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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Vienna, Virginia

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Huey

Shih Tzu Poodle (Miniature)

Male, Senior
Vienna, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Huey is a budding senior Shi Tzu mix who came to the rescue after one of our veterinary partners contacted us for help. Huey’s owners had asked them to euthanize him, and they felt it was an extreme measure. We believe Huey was mistreated in his former life and had some behavioral/trust issues and an ongoing ear infection that needed to be addressed. We felt he deserved a chance to rehabilitate and live his golden years in a loving home. Once he was in our care, we were consistent with his meds and vet follow-ups and changed his diet to help with his allergies…It’s worked well. He still has occasional ear flare ups, and will need periodic cleanings from the vet., but he’s definitely feeling better and has a bounce in his step now.  In his prior life, Huey was mistreated and would snarl to avoid being handled or get his desired outcome of being left alone. His instinct was to avoid human touch and affection.... We knew Huey was trapped in this pattern and enlisted the help of Daniel with Lakeside Dog Trainer to work with Huey and help him learn to trust and establish new behaviors. TRAINER UPDATE - 11/15/22 “When Huey started his training back in August, he showed his defensive side towards us. He avoided eye contact and had NO interest in engaging. We worked with him on verbal cues and making eye contact. After a few days, he started to relax and realized he liked having someone else in charge. He started to seek out attention. We’ve been doing structured training with commands to build his trust, and working on basic obedience too. Huey is crate trained, housetrained, has learned to sit and wait for food, and has solid leash skills. He loves to go for walks and LOVES car rides, and does great meeting other dogs and people on leash.  Even after a hard life, Huey has proven he can be part of a pack. He’s still learning to trust his handlers, and enjoys receiving pets and affection on his terms. Picking him up is still not advisable, but we have not pushed that yet. Huey would be great as an only-dog, or with another calm, confident dog and he’s been fostered with cats. We have continuously exposed him to other dogs for short, safe, and positive meetings and he’s learned that humans will advocate for him and has really improved his doggie social skills. He needs a calm home — no kids or loud city noises. Structure will be key to Huey’s success. UPDATE - 2/25/23 Huey transitioned into a foster home in December, living with a retired foster mom who was a special ed teacher, a patient foster dad, and their three other dogs. He had some early hurdles, but his fosters powered through and he’s settled into a groove. We’ve confirmed that he absolutely needs structure and boundaries when he goes to a new home. If you give him too much freedom at once, he will make bad decisions, and really needs an owner who is a leader first, who also listens to his queues.  After two months in his foster home, Huey still has the potential to nip, but his foster family has mostly been able to successfully navigate around it as he typically gives warning...but not every time. He’s not going to be a cuddly lap dog, but he does make a good companion, and wants to be near you. He will follow his foster mom around the house, would love to accompany you on walks or running errands and will alert you to danger.  Huey is a complex pup. He can be a charmer wanting your affection and then get spooked and suddenly growl.  When he wants physical contact with you, he will put his front paws on your knees. If you reach out to touch him and he ducks his head or shows hesitation/resistance, it's best not to push affection. He is fearful of someone trying to pick him up especially when leaning over him. His foster parents give him affection when he requests it, but do not initiate petting. After two months, he’s now choosing to lay next to his foster mom on the couch, vs. the other end…baby steps! PACK: Huey has been living with three dogs and shows no reactivity to the pack when outside, eating, or taking treats. He initiates play with the two smaller dogs who are about his size. He can be reactive/growly (never bites or engages) with the larger dog in his foster home.  He is fine with her at mealtimes and outside, but will react to her inside the home if she gets too close to him when he’s on the couch or bed. One approach is to keep Huey off beds/couches and his trainers did restrict his access, but his foster family is allowing it. They manage their engagement and use a water squirt bottle to stop unwanted behavior…it works pretty well. CRATE: The crate was an importat tool to settle Huey in and they keep it always open and available to him. He no longer sleeps in it overnight. He sleeps on a doggie bed on the floor next to his foster parents bed and has never guarded his doggie bed, or the chairs he is permitted to sit on…so we are seeing progress. The dogs all switch places throughout the day with no problems. MEETING NEW PEOPLE: Surprisingly, Huey is great at meeting new people. The foster family’s 12-year-old granddaughter and son-in law came to visit and Huey was very excited. He jumped up against their legs and invited them to pet him. No snapping or growling…he often acts like this when meeting someone knew…it is perplexing.  FOOD/TREATS:  He shows no signs of food aggression. He eats in the same room with the pack. They are separated around the room, but he does not push and will wait for his turn. He also sits with the pack and waits for his treat, which he takes gently. PETTING:  His foster mom never reaches to touch him without giving him the option to tell me he doesn’t want it by lowering his head or turning away. ( if pressed he will snap or growl)  If you are sitting and he comes over to you, he will lean in to get scratched or petted. He loves to have his ears rubbed, but you should never bend over to pet him, especially if he is laying down. He needs to be the initiator of contact. HOUSE MANNERS: He learned how to use the doggie doors to go out within the first hour he was here. He goes in and out as needed. LOUD NOISES: He fears fireworks and storms. He chose to sit with his foster mom on New Year’s Eve. He was shaking and for the first time wanted to be held. Huey continues to make progress, but does have quirks and needs a special adopter who is ready to work with a more complicated pup. He needs someone who understand his fear issues and allows him to be himself and accepts his love of all things paper.  He is not a cuddly lap dog,  but enjoys being near you. We are looking for an adopter with some leadership skills and patience to settle him in. Huey’s trainer will stay involved during his transition to his new home and be a resource for support as he settles in. Apply today to learn more. BREED ESTIMATE: Shi Tzu or Shih-Poo GENDER: Male APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: ~ 19 lbs  APPROXIMATE AGE: ~  9.5 -10 years old COAT TYPE:  Long/Low shed - Requires regularly grooming ADOPTION FEE: $400 OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped LOCATION: Charlotte, NC   FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to https://adopt.worthydog.org and complete the application. You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to https://foster.worthydog.org and fill out an application. Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area. May 28, 2024, 8:38 am

