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My name is Perez, although I’m best known as “P”, and I am told I am quite a handsome black shih tzu.  I am a male, about 3 years old, and I weigh 13 pounds or so. 

I have been living with my foster dad and foster brothers for a while now.  I like my foster dad, but I would REALLY like to find my forever home with a family to call my own.  I am a bit independent, so a family with small children would not be so good for me.  I would probably prefer a home with one or two adults to love me. 

I’m a bit of a talker and because I make lots of silly guttural noises, people think I’m a bit grumpy.  I’m really not!!  Actually, I’m very sweet and loving and oh so cute!!!  I’m not really fond of getting my hair combed, although I do have beautiful hair.  That’s when I really talk at my dad – when he’s combing my hair.  I LOVE to be held and will curl up right next to my foster dad on the couch whenever he is there. 
 I also sleep on the bed with all my other foster siblings.  I like to sleep at my foster dad’s feet, but sometimes I snuggle up next to him when I get the opportunity!!I don’t particularly like to play with my foster siblings.  Like I said, I’m a little independent.  But I do like them and get along well with them.  Most of all I like to play with my foster dad, especially when he throws a toy for me to chase.  I also like to take my toys with me everywhere I go in the house.  One of my favorite things is to perch up on the back of the couch or a chair or even the treadmill!

I do have some ongoing skin and ear problems that I take medication for and my new family will have to continue that.  Also, when someone comes to the door I make sure I bark to let all know that someone has arrived.  As soon as I figure out what’s going on, I stop barking.
If you think you might be interested in learning more about me, please email my foster dad at breeze@shihtzurescue.com.  You can also take a look at my Petfinder page. 

I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped.






Posted in Uncategorized at 11:47 am by Administrator


My name is Tinsel and I am a female, 7 year old, very petite Lhasa Apso.  I lived with a family for 7 years of my life.  When they became too busy for me the wonderful folks from Lone Star rescued me.  I was very confused and quite scared when I first arrived at my foster home as I had no idea why my life had turned upside down.  I thought I was a good girl and I just couldn’t believe I was given up.  But, that is behind me and I am ready for a new family to love.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I love my foster mom and always want to be with her.  I prefer to be sitting right next to her when she is watching TV or reading, whether in bed or in her chair.  I also learned that if I flop on my back I will get belly rubs.  When my foster mom stops petting me I talk with her and gently take her hand in my mouth or I pat her with my paw to let her know I don’t want her to stop!!  It took my foster mom a little while to figure out that when I talk (growl) that this is classic Lhasa Apso verbalization!!  It doesn’t mean “Stop” but actually means “Please keep those belly rubs coming!”

I like my kennel and I feel very comfortable in there.  When I first came to live with my foster mom and foster siblings I used to eat in my kennel.  Now when I see Mom getting my food ready, I RUN straight to my kennel, but now I eat my meals right outside my kennel door.  I am fully housebroken and have never had an accident in the house.  I also have never soiled my kennel as I know that’s my little home.  My foster mom took me to be groomed and I got a good report from the groomer who said I was very well-behaved.  I also had my teeth cleaned at the vet and he said I am a very healthy girl.

I have started playing with toys and I usually carry one around the house with me.  If I’m outside, I am VERY protective of my yard and I alert my foster mom to what is happening.  Sometimes if a leaf falls I have to even tell her about that. 

I like my foster dog brothers and sisters but I don’t play with them at all.  I would REALLY prefer to be an only dog.  I also think that I would do best in a home without children and where children don’t visit.  Remember, I’m a Lhasa Apso and I have the typical personality of a Lhasa Queen!!  I might be misconstrued as a snippy dog when actually I’m just being a Lhasa.  I would be happiest in a home where my people understand and love the Lhasa Apso breed. 

If you think I could fit into your home, please email my foster mom at lhasatzu4u@verizon.net.  Also, please take a look at my Petfinder page for more information.  I promise that I’ll be a good girl for you and love you forever!

I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots and am heartworm negative.






Posted in Uncategorized at 12:08 pm by Administrator

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Our names are Jacob and Dakota and we are waiting for our forever homes.  We’d like to tell you a little about ourselves. 

My name is Jacob and I am fun-loving little guy and a bit of a clown to say the least!  I am a light brown and white shih tzu and am 8-9 years old.  I weigh about 18 pounds.  I am definitely one happy little guy and I show my happiness in lots of ways.  I LOVE everyone and love to play with anyone who will take the time to play with me.  I particularly like older children and will follow them around all day long if I can.  No younger children please.

I also like to play with other dogs.  My favorite thing to do is to walk beside one of my little doggie friends and “bump” into him or her.  This usually ends up with the both of us running and playing together in the back yard.  I like all other pets (even though I sometimes chase the cat), and would do well in a forever home with or without other pets.  When it’s time for my breakfast or dinner, I will do the cutest little bark!!  I particularly like to do this as my foster mom is getting my food ready.  It’s just my way of saying “Thank you for taking care of me!” 

Even though I am such a fun-loving guy, I do have a sweet and loving side.  I am a cuddler and I love to be with my foster mom when she’s watching TV, reading, or listening to music.  I am perfectly house-trained also.  Most of all I just love people and want to be with a family to love. 

I am altered, up-to-date on all shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped. 

If you are interested in adopting me, please email sunny@lsstar.org.  She will tell you what a great little guy I am.  You can also check out my Petfinder page for more information.

