About Portland Cartwright
Hello, friends. My name is Portland Cartwright, and I am a 9 year old, 16 pound, Lhasa Apso mix gentleman who is looking for my “furever” family! You see, I used to live somewhere with a bunch of other dogs and some people who were “hoarders”. I’m not sure what that is, but I don’t think it was very good. I didn’t get a lot of attention, and they didn’t take very good care of us. :( Then, somehow, I was in a big, scary place with even more dogs, and I was very frightened. Fortunately for me, I was “rescued” by some nice people.
I am looking for a quiet home without small children. I do like my foster home, but there are too many other dogs here. I think I might like to be an only dog, or maybe have one other dog here. I’m very devoted and protective of my foster mom, like any good Lhasa would be, so I do need someone who can be the strong pack leader. Oh, and Foster Mom says I am an excellent watch dog.
Now, I have to admit that my vision isn’t perfect. I have cataracts in both eyes and some corneal scaring in one eye. I also have some small bladder stones that we are trying to get rid of, and some stiffness in my back legs. Can you overlook a few minor health problems?
I am crate trained and love going for walks and riding in the car. If you have questions or would like to meet me, you can email my foster mom at email@example.com .
Start the process of adopting me or one of the other pups by filling out the application found at www.shihtzu-rescue.com.
PS. I've had ALL my vetting, and oh boy, it was a lot. Here's what I had done:
Distemper/Parvo shots – TWICE. One shot doesn't cut it.
Bordetella shots - ALSO TWICE.
A fecal exam so I don't have any bad worms. Treatment if I do.
A heartworm test. Treatment if I am positive for heart worms
BLOODWORK to make sure my liver and kidneys are working well, because you know, we doggies often have issues in the liver and kidneys.
A DENTAL exam AND cleaning if I needed it- yep, all my toofies are checked out.
See, that's a LOT. Ask your vet - that's a LOT.
Not what you were looking for? You can adopt a different pet in The Lone Star Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso Rescue (LSSTLAR) is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of abused, abandoned and neglected Shih Tzus and Lhasa Apsos. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means your donations may be tax deductible.</p><p>Our dogs come from shelters, animal control, puppy mills, as well as owner turn-ins. They are immediately taken to our veterinarian for a complete physical examination. They are spayed or neutered, if needed, and receive all vaccinations. They are checked for both heart and intestinal worms and receive the appropriate treatments.</p><p>The next step on their journey is a foster home. We begin with evaluating their temperament, such as how they get along with other dogs or cats. We also determine if they are a playful dog or a cuddly lap dog. If we observe any behavior problems we begin positive training. They are then put on our website as being up for adoption. by using our search feature and adjusting the radius. Thank you for helping our animal shelters and rescue groups with pet adoption!