Adopting a Rescued Shih Tzu – What to Expect

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When it comes down to adopting a rescued Shih Tzu, the policies and procedures may vary depending on which organization you choose.

However, the adoption of a rescued Shih Tzu is pretty much the same. Here is what you could expect if you were to adopt a Shih Tzu from a rescue organization.

1) You will have to fill out an application when adopting a rescued Shih Tzu:

The application you fill out will ask for specific information such as what type of dog are you looking for. Or are you looking for a dog in general.

Shih Tzu rescue groups are highly picky when it comes to choosing who they’ll let adopt a Shih Tzu. Because they want to be absolutely sure without a doubt that the new owners are going to care for the dog for the rest of his or her life.

You will have to answer questions about yourself, your home, your schedule, your family members, your financial situation, other pets that may be in the household, experiences with other pets, and references.

2) When adopting a rescued Shih Tzu, the rescue group will want to interview you as well as visit you at your home:

Not only will you get questions about your home, but you should also expect a visit to your home.

Rescue workers will visit your home to make sure that you answered the questions correctly on the application about your home.

They also make sure that the environment you live in is conducive to the needs of the Shih Tzu. They’ll also want to meet everyone in the family.

3) It’s time to wait to see if you’re approved:

Once you’re approved, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the dogs as well as spend some quality time with the dog that you want to adopt.

However, do not be disappointed or offended if you’re not approved. Remember, these people are only doing what they think is best for the dog. Therefore, no decision should be taken personal.

4) It’s time to bring home your new pet:

You finally get to bring home your new adopted rescued Shih Tzu after all of the questions, paperwork, and home visits.

You should congratulate yourself for doing a good deed. What you did will definitely make a big difference in the life of a beautiful Shih Tzu dog.

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