Posted in Uncategorized at 7:44 pm by Volunteers

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Handsome, handsome, handsome, that’s what the name Hasani means in Egyptian and that’s me!  I am one good-looking little Shih Tzu boy.   My foster parents think that I am about 2 years old.  I weigh 9 pounds, and have a beautiful caramel-brown coat.  I also have a white stripe on my chest and a little tiny brown nose just like my coat.  My coat is very soft and my foster mom says that she loves to cuddle with me because I feel so good.  And she says that my baby face makes her want to just squeeze me to pieces!! 
I am a special needs dog as I am blind in both eyes, but don’t let that stop you from checking me out!  Even though I am blind I get along very well once I learn the lay of the land.  And, if I bump into something, that’s just fine by me.  It’s helping me to learn my surroundings.  Actually I love to be close to my foster mom and dad and will search them out.  I often bump into things when I’m looking for them.  You see, whenever I find them I know that I will get hugs, kisses, and lots of cuddles.  My very favorite thing to do is to be loved by my family.  I don’t want to be a pest so I am also just happy to be at their feet or sitting next to them.  My family gives me the confidence I need.
My foster mom and dad say that I am also quite the independent little guy.  I like to explore the outside and smell the grass and the flowers.  I also am learning how to walk on a leash with Mom and Dad close by to guide me.  I listen for their encouraging words.  I also am doing great with housebreaking. 

I love my foster brother and sisters and I also learn from them!  We play and romp together and I follow them around.  I love my treats and make sure that I gently take them from Mom or Dad’s hand when they are offered.  That’s one thing I didn’t learn from my siblings!  They snatch and run with their treats.  I am excited when I get one, but I know how to be a gentleman.

I do a special little dance that makes my foster parents laugh.  And they say that I am adorable when I do it!  I bounce back and forth from one front paw to the other and then I paw my back legs one at a time, just like a bull would do.  It’s called “Hasani Aerobics” and it’s special to me!

I think my ideal forever home would have someone home most of the time to give me all the love and attention that I crave.  A nice lap to cuddle-up in would be absolutely fabulous!!!  Do you think that lap might be yours?

If you think I might be the right little guy for your family, please email my foster parents at tzuaustin@gmail.com.  Also, I have my very own Petfinder page that you can look at to learn even more about me.  

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




ASHLEY WILKES FITZGERALD-I’m now with Toy Breed Rescue in California

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:15 pm by Volunteers

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Hello!  My name is Ashley and I am one sweet guy.  I am a Southerner so I am also quite debonair even though I don’t look like it!  Actually, my picture makes me look a bit pathetic, but you should have seen me just a few months ago!!!  I am one of the Hairless North Carolina Shih Tzus rescued last summer from horrible living conditions.  When I came to Lone Star I had worms, no hair, mange, and really bad skin.  I hadn’t had a bath, proper nutrition, or even routine medical care in my first home.  I am VERY lucky to be here!  My brothers and sisters and I are now ready for adoption.  You can tell who we are on our Petfinder pages by our movie names!  We were named after the characters in “Gone with the Wind” because we are survivors!!!!

As you can see, my hair is starting to grow back.  It seems to grow really fast around my neck so it looks like I am wearing a feather boa.  That’s not very manly but it is HAIR!!  My head is a little bald now, but hopefully that will grow soon.  I know I will never have a beautiful long Shih Tzu coat, but I do have hair now and that’s what counts!!!  I am about 6-7 years old and I weigh 10 pounds.  I am a little shy, but once I get to know you I am very friendly and loving.  My foster mom says that I am sweet-tempered.  I get along well with by foster brothers and sisters too.

I would love to find my forever home.  I need to know that I am special and that I am loved.  Now that I know what the good life is – I want more!  I am very lucky to be here, but I would be luckier to find my very own family to love.  If you think I might fit into your home, please contact my foster mom at AdoptionInquiries@yahoogroups.com.  She’ll tell you what a special guy I am.   Also, please check out my very own Petfinder page.

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




Posted in Uncategorized at 2:42 pm by Volunteers

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Hello!  My name is Arthur and I’d like to tell you a bit about myself.  First of all, I’d like to say that I REALLY, REALLY want to find my forever home.    I was found as a stray right before Hurricane Ike passed through Texas.  I was very lucky to wind up at Lone Star as I was not very healthy.  I had kennel cough and also was heartworm positive.  My heartworm treatment is finally finished and was successful.  Now I am healthy, happy, and ready for my new family to find me. 
I am a 2 year old black and white Lhasa Apso/Shih Tzu mix.  I weigh about 14 pounds or so.  My foster mom tells me that I am a sweet boy.  I’m a bit shy when I first meet you, especially if you are a man.  But, WOW do I ever love the ladies!  Actually, once I get to know you, even if you are a man, I will love, love, love you.  I know that I could be your forever friend.
My ideal forever home would be a quiet one with no young children.  I get along well with other dogs so I would also love to have another dog in my forever home.  Please think about me as part of your family.  I promise that I will be your forever friend.

You can read more about me on my Petfinder page.  Or, better yet, please email my foster mom at robbie@shihtzu-rescue.com.  She will tell you what a special little guy I am.  I deserve to find my very own special family.  Please let that be you.

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