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Size: Small
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Shih Tzu, Poodle

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Shepp is a very, very happy-go-lucky boy. The vet guestimated him to be about 4yr old, but he acts much, much younger, more like a 1 yr old pup,

Shepp came to one of PAWS New England’s southern foster partners from the streets of Houston. He was a matted mess, and his foster couldn’t even tell what kind of dog he was. He also was heartworm positive. He has finished his heartworm treatment and is now ready to find his new family.

He is a high-energy dog. He loves all dogs, cats, and people. He is crate trained and did well on house training until he started the steroids.

He completed his heartworm treatment with flying colors. Now he is looking for an active family that will enjoy his energy level. He does “OK” on a leash but will need more work. He needs manners and works on his mouthing. He is quite mouthy. He doesn’t bite at all but does mouth you. So we are saying no small kids for this boy.

Shepp will do great in almost any family who is willing to continue his training and provide the love and attention he deserves. He will return that love tenfold!
Name: Shepp
Breed: Shih Tzu/Poodle
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years  (estimated)
Weight: 13lbs
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Positive - Has completed treatment.
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Over 12
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes

Adoption Fee: $500.00  (includes transport fee when applicable)

Location of dog currently:  Texarkana Tx     


Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.  

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.