Welcome to the “California Shih Tzu Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
If this is your first time adopting a dog, we HIGHLY recommend checking out our awesome resource: The Complete Guide to Adopting the Perfect Dog. It is jam packed with awesome info that will help you on your adoption journey!
If you are considering getting a Shi Tzu, you'll want to check out the incredible book "The Complete Guide to Shi Tzu Dogs". It's written in an easy-to-understand way but still has the expert knowledge to help any new owner successfully raise their Shi Tzu from puppy to old-age. It's widely available, so pick up a copy if you see one, or click here to grab one on Amazon.
Though their name means “little lion”, there is nothing fierce about the Shih Tzu! Bred as a companion dog in China, the Shih Tzu is a loyal, affectionate, and happy breed. They are known for their lively and friendly personality. The Shih Tzu loves nothing more than to hang out with their families and follow them wherever they go. They get along great with other dogs and adore children – though their small size may be a problem for young children. They have that unmistakable under-bite – their upper jaw is slightly narrower than their lower jaw. The Shih Tzu is intelligent but can be difficult to housetrain. If you are looking for a tried and true companion dog, the Shih Tzu is the breed for you!
If you can't find the right Shih Tzu Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
We are so grateful that we are able to help you rescue the dog of your dreams. In addition to coming back here, you can also check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for additional info on rescue groups near you, current posts, and pictures!
Shih Tzu Rescues in California
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- To find additional Shih Tzu dogs available for adoption check: Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, or Arizona.
- Or check out the complete list of all Shih Tzu Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in California: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Bulldog, Irish Setter, or Schipperke.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.