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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Smithfield, Virginia

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Sparky

Shih Tzu

Male, 10 yrs 9 mos
Hayes, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Please welcome Sparky to the 4 PAWS family! He came to us in April through Unchain America after his owner passed away. Sparky is a 10 + year old Shih Tzu, that was hit by a car a few years ago (he takes medication daily for pain). Sparky is extremely sweet, mostly calm except when he can’t see his person (he gets anxious & will bark/whine), loves to play with squeaky toys, and carries his toy where ever he goes, he even takes it outside with him. He does well with both cats and dogs; he has not been tested with children. It would be best if Sparky's new family was home a lot or able to take him along, he does have non-destructive separation anxiety. Sparky is a wonderful dog with a great personality and a lot of life left to live, if you are looking for an older dog he might be your guy! If you are interested in adoption; DO NOT CALL, please complete an online application on 4 Paws Animal Rescue's website at www.4pawz.org. We verify the care of past/current pets. Our goal is to have the very best home for all our dogs and cats, and therefore, we reserve the right to approve or deny an application based on what we determine is in the pet's best interest. #dogsareworthit #adoptdontshop #shihtzu #rescueisthebestbreed #lovedogs #dogs #dogsareacommittment
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Tilly

Shih Tzu Chihuahua

Female, 11 mos
Sandston, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
PLEASE READ ENTIRE POST AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION - TILLY BREED - Shih Tzu/Chihuahua mix SIZE - About 10 pounds AGE - Puppy born December, 2022 GENDER - Female MEDICAL CONCERNS - None known BEHAVIOR CONCERNS - None known SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS - Tilly is a shy puppy who came to us with several others. The group appears under socialized and uncertain of how to interact with new people. They are all very sweet, but will require a patient and experienced owner to help them learn confidence and feel secure. Tilly likes other small dogs and would be suited to a home with another. Often one well behaved pet teaches the new pet how to behave simply through observation. This adorable pup will be a perfect dog when she finally gets her mojo! Tilly is unlikely to be more than 10 pounds when fully grown. She is a perfect size for most homes! Tilly is in good health, spayed, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. We are seeking a home with an active adopter who has the ability to work from home or be at home the majority of the day to spend time with this little gal. A home without larger pets and with a fenced, secure yard will give Tilly a safe place to run and play. Our adoption process starts with your email to carerescue@aol.com or Adopt a Pet inquiry. After we receive it, we will email you our prescreening questionnaire. Your answers will help us determine that your home and lifestyle matches the needs of the dog and our adoption criteria. Once determined, we will set up a private meeting with you and the dog at a park near our private kennel just east of Richmond. After meeting the dog and determining that it matches your preferences for a pet, we will accept your application. A home visit by one of our trained volunteers is required for all adoptions, and we will speak with your vet to ensure that you are a responsible pet owner. More information on our website at www.carerva.com.
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Spud

