About Me

Name: Petey Pickles
Gender: Male
Breed: Shih Tzu Mix
Estimated Birthdate: 9/21/2010
Height: 12" at shoulder
Weight: 11 lbs
Good with dogs: Sometimes
Good with men: Yes
Good with women: Sometimes
House trained: No
Crate trained: Yes
Leash trained: Yes
Must have fenced in yard: No


Petey Pickles was surrendered by his owners to a local animal control. He was neutered and had a dental polishing on 11/27/20. He's up to date on all vaccines and heartworm negative. Petey has luxating patellas in both of his rear legs (grade 3 on his left knee and grade 2 on his right knee). He is on eye medicine which he absolutely hates (and will nip at you while putting them in if he can)! 

Oh Petey. We sure wonder what life must have been like before you were surrendered to the shelter. Petey arrived in rescue with long, matted hair that hadn't been groomed in some time. He was scared and in pain and angry at the world. Our first order of business was a haircut, and that alone did wonders for this boy's demeanor. It's amazing how much better (and nicer) you feel when you aren't walking around in pain all day.

Petey is moody. He can be quite grouchy, but once he adjusts to an environment and a person he is okay. Petey LOVES treats and will become your very best friend for a treat. If you have treats in your pocket he'll curl up in your lap and snuggle. And he's very gentle when taking treats from your hand. Clearly he understands that treats are rewards. 

Petey has done well with short walks. Given his luxating patellas in the rear legs he is not a dog that can go on multi-mile walks every day. Slow and steady is the pace for this boy. Petey is crate trained. The crate is his safe place and he enjoys lounging in his bed inside his crate. He did great on his transport to the farm and really enjoyed the ride. 

Petey is well loved by his caregivers at the rescue. But we also recognize that he is a special dog that is going to take just the right special owner. Petey needs a home environment that is quiet and relaxed. He needs an owner with lots of experience and patience to teach and show him that not all humans are mean. He needs to be the only pet and really wants a home that is all men.

Petey Pickles is a picky, peculiar dog. He can be moody and grouchy and absolutely requires an experienced owner. Petey is selective about other dogs and absolutely hates cats. PETEY IS LOOKING FOR A MALE-ONLY HOME (NO CHILDREN) WITH EXPERIENCED OWNERS WHERE HE WILL BE THE ONLY PET. 


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more! r having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email: