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Breed: Shih Tzu

Age: Senior
Sex: Male
Size: Small
Description: Popeye here! I am a 12 year old shitzu and just as SWEET as can be! I just arrived at my foster home, and I must say, this is WAY better than being euthanized. I have been a breeder dog for 12 years and they were going to put me down because they said I'm "old". :( Luckily SDR stepped in to save me because I do not FEEL old. I like to run with the other dogs and get playful. I'm not quite sure about these humans yet. It's weird seeing so many people without fur wanting to touch me and hug me... but i can DEFINITELY get use to it! I don't mind being picked up and held or petted. And I love other dogs so I must go to a home with a resident dog because I learn so much from them and I've come to depend on them.

I need some work on house training as I have never lived in a home before. Now that I am safe in a temporary home, I really want to find my forever home. My foster mama says that no dog should ever have to be treated as I was and that I deserve nothing less than to be treated like a king for the rest of my life.

Popeye is neutered and up to date on shots. He also got a much needed dental. He is heartworm and intestinal parasite negative and is also microchipped. His adoption fee is $290.

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