Shih Tzu

Available for Adoption



(Adopted Oct.22/18)
8 years old ?
16 lbs

My life was horrible.  I lived in a meth house, and eventually dumped on a lady, who everyone knew as “the great lady who takes in dogs”.  When I arrived I was a mess, fur matted, nails growing into my pads, and my eyes glued shut from infection.  This woman took me to the vet, and did what she could, but knew she was unable to give the care I truly needed.  So fast forward to Furbaby and Rebecca’s Rainbow.  I was taken immediately to a vet in Kirkland, where numerous bloodwork was done,  plus urinalysis …nothing showed up on my bloodwork, or urine, which was a concern as some of the readings were high, possibly indicating Cushings , hooray, all came in NEGATIVE “sigh of relief”
Now off to the doggie ophthalmologist .  More tests.  No surprise I have dry eye, but also lens luxation, which is not causing a problem now, but “could” get cataracts, so close monitoring of the eyes is important.
Next off to foster care, where I once again go to the vet.  Now my dental and radiographs is done (happily I only lost three teeth) my skin is not great, so antibiotics for that, apoquel to reduce the inflammation of my skin, get my shots….

Fast forward to today.  My eyes are clear and bright, my skin is looking great, my mouth is free of pain, I am turning into a quirky funny lil girl, my hearing is compromised, but I can hear the dogs bark, and if my Mom talks directly to me, I can hear her…I finally found my voice one day, as I did not bark, and by the way I sound like a seal…but normally I am just a quiet lil girl, who wants desperately to belong, and be part of your life, I love to be petted and paid attention to….each day a little more of myself comes out….I am just a sweetheart.

Fostered in Blaine, WA















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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