Due to big life changes, we are looking to rehome our beloved 6 year old Shih tzu poodle, Earl. We have a new baby and have moved into a condo, and despite our best efforts and additional training the situation has become unmanageable. We’ve come to the unhappy realization that Earl would benefit from being in a home without children. He has been the sweetest companion to us, but also is a very nervous guy, so he comes with a fair amount of baggage.
Earl is the cutest dog you’ll ever meet. He has been our cuddle buddy and lap dog for the past six years. He doesn’t require much walking (a walk or two a day), but he’ll happily join you on as many outings as you like. He’d love a yard; he loves to spend time with you outside before we moved to a condo. He is always looking for a lap or comfy chair curl up on. He is hypoallergenic and in good health (we just had a vet visit with bloodwork and a routine teeth clean). He is good off leash, has excellent recall, and knows all the basic tricks and some fun ones too. He is house trained and can be left home alone without destroying your home, but isn’t crate trained.
Earl is an anxious boy. He is nervous at the vet and the groomer, so we have been training him to wear a muzzle, as he can often snarl in self-defense. He is reactive to other dogs on leash, and he’ll often bark at other dogs. We’ve been working with a trainer and would love to share what we’ve learned so that he can continue this training! He is also very possessive of dog bones and has twice in the past bitten someone who has tried to take them away from him. He has also snapped at our baby (but not bitten her) and is known to snap at strangers who try to pet him. He is a bit of a cat that way, where he sometimes will be submissive and roll over onto his back for pets and then turn on a dime if a stranger pets him the wrong way. However, Earl is incredibly sweet and kind with his inner circle of humans. This gives us hope that if someone loving and patient came along, he could settle in and become the cuddle bug he is with us.
He would do best in a quieter home with not a lot of people coming and going. No kids and no other animals.
This is a courtesy post we have not met Earl but if you’re interested please fill out an application form as we are assisting with finding a new home.