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Shih Tzu (long coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Sophie - OS

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 325
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with Gray or Silver
  • Current Size: 15 Pounds
  • Current Age: 8 Years 6 Months (born on 11/9/2011)
  • Location: Pataskala OH 43062
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: None
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

As of December 30, 2019 - we are no longer accepting applications on Sophie as we are processing applications on her and anticipate that she will be adopted.  If that changes, we will remove this note.

Sophie's adoption donation is $325 and she is being fostered in Central Ohio.  She has been spayed, received her rabies, distemper/parvo, bivalent canine influenza, and Bordetella vaccines, tested negative for heartworms and started on prevention, as well as flea prevention. Sophie has been microchipped and had a dental.

Sophie came in to rescue from Indiana through no fault of her own when her human went into care.  Sophie is an agile 8 year old Shih Tzu who loves to be with her people, sitting at your feet, or rolling over for tummy rubs.  While she is a bit sassy, she gets along with other dogs.  She loves to go for walks, and sometimes sits for you while you put on her harness and leash, if she doesn't just roll over for some tummy rubbing!  She loves to go in the car.  Sophie has done well on housetraining when kept on a schedule, but she can use potty pads.  Since being in rescue, we learned that she has dry eye,  so she will need to remain on the eye drops.   She is still learning to take those gracefully.  Although the dry eye appears to have caused some c ornea damage, it does not slow her down.  She gets around easily, even jumping up on the back of the sofa to stretch out!   She does play with toys, but would much rather be with her human, either laying on the floor near you, or on the sofa next to you.  A treat wouldn't hurt either.   

She would definitely do better in a quiet home with breed experience and no children under the age of 10.

More about Sophie - OS

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Does not require a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Independent

PLEASE NOTE:   If you are viewing this biography on a website other than the Ohio Fuzzy Pawz website, not all information transfers to partner websites in some instances.  If you go to the individual webpage of our dogs, you will be able to get more information each dog.

Visual breed identification in dogs can be unreliable so, in many cases, we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Our Adoption Process

The adoption process has several steps involved. Please review prior to submitting an application. Our adoption process is detailed here:

Our volunteers work very diligently to process each application and we try to ensure that we are making the best match possible for each dog.  We do not schedule meetings with dogs until an application has been approved.  It can take up to a few weeks to process an application or as little time as a few days, from the time you submit an application, please be prepared to adopt as we cannot hold dogs.

Special Requirements

Some dogs may have special requirements (for example, medications, a fence) -- if you apply for a dog, please be sure to read over the biography completely to see if there are any special needs and if you're home would be suitable.  If we indicate on the dog's biography that a fence is required, this means your home must have a physical fence.  Other dogs may require a "strong vet reference" which indicates that we are looking for a home that has a documented history of veterinary care with previous pets. 

The first step in our process is to submit an online adoption application at  The application MUST include the personal references and veterinary, grooming, and landlord references (if applicable) and their respective contact information.  If you do not include the references and the contact information, your application will be delayed as it CANNOT be processed.  Once the references have been successfully completed, a home visit is then scheduled when a rescue representative can meet all members of the family or residents of the home.  No application is approved prior to the home visit being done.   At that point, the Directors will discuss any and all applications on a foster dog and make a selection--in many cases, there are multiple applications for each dog, so please be understanding that our only priority is the successful placement of each of our foster dogs.

Out of State Adoptions

We do adopt out of state to outstanding applicants, however, our process requires a home visit, so out of state adoptions can take longer.  We do not ship our dogs, adopters should be prepared to pick up the dog in Central Ohio. 

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