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Shih-Tzus For Adoption Throughout the USA and Canada

If you have been searching for Shih-Tzus for adoption near you, we can help you locate just the right dog or puppy to complete your family.

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Pet Adoptions Network is an organization dedicated to assisting dog and cat owners faced with the devastating situation of having to rehome their Shih-Tzu dog or puppy.

Get on Our Shih Tzu Adoption Waiting List

The reasons for rehoming a Shih-Tzu are many. They range from divorce to allergies and even the death of a dog owner. Our dedicated team consists of marketing specialists with a strong sense of empathy for dog owners who are faced with having to place their cherished pet into a new home.

So if you are hoping to adopt a Shih-Tzu, be sure to check through our listings. If you don’t find a dog, please complete our online waiting list form so that we can contact you when we have a match.

Need To Find a Good Home For Your Shih-Tzu Dog or Puppy?

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If you are in the distressing situation of having to rehome your dog or puppy, we offer the most stress-free, sensible, safe and comforting process for finding your dog the right new home – his “forever home” with people who can provide everything you need and want for your beloved dog. Talk to one of our compassionate and knowledgeable dog rehoming coordinators today.

Call or text us toll free on (888) 720-3322, fill out our no obligation information request, or email us at [email protected].

We will set up a mutually convenient time for a courtesy telephone call to answer all your questions, provide you with some much-needed empathy, provide some good advice, and give you hope and peace-of-mind about your dog’s future welfare and well-being. We are here for you.

Listings of Adoptable Shih Tzu Dogs and Puppies

Scroll through the photos below and simply click on the image or title beneath to view in-depth information and photos for the Shih Tzu that strikes your fancy.


Adopt a Shih Tzu in Edmonton AB – Supplies Included – Meet Jacko

Adopt a Shih Tzu in Edmonton AB – Supplies Included – Meet Jacko

Jacko is about the sweetest little dog you will meet. He is cute as a bug’s ear and a delight to be around. 11 years young, Jacko is a healthy, happy dog with many years of love and joy to add to a special someone’s life. Jacko is fixed and up to date on shots. He is house-broken,  micro-chipped and leash trained. Jacko has a tendency for getting bladder stones, so needs to stick to a prescription dog food, fed three times a day in small meals. He also has some allergies that are managed as needed.

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ADOPTED! – Shih Tzu Dogs Barney and Bella Concord NC

ADOPTED! – Shih Tzu Dogs Barney and Bella Concord NC


If you are interested in adopting a Shih Tzu or Shih Tzu Mix dog or puppy in North Carolina, please complete our online waiting list request form. Our Shih Tzu adoption team will keep your information on file and notify you when we have another Shih Tzu for adoption near you.

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Rehomed – Savannah GA – Rocky – Shih Tzu Mix Dog

Rehomed – Savannah GA – Rocky – Shih Tzu Mix Dog

Rocky Has Been Rehomed! They took Rocky home with them tonight! I am very happy with this placement! I could not have found a better home for Rocky! Thank you so much! Vanessa Here is how our Savannah dog rehoming team presented Rocky to locate his new home: Meet...

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ADOPTED – Moose – Maltese Shih Tzu Dog in Utah

ADOPTED – Moose – Maltese Shih Tzu Dog in Utah

Looking for a loveable lap dog to adopt in Utah? Moose is a very sweet 8 year old male Shih Tzu Maltese mix dog for adoption in American Fork, about mid-way between Provo and Salt Lake City. Moose is good with children and other pets, and has been house trained. He is healthy, fixed and up to date on shots – a ready-to-love dog. He has a dark grey coat accented in white. He is a 10 pound bundle of love, and is looking forward to finding his forever family. Adopt Moose today. He can’t wait to charm his way into your heart and home.

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ADOPTED! – Male Shih Tzu Dog in Atlanta Georgia – Noah

ADOPTED! – Male Shih Tzu Dog in Atlanta Georgia – Noah

Noah the Shih Tzu Dog in Atlanta Georgia Has been Adopted! Noah is a Brindle Male Shih Tzu Dog for adoption to a very loving home in or near Atlanta Georgia. This very special Dog is 4 years old and weighs 12 pounds. Noah is the sweetest little thing. He is so loving...

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ADOPTED – Bichon Frise Shih Tzu Dog – Meet Ralf

ADOPTED – Bichon Frise Shih Tzu Dog – Meet Ralf

Norcross, GA – Ralf is an 8 year old male Bichon Frise Shih Tzu mix for adoption in Norcross, GA, near Atlanta. Ralf is very healthy, and has been fixed, fully vaccinated and microchipped. Ralf is well behaved and perfectly house broken. Ralf is looking for a special home where he will be cherished. He is not good with children or other pets, so needs to be placed in an adults-only, only-pet home. Ralf is very loving, playful, devoted and sweet. In the right home, he will shine. Please adopt this adorable, 13 pound bundle of love today.

