My name is SAMMY!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - SAMMY
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Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

Facts about SAMMY

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
In addition to the following profile for this dog, please first read the Adoption Information at to understand the process, requirements and timeline for adoption. An adoption application can also be found in the Adoption Info section. If, after reading that information, you have any questions, please submit your question via e-mail and it will be answered. Please do not request a phone call. A personal phone call will only be made when an adoption application has been submitted and the foster parent wishes to consider the application. Thank you

Meet our precious Sammy. He is a handsome, good natured, 19-pound Shih Tzu-mix, who is estimated to be 9 years old. He has a beautiful white, tan and grey coat. Sammy is alert with a calm demeanor, having big brown eyes that show love for his foster parents. He interacts well with people, older children and other dogs. Sammy wants to be near his family and will follow them from room and then plop himself down right next to them. He naps often, and sometimes lightly snores!

A wonderful companion, Sammy is happiest and most content if he can just be with you. While not a lapdog, he will sit nearby on a couch, floor or chair and he loves his belly rubs and lots of petting. Sammy seldom barks, likes to go on daily walks, and enjoys being outside. He especially likes to look out windows and is interested in watching the world go by. Sammy is a very dignified dog, is house broken, rides well in the car, and has wonderful house manners. He doesn’t ask for much, but he eats with gusto, loves his doggy-treats and chew-sticks. He doesn’t play with doggy toys, but will carry chewies from room to room, sometimes even taking them to bed. Sammy sleeps in his foster parents’ bedroom, in his own plushy bed. One of Sammy’s cutest traits is sitting upright and erect, on his butt, with back straight. We marvel at the length of time Sammy can maintain this pose, hoping to gain a treat or morsel from the table. He is so cute, which makes him hard to resist.

Sammy’s foster parents are looking for an adoptive home that wants a laid back, obedient, alert dog, and where he will not be alone for more than 5 or 6 hours. They would like his adoptive family to live within 30 miles of the Twin Cities. They also hope that his new family will attend the annual Shih Tzu Rescue reunion held in September each year.

Sammy has Cushing's Syndrome (a hormonal disorder) which is successfully managed by a daily capsule costing about $59 per month, and will need this for the rest of his life. He is otherwise very healthy, neutered, current on vaccinations, micro-chipped, and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. His adoption fee is $120.00 plus $8.73 sales tax for a total of $128.73.

To meet Sammy, please complete an adoption application. You can also see him and the other dogs available for adoption from Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota by visiting with us from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Minnetonka Petco, near Ridgedale, the first Saturday of each month.

About Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

About Our Rescue Group...

Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota (STRMN) is an all volunteer organization with a mission to Rescue, Rehabilitate, and Re-Home Shih Tzus and Shih Tzu mixes who are in need of loving homes. We believe every dog should have a second chance, and should be treated as a living creature with respect, dignity and compassion. While our volunteers are located in Minnesota, we are committed to rescuing Shih Tzus from other states as well. As long as we have an available foster home, we will rescue and care for another Shih Tzu. STRMN is a 501c3 charitable, non profit organization. All donations to STRMN are tax deductable and 100% of donations go toward the care and comfort of our rescued dogs.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

You may make a tax deductable donation to STRMN at P.O. Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 or through our secure Paypal account. (You do not have to have a Paypal account to make a donation.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet and Greet
our Available Dogs
Minnetonka Petco
The Last Saturday
of every Month
10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Our Adoption Process...

The first part of the adoption process is to submit an APPLICATION FOR ADOPTION online at

Once you have completed and submitted the application, it will be reviewed by an application committee who will decide if it is an appropriate application for one of our Shih Tzus or for a particular dog in which you are interested.

The application gives us an idea of your living situation, your family, your lifestyle, and what you are really looking for in a companion. As everyone knows, the requirements and expectations for dogs all vary, and like humans, each one has its own character and personality. With regards to dogs, some are mellow and just need a place where they can be a companion to people and relax and live out their lives. Others are more active or like the companionship of another dog. But they all need to be in homes where they are understood and loved unconditionally.

After reviewing the adoption application, an adoption coordinator will call for a phone interview to chat further about the dog and you. Upon completion of the phone interview we check your references to make sure that you are, in fact, who you represent yourself to be as both a person and prospective dog parent.

The next step is to verify your living situation. Once again, all dogs have different requirements, an example being that some dogs really need to go to homes where a fenced yard is available, whereas others are fine without a fenced yard. We also need to make sure that you are the owner of the home that you reside in, and if you are not, then we need to get consent from your landlord that the dog you are looking to adopt will be allowed in your home.

Finally, we will do a visit to your home, where all family members must be present, and you will get to meet the dog you are considering. Hopefully the visit will tell us that this is the match we hope it will be! At that point, if it is true love, then you may welcome your fantastic new Shih Tzu into your home for the beginning of what we are certain will be a wonderful, loving forever relationship. Please understand that it is the decision of the foster parent as to whether the family, home and dog are an appropriate match.

We require that you sign our adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee for the dog. All dogs adopted from us are fully vetted (vaccinated, heartworm tested, dewormed (if necessary), and spayed/neutered). The adoption fee is based on the age of the dog and ranges from $100 to $400.