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CHARLIE

Shih Tzu

Male, 13 yrs
Eden Prairie, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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In addition to the following profile for this dog, please first read the Adoption Information at http://www.shihtzurescuemn.org/adopt.html to understand the process, requirements and timeline for adoption. An adoption application can also be found in the Adoption Info section. If, after reading that information, you have any questions, please submit your question via e-mail and it will be answered. Please do not request a phone call. A personal phone call will only be made when an adoption application has been submitted and the foster parent wishes to consider the application. Thank you! Charlie is a 13-year-old male Shih Tzu mix that weighs 9 pounds. He has beautiful curly white and brown fur. Charlie’s owner died and a family friend cared for him for a while, but was eventually surrendered to our rescue due to the family having 3 large dogs who intimidated and overpowered him. Charlie has no teeth therefore he eats small kibble or moist dog food and soft treats. He has some hearing loss and gets startled easily if touched from behind. Charlie is a loving, happy guy. He follows his people and wants to be by you or at least always be able to see you. He spends his day sleeping near his foster family while they work at home. Charlie shows no interest in playing with toys. He enjoys going outside and loves a fenced in yard. He is house trained but needs to be let out every few hours. His foster parents make sure to let him out before leaving the house and frequently throughout the day. He sleeps contently in his own bed at night but would love to sleep in his people’s bed if given the opportunity. Charlie enjoys looking out the patio window, scouting out invading birds and squirrels on the deck. He doesn’t bark much when his foster family is around but gets very excited when his foster family returns home. When the weather is warm, he likes to sit out on the deck with his foster family. He walks well on the leash and loves to go to the park. Charlie has had frequent ear infections in the past and his adopters must clean his ears once a week to prevent infection. An adults only home would suit him perfectly, although older children (older than 12 years), who are respectful, would be okay. Charlie has no teeth, so he eats small kibble or moist dog food and soft treats. He has some hearing loss and gets startled easily if touched from behind. He would be okay with another small dog in the house, and may rely on the other dog if his hearing continues to diminish. These are the requirements for Charlie’s new family: • A stay-at-home family, or a family where someone is home most of the day. Older children would be okay. • A fenced yard is a plus but not a requirement. He will explore the outdoors but should not be left alone outside. • A family that is willing to clean his ears once a week. • A family who lives within 30 miles of the Twin Cities. While Charlie is 13 years old, he will still bring many years of love and companionship to a family who will open their hearts to a senior dog. We hope his new family will plan to attend the annual Shih Tzu Rescue Reunion every year in September. Charlie is neutered, current on vaccinations, and on heartworm and flea & tick preventative medication. Charlie’s adoption fee is $75.00 plus $6.39 sales tax for a total cost of $81.39. To meet Charlie, please complete an adoption application at the website listed in the first paragraph. Or you can also see him and the other dogs available for adoption from Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota by visiting with us from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon the first Saturday of every month at PETCO in Southtown Center in Bloomington.
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Foster Homes Needed

Shih Tzu

Female, Young
Excelsior, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Every minute matters when it comes to rescuing a Shih Tzu.  We may get a short notice that someone needs to surrender their dog or a puppy mill dog needs a temporary home. We can’t help if we don’t have families willing to foster, and we are always in need of more foster homes! If you live in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area and want to help save lives, please complete either our online Foster Sign-Up or download a word version here: http://www.northstarshihtzurescue.org/foster/ (please note: neither dog pictured are available to foster or adopt, both are in their forever homes) NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue exists to benefit both Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs and the people of our community. We operate as a no-kill rescue that provides rescue and adoption services, and 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. NorthStar, located in Excelsior, MN, actively works to rescue Shih Tzu and Shih Tzu blend dogs from dangerous environments and shelters with the ultimate goal of placing them in loving, permanent, adoptive homes. We rescue unwanted, abandoned, and abused dogs. We have them vaccinated, micro-chipped, spayed or neutered, provide other medical care, and rehabilitate them in carefully selected foster homes. We also serve as a resource to our community and all pet owners by providing education and information on the benefits of adopting an animal in need as well as responsible pet ownership, including the importance of spay/neuter, good nutrition, and positive behavior training. We strive to increase public awareness about companion animal overpopulation, commercial breeders, and to offer solutions to end the killing of adoptable animals. We work in alliance with local animal shelters, pounds, other rescue groups, and humane society organizations to ensure these animals are not forgotten. Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.May 8, 2024, 12:03 am
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Tucker

Australian Cattle Dog

Male, Adult
Excelsior, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Not good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Tucker is a five-year-old blue heeler mix. I adopted him from the Cedar Rapids IA Humane Society. He was surrendered over twice before (first his litter was homeless and then his previous family gave him back after a natural disaster). Tucker is super loving, his humans are his best friends, he loves to cuddle up close and play with his toys. He needs lots of time to play but also loves to be lazy and nap on all the furniture. Tuck is potty trained but will pee a little when he is excited or nervous. He is very friendly to all adults but has shown reactivity towards children who are walking by (he has met one kid in my care, and it went well). I can no longer care for Tucker after dealing with his reactivity, I have decided it is no longer a safe choice for me to have him. He is very aggressive towards animals and has attacked a couple dogs on walks, he needs an owner who is experienced with reactive dogs and has the time to take care of him. He is very loved and makes a great friend.
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Champ

