Esther and BooBoo

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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Lhasa Mix
  • Age: 8.5 yrs
  • Sex: Pair (one male, one female)
  • Weight: 20 lbs and 28 lbs (respectively)
  • 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 ESTHER and BOO BOO….(we are not responsible for these names!!) a wonderful pair of Shih Tzu Lhasa Mix.  Esther is a zaftig 21 lbs; BooBoo a stout 28 lbs!  They are golden tan with black markings and 8.5 yrs old (DOB 1/21/2012).  They are being relinquished because their mom lost her job and financially cannot take care of them properly.  She wants a better quality of life for them.  They have been inside/outside dogs (mostly outside) but they are people pleasers and should train easily.  They are doggie door trained from outside into a crate inside :(.

Esther is sweet as pie and LOVES belly rubs!  She has the cutest underbite and is very attached to BooBoo!!  She is easy going, loves to go for walks with her brother and has lots and lots of love to give!  She loves to chase BooBoo and play fetch and tag.  She is a little shy and insecure and needs some self esteem.  Loves to be loved!!  She doesn’t play with toys, but she does love to play with her brother….and gives lots of kisses.  She came to us with a loose canine and dewclaws and they are being fixed as this is being written!

BooBoo is healthy, energetic, loves to go for walks and just playing around.  Neither dog seems like 8.5 yrs old!  Because he and Esther have been left outside, they haven’t been very socialized.  BooBoo has a protective nature and while he is very affectionate, he needs to know you before you put your face in his!!  Trust me on this! For this reason, we don’t want them to go to a family with children.  He is not in the least bit aggressive (although he does growl talk) and he looks more Lhasa than Shih Tzu, so this is just something to be aware of.  Since the family kids are gone, nobody plays with them anymore so he’s looking forward to living inside and being loved! He is afraid of fireworks and loud noises, so none of that for him!  Loves to fetch and give kisses and wants to please!!  He and Esther know sit, stay and no.

It would be wonderful for them to have a yard to play in.  There is a lot of life in these kids…don’t let their age deter you. They have been always been together and they will not be separated!  They are waiting for you!!!

Adoption Events

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

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

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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!