(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Spayed or Neutered,
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MEET JULIAN…one very lucky dude. This handsome, sable colored, 15 lb, 5-6 yr old Lhasa Shih Tzu was dumped near a VCA Hospital with a perianal hernia. He must have good karma because a good Samaritan was going into the hospital to pick up her dog’s ashes and she saw him wandering on the street. Picked him up, had him scanned for a chip (there was none) and set out to find his owners. When all that failed, she called us and the rest is history!
Julian is a lucky boy but we are the fortunate ones! He is a sweetheart. His first surgery was done and he was such a trooper. Not fun to have your behind surgically repaired! But sadly, he wasn’t healing 100% and so we took him back in only to find out he was re-herniated and had to have a second surgery on 4/21/2022, and then a third on 9/9/2022. He has had some complications — not life threatening — but he needed to heal completely before going home.
Julian had (what we hope to be) his final surgery on 3/14/2023. TA DAH! SUCCESS!! The vet is cautiously optimistic and it appears to have been successful. This wonderful little booger is worth every penny and soon enough, all those surgeries will be a thing of the past. Seems to be potty trained with outside access, but we never guarantee. He really is a special boy. He will be coming to adoptions now.
Julian is VERY active and loves love. He has a great temperament and takes his meds like a champ! He loves his foster buddies and really wants to play! At first, the toys had to do and Julian is a toy maniac — took every single toy out of the box and played with all of them! Now, he’s playing with the pack and loving every minute! He is a kisser and wants you to know he appreciates being saved. He told us he really wants a canine companion who can hang with him and play, so we want to make sure he has one! He doesn’t love being left alone and will bark, so whomever adopts him should work from home. Julian can be a bit of an acrobat as he loves to jump on the furniture and you! Loves his walks, good with everyone he meets, he would be good with kids over 12 yrs (only so he doesn’t knock them over) and he doesn’t have a mean bone in him. His potty training skills are getting better but he needs to heal. Do you have enough love in your heart to be patient with him and love him to life? No out of state adoptions. This is one special dog!!
Our website is updated daily. Please do not apply for this dog unless your home fits the specified criteria. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, groomed, vet checked, dewormed, deflea'd and come with a leash, collar and ID
If you are interested in adopting a pup from Lhasa Happy Homes, please complete the Adoption Application before calling. We will contact you once it has been reviewed.
Lhasa Happy Homes will be now holding our adoption events the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month on Main Street in Santa Monica (check calendar link below for special events and directions). Our event is located at 2116 Main Street, in Santa Monica, CA. Here you will have an opportunity to interact with the dogs and see which might be a perfect fit with your household. Main Street is famous for its innovative shops and is close to the beach! Make a day of it!! Metered parking on the street and free parking on 4th and Bicknell Streets.
Here you will have an opportunity to interact with the dogs and see which might be a perfect fit with your household....and do some fantastic shopping at the same time! Please do call us if you are coming to see a particular dog to make sure he/she will be at adoptions (we do not bring sick dogs to our adoption events). Please bring pictures or video of your home and yard if we have not done a home check (preferred)! Most importantly, if you have a dog, make sure you bring him or her to do a compatibility match with the dog you are interested in adopting!
Don't forget to check out our Events Calendar for more information on upcoming events!
See our home page for more details about our adoptions at Lhasa Happy Homes
Thanks for thinking rescue and adoption and for considering saving a life. It will be the best gift you ever give yourself or your family.