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Huey Lhasa Apso & Poodle Mix Charlotte, NC

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • Gray / Blue / Silver, Brown / Chocolate


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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Meet Huey

Huey is a budding senior Shi Tzu mix who came to the rescue after one of our veterinary partners contacted us for help. Huey’s owners had asked them to euthanize him, and they felt it was an extreme measure. Huey was mistreated in his former life and had some understandable behavioral/trust issues and an ongoing ear infection that needed to be addressed. We felt he deserved a chance to rehabilitate and live his golden years in a loving home.

Once he was in our care, we were consistent with his meds and vet follow-ups and changed his diet to help with his allergies…It worked! His ear issues have resolved. We also started him on a light dose of anti-inflammatory and pain medication that’s fairly typical for pups his age, and you can tell he feels much better. He has a bounce in his step now and loves to go for walks.

In his prior life, Huey was mistreated and would snarl to avoid being handled or get his desired outcome of being left alone. His instinct was to avoid human touch and affection. We knew Huey was trapped in this pattern and enlisted the help of Daniel with Lakeside Dog Trainer to work with Huey and help him learn to trust and establish new behaviors.

Huey has been fostered with the training team for the past few months, learning that human interaction is a positive and rewarding experience. He’s also been getting regular socialization with other dogs and cats. It’s paid off, and Huey is ready to start his new life — we just need someone to give him a chance.

Will you be Huey’s hero?


“When Huey started his training back in August, he showed his defensive side towards us. He avoided eye contact and had NO interest in engaging. We worked with him on verbal cues and making eye contact. After a few days, he started to relax and realized he liked having someone else in charge. He started to seek out affection and snuggles. We’ve been doing structured training with commands to build his trust and working on basic obedience.

Huey is now crate trained, housetrained, has learned to sit and wait for food, and has solid leash skills. He loves to go for walks and car rides and does great meeting other dogs and people on leash. Even after a hard life, Huey has proven to be a sweet and loving dog. He has learned to trust both his handlers and enjoys receiving pets and affection once he’s established trust with someone. Picking him up is still not his favorite thing, but we have not pushed that yet.

Huey would be great as an only dog or with another calm, confident dog and he’s currently being fostered with cats. We have continuously exposed him to other dogs for short, safe, and positive meetings, and he’s learned that humans will advocate for him and keep him safe. He needs a calm home — no kids or loud city noises. Structure will be key to Huey’s success.”

We are so excited about Huey’s progress and want to give Huey the opportunity to live out his golden years in a loving home. We are looking for a FOSTER or ADOPTER with some leadership skills and time to settle him in. Huey’s trainer will stay involved during his transition to his new home and be a resource for support as he settles in.

This dapper little guy was dealt a bad hand, but he’s done the work, learned to trust, and deserves a chance to be loved as a family dog.
Apply today!


Must have prior dog experience and be ready to provide a structured environment
A calm home in the DC OR Charlotte metro areas
Great as an only dog, but can be with another calm dog and/or cats

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  • Senior
  • Male