Adoptable Dog of the Week – Greta-Tzu

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

When you’re this cute, you need a hyphenated name! Meet Greta-Tzu, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. She’s a 6-year-old Shih Tzu from Holland, Michigan. Greta-Tzu is already spayed, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Greta-Tzu’s Tale:

While I look sweet and innocent, there are a few things you should know about me. I mostly get along with other dogs but sometimes if they get pushy or growl at me, I tend to lose my temper with them and then I sound ferocious. I also will fight with them over my food when I first start to eat, too. Once I have had enough, I will walk away from my dish even if there is food left and anyone can have it.

Most of the time I do my business outside. I don’t really understand about telling you when I have to go and we are on a pretty good schedule in my foster home so I go just go outside at regular times. I do know what doggie potty-pads are so sometimes I go on them but snow and rain doesn’t bother me so I will gladly go outside, too.

I like to go for car rides and I like to sleep on your bed at night. If you don’t want me on your bed, I will sleep in a cuddle bed but I do like to be near you at night and I like to hang around in the room where you are when you are home. I will go in a crate but I don’t really need to be in one when you are gone.

I stayed in a house with some cats for a couple of days and they didn’t seem like a big deal. I have met some younger children and they seem fine, too but since I have this problem with food and treats, my foster mom says I can’t go to a home with really young humans.

I guess that’s about it so go ahead and fill out an application for me so that I can live in a really nice home for the rest of my life!

If you’d like to adopt Greta-Tzu, please visit Animal Placement Bureau.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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