Dog Details

Layla Layla Layla Layla Layla
Shih Tzu (medium coat)
Small Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0273

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416

About Layla

  • DOB: 3/20/2014
  • Weight: 14.0 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Any Type
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Shedding Amount: None
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Slightly Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: Yes
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: Unknown
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Older/ considerate kids only
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Layla

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Requires a yard
  • Leashtrained
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Eager To Please
  • Gentle



  • DOB: 03/20/2014
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Unknown
  • Weight: 14 lbs
  • Requires a fenced yard:   Yes, needs a fenced yard
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello all- my name is Layla and I am a super gentle and sweet lady.  I’m a shih tzu and am what some would consider a “senior” pup though my age doesn’t slow me down a bit. 

What I do like to do is go on walks every day on my leash.  I’m a friendly gal and get along with all sorts of dogs and young children that we encounter on walks.  My foster Mom thinks I’d do great with a single person because I’m a snuggly one who prefers a quieter environment.  That said, I’d like to live with another dog, to help me gain confidence and get on a routine.  Sometimes I have a sensitive stomach so my foster mom makes me dinner – I seem to be doing best with a bland diet.

I’m shy when it comes to asking for cuddles but that’s my favorite!  Sometimes I get brave enough to ask! But snuggles and what make my world complete!  It’s just the best.  It doesn’t take long for me to bond with my humans – especially if you rub my belly and invite me to sleep with you in bed!  If you are searching for a sweet, gentle and loving companion, I hope you make me part of your family.

Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home. 

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