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Shih Tzu puppies and dogs in Olympia, Washington

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Shih Tzu

Male, 8 yrs 4 mos
Kent, WA
(when grown) -
Spayed or Neutered,
Hi! My name is Sid and I am available for adoption.I was brought in by a good samaritan on May 1, 2023.I weigh about 5 lbs and am considered a `small breed` dog. I am pretty thin so I ideally should be around 8-10 lbs at a healthy weight.I must admit I can be a tad shy at first around new people, but once I get to know you I become a sweetheart and just want to lean against you to get pets.I can be head shy and don`t like any fast movements so I would thrive best in a home without younger chiildren.If you have been looking for a cute little companion to add to your family please come down to RASKC to visit me! :)My personality color is BLUE. I am a gentle and loving dog who likes to take things slow. I may get nervous in new situations, so I am looking for a family who understands that I might take some time to warm up. Once I get to know you, I will be a very devoted friend!
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Shih Tzu

Male, 8 yrs
Renton, WA
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 Web Site: ***MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION before we will respond to email or phone inquiries. Thank You for your cooperation*** Please read listings fully to the end before applying for one of our beloved rescues. WE ARE NOT A SHELTER; WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER RESCUE WITH FULL-TIME JOBS. Please do not contact us to look at a dog. We will contact you once we have reviewed your completed application if we think your home might be a good fit. A reference check, phone interview, and home visit will be completed before meeting an adoptable dog. We work quickly. Please do not submit an application until you are ready to bring a new furry family member home. Expect your references to be contacted shortly after submitting your application. We adopt out to homes around WA state & Oregon but require that you are present for the meet and greet in Newcastle, WA. Our adoption fee is non-negotiable. The adoption fee is due on the day of adoption in the form of a check, Zelle, PayPal, if using PayPal the potential adopter will have to pay the fees & charges with PayPal. This boy is a special boy, he is so loving & devoted to you. Soul destroying to think of what he has been through & yet he still loves human beings even after everything they have done to him. We cannot even begin to imagine what Miles witnessed & heard when he was at the slaughterhouse, how Miles ended up in a slaughterhouse for human consumption & yes you did read that correctly, we will never know? What we do know is, he was pulled out of there by our outstanding Chinese rescuer just in time. It’s absolutely soul destroying to think about the horrific situation he ended up in. Working with one of our truly devoted, dedicated & absolutely outstanding Chinese rescuers she rescued Miles & many others for us. Without this beloved rescuer going in & getting Miles out, his fate was a torturous death. She transferred Miles to her own rescue & covid had hit & the waiting began. Along with Miles & many other sweet souls she got well & they waited to come to the US. This became a very extremely expensive situation with covid. We were finally able to bring everyone back through cargo which is an astronomical expense per dog, but we believe every sweet soul such as Miles & his & friends deserves to be loved & cherished & given the chance to have a wonderful life. Now Miles is looking for a special family to cherish him & be patient with him & remember what this beautiful soul has been through & a family that meets all his needs. Miles was rescued by our truly amazing Chinese rescue friends & just as always we are beyond grateful to the Chinese rescue who we are so extremely thankful for what they do day in & day out for these babies, we cannot thank them enough. Miles was bought back to the USA where he is now a US citizen & is so happy to be here & can’t wait to find his new loving devoted forever home. Talk about melt your heart & love you to pieces, that’s Miles his foster family said. He is the sweetest boy who looks at you with such gratitude & just wants to be your everything. Wherever you are, he wants to be. His foster family said he will want to sleep in bed with you & will snuggle up with the other dogs too. He does eat clean in his foster home, meaning, grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins & supplements. He is also great about wearing outfits & being amenable to all situations. He adores being hugged & held because the reality is we are the first real people in his life to show him such true love & affection. He also is very loyal. Miles has been taught to walk on a harness & leash since being in the rescue & in his foster home & considering we believe we are the first people to teach him how to go on walks, he is a wonderful walker. Miles is a rescue & will need patience, time & understanding. Miles adores being pampered & doesn’t want you to stop when brushing his, cleaning his eyes, grooming he, he loves it all. He does well with his baths & is so good with the hairdryer. He also does extremely well being touched in general & adores receiving love. Having toys & a warm bed is all new to Miles & we have been excited to change his world with the introduction of toys & lots of love & affection & a loving environment. He likes laying on you when he is with you or on comfy blankets. Miles has learnt to ride in the car & does well in the car & enjoys a good car ride. He is such an amazing, loving little lad. He just sits back & enjoys the journey. With Miles we are only looking for a crate free home for this lovely little lad only. We are also looking for a forever home for Miles where someone is home during the day or he can go with his people wherever possibly he can go with them. Miles is looking for a forever home who will cherish him & love him as he should be loved & be very patient with him & understanding. Miles has been around many breeds of dogs all shapes & sizes & he is currently with other dogs & enjoys their company but could go to a forever home as the only dog. A fully fenced backyard is mandatory for Miles new forever home. Meaning he can live in a condo or apartment. Miles is now roughly 9 lbs & is 8 years old & a shi tzu & what he is mixed with we are not sure? He is neutered & male, he had a dental/scale & polish along with dental x-rays. He 2 teeth removed, 1 molar & 1 premolar. He has a grade 4 out of 6 heart murmur. He was treated for dermatitis with antibiotics. He is microchipped, up to date on his shots including DHLPP, Bordatella, rabies & dewormed. We have spent far more on Miles with bringing him to the US with his travel airfare costs, without anything else then on top of that paying for his medical care & boarding fees, including a dental/scale & polish, shots, microchip etc, than his adoption fee comes close to covering. Miles has not been around cats since being in the rescue but it’s always up to the new family to be responsible with their animals. We have have not had Miles with small children so we do not recommend children, but it’s always up to the family to be responsible with their children & animals. We were not there when Miles was conceived so we do not know who his parents were & it’s always up to the new potential family to look at the pictures & decide what they think his breed is. As with all of our rescues & Miles friends he will need work on potty training & training, so this should be something the new family would be willing to work on & commit to. Please do not submit an application if you are not willing to commit to one of our rescues care for their whole life & that includes if they need training. Please do not email us asking is Miles potty trained or available, nor do we ship dogs anywhere as we will not respond. We would never say anyone of our rescues are potty trained. Our rescues need homes where the people are understanding of their past & what they have been through & what they will need in their daily lives & not willing to give up on them & if they do need training in their new home will in fact take them to training & not just say they will when applying. Please only submit an application if you are truly interested in adopting Miles & going through our process and have read his listing fully to the end & are wanting to adopt. If you are not responsive to our calls, emails or your references do not respond we will move on & remove your application from our system. You must be willing to go through our screening process which includes your references being checked, a phone interview & a virtual home visit using Webex due to covid & followed by a meet and greet & if it’s a good fit, up to our discretion. We will only be accepting applications for Miles who understands his needs & that meet all the requirements for this lovely sweet boy. Once we find the right home for each little soul we work fast, within days so the dogs can go to their forever homes in quite a timely manner. We do not hold onto dogs for people as our goal is to save lives & please do not submit an application if you are not ready to adopt. We also cannot respond to every application unfortunately. Miles has an adoption fee of $1250 & is ready for his truly loving forever home & compassion & understanding of what he has been through.
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Osito and Oreo - A lovely bonded pair

