Hi, I’m June. I’m a senior female Shih Tzu. I’m about 10 years old and 13 pounds. Since living in my foster home, I’ve been learning all about how nice life can be, and now I’m ready to find a family of my very own to pamper me during my retirement.
I’m looking for parents who have plenty of time to cuddle me, preferably a home where someone is home with me the majority of the day. I love being held like a baby, and you must love giving belly rubs because they are my favorite! Just watch the video of me telling my foster dad that belly rub time is not over for proof. I enjoy going outside to sit in the sun and enjoy the warm weather. My foster parents say that I am the sweetest girl
When I first came to my foster home, I didn’t understand where to potty at all. I was also so skinny, and tried to eat and drink as much as possible anytime food was put out. I didn’t understand that I would be eating regularly from now on. Because of trying to keep my belly so full, I had a lot of potty accidents at first. Now, I know that I’m not going to go hungry or thirsty anymore so I don’t fill my belly like that anymore. And, I’m learning to go to the door when I need to go out, and have even learned to sit by the door to let you know I need to go. I’m not perfect, but I’ve come so far, and I love when my foster parents celebrate my good job after I potty outside.
I do best sleeping in my own bed in your bedroom at night because being near my humans makes me feel safe. Because of my age, I have some diminished vision; you can mostly tell that I struggle with that when it’s darker. Just turn on a light for me, and I’ll navigate fine. I don’t need to be in a home with flights of stairs unless you secure them with a gate. I can go up them fine, but I need you to keep an eye on me as I go down as I learn to handle them.
I have a condition called dry eye where I do not make enough tears to keep my eyes comfortable. To keep my eyes as healthy as possible, I have drops and eye cream that will need to be administered daily. I am now tolerating my eye medicine, and let my foster mom put in my drops while my foster dad holds me. The meds will cost about $50 every 2-3 months. I’m spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on my flea and heartworm preventative. I may be older and need some medication every day, but my foster parents say that shouldn’t scare you away from giving a sweet funny little girl a good home! It doesn’t seem like I’ve had a lot of human attention, because I love to soak up your snuggles and time. My adoption fee is $100.