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Hello! My name is Valerie and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself.  I am a gray and white 1 ½ year old Shih Tzu.  I’m a tiny girl at 8-9 pounds, but I was smaller before I came into foster care.  With lots of love and attention I have gained two pounds!  My foster mom says I look very pretty!

Before the Lone Star volunteers found me I was living in a mobile home all by myself, as I had been abandoned by my owner.  That’s when I weighed 6 pounds, had TONS of fleas, and really badly matted hair.  I was totally neglected and abused, and very afraid of just about everything, including people.  Here’s a “before” picture of me, after my hair was shaved.


When my foster mom first took me home I was even afraid of her.  I had no idea that she was trying to help me and every time she would reach for me, or just try to touch me, I would scream.  My foster mom was concerned that I might have something physically wrong with me, but when I was taken to the veterinarian for a check-up, he said that everything was fine.  I was just screaming because I was terrified of everything.  It took me a couple of weeks to realize that my foster family wants nothing more than to help me and love me.  I have lived with them for almost a year now and I love them very much.  I no longer scream all the time and they say that’s a good thing!!!  I do still sometimes whimper when strangers try to hold me. 

 I am learning to love and trust.  It’s taken a bit of time, but I am progressing quite nicely.  I will give my foster mom kisses every morning and I really like when my foster dad shares his breakfast with me!  I even love to cuddle with them.  I especially like it when I get belly rubs!  You see, I am learning what good things are all about!!!   I’m still very wary of new situations and people, but I know that if I am with my foster family they will protect me.  I would love to find a forever family to call my own, but I need a quiet house with loving adults who would be willing to continue to work with me.  No children please in my forever home.  I don’t think I could stand all that excitement!!

I have some foster brothers and sisters, but I really only trust one of them.  I will play with my foster brother and I feel pretty comfortable around him.  I have toys that I tend to attack and I particularly like to play with my foster parent’s shoes!!  They have learned to hide them from me!  When I am playing with my toys (or shoes), I growl and carry-on, and I am quite noisy.  All I know is I am having fun and finally feeling like a normal content dog.
I am crate-trained and am quite good when I am in my crate.  I am almost house-trained and will howl when I need to go outside.  If my foster parents don’t hear me, I sometimes have an accident.  But if I do, my favorite indoor spot to go is the bathroom!!!  I am getting better and better though.  I really don’t like to be groomed, and will let my feelings be known about that also.
Even though I am comfortable in my foster home, I would really like a forever home.  I’m a young dog who needs to live the rest of my life with my very own family.  I know that I have special needs, but I also know that SOMEONE out there would be willing to work with me and help me be your faithful and loving friend.

You can read more about me on my Petfinder page.  Or, please contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net .  She will tell you what a special girl I am and how I would fit in your family.  Please give me a chance.

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






Posted in Uncategorized at 7:57 am by Administrator

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Hello!!  I am Blitzen and I am a 2 year old, 12 pound, Lhasa Apso boy.   My hair is brown and white and I have a boyish cut right now although my hair looks great when it is longer.


I am a fun little guy who loves to play, play, play.  In fact, it would be lots of fun to have a doggie brother or sister to play with in my forever home.  If there isn’t another dog for me, I will need my forever family to play with me, take good care of me, and just love, love, love me!!

 One of my favorite things is to be with people.  I am a happy-go-lucky little guy and my foster mom says that I am super-sweet!  I will give everyone big slobbery kisses if they let me!!  I am really good riding in a car and am also good walking on a leash.  I LOVE to go on walks!!  I’m not so good yet at potty training and I will need someone to help me get better at that.  The problem is that there is just so much going on around me that I get easily side-tracked and forget what I am supposed to do!!  I KNOW that I will get better though, but I need someone who is willing to work with me. 
I am a smart little boy and I will sit and stay on command, especially if there is a treat involved!  I do love my treats!  And I will go in my crate when I have to, although I will bark for a while to let you know that I’m not happy about it!! 
 I’ve been in foster care since Christmas (hence the name Blitzen) and I’m ready to find my forever home.  Do you think I could fit into your family?  I promise I’ll do my best to please you!  Please contact my foster mom at sherry352@sbcglobal.net for more information about me.  She will be sure to tell you that I am a great dog just waiting for a great family to love.  Also, please look at my Petfinder page for even more information about me.I am altered, up to date on all shots and heartworm negative.




Posted in Uncategorized at 5:59 pm by Administrator

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My name is Fitch and I am a young, male, Miniature Schnauzer mix.  The folks at Lone Star think I might have either some Jack Russell or Havanese in me.  Now, I can just hear you asking yourself, “What’s a Schnauzer/Jack Russell/Havanese Mix doing in a Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso Rescue?”  It’s because I am so darn cute, they just couldn’t resist me!!!

I was at one of the local animal shelters and that’s where one of the volunteers at Lone Star found me.  I was heartworm positive when I came into foster care and not feeling all that good.  But now I am heartworm negative and healthy.   I feel great AND I am now ready to find my forever home.

