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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Belle Plaine, Minnesota

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Chewie

Shih Tzu

Male, Young
Waconia, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Chewie is approximately 18 months old, hypo-allergenic, LOVES to walk. Chewie is an obedient, loving, companion dog. He's smart and desires to please, and is very patient with dogs his own size. We have another dog who is 8 years old that has medical issues. Chewie needs supervision/training for interactions with larger dogs. He gave chase to our outdoor cats when he first arrived, but now he just sniffs them and walks past. He has had some exposure to 2 year old, 9 year old, and 14 year old boys with no problems. It is with great sadness, I feel I need to re-home Chewie due to a death in the family, and our older dog's medical issues are requiring substantial care (though stable). Chewie needs continued training for separation anxiety, but a bark collar and Prozac have given him much relief. Chewie is a sweet friend who is sure to melt your heart as he snuggles you!
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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.April 1, 2024, 12:13 am
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Kylea

Shih Tzu

Female, Adult
Excelsior, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Kylea is a sweet girl learning every day! From her foster:   Kylea is shy and scared at first but when she came out of her shell, we found she loves to be petted and loves lap time.   Very sweet little girl and will be a very loyal dog.  She does best with a routine and repetition to help learn new skills, (she learns best by repeating a behavior.)  She barks when I come home or from upstairs or hears my voice, a happy bark. She sleeps all night in our bed.  Kylea would be best in a home with someone who is home a lot.  No small children but older is fine.   An established dog in home to help teach her how to be a dog. She watches her foster siblings and catches on fast, but still adjusting to a home and  humans.   A calm home is best.  She loves to sleep in her fosters bed, a crate is not recommended, she will chew at the bars.  She has an old jaw injury from where she came from and lost  many teeth during her dental, softer food is best for her.  Toys aren't a favorite of her, loud squeaky toys scare her and bones are not advised with her jaw injury.  She has dry eye, many Shih Tzu's do, and has daily eye meds for it. Leash walking will need to continue to be taught and a yard with a fence is a must, as she is an escape artist. She should not be crated, as she came from an environment where she was in a small crate 24/7. She follows her foster sibling around, this is her way of learning since coming out of the mill, and learns by repetition and seeing what other well behaved dogs do. If you feel Kylea would be a good fit, please apply for her in the link.  Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.April 1, 2024, 12:13 am
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PETEY

Shih Tzu Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Male, 8 yrs 8 mos
Eden Prairie, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, Needs special attention, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
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! Petey is an 8-year-old male Shih Tzu mix that weighs 15 pounds. He has beautiful curly black hair with a small white mark on his chest. Petey came into rescue when we were contacted by a veterinary clinic, where he was taken to be euthanized because his owners didn’t want him anymore. The vet thought Petey was a sweet boy and wouldn’t, in all good conscience, euthanize him, so the owners just gave him to the clinic. Petey had been badly neglected by his owners, was horribly matted and had no previous veterinary care. When he was evaluated by the veterinarian, Petey was found to have chronic kidney disease. He is now on a very specific prescription diet for kidney disease and is doing very well. He cannot have any other food or treats because his kidney disease will return and he will prematurely die. But if maintained on the prescription diet, he can live a long, healthy, happy life. No other medications, other than the diet, are necessary. Petey 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 likes to spend his evenings sitting with you. He enjoys going outside and loves a fenced in yard. Petey is pretty well house trained, and his foster parents continue to work on that by letting him out every couple hours during the day, and by having piddle pads available for him at night. He sleeps contently in his own bed at night. He gets along with his foster siblings so a small companion dog would be fine.. An adults only home would suit him perfectly, although older children (older than 12 years), who are quiet and respectful would be okay. These are the requirements for Petey’s new family: • An adult, stay at home family, although older children would be okay. • Petey does not do stairs so he needs to live in a single story home. • A fenced yard is a plus.t. He loves to explore the outdoors, but as importantly, he must be let out every 2-3 hours to urinate, and a fenced yard would facilitate that. • Petey needs a family that can willingly afford his prescription kidney disease diet, and be vigilant about feeding him ONLY the prescribed food, including treats. He must stay on this for the rest of his life in order to remain healthy. • A family within 60 miles of the Twin Cities. • Commit to attending the annual Shih Tzu Rescue Reunion every year in September. Petey is neutered, current on vaccinations and on heartworm and flea preventative. He is scheduled for a dental January 3rd at Rice Creek with a recheck of labs scheduled a month later in February, also at Rice Creek. Petey’s adoption fee is $270.00 plus $23.02 sales tax for a total cost of $293.02. To meet Petey, 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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SUNNY pending

