My name is Tom (10 yr 12 lb)!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Kermit, West Virginia - Tom (10 yr 12 lb)
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Facts about Tom (10 yr 12 lb)

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10938034

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1/27/17 update: Tom is still looking for rescue or a forever home. He is very food driven and likes to play with toys when the mood strikes. He is great with other dogs and likes to sleep in bed at night. He likes to be held and picked up most of the time but can be temperamental about it at times. Love's belly rubs. Probably not a good fit for a home with small kids. Receives Levothyroxine due to low thyroid level.

1/23/17 update: Health is somewhat improved. Gets thyroid med twice a day. Tom likes to beg for human food. Would do best in an adults-only home. Skin looks great but he still has junk stuck in the fur on his face and ears that I can't get off. Likes to sleep in the bed. Good with other dogs. 1/3/17 - First vet visit: Doc thinks he's 10 years old. Skin issue, ear infection, old eye ulcer. Doing labs. 12/31/16 - Rescued from a shelter Thomas is here and he's a little grumpy but I would be too... His skin is a mess. His eyes are a mess. His coat is a matted mess. And I haven't tried to look in his mouth yet

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We adopt to residents of MD, PA, NJ, CT, NY, MA, RI, NH, VT, or ME. Rescue inquiries welcome. Scroll down for additional information.

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Effective 1/4/2017, ARTBAR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. D onations are  tax deductible as permitted by law.

We are located in rural southwestern West Virginia and we seek assistance from rescues and adopters in northeastern states and sponsors nationwide. We are one of several rescues in the southern portion of the state and are always interested in collaborating with other rescues in our area to save lives. Volunteers are needed to foster dogs and drive on transports. The area we service is very rural and most of the animals we take in have lived their lives outdoors, though we do sometimes get surrendered indoor pets. We rescue from shelters, local strays, locally injured animals, and owner surrenders and get them the medical care they need. Donations are the lifeline of our rescue work.

Rescues: We have transport available to northeastern states. PA-based rescues, we are PA licensed. If you have not pulled from us before, please submit our rescue application and we'll be in touch soon. If you are not located in the northeast, you will need to arrange transport beginning in Lenore, WV.

           Rescue Application:

Adopters:   Adoption Fee: $250. Transport fee for adopters further than 100 miles from Lenore WV: $50. All dogs are altered, vaccinated, 4DX tested, wormed, and flea treated prior to adoption. Our adoption process includes an online application, vet reference, home visit, meet-n-greet with the animal and your family/current pets, adoption contract and adoption fee. Should you ever need to give up one of our animals, they must be returned to us. We ALWAYS take our pets back.

           Adoption Application:

Weekend volunteer driver help is needed between Charleston WV and northeastern states. Timing is early morning in Charleston to later in the night up in New England. If you would like to help us transport dogs to our northern partner rescues, please submit our driver application and we'll be in touch soon. We can also use local weekday transport help in this area for moving dogs from shelters to vets to foster homes.

          Driver Application :

Sponsors are always needed and appreciated!  We submitted our application to the IRS for 501(c)(3) non-profit status on 1/14/17. Sponsoring saves lives!

Foster homes are always needed near Williamson WV, Logan WV, Man WV and Charleston WV.

           Foster Application​

Thank you for helping A Reason To Believe Animal Rescue!
Jessica White, Founder
Sponsors/Adopters can text me at 304-784-6678
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About ARTBAR, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Rescues, we have transport assistance to northeastern states. PA-based rescues, we are PA licensed.

We can work with adopters in northeastern states.

Volunteers needed to foster dogs and help with transporting them from shelter to vet to foster homes. Email us at:

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donations are used for vetting, food, supplies, and transport costs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are foster-based. All meetings are by appointment.

Please submit our adoption application. All adopters are prescreened before in-person meetings are arranged.

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Our Adoption Process...

Application, vet reference, home visit, meet-n-greet, adoption contract where you agree to return the dog to ARTBAR if you can't keep it, adoption fee $250. Transport fee $50 for all adopters who are more than 100 miles from Lenore WV. All dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and 4DX tested prior to adoption.