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Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: Senior
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Description: Dooley is a 10lb Shih Tzu estimated to be around 9 or 10yrs old. Dooley was dropped off at a vet clinic when his person died. We have no real history on him other that the fact that his person had adopted him from a shelter a year or two ago. Who knows how many homes this poor guy has been in. Being a typical Shih Tzu, Dooley does not like to have his face groomed and he will let you know that he does not approve, he also dislikes going to the vet. However, he does like to take walks, take baths, and goes for car rides! Dooley has been giving a clean bill of health, apart from a cataract and luxating patella's, this basically means he has loose knees, a condition that plagues about 80% of small dogs. It does not effect him at all and it will require no treatment. He also has a heart murmur which the vet has said requires no treatment except routine monitoring. Dooley will only be adopted out to an adult only home. He would do best as an only dog or with another dog that is mellow. He is also good with cats. His ideal home would consist of a nice calm environment where he could take a walk in the afternoon, come home and take a nap in his dog bed or on your lap. He would be a great dog for a senior person!

Dooley is neutered, and received a much needed dental with bloodwork. Before adopted, he will be up to date on shots, microchipped, with heartworm/tick prevention applied. His adoption fee is $280.

You must fill out an adoption application before you are allowed to meet the animal. Please complete the adoption application located on our website.

Small Dog Rescue of MN does not negotiate the adoption fee on our dogs and we must charge sales tax on all adoption fees in order to comply with Minnesota state law. Please note that SDR is philisophically opposed to the idea of buying and selling animals, and we support any future legislation that would remove sales tax from adoption fees. Until then, however, we must charge it.

We are offering a microchip placement for your resident dog for small donation to our rescue

Please note that we do not have a shelter, and all dogs are in foster homes. Since we strive to provide the best possible care for our animals, sometimes we cannot answer emails promptly. Please allow 48 hours for us to respond to you.

You must be 18 years of age to make an adoption request