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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

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These Shih Tzus are available in Hawthorn Woods, Illinois.
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Buster Moon

Shih Tzu

Male, 5 yrs
Mundelein, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
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Buster Moon is a charming Shih Tzu mix who's five years young and weighs 14 pounds. Buster's favorite pastimes include lounging on couches, snuggling up in soft dog beds, and being around people. He's quite the foodie and is always motivated by treats. You'll often find Buster rolling around on his back, enjoying life to the fullest. Buster Moon is a mellow fellow who seems to get along with everyone he meets. One of his most endearing traits is his cute ears (when it's staticky, his hair sticks straight up). When Buster first arrived in our care, he was feeling under the weather. Now that he's on the mend, he's starting to show his playful side and is even working on his potty training. This sweet boy is sure to bring joy and love to his forever home. Could that be with you? Fill out an adoption application to schedule your own private meet and greet with this furry friend. Follow us on Facebook for additional updates and sneak peeks of new dogs! https://www.facebook.com/reachrescue ##1975769##

Or, how about these Shih Tzus in cities near Hawthorn Woods, Illinois

These Shih Tzus are available for adoption close to Hawthorn Woods, Illinois.
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Joni Winke

Shih Tzu

Female, Adult
Mukwonago, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
About this Dog: Name: Joni Winke Breed: Shih Tzu Approximate Age:  6 yr Gender:  Female Weight:   Adoption Fee:  $450 Why in Rescue:  puppy mill survivor Requirements: another small dog, fenced yard or secure potty area Scroll down to learn more! Please fill out the adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog if you are interested in meeting one of our dogs.  If clicking on the link doesn't work, just copy/paste into a browser to get to the application.  Joni Winke came from a commercial breeder who was no longer going to use her for breeding.  She is still unsure of human contact, but she loves to run and play when she goes outside.  Joni Winke came to us with a couple of her friends who are all looking for homes.  Joni Winke is an adorable little girl, she deserves the best of homes. Dogs from commercial breeders are generally undersocialized (often scared/shy/skittish), and probably never lived in a house.  They need to learn things like how to walk on a leash, go up stairs, and what things like television is.  They will need a patient adopter who will give them the time they needs to adjust and learn to trust people.  Every baby step forward needs to be celebrated, and the dog needs to be accepted for who they are at each step.  Some dogs can adjust quickly and learn how to be a loved pet pretty easily.  Others take a long time to even be comfortable with things like walking through the house.  No matter how far and how fast the breeder dogs progress, they are wonderful dogs and deserve a great home after being used the first part of their lives for making puppies.  A fence (or at least a fenced in potty area) is highly recommended and may be required for certain dogs.  Another small dog in the house can also help many former breeders adjust faster to life in a home and may be required in some cases. If considering adopting a former breeding dog, the following article is good to read to help you understand the special needs these dogs may have.  http://nowisconsinpuppymills.com/mill-survivors.html   We do our best to evaluate the dogs while they are with us, but they sometimes act different in the shelter environment than they do in a home.  Many times we do not know the actual breed/mix or age of the dog, in that case we use our best guess as to breed and age.     The adoption procedures are listed below.  Priority is given to potential adopters who fill out the application on our website.  If a listing is on the adoption websites, we are still accepting applications.  The listing is removed once we have received a sufficient number of applications or the pet leaves the shelter.   Adoption Procedures: 1.  Completely fill out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog.  Any missing information may have us moving onto another application. 2.  If you application is approved, we will contact you to come meet the adoptables that you are interested in.   3.  If it is a match, you will complete the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.  Please be prepared to take your adopted pet home when you come meet him/her.  In most cases, you will be able to take the pet home the same day.   4.  If you have filled out an application and we haven't contacted you within a week, we may have missed your application, the pet may have been adopted by another applicant, or you may have been missing information on your application.  You may contact us to find out the status of your application at this time.  Please give us a week to process your application before contacting us!   The adoption fee through Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is $200 - $550 depending on the age of the dog, which includes Wi State Sales Tax.  Included in this fee is your new companion who will be spayed/neutered, have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (as required by state law), current on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tested (if old enough) and started on preventative, microchipped, and given a general wormer.  Other medical needs will also have been taken care of, such as dentals and treating ear infections.  To assist you and your new pet in adjusting to life together, you may chose to take an 8 week age appropriate obedience training course at For Pet's Sake Dog Training in Mukwonago, WI for $75 (up to $230 value).  You may opt to take Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Beginners, or Small Dogs Big Hearts.  You must register for the class within 90 days of adoption for the reduced fee.  For more information on the classes visit www.forpetssake.cc All dogs are seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Bichon and Little Buddies is run by volunteers who have full time jobs in addition to the hours they spend with the rescue dogs.  Having an application on file assures us that the potential adopter is really interested in adopting a dog.  It also assists us in placing dogs in homes where both the dog and new owners are happy.  The application puts you under no obligation to adopt a dog from Bichon and Little Buddies. The Dog Pre-Adoption Application can be found at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog Thanks for thinking about adopting your new pet!More important information: ***We are a Wisconsin based rescue and do not ship our pets.  If you are considering adoption you must be willing to drive to meet and adopt the pet, as well as bring the pet back to us if the adoption doesn't work.  We adopt primarily in WI and IL, but will consider applicants in MN, IA, and MI.*** ***Please do not set up an appointment to meet the animals until you are ready to take your pet home.  If the meeting results in a match, you can often take the dog/cat home the same day or within a couple days if the medical care hasn't been completed.  We are not able to hold pets for adopters beyond this time.  Thanks for understanding.*** ***While we hope all of our adoptions lead to permanent homes for the animals we place, sometimes things just don't work out.  We do have a 30 day trial period.  For the first 30 days, if you or Bichon and Little Buddies decide that the adoption isn't a good match for either the humans or the pet, the adoption fee will be refunded minus $75 within 30 days of the return of the dog.  Bichon and Little Buddies also requires adopters to return the pet to us at any time that they are unable or unwilling to care for the animal anymore.*** ***We do not show dogs without an appointment.  The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog  Please do not call/email until AFTER you have filled out an application.*** Bichon and Little Buddies is a State Licensed Rescue # 268555-DS February 27, 2024, 11:41 am
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Rachel

