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Shih Tzu

Small  |  Male

Washington, dc


Shih Tzu, male, ~8 years, 16.8 lbs.

Dog Name: Rome
Suspected Breed(s): Shih Tzu
Gender: Male
Age: ~ 8 years
Weight: 16.8 lbs.
Personality: Friendly, calm, quiet, gentle
Observations with Dogs: Good with other dogs
Observations with Cats: Not tested
Observations with Kids: Good around children
House Training Progress: Unknown
Crate Training Progress: Unknown
Location: DC area foster home
Rescued From: Galax County, VA
Additional Information: Rome's foster says that he is a great dog. His nature is quiet. He enjoys eating, napping and taking walks. His foster says, "He is the strong, silent type." He likes to just go with the flow. He loves treats and is very food motivated.

Rome was rescued with multiple other Shih Tzus that all came from a home where the owner wasn't capable of caring for them properly. They were surrendered to a shelter when animal control became aware of their circumstances. Despite obvious signs of neglect including severely matted coats, underneath were very sweet dogs just looking for love and affection. The dogs had to be completely shaved down to get rid of the painful matting. With proper care, grooming and good nutrition, they will be beautiful pups on the outside to match their beautiful spirits. They are all looking for forever homes of their own!

If you are interested in meeting a dog, we require an adoption application. Visit to apply. If a dog has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.

If a dog has "NEEDS FOSTER" listed, they are still available for adoption. Information about our current dogs in need of fosters can be found here: and the application to foster is here:

City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).

Prior to arrival, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, Distemper DHPP, and Bordatella. They are tested for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet. Most dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken or crate trained. Our adoption fee is $395 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.

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City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region. Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.

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