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My name is Irby!

Shih Tzu/Border Collie Mix Dog for adption in Chicago, Illinois - Irby
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu/Border Collie Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Irby
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Facts about Irby

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Border Collie Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Irby's Info...

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

Irby's Story...
Irby is an utterly adorable, shy, sweet, snugly, playful and loving, eight-month-old, 35-pound, male, Shih Tzu/Border-Collie-mix puppy looking for a loving home. Irby was brought to a shelter in Bastrop, Texas. Unfortunately the shelter was overcrowded and Irby would have been euthanized if a Chicago animal lover hadn’t stepped up to foster him in her home. Irby’s human was a “dog-breeder” who bred Border Collies and Shih Tzus. When the two got together, he dropped off the unwanted puppies at a local shelter … I think Irby is a gorgeous hybrid! Irby is housebroken but has no formal training in commands yet, but will happily dance for treats. He loves other dogs his size or smaller, but he is tentative around larger dogs and men (but just at first). He quickly warms up. He is healthy, de-wormed, neutered, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested, and up-to-date on vaccines. His adoption fee of $250 benefits Alive Rescue. To meet and possibly adopt Irby, please fill out an adoption application at and you can follow up bye-mailing
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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Irby, a Chicago Shih Tzu/Border Collie dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shih Tzu/Border Collie for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Shih Tzu/Border Collie 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/Border Collie breeders who help with Shih Tzu/Border Collie rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.