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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu/LH Chi Mix
  • Age: 2-3 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!

THIS IS DANTE…a 2-3 yr old, 12 lb, tan/white, Shih Tzu/ Applehead LH Chi X…and his story is so sad.   

This very confused boy was left out in the rain, between Christmas and New Years, with his blanket and a note asking for help.  We don’t know where he came from originally, but a few months ago he was given to a couple in their 80’s who couldn’t handle him.  The note said he had a traumatized life from home to home and now he is fearful and untrusting :(.  They said he was two years old but we think he might be a little older.   They also thought he was a purebred Shih Tzu but we don’t think so!

Dante craves love and is incredibly loving…until he isn’t.  We are not sure what causes him to be so fearful, except he could have acted out with the senior family who couldn’t deal with him.  We have decided that instead of letting this continue for this poor boy, we are sending him to training.  We want to set him up for success and hopefully he will learn to trust and let go of the fear.  He may always have a bit of this in him, but we hope to make him know he is loved and cherished.  He is.  But he is also unpredictable so he will never be okay for kids.  He will need a very patient, experienced home…and he will not be available until March.

Dante deserves a loving home and hopefully, after training, we will be able to find him the right one.  Could that be with you?


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!