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SCOOP! Shih Tzu Philadelphia, PA

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Small
  • White / Cream


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



Meet Scoop, an adorable little Shih who found himself homeless at the age of 14 when his former family surrendered him to Philly's animal control shelter because they could no longer care for him. He joined City of Elderly Love and was treated for some age-related ailments. Now he's ready to ship out to his forever home!

Scoop loves to be held and cuddled. He's mild-mannered, playful and loves toys! He has an easy-going disposition and is great when meeting new people including kids! Scoop is currently living with another Shih Tzu and has been introduced to other small and large dogs as well as cats - he gets along with them great! Scoop is always down for some pets, especially back scratches! He'll even paw at you to let you know he'd like some love! Because he is an older dude who has some arthritis, which was left untreated and we're working to get him stronger, he enjoys shorter walks. He may never be your hiking buddy, but he enjoys a good stroll in the park. Scoop is crate trained and is working on his housebreaking habits now that he's finally neutered (no more need to mark his territory soon!). 

Scoop has received a full veterinary evaluation since coming to the rescue and received neuter surgery and a dental cleaning with extractions. He is on a daily thyroid medication to keep it working appropriately and a daily medication for arthritis. He also receives eye drops for chronic dry eye.

Scoop is available for adoption through City of Elderly Love! He is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. He is also heartworm and lymes disease negative. Interested in adopting him? Visit to complete an online adoption questionnaire or email us at!

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