Chippy is an adorable 1 year-old Shih Tzu mix neutered male who was found abandoned with three other dogs his age who look like his littermates. All four dogs were in horrible condition when found—terribly matted and very dirty. When they weren’t claimed at the county dog shelter, they made the trip to Canine Lifeline so that they could take their time finding wonderful new homes where they would be well cared for and never suffer from neglect again. We suspect they may have been dumped by a backyard breeder who didn’t take care of them and then couldn’t sell them because of their poor condition. Chippy is a very friendly guy who isn’t letting his sad past get him down. He’s affectionate with people and eager to make friends with everyone he meets. Since he’s been with us, Chippy has visited the groomer. His photos were taken after his recent haircut. He did amazingly well at the groomer and allowed her to trim his face and feet without any problems. He didn’t enjoy his bath however so it’s probably safe to say that Chippy is not a water dog. Chippy has been doing well with crate-training in his foster home so we expect he’ll be able to pick up the house rules readily in his new home. When he first came to us, it was clear that the concept of a leash was completely novel to Chippy but he has been practicing a lot and is now walking quite well on a leash and enjoying his outings too. He is going to be so grateful to the person or family who shows him how wonderful a dog’s life can and should be. Chippy weighs about 13 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email if you’re interested in Chippy. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under the age of 7 years. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.