My name is Viva!

Shih Tzu/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Coldwater, Michigan - Viva
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Project Hope Animal Rescue

Facts about Viva

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10716345

Meet sweet, spunky Viva, the 4 year old, 11 pound, Terrier mix from Texas. While in Texas, Viva was injured, most likely by a car. She suffered a neurological spinal injury which caused her back legs, bowel and bladder not to work properly. She was not able to walk or go potty on her own. Since arriving to Michigan, Viva and her foster mom have worked very hard to regain muscle tone and movement in her hind legs and are very proud to say, Viva can walk again! She has limited control of her potty, but has no problem wearing fancy diapers, or as Viva prefers to call them, 'undies'. She will need help expressing her bladder, but could potentially regain feeling and be able to potty on her own. Viva is current on vaccines, spayed, microchipped, and heartworm negative. She also just got a new hair cut that has brought a boost of confidence! Viva’s adoption fee is $250.00 For more information on Viva or for an adoption application, please email Project Hope at

About Project Hope Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We focus primarily on rescuing senior and special needs dogs in kill facilities. We are located on 30 acres of land in rural southern Michigan. We are a care-for-life facility, so any dog that does not or that we deem cannot be adopted will live with us for the rest of his/her life. Because we rescue the dogs that are not in high demand, it normally takes our dogs longer to find that perfect family. We believe that it takes a special family to adopt our special dogs.

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Our Adoption Process...

We require that the interested adopter come to meet the dog and then fill out an adoption application. We will review the application and then pass on to the dog's foster family (if applicable). We then contact the potential adopter's vet and we will also do a home visit. If all goes well, the adopter signs our adoption contract stating that, among other things, the dog will receive regular vet care and must be returned to us if things do not work out.