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Shih Tzu

8 years, 3 months
Small  |  Male

Lenoir, NC


I am micro-chipped, have received a major dental, am heart-worm Negative, have all my vaccinations, and already had been neutered. I will be evaluated for 2 weeks by my foster family who has gone through SRC's approval process although she immediately realized how sweet and intelligent I really am!
(SRC#1817) SAMMY's Story
SAMMY with this unique identification number: (SRC#1818) just came into our custody and care. Now vetted this dog will be prepared for adoption by a foster family who has gone thru our approval process .
The Shih Tzus who came in with this recent group of rescues amazed me as the Director of this Rescue with their passive demeanors. I was fortunate enough to handle each one by picking them up, bathing them all and getting them to the vet for their medical care. All of this breed were so passive and sweet -- they just let you do anything to them with no aggression whatsoever almost as if they had given up completely. Once they were vetted I found out more about why they seemed so very docile. Sammy (1818) is so adorable that his foster mom in Lenoir is already in love with him. Another one with Grade 4 Dental Disease this little boy needed pain meds even though he was already neutered. He was doing well with his foster mom but had a bout of tummy issues adjusting to real dog food. He loved it but obviously was not used to eating something with nutritional value because Sammy is overweight and according to the vet very prone to heat stroke until he loses a little bit of weight -- his home as were the others was outside in a very warm climate. His foster mom has changed his life completely now and Sammy is beginning to flourish because of this change. She is giving him loving care and it is obvious they are bonded already All these Shih Tzus along with Sammy have really earned their honorary Schnauzer status. Thankfully SAMMY (1818) was fortunate enough to be be rescued by SRC and at his age he can live a long healthy life now and a happy one! This dear boy deserves that and much more!

When ready for adoption this dog will be heart-worm tested (negative), vaccinations brought up to date, neutered if not done already, micro-chipped, examined fully by a vet and any necessary medical issues found by this vet will have been addressed. It is anticipated that this dog will be released for adoption by the same date as the completion of the Evaluation. The date of release is left to the discretion of the SRC Core Team.

Tax-deductible donation requested at time of adoption for this dog is $ 375 .
When ready for adoption this canine will also have been evaluated for two weeks by loving SRC foster parents who will be able to give the adoptive parents information as to their opinion about the demeanor of the adoptive parent's new family companion prior to the finalizing of this adoption. SRC volunteers strive to do all of this for the well-being of their rescued canine and for a successful. It is our worthy mission to assure that each dog goes to a loving and stable home whose family members will treat each rescued dog that SRC helps as a beloved member of their immediate family.
SRC’s dogs are in foster homes throughout NC, SC, and VA. You must be willing to drive to the dog's foster home in order to adopt it. The location of each dog is listed at the bottom of its bio.
BEFORE meeting an SRC dog, you must be approved to adopt. Our downloadable Adoption Application is on our web site at and can be submitted via email or fax (1-910-401-1317). You can request an Adoption Application to email address:
Upon receipt of your application, a vet reference check and home visit will be done. The entire process normally takes three to seven days, depending on your location.
Please plan on welcoming your new dog into your home within two weeks after approval. We do not hold dogs, and we adopt them out on a first-come, first-serve basis based on a completed adoption process.
SRC does not ordinarily adopt its dogs to families with children under ten years of age. This is for the protection of the dogs and for the protection of the children.
Procedures will be explained to you at the time of approval regarding donation and contract. Your donation goes forward to help incoming rescued dogs. Our average expenses per dog include:
Here is a break-down of the average expenses spent on SRC dogs to assure they remain healthy and happy as they are prepared for adoption:
Office Visit $45-60; Fecal $14-24; Rabies $14-24; DHLPP $14-24; Bordetella $14-24; Heartworm, Lyme, Ehrliccia Testing $30-45; Heart worm
Preventative $16 per month; Spay or Neuter $200-$400; Total Basic Vetting $347- $617; ADDITIONAL VETTING: Teeth Cleaning $200; Blood Panel $80 -150; Cherry Eye $300-$500; Urinary Tract Infection $60-100; Heartworm Treatment $300-700; Luxating Patellas $1,800 per leg; Cruciate Surgery $1,200 per leg; Entropian Surgery $250-$500; Demodectic Mange $100 per month; X-Ray $80 - $110; Ultrasound: $300; Cataract Surgery $1500 - $3000; Boarding $300 per month per dog
We want to thank you for your interest in our dogs.

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