Shih Tzu

Female, Adult
Mukwonago, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
About Me: Name: Rachel Breed (or best guess): Shih Tzu Approximate Age: 7 years Gender: Female Approximate Weight: 15 lb Adoption Fee: $450 Requirements: patient adopter, fenced yard, another small dog Why In Rescue: breeder surrender Profile:  Rachel has come a long way since we first took her in.  She now asks for petting and attention through the kennel run gate (that is where she feels safe and comfortable).  She will follow the caretaker and other dogs through the kennel to go outside for play time.  She is still a very shy girl, but is coming around more and more each day.  She will need a securely fenced yard as well as another small dog in the home to help her adjust and to keep her progressing as she learns how to be a loved pet dog that lives in a house, instead of a kennel breeding dog. Rachel came from a commercial breeder/puppy farmer who was no longer going to use her for breeding.  Dogs from commercial breeders are generally undersocialized (often very scared/shy/skittish) and probably never lived in a house.  They will need to learn things like how to walk on a leash, go up stairs, and what things like a television are.  They need a patient adopter who will give them the time they need to adjust and to learn to trust people.  Every baby step forward needs to be celebrated, and the dog needs to be accepted for who they are at each step.  Some dogs can adjust quickly and learn how to be a loved pet pretty easily.  Others can take a long time to even be comfortable with things like walking through the house and being in the same room as a person.  No matter how far and how fast the breeder dogs progress, they are wonderful dogs and deserve a great home after their life on the puppy farm.  A fence or at least a secure fenced in potty area is highly recommended for the dog's safety, and may be required for some dogs.  Another small dog in the house can also help many former breeders adjust faster to life in a home, and also may be required in some cases.  We do put the needs of the dog's first, so it is nothing personal if we determine a particular dog isn't suitable for your specific home and living situation. If considering adopting a former breeding dog, the following article is good to read to help you understand the special needs these dogs may have.  http://nowisconsinpuppymills.com/mill-survivors.html If interested in adoption, the first step is filling out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog  If link isn't clickable, please copy/paste or visit http://www.bichonrescues.com.  Please note, filling out inquiry forms on Petfinder or Adoptapet and/or their application forms does not constitute an application for one of our dogs.  Priority in responding to inquires and applications is always to the applications filled out on our website, time constraints limit the number of other inquires we can reply to. We do our best to evaluate the dogs while they are with us, but they sometimes act different in the shelter environment than they do in a home.  Many times we do not know the actual breed/mix or age of the dog, in that case we use our best guess as to breed and age.   We are located in Mukwonago, WI.  Adopters must come to us, we do not ship our dogs.  Please do not apply for a dog until you are ready to adopt.  Once an application is approved you will be notified by email to make an appointment to meet the dog.  All dogs are seen by appointment only. The adoption fee through Bichon and Little Buddies Rescue is $200 - $550 depending on the age of the dog, which includes Wi State Sales Tax.  Included in this fee is your new companion who will be spayed/neutered, have a current Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (as required by state law), current on age appropriate vaccinations, heartworm tested (if old enough) and started on preventative, microchipped, and given a general wormer.  Other medical needs will also have been taken care of, such as dentals and treating ear infections.  To assist you and your new pet in adjusting to life together, you may chose to take an 8 week age appropriate obedience training course at For Pet's Sake Dog Training in Mukwonago, WI for $75 (up to $230 value).  You may opt to take Puppy Kindergarten, Adult Beginners, or Small Dogs Big Hearts.  You must register for the class within 90 days of adoption for the reduced fee.  For more information on the classes visit www.forpetssake.cc  More important information: ***We are a Wisconsin based rescue and do not ship our pets.  If you are considering adoption you must be willing to drive to meet and adopt the pet, as well as bring the pet back to us if the adoption doesn't work.  We adopt primarily in WI and IL, but will consider applicants in MN, IA, and MI.*** ***Please do not set up an appointment to meet the animals until you are ready to take your pet home.  If the meeting results in a match, you can often take the dog/cat home the same day or within a couple days if the medical care hasn't been completed.  We are not able to hold pets for adopters beyond this time.  Thanks for understanding.*** ***While we hope all of our adoptions lead to permanent homes for the animals we place, sometimes things just don't work out.  We do have a 30 day trial period.  For the first 30 days, if you or Bichon and Little Buddies decide that the adoption isn't a good match for either the humans or the pet, the adoption fee will be refunded minus $75 within 30 days of the return of the dog.  Bichon and Little Buddies also requires adopters to return the pet to us at any time that they are unable or unwilling to care for the animal anymore.*** ***We do not show dogs without an appointment.  The first step in adoption is filling out the pre-adoption application at http://www.bichonrescues.com/pre-adoption-form-dog  Please do not call/email until AFTER you have filled out an application.*** Bichon and Little Buddies is a State Licensed Rescue # 268555-DS February 27, 2024, 11:41 am
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Fitch

