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In shelter Dog

Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
Pet name:
Shih Tzu
White / Cream
The world turned into a brighter place for Nugget once he was rescued from the Hitchcock Road Animal Services and placed in foster care. Once a frightened and growly dog, Nugget is learning to let his defenses down and enjoy life. This 2-year-old, 11-pound Shih Tzu is just about as cute as they come. But hes not a dog for a first-timer. He carries some baggage from his past life, and hes looking for an experienced dog guardian that can work with a professional trainer to help set him on the path to reaching his full potential as a wonderful companion dog. Nugget is doing well with his house training, sleeps in his crate at night, and is learning his basic sit and stay in foster care. Hes not really one to play with toys, but he enjoys going for walks and spending time with his people. Hell do best in a patient adult household with no kids. Nugget does not currently live with other pets, but he will likely do fine with other friendly small dogs. Nugget does growl when his boundaries are pushed. Registration with a professional dog trainer is a requirement for Nuggets adoption. Please visit to view this dogs most current adoption status or to fill out the required online adoption application. Meet and greets can be arranged once an application is approved. Due to COVID, preference is given to residents of Monterey County and Santa Cruz County, CA.


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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