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 7 yrs 7 mos
Plymouth, MN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Champ, a striking 75-pound blend of Doberman Pinscher and Staffordshire Terrier, with a heart as big as his physique. This charming gentleman is on the lookout for a special lady to call his own. Champ takes his fitness seriously and loves to stay active. His long legs make him a fantastic runner, especially when he's bounding through winter snow on exhilarating trail runs. He's even a pro at solo fetch, enthusiastically tossing a toy and retrieving it with zest. Champ's game for a flirtatious tug of war, making him an excellent muscle-building partner. After a good workout, Champ indulges in some self-care by tending to his dental hygiene with chew toys by the fireside or a well-deserved Kong filled with peanut butter and a tasty milkbone. He may take a bit of time to warm up to new people, but once he's comfortable, his affection knows no bounds. Champ absolutely adores bedtime snuggles, relishing the role of the big spoon to keep you warm on those chilly nights. Champ would thrive in a home without shared walls, as he takes his job as your protector seriously and will alert you to any passerby with his enthusiastic barks. While he's great with other dogs, Champ isn't a fan of cats or small creatures. Due to his exuberance, he's best suited for a household with older children, preferably in middle school or above. When it comes to adults, Champ is looking for a home where he can be the center of attention among adult women. He's had some tough experiences in the past, likely with male figures, and prefers to avoid competition for affection. This wonderful boy would also benefit from a family with prior experience with bully breeds and confident, strong leadership. Champ isn't just brawn and good looks; he's also quite the smarty. He's already mastered commands like "sit," "shake," and "drop" during his time in foster care, and he's eager to learn more from his special lady. With impeccable manners, he's a joy to take out on the town, strutting his stuff with the leash in your capable hands. Champ is a sweet and playful companion seeking the perfect lady to be his exercise partner, snuggle buddy, and evening date. If you think you might be the one he's been waiting for, please send an application to his foster, and they'll arrange that first unforgettable date. ##1329389##
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Groot

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 4 yrs 3 mos
Plymouth, MN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Greetings, dear friends! I'm Groot, and in the loving embrace of my foster family, they've dubbed me "the best boy." At 55 lbs, I'm a delightful blend of love and dashing good looks, wrapped up in a pit bull package. With me, you'll find the perfect balance of energy, playfulness, and the occasional lazy day as a couch potato. Currently, I reside with my foster parents, a human foster sibling, and a canine foster sister whom I adore with all my heart. While I've found a soulmate in my foster sister, it's worth mentioning that there have been a few other dogs I've met who didn't quite earn my seal of approval. But fear not, I don't require the title of "only dog" because I absolutely relish playing tug of war with my foster sister. All I need are slow introductions to ensure everyone feels comfortable, and I'm confident we can form lasting friendships that would make our tails wag with joy. I've developed a fondness for leisurely walks with my foster family and have been diligently refining my leash manners. Nowadays, the only time they're not stellar is when something fascinating catches my eye, beckoning me to explore. This summer, I had a revelation when I discovered the wonders of a hose. Let me tell you, it's one of the most captivating things ever – chasing that elusive stream of water is a sheer delight! In my time with my foster family, I've acquired some impressive skills. I've learned how to sit, stay, and even shake paws. Admittedly, I don't fully comprehend the reasoning behind these commands, but I've come to realize that they result in the most delectable treats, so I don't question them too much. After an exhilarating play session, I find immense joy in lounging around, chewing on toys, sticks (though sticks are strictly an outdoor affair, as per my foster mom), or bones while basking in the warm embrace of the sun. My foster family likes to tease me, claiming that I occasionally fall asleep and snore during these peaceful moments, but I choose not to believe them; that would be rather embarrassing! Now, my foster dad mentioned something about watering the garden, and I'm quite certain he could use my assistance with that hose. If you'd like to know more about me, please don't hesitate to submit an application. I'm eager to meet you, share my love, and embark on this heartwarming journey together. ##1749538##
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Nurf (aka Eddie)

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Beagle

Male, 1 yr 2 mos
Plymouth, MN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Nurf (who goes by Eddie), a fun-loving and affectionate pup who is looking for his forever home! Eddie is a medium-large sized dog, just a little over a year old, and is the perfect combination of active and cuddly. He loves the outdoors and going on walks, playing with toys, and spending time with his people watching TV, helping with house chores and keeping an eye on the neighborhood. He is great with other dogs and would make an excellent addition to a family or multi-pet household. He would also do great as a single pet because as good as he is with other dogs, he LOVES his people the most. Eddie is a very smart boy who has mastered house training and sleeps peacefully in his dog bed all night long until his people are ready to start the day. When his family leaves he lays down and looks out the window waiting for their return. No accidents, no chewing and no funny business! He is also working hard on his other training and is making great progress. Eddie has a fun and playful personality and will make a loyal and loving companion for anyone lucky enough to adopt him. If you're looking for a furry friend to add some adventure and cuddles to your life, Eddie is the perfect dog for you! He has so much love to give and will make a wonderful addition to any active family or individual. Apply today to talk with Eddie's foster mom and learn more about him!  ##1769789##

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Adopt Me! Dog Rescue

Minnetonka, MN 55345

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Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest

5800 Baker Rd, Suite 120, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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NorthStar Great Pyrenees Rescue of Minnesota

PO Box 1114, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Pet Types: dogs

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The Bond Between

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Beagle Freedom Project - MN

Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Pet Types: cats, dogs, farm animals, rabbits, small animals

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MAR - Mercer Animal Rescue - Minnesota transport

Minnetonka, MN 55305

Pet Types: cats, dogs, horses

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Blue Sky Rescue of Minnesota

Wayzata, MN 55391

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits

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Furever Homes- Minnesota

Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

PO Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Pet Types: dogs

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