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Shay Nieves the “Famous” Shih Tzu – ADOPTED


5/29/17: #FamousFosters gal Shay Nieves (aka “Dorito” to her foster mama Gemma) is ready for an adopter, currently in foster care. 8 years old, 11 lbs, female Shih Tzu mix. Good with other small dogs (and fine with gentle large dogs). Scroll to the bottom of post for adoption/contact info!

Meet Shay Nieves! She goes by Shay for short. This little 8 year old cutie pie is up for adoption in the NYC area. Shay has recently gone through many life changes yet she still remains as sweet as can be. Shay was surrendered to NYC’s Animal Care Centers when her former owner fell very ill and could no longer properly care for her. Shay was matted and dirty, but it’s apparent she has been loved for most of her life. She is very friendly with humans and loves to roll over for belly rubs and will even “paw” at you for more pets. SO cute.

Shay’s arrival at the home of Mochi & @157ofgemma

Shay weighs in at only 11 pounds; she sometimes gets scared of bigger dogs but she is friendly and very good with dogs closer to her size. She is currently being fostered with another dog (check out @157ofgemma for more pics!) and they love going on walks around Brooklyn together.

Shay is affectionate and loves to be near people, but she also loves taking naps and will happily snooze the day away while you work. She’s quite low-maintenance.

Shay recently had a vet exam and was given a very good report. She has many good years ahead of her — she just needs a forever family to live them with!

Located in Brooklyn, care of Animal Haven (fostered through Foster Dogs Inc & Susie’s Senior Dogs with #FamousFosters). In foster with @157ofgemma.

Email to request an application, & CC Foster Dogs Inc in your inquiry email: info [at] Let them know you found this dog on! 

Things to keep in mind: Adoption fee applies. You must complete an adoption application prior to meeting this dog. Please check with your landlord about your building’s pet policy and of course talk to your roommates. Each dog on is the legal property of his/her rescue organization until an adoption contract is signed.

Disclaimer: Unless otherwise noted, the information provided in this listing is from the dog’s rescue group and/or foster caretaker; Foster Dogs Inc cannot guarantee the accuracy of dogs’ descriptions. Foster Dogs Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people with dogs in need. Read more about our organization:

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