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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Palo Alto, California

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These Shih Tzus are available in Palo Alto, California.
We'll also keep you updated on Dewey's adoption status with email updates.
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Dewey

Shih Tzu Poodle (Miniature)

Male, Adult
Palo Alto, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated, and microchipped.  * If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. Our adoption fees vary. Each biography will specifically list the adoption fee.Adoption Fee: $650   Dewey is a 2 year old Shih Tzu x Poodle mix who is ready to hit the paw-ty scene with his forever home! Dewey was rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Central California that sent out the paw signal for assistance. This lovely boy trotted his way into the heart of his rescuer and he hasn’t looked back since! Dewey weighs around 20 pounds which makes him the perfect size for air travel, errands, or anything else you want to get up to! Deweys beautiful cream-colored coat will require regular grooming to ensure he looks his handsome best. He is not a true hypoallergenic dog but for those looking for less hair, he’s your man!    Dewey is the ultimate love bug who can’t wait to find his new best friend to shower with affectionate kisses. Dewey has a lovely, playful energy and he loves his squeaky toys. If you let him, he would sit on a throne of toys like the royal he is! Dewey has a knack for befriending every human he meets and loves showing off his fabulous personality. He has a fabulous sploot, with his legs rivaling even the greatest gymnast. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to see him in Paris later this summer competing for Team USA! Dewey has a puppy-like temperament and is still very much looking for a playful home where he can show off his zoomies and fetch techniques. He would love to join you on whatever adventures summer has in store, from trips to the beach to nights under the stars. Dog-friendly s’mores? Sign Dewey up for three! Dewey adores his people and would love to be your WFH buddy, as long as he gets out for his daily romps.  Dewey is house trained and crate trained. He gets two walks a day and loves his romps. He knows basic commands (sit, down, stay, off, leave it, place) and is highly food motivated. Dewey is also super smart and would love learning more tricks to increase his repertoire. Dewey would love a backyard for his daily zoomies.  Dewey loves playing with dogs of all ages and sizes. He does have some over eager behaviors on a leash, due to a lack of socialization prior to his rescue. He will need a home dedicated to his ongoing training to ensure he can regulate his excitement on and off leash. Dewey would be a fabulous candidate for a neighborhood where he can practice those skills. He would love a confident dog sibling to continue helping him reach his best self. If you’re looking for a handsome man with a selfie face, look no further than Dewey!   Dewey is only an option for homes who have previously owned a dog. Kids in the home should be over the age of 10.July 21, 2024, 12:14 am

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Jellyfish 12009

Shih Tzu

Male, 9 yrs
San Francisco, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Jellyfish, a dapper Shih Tzu blend, has the gentle grace and magnetic presence of his ocean-going namesake. Our guy, however, is a lover, not a stinger. He comes, sits and sniffs in peace, an avid finder and maker of friends in mixed human and canine company. He may not see, but the vision loss appears to have heightened his senses of humor, purpose and fun. We detect a capacity for harmless pranking, but who knows. It wouldn't be the worse thing, right? Adopt him and find out! Here's some notes from his foster: Jellyfish the sea creature may be known for exploring the depths of the ocean, but this Jellyfish the adorable old shih tzu is adept at climbing furniture and wandering to check out every nook and cranny of your home! Despite being 9 years old and mostly visually impaired, Jellyfish is a happy, energetic little guy who loves to roam (even if that means bumping his nose on a few things from time to time). He eats well but hasn't seemed particularly food motivated otherwise. We've been taking him on bathroom breaks four times a day; with a good routine, he has been reliably house-trained. Jellyfish also gets along well with our dog who is also a senior Muttville alum. He enjoys being outside and often gets excited when we start putting the harness on him to go on a walk. Because he's mostly blind, he can get distracted easily by noises on walks and will slow down to try to figure out his surroundings, but when it's quiet, he's surprisingly speedy even on a leash. Jellyfish loves belly and ear rubs. Any amount of scritches and he'll quickly roll over; and if you give him scritches long enough, he'll quickly doze off and start his adorable shih tzu snoring. This guy is quite the explorer and didn't get the memo that he can't see. He loves to climb and daringly jumps up and off of our furniture. So your home may need some Jellyfish-proofing, well-placed dog gates, and a watchful eye to make sure you know what he's up to. Despite this, he does have challenges going up and down flights of stairs, so he will do best in a home with few or no stairs. Jellyfish is also learning how to be left alone. When we're home, he often seeks attention and wants to be where his people are - that might mean napping underneath the chair you're sitting on or snuggling up in your lap on the couch. He especially wants to be where his people are at night and currently feels most comfortable and at ease when sleeping with us on our bed. When left home alone, he really misses us, so his ideal forever home will be with people who can spend time with him and are willing to do some training to help him thrive. Given all this, we have begun crate training him and with patience and understanding, we think he may adapt well to sleeping in a crate overnight or being left home alone for short periods of time in a crate. Jellyfish is an absolute delight, and we can't wait for him to find his forever home.
We'll also keep you updated on Clovis's adoption status with email updates.
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Clovis

