Arrival Story: We wanted another dog to keep Ava company. We talked about getting another Pom, but we knew we wouldn't find another one as special as her. My aunt had a Shih tzu puppy that I feel in love with. We did some research on the breed and decied it was a good breed to add to our family. It turned out that a good friend of mine knew a lady who had 2 litters of Shih tzu puppies. When we saw the puppies for the first time we picked out the runt (like Ava) and she was the sweetest puppy.