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Shih Tzu Mix Dog for adption in Lenoir, North Carolina - AVERY

Facts about AVERY

  • Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 1305

AVERY's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

AVERY's Story...

Please note: Our dogs are NOT located in Lenoir, NC. They are in foster homes throughout NC, SC, and VA. You must be willing to drive to the dog’s foster home in order to adopt it. The location of each dog is listed at the bottom of its bio.

Our Available Dogs are updated daily. If you see a dog on our site, it is available for adoption on that day. Emails asking if a dog is available for adoption will not be answered.

Just as the Available Dogs are updated daily, so are the bios. The bios are very descriptive and tell everything we know about a dog. If something is not listed in a bio, we do not know it at the time you are reading it. Emails asking for more information will not be answered.

BEFORE you can meet any of our dogs, you must be approved to adopt. This means you must first download an application from our website and submit it via email or fax (1-910-401-1317). A vet check or a reference check is then completed and if that goes well a home visit is done. The entire process takes 3-7 days normally, depending on your location. If we do not have anyone in your area to do your home visit we will ask you to reach out to local vets offices, shelters, and rescues to get this done.

Please do not apply to adopt a dog if you are not prepared to welcome it into your home within two weeks of applying. We do not hold dogs and we adopt them out on a first come first served basis based on a completed adoption process.

SRC does not adopt out its dogs to families with children under ten years of age. This is for the protection of the dogs and for the protection of the children

Once you are approved to adopt you must make your donation online via our website and sign an adoption contract BEFORE you pick up your new dog. SRC does NOT do meet and greets on the same day as adoptions so if you want to meet the dog first, you must make two trips to the foster home. Keep in mind that if, while you are waiting to meet a dog, another approved applicant decides to commit to it, the dog is no longer available for adoption.

Ladies and Gentleman, meet AVERY (SRC#1305). Read no further if you do not want to know the horrendous truth of what this little girl has been through. It is a sad story, but one that needs to be told because she s truly an amazing girl who has fought for her life and needs a home that cherishes her for who she is.

Avery came to SRC after being found as a stray and taken to a shelter. When she arrived, Avery was so matted that you could not even touch her without her squealing in pain, thrashing to get the pain to subside, and defecating in fear at what humans had done to her. Her coat was so matted to her skin that nether clippers nor razor blades could even begin to help. This poor girl had to be put under anesthesia just to groom her. The shelter was shocked at her condition, so shocked that they hoped someone would try to claim her so they could be charged with animal cruelty.

Once shaved, it was revealed that Avery had a mammary tumor, an infected eye, sores all over her body from the hair being wound so tight, and nails so long they curled into the pads of her feet. But the miracle in all of this....without her hair, Avery had NO PAIN and NO FEAR! Out came a little bundle of joy who was so thankful to be on her road to recovery that she let out a big sigh of relief, walked straight to her big comfy dog bed provided by shelter workers, and snoozed like she hadn't slept in years.

SRC was called in and made aware of Avery's plight and could not let her be put down. She was offered a place as an honorary Schnauzer and here she is today.

Avery has been spayed, her mammary tumor has been removed, and her skin is healing. She is all of 8lbs, estimated to be between 3-5 years old, and she will need to weigh about 10 to get to a healthy weight. She is getting warm medicated baths to help soothe her skin, she is getting lots of TLC, and she is a happy girl.

Avery is crate trained, laid back, and walks well on a leash. She is good with other dogs, but she does not have time for the nonsense of puppies or pushy dogs. She will politely tell them she would rather spend her time being petted. So far Avery is doing well with her house training too.

One of Avery's most favorite activities is playing fetch with her foster Dad. She loves the game and loves her toys.

Avery has lost almost all of her vision in one eye, but that does not slow her down. It is one more way she shows what a will to live she has and she deserves not to be overlooked because of this.

Avery is spayed, she has had her mammary tumor removed, she is up to date on her shots, micro-chipped, and on monthly heart-worm and flea preventative. She has also been de-wormed.


Please send your email request for an Adoption Application to
(click here)

Tax-deductible donation requested at time of adoption for this dog is $350.00

Why does SRC request an adoption donation which will help future incoming rescued canines? Here is a break-down of the average expenses spent on SRC dogs to assure they remain healthy and happy as they are prepared for adoption: Office Visit: $45-60 Fecal; $14-24 Rabies: $14-24 DHLPP: $14-24 Bordetella: $14-24 Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrliccia Testing: $30-45 Heart worm Preventative: $16 per month Spay or Neuter: $200-$400 Total Basic Vetting: $347- $617 Additional Vetting: Teeth Cleaning: $200 Blood Panel: $80 -150 Cherry Eye: $300-$500 Urinary Tract Infection: $60-100 Heartworm Treatment: $300-700 Luxating Patellas: $1,800 per leg Cruciate Surgery $1,200 per leg Entropian Surgery: $250-$500 Demotectic Mange: $100 per month X-Ray $80 - $110 Ultrasound: $300 Cataract Surgery: $1500 - $3000 Boarding: $300 per month per dog

We want to thank you for your interest in our dogs. We ask that you please read the information in this bio very carefully before contacting the rescue as many of your questions will be answered above and this will allow us to concentrate on saving these precious lives when time is often of great importance to assure that they do not perish.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

AVERY, a Lenoir 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 Lenoir, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Lenoir.

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