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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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Shih Tzu Dog for Adoption in Phoenix, AZ Looking for a Shih Tzu Dog to adopt in Phoenix, AZ? Just 14 years old and weighing , Bella has been , and is good with . Bella’s owners are very sad to have to rehome their cherished Dog. They are hoping to find a new...
Looking for a Basset Hound Shi Tzu Mix to adopt in Calgary, Alberta? Just 10.5 years old and weighing 45 lbs, Frankie has been fixed, fully vaccinated, housebroken, microchipped, and leash trained, and is good with older children and new people.
Frankie, an incredibly sweet senior dog, is a very social guy. He enjoys short walks, however at his age, he is also content to hang out and cuddle all day. True to the Basset Hound in his mix, Frankie is very food motivated and will follow his nose – so be sure to have treats on hand, or in pocket. Frankie has separation anxiety, but this really just means he will be stuck to you like the velcro dog he is. He will require a home where his people will be around often and where a strong, established routine will help quell his anxiety. Frankie promises to be a great cuddler and give lots of kisses – take Frankie home and share in the love!
Frankie’s owners are very sad to have to rehome their cherished Dog. They are hoping to find a new home for Frankie where this special Dog will be cherished and kept safe, happy, and healthy for life.
If you have room in your heart and home for Frankie, please complete our online meeting request form. Once received, our Calgary Dog Rehoming team will make arrangements for you to meet Frankie and his owners. Adopt Frankie today!
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For adoption in Farmers Branch, Texas:
Looking for a Shih Tzu Dog to adopt in Farmers Branch, Texas? Just 8 years old and weighing 30 lbs, Fudge has been housrbroken, leash trained, and obedience trained, and is good with babies and children, new people, dog-friendly dogs, dog-friendly cats, and small animals. Fudge earned his name due to his luxurious, soft brown coat as you can likely tell. This friendly boy is calm and quiet, but has lots of love and kisses to give. Fudge is great with people of all ages and wants to be as close to his humans as possible. Fudge can’t wait to move into his forever home and meet his forever family – will you take him home?
Fudge’s owners are very sad to have to rehome their cherished dog. They are hoping to find a new home for Fudge where this special Dog will be cherished and kept safe, happy, and healthy for life.
If you have room in your heart and home for Fudge, please complete our online meeting request form. Once received, our Farmers Branch Dog Rehoming team will make arrangements for you to meet Fudge and his owners. Adopt Fudge today!
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Exquisite Shih Tzu English Springer Spaniel Mix Puppy For Adoption in Calgary AB – Supplies Included – Adopt CJ (Coco Jewel)
Have you been searching for an amazing medium sized dog for adoption in Calgary? If Shih Tzu’s and English Springer Spaniels are among your favorite dog breeds, CJ is a puppy you will want to consider. This very cute, intelligent and well behaved medium sized dog has been spayed, fully vaccinated, house trained, leash trained and obedience trained. She is very good with small children, adults, dog-friendly cats and other dogs. Her 10 year old owner is absolutely heartbroken, but her Dad has developed allergies which make his other health issues much worse. There is no option but to rehome CJ (Coco Jewel). We are hoping to find a family who will allow this sweet little girl to occasionally see CJ, and receive the occasional update with photos, and Zoom call. This will make the situation so much easier for her.
CJ is an energetic dog that will need owners who can give her the attention, playtime and exercise she needs to be happy and healthy. If you have room in your heart and home for CJ, please request to meet her via our meeting request form today. We look forward to hearing from you.!
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Black and White Shih-Tzu Mix Dog for Adoption in Brooklyn, NY Looking for a black and white Shih-Tzu mix dog to adopt in Brooklyn, NY? Just 3 years old and weighing 12 lbs, Panda is a delightful little dog looking for his forever home, anywhere within a...
ADOPTED! Thank You For Your Interest Shih Tzu Dogs ADOPTED in Edmonton, Alberta Looking for a bonded pair Shih Tzu Dogs to adopt in Edmonton, Alberta? Buddy 14, and Chaos 9 are an adorable pair of seniors that were suddenly without a home when their owner...
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.
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.
Shih Tzu Facts
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
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.
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.