My name is Oscar!

Shih Tzu Puppy for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Oscar
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu Puppy for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Oscar
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I'm being cared for by:
Mutts Matter Rescue

Facts about Oscar

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11642411


Hi there! My name is Oscar, and before I tell you more about myself, there is something very important you should know.   I am the CUTEST. PUPPY. EVER.


Now that that is settled and perfectly clear, let me share a little more about myself.


I am estimated to be a 10 month old (as of June, 2017), purebred Shih Tzu.   I was surrendered to a Maryland shelter by my former owner, with no reason given as to why they did not want me.  One of the wonderful volunteers at MMR came to the shelter and pulled me from that scary place and into the care of the rescue.  She saved my life.   My foster says I am super sweet and VERY much all puppy.  Like most puppies my age, I am NOT house trained, but I am being introduced to that concept while in foster care.  My new family should expect to continue my training and should be aware that it can sometimes take a year or more for a small dog to be completely house trained.   I will also need continued work with leash training, and basic commands.  It is strongly suggested that my new family attend a puppy obedience class with me.  It is a great way for all of us to get to know each other better, and learn some basic manners. I am fostered with several other small dogs and get along with everyone. 


I have not been tested with cats.  I have also not been tested with children, but, due to my small size and age, I WILL NOT BE PLACED IN A HOME WITH CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  I would also do best in a home with a fenced yard.


I am about as perfect as a little puppy can be, and appear to have suffered no trauma in my previous life.  My friends here at MMR cannot believe anyone would give me up, but they did, and I am now looking for a loving, safe, forever home.


My adoption fee is $400, which covers the cost of routine vetting, rabies and distemper/parvo vaccinations, deworming, spay/neuter surgery, heartworm testing, my microchip, monthly heartworm prevention, monthly flea/tick prevention, and any transport costs if applicable.  

If you can't adopt me, consider sponsoring my care and being a rescue angel. Click on the DONATE button below and chip in what you can. Your donation is tax deductible and helps us save more lives!

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You can save animals like this one by becoming a foster home for a dog in need! Fosters are like way stations between high kill shelters and forever homes. We need fosters so that we can save dogs before they are euthanized at the shelters. If you are interested in becoming a foster, please check out our information about fostering on our website:

MMR covers the vet care, food, and tools to get started. You supply the love. Fostering saves lives. Sometimes a foster home is the only thing standing between life and death.

About Mutts Matter Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

A Little History... Mutts Matter Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non profit, all volunteer based organization, with combined rescue experience of over 15 years. We work in conjunction with shelters and other organizations to help save animals on death row, the strays on the street, or ones in unsafe living conditions. We adopt in the DC, VA, and MD areas, with a few exception out of the tri-state area depending on the dog and situation. We are driven by love, compassion, and hope.

All of our rescues enter their new home spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, and are micro-chipped. If we take a dog into our rescue, we do our very best to ensure that they are healthy before going to their new “furever”home. With enough hard work and dedication, we hope to be able to empty the shelters one day soon.

Come Meet Our Pets...

At adoption events posted on our events page:

Our Adoption Process...

We require you to fill out an adoption application on our website at
The application will ask for both a vet and personal reference. Both will need to be verified. After those are checked, a pre-screener contacts you to discuss your application.
Once that is complete, they screener decides if they are recommended for a home visit. If the home visit goes well and they are approved to adopt, then they can meet the dog.
Our adoption fee includes the cost of routine vetting, spay/neuter, and microchipping.