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


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Contact Shelby - PMRT's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Linda (lmp248@gmail.com)

About Shelby - PMRT

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 325
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: White with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
  • Current Size: 15 Pounds
  • Current Age: 8 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Pataskala OH 43062
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: None
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Shelby's adoption donation is $325 and she is being fostered in Central Ohio.  She has been spayed, microchipped, received her rabies, distemper/parvo, canine bivalent influenza, and bordetella vaccines, tested negative for heartworms and is on prevention, as well as flea prevention.  She has also had a dental cleaning with extractions.  A SECURELY, FENCED YARD IS REQUIRED FOR ANY POTENTIAL ADOPTER AS WELL AS A COMPANION DOG TO HELP SHELBY CONTINUE TO LEARN NORMAL DOG BEHAVIOR.  A strong vet reference is required. Only older considerate children in household.  

Shelby is an approximately 8 yr old shih tzu that came into rescue from a puppy mill.  She has a quiet more timid personality but is really starting to come out of her shell.  Most mill dogs don’t understand that being touched can be loving and this is something that she is learning.  She will require a patient, understanding home that gives her time to settle in and continue her progress!  A few days after being rescued, Shelby bolted out the car door and was hit by a car. Luckily she survived but needed surgery on her jaw. She is doing well on house training but a consistent schedule and patience is needed to continue her training. Shelby does well with a set schedule. She enjoys her walks around the neighborhood.  Shelby has also been seeking out and trusting her foster mom.  This is a huge break-though. She is still more fearful of men but in a patient home, she will come around.  Mill dogs tend to startle easily, so she requires a securely fenced yard.  Since they learn best from other dogs and do so well with them, we do require a companion dog of similar size in a quieter home.  

More about Shelby - PMRT

Good with Some Dogs (No large dogs), Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Quiet, Hypoallergenic, Requires a yard, Timid, Skittish, Needs a companion animal

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:  http://www.ohiofuzzypawz.com/info/adoption

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 www.ohiofuzzypawz.com/forms.  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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