Shih Tzu

Male, Puppy
Oak Creek, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
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Cinnamon

Shih Tzu

Female, Puppy
Oak Creek, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
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Nutmeg

Shih Tzu

Female, Puppy
Oak Creek, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
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Emma

Shih Tzu Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, 6 yrs 1 mo
Union Grove, WI
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
ROCKFORD IL - I can't believe Emma is still waiting for her forever home!! She's been waiting here ever since July! Poor little Emma lived in a nasty puppy mill in Missouri for 6 years where she was forced to have litter after litter until she no longer produced large litters. Since she was no longer profitable she was at risk to be destroyed. That's how puppy mills work. Remember that whenever you see puppies in a puppy store! Emma is now safe and ready to start living her best life. Emma is only 6 years old and weighs a svelte 11 pounds. She's been spayed and her teeth are pearly white from her dental. Emma is working hard learning to trust humans and she's come a long way. She's treat motivated which helps in training. She will come up and take a treat from your hand but prefers to scoot away with it and eat it in private. She's doing well with house training. She uses a pee pad and also uses the doggie door to go outside to do her business. If you would like to make Emma your very own you can put your application in at www.tinypawssmalldogrescue.org Adoption fee is $450

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REACH Rescue

372 Townline Road, Mundelein, IL 60060

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Wagging Hearts

260 E. Belvidere Rd, PMB #369, Hainesville, IL 60030

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs

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Wagging Hearts

260 E. Belvidere Rd, PMB #369, Hainesville, IL 60030

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5.3 miles

Wagging Hearts

260 E. Belvidere Rd, PMB #369, Hainesville, IL 60030

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18.4 miles

Almost Home Foundation

P.O. Box 308, Elk Grove Village, IL 60009

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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20.1 miles

A Doggie 4 You - IL transport stop

Rosmont, IL 60018

Pet Types: dogs

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A Doggie 4 You - IL transport stop

Rosmont, IL 60018

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A Doggie 4 You - IL transport stop

Rosmont, IL 60018

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Anderson Humane

1000 S. La Fox St., South Elgin, IL 60177

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

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Anderson Humane

1000 S. La Fox St., South Elgin, IL 60177

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