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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Lhasa Tzu
  • Age: 5-6 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 15 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!

UPDATED 4/12/2023

MEET JULIAN…one very lucky dude.  This handsome, sable colored, 15 lb, 5-6 yr old Lhasa Shih Tzu was dumped near a VCA Hospital with a perianal hernia.  He must have good karma because a good Samaritan was going into the hospital to pick up her dog’s ashes and she saw him wandering on the street.  Picked him up, had him scanned for a chip (there was none) and set out to find his owners.  When all that failed, she called us and the rest is history! 

Julian is a lucky boy but we are the fortunate ones!  He is a sweetheart.  His first surgery was done and he was such a trooper.  Not fun to have your behind surgically repaired!  But sadly, he wasn’t healing 100% and so we took him back in only to find out he was re-herniated and had to have a second surgery on 4/21/2022, and then a third on 9/9/2022.  He has had some complications — not life threatening — but he needed to heal completely before going home.   

Julian had (what we hope to be) his final surgery on 3/14/2023.  TA DAH!  SUCCESS!!  The vet is cautiously optimistic and it appears to have been successful.  This wonderful little booger is worth every penny and soon enough, all those surgeries will be a thing of the past.  Seems to be potty trained with outside access, but we never guarantee.  He really is a special boy. He will be coming to adoptions now.    

Julian is VERY active and loves love.   He has a great temperament  and takes his meds like a champ!  He loves his foster buddies and really wants to play!  At first, the toys had to do and Julian is a toy maniac — took every single toy out of the box and played with all of them!  Now, he’s playing with the pack and loving every minute!  He is a kisser and wants you to know he appreciates being saved.  He told us he really wants a canine companion who can hang with him and play, so we want to make sure he has one!  He doesn’t love being left alone and will bark, so whomever adopts him should work from home.  Julian can be a bit of an acrobat as he loves to jump on the furniture and you!  Loves his walks, good with everyone he meets, he would be good with kids over 12 yrs (only so he doesn’t knock them over) and he doesn’t have a mean bone in him.  His potty training skills are getting better but he needs to heal.  Do you have enough love in your heart to be patient with him and love him to life?  No out of state adoptions.  This is one special dog!!

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!