Breed: Shih Tzu
Color: White & Gray
Age: 6 years
Gender: Female, spayed
Size: 10 pounds
Crate trained: 50/50
Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Concerns: Retired puppy mill breeding dog
Hi! My name is Lizzie and I recently learned that I am a doggie! I thought I was a guinea
pig because I was kept in a crate with wood chips my whole life and my hair was super
overgrown (look up a Peruvian guinea pig and ask my foster mama for before pictures!).
I was a puppy mill breeding dog, so I had no idea what life could really be like, but let
me tell you… I am LOVING it!
My first few days in rescue were really scary… I had never been in the grass, I had
never stepped foot on hardwood floors, and I had never been petted. My defense
mechanism was just sitting still in a corner and pretending like nobody could see me. I
didn’t eat and I didn’t drink for the first 3 days. Luckily, I have foster siblings and they
showed me that humans are so awesome! Now I want to follow them everywhere, doing
figure 8s between their legs & licking their ankles. I even like to show off my belly. But my favorite thing EVER is just looking at you and wagging my tail. My love of life has
been restored. I also loooooveeee other doggies! They are so comforting and so much
fun. Cats are fine, too… I don’t see any difference in them apart from doggies.
Since I was never a house pet, I am not house trained, or leash trained. I enjoy going outside in the fenced-in yard and wandering around. I am learning to potty out there. I used to have to lay in my pee pee, so I hold it for a really long time. The humans take me right outside when they get home and I do like to pee pee out there. I also prefer to poopy outside. I am not necessarily crate-trained, but if my blankies are in there, I do find it comforting to hang in there with the door open when I want to wind down. I prefer to sleep in a bed on your bedroom floor, though. I prefer women over men but will accept love from anyone willing to give it to me. Lizzie will only be considered to homes with a fenced-in yard & at least 1 other dog.
Lizzie is fostered in Syracuse, NY and is available for an adoption fee of $300.00. She
is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, heartworm negative, and parasite-free! She has a
final booster shot on 05/14/2023 and is ready to go home after that! Applications may be submitted via the following website: www.sophiasgracefoundation.org
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