My name is RIO!

Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu Mix Puppy for adoption in Los Angeles, California - RIO
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RIO's Info...

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

RIO's Story...


WE HAVE LHASA/SHIH TZU MIX ++ ? PUPPIES!!! Mama Reina came from the San Bernardino Devore shelter, just about as pregnant as a dog could be...and the shelter was not even sure that she was pregnant! Six days after bringing her home, she delivered seven, healthy puppies....three girls and four boys. We don't know the breed(s) of the dad(s) -- all we can tell you is that they are all adorable!

THIS IS RIO born to Reina on December 18, 2009. Rio is the biggest puppy @ 7.4 lbs and he will likely be around 20 lbs at maturity -- but no guarantees. He is definitely one of the most rambunctious of the litter and of course, the most cuddly. He is also has red/black/tan in his coat like Asia, but is brindle and white. He has the curliest of all the coats. Rio is the puppy most likely to ask for some love and a lap. He loves to play as well. He plays with toys, likes to tug, but not chase so much. He's the mama's boy....human mama's boy!

These pictures were taken at 12 weeks old. They are growing fast!

All the puppies are happy, healthy, playful and rambunctious. They have all been raised giving kisses and being submissive when put on their backs. They have been fed (once they could eat) only the best food (Innova puppy) and they are as full of puppy love as anyone could want! We would like them to go to homes where there will be someone there to work with their training....where they will not be left alone all day and where there is another small/medium, active, young dog for them to play with and learn from! Also, no children under 8 yrs old and no out of area adoptions (SoCA only).

All of the puppies have had two sets of shots and two dewormings and are microchipped. If you are interested in adopting, please complete the online application so that we can get the process started.

The adoption fee for each puppy is $375.00, plus there will be a spay/neuter deposit of $200.00, which will be fully refunded once the puppy has been altered. (LHH will help with low cost s/n referral if requested).

Please let us know if you are interested in meeting any of the kids!

Our website is updated daily. Please do not apply for this dog unless your home fits the specified criteria. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, groomed, vet checked, dewormed, deflea'd and come with a leash, collar and ID tag!

If you are interested in adopting a pup from Lhasa Happy Homes, please complete the Adoption Application before calling. We want to give you the time you deserve, so please help us help you!! We will contact you once it has been reviewed.

We hold our adoption events most every Sunday from 10am - 3pm at My Pet Naturally (12001 W. Pico Blvd., West LA 90064).. You can see this, and many more, adorable pups at this weekly event! Please bring a copy of your application and pictures of your home and yard if we have not done a home check! Most importantly, if you have a dog, make sure you bring him or her to do a compatibility match with the dog you are interested in adopting!!! And don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for more information on events we may be doing! See our home page for more details about our adoptions at Lhasa Happy Homes.

Thanks for thinking rescue and adoption....and for considering saving a life. It will be the best gift you ever give yourself or your family.

Facts about RIO

  • Breed: Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Lhasa Happy Homes Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

RIO, a Los Angeles Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu for sale in Los Angeles, or seeking a Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu puppy from a breeder in Los Angeles.

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