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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu / Maltese
  • Age: 3-4 yrs old
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • All LHH dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, groomed, deflea'd, dewormed; and come with a leash, collar and LHH ID tag!

MEET SHANTI….which means, “peace, health, wellness.”  That describes Shanti perfectly.  This petite little 8 lb, white/gray, 3-4 yr old Shih Tzu /Maltese mix sat at the Hesperia Shelter continuously overlooked.  Why, we have no idea.  She is an angel.  She loves to cuddle and kiss, she is great with other dogs, probably good with cats but no guarantee….and she is a character if we ever met one!  Shanti loves to play with her human — and even by herself!  She will wiggle her little butt and let you know how much fun she is to be with!!  The only time we have heard her bark is when you first leave (she’d rather go with you) but she settles down quickly and is better with a canine companion.  She has demonstrated some food aggression — which she can be trained out of — but for that reason, we don’t think she should go to a home with kids.  Shanti will give you gentle little kisses when she knows you and let you know how much she appreciates having a warm bed, good food and a happy life.  Can you give her one?  She would not be good in a senior home as she is continually under foot. 🙁

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold weekly adoption events at Rover Kennels. Check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

Sundays, 11am – 3pm

2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [Map]

Metered street parking.

Bring a copy of your application and pictures of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit.

And…don’t forget to bring your dog(s), if you have any. They make the final decision!

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