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These Shih Tzus are available for adoption close to Vienna, Virginia.
We'll also keep you updated on PARKER's adoption status with email updates.
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PARKER

Shih Tzu Poodle (Toy or Tea Cup)

Male, 3 yrs 5 mos
Fairfax, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
PARKER Shih Tzu Mix Male Cream 3 years old 23 pounds ​ PARKER Shih Tzu Mix Male Cream 3 years old 23 pounds ​ Meet Parker - a playful and deserving pup Parker started off being reserved when he met his foster's residential dog and husband. However, over time, he has warmed up to them, showing an ability to build trust. Parker sometimes exhibits a bit of guarding when he's in his crate or with a toy. Identifying triggers for this behavior can be crucial in understanding and managing it effectively. Patience, building trust, and positive training will do wonders for this furry friend. Parker engages in playful activities like tug of war with a residential female dog. Understanding when these interactions are positive may offer insights into his personality and preferences when it comes to playing. Parker loves running around at full speed in the yard, showcasing high energy levels and a playful nature. He is potty trained which indicates a level of training and adaptability. Understanding Parker's past and working with his unique needs, including potential fear or trust issues, will be essential for providing him with a secure and loving home. This cute underbite is very typical of a ShihTzu trait! Please Note: *Must have a FENCED-IN yard!* **No children under 10!** If you are interested in adopting PARKER please go to our website www.somersetcottagepoodlerescue.org to see our adoption process and download the adoption application or click below on ADOPT ME! PARKER's adoption donation is $695
We'll also keep you updated on Pepper 7” call at the shoulder's adoption status with email updates.
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Pepper 7” call at the shoulder

Shih Tzu Chihuahua

Female, Puppy
Great Falls, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
I have more videos on the rescue website! My name is Pepper. I weigh 7 lbs. (2/16). I am one in a litter of three. We were born around November 15. We are fostered in Mount Airy, North Carolina but easy, affordable transportation is available. Our mom weighed 7 pounds and our dad weighed 10 pounds. They were both family pets with great dispositions. We all have long bodies and short legs. We are not considered hypoallergenic or non-shedding since we are mixed breed puppies. We are well socialized and very loving. We love being held and petted, and we always greet our foster mom at the door with wagging tails and lots of kisses. We love to play with toys and with each other. We do like to chew on fingers and toes so we definitely need some training in this area. We have a medium energy level. We are working on house training. We sleep in a crate every night and we have learned not to potty in our crate. As soon as our crate door is opened every morning we run straight to the door to go outside and potty. We are good with the other dogs and love to play with them. I am the boldest of the three and the first to try anything new. I love to snooze in my foster’s lap! We provide hours of entertainment to our foster mom just watching us play. We are pretty typical puppies - we eat, sleep, play, and then start all over again. We have so much love to give and we are ready to go to our new forever homes! We will not be adopted in to homes with small children because we are so small. We are up-to-date on our puppy shots and we have been dewormed. We have already had a check up by the veterinarian. Our records will accompany us to our new homes. Email is the best method of contact . Adoption applications can be found on our rescue website Carolinacaninerescuenc.com
We'll also keep you updated on Moshi's adoption status with email updates.
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Moshi

