Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Shih Tzu (medium coat)
Weight: 11 lbs
Height: 12 in
Estimated Birthdate: 6/12/2020
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Coco was originally surrendered to rescue for nipping the fingers of a child that stuck their fingers in her crate as a puppy. She was quickly adopted, but returned in July 2021 due to behavioral challenges in her home with the other dog.
Special Needs: Coco is spayed, up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative. Coco needs to be the only dog in a home with an experienced alpha owner.
What kind of home would be best for me: Not for a first time dog owner. Coco is a young dog who's had a lot of change. True to her breed, she has a big personality and will dominate the room if you allow her to. Coco requires a home with an experienced shih tzu owner. If you don't have the experience with this breed, Coco is not your dog. She must be the only dog. She does not prefer children and is not suited for a home where children visit regularly. Coco has a great personality but needs a strong, experienced owner that loves this sassy breed.
What is my personality like: Coco is all about the life of a princess. She prefers to be the only dog so she can have all the attention she can get. She is a very loving and sweet dog and it does not take that much time for her to warm up to her people. She loves treats of all kinds and usually isn’t to picky about what she eats. But when the mood does strike her she will give you a ‘look’ that says feed me something fancier. She really does have a way of winning everyone’s heart over just by being there with them. She prefers a lap over a bed but when she’s in a bed she will request plenty of comfort and blankets.
Coco isn’t low energy but she really isn’t all that high energy either. She’s somewhere more in the middle where she likes to run and play but isn’t overly enthusiastic about it as some other dogs are. She really enjoys stimulating games for the mind like simply playing hide the treat. She would do well to have simple mental stimulation games around the house to keep her focus and her mind busy (like lick mats, Kong’s, ect…). Although she doesn’t want another dog in the home she will be okay on walks or out in public with other dogs (she currently lives with other dogs… she would just prefer the attention all be on her in the home). She is okay with cats. She does okay on the leash and she is clean in her crate. We recommend using a crate with Coco so that she does have a safe place if she gets to stressed.
Overall Coco is just looking for a home that has lots of love to share!
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: (1/12/2019 est.)
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
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Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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