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  • Dog
  • Shih Tzu Mix
  • Shih Tzu Mix
  • Dayton, OH
  • Young
  • Male
  • Small
  • White / Cream
Dayton, OH


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats.
Adoption fee

Meet Bernard

Bernard is a 1 year old Shih Tzu Mix from the local shelter. Bernard (Bernie) is completely potty trained in our home and does well with cats and other dogs. Don’t let those teeth fool you, Bernie is hands down the sweetest dog we have fostered. He isn’t much for playing, but offer him your lap and some cuddles and he will be there for hours snoring away. Bernard’s three favorite things; hugs, kisses and sleeping. He had some skin allergies but coconut oil seems to be helping. We keep him in sweaters when he starts itching so he can’t chew himself raw, and he absolutely loves his sweaters and sits calmly while we put them on. If you are looking for a low maintenance, low energy, sleep loving cuddle bug, Bernard is your man! If you think you would be interested, please fill out our application and we can start the process. Please email us with any questions you have regarding this dog that is not covered in this bio. Some of our dogs come with papers from the original owners. We cannot guarantee the papers we receive have not been altered in some way. We rely on the HONESTY of the people we rescue our dogs from. Our adoption area is OHIO, KENTUCKY, AND INDIANA. WE WILL ALSO CONSIDER CERTAIN AREAS OF MICHIGAN, WEST VIRGINIA, AND PENNSYLVANIA. WE DO NOT SHIP NOR ARRANGE TRANSPORTS. Click here for application. You can open, edit, fill in blanks%29, save as a word doc. and send back to us via email.
NOTE TO EMAILERS FROM PETFINDER: WE DO NOT RESPOND TO EMAIL INQUIRIES WITHOUT AN APPLICATION. WE REGRET WE CANNOT RESPOND TO EVERY EMAIL, BUT UNLESS YOU FILL OUT AN APPLICATION, WE DO NOT KNOW YOU EXIST. All known information about an individual dog is provided in it's listing. We do our best to provide accurate information, but adopters must understand that each home is different and the dog may behave differently in a new home. Dogs are creatures of their environment and you help make the dog what it will be.
Homes considering adopting a puppy must be prepared for:
1.) Flexible schedules for potty training. Puppies can only "hold it" for one hour per month of age (ex. a 4 month old puppy can only go 4 hours without a potty break)
2.) Crate training until the puppy is at least one year old, to prevent chewing on inappropriate things when you can't supervise.
3.) Socialization: The more positive and varying experiences as a puppy the better, both in and out of your home.
4.) Puppy behavior and life stages are equivalent to a human toddler. It takes at least a full year to have a calmer, well adjusted dog. Patience is required and when your dog's behavior is a positive experience for you and those around you, your patience will be rewarded tenfold, for years to come.
Please do not consider adopting a puppy if you have not thoroughly thought through the pros and cons of having one. So many people end up returning them after 3-5 months because they didn't realize the amount of work involved in raising a puppy. Patience, appropriate toys, socialization, and obedience training are all musts. All are time consuming, and can be expensive. All Dogs Require supervision with children and obedience training. Adopters that want to have good dogs must be prepared to put the time and effort into training a dog. Any dog requires work and effort, but a well trained, well socialized dog is more than worth the effort put in to get them there.
Our adoption fee is $200.00 which includes spay/neuter, routine shots, rabies, worming, microchipped, heartworm testing and they are on monthly preventative. Visit our website


Dayton, OH
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    Dayton, OH

  • day hours
    Saturday 11-2
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