Bria

THIS DOG IS "SPECIAL NEEDS"

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  • Adoption Status: Pending
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Age: DOB 7/20/2022
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 4 lbs (at this time)
  • 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 BRIA….and for the most part, she is every bit what you would expect from a Shih Tzu puppy!  Presently, she is only 4 lbs, (DOB is July 20, 2022), her coat is a luxurious b/w and tawny.  We think she will ultimately be lighter with dark tips…and 8-10 lbs, but please don’t quote us!   

Lhasa Happy Homes rarely takes puppies…but Bria’s case was different.  The shelter called and told us this babygirl was left in a box, in the middle of the heat wave, in Encino Park.  She is lucky to be alive.  We’re sure she was put there because she was likely born with a congenital neurological disorder, probably cerebellar hypoplasia.  This is not a death sentence and doesn’t inhibit her at all.  She exhibits a slight wobble to her walk (front legs hyper extended like she’s stomping; back legs little slippery) and slight bobble to her head (only really noticeable when she is sitting still)!  We find it adorable!  The neurologist and vet both agree she is not in any pain, in fact, she is a very typical sweet, loving puppy — loves to give kisses, play with her toys, nip at your feet, chase the tails of other dogs!  She is a furry comedian!  But, unfortunately, we don’t have definitive answers and the experts recommend waiting until she is full grown to consider any diagnostics or treatment.

Bria would be great in a home with another small pup and respectful kids over 8 yrs old.  She is constantly under foot, so a home with mobility issues would not be advised.  She is a doll with paws and with patience, great care and love, will live a long life.

**Adopter should be aware that she does have this health issue and be prepared to work with it.  We have been told that she should live a normal life, but nothing can be guaranteed**

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.

1st and 3rd 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!