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***

Want to meet me? Come to the Underdog Headquarters (3345 Dakota Ave, St. Louis Park, 55416) for an Adoption Event on Tuesday, June 28 from 5 pm-6:30 pm. Please email for questions regarding the dogs.


  • 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:  Y es, 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 very polite girl and working on being brave with the people in my foster home.

My favorite things to do are run around the yard with the other dogs and my people said that I like to “tell” them all about my day. Hee hee, this is the nice way to say I bark! I love to spend time in the backyard – laying in the sun with the other dogs and following them around. I am quick about going out to the yard to do my business – I am great at following the other dogs in and out. We are working hard on a routine so foster mom calls me a work-in-progress for potty training. I am not leash trained so will need a fenced yard in my forever home.

When we are inside, I like chilling near the other dogs and when no one is looking I like to play with the other shih tzus in my foster home. Recently I started approaching my people to get ear scritches – I have learned so much from the other dogs in the house and don’t want to miss out on getting scritches from my people.

We are working on so many new things and them most helpful thing has been having another dog in my foster home to show me the ropes and help me get on a routine. Another dog will be great for my confidence, and I know I am good at follow-the-leader.

Anyway, I really am a flower just waiting to bloom who wants nothing more than to find a patient and unconditionally forever family who is looking for an amazing companion! Love, Laurie

Some of our dogs are obtained from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends. Others have come from various situations where they are lacking confidence in humans. In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.

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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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