Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Age: 3-4 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • 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!

THIS IS MAYA…who came in with GiGi, but they are not a pair.  Maya is a charcoal/gray, 3-4 yr old, 11 lb Shih Tzu.  At the shelter, she had a full coat which was likely matted, so they shaved her to the bone and only left her face 🙁  This is before:


BOTH RESCUED – moved to SAFE Album on 07/16✰ MAYA and SISTER -7/01/18- ??SAVE a LIFE!! ❤️ Please FOSTER or ADOPT! ??? Shelter is FULL!?MAYA and her sister showed up at the shelter at the worst time and they are hoping someone will come for the FAST the shelter is FULL! Please SHARE, a FOSTER or Adopter would save them now. Thanks!#A5195690 My name is MAYA and I'm an approximately 2 year old female Shih Tzu. I am not yet spayed. I have been at the Carson Animal Care Center since 7/1. I will be available on 7/13. You can visit me at my temporary home at C217. PHOTO: 1 I'm an approximately 2 year old female Shih Tzu. I am not yet spayed. PHOTO: 1 Tzu ? AGE:2 years? Female ? ARRIVED:7/1? AVAILABLE ON: 7/13? Carson Shelter – 310-523-9566? M-TH 12pm-7pm, F-SU- 10am-5pm?216 W Victoria St. Gardena, CA 90248??INTERESTED IN FOSTERING? If you're in LA, OC, San Bernadino or Riverside County and would like to apply to foster a Carson pup, please visit to complete the online foster application. Thanks! ??

Posted by Saving Carson Shelter Dogs on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Maya is extremely human oriented and while she likes other dogs, she loves to lean into your body and get her sugar!!  She was adopted by a family with kids, and we all thought it was the perfect match, but we learned she can guard her food or toys and so we don’t recommend children.  She is quiet but can be vocal when she hears people or when she is playing!  She seems to have potty training down, but we never guarantee at your house!  Maya does have a lot of spirit and loves her walks!  She is a special girl who just reaches into your heart and claims it quickly!  She would be happy in any situation except being left alone…that, she does not like.  She could go to a home with or without another dog, but she would not be happy without someone to be her companion.  She is looking for love in all the right places…is yours a place where she should looks?

Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

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!