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My name is Franklin!
I'm being cared for by
NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue

Facts about me

Shih Tzu
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with White
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

I’m pleased to introduce you to Franklin aka Fabulous Franky. He entered our world after being released from a commercial breeder at the age of 7 1/2 mid last month. He went to Wisconsin the other week to get neutered.
He loves to play in the yard, follow me around, ride in the car, rest by his foster sister dogs, play with toys when he doesn’t think we are watching and sleep soundly on any bed until we wake him up in the morning. We recently heard him speak (bark) for the first time (after 2 weeks) so he’s getting more comfortable living outside of a cage.
He doesn’t bite or growl. He shakes when you first hold him but calms soon afterwards. He also lets my teenage children hold him too…if they can catch him. He usually runs a little bit and then ends up laying down so you can pick him up. He’s always looking around at everything….it’s all so new for him.
He does currently wear a diaper in the house but has made strides with potty training. Walking on a leash is the next big thing for him to learn.
This special boy needs a forever home that can provide him lots of hands on love and patience as he learns to be a dog. He also needs at least one other dog that he can continue to learn from and be a part of their pack.
Will this be you or another family that you know? I hope so.

My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $XXX.XX. I'm available to adopt within a 50 mile radius of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

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September 14, 2022, 4:44 pm

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Lin Eckland
Excelsior, MN 55331

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

NorthStar strives to best match each dog and family. We're interested in good homes and good people so we ask for information and references. We also do a home visit before final placement is made. You want the best dog for your family and we want the best match for our sweet dogs. Thank you for choosing us! Please contact us if you have questions about any of our dogs or the adoption process: Ready to submit an application? Complete our online form:

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More about this rescue

NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue (NorthStar/NSSTR) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs and the people within our community. Located in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul, with foster/adoption programs in the Twin Cities, Chicago and Rockford, IL, we operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, meaningful outreach programs in order to advance the welfare of these companion animals, to serve and educate our community, and to make a positive, loving impact on the lives of both.

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