Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Terrier/Shih Tzu/Yorkie ????
  • Age: 8-9 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 16 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 DUSTY…a very cute, zaftig, 16 lb, 8-9 yr old, tan with black tips, Shih Tzu/Terrier/Yorkie — whatever you want her to be, doll!  She sheds just a bit, so she likely isn’t hypoallergenic, and the Shih Tzu portion of her mix is probably just her eyes!!  Whatever her mix, it works for her!  She came to us from the shelter with a lipoma that was wrapped around her leg!  We thought for sure it was the “c” word…but it turned out to be a fatty tumor!  Dusty is a happy-go-lucky girl, with a bit of pep to her step.  We’re pretty sure she was likely fed people food because when it’s around…she comes a runnin!  She has settled in now and knows that there will be none of that until she gets down to her fighting weight of about 13 lbs!  Without question, Dusty is a Velcro dog and will follow you everywhere.  She does not like being left alone.  She is quiet, unless she wants something…like dinner, a walk, your attention….a treat!  While she is okay around other dogs and has no aggression, Dusty would prefer being your one and only (if someone is home a lot) so she can hog all the attention!  She DOES like cats (and dogs) though!    She is good in the car, on walks… which would be good to exercise her…and seems to know what potty training is (but we never guarantee)!  Dusty would be perfect for a mature home that is looking for a companion to nap with — one of Dusty’s favorite things to do!!  She is a little protective of her home and will be vocal with strangers (but settles down) until you tell her “no.”  She is a bit overweight (more of her to love), so she isn’t a tiny girl…but she has a great underbite, a few missing teeth and a good attitude!  If you are looking for a dog who will be your shadow, Dusty fits the bill!  Can she go home to your house??

Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

Adoption Events Cancelled Until Further Notice Due to Covid-19

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 – 2:30pm

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!