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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Maltese ?
  • Age: 1.5 yrs
  • Sex: Male
  • Weight: 9 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 NOSH…and we named him that because he is delicious!!  Unfortunately, these photos do NOT do him justice!  After all, his eye was just removed 🙁  This diminutive, 9 lb, black/white, 1.5 yr old Shih Tzu/Maltese (coat is so soft) has not had a good beginning to life 🙁  Somehow, his eye popped out of his head and he was dumped in the shelter — we have no idea what happened except to hear that a “babysitter” did this to him!!  The owner wanted him back but he did not have the finances to take care of the dog.  The shelter tried to repair the eye but it could not be saved.  As a result, Nosh is a bit fearful at first, but he is getting better every, single day.  This little kissy monster just wants to be loved.  We don’t think he had ever had a belly rub before and when he gets one?  He is in nirvana!  He is not sure what toys are about yet, but he is learning.  We are working on his potty training but he has a tendency to walk while he is tinkling!  He get sooooo excited when it’s time to eat or go for a walk.  He doesn’t like to be left alone and we thought he really didn’t like other dogs at first…while he is a little reluctant at first, he is now going nose to nose with pups on the street.  Slowly, but surely, he is getting more socialized.  Where there is love, there is Nosh!!   He’s still a bit fearful of kids, but that should resolve with socialization.  Remember, he is just a puppy and needs training.  Nosh just wants to belong and learn what “the good life” is — and we’re going to get it for him!!  He won’t be available until October 17.  We will update as we learn more!

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold bi-monthly adoption events in Santa Monica. Check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

1st and 3rd 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!