My name is Toby!

Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Toby
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Toby
Photo 2 - Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Toby

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Toby's Info...

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

Toby's Story...
Toby is an adorable 2 year old, 10 pound, white male Shih Tzu mix. He loves to play with toys, go for walks, and romp in the yard with the other small dogs in his foster home. He is very playful and initiates the other dogs to play and gently wrestle with him. Toby needs a forever home with another young dog who likes to play. He is very smart and learns quickly. He would love his person to work with him and help him learn more. He already knows sit, shake, and come. He has the sweetest soft brown eyes that will melt your heart. He wants to be held and cuddled. He wants a home where he can sleep in the bed with his person. He hopes that the person that adopts him is soft spoken and patient and that they can spend lots of time together. Toby’s foster mom is pretty sure he is part cat/part monkey/part deer. He is very athletic. He jumps effortlessly over gates and fences. Flying up onto or over things is natural for this little boy. Toby could be a good candidate for a doggie agility class. Toby has come a long way since he was rescued from a puppy mill, but he still has many fears. He needs someone willing to continue working with him on his socialization and house training skills. Toby would prefer a family without children. He is a happy and healthy boy - neutered, dental done, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. His foster mom would like his new home to be within 50 miles of the Twin Cities and also for his family to bring him to the Shih Tzu Rescue Reunion on the third Saturday in June each year. Toby’s adoption fee is $370.00 plus sales tax.

Before contacting Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota regarding any dog, please thoroughly read the Adoption Information at to help you understand the process, requirements and timeline for adoption. To meet Toby and other dogs available for adoption from Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota, please visit with us from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Minnetonka Petco near Ridgedale the last Saturday of every month.

Facts about Toby

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Toby, a Eden Prairie Shih Tzu/Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shih Tzu/Maltese for sale in Eden Prairie, or seeking a Shih Tzu/Maltese dog from a breeder in Eden Prairie.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Eden Prairie 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 Eden Prairie 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/Maltese breeders who help with Shih Tzu/Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Eden Prairie paves the way for another one to be saved.