Melody Jade

Shih Tzu
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Age: 10 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Jade, MelJay, Melody, MJ, shelter name was Polly

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-dog rescue

June 16th 2005

She loves people! She's always wanting to be held and snuggled.

She hasn't taken much of a liking to the cats yet.

Favorite Food:
She's currently eating Blue Buffalo. We rotate diets with our other dogs, so she will be on that changing diet soon as well.

Arrival Story:
I have been wanting a Shih Tzu for several years now. When I logged on to a local dog website one day, I learned that Caring Hands Humane Society in a nearby town had taken in 20 dogs from a hoarding/puppymill situation somewhere in the state of Kansas. I immediately knew that I had to go take a look at the pups. I knew that they would most likely have some issues, but I also knew that the poor pups were desperately needing some love. By the time I got to the shelter on June 15, 2009, there were only four Shih Tzus left. All of the puppies had been adopted out, of course, leaving only four dogs; three males and one little girl. I visited with the males first and got very attached. The volunteer then told us about a little girl Shih Tzu that was in the kitty area. She had been placed there because she'd been coughing after getting spayed. They wanted to make sure she didn't have kennel cough before they put her back with the dogs. She was planned to go back out on the adoption floor the next morning. The instant she was in my hands and gave me that Shih Tzu puppy dog look, I knew she was the one. The volunteer informed me that she was so terribly matted when she came to the shelter that they had to shave her down, but despite the terrible conditions she was living in, she had a very good temperment. Out of all of the females, she was probably one of the least breed. I felt so terrible for all 80 of the Shih Tzus that were forced to live in horrible conditions meant only for breeding. The next morning, I returned to the shelter with adoption papers in hand and with Chii, my Shih Tzu/Toy Poodle mix. When the little pup met up with Chii, the two of them became pals immediately, wanting to romp around the lobby of the shelter. That just made me even more confident in my decision.

Despite the fact that she lived the first four years of her life crammed in a house with 79 other Shih Tzus only used for breeding, she has the sweetest temperament. I know that she is so thankful to be out of that situation. She still has a long ways to go on regards of her training and appearance. She's still iffy on potty training. She knows absolutely no commands. She's very skinny and had to be shaved down because she was so matted. I can't wait to see what she will turn out to be with some love from humans.

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Stop Puppymills!

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June 16th 2009 More than 6 years!

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