Shih Tzu

Female, 2 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,
Story
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. Sunny is a creamy white and brown cute little Shih Tzu that is two years old and weighs about 15 pounds. She has just been rescued from an Iowa puppy mill and is learning the joy of living free and encountering new things in life. She is sweet, fun-loving and is excited to find new toys to play with in a basket, and shakes them. She thoroughly enjoys playing with little dogs. She is learning how to walk on a leash and seems to enjoy walks, although she tends to stick to herself as she takes in all the smells. Sunny loves to be in the same room with everyone and wants a little scratch behind the ear or on top or the head – she absolutely loves the pleasure of it, after never experiencing it before in her life. Because she spent her life in a puppy mill, Sunny has not had much experience being out of doors, but she enjoys going outside in the yard when it’s dry; she doesn’t like the wet ground. Sunny is a little skittish of people and would do best with another small dog to serve as a role model and who could give her some confidence. However every day she is a little bolder and more playful. She will continue to become more confident and will flourish with a patient, understanding family. Small children (under the age of ten) would be too much activity for her, and a quiet, calm home would be best. She doesn’t want to be alone or in a kennel so a family with someone home most of the time would be great for Sunny. Sunny is in the process of being house trained and will need some reinforcing and patience when she makes the transition to her new home. She is perfectly happy sleeping in her kennel all night WITH THE DOOR OPEN. Sunny is a sweetheart who wants a quiet patient home and family. To ensure that, here are the requirements for her new family: • Sunny with thrive with an active family/owner that will walk her regularly and make her a part of their daily life. • A family that works from home or is home most of the day • Sunny can be in a home with another small dog who will help her learn by being a role model and friend. • A family with children over the age of 10 will be considered, depending on their experience with a small dog. • Sunny’s new family should live within the 30-45 miles of Lakeville, MN and commit to attending the Shih Tzu Rescue Reunion held each year in September. We understand there are quite a few requirements for Sunny’s new family. But if you meet the requirements, you will have abundant joy with this cute, sweet little girl. Sunny is spayed, current on vaccinations, microchipped and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. Her adoption fee is $420.00 plus $35.81 in sales tax for a total of $455.81. To meet Sunny, 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 the Southtown Petco in Bloomington, MN.
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JAKE pending

Shih Tzu

Male, 6 yrs
Eden Prairie, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
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! Meet Jake, who is a 6 year old multi colored (cream, brown and grey) fun loving Shih Tzu. He recently rescued from from a puppy mill in Iowa. Unlike most mill dogs, this little guy is NOT shy, and is in fact quite the opposite. He loves people and will do anything to get their attention. He is quiet, good with other dogs and likes squeaky toys. He sleeps through the night in his bed (see picture attached) and he is ecstatic about being a pet in his foster home. But there is still some work to be done, such as learning to walk on a leash and potty training. However, he has learned very quickly and is making significant progress. But his new family must be patient and understanding, and continue with his training to ensure that he will be reliably housetrained. A big part of housetraining is being walked regularly every day, which is a must for Jake. He enjoys other small dogs and would do well in a home with another small dog from whom he can continue to learn. Following are the requirements for Jake’s new family: • A family who is home for much of the day and who will make Jake a part of their daily life. • A patient, understanding family who will continue with Jake’s housetraining, leash training, and helping him learn to be a family member. • Another small dog in the family would be a bonus for Jake. • A family with children over the age of ten will be considered, based upon their previous experience with small dogs. • Family must live within 25 miles of Edina, MN and commit to attending the Shih Tzu Rescue Reunion held each year in September. Jake has been neutered, is current on vaccinations, microchipped and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative care. His adoption fee is $320.00 plus $27.28 in sales tax for a total of $347.28 To meet Jake, 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 the Southdale PetCo in Bloomington, MN.

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NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue

25 West Point Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

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Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

PO Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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PO Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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PO Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

PO Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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The Rescue Crew

3500 Vicksburg Lane N., #220, Plymouth, MN 55447

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3500 Vicksburg Lane N., #220, Plymouth, MN 55447

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3500 Vicksburg Lane N., #220, Plymouth, MN 55447

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Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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