Since October is Adopt-A-Pet month I wanted to share my first foster failure… Katie, and she is 100% Shih Tzu. I was at the rescue facility the night she was turned over and I immediately volunteered to foster this little girl, though at the time she didn’t look anything like she does today. The fact of the matter is that many shelters and rescues are filled with ‘purebred’ dogs. They may not come with the official AKC papers, but they are 100% purebred. When ever people tell me that they want a Shih Tzu, I always refer them to a local no-kill rescue that is always pulling little Shih Tzus from the local pound.
But it’s not just Shih Tzus, but Labs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepards, Poodles, Beagles, Chihuahuas, Yorkies and the list goes on. If you are on the fence about a breed, I suggest becoming a foster parent for a rescue group. This becomes beneficial for you, learning about personalities of a breed, and for the dog, you are their pit stop on their way to their furever home.