Onyx & Zuri

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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Shih Tzu (Zuri) and Lhasa/Tzu (Onyx)
  • Age: 3-4 yrs and 1.5 yrs
  • Sex: Pair (two females)
  • Weight: 8 lbs and 12 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!


They did not come to rescue together, but they have truly bonded.  They love each other so much, we have decided to make them a pair.

MEET ONYX….usually, it’s difficult to take pictures of black dogs.  But this stunning, 1.5 yr old, 12 lb, velvet soft black with white socks, Lhasa/Tzu has so much personality and character that it all comes thru!  Onyx loves to be close to you; she will sit on the back of your chair while you work or even on the desk!  But, when you tell her to settle, she does.  She came from the Fontana area, but we were unable to find her owners.  She is great with other dogs, loves to play, especially with Zuri!!  See the video below! 

MEET ZURI….also affectionately called “Noodle.”  This petite, 8 lb (underweight), 3-4 yr old, tan/white Shih Tzu, truly is a noodle!  She is an extremely affectionate, kissy, playful, precious imp who came from the Devore Shelter.  She was ‘Rescue Only’ for being aggressive — she was just terrified!  The most aggressive thing we have seen is her hugging the dogs a little too much!  Oh…she is kind of madly in love with her toys and she shakes them to oblivion!!  She is a nonstop cuddler, with a tail that never stops wagging and is always in the “up” position!  She is very quiet…but we do think she sees dead people because occasionally, she will give a long bark when all is calm!  She is too sweet and adorable for words!  She does listen when you say “no!” — you just may have to say it more than once!

The ideal family for Onyx and Zuri would be one where they can be with the family – kids over 8 yrs old welcomed…there is a yard and they get walked and exercised regularly to attend to their activity levels.  They seem to be potty trained, at least do their business outside…but no guarantees at your house!  Also one that will let them cuddle in bed with you at night!   If you are looking for pups who will shower you with kisses and keep you company, who will have a pup to play with and you, who you will take to training to be the best girls they can be….who will give you more love than you can handle…Onyx and Zuri are your girls!

Adoption Events

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!