My name is Rory and I am a 12 pound, 4 year old gray and white Shih Tzu boy. I’ve been in foster care at Lone Star for about 2 years now. When I came into foster care I was not a very friendly or happy little guy. My foster mom thinks that in my past life I was abused and that’s what caused my problems. My foster mom has been wonderful with me and she knew that there was a great little guy under all that gruffness just waiting to come out. She has helped me with my temper and I now can meet and greet people without a problem.
I must tell you that I still get a little upset when I have to get a bath and be groomed. I am MUCH better than I was, but I still don’t like it. I do fine with the bath part, but that bath means I have to be DRIED! I just don’t like to be towel dried and I get a little crazy when I’m rubbed with a towel! My foster mom has learned that I prefer air drying to towel rubs! She told the groomer about these little idiosyncrasies of mine and we now understand each other. The groomer makes me look great – even though she says it’s not that easy!
When I am at the doggie day care center I get lots of love and attention. The employees of the center pet me and play with me all day long. I can even be picked up and petted by people I know and love. This is a big, positive change from when I first came into foster care. Sometimes I do get a bit upset when someone tries to make me do something I don’t want to do. I will give a little growl to let you know that I’m not happy. I think that my forever home needs to have no children just in case they don’t understand what my little growl means. I also need to make certain that my forever family understands that I have a history of abuse and aggression and might bite if I’m at the groomer being TOWEL-DRIED!!
I’m OK with my foster brothers and sisters and enjoy a good romp and play. I also love to get treats and to be spoiled by all the folks at the doggie day care center. My attitude and socialization skills have improved so much in the past two years. I actually wag my tail when I see people approaching me! And I know that treats and pets are often waiting for me when I see these people. I have learned that trust is a good thing.
I need a very special someone to continue helping me be the great dog I know I can be. I’ve come a long way and I know that I can give you lots of love in return. If you think I can fit into your family, please contact my foster mom at Teresa@shihtzu-rescue.com Take a look at my Petfinder page for even more information about me.
I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots, microchipped, and am heartworm negative.
Hello! My name is Brenda and what a sweet girl I am! I’m a 10 year old Lhasa Apso, but I really don’t act my age. My foster mom says that I am very nice, gentle, have good manners, and I am quite the lover! What more could you ask for? I was left alone in my backyard after my first mom died. The folks at LoneStar then took me in and are taking wonderful care of me. I know my foster family loves me, but I would sure LOVE to find my very own forever family. I am a long legged, slender gal at 15 pounds and could stand to gain a pound or two. I have pretty good metabolism, though, and may just stay slim for awhile. I do have a skin condition that is probably caused by allergies. Because of that my hair is a bit sparse. My foster mom gives me a soothing bath now and then and that makes my skin feel SOOOOOOO good! I also had surgery for cherry eye which is a very common problem in dogs like me. That has been corrected and I am good to go!! I’m OK with my foster brothers and sisters, but I actually prefer to be by myself. I do play with some of my foster siblings a little, but I don’t go out of my way to find a playmate. Sometimes I get a little annoyed with the younger, more active dogs. I guess I’m just a quiet, laid-back little lady who prefers a pillow to a pillow fight!!
If you think I might fit into your family, please contact my foster mom at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. I know she will tell you what a wonderful gal I am. You can also look at my Petfinder page for even more information about me. Please give me a chance in your home. I really would love to be loved. I am altered, up to date on all shots and heartworm negative.
I am Donnie and I am a 4 year old Lhasa Apso with beautiful, silky white hair. I weigh about 14 pounds or so. Even though I could stand to gain a few pounds more, my build is quite slender so I look good at the weight I am now! My foster mom tells me that I have a great metabolism. I’m not really sure what that means except that I can eat, eat, eat and I don’t gain very much weight. I LOVE my food and I make certain that I am close by when my foster mom is making my breakfast, dinner, snacks, whatever! As long as there is food involved I am happy.
I came to Lone Star with some aggression issues as I am frightened of people I do not know. I tend to bark at strangers and also nibble at their feet a little. My foster mom says that I am doing much better now with new people, but I still prefer the company of those I know. It just takes me a little extra time to get to know a new person and to trust them. My new forever home needs to understand this and give me some time to adjust to all that is new. I like children, but to be honest I think I would be better off with a forever family of adults only.
Because I love to be hugged and petted, give lots of kisses, and get attention from humans, I know that I need to be comfortable around them. I am a sweet boy and love to love my family and friends. I particularly like to spend time in my foster mom’s lap and when I’m there I give her lots of kisses and let her give me lots of love in return.
I do well with my foster brother and sister dogs, and I will occasionally play with them and go for a romp in the yard. I must admit though, I do prefer the company of humans. If I am with someone I know and love, I am the happiest little dog ever. All I want to do is to please you and be with you!
Mom says that I am learning housebreaking quite nicely and when I get to my forever home it will take me no time flat to figure out what to do.
I am just a very special little dog who would make a wonderful addition to your family. I promise to be a good boy as long as you help me when I meet strangers. I will give you lots of love in return and slobber you with kisses!
Please contact my foster mom at email@example.com if you think I could fit into your family. Also, please check out my Petfinder page for even more information and pictures!
I am altered, up-to-date on all shots, microchipped, and heartworm negative.
Hello! Let me introduce myself. I am Lil Bit (short for Little Bit of Love) and I am a wonderful Shih Tzu boy. I am about 9-10 years old and I have black hair with little white paws. My eyes are dark brown and they are a bit cloudy due to my age. But, don’t let my age scare you. Remember, Shih Tzus live a long life and I am planning on being around for a long while as I am very healthy!
My foster Mom and Dad found me at the local animal shelter and am I ever glad they did!! I was actually found wandering in a field by a Good Samaritan and taken to the shelter. My family couldn’t be found, so I now have a foster family – BUT I am definitely looking for my forever home and a forever family to love.
I am very sweet and loving and am easy to have around the house. I get along with my foster brothers and sisters, so if my new home had another dog, that would be just fine with me. I also am happy to meet new people. I especially like my foster dad. My foster parents think that I might have been in a family with an older gentleman as I particularly like to be around men. I’m not too certain about children yet as I haven’t been around very many. But, I think older children who understand about dogs would be just fine with me.
I understand when my foster mom tells me that we are going on a car ride. I LOVE to go in the car and am very good. I also love to go on walks and am quite good on the leash. I am very calm and gentle when I walk. I just like to take in all the sights around me! I’m also learning housebreaking and am getting better and better each day.
I spend a lot of time sleeping, and I will sleep under the table, chairs or even the bed. At night I sleep in my little bed in my parent’s bedroom. I also love to follow my foster parents around the house. I look up at them and try to tell them that I am so grateful they rescued me. I particularly like it when my foster mom gives me a chewy stick. I will take that stick and follow her around the house. She laughs at me because it looks like I have a big cigarette hanging from my mouth! I have also figured out where Mom and Dad keep my treats. When I want one of those I start a funny low bark to get their attention. My little bark sounds like an engine revving up, then I bark three times for my treat. I’ve got them trained because whenever I do that I manage to get one!
I hope that you can see what a great little guy I am. I am quiet, loving, and very laid back. I love to get lots of attention, but I also love just being by your side. Please contact my foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will tell you lots more about me. Also, please check out my Petfinder page for even more information. I would love to be a part of your family. I promise to give you lots of years of loving!
I am altered, up-to-date on all my shots and heartworm negative.