Shih Tzu

Available for Adoption


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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