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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Minnetrista, Minnesota

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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,
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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 18, 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,
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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 18, 2024, 12:13 am

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These Shih Tzus are available for adoption close to Minnetrista, 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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Oreo

Shih Tzu Poodle (Miniature)

Male, 4 yrs 11 mos
Plymouth, MN
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,
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Hey there, folks! Oreo here, ready to give you the lowdown on why I'm the ultimate canine companion you've been searching for. First things first, I'm a fun-loving, affectionate dude. Let's talk fun! I live for those moments when I can dash around the yard, feeling the wind in my fur. And let me tell you, I've got some serious potential when it comes to agility – I'm nimble, quick, and always up for a challenge. Bring on the obstacles, I'll show 'em who's boss! However, I should go to a home with a fenced yard.  Now, onto the cozy stuff. Picture this: me, curled up on the couch, surrounded by soft blankets, and snuggled up next to you. Sounds dreamy, right? Well, that's just a typical evening for us if you decide to bring me into your home. Here's where I really shine – security detail. Forget about fancy alarm systems, because with me around, you've got the best security in town. I've got a keen eye and sharp ears, and I'll make sure to alert you if anyone even dares to step foot near our turf. No shared walls needed for this top-notch security system! And hey, let's not forget about my furry friends. I'm a social butterfly when it comes to other dogs – friendly, playful, and always up for a good time. So, if you've got canine companions at home, I'll fit right in like a missing puzzle piece. So, what do you say? Ready to invite a fun-loving, cuddle-ready, and ultra-secure pup like me into your life? I promise, once you meet me, you'll wonder how you ever lived without me. ##1946766##
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Solomon

Shih Tzu

Male, 6 yrs 1 mo
Plymouth, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
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Hi! I’m Solomon, or “Sollie” as my foster parents call me. I’m a confident, friendly guy who is looking for my perfect home! A few things to know about me, so we can see if we are a match! As I said, I’m a confident dog who like to take the lead and can be a bit stubborn, but once I’m comfortable I’m sweet as can be! I’m living with some other foster dogs right now but honestly, I could take them or leave them. I might be happiest being the center of your universe! I’ve also been lucky enough to see some farm animals and they don’t really interest me either. I love, love taking walks and that is something I would love to do a lot of. I’m good on a leash, but please use a harness for me because I get excited and pull sometimes which is hard on my little neck. I can be a little bitey if you’re trying to make me do something I don’t want to do or if I’m nervous, so living without little humans who might not respect my cues is probably not the best fit. I love to sit by you and cuddle, and I’m good if we just have a movie night although I will entertain myself with toys if you provide them! My foster family says I’m really well housetrained, but I did have a couple accidents the first day just because I was nervous. Since then, I’ve been sure to let them know when I need to go out and haven’t had any accidents at all. I slept in a crate the first week and although I didn’t love going in there, I was good once I was in. But, I much prefer sleeping in a bed next to my foster mom’s bed where I can curl up and get cozy. I don’t love being left alone, and I will whine or sing a bit and maybe even try scratching the door for a minute to see if you will come back. But eventually I will just settle down and make myself at home on the couch and wait for you. Because I do love to sing sometimes I would probably prefer not to have any close neighbors like in a townhouse or apartment. Thanks for checking me out and I look forward to meeting you!   ##1990293##
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Noel D15064

Shih Tzu Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, Adult
Minnetonka, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I am Noel. I am from Kentucky If you're looking for a hiking partner, look away! Noel's idea of an active life is going around the yard a couple times, followed by a nap. With a clean bill of health, this girl is ready to be someone's spoiled, pampered princess. And just like the Princess in the Princess and the Pea, this girl is sensitive. No kids and no rough handling for her. This girl needs an experienced owner who is willing to build trust, respect her boundaries and help her learn to feel safe and secure in higher stress situations like the vet. Noel currently lives with a cat and another small dog. She has little interest in either of them, but can get snappy with the other dog if he gets too close to her food. She can manage the three steps at the back door, but a full staircase from the first floor to the upstairs is a bit much from her, as is jumping up on the furniture. She'll happily fuss to let you know she wants up and is fine being carried up and down. Because of her sensitivity around rough hands, Noel is only available to homes with no children. While you'll need a little patience to win her full trust, this girl will reward you by making curling up at your side her favorite hobby. From the Vet: Hi! I'm Noel a spunky southern gal finally ready to be looking for my furever home! I came into rescue a few months ago and needed to have several medical issues addressed before I could commit to the search for a home. I came having already had a recent mammary mass removal surgery when I was still in Kentucky. The biopsy from that surgery was inconclusive so I was scheduled for a second mass removal surgery at which time it was determined that the masses were a non-cancerous benign growth. My future family should monitor for any future masses and consult a primary care vet if new masses present. I also had a dental procedure where 17 teeth were extracted. At home dental care is recommended to maintain oral health as much as possible. On my first exam, grade 2/4 MPL's (medial luxating patellas) were noted, however I am walking fine and not experiencing any lameness or pain. Currently, surgical intervention will not be needed. Joint supplements and other supportive care in addition to exercise and lean diet could be considered helpful. Hope to settle into a quiet, happy home in my later years!
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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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Lucas

