My name is Lucy!

Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Encino, California - Lucy

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Lucy's Info...

I am purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Lucy's Story...
LUCY is a darling, darling Shih Tzu who was dumped at her veterinary office and is looking for a safe place to call her home so she may live out a happy doggie life.

She is an absolute sweetheart who gets along great with other dogs and loves poeple. She is a bit distrustful initially, but warms up quickly. She is very calm and well-behaved and does well staying alone for long periods of time. Lucy is house trained, rarely barks, and does not get into anything that she isn't supposed to. She is also a bit lazy (in fact, the rare occasion that she barks is to tell her foster parents that she is too tired to climb the stairs and wants them to carry her up) and definitely will not play fetch. She will sit for hours, watching her foster mommy do things around the house.

Lucy loves going for walks, sleeping, car rides, and EATING (more so than most dogs) and does not have a very discerning palate, so she has to be watched. She also loves cuddling and being petted. If you stop petting her, she will let you know by gently nudging you with her paw that you need to keep going. She hates bath time and is not a big fan of doggie toys. Lucy is a joy to have around and any family would be lucky to have her!!

Lucy is a "special needs" dog. She has kidney issues but fortunately this is something that is very manageable with the right care.

If you are interested in Lucy, please visit our website at and complete an online application and learn more about our adoption events where you can meet Lucy!

Facts about Lucy

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 6006

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Lucy, a Encino 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 Encino, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Encino.

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