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Red Cedar Farms Shih-Tzus

Red Cedar Farms Shih-Tzus

  Shih Tzu breeders in Minnesota offering healthy, home raised Shih Tzu puppies for sale to approved families. Shipping available within the USA. Contact Red Cedar Farms Shih Tzu Dede Hard [email protected] Hutchinson Minnesota 320-587-7063...

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ADOPTED – Shih-Tzu Puppy San Antonio Austin Texas

ADOPTED – Shih-Tzu Puppy San Antonio Austin Texas

Hi, My name is Oreo! I am a super cute, very sweet, friendly and playful Shih Tzu puppy. I am a male, aged 6 months, and very healthy. I have been neutered, am up to date on shots and house broken. My foster mom found me in pretty bad shape. She gave me a loving home...

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ADOPTED – Shih Tzu – Maltese Mix Sherman, TX

Hi, My name is Tippity! Location: Sherman, TX, 75092 Type of Pet: Dog Breed: Maltese, Shih Tzu Age: 10 Color/Coat Type: Black/white, short hair Size: 12 pounds Health Issues: No Behavior Issues: Anxiety (maybe?) Tippity is: Neutered, Fully vaccinated, Crate Trained,...

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Didn't Find the Dog of Your Dreams?

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While we may not have an adoptable Shih-Tzu near you today, we are constantly being asked to rehome these adorable little dogs.

Just fill out our waiting list form, and we will be happy to reach out to you when a Shih-Tzu comes available for adoption near you.


Is a Shih-Tzu the Right Breed of Small Dog For You?

One of the most loveable dust mops of the canine world, the Shih Tzu’s sweet face and gentle, loving personality has made him not only a favorite pampered pet, but a helpful therapy dog.

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And if this isn’t enough and you want to get out and be active with your cute little Chinese lap dog, the Shih-Tzu does extremely well in both obedience and agility courses, and loves an active lifestyle.

But where Shih-Tzu really shines is as an amazing choice for seniors. Shih Tzu dogs are more than happy to tag along with retirees throughout their golden years.

The sociable Shih-Tzu will happily be your companion while soaking up the sun and seeing the world with a joyful, wagging tail.

Loving and patient, he gets along with other animals, and tends to avoid all manners of confrontation. Unlike many breeds, he was bred not for hunting, retrieving, fighting or work – from the beginning of his days, the Shih Tzu was bred to be a loving companion and he takes great pride in this task.

Shih Tzu are not fighters and not good at defending themselves, so should always be supervised and kept on a leash when outside.

One should also watch the Shih Tzu in the presence of small children, not because they are biters, but because they are small and delicate enough that they can be easily injured if dropped or played with too roughly.

Aside from taking these safety precautions, if you have a lot of love to give and enjoy getting a lot of love in return, these sweet little lion dogs are sure to win your heart.

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 Shih Tzu Facts

The Shih Tzu is a small sized dog breed that originated in the mountain peaks of Tibet, where they have kept Monks company for at least a thousand years.

These gorgeous and companionable canines found their way to Europe in the last 200 years, where they filled the role of lap warmers for the well-heeled.

To this very day, Shih Tzus remain one of the most sought-after breeds of dog. They are amazingly good at bestowing joy, laughter and love upon all who are lucky enough to own a Shih-Tzu.

  • Origin: Tibet
  • Height: 8-11 inches at the shoulder
  • Weight: 9-16 pounds
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Life Expectancy: 11-16 years
  • Good With Kids: Yes
  • Trainability: Easy
  • Common Misspellings: Shitzu, Shihtzu,Shit-Zu, Shit-Zoo, Shih-Zoo
  • Alternate Names: Shih Tzu, Tibetan Lion Dog

Is a Shih Tzu Hypoallergenic?:

The Shih-Tzu has a long, silky single coat (as opposed to a double coat seen on a German Shepherd or other high-shed breeds). As such the Shih-Tzu doesn’t shed it’s coat (a non-shedding small dog breed).

Being a small dog, doggie dander (which is often the culprit when it comes to dog allergies) is minimal, allowing Shih-Tzu t0 be placed in the category of non-shedding and hypo-allergenic small dogs.

Does the Shih-Tzu Shed?

Barely at all. It is safe to say that Shih Tzus are non-shedding and hypoallergenic.

Online Shih-Tzu Dog Breed Information Resources

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There are a wealth of resources online that can help you learn more about the Shih-Tzu dog breed.

We’ve compiled a list of Shih-Tzu dog breed information websites to assist you in quickly locating quality information about this highly popular dog breed, while avoiding the “garbage” websites that are nothing more than poor attempts to capitalize on the popularity of small dog breeds in general.

Wikipedia – Shih-Tzus

AKC Shih Tzu Information

Thank you for your interest in finding Shih Tzus for adoption near you. Want to learn more about these delightful little darlings? Check out our Shih Tzu dog breed information page.