Shih Tzu

Male, Senior
Crystal, MN
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
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You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Did I catch your eye? Learn more about me by reading my profile below; I just might be your new best friend! Apply on our website ( https://www.healingheartsrescue.org/adopt )  to  set up a private meeting or check below for my adoption event schedule. Come and meet me at our adoption event at Chuck & Don's, Wayzata on 4/14 at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm! Age: Approximately 10 years old Weight: 18 lbs Dog friendly: Yes Cat friendly: TBD Kid friendly: Yes Potty trained: Good on a schedule Crate trained: Working on it Introducing Lucas – a heart-stealer with a tail-wagging charm! This canine connoisseur effortlessly balances tranquility and zest, making him the ideal companion for both lazy lounging and invigorating walks. Lucas has seamlessly embraced his role as a shop dog, bringing joy to our retail space with his serene demeanor.   His love for leisurely strolls spans a couple of miles, and he relishes every step of the way. Picture cozy evenings filled with movies and the warmth of Lucas as your loyal snuggle buddy – the perfect recipe for heartwarming companionship.   Lucas's unique quality? He navigates life with a heart full of resilience, as he happens to be blind. Don't let this deter you – he masters every corner of his world, leaping onto beds and exploring the yard with impressive ease. His bond with his person is unbreakable, responding eagerly to your call, finding comfort in your presence.   While he may not thrive in prolonged solitude, Lucas's unwavering sweetness makes him the perfect sidekick for someone seeking a best buddy and devoted companion. Open your heart to Lucas, and together, embark on a journey of love and understanding. Adoption Fee: $425Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.INTERESTED IN MEETING ME? If you’d like to arrange a private meeting or begin the adoption process, please fill out an adoption application by visiting    https://www.healingheartsrescue.org/adopt   **Note on breed and age determination:  Breed and age are often determined on appearance, our own knowledge, veterinarian advice, and/or information from the sending shelters or previous owners.  Most of our adoptable dogs were previously stray dogs with little history, we can’t be 100% sure of a dog’s breed mix, and unless there is a specific date of birth listed, we can’t be 100% sure of a dog’s age. Additionally, our assessments of a dog's interactions with other dogs, cats, or children are based on OUR experiences. Your experience may differ.   ADOPTION FEE INCLUDES: Wellness check Spay/neuter (puppies adopted with required spay/neuter certificate) Age appropriate vaccines - rabies as required by law and distemper combo or proof of positive titer test Heartworm test if over 7 months of age Fecal test and/or deworming for parasites Microchip &#226&#128&#139 ~ Healing Hearts rescue will also provide dental procedures, bloodwork, surgeries, and/or any other additional vet work as needed while dogs are in our care. &#226&#128&#139~ Adoption fees are non-negotiable and fees are listed on the dog's profile   ~ Adoption fees can be paid the following ways with the required sales tax added: PayPal Credit Card Cash WANT TO HELP SAVE MORE DOGS?   Healing Hearts Rescue is a nonprofit, foster-based rescue  located in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota  that  is 100% funded through adoption fees and donations .  We are excited for you to join us on this mission to save the lives of dogs in need.   We believe every dog deserves to be loved as true members of a family and are committed to fulfilling that dream one dog at a time! Sign up to foster, volunteer or donate on our website Healing Hearts rescue will also provide dental procedures, bloodwork, surgeries, and/or any other additional vet work as needed while dogs are in our care.     April 18, 2024, 12:58 am

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NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue

25 West Point Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

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NorthStar Shih Tzu Rescue

25 West Point Drive, Excelsior, MN 55331

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17.8 miles

The Rescue Crew

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

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The Rescue Crew

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

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17.9 miles

The Bond Between

5959 Baker Road, Suite 390, Minnetonka, MN 55345

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20.5 miles

Shih Tzu Rescue of Minnesota

PO Box 46562, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

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24 miles

Healing Hearts Rescue

Crystal, MN 55428

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Healing Hearts Rescue

Crystal, MN 55428

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Healing Hearts Rescue

Crystal, MN 55428

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24.6 miles

Underdog Rescue MN

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

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