My name is Gypsy 20!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in DeSoto, Iowa - Gypsy  20
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I'm being cared for by:
AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc.

Facts about Gypsy 20

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 34479582
Gypsy is a very quiet lady that has an introverts personality. It took her a long time to warm up in her foster home but she makes bolder and bolder moves everyday. She's very subtle when showing affection. Having her just walk up to you and sit at your feet is a big sign from her that she's comfortable with you. Receiving these signs, as small as they are, are very rewarding. She prefers a routine, and doesn't adjust fast to change. Gypsy is in a foster home with other dogs and a five year old child. Being a lady Gypsy never nips, when she's had enough she walks away. The animals and child know not to bother her when she retreats to her bed or kennel. Little miss doesn't explore much and prefers just to be petted and loved. She's getting comfortable enough that she will get up to greet you when she hears a familiar voice then after some attention retreats back to her bed. Being a senior lady, Gypsy spends most of her time sleeping. Gypsy would do best in a quiet home with other calm animals.

About AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit animal welfare organization based in Adel, Iowa. In addition to caring for our local strays, we are working to bridge the gap between traditional animal shelters and no-kill rescues in 2 different ways: 1) By providing free transportation for dogs and cats from traditional shelters to no-kill rescues all over the Midwest and Canada. We also provide overnight rest stops for our furry travelers and temporary housing for those whose time has run out at the shelters, but have to wait for a foster spot to open up in one of the rescues; 2) By pulling as many dogs out of traditional shelters that are on death row and placing them in foster homes and forever homes thru our organization.

Come Meet Our Pets...

AHeinz57 Pet Rescue & Transport, Inc. is a foster-based organization. We do not have a building where animals are housed. Our adoptable pets can be viewed online at:

We also hold weekly adoption events. Event details can be found on our website at:

Our Adoption Process...

1) You must fill out the online adoption application. There is no commitment. It just guarantees a phone call from us.

2) You will be contacted by an adoption coordinator from AHeinz57 as quickly as possible. (Please be patient, as we all have regular day jobs!)

3) A home visit is mandatory prior to adoption.

4) Veterinarian references checked.

5) Confirmation on pet policies with landlords if appropriate.

*Please note that AHeinz57 does not believe in keeping dogs and cats outside and will not adopt to families looking for outdoor pets. AHeinz57 retains the right to refuse any potential adopters.

**AHeinz57 adopts to residents of Iowa and the surrounding Midwest States only.

Adoption fees


The adoption fee is $195. Fee includes current vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip, heartworm test on adult dogs, and 1st dose of Frontline (seasonal) & Heartgard.

All dogs will be altered prior to adoption. NO exceptions!