Male, 10 years, shih tzu, 18 lbs
He can be temperamental in his kennel, he will come forward acting like he is friendly, but sometimes he will move away and growl and snap. He is more relaxed when he is out of his kennel and he will come over to seek attention, get in your lap, and put his paws up for attention. With slow movement tester was able to pet head, entire body, and check ears and teeth. Tester used the hand to check tolerance with feet, Coda was ok at first then snapped. Coda is unpredictable and is the kind of dog that will enjoy sitting in your lap but if you move suddenly and he is bothered he will snap. Coda will need someone that can manage this behavior and a home with no children. He likes treats and takes them gently, he knows sit and down, previous owner states that he is potty trained. He likes toys and will be playful. Not tested with cats. He saw another dog and showed no interest, he may prefer to be the only dog in the home. No obvious signs of injury or illness seen at this time.
This dog has just arrived in care and is currently unavailable for adoption. It will go into foster care for 1 week so we can get to know their personalities better. After the first week, we will post their adoption biographies and review adoption applications or announce that the foster provider has adopted them. At that time, if you would like to be considered in the event they are accepting applications, please fill out an adoption application.
Arrived from California February 23.