organization does not have a shelter where you can visit the dogs. Our seniors are all living in foster homes. We do NOT arrange meetings between interested individuals and our fosters until an applicant has been approved via the adoption process.

Once approved, a volunteer (usually the foster) will contact you about scheduling a time to meet the dog(s) you are interested in. This meeting may occur at the foster’s residence or your home.

Please know, just because you are approved as a potential adopter, this does NOT mean you are guaranteed a particular dog. Some dogs receive many applications, and so we may allow multiple applicants to meet with the dog before we choose the home that is the best fit for the animal. If a volunteer involved in the meeting between you and the dog does not feel you are a good fit for that animal, you may be denied adoption for that particular dog. However, you may be allowed to adopt another dog.


If you have decided on a dog that you would like to adopt, and we agree it is a good fit, you will be required to sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption donation fee and spay/neuter deposit, if necessary. At that time, you become the dog's owner.
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We will then provide:

A couple of cups of the dog food the dog has been eating.
A Grey Face Adoption tag
All medical and vet documents
A copy of the contract
A transition packet to help in the transition process, a letter from the dog's foster giving you more in-depth information about the dog's likes, dislikes, behaviors, etc.
Any specific toys or blankets the dog has become fond of while in the foster's home.

We have a two-week refund period, meaning if you decide the dog is not a good fit for your family and you return him/her within two weeks, we will return your adoption donation to you. The adoption fee will be deposited upon receipt and refunded only if the adopted dog is returned within this two-week timeframe (or any prior agreed-upon extension of the refund period).

If at any time you are having issues with the dog, please email or call your contact person and inform us. A volunteer will be in touch with you ASAP.

Post Adoption Follow-Up Visit

Our adoption contract allows one of our volunteers or a representative the ability to perform a follow-up visit. We may require such a visit if we feel that the terms of the adoption contract are not being met. Grey Face Rescue is committed to the life, health and well-being of every dog we place for the remainder of that dog’s life. Should the adoption not work out or if you need to rehome the dog, we require, by contract, that the dog be returned to us. Please notify your rep ASAP if this applies to you.