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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Age: 4.5 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 12 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!

THIS IS BLISS…a wonderful, blissful little 12 lb, 4.5 yr old, b/w Shih Tzu, who came from the Riverside Shelter with a horrible case of kennel cough and a UTI.  We put her on antibiotics, which cured her UTI, but unfortunately it didn’t stop her from getting a nasty case of pneumonia 🙁  Two weeks in the hospital and back at home, Bliss is a different dog!  Minute she came home, she was so excited, jumping all around, playing with her toys and just acting like a puppy!!

This little girl is the sweetest…seems potty trained, but we never guarantee.  When she goes out to do her business, she is pretty quick — which is wonderful!  She will likely use a pp pad if you don’t get her out 2-3 times daily, but she seems to hold it.  She loves to ride in the car and just go everywhere with you if you’ll take her!  When you cuddle with her, she would stay in your arms forever as you pet and caress her very thin body!  We are working on putting a little weight on her — it’s pretty obvious she was probably with a good intentioned, but not knowledgeable family.  With good nourishment (she loves to eat) some time, and a little bit of patience, she will be a phenomenal addition to any family.  Just started to give a few kisses, and she loves to chase toys!  We also haven’t heard her bark yet…she would not be a good guard dog!!

The ideal home for Bliss would be one where you are home a lot to give her the attention and exercise she needs to see the world.  Doesn’t seem to have any fearful tendencies…just a real lover.  Loves other dogs, but since she just got back from being sick, we’re not sure if she needs another dog or not yet.  We will keep you posted!!

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold bi-monthly adoption events in Santa Monica. Please check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 11am – 2:30pm

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

Metered street parking.

Please bring pictures or video of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit (preferred).

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