Shih Tzu Poodle (Miniature)

Female, young , Special Needs
Seattle, WA
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered,
Meet Osito and Oreo! This cute duo is just 8 months old. They came to us in a bit of a sorry state, with lots matted fur and other signs of neglect. They have been settling in one of our foster homes and are doing great. They are a happy and playful pair. They love playing in the yard, following their people around and just spread sunshine wherever they go.  Oreo (female) appears to be deaf and she likes to follow Osito (male) around. If possible we would like to keep them together as they seem quite attached to each other. They will a fun addition to any family. They currently live with two kids and do very well.  From their foster family: This fun loving pair of pups will give you all the love and attention! Oreo, the smaller female, just wants to be your lap dog and cuddle all day long. Osito, the male, is up for a long walk or hike, but then good at relaxing and having his belly rubbed. They’re a bunch of clowns with their puppy energy, chasing each other and wrestling while stealing socks and carrying their toys all over the place.  A fenced yard is a must, as they love to go in and out on their own, and are mostly good at pottying outside. Some help with leash walking and respecting boundaries is needed, as they are still puppies!  Osito and Oreo will be vaccinated, spayed/neutered, chipped. Their adoption fee is $750 We cover the medical to prepare the pet for adoption and the adopt donations go directly to cover those costs and range from $295-$495.  Thank you for stepping up to save a life! To expedite to meet with this dog, please go to our site at and fill out an application. We look at the first applications to arrive, so we hope to hear from you soon! September 22, 2023, 2:45 pm

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33.7 miles

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC)

21615 64th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032

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Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue

PO Box 3257, Renton, WA 98056

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Saving Great Animals

Seattle, WA 98119

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