My name is Dusty!

Shih Tzu/Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Encino, California - Dusty
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu/Havanese Mix Dog for adoption in Encino, California - Dusty
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Dusty's Info...

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

Dusty's Story...
Breed: Shih Tzu / Havanese / Terrier mix
Age: 2 yrs.
Weight: 11 lbs.
Good with dogs: yes
Good with cats: yes
Good with kids: unsure
Energy level: unsure
Good with men/strangers: yes
Hypoallergenic: no

Special home requirements or medical: none

Additional info:
Dusty is an adorable Shih Tzu/Havanese/Terrier mix with a beautiful white/grey coat. He came in very matted and obviously not well cared for. Hee is very shy but very sweet and desperately in need of some TLC. Dusty is a happy, bouncy boy who is extremely playful, he loves toys and playing fetch. Sometimes he needs to be corrected in what he chews, but he listens well. He's very confident and good with other dogs and even cats. He is a little shy when meeting new people, especially men but he warms up quickly. Dusty is crate trained and real easy to take care of but needs some basic training. Being picked up and loved is one of his favorite things. Do you have a lap he can sit in?
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Facts about Dusty

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Encino 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 Encino 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/Havanese breeders who help with Shih Tzu/Havanese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Encino paves the way for another one to be saved.