My name is Spirit!

Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adoption in Osseo, Minnesota - Spirit
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Spirit's Info...

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

Spirit's Story...
We would like to explain that if you are looking for a perfect dog, they are rarely found in rescue. Our dogs often have unknown histories and we do our very best to evaluate each dog with kids, cats, and other dogs as well as determine how they behave in a home. It is important to understand that we have some specific criteria for each dog based on their backgrounds and input from their foster families. The purpose of these criteria is to better match each dog with an appropriate family. While a certain dog might appeal to you based on breed, size, gender or appearance, you may not match the listed criteria. Please understand that we are not trying to make adoption difficult—we are trying to make each adoption successful for the dog and the new family.


If you have children, we suggest that prior to applying for a dog, you view the website The information is excellent and can help you determine which dog would be right for your family.

Spirit is a precious little shih tzu mix who must have had a rough life before coming into rescue. He is about 4 years old and a bit plump at 16 pounds. Spirit is quiet, gentle, and very loving. His favorite place is on a lap where he is making up for lost time in getting his share of petting and love. Spirit is good with teens and adults, cats, and other gentle dogs of any size. He is dependably house trained and doesn't need to be crated. If you are looking for a lovable little companion, please check out Spirit! He came to rescue without any vetting and was matted to the skin. He is with a 501c3 non profit rescue. Spirit's veterinary bill was $725 and his adoption fee is $300. He is heartworm negative and on prevention, updated on all immunizations and worming, neutered, had a full (and expensive) dental, professional grooming, flea/tick prevention and HomeAgain microchip. His double ear infections were also treated.

To ensure that this dog thrives in his new home and that the adoption works out for the dog and your family, these are the requirements for adoption. These criteria are not negotiable. If you do not meet these criteria, please choose another dog that will work out better for your family.

• Homeowners: Would do fine in apartment, condo, townhouse or home

• Status of adopter: Mature adult

• Previous dog owning experience: Preferred

• Age of children: teens

• Another dog in the home: Not required but fine with dogs

• Cat(s) in the home: Safe with cats

• Fenced yard: Preferred but not required

• Time alone on work days: Would really love someone home a lot but would probably be okay for a shorter workday

Facts about Spirit

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Spirit, a Osseo 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 Osseo, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Osseo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Osseo 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 Osseo 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 Osseo paves the way for another one to be saved.