Shih Tzu Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Male, 10 yrs 5 mos
Williamsburg, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Lil’ Ole’ Spud is a gentle soul. He is a Shih Tzu/Poodle mix weighing in at about 10 lbs. He is approximately 9-10 years old. Spud was found stray and was never reclaimed by his owners. He came to Homes Fur Hounds in pretty rough shape. He had various infections, and his hair was terribly long and matted. He is hearing and visually impaired. Clearing up the secondary infection in his eyes helped, but his eyesight will likely not improve, and it is possible he will lose his sight completely at some point. We are hoping an appointment with a specialist can tell us more. Blind dogs just need some time and patience to adjust, but usually do just fine in the right home. His back end is a bit weak too. Some of that muscle may build back up as his nutrition continues to improve, but he is not going to be a long walk or hike kinda guy. Short strolls or backyard wanders are much more his speed. When he does wander outside, he takes his time going potty. He usually goes more than once before he's done. He does have a heart murmur, so he requires minimal activity. Spud is now neutered, UTD on all vaccines, free of infections, and microchipped. He is looking for a quiet home with limited stimuli. He is still getting used to losing his sight so a lot of activity makes him nervous. Especially movement around his face. He does fine with other gentle pets with a slow introduction. Young children or active, playful pets will not be very good for Spud. A home with stairs will not be great for him, but as long as his new family is willing to carry him it will be fine. A few baby gates may be needed to avoid him taking a tumble. Spud is a pretty good eater and sleeper. He does need his food softened though; he doesn’t have many teeth left. He loves to sleep in a soft bed. He will go in a crate, but he doesn’t love it. He does much better being confined in a room where he can move around. He is perfectly happy in his foster's kitchen when they are not home. He has not been destructive or chewed anything in his foster home. Spud does bark on occasion when he wants to get your attention or smells your yummy food, but not really a random yapper. He is also doing great with his housebreaking. Someone with a regular routine will be perfect for him in this area. The only thing Spud really hates is having his face touched. Yikes….he really freaks out when you go near his face. You can stroke him gently if you move slowly toward him, but any intentional movement toward his eyes, ears or mouth is not something he tolerates. He doesn’t really like his feet touched either. Aside from that, he is a super chill little guy looking for the right place to live his best life. If you are interested in meeting this little guy and giving him a wonderful quiet home our application can be found at www.homesfurhounds.org.
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Georgie

Shih Tzu

Male, Adult
Chesapeake, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
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Story
Georgie and Hershey are a bonded pair and need to be adopted together.
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Dash

Shih Tzu

Male, 3 yrs 1 mo
Suffolk, VA
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,
Story
Introducing my adorable male Shih-tzu Dash who is eagerly awaiting his forever home! This little guy has an amazing personality and is known for his unwavering loyalty. While he is a devoted companion, he may require progressive training to address overprotective behavior in certain settings. He is great in our home with other dogs and a great companion to run errands with. With a confident and experienced human, Dash will surely thrive! Rest assured, he is already crate trained, leash trained, and housebroken, making him a well-mannered addition to any household. Plus, he respects boundaries and doesn't jump on furniture. If you're seeking a loving and loyal companion who just needs a little extra guidance, Dash is the perfect match for you! We offer out-of-state adoptions and can arrange transportation to your location, provided that the transport expenses are covered. The adoption fee for this adorable pup is $1500, which includes all veterinary costs, comprehensive care during his time with us, and ongoing training until he finds his forever home. Get in touch with us today and share details about yourself, the loving home you can provide, and your experience with the breed. We will be in contact with you shortly. Thank you!
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Gilly

Shih Tzu

Male, Adult
Virginia Beach, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Gilly is originally a transfer from a shelter partner so we do not have much in regards to his long term past. This handsome fella was previously adopted and returned due to some behavior concerns which our staff will discuss with you in depth. We believe Gilly would do best in a knowledgeable dog savy adult only home. We will require a meet and greet of any canine residence in his future home to make sure everyone gets along. Previously Gilly did live with cats and was known to bark at them. He is a smart boy that has great potential but needs some guidance to get there! We have a great list of local trainers in the Hampton Roads area that can help you to make him a successful pup! If you would like to meet Gilly please speak with our kennel staff you will be happy to help!

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11.8 miles

K9 Oasis Rescue

Suffolk, VA 23435

Pet Types: dogs

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19.9 miles

Critter Cavalry Rescue - VA

Norfolk, VA 23510

Pet Types: dogs

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20.2 miles

Homes Fur Hounds

Williamsburg, VA 23185

Pet Types: dogs

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21.6 miles

Compact Canine Rescue

P.O. Box 10312, Norfolk, VA 23513

Pet Types: dogs

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21.6 miles

Compact Canine Rescue

P.O. Box 10312, Norfolk, VA 23513

Pet Types: dogs

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22 miles

4 Paws Animal Rescue

PO Box 1624, Hayes, VA 23072

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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26.9 miles

Chesapeake Animal Services

2100 S. Military Hwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320

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

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34 miles

Virginia Beach SPCA

3040 Holland Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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

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49.7 miles

Capital Area Rescue Effort (CARE)

Sandston, VA 23150

Pet Types: dogs

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