My name is Oliver!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Oliver
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Oliver
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Oliver's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Oliver's Story...
Oliver is thee sweetest boy EVER! He is such a doll! Poor Oliver was abandoned in an apartment when his "family" moved out. Construction workers found him and he was in bad shape. He was completely & painfully matted (see above) and a dirty mess. He was taken to the vet and immediately shaved to the skin, whereupon he received antibiotics and ointment for his painful skin. He was such a good boy and would just lie there while his foster mom applied it 3 times a day for a week. Now, he's as good as new and extremely healthy.

Oliver is an adorable little lover with lots of kisses to give and all he wants to do is snuggle with you! Well, when he's not playing with his toys! It is so fun to watch him carry his toys around and shake them back and forth. When you throw his toy, he bounces after it, grabs it, and takes it to his bed. He loves his bed! It's also hilarious to watch when Oliver gets the zoomies... he just runs down the hallway to the bedroom and then runs back again to the living room where he kicks up his heels to turn around and zoom again! Oliver LOVES belly rubs. His hair is growing back in nicely now, so he's incredibly soft! And when he looks up at you with those big eyes and that cute little tongue that perpetually sticks out, your heart just melts. Oliver has been through a lot and would prefer a home with no kids. An easy, laid back, quiet home where he can snuggle, snuggle, snuggle would be ideal. He bonds very closely with his family and can be shy with new people, especially men, but he is truly a doll and a lover at heart! He's very easy - food, belly rubs, and snuggling on the couch (especially with the colder weather almost upon us) is all it takes! All he needs now is someone to love him forever (soooo easy to do...!) and NEVER abandon him again.

To foster or adopt one of our Captivating Canines, please fill out our convenient online application that can be found on our website ( under Adoption Procedures please read first. THANK YOU!! :)

NOTE: We do NOT adopt out of state. Our range is about a 60 80 mile radius from Chicago.

Facts about Oliver

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10-1-039

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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