Shih Tzu

Male, 2 yrs 6 mos
Springfield, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Name: MoshiAge: 2 yearsWeight: 30 lbsSuspected Breeds: Shih Tzu MixHouse Trained: YesCrate Trained: Barks in crateLeash Trained: Pulls a littleGood with other dogs? Is leash reactive, fine with other dogs off leash.Kid Friendly: Not SureGood with cats? YesVaccines: Up to dateSpayed/Neutered: Neuter PendingMicrochipped: YesAdoption Fee: 450 ** PICTURES CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: www.nerdypaws.orgFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdypawsrescueDue to Petfinder upgrtading their database, picture uploads have been very delayed, please check out the above links! **Moshi is a very sweet and friendly pup looking for his furever home. He came to us from a shelter in Maryland as an owner surrender who said they could no longer care for him. Poor Moshi was filthy and full of mats but he is feeling (and looking!) much better after we cut 2 lbs of mats off of him. While he was patient for his grooming while we cut mats off, he does have an aversion to brushes. His hair was in very bad shape and he has lots of sores on his skin from the extreme matting. It was very painful for him and he now has some fear and anxiety when brushes get near him. He could still use a visit to a professional groomer to even him out. Moshi loves attention and is very playful. He is a very sweet pup, he just needs someone to love him and help him erase his memories of neglect.Moshi is up to to date on his vaccinations and is microchipped. His neuter is pending. __________________________________If you are interested in meeting a dog or cat, we require an adoption application.Apply to adopt at: www.nerdypaws.orgNerdy Paws Animal Rescue is a foster based rescue in Springfield, VA. We do not have a shelter, all of our animals are in foster homes. We require all potential adopters to fill out an application before setting up a meeting with the animal and their foster family.If the animal has *HAS APP* listed in their name it means they currently have an application that has not been finalized. They are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon. Please Like and Follow us on Facebook for more pictures and updates!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nerdypawsrescueTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nerdypawsrescue ##2050787##
We'll also keep you updated on Justin's adoption status with email updates.
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Justin

Shih Tzu

Male, 2 yrs 6 mos
Fairfax Station, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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We'll also keep you updated on Chris's adoption status with email updates.
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Chris

Shih Tzu

Male, 2 yrs 6 mos
Fairfax Station, VA
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
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We'll also keep you updated on Sissy's adoption status with email updates.
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Sissy

Shih Tzu Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier

Female, Senior
Washington, DC
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Please contact Sue Caley (suec@luckydoganimalrescue.org) for more information about this pet.SISSY     Female Weight: 8.6 lbs Best guess for age: 14 years as of September 2023 Best guess for breed: Shih tzu and Yorkie mix   It can take a lifetime of experience to teach people what the most essential - and best - things in life are. Good food. A comfortable place to rest. Smelling the flowers, savoring the feel of a warm sunbeam. And, above all, being with loved ones.   Or it can take a Sissy.   Sissy is content with the simple pleasures of life. She loves relaxing on her bed and will just enjoy her time there, going to her water bowl when she gets thirsty. She enjoys cuddling sessions. She relishes her rides in a stroller on warm days, sniffing the breeze. When her foster family goes on a road trip, she enjoys the car ride; she is an excellent traveler. When the four dogs in her foster home are playing around her, she likes just being near them. And oh yes, she loves her meals and her treats!   She communicates well with her humans. If she needs something - food, a water bowl refill, to go out for potty - she barks. She will also signal if she needs something during a car ride.    This sweet, calm, laid back girl experiences life with her nose and her heart. She is mostly blind and deaf. Her fosters say she has mapped her areas in their home and has her favorite spot there.    Because she is not able to see or hear when her humans are not around to respond to her barking cues, she would do best in a home where someone is home most of the day. Sissy has so much to offer in exchange. Love. Cuddles. And reminders of what is truly important. Will she be your reminder? Will you be her soft landing?   Gets Along With:   Sissy currently lives with dogs and does well. She hasn't been seen with cats. Because children might not remember to be calm around Sissy, we do not recommend her for a home with kids under the age of 12.    Currently Living at:  DC area foster   Special adoption considerations:  Sissy experiences the world with her nose and her heart. She is mostly blind and deaf.  Lucky Dog cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken.  All of our dogs are working on their crate training.  TO ADOPT:      The adoption fee for this dog is $375, which includes the cost of routine vetting, including vaccinations and spay/neuter. If you are interested in adopting, please complete the Adoption Questionnaire online   at   bit.ly/adoptaluckydog  .   Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does our best to provide accurate information about the dogs we have for adoption. That said, we cannot make any guarantees about age, breed or temperament. Thank you for contacting Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and helping to save a life!  Please visit us online at      www.luckydoganimalrescue.org   .    BE A FOSTER!!!     Fosters make it possible for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue to save and care for homeless and abandoned dogs! To learn about fostering, please contact fostering@luckydoganimalrescue.org! BE A SPONSOR!!!!     Sponsors help Lucky Dog support the many dogs we save. To learn more about sponsorship, please contact     info@luckydoganimalrescue.org   ! May 28, 2024, 3:16 pm

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Washington, DC 20007

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