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Shih Tzu / Mixed (long coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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About Fred - AFHS

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 350
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black with White
  • Tail Type: Curled
  • Current Size: 13.5 Pounds
  • Current Age: 10 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Pataskala OH 43062
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Fred’s adoption donation is $350 and he is being fostered in Central Ohio.  He is neutered, microchipped, and had rabies, distemper/parvo, bivalent canine influenza, and Bordetella vaccines, tested negative for heartworms and started on that prevention as well as flea prevention. Fred also had a dental cleaning with extractions.  Fred requires a home with a companion dog of similar energy, and a home with a verifiable outstanding veterinary history.

Fred came into our rescue from a local Humane Society after he was found on the streets of the Cincinnati because he required more care than they could provide. He was in such a deteriorated physical condition that his age could not be determined at intake.  He was very thin, nervous, skittish, but happy and energetic, and would cuddle right up against you, and likes to be held sometimes, where his cuddling skills shine!  Fast-forward to today, and you see a rather confident, friendly, lively, bouncy, sociable, engaging, 9-10 year old shih tzu mix.  He loves a daily walk, running zoomies in the house and yard, greeting visitors with his energy, and then crashing for the evening.  He gets along well with other dogs, in fact, he prefers to be snuggling in the same bed or at least next to another dog.  He has adjusted well in his foster home but it did take some time for him to settle in to the routine.  He does well with housetraining when kept on a schedule.  Fred has made incredible progress while in rescue and we’ve discovered, like many dogs we see, Fred does need a limited ingredient diet and he is doing very well on the over the counter brand that we’ve been feeding and will most likely need to continue this diet indefinitely. For this reason, Fred requires a home with an outstanding, verifiable veterinary history.  Fred is happy and playful, comes when called, enjoys play with other dogs, but he can amuse himself with a squeaky toy.  He is a quiet sleeper, and will bring delight to his new forever family.  

More about Fred - AFHS

Does Good in the Car, Leashtrained, Likes to be in your lap, Affectionate, Needs a companion animal

PLEASE NOTE:   If you are viewing this biography on a website other than the Ohio Fuzzy Pawz website like Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet, or another search engine (the OFP website is, not all information transfers to partner websites in some instances.  If you go to the  individual webpage of our dogs , you will be able to get more information each dog.

Visual breed identification in dogs can be unreliable so, in many cases, we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Our Adoption Process

The adoption process has several steps involved. Please review prior to submitting an application. Our adoption process is detailed here:

Our volunteers work very diligently to process each application and we try to ensure that we are making the best match possible for each dog.  We do not schedule meetings with dogs until an application has been approved.  It can take up to a few weeks to process an application or as little time as a few days, from the time you submit an application, please be prepared to adopt as we cannot hold dogs.

Special Requirements

Some dogs may have special requirements (for example, medications, a fence) -- if you apply for a dog, please be sure to read over the biography completely to see if there are any special needs and if you're home would be suitable.  If we indicate on the dog's biography that a fence is required, this means your home must have a physical fence.  Other dogs may require a "strong vet reference" which indicates that we are looking for a home that has a documented history of veterinary care with previous pets. 

The first step in our process is to submit an online adoption application at  The application MUST include the personal references and veterinary, grooming, and landlord references (if applicable) and their respective contact information.  If you do not include the references and the contact information, your application will be delayed as it CANNOT be processed.  Once the references have been successfully completed, a home visit is then scheduled when a rescue representative can meet all members of the family or residents of the home.  No application is approved prior to the home visit being done.   At that point, the Directors will discuss any and all applications on a foster dog and make a selection--in many cases, there are multiple applications for each dog, so please be understanding that our only priority is the successful placement of each of our foster dogs.

Out of State Adoptions

We do adopt out of state to outstanding applicants, however, our process requires a home visit, so out of state adoptions can take longer.  We do not ship our dogs, adopters should be prepared to pick up the dog in Central Ohio. 

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