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Ernest

Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso

Male, 10 yrs 9 mos
Town of Highlands, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Ernest’s Backstory: Ernest was a stray at animal control. We found him completely covered in mats, dirty, and emaciated. We knew he needed our help as it was clear no one was going to step forward. He was rushed to one of our experienced fosters who became an ICU with one of our partnering veterinarians, helping to keep him stable. He made it through some dark and long days, and we are starting to see brighter days for dear Ernest! Breed and Hair Notes: Ernest has hair that grows and not fur. He is an incredible miniature Shih Tzu blend who weighs about 6 pounds. His grey and black mix of hair is distinguished and endearing. He is agreeable to hair trims and is patient with grooming. PLEASE NOTE: his hair will grow indefinitely, and he will need professional grooming every 4-6 weeks. Only apply if you understand the additional maintenance and cost that these dear hair-not-fur souls need and are willing to commit to life for such care. Get to Know Ernest: Ernest is a gem in the truest sense of the word. His former people never gave him a dental, and they let his teeth rot. We just had an emergency dental for him (he was neutered at the same time) and all of his painful teeth are now removed. He has none remaining, which means he will need high quality soft food only. Never kibble as he cannot chew hard food. Some doctors place him at 10+, though the veterinarian who just did surgery for him says his bloodwork looks like he's only five it's so good! Because we do not know his history, we do not know. What we do know is that has a 4/6 heart murmur and is currently on Lasix and VetMedin. He is in the beginning stages of congestive heart failure. If you are not familiar with the disease, please look it up so you can have a sense of how to best help him. He will be on this medicine for the rest of his life, which is shortened due to this form of heart disease. Think quality time with gem Ernest Edward. Ernest Edward is also mostly blind, but he gets along without any issue, and he does not let this stop him from moving about from dog bed to dog bed! It seems he can see shadows and bright light. He has severe dry eye, and he needs cyclosporine morning and night and Optixcare gel 4 times a day. Ernest Edward is a gentle and loving soul. He is so deserving of an ideal home where he can be doted on for his remaining months, and hopefully years, of his life. He loves hanging out in dog beds with the other gem dogs our sanctuary. He is ready to be loved and to relax! Ideal Home: If you expect to put Ernest in a crate at all during the day or night, please do not apply. Ernest will flourish in a home where he can hang out with his people during the day and sleep near them at night. He is a gem with special needs, and he should not be left at home for long periods of time. People who work from home most of the time or retired people who know how to take care of gems like Ernest is what he needs. Ernest can successfully be in a home where he is the only dog. He currently lives in a foster home with multiple dogs, so he can also be in a home with other gentle animals. He should ideally not be in a home with very young children. Only respectful older children and adults should be in his family. A quiet and low-key household is what Ernest needs. Are you ready to be utterly blown away by the love gem Ernest will give you? If so, we look forward to receiving your adoption application!
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Teddy

Shih Tzu Lhasa Apso

Male, 8 yrs 2 mos
Town of Highlands, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Teddy’s Backstory: If the listing is still up, this means his is still available for adoption as we look to find an ideal lifetime home for him. We welcome you to apply! Teddy’s life before being Animal Saint’s care was one of neglect. His elderly person was too ill to take care of him, and it resulted in months of not being groomed and living in a crate. He is ready to live a life of freedom in a home with lots of attention and life outside of a crate! Breed and Hair Notes: Teddy has hair that grows and not fur. He is a stunning Shih Tzu, darling as darling can be. He has incredible hair, now that he’s had time to recuperate. We are letting it grow in all its Shih Tzu glory, and he gets a professional groom every month. PLEASE NOTE: his hair will grow indefinitely, and he will need professional grooming every 4-6 weeks. Only apply if you understand the additional maintenance and cost that these dear hair-not-fur souls need and are willing to commit to life for such care. Get to Know Teddy: Because of his past, Teddy needs an adopter that is willing to give him space and time to get settled into this new life he's been given. He is doing well in his foster home, and he is now seeking attention from them after weeks of rest after his surgeries. Due to the extreme neglect in his past, he had to have an eye removed from untreated dry eye. His sight is minimal out of his other eye, and he navigates well through sound and smell. If Teddy needs to eat or needs something from you, he will let you know with his cute bark. He loves to go outside, and he is beginning to learn how to walk on a leash! Teddy was recently neutered and received a compete dental cleaning and some tooth extractions. He's all up to date on his vaccines. His bloodwork is good. He's ready to go! Ideal Home: Teddy needs an experienced dog parent who has the empathy to understand what trauma he endured in his past. He is so darling and sweet. He so wants to connect with his people. You will just need to give him time in order for this to happen. He is a laidback gent with a gentle soul and a lot of love to give. He currently lives with other dogs and cats and lives peacefully with all of them. He tends to hang out by himself and sometimes with the quieter, older dogs in their home. Because of his gentleness, he would be okay around children who were taught how to respect and touch a dog under supervision. Loving teenagers would be ideal. We look forward to finding this gentleman the ideal family who is deserving of his gentleness. He's ready for his new life! Will it be with you?
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Samuel Albert