Shih Tzu

Female, Young
Berkeley, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Clovis is a funny little dog who looks older than she is. She might be a bit of an acquired taste, since she doesn’t always present her friendliest side upon first meeting. We suspect she has developed a habit of guarding her space in the shelter, which is understandable in such an overwhelming environment for a little girl. Once out and about, Clovis loves to walk, and is happy to engage with people in a friendly manner. She’ll jump up on you and let you pick her up. Clovis also appears housetrained, and really likes to go out and check out the world around her. We suspect Clovis will bond well once in a friendlier home environment. Come see if yours is the home for her.
We'll also keep you updated on FLORA's adoption status with email updates.
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FLORA

Shih Tzu Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Female, 5 yrs 5 mos
Pt. Richmond, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Flora is a very shy girl that needs someone who will take the time and has the patience to work with her! Once she opens up she will be a great dog who loves her person/people! Since she is so shy she cannot be in a home with kids and preferably with only one or two adults. She has stranger danger and does take time to get to know you. Flora will bark at strangers. She would do best in a home being able to be with her sister Ysabel. Please call 707-459-4900 if you have any questions or to set up an appointment to meet Flora.
We'll also keep you updated on TRUFFLES's adoption status with email updates.
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TRUFFLES

Shih Tzu Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 7 mos
Pt. Richmond, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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We'll also keep you updated on Dream's adoption status with email updates.
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Dream

Shih Tzu

Female, Adult
Vallejo, CA
Size
(when grown) -
Details
-
Story
Primary Color: Black Weight: 13.1 Age: 4yrs 7mths 2wks
We'll also keep you updated on Grove's adoption status with email updates.
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Grove

Shih Tzu Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, Adult
Novato, CA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Grove, a gentle soul with a heart full of love. His demeanor is sweet, yet his shyness often makes him a wallflower. Don't let this fool you, though. Grove is eager to make friends and craves companionship. He's a soft-spoken charmer who thrives in calm, peaceful environments. He'll need a patient and understanding friend who can help him come out of his shell. After being in two foster home we have discovered that Grove does prefer women and no cats. He might warm up to a male in the home but more than likely not. His love is worth the wait. Adopt Grove and experience the joy of unconditional love. His shy exterior hides a heart that is ready to love and be loved in return. Primary Color: White Secondary Color: Black Weight: 13 Age: 3yrs 8mths 2wks

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1.9 miles

Doggie Protective Services (DPS Rescue)

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Rescue

28.4 miles

Muttville

255 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Pet Types: dogs

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32.4 miles

Berkeley Animal Care Services

1 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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38.2 miles

Milo Foundation

220 S Garrard Blvd, Pt. Richmond, CA 94801

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Shelter

48.1 miles

Humane Society of the North Bay

1121 Sonoma Blvd., Vallejo, CA 94590

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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49.6 miles

Marin Humane

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato, CA 94949

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