My name is Dakota and I am one big lovebug.  I am a black male shih tzu, about 10 ½ years old, and I weigh about 18 pounds.  I have been told that I look like a little gentleman in an all black tux.  I am very easy to get along with, and I love to snuggle and cuddle.  Actually, my goal in life is to just make you happy and give you lots of love and attention.

I will stand up and beg for my foster mom to take me with her when she goes to work, shopping, or whatever.  I just LOVE to be with people!!  If you can’t take me with you, I am very content to sleep on my little bed until you come home.  Then I am a really happy little guy!! 

I get along with other dogs and cats, but I do prefer smaller dogs that like me rather than bigger ones.  Older children are fine.  When a stranger comes to the house I will bark, but once I know that person is supposed to be there I just figure it’s someone else to love!!  I will sit up when I get a treat, enjoy going on walks, and love to relax around the house.  I am just content to be a part of the family.  I am fully house-trained, very calm, friendly, and LOVING.  As you can see, I am just about the perfect dog!!

I am altered, up-to-date on all shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped. 

Please consider adopting me and bringing me into your family.  You can email sunny@lsstar.org  and she can tell you how you can meet me.  Also, please look at my Petfinder page for more information.  I promise you won’t be disappointed!! 



Posted in Uncategorized at 12:17 pm by Administrator

The beginning of a new year is always the time to reflect on the past and look to the future.  Many of our little fluffs have found their forever homes in 2007.  However, there are still many dogs up for adoption, waiting patiently for that special someone to adopt them.   Today this column will focus on four special fluffs who were not adopted in 2007 and who continue to wait for their forever homes.  They are wonderful dogs, as their foster parents will attest, and they deserve a special look.  They are mixed breeds, larger than a typical shih tzu or a lhasa apso, and some aren’t quite as fluffy, but all are special in their own right.  Please consider adopting one of these sweet babies who were overlooked in 2007. 

We are Idaho and Russet Spuds, 11 month old Retirever/Lhasa Apso Mix sisters.  We each weigh about 25 pounds and look more like a retriever than a Lhasa Apso, but our mom was a Lhasa mix.  Our siblings have all been adopted and we are still waiting for our forever homes.  Our foster mom says that we are great dogs, well-mannered, and fun to be around.  Idaho loves to play fetch and wants to play, play, play.  She will bring her ball to her foster mom FOREVER for a game of catch!!!  Russet also likes to play, but she prefers to spread her toys all over the house before she finds that special toy to play with.  We both also love the water and enjoy the little swimming pool our foster mom bought for us.  We are good car travelers, are housebroken, and are good with other dogs.  We would love a family to call our own to spend the rest of our lives with.  We would prefer older children in the family rather than younger children as we might be a bit rambunctious for the little ones. 
Idaho and Russet are altered, up-to-date on all shots and heartworm negative. 
Please contact our foster mom at Ja.Peck@Tenethealth.com if you are interested in adopting one or both of us.  Idaho’s Petfinder page will give more information about her.  Russet’s Petfinder page will give more information about her.  You can also look up our Fluff of the Week features and learn even a little more about us.  Russet was the featured Fluff of the Week on 7/23/07 and Idaho on 7/30/07.  We promise that you won’t be disappointed if you adopt us.
My name is Oscar and oh what a special man I am.  I’m an 8-9 year old Lhasa Apso/Tibetan Terrier Mix and I weigh about 30 pounds.  Mom calls me her gentle giant for a reason.  For one thing, I’m bigger than my foster siblings, but I am oh so gentle and loving.  She says that I am the perfect dog and she just doesn’t understand why I haven’t found my forever home yet.  I am housetrained and I don’t bark much.  I love to play in the back yard with my foster brothers and sisters and my ideal home would have a yard for me to run.  I would love to have a family with older children to call my own, but I think I would be happy living with a couple, a single person, or a senior.  I just need someone to love.   Whoever adopts me needs to continue my eye medication as I have a cloudy eye and I can’t see very well out of it.  This doesn’t bother me in the least and I can run and play with the best of them.  I accept my eye drops like a gentleman and I promise I won’t give you any trouble. 
I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots, and heartworm negative.
If you would like to hear more about me, please contact my foster mom at mada51@sbcglobal.net.  She’ll be more than happy to tell you what a great dog I am.  Also, please check out my Petfinder page and take a look at my Fluff of the Week feature posted on 11/30/07.
My name is Pinocchio and I am a Lhasa Apso/Dandie Dinmont Terrier Mix.  I am about 4-5 years old and I weigh about 18 pounds.  I think my foster mom named me Pinnochio because I have quite the long nose.  Better to sniff things with if I do say so myself!!  I can sniff-out my foster siblings left-over chew bones in nothing flat!!   My tongue hangs out a bit as I have an overbite.  My foster mom says that my cute little tongue AND my long eyelashes, make me quite the handsome lad.  She also says that I am very sweet and that’s definitely a plus!!
I will follow my foster mom wherever she goes and I love to curl up next to her when she is relaxing.  I just want to be around my people.  I would love a forever home where there would just be someone to love.  Older children would be great too and other dogs as I do get along well with my foster brothers and sisters.  My foster mom says that I am very good and that I would not disappoint my new forever family.  I am housetrained and I also really enjoy riding in the car. 
I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots, heartworm negative, and microchipped.
If you would like more information about me, please contact my foster mom at lleazure@verizon.net.  You can also look at my Petfinder page and check out my Fluff of the Week feature that was posted on 6/18/07.  Please consider adopting me in 2008.