Shih Tzu Affenpinscher

Male, 8 yrs 1 mo
Town of Highlands, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
If the listing is still up, this means his is still available for adoption as we look to find an ideal lifetime home for him. We welcome you to apply! Samuel Albert’s Backstory: Samuel Albert was dropped off at an overcapacity animal control facility. Our rescue was asked to help, and we pulled him to safety to give him the second chance he deserves! Get to Know Samuel Albert: Have you ever met a dog who makes your heart melt with love and empathy for them? This was how we reacted to Samuel Albert when we first met him. We were greeted with a hug and a kiss on the cheek while we carried him around in the garden. Samuel is a sweet and sensitive soul who takes everything in stride. We can tell he’s been and seen a LOT. Yet, he’s so ready to love and receive attention. His blend of breeds is stunning and one-of-a-kind. We have asked veterinarians what they see, and everyone see something a little different. Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Havanese, Affenpinscher, Terrier... what do you see? If you only see love at first sight, then you need to apply because this dear boy could be the match you're looking for! PLEASE NOTE: his hair will grow indefinitely, and he will need professional grooming every 4-6 weeks. Only apply if you understand the additional maintenance and cost that these dear hair-not-fur souls need and are willing to commit to life for such care. Age: approximately 7-9 Weight: 13.5 Neutered: yes Heartworm: negative Fecal exam: negative Bloodwork: normal range with very slight elevations in a couple of numbers, most likely due to being dehydrated upon arrival to hospital. This can be viewed upon request. Flea and tick treatment: yes Vaccines: rabies, distemper, bordetella Dental: yes — cleaning and tooth extractions Potty training — working on it and doing well During his complete wellness exam, our veterinarian detected a slight heart murmur at 1-2 out of 6. But she said he’s doing so well that no medication was prescribed. Samuel Albert has limited vision. He can still see, but it's not in normal range. He needs to be given a heads-up when approached with the sweetness of your voice as he sometimes does not see in certain light. It does not stop him from loving life and wanting to explore. With this in mind, a quieter home without young children is ideal for him. Samuel is slowly coming out of his shell after the trauma of being dropped off at a chaotic animal control facility with large barking dogs. Everyone who has gotten to know him says he’s very sweet. You need to let him approach you, and then he will trust. Ideal Home: Sammy gets along with most small dogs and cats. He’s met several and gets along with calmer and quiet dogs. He is not an alpha dog. In a group, he backs away and lets the more enthusiastic ones take center stage. He waits for interaction. His foster home says he’s a wonder in that way! Please keep in mind he does not care for puppy energy or children energy. It frightens him. Because of his gentleness, a quieter home is ideal. He wants attention from humans and needs it. Only a home with older children is ideal. Family who is home most of the time is ideal as Samuel Albert would very much like to be around trustworthy humans. If you plan to put Samuel in a crate, please do not apply. He needs the space and ability to be around his people! Does the gentleness and soulfulness of Samuel draw you in? It does us, too. This is why it’s such an honor to find him a permanent home, one that is committed to giving him a lifetime of love.
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MIlton

Shih Tzu

Male, Young
Middletown, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Meet Milton! He is an adorable 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix. He is good with dogs his size. No big dogs for this guy. He would prefer to not live with cats. Milton is a friendly guy who likes to meet everyone. If you're looking for a second small dog, Milton is the dog for you! He enjoys car rides so he is always up for the next adventure. He is big personality in a little dog's body. Milton is housebroken, crate trained, neutered, vaccinated and chipped. *** We are looking for a family who is close to us so within the Hudson Valley area. To meet Milton just fill out our adoption APPLICATION: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSftnYfej0sD5YBq6NfW_bV4VvpZh9StksaZPH4XkxxUTyySkg/viewform
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Lil Cookie

Shih Tzu Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Pomona, NY
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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Ketty

Shih Tzu

Female, 13 yrs
POMONA, NY
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Shots are up-to-date,
Story
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Animal Saints Rescue Society

Town of Highlands, NY 10922

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12.7 miles

Bleu's K9 Rescue Inc.

Middletown, NY 10940

Pet Types: dogs

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17.8 miles

Four Legs Good

65 FIREMENS MEMORIAL DR, POMONA, NY 10970

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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17.8 miles

Hi-Tor Animal Care Center

65 Firemans Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY 10970

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

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22.1 miles

Critter Cavalry Rescue - NY

Spring Valley, NY 10977

Pet Types: dogs

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25.5 miles

Critter Cavalry Rescue - NJ

Sussex, NJ 07461

Pet Types: dogs

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25.6 miles

One Paw At A Time Inc.

West Milford, NJ 07480

Pet Types: dogs

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26.7 miles

Stray Hearts Animal Rescue - NJ Transport Stop

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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27.8 miles

Ramapo Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc.

2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436

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31 miles

PawSafe Animal Rescue - NY

Patterson, NY 12563

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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