We think the dictionary ought to post Gilley’s photo under the definition of CUTE! This sweet and charming little guy is a 4-5 month-old Shih-Tzu mix neutered male who was adopted from a shelter but returned because his owner said he barked too much. From there, he made the trip to Canine Lifeline so that he could enjoy life in a foster home while searching for the perfect new home. We have found that Gilley can be vocal when things aren’t going his way or he’s not getting enough attention but, in his foster home, his barking hasn’t been excessive–no more so than many small dogs. That said, Gilley would not be happy left alone for long workdays and wouldn’t be a good match for apartment or condo living where barking might be an issue. He loves to be the center of attention so would love to have a family who is able to spend most of their day with him. He gets along with other small dogs so would enjoy having a canine buddy or two in his new home. Gilley met the resident vet clinic kitty and showed little reaction to her so might be fine in a home with cats. He has been working on crate-training in his foster home. His new family should expect that Gilley will need some work on housetraining but with lots of patient and consistent positive reinforcement training, he should be able to pick up the house rules without too much trouble. Gilley loves being held and cuddling with his human pals so is going to make a great lap dog for one lucky person or family. Gilley weighs about 6 pounds currently and we expect he’ll be about 10-12 pounds once full-grown. His adoption fee is $350. He’s neutered, on monthly heartworm 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 Gilley. 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 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.