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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: ShihTzu/Terrier (no shed)
  • Age: 5 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • 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!

MEET CHURRO….and we named him that because he is sweet as sugar!  This little 5 yr old, 12 lb, tan/black, ShihTzu Terrier (non shedding) is a character.  Those big brown eyes will capture your heart in a NY minute!  He was turned in by his owner’s children because he was ill and Churro wasn’t getting the attention he deserved.  He lived half the time outside, the other half inside.  I didn’t get the impression that they were dog people, as he really hadn’t had any training…but he is very smart!  He stopped marking in the dog room in a week, but he does still have an accident or two in the house, so he just needs to know where to go.  He is good on a leash but he does pull, so he would benefit from training.  Sometimes he is extremely assertive on the street with other dogs, so he needs to be introduced slowly — and he is protective of his person, so the same with strangers (although he is 99% of the time wonderful).  Churro0 is extremely playful with his roomie, sometimes a little too rough, so he needs to go to a home where he has a canine companion to play with him!  Even a little bigger would be okay!  Kids over 8 yrs old would be welcomed.

Churro loves to cuddle and give you kisses to let you know how much he appreciates your attention.  He is not a big barker and does not bark when you leave…but he’d love to sit at your feet or on your lap while you work…so maybe you have a place reserved for him?  He’s waiting!

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!