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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu Maltese
  • Age: 3-4 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 11 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 JEDI….a precious, gray/white, 11 lb, 3-4 yr old Shih Tzu/Maltese mix, who came from the East Valley Shelter.  When his adopter didn’t show up, the shelter called us, and we’re happy they did!  We found Jedi a home, but he is initially fearful in new environments and needs time to feel safe or he can be nippy.  Before 24 hours were up, he was back at LHH. Jedi needs time and patience, which this situation didn’t allow.  He is NOT an aggressive dog.  At first, he doesn’t love being picked up until you know him.  For this reason, he would not be good with kids (or their friends!).  He is very sweet, but he does have a bit of an attitude when you do something he doesn’t like.  He lifts his lip just to tell you he’s uncomfortable!!  Most of the time, he just loves to kiss you and cuddle!  THIS TAKES TIME.  He’s doing good with his potty training (no guarantees at your house)!  He has the most adorable howl, especially with fire trucks!  Loves to follow you around and be with you, but he can also be independent.  While he is not a big barker, he does like to have “conversations” — so for this reason, an apartment is probably not the best suited for him.  Jedi is good on a leash… loves everyone.  His ideal home will have a single person or couple who can devote time to his getting settled in and training will be a must.  He is fine with other dogs but he doesn’t really engage.  He loves his toys.  He loves his person.  Does this sound like a dog you could love? 

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!