My name is Clarence!

Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Clarence
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Clarence
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Clarence's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Clarence's Story...
Hello there! Thank-you for clicking on my profile, I’d love to meet you. Let me tell you a little bit about adopting me.

My name is Clarence and I am a 3 year old male Shih Tzu who came to the wonderful folks at NBS Animal Rescue when I was found as a stray wandering the streets cold, scared, and severely matted. I was a really lucky little fella who is loving my life in my foster home while I look for my fur-ever family.

My foster mom says that I am a sweet fella who is shy and nervous in new situations and around new people at first. Don't worry though - with a few soft words, and a tasty treat or two I quickly warm up and snuggle in your lap for gentle pets and ear scratches. I am pretty low key at first, but when I get comfortable in my environment I like to play with other mellow friendly dogs who are good friendly players. I don't like dogs who are super hyper, or dominant players - they scare me and I try to hide and get away. My foster sister right now is the perfect play mate for me - when we want to play we toss toys around together, do a little lite chasing/mouthing of each other, and then 5 minutes later - we're both snuggling in the same dog bed together relaxing.

I would love a home with a family who was home often to snuggle and play with me. Because I am scared of loud noises and quick movements I would do best in a home with kids who were 12+ years of age. I'm still getting the hang of this potty outside business so I need a patient family who will take me outside often, praise me when I do the right thing, and not be mad at me when I have accidents. I'm a sensitive fella and get really scared and nervous when people raise their voices so I need a family who is understanding and kind.

My friends at NBS Animal Rescue are helping me to find the perfect fur-ever home. All of the dogs in our rescue are have different personalities and needs within an adoptive home. Not all of my friends here at NBS Animal Rescue have the same requirements, so if I’m not be the perfect fit for your family- be sure to check out my other doggy friends too! For me?

These are the things I fur-sure need in my fur-ever home!
- Family who is gone no longer than 5 hour periods and patient and understanding.
-Children must be 12 yrs or older
- 100% fenced in yard or detailed description of plan for multiple daily walks listed on application.

If you think I might be the perfect addition to your family please follow these steps:

1.) Visit to fill out my adoption application. As an approved adopter, my rescue friends can set up a home visit so I can meet you. Our rescue is 100% run by volunteers, to help your application be processed as quickly as possible, please make sure to….

2.) Call your veterinarian and give them permission to release information about your current and past pet’s veterinary history.

3.) Call your references too! Let them know to expect a phone call from an unknown phone number, and a rescue team member will need to talk to them on the phone as a reference.

My adoption fee is $250.00 and includes a DHPP vaccine, bordatella vaccine, de-worming, spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine (age appropriate), heartworm test (age appropriate), heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, microchip insertion, bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, leash and collar and one week's worth of food. If you’d like to meet me, please apply online and to become an approved adopter!

Our adoption process requires that any pet in your household be current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative , spayed/neutered (unless a documented medical reason is on file with your veterinarian). Dogs must be current on Distemper DHPP combo vaccine and Rabies vaccine, cats must be current on Distemper and Rabies at the time of application. This also applies to any pets in your home within the past five years.

While I hope that you have fallen in love with me and are ready to apply, I understand if I might not be the perfect pup for your family just yet. However, would you please help by sharing my picture on Facebook, twitter or by email? I'm a great pup and need a loving family to give all of my love and puppy kisses to! Thank-you for your help!

Facts about Clarence

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at NBS Animal Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Clarence, a Troy Shih Tzu/Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shih Tzu/Maltese for sale in Troy, or seeking a Shih Tzu/Maltese dog from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Troy breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shih Tzu/Maltese breeders who help with Shih Tzu/Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.