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Size: Small
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Shih Tzu, Crossbreed
Unknown with Kids

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Meet our little old man Harley!! He is listed as 8-10 years, but we think he may be slightly older. That said, he is becoming more healthy everyday. He is quiet boy who likes to sit around and watch the world go on. He likes to follow you around and see what is happening, but not so much to join in the action. He likes to trot around outside in the yard and follows other dogs at a distance.

Harley has had a hard few years. He came to us, and we went to work to bring out his handsome self. Now he has hair which will need regular grooming, his skin is healing (though he needs 3 times a week baths and a special diet with supplements to maintain), and he is on thyroid medications for underactive thyroid. We do think he may be losing some hearing, as he doesn’t always respond as we call him, but he is starting to show his personality more and more. He can be spunky and will follow his person around the house. He prefers to sleep in his own space, but loves his cuddles. He is just the perfect house companion- well behaved and sweet. He will just look at you with pleading eyes for food, love, and cuddles.

Harley is looking for a quiet home to live out his years as a healthy old man.

Name: Harley
Breed: Shih Tzu mix
Sex: Male
Age: 8-10 years old
Weight: 13 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes
Medical: On thyroid medications, skin issues remain requiring 3 x a week baths, special diet, and supplements.

Good with Children: Untested, but likely only with older children, as he will try to grab food and inadvertently will nip hands that have what he thinks may be food in an attempt to eat said food. Would never intentionally bite.
Good with Dogs: Yes- gets along well with 10 foster dogs
Good with Cats: Yes- ignores the old house cats

Adoption Donation: 300.00

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Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes.   If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.

NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS:  Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

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 dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.