- Shih Tzu Mix
- 13 years
Hi there! I'm Elliott and I am a very sweet little guy. I'm about 13 years old, give or take. I am good with other calm dogs, and love to be near people, though I am not really a snuggler. I am more of a company keeper! I like being near you, but like the independence of sleeping in my own bed. When I came to Young at Heart, I had been left outside the door of a shelter in a box in the freezing rain. I was matted and had a horrible mouth infection. I got all cleaned up and had my mouth taken care of, and now I'm ready for a new home. The rescue doesn't know if someone had found me and left me outside the shelter, or if perhaps my guardian had passed away and no one knew what to do with me. Whatever the reason, I was able to get the care I so badly needed, and now I feel sooooo much better! I'm a happy guy, but still adjusting to my new life, so a quieter home would be best for me. I like to explore a fenced in back yard or go for a little walk around the block. I'm also a fan of canned food and belly rubs! I am still re-learning how to "hold it" after a nap, so I do need to go outside more frequently than a younger dog would need to. And I'm good about wearing a belly band for those accidents, too. I'm such a sweet guy that I hope I can find a loving family to spend my golden years with - a family that will love me and spoil me the way I deserve!