Shih Tzu

Successful Shih Tzu Adoptions
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(Adopted July 20/08)
Male/neutered/shots current
5 years old
10 lbs

This sweet boy lost his home due to his parent's illness. He was rescued from a shelter 2 yrs ago into a loving home and now is having to search for a home again. He is a bit shy at first but quickly becomes a lover. He gets along well with other dogs and loves walks on his leash. 


Tey likes men and women both equally. In fact he becomes so attached to his people that he can be growly when he thinks he needs to protect them. Tey does not like cats and is not a great car rider but he is a certified awesome love bug. Are you willing to invite this little boy into your heart and be his forever home? 


Tey has a great home in B.C. Canada


(Adopted July 31/08)
Shih Tzu/Lhasa
Female/spayed/shots current
18 months old
18 lbs

Eden is a bubbly self-confident little girl who is still a bit shy with people but has learned the joys of cuddling on the couch, in soft dog beds and even sometimes in peopleís arms. She loves to run in the yard, playing with the other dogs but especially with her brother Jude who she tends to boss a bit. She loves her toys and chews but still is a bit slow to come for a treat though she grabs it quickly if it is dropped in front of her.

Eden came from a puppy mill in California along with her litter mate Jude and their mother Amelia. She has been in foster care for a while learning a lot of new things. Housebreaking is going well and she is learning to walk on a leash with a halter. She can still be a bit shy but will come running into the house when she is called instead of running away. Eden and Jude both had surgeries for ďcherry eyeí (an easily corrected condition) but Eden ís did not take and she will be having the surgery again on Friday June 20/08

Eden will need to go to home with another dog (if she is not placed with her brother). She really needs a home with a yard and a place where someone is willing to continue to do the work with her to help her overcome her shyness with people. If you are willing to give her just a bit of time this little tomboy will bring a lot of light into your home.

(Adopted July 31/08)
Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso
Male/neutered/shots current
18 months
16 lbs

Jude is a beautiful boy who loves to run and play in the yard with other dogs. He is learning about toys and balls and really enjoys chewing on hooves and other great tasting doggy chews. He loves cuddling in bed with his mom or his sister and his vocabulary grows daily. ďTreatsĒ is his new favorite word.

Jude came from a puppy mill in California along with his litter mate Eden and his mother Amelia. He has been in foster care for a while learning a lot of new things. His housebreaking is going well and he is learning to walk on a leash with a halter. He is still a bit shy but will come for treats and run into the house when he is called instead of running away and hiding. Jude is even beginning to come up for pets when he sees the other dogs getting cuddled.

Jude will need to go to a home with another dog and really needs a home with a yard. He will not be placed in a home with young children. This shy little boy needs someone who is willing to do continue to work to help him overcome the rest of his shyness but the person who puts the time in will have a joyful little love bug on their hands. 

Jude and Eden were adopted together, wonderful new Mom and Dad, happily residing in La Conner, WA

(Adopted Aug.15/08)
Male/neutered/shots current
18 months old
13 lbs

Hi Ė someone named me Tuffy but Iím no ďtuff guyĒ. My foster mom says Iím a Romeo and hopes someone adopts me who will appreciate that and love me back.

I had an unfair start in life starting with a pet store purchase at 3 months old which means I missed out on learning some puppy socialization. After I was purchased I had a young boy in my life, and I developed a lot of fears because of how noisy/busy he and his father were. I need a nice easy going, quiet home with no children of any age. Please donít apply for me if you have children because it wonít work and then Iíll have to find another new home.

Hereís what you can probably expect from me. I will be very shy the first day or two and then Iíll open up especially if you happen to have another Shih Tzu or mellow playful small breed dog to spend time with me. My foster mother has two nice small dogs (one a Shih Tzu) who have taught me how to walk on a leash with the use of a halter.  I LOVE those walks because there are so many new things to see and smell and I like walking side by side with that other Shih Tzu. I could use a puppy class or beginning obedience class to learn some more skills but I have learned ďsitĒ.  I LOVE going for rides in the car and I sit quietly in my crate during the drive which is the safest place for me to be.  I LOVE squeaky toys so if you could have an abundance of the fabric covered squeaky toys Iíd entertain you with lots of squeaky tunes. I love baby carrots for treats and Iíd really like you to buy the Natural Balance dog food Iím used to eating. None of that grocery store brand stuff for me. My foster mom will tell you exactly what to buy.

Letís see, if you do that for me I can tell you that Iíll sleep quietly all night long in my crate as long as itís near your bed. I love to put my paws up on my special personís leg and ask to be picked up and then I cuddle into your neck. After awhile when I learn that youíll always be there for me, Iíll be happy if you just want to stroke my silky soft fur and massage my back a little and then Iíll go back to playing or Iíll curl up on your lap.

I need your love and understanding on two things. One, if thereís a man in the home, it takes me longer to warm up to a man than a woman but I can do it if you donít push that man on me and if heís a soft spoken gentle man. Give me a week or two and Iíll love you both. Second, because of  too many quick movements and noise, I do have episodes of fear related submissive urination so youíll want to have me wear a belly band for the first week or so until I get used to all the new sounds and actions. Just donít forget to remove the belly band when we go outside to go potty like my foster mom forgot to do once. She never forgot a second time though. See, Iím a dog with a sense of humor, too. 
Wonderful home for a sweet misunderstood lil fellow, now residing with new doggie friend Pancho, and parents in Renton, WA

(Adopted Aug. 17/08)
Phoebe (aka Febe)
Female/spayed/shots current
3-4 years old
8 lbs
*this endearing lil girl passed away Dec./14*
Awesome lil girl quickly found her home, now residing in Hoodsport, WA and in memory of Teddie and Maddie.

(Adopted Sept.27/08)
Female/spayed/shots current
5 years old
14 lbs

Adorable and spirited lil girl, found her way into her new Mom's heart instantly, residing in Seattle, WA

(Adopted Oct. 5/08)
Schnauzer/Shih Tzu
Male/neutered/shots current
App. 18 months
13 lbs

Graham is a cute, loving little boy. He loves to chew on hooves and bones, to ride in the car and to explore. He is a still very much a puppy getting into (and sometimes stuck in) the places you don't expect to find a dog. Graham is learning to walk on a lead and gets along well with other dogs. Graham gets very attached to his person and really loves to be with them. He would make a wonderful hiking, climbing companion or just a good dog for some long walks.

This puppy boy came into Furbaby after being at 2 shelters. Again he is an example of people loving a puppy but not setting limits or teaching him many of the things he needed to be a good dog and then dumping him because he didn't behave.

Graham needs an owner with some dog experience who is willing to do some training and work with him. He would not do well in a family with children younger than teenagers. Anyone who is willing to put some time into working with this boy will find themselves with a totally loyal loving companion-the dog of a lifetime.

Graham found a wonderful home in Seattle, WA

(Adopted Oct.18/08)
Male/neutered/shots current
9 years old
12 lbs
*sweet Pokey passed away from heart failure 2014*

Pokey is a sweetheart.  He is very sweet, he loves petting and tummy rubs.  He also loves to be pressed up next to you whenever you are sitting.  He almost tends to be more catlike, sleeping in the sunshine, walking along the back of the sofa, or hanging off of it.  He likes short walks and is raring to go.  He rarely barks, unless you sequester him, and he knows you are home:-)  He knows some commands, sit, beg, roll over.  Loves carrides.  Wonderful to groom.

He can be a tiny bit shy when he first meets strangers, but once he knows you he is your best friend.  Pokey is housetrained, loves to sleep with his person...just a wonderful boy.

Pokey has a sensitive tummy, so NO people food for him...

The one thing Pokey doesn't like is children stomping on his tail:-(

Pokey is a dream dog, for anyone WITHOUT small children.

Adult Home Only

Kind and loving home was found for this boy, residing in Everson, WA

(Adopted Nov. 15/08)
Shih Tzu/Chihuahua
Female/spayed/shots current
3 years old
7 lbs

When Molly came into rescue, her coat was a mess as you can see below

So she ended up having to be completely shaved down, as the mats in her ears and face were impossible to remove.  She has such a soft and subtle coat, which is like the Shih Tzu, and she does not shed.
Once you get to know Molly, she is a doll, she is loving, dances on her hind legs, housetrained, and a total toy junkie...she has found every toy in this house, and she will play for hours with them.  She can live with other dogs, if they don't get in her face..but she would be very happy as the only one.
Molly was attacked last year by a large dog, who shook her and punctured her neck for which she required stitches, so at times she is very head shy.
The one thing with Molly, is she is afraid of strangers, if they try to approach her or pet her, she will scream (just one loud one, and looks as if she may try to nip) took less than one week in my home, for her to trust both hubby and myself.  She loves us both, but it appeared she was quicker at ease with hubby then please understand, what you meet is not what you week in a new home, and she will show herself as a fun lil girl, who loves to bark at squirrels, happy to see you and dance for you.
Below you can see her sleeping after many hours of toy playing:

This lil minx was a true treasure once you got to know her, as her new parents now do, residing happily with her new Chi friend, in Bellingham, WA


(Adopted Dec.5/08)
Male/neutered/shots current
3 years old
13 lbs

I am learning a lot in foster care.  I am learning unconditional love, patience and virtue.  I am learning not to be afraid.  With my foster Mom, I adore her, with my foster Dad, this took a couple of weeks, and I like him too.  I will do whatever you want, just give me the command, and I listen, I will walk like a champ on a leash, I will stay, sit, lay down, come, rollover, lay down, watch me...just ask, and I do not hesitate to obey.  It took me awhile to learn trust in this home, but I am learning.  I really do want to do what is right, I just need patience.  I love toys, I love to run, I love to play with other dogs, but do best with dogs who don't want to challenge me.  I am very afraid of strangers, this will be a continual challenge...I am better, but not great.  My foster Mom, uses the commands, tosses treats, and tells me over and over, what a good boy I am.  Now when strangers come, sometimes I settle down, but I will bark, and I will not act friendly.  I am so trying, I really am, I want to be loved and I will love back, I will cuddle in your lap...I keep trying.
I am housetrained, I love my chews...I know the right understanding home is looking for me, cause I am looking for you.

Adult Home ONLY

Harley really found some very understanding and loving parents, now living with his Lhasa girlfriend, in Renton, WA

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