My name is Randy!

Shih Tzu/Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Worcester, Massachusetts - Randy
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Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Randy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Havanese Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Meet Randy! He is a 3 year old Shih Tzu mix who weighs about 10 lbs. He's quite the shaggy dog. Randy is ready for his new beginning and his forever home. He is a very friendly dog who walks around on his hind legs in hopes that his foster mom will pet him. He loves his toys and likes to carry them around with him, he also walks well on leash. Randy may have been mistreated in the past, and he will need training and consistency in his forever home. We are recommending an adult only home.

We have gotten to know Randy a little further and while he is extremely friendly, he also has some issues that will need to be addressed. Randy has shown signs of what may be PTSD, and on occasion he has changed his attention seeking tail wagging demeanor into what appears to be unprovoked aggression. His foster mom has witnessed this a few times in the past few weeks and we are still evaluating him to attempt to determine triggers, causes, and try to find a solution. This aggression changes back into the loving attention seeking dog within seconds. Randy has had a tough life and we are doing our best to help him be a happy well rounded dog. He will need an adopter who has experience with dogs and who is willing to give him the structure and training that he needs, as well as consulting with a trainer or behaviorist. Randy has extreme potential to be the happy dog that he is 99% of the time 100% of the time!

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If you are interested in finding out more about Randy, please fill out an application.

Randy is being fostered in Holyoke.

The adoption fee is $150.

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Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable, so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

We expect that all adopted dogs will enroll in a formal dog training class with their new owners. Obedience and training classes are an excellent way to learn more about your newly adopted dog, gain handling and training experience, and improve your relationship with your pet.

About Broken Tail Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Mission Statement:

Broken Tail Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit foster-based rescue organization dedicated to the rescue of unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats in urgent need. We work closely with local animal controls, animal shelters and rescue groups to ensure the placement of these forgotten animals. We will not discriminate on basis of health, age, or breed and will only consider humane euthanasia in cases of aggression or for quality-of-life due to untreatable medical conditions.

Our animals are vet examined, vaccinated, spayed or neutered as needed and receive any and all medical treatment necessary prior to being placed into carefully screened permanent homes.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our pets for adoption are in foster homes. You must fill out an adoption application before being considered for adoption. Once your application is received, the foster parent will contact you to discuss whether the animal would be a good fit for your home and set up a meet between your family and the pet.

We also house several cats in our adoption center at the Framingham,Cambridge, and Everett PetSmart stores. Stop by to play with them anytime the store is open!

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process includes an adoption application; a meet-and-greet between the prospective adopters, the dog, and the foster family; vet and personal reference checks; and a home visit.

Adopters must be at least 21 years of age.


Our adoption donation is generally between $300 - $400 for most adult dogs and is decided on a case-by-case basis. Adoption donations help defray the cost of transportation, care, and medical treatment.


Our adoption donation for cats and kittens varies by age.

Kitten under 6 months: $200
Cats 6 months – 4 yrs: $125
Cats 5 yrs – 9 yrs: $100
Senior (10+ years) or special needs cats: $75
Exotic and Declawed cats: $150