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MaleShih Tzu /Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)


Louie is a 19 pound, 3 year old mix breed dog that resembles a cross between a Border Terrier and Shih Tzu.  He was brought to our organization by a neighbor, because he was being serverly abused by the male owner and his daughter. After a complete work up, it was found he had a "cherry eye" from being hit, heartworm positive and completely withdrawn from life.  His eyes did not reflect anything but a hopeless stare.  He has now been with us since the 11th of August.  He has been heartworm treated and his eye is healing.  He still has a very aloof attitude and ducks every time you pet him.  He is however, starting to interact with people and dogs more.  He acts excited to see you in the morning and when you come home.  But he does not trust enough to come when called yet.  He is grumpy when the other dogs get in his face, but does not attack them. In all other ways, he is a great dog.  He will lay at your feet while you watch tv and will follow you around outside.  He is totally housebroken.  Has difficulty walking on a leash, but suspect by his behavior, may have been kept tied up.  He has never exhibited any aggression toward people, but would not recommend children, know his story.   He has no interest in cats.  He mostly just wants a quiet, laid back place to be safe and free from pain. Louie is up to date with all shots, microchippped, and neutered.   If interested, please submit an application from  His adoption fee is $200.

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If you have questions about Louie please contact Poquita Paws Rescue



Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
Hair Length
Shots up to date
Spayed / Neutered
Ok with kids
Ok with birds
Ok with dogs
Ok with cats
Ok with small animals
Contact Person
Cheryl Bodenhamer

Shelter Description

Poquita Paws Rescue has a mission to rescue small dogs from the community and high kill facilities and to encourage responsible pet ownership. The majority of our animals are straight from the street.

Shelter Driving Directions

Appointment only

Areas Served

We serve San Antonio and surrounding area. On occasion and with the permission of the board, we will adopt out of state.

Adoption Instructions

Home visit
Educational information on food, treats, safety, and what to do if the dog gets out.