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! For proof, just watch the video below of me telling my foster dad that belly rub time is not over ! My foster parents say that I’m a very sweet girl. I enjoy going outside to sit in the sun and enjoy the warm weather, and I’m also learning to potty out there, too. 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 starting to learn to go to the door when I need to go out. I can’t hold it very long. When I get to the door to tell you I’m ready to go out, I need to go out pretty quickly which is why it would be good to have someone home with me all day. My foster parents tell me they are so proud of how far I’ve come and that if my new parents continue on that I’ll get even better. I still have accidents, but I get so excited when my foster parents praise me that I’m trying to learn and do better. I need a forever home that will continue to work with me and be patient when I have an accident.
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 when it’s darker. For that reason, 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 going down because I’m still learning how to do that.
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’m not a fan of it though, and use my paws to push your hands away. My foster parents don’t have a problem though because my foster mom puts them in while my foster dad holds me, and I don’t mind that so much. The meds will cost about $50 every 2-3 months. I’m spayed, microchipped, and up-to-date on my flea and heartworm preventative and my vaccines. 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.