Happy Tails from LAHPSTR – Rags to Riches

Nolan Turner
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  • Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Nolan is a 1.5 neutered year-old Shih Tzu who weighs about 16 lbs. A typical puppy full of energy, he loves to play with toys and other dogs, and has a confident and cheeky personality. He is people- and dog-friendly. He is affectionate, gives lots of kisses and will often ask to be held. He is fully vetted and has received the following veterinary care: – Comprehensive blood panel (CBC, chemistry, thyroid) – Fecal test, and deworming – 4Dx which includes heartworm test and tick panels – Core shots (Rabies, DHPP) He is mostly house-trained and currently on a schedule where he goes outside every two hours. Nolan will need to be retrained to the adopter's house schedule. We are looking for a home where Nolan will have another young, playful dog. He has not been tested with cats or children. A fenced yard is preferred. His foster family will perform an initial screen and contact potential adopters with further steps and how to apply. View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
Kaia Ranger
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  • Havanese, Tibetan Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats

1. About Kaia - Applicants must apply at https://www.lahpstr.com to be approved and considered. Suitable for experienced homes with children who are well behaved with dogs and gentle. Kaia is a 2 year-old Havanese mix who weighs 18 lbs and is fully vetted to the highest standards. She was found as a stray. 2. Kaia's temperament and energy level - loving, laid-back and easy-going; - dog friendly but can be an only dog; - moderately energetic. One of her favorite activities is to hang out outdoors in the sun; - house trained; - enjoys car rides; - loves to stand on her hind legs and dance! 3. Vetting Fully vetted - spayed; UTD on core shots and bordetella; comprehensive bloodwork; fecal test; 4Dx test; and microchipped. She did not require a dental. 4. Health Challenges None apart from some sensitivity in her front legs that will need to be monitored. 5. Adoption Donation $400 6. Kaia's ideal home Kaia's perfect family will have lots of love to shower on her. She is playful and happy-go-lucky and will do well around other small dogs and/or children who are well-behaved with dogs and gentle. A fenced yard is preferred because Kaia likes to spend time outdoors and explore. Will your heart and home be the soft spot where Kaia lands? We encourage applicants with a history of responsible pet ownership to apply at https://www.lahpstr.com. Our website contains answers to most of your questions. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Connor Turner
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  • Havanese, Shih Tzu, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids

Meet Connor Turner, our Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Paw! View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Clark Pennsylvania
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  • Shih Tzu, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsSpecial Needs
Young, Male, Small
Yuki Edinburg
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  • Japanese Chin
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Young, Male, Small
Asher Turner
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  • Shih Tzu, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Young, Male, Small
Paprika Edinburg
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  • Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs

1. About Paprika - Applicants must apply at https://www.lahpstr.com to be approved and considered. Paprika is a 3 year-old Shih Tzu who weighs about 10 lbs. This cutie pie has unique markings. 2. Paprika's temperament and energy level - loving; - playful and interacts well with similar dogs; - may show dominance to other dogs on occasion; - house trained; - enjoys good food; - good with children who display appropriate behavior around dogs; - travels well in cars. 3. Vetting Fully vetted - spayed; UTD on core shots and bordetella; comprehensive bloodwork; fecal test; 4Dx test; dental; and microchipped. 4. Health Challenges Paprika has been diagnosed with Microvascular Dysplasia, a liver condition. She will require specialist care, bloodwork and other tests on a regular basis. She also had struvite bladder stones and will require an appropriate diet going forward to prevent further occurrences. 5. Adoption Donation $400 6. Paprika's ideal home Paprika will thrive in a home that provides her with the attention she deserves. We prefer that she be adopted into a home with a playful resident dog. Applicants with young children who are respectful of dogs and behave appropriately around them are welcome. Her family will need to commit to providing her with regular veterinary care, including annual specialist consultations, A fenced yard is preferred, but not required. Are you ready to open your heart and home to this gorgeous baby girl? We encourage applicants with a history of responsible pet ownership to apply to be pre-approved at https://www.lahpstr.com. If approved and you are a fit for Paprika, you may be matched with her. It is important to be familiar with our adoption procedures before you apply - our website contains answers to most of your questions. View full description »

