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Shih Tzu  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Russ

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with White
  • Current Size: 12 Pounds
  • Current Age: 9 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: High
  • Shedding Amount: None

Russ is an adorable, cuddly, just turned 6 shihtzu.  He loves to run in the yard and snuggle in bed and charm everyone.  He is good with everyone he meets unless you are a squirrel or bigger dog!   He and his bonded brother, Max,  lost their home this August.  They are both looking for their forever home together.  They will do best in a home,  not an apartment or condo.  They tend to like to bark!  They need a yard.   They are not leash trained and can be a challenge taking for a walk.

Russ has had a history of bladder stone.  We just had it removed and he will need to be on a lifetime prescription feed that can be purchased from Petsmart, Chewy's etc to prevent its recurrence.  

Russ is fully vetted.  He is neutered, up to date on his shots and microchipped.If you are interested in Russ and his bonded brother Max please contact us.  You can email us at  We are volunteers an work full time.  We will get back to you within 48 hours.  We require home visits and as a result can only adopt in the Chicago metro area.

More about Russ

Good with Some Dogs (No large dogs), Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Very vocal, Does Good in the Car, Hypoallergenic, Likes to be in your lap, Needs special care, Playful, Affectionate, Gentle, Needs a companion animal

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