Hooray! This dog has been adopted!

  • Adoption Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Shih Tzu X
  • Age: 4.5 yr
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 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!

MEET MS. STELLA…a sweet (but at times a little fearful) 4.5 yr old, 12 lb, tan/black Shih Tzu mix. We’ve had several dogs with this coloring this year and we don’t know what the mix is, so you might have to do a DNA!!  All we can say is she has not had it easy.  Her family lost their home in a flood, she was staying with friends for several months and at the end of the day, the family had to give her up for a better life.  They believed we could find it for her and we will!!!

When given up, Stella had a horrible UTI and ended up needing bladder stone surgery as a result of bacteria.  Surgery was successful and they should not reoccur.  She is a big kisser — and has started kissing me on the face!!!  She can be independent but she would rather be snuggly and then go off to explore!  She loves her walks, people, other dogs.   We haven’t seen any playing engagement so far, so we believe she could be an only dog if you work from home and can give her a lot of attention.  She is especially adoring when it comes to feeding time and she will eat almost anything ….  including zucchini, lettuce, all treats and she loves french fries!

Still a bit fearful (has never bitten and wouldn’t) when you initially go to pick her up if she doesn’t know you or you surprise her…but other than that, she is a gem!  She will let out a little cry that might scare you silly!!   She was wonderful at the groomers…seems to be potty trained, or will go on a pp pad if necessary, but we never guarantee!   

The perfect home for Stella will be one that will care for her properly, take her to the vet when needed, feed her good food and love her to pieces!  She could go to a home with gentle, older kids and she’d love them, dogs, a family with a backyard….she is a special girl!   Does that sound like you?

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!