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My name is Gilda!

Shih Tzu Dog for adption in Birmingham, Alabama - Gilda
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu Dog for adoption in Birmingham, Alabama - Gilda
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Facts about Gilda

  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Birmingham/M

Gilda's Info...

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

Gilda's Story...
The first step in our adoption process is an application, which you can submit online at www.littlebitsrescue.org It does not obligate you in any way, but we do not arrange meetings or make telephone contact until we have one. Gilda is a little shih tzu girl looking for a home of her own. She weighs 13.9 pounds, and the vet estimates that she is about 18 months old. She has been spayed, brought up to date on her immunizations, tested negative for heartworms and started on preventative. She has lived outside most of her life. When surrendered to rescue, she was living in a huge fenced yard with absolutely nothing but grass—not a tree, bush, flower or stick. She was unwanted from the time the husband brought her home as a “surprise” for his wife. Gilda “circles” like a puppy mill dog that has been caged, but we suspect it was because of sensory deprivation—that she did it out of boredom and to self-stimulate—and that now it’s just a habit. She can be distracted from this activity, but she needs somebody to provide her with stimulation and with patience to help her with this behavior. She is a very friendly little dog and loves attention. She quickly learned that the couch is more comfortable than the floor and that the doggie door allows her to choose between inside and out. She does fairly well with her housetraining when taken out but will need someone willing to work with her on signaling or waiting. Gilda is afraid of big dogs but is co-existing peacefully with the small dogs in her foster home and showing signs of being interested in playing with them. She is also discovering toys, although she’s not too sure about those just yet. Gilda will not be placed in a home with children under the age of 12 or with a dog weighing more than 25 pounds. Her adoption donation is $150, and she is being fostered in Birmingham, Alabama. We do approve out of state adoptions, but you must be willing to drive to the foster home to “fetch” your new family member. We do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting this sweet baby, the first step is to submit an APPLICATION.

We do not place any dog in a home with "invisible" or underground fencing.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gilda, a Birmingham 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 Birmingham, or seeking a Shih Tzu dog from a breeder in Birmingham.

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