Dog Details

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Shih Tzu (medium coat)
Small Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 22-0274

Minneapolis, MN

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

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***

Come meet me and other adoptable dogs at Unleashed Hounds and Hops! (200 East Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55405) – Thursday March 16 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.


  • DOB: 05/13/2014
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No
  • Weight: 9.3 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, my name is Laurie and I am a very beautiful, sweet and shy female shih tzu. I am a polite girl and working on being brave with the people in my foster home. Other dogs are my preferred companions and I love to watch and learn from them, so another dog is required in my forever home. Having a friendly and social dog in my forever home will help me learn to trust people and teach me important things like how to snuggle, beg for treats and do happy dances (yahoo!)

I have several hobbies and one is spying on our neighbors from the window – hee hee! The other dogs started it and I like to join in the fun! I also like running around the backyard with the other dogs, sitting in the sun and rolling in the grass. Having the freedom to experience grass and a calm home are new to me and I am thriving! Because I am not leash trained and really enjoy spending time outside, a fence yard is required in my forever home.

I also like to follow my people around the house to keep track of what they are doing – I am curious about the activity and like to be near them. I like to be close and in the same room that they are in, but I am still learning to enjoy being petted. We are working on my dog skills, and I am practicing leash training and doing great with potty training, but still a work in progress. I also love toys, cozy spots like pillows and blankies and treats – yum!

Now that the weather is colder, I don’t get to spend as much time in the yard. While I wait for sunny summer days, I will dream of finding my forever home with green grass, comfy dog beds and people that will love me unconditionally. I can’t wait for us to meet!

Love, Laurie

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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Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.



The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at if you have further questions.



All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  and fill out a foster application.



Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.



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