Shirley is loving being in a warm home.
Now you can see her big eyes!Look at those eyes. Shirley after spayingAren't I cute??Pound ShirleyGray, brown and whiteBegging for attentionSticking out her tongue!palsGet me outta here!I want to go on a walk NOW!I SAID walk me!!

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years old)
Gender: Female
Breed: Shih Tzu
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Brown & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • House trained
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted

*Update-June 28th*
Shirley's foster dad had decided that she is so much part of his doggy family that he can't be parted from her so Shirley is now officially adopted. Lucky, Shirley now has a wonderful forever home with her two sisters Olive and Zoe. Congratulations Shirley, I know you have found the most wonderful doggy home.

*Update-April 24th*
Shirley is doing great in foster care and her foster dad really wants to find her a forever home soon so she doesn't have to go back to the shelter. Shirley's foster dad has this to say about Shirley.
"She is a great dog who loves her walks, her food, and of course her human(s). She would be a great addition to any family and a variety of living situations. Though she loves attention, she doesn't suffer from any kind of separation anxiety