I am about 2 years old and I have white hair with a few black and brown spots.  I am a playful, happy little dog who is always on the go.  I LOVE to be in motion and my day consists mostly of PLAYING!!!  I love to play with my foster brothers and sisters, then I play with all my human friends, then I play with my toys, then I go back to playing with the dogs, then, then, then.  One of my caregivers said that it’s hard to get a picture of me because I am always on the go!!!  I would love if my forever home had another young playful dog to be my playmate.  I would also do great with children, but not really young children.  I might be too playful for them!!!

Even though I am lively and playful, I do have a soft and sweet side and I am basically a very sweet and friendly boy.  I love human companionship and I love to be petted and doted upon.  I also love to go on walks with my foster mom by my side.  I promise that if you bring me into your family I will both LOVE and ENTERTAIN you!  Please give me a chance!

I am staying at a doggie day care center now where a lot of the Lone Star volunteers help us out, but I sure would love a foster home of my own while I search for my forever home.  You can contact my friend at sherry352@sbcglobal.net to learn even more about me.  Also, please check out my Petfinder page.  I’m ready for my forever home. 

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



Posted in Uncategorized at 7:57 am by Administrator

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OK, what is a Tibetan dog doing with a South American name like Chile?  I’m not really sure!   I like my name, but more important than that, I think I am one lucky boy.  Let me tell you a little bit of my history, and you will see why.

I am a 4-5 year old, 18 pound, beige Lhasa Apso who was rescued by the volunteers at Lone Star from one of the local animal shelters.  I was there because of being labeled a “biter” and was scheduled to be put to sleep.  My previous family took me there because they said that I had bitten one of the neighbors.  Actually, my owner admitted that I was being provoked by that neighbor, but I still wound up at the animal shelter.  I am so grateful for the folks at Lone Star that they found me there and rescued me.  I am now alive and well and hopefully soon I will be able to be adopted by that special someone and find my forever home.

I am pretty much an easy-going, sweet, and loving guy.  I still get a little frightened of strangers (maybe I’m just cautious) and I might “nip” a bit at their heels when I first meet them.  I need to be introduced to new people carefully, but once I get to know you, I am very loving.  I seem to prefer the company of men and I have a favorite volunteer at Lone Star named Harrison.  I follow him everywhere and I trust him.   He also gives me lots of pets!!

I like other dogs, but only if they are more gentle and quiet.  If there are some younger more rambunctious dogs around me, I tend to remind them that they need to behave.  I guess this means that I would do best in a home with either no dog or an older gentle dog.  I also would prefer a family, preferably a couple or single man, with a quiet lifestyle.  No children please as they might not understand my special needs.

I am getting better and better each day and I know that I can be that special dog in your life.  I am very loving to humans I know and trust.  Please help me learn to trust you.  Maybe I could follow you around and be your “little buddy”.  I promise to give you a lifetime of love in return.  If you would like to know more about me, please contact my foster family at sherry352@sbcglobal.net.  You can also check out my Petfinder page!

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



Posted in Uncategorized at 8:15 am by Administrator

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Bill Bailey won’t you please come “to your forever” home. Those are the words of that famous song that I long to hear!  I would love to find a place and a family to call my own.  Maybe if I tell you a bit about myself, you will see that I could be a perfect fit for your family!!!  I have been featured as the Fluff of the Week before, and I just don’t know why I am still here!I am a Shih Tzu/Lhasa Apso Mix young boy, 6 years old or so, with beautiful white hair and big brown eyes.  My foster mom says that I look like a little bear!  I am a very sweet boy and I love to bury my head in my foster mom’s arms to let her know how much I love her.  I love all people and think they are all my friends, but I do best with people over the age of 16 years.  I’m OK with other dogs, but they need to respect me.  I don’t particularly like dogs that are overly playful with me and “in my face”.  So, I would probably do best in a family with no other dogs, or at least one as laid back as I am.

I am a good boy.  I am housebroken, walk very well on a leash, and don’t bark unless it’s absolutely necessary.  I am crate-trained and will sleep in my crate, although I must say I do prefer sleeping on a pillow next to my foster mom!  I am also very good when riding in a car and will curl up in the seat.  When my foster family comes home from errands or work, I am right there to greet them!  I will follow my foster mom around the house just so she knows that I missed her while she was gone!  If I want to play with my foster mom I will nibble at her toes to let her know that I am ready for playtime activities!!  My one bugaboo is that I do not like to be groomed at all.  Luckily my hair is very silky and short and it doesn’t need to be combed that often.  My groomer says that I can be a challenge and my new groomer would  need to understand a special dog like me!
I do have some medical issues that my new forever family needs to know about.  I need to take eye drops daily for glaucoma and also for dry eye.  I am VERY good when I get my drops as I know that they help me.  My veterinarian says that the drops have stopped my glaucoma from getting worse, so it’s important that I stay on this medicine.  I also have some allergy issues and need high quality food and supplements to keep my coat shiny and my skin healthy.  I had some problems in the past with getting upset with people, but I was in pain from my skin condition.  Now that I am pain-free and healthy, I’m a good boy.

If you think that I might fit into your family, please contact my foster mom at migi@lsstlar.org  You can also check me out on my Petfinder page for even more information!

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