Hi, I'm Renee! I'm a sweet, 8-year-old, female Shih Tzu. My previous owner surrendered me to the animal shelter because I started eating my poop. In my foster home I tried to be on my best behavior but after 3 days I couldn't resist the temptation anymore and started eating poo again! Now my foster mom cleans 💩 up before I get a chance to snack. Problem solved!
Foster mom says I am pretty perfect otherwise! I am fine with other dogs and cats in the house but I can also be your only girl. I might be a bit shy when we meet but I warm up quickly and once I get to know you, I will love you completely. I'm not clingy though and will happily hang out on my bed or on a cool spot on the floor. I'm also a fan of my crate and take my favorite toy, Chicken, into it for safe keeping.
I love going for walks and exploring the fenced backyard. This spring I hope I have a new family to take me on shopping trips to the greenhouses so we can spruce up the yard together!
You may have noticed that I only have one eye. My original owner didn't provide any records of my vet history so Small Breed Rescue doesn't know why it is missing. They do think it was surgically removed. My other eye shows signs of aging. The vet wasn't worried about it yet but my new owner will need to monitor it for changes. Having an eye gone hasn't affected my outlook on life but it does make going down a flight of steps tricky. My new home should be on one level, have blocked access to stairs, or my new parent needs to be willing to carry me down. Now's the time to mention my weight.... I tip the scales at 20 lbs! The vet says I need to lose some (big bummer because food is delicious!) and foster mom is already trying to help me with that. I like the walking part of her weight loss plan but the reduced portions are dumb! I only have 3 teeth left because I didn't get good dental care prior to coming to SBRET but that doesn't stop me from eating my dry kibble with gusto!
If you think I'd be perfect in your home please fill out an application. My adoption fee is $175 and I am spayed, microchipped, up to date on all my vaccinations and ready to be yours forever 💕!