Shelters and Rescues are overrun of Shih Tzus

Shih Tzu at a Shelter

Shih Tzus are some of the cutest and most impressive dog breeds that you can find out there. But unfortunately, you will find that many animal shelters out there are overrun with this dog breed. A lot of people state that Hollywood should get the blame in the West. But even so, regardless of what happens, Shih Tzus are still living in shelters and rescues instead of having an owner.

Why is there an overload of Shih Tzus?

The reason is rather simple. Multiple celebrities showcased their own Shih Tzus in videos, interviews and other situations. The problem is that a lot of people did the same, they got their own Shih Tzu and then they saw how hard it is to take care of and nurture this breed.

Initially, they thought that having a dog requires no effort, but the reality is that taking care of another being on this planet may eat up a lot of your time. That’s why a lot of people didn’t get to keep their Shih Tzus because they just didn’t have the time needed to take care of that dog.

It’s sad because Shih Tzus are adorable and they don’t really need a ton of maintenance either. That alone makes them incredible and very distinct, among some of the best breeds that you can find on the market.

Shih Tzus require a visit to the vet from time to time, but overall they are some of the best dog breeds for apartments. That alone, combined with the unique economic situation in our country does go to show that dogs like this end up in various shelters instead of an owner’s apartment.

It’s easy to see what lesson you need to learn here. If you can’t take care of a dog, don’t get one at all. It’s a lot better to avoid getting a dog instead of adopting or purchasing one and then keeping it in misery. That’s one of the most important things to take into consideration here, the fact that these dogs are cute, amazing and they do deserve to have a great life. With your help, they may just be able to achieve that goal.

While it can be a bit hard to take care of a dog, it’s always important to understand that adopting a dog does make a difference. You shouldn’t leave dogs in a shelter. Instead, what you can do is to go ahead and get the dog of your dreams right now. The Shih Tzus are patiently waiting for you in rescues and shelters, all you have to do is to help them step away from that medium.

For more about the Shih Tzu, check out our Facebook video below!

The Shih Tzu Breed Facts

The Shih Tzu, also known as the Chrysanthemum Dog, is a toy dog breed, weighing 10–19 pounds when fully grown. The exact origins of the breed are unknown, but it is thought to have originated in Tibet and then been developed in China.Hypoallergenic: YesLifespan: 10 – 16 yearsTemperament: Playful, Affectionate, Intelligent, Lively, Outgoing, MOREMass: Female: 8.8 – 16 lbs (Adult), Male: 8.8 – 16 lbs (Adult)Origin: China, TibetColors: Black, White, Brindle, Liver, Blue, Black & White, Liver & White, Light Brown, Gold, Dark BrownCredit: @petnlife

Posted by SimplePuppy on Saturday, October 14, 2017

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