Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Shih Tzu
  • Age: 4 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 17 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 NELSON — a handsome, cream-with-liver-features, 4-yr-old, 17-lb Shih Tzu!  Nelson is a quiet, reserved, cautious pup and will take his time in getting to know you.  He has his boundaries and wants you to respect them, but show him love and he’ll surrender.  If you sit down, he’ll be on your lap in a jiffy!
Nelson is not the most social dog, but he generally has a good disposition.  He also loves his toys and will run around the house and chase them if you’re willing to throw them for him!   He does well with other small dogs but will bark at big dogs.  He likes to go out for walks and do his thing, but he won’t win any distance awards:  Walk him 2 miles, and he’ll be huffing and puffing!
Nelson has a strong personality and will let you know his likes and dislikes.  He doesn’t like being moved when he’s resting or being approached unexpectedly — but we don’t blame him!  He does not do well with children and can bite if he doesn’t like the game.   He would do great in a home without children.  He can stay home alone for a few hours at a time, but he definitely prefers company.  He is potty-trained in his current home, but no guarantees in yours.  Do you have a space in your heart for the adorable Nelson?

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!