Young, Female, Small
Sprinkles Edinburg
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  • Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

1. About Sprinkles Sprinkles is a 5 year old Shih Tzu who is an owner surrender. 2. Sprinkles' temperament and energy level - affectionate and a snuggle bug. Can be shy and fearful around strangers; - good with other dogs. Will occasionally engage in play, but prefers to be with her person; - moderately energetic; - house trained. 3. Vetting Fully vetted - spayedred; UTD on core shots and bordetella; comprehensive bloodwork; fecal test; 4Dx test; dental; and microchipped. 4. Health Challenges Has micro-opthlamia (small eye) on the left and some loss of vision in the right eye. 5. Adoption Donation $350 6. Sprinkles' ideal home A family who will treat her like she deserves - with love, patience, and understanding. Sprinkles is laid-back but can still be feisty on occasion. A playmate and fence are optional. Are you ready to open your heart and home to this gorgeous baby boy? We encourage applicants with a history of responsible pet ownership, or first-time dog owners who can demonstrate a commitment to loving a rescue dog, to apply at https://www.lahpstr.com. Our website contains answers to most of your questions. View full description »

Adult, Female, Small
Cooper Turner
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  • Shih Tzu, Yorkshire Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats

1. About Cooper - Applicants must apply at https://www.lahpstr.com to be approved and considered. Not suitable for first-time dog owners. Cooper is a happy-go-lucky, two-year-old Shorkie who weighs 10 lbs. He keeps himself busy playing with toys and other small dogs during the day. He likes his space and will often start the night in his own bed before joining his foster family in bed. He is still puppy-like and will need firm, but gentle and loving, guidance. He was returned by a previous adopter for not liking the lady. 2. Cooper's temperament and energy level - loving and a snuggle bug. Can be shy around strangers initially; - sweet-natured, but does not like rough handling. May nip if he feels threatened; - good with other dogs. Loves to play with small dogs of his size; - moderately energetic. Enjoys spending time outside in the yard and loves walks; - mostly house trained; - enjoys car rides. 3. Vetting Fully vetted and neutered; UTD on core shots and bordetella; comprehensive bloodwork; fecal test; 4Dx test; dental cleaning; and microchipped. 4. Health Challenges None 5. Adoption Donation $300 6. Cooper's ideal home We prefer an adults-only home for Cooper due to his background. A home with a fenced yard is preferred since Cooper likes to play outdoors, come sun, rain or snow! He can be an only dog or a playmate to other small fluffy dogs. He has not been tested with cats. We encourage applicants with a history of responsible pet ownership, or first-time dog owners who can demonstrate a commitment to loving a rescue dog, to apply at https://www.lahpstr.com. Our website contains answers to most of your questions. APPLICANTS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED TO ADOPT. WE DO NOT ARRANGE MEET AND GREETS WITH UNAPPROVED APPLICANTS. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Ronan Ranger - SPECIAL NEEDS
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  • Shih Tzu, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without catsSpecial Needs

1. About Ronan - Applicants must apply at https://www.lahpstr.com to be approved and considered. Ronan is estimated to be 3-5 years and weighs 11 lbs. Our best guess is that he is a Shih Tzu - Dandie Dinmont Terrier mix. He is a "low-rider" with short legs and Terrier-like hair. Ronan navigates exceptionally well despite being blind. His medium-grade heart murmur does not require treatment. Ronan is a feisty little fellow who loves his food and treats, and will come to the kitchen to protest if one is ever late with his meals! 2. Ronan's temperament and energy level - Loving but likes his space. Becomes a snuggle bug at night, wanting to share a pillow and sleeping close to his human; - Good with other dogs; - Low energy. Loves to hang out on his bed with his favorite toys that include soft pumpkins; - Housetrained but may mark around other males; - Loves car rides and exploring the yard. 3. Vetting Fully vetted - neutered; UTD on core shots and bordetella; comprehensive bloodwork; urinalysis; fecal test; 4Dx test; dental; and microchipped. 4. Health Challenges Ronan is blind and has a medium-grade heart murmur. He has seen a veterinary ophthalmologist and cardiologist. Ronan takes prescription eye medication twice a day and eye lubricant at least 3-4 times daily. He does not need any medication for his heart. Going forward, Ronan will need annual monitoring with eye and heart specialists to keep him in the best health. 5. Adoption Donation $300 6. Ronan's ideal home Ronan's perfect family will have lots of love, understanding and patience to care for a dog with his special needs. We prefer a family with at least one stay-at-home or retired adult, or one adult who works from home to keep up with Ronan's eye medication regimen during the day. A fenced yard is preferred since Ronan loves to explore outdoors and for his safety, will need to be supervised in a secure area. We will require the family to contractually commit to his veterinary care going forward. Ronan comes from a harsh, neglectful background and we want him to be assured of his best life now. Ronan will make a wonderful little companion! Are you ready to open your heart and home, and commit to this gorgeous baby boy? We encourage applicants with a history of responsible pet ownership, or first-time dog owners who can demonstrate a commitment to loving a rescue dog, to apply at https://www.lahpstr.com. Our website contains answers to most of your questions. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Nugget Edinburg
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  • Shih Tzu
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

**This dog is still available if listed on Petfinder. Please read about our rescue and adoption policies at lahpstr.petfinder.com. Applicants need to be pre-approved to be matched to a dog. Apply at www.lahpstr.com to become approved. Only applicants with a solid history of vetting and responsible pet ownership who pass a home and reference checks will be considered. First-time pet owners are also welcome to apply to be pre-approved. We adopt our dogs to the "best fit" approved adopters. We offer free transport within Continental US by air or road to most approved applicants.** Hi there, My name is Nugget. I am about two years old and weigh around 12 lbs. I was rescued in Texas where I was left tied outside all the time in the heat. No one cared for me and I was emaciated, matted and flea-ridden, with long nails and painful sticky burrs next to my skin. My foster Mom took me to the vet immediately, who said that I also had a prior (minor) leg fracture that had not been treated. Temperament: friendly with small and larger dogs, and people. Child-friendly. I enjoy car rides, supervised outside yard time and toys. I am a cuddler who likes to sleep next to my person(s). Energy level: medium. Playful but I also like to relax in between. Vetting: Fully vetted - neutered, UTD on core shots and bordetella, comprehensive bloodwork, fecal test, 4Dx test, microchipped. Health challenges: Relatively unaffected by prior minor leg fracture. Will occasionally lift my leg if tired. Adoption Donation: $350 I am looking for a quiet home with or without kids and other dogs. A fenced yard would be great. Are you looking for a warm, squishy cuddler? I just might be the one you are looking for. Please apply at www.lahpstr.com. View full description »

Young, Male, Small
Kane Turner
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  • Shih Tzu, Mixed
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Housebroken
  • Up-to-date with routine shots

Kane is almost a year old and fully vetted. This goofball is an Energizer bunny who loves to play with other dogs and people. He is a pawtastic kisser who will be your sleep buddy. Kane loves car rides and running in the yard. Will you open your heart and home to this sweet baby boy and give him his best life yet? A home with a fenced yard is preferred, but not mandatory. Please follow this furball and our rescue at facebook.com/LAHPSTR. You may apply to adopt at www.lahpstr.com. Further information about our rescue, adoptable dogs, vetting procedures and adoption policies is available here: https://www.petfinder.com/member/us/mi/canton/lend-a-helping-paw-shih-tzu-rescue-mi1077/ View full description »

Baby, Male, Small
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