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The old adage says “two’s company, three’s a crowd,” but Anne and Myles Robichaux found they were missing the “crowd” after their beloved Sammie succumbed to old age at 18, leaving their two Shih-Tzus, Coco and Cody, as the family pack. “For a time after losing Sammie, we thought we would stick with two dogs,” Anne says, “but the more …

To see Petey today, you would never suspect he was once living on the streets of Miami, Florida. When animal control picked him up, ticks speckled his small body, and his coat was matted. From his condition, they figured he had been on his own for a while. Abby’s Little Friends Rescue pulled him from the shelter, placed him in …

Nigel was a puppy mill dog who had never walked on grass, had never climbed stairs and had missed the joys of puppyhood. His ultimate rescue was heart wrenching; he and some other “disposable” dogs had their feet bound with duct tape and were going to be drowned when the rescuers entered the facility. His listing on Petfinder had pulled …

After a long, desperate fight to save their ailing dog, Jake, Dave and Cynthia Werths of Sedalia, MO, had to make the agonizing decision to have him euthanized. They were devastated – and so was their dog, Lucy. “I wasn’t sure I was ready for another dog, and if it was right for our Lucy,” Cynthia Werths says. “She never …

Paul and Jen Edson peered at the photo they’d just received from Petfinder after requesting emails be sent when a new pet matching their search criteria was entered into the database. Their beloved Shih Tzu had died about three months earlier, and Jen was pressing to adopt a dog to help ease their grief. But this one they were looking …

Dale Staley says he is once again “fully shih-tzu’d” when he reads the paper and has a cup of coffee each morning. Fred, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu, lies on the back of the couch behind his head, and Niko , a 1-year-old Shih Tzu mix, lies at his feet. It’s a pleasant way to start each day. Last year, Dale …

You have to appreciate the work of animal control officers like Enna Lugo in Fairfax County, VA, who made it her project to rescue a Shih Tzu, who had been on her own for more than two years in Franconia VA, according to an article by Justin Jouvenal in the Washington Post. The dog was living paw-to-mouth on whatever she could …

Jamie Carlson wanted to rescue a dog and, in doing so, perhaps rescue herself as well. She suffers from gluten sensitivity, which, she says, often goes hand-in-hand with anxiety. She thought a cuddly, four-legged companion might help her cope with the distress. She logged onto Petfinder and happened upon a Shih Tzu mix named Wookie, listed by All Terrier Rescue …

Rachel Maurer of Canton, OH, already had two dogs, but she wanted another one. Her philosophy was that “the more dogs you have, the bigger your heart gets.” Not only did she want a dog, but she wanted to rescue one, so she went on Petfinder and located My Young and Old Fur Babies Rescue, an organization in Woodsfield, OH. …