I'm being cared for by:
Blind Dog Rescue Alliance -MA
Facts about Kisses
- Breed: Shih Tzu
- Color: Black - With White
- Age: Young
- Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
- Sex: Male
My name is Kisses!
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
01/06/13: I have had Kisses just about a week, and we're still getting to know each other, but I have learned a lot about him!
Kisses is a 12-pound Shih Tzu and he is a very sweet and affectionate dog! He is settling in very nicely!! Kisses is very affectionate; he already follows me everywhere and as soon as I sit down,Kisses will sit at my feet and look up at me as to say, "You are going to hold me, right?" My husband had a friend over the other night and Kisses fell asleep in his lap - this was within days of arriving to my home - so he settles very quickly and tends to be very trusting.
Kisses spent some time at a temp foster - the vet there said that he believes that Kisses has limited vision; I don't believe that is the case now. Kisses was put on several meds for his eyes and he has responded 110%. Kisses has not walked into one thing in my home and he follows me everywhere.Kisses can jump on my bed with no problem, so I have a hard time believing that he can't see. When I let Kisses out in the morning, he does his business and goes and sits by the door to be let back in. Speaking of business, Kisses is 100% housetrained. Some dogs, even when housetrained, can have accidents when put in a new environment; however, this has not been the case withKisses. :) He has not had one accident!! Kisses sleeps in a crate at night, and sometimes will nap in there during the day. I leave the crate door open so he can come and go - when it is nap time - it's either the crate or my bed.
He is fine with other dogs 98% of the time. He will growl if other dogs (or people) get too close to him when he is playing with his toys. He does not like to share and I am working on this with him. I will pet him while he is playing with his toys so he will learn that I am not out to take his toys from him. Food is very much the same. He will growl - and eat very quickly - if dogs approach his bowl. I put a gate up between two rooms to separate my other dogs from Kisses at meal time. This works fine! Kisses does not growl - as long as the gate is up - even though he can still see the other dogs - something else that tells me he isn't blind.
Kisses likes everybody - he does prefer people to other dogs. Kisses has been around men, women and teenagers since coming to me and he hasn't met anybody yet that he does not like. Kisses is very good about taking treats out of your hand; very gentle!
Kisses is microchipped and this will be transferred to whoever has the fortunate experience of adopting Kisses.
If you are interested in adopting Kisses, please fill out our
If you would like to donate to Kisses's care, please send to:
PO Box 63401
Philadelphia, PA 19114