Tyler

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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Lhasa/Terrier
  • Age: 1.5 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 TYLER!   This absolutely adorable, 1.5 yr old, gold/cream, 17 lbs, Lhasa/Terrier sweetheart came out of the San Bernardino shelter as “rescue only” because they thought he was aggressive.  HE WAS TERRIFIED!!  And while he is kissy, cuddly, loving and wonderful with us, he needs to meet/sniff/be with you before he “gives it all up — especially with males!”  Once he feels secure, which takes a bit longer for men, he’s good, but no surprises.  He is NOT aggressive or a biter, but does need time to socialize and get used to people being nice. We don’t know what Tyler’s former life was like, but just the mere fact at this young age he ended up in the shelter is proof enough that he needed out.  We think men may not have been so kind and so it takes extra effort!  Plus, he gets more spooked at surprises at night 🙁  Matted, with ticks, fleas and worms…Tyler cleaned up nicely and really looks Lhasa…but is definitely a mix and may not be totally hypoallergenic.   Tyler is insecure and needs time and patience and an experienced dog parent.  When you first leave him alone, if there aren’t other dogs there, he screams!  So, we know he needs to have another dog in the home and probably not an apartment.  Tyler is very active, so he needs a home that will help him exercise — run, play, the good life!!  He is protective but loves when he knows you are his people.  That being said, he will need training to understand what he should protect and what is not his to protect!  If a multiple person family adopts him (no kids please), he needs to be equally doted on so he doesn’t protect just one.  He just doesn’t know better, but he wants to!  When he first arrived, he had never had a collar or a leash on…but now, he walks well.  Still needs practice!!  This young lad is VERY smart!  He has great energy and would be happy to go on a run with you…but he settles down when he is assured he is not going to be hit or dumped!  This will take some time to sink in!   He is doing nicely with his potty training.  Just have patience, as he is still very young.  He would not fare well in a sedate or senior home.  Do you have a primarily female home, another dog and enough love for two?  Come and get him!!

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!