Shih Tzu

Available for Adoption



(Adopted April 1/18)
Male/neutered/shots current
9 years old
15 lbs

When you first meet Lenny your arms will long to scoop him up and kiss and cuddle with him.  He sits so still and looks like a stuffed doggie.

In the car he is silent and still.  On Monday he went all the way to Mt. Vernon to get a new groom for spring.  Someone had previously whacked on his face but when that grows out he will be able to have a perfect groom. 


Lenny has had a full wellness check, radiographs, blood work, urinalysis, dental with X rays and is in top shape. 

He dearly loves having a human and prefers them to other dogs.  We have conflicting information though about how he feels about men.  He lived with a man before his lost his home.  His first foster dad enjoyed him. He is spending the night with a man and they are both fast asleep together.

We think that he needs a quiet home without a lot of comings and goings.

Like many little stuffed doggie toys, he appears to have an “on” switch and can be very vocal when he needs to be.  For three whole weeks we thought he never talked or barked or moved.  Once he felt comfortable then he was willing to express himself.

He should be the only dog in the home, have  adult adopters, and have a steady and regular routine.  He might bark at other dogs while on leash so probably should stay away from dog parks.  But, again, we are a bit confused. We will want an adopter to be within a reasonable drive in case an adoption does not work out.

He is a terrific little dog but just has some quirks we need to learn more about.

Benny is fostered in Olympia WA.
For application, please email Sandra















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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