About Me

Status: Available for Adoption
Adoption Fee: $214.55 (including MN state taxes)
Species: Dog
Breed: Shih Tzu
General Color: White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Eye Color: Brown
Ear Type: Droopy
Current Size: 14.9 Pounds
Current Age: 12 Years 2 Months (best estimate)

Housetrained: Yes
Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
Exercise Needs: Low
Grooming Needs: High
Shedding Amount: None
Owner Experience Needed: Species
Reaction to New People: Friendly

“Hi, I’m Minnie!

I came from a shelter in Chicago as a stray where I caught an upper respiratory infection that turned into pneumonia. I’m all better now and ready to find my forever home! The vets estimate that I’m  around 12  years old and almost completely blind with some hearing impairment. I am currently on medication for dry eye and I’m working on getting used to eyedrops twice a day. I don’t let these setbacks stop me though! I’m very curious and have figured out where everything is at my foster mom’s house by sniffing around and exploring.

I am a laid-back girl and enjoy taking long naps anywhere and everywhere – dog beds, blankets, towels, the floor, or even on a pile of laundry! My foster mom said I’m a heavy sleeper and sometimes I get startled if you try and move me when I’m sleeping. When I’m not sleeping, I’m happy to be near any people that are at the house, either on your lap or just on the floor next to your feet.

I’ve met a few older (12+), respectful children and I enjoyed getting pets and belly rubs from them so I think I’d enjoy having a home with older children who are knowledgeable and well-mannered around dogs. My foster mom also has another Shih tzu that I am always trying to cuddle with (unsuccessfully), so a home with another laidback, friendly dog that can show me the ropes would be great!

I am not comfortable going down the stairs so I will need to be carried down them. However I’ve finally mastered going up the stairs on my own! I’m working on house-training and good walking on a leash or taking my potty breaks in the yard. If my new home has a fenced backyard, I will need to be supervised so I don’t escape or encounter any hazards.

If you are looking for a laid-back nap partner, I’m your girl!”

My adoption fee, including MN state taxes, is $214.55. I’m available to adopt within a 50 mile radius of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/Saint Paul or Chicago, IL (I’m currently being fostered in the Chicago, IL area, but can be transported to the Minneapolis St. Paul area for the right family.)

More about me:
Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good for Seniors/Elderly, Somewhat vocal, Hypoallergenic, Does not require a yard, Leash-trained, Likes to play with toys, Likes to be in your lap, Needs special care, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Even-tempered, Gentle

If you’d like to meet me, please attend NorthStar’s Nice To Meet Tzu adoption events, held the second Sunday of each month from 12-2pm at the Edina Chuck & Don’s (I’m sorry, I’m not available for private meet and greets, please check the Events calendar the day before to see if I’m attending.)

To submit an adoption application, please click here to complete an online application.