Shih Tzu

Available for Adoption


Princess and Angie
Shih Tzu and Cavalier/Shih Tzu
Females/spayed/all medical
8 and 5 years old
15 and 25 lbs

“MOTHER’S DAY IS COMING!!! We’ll be the perfect gift for a mother and they’ll honor me for wanting to stay together with my daughter!“ Yes, those are Princess’ words she excitedly encouraged her daughter, Angie, to be patient. I also overheard Princess telling Angie that sometimes it takes a wee bit longer to wait for a new home when two dogs must stay together but it’s always worth waiting for. 

This is a mother and daughter needing a new home. Princess aka Mom, is 8 years old and the sweetest, most loving and kind gentle dog. When she arrived at our rescue she was so full of bladder stones that she couldn’t urinate. We had the surgery done to relieve her as well as the dental work, updated her vaccines, did all blood work, microchipped and to say she’s completely up to date and ready to go is an understatement. If you’re wondering about the bladder stones ever happening again, it’s a good chance it will be warded off with a very simple veterinarian recommended regimen to prevent further problems. The good news with that is it’s very simple and affordable. The foster mom will very willingly share exactly what to do and how easy it is. 

As for Angie, she’s not talking about why her mom, a Shih Tzu, ever got involved with a Cavalier but the results turned out beautifully. Angie is very sensitive and although it will take a while for her to settle in because change is hard for her, you’ll find that in just a couple of weeks she’ll be totally devoted to you. It’s quite simple, once Angie arrives you just don’t force yourself on her. Let her have time to relax and sense that she’s safe and secure. Provide some toys for her to start playing with. It may take a week or more but suddenly you’ll realize you have two very devoted dogs. Angie, most likely will always be shy around new people but look at it this way. While Princess is off making friends with your guests, you’ll still have Angie for yourself. Like Princess, Angie has had full medical and dental care. She could still stand to lose a pound or two but once settled in a new home and feeling safe enough to run around and play with those toys, the weight will come off. 

General information: 

            Both dogs love men. They’ll warm up to women but warm up much faster to men. Go figure - they’re female dogs. :-) But isn’t it nice when the man of the household is also adored by the dogs?

            They’ve been apartment dogs so were trained to use pee pads. Once Princess had her surgery and was able to urinate easily she’s been perfect about going outside. Enough of those pee pads for her. Angie is still adjusting to going outside versus indoor pee pads. Another simple solution is to walk Angie around in the yard until it “happens”.                         We’ve been working on that and  she’s progressing towards preferring that. 

            Both dogs get along with well with other dogs. We don’t know about cats. 

            As is Furbaby Rescue’s policy we don’t advocate young children in the home and in this case especially, Angie would be best off with no young children around. 


To the right couple or home they will be an awesome addition and especially for a Mother’s Day gift or Father’s Day the next month. If they arrive a little early you’ll have two doting dogs celebrating the day with you. 

Fostered in Blaine, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application





(Adopted April 10/17)
Male/neutered/shots current
10 years old
23 lbs


  My name is Rocco! 


My foster Momma calls me Black Beauty because she says that I’m as black as Black Beauty the famous horse! 


My foster Mom says that I’m an awesome little dude! OK, OK, I get it!  23 lbs. isn’t exactly little, it’s quite large for a Shih Tzu but I am not fat...I am just big!  

I am looking for a new family to call my very own!  I integrated very quickly and easily into a pack of 7 dogs when I got into foster care and I don’t seem to have any issues with dogs who are about my size or smaller.  I don’t even care very much about the resident fat cat!  I would love to find a family who has a lot of time for me because I tend to get lonely without anyone around.  I would love walks and time in the yard and maybe even trips to Lowes and maybe even the beach!  Woo hoo!  I would love to have a dog sibling to keep me company when my people are gone—you know, someone super friendly, a comrade, a sweet friend.  I love to cuddle, I love belly rubs and I love just hanging out on the couch when you’re watching TV!  I have a lot of love to give...A LOT of love to give!

If you are interested in meeting me, please fill out a Furbaby Rescue application right away!  There’s no time like the present!


Yours truly,


Fostered in Olympia, WA email Furbaby Rescue for application








Doggie thoughts:

 “Why won’t they adopt me? Is it because I’m a senior?

I wouldn’t overlook them just because they’re a senior.

Are they afraid of me dying too soon? Well, I might be afraid they’d die too soon if I was a young puppy and then what would happen to me?

Which is worse – to say good-bye to an aged beloved pet or to die yourself and leave your pet behind with an unknown future?”

People thoughts:

For me, a human, I’d rather know that my pet is waiting for me on the other side versus me dying first and leaving my beloved pet’s future to chance. Sometimes those we ask to take over our pet’s care after we’re gone, don’t always do so.  After all, we’d be gone, we’d never know


~ K D Dreyer





"The Animals Savior"
Copyright Jim Willis 1999

I looked at the caged animals in the
shelter...the cast offs of human society.

I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread,
sadness and betrayal.
And I was angry
"God," I said "this is terrible! Why don't you
do something?"
God was silent for a moment and than
He spoke softly
"I have done something." He replied
"I created You"

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