Hi, my name is Winston. I am a 17.3-pound male Shih Tzu mix. I am 9 years old, but do not act my age. My previous owners surrendered me to a shelter, and I was lucky SBRET took me in. I adapted quickly to my new environment and get along well with other dogs, but new people and noises scare me. If I hear a strange noise or a new person comes near, I will bark and/or try to hide. I will do best in a home with a fenced yard where I can run and play, and with someone that will play with me. A home with adults and older children would be great. Also, I would like a fur buddy if you work and are not home most of the day.

I am a very busy boy who loves to play with toys and to play fetch. I will follow you around with a toy or ball in my mouth, hoping to get you to throw it for me. I am working on my house training and do best if taken out on a regular schedule. I will walk on a leash, but need some training, as I like to pull as I am walking. I sleep in a crate at night beside my foster mom's bed and don't make a peep. I like to snuggle with my foster mom on the couch in the evenings, but she thinks it's just to get her attention to play with me ... and she's right!

I am up to date on my vaccines, neutered and microchipped. I am heartworm-negative and am on heartworm and flea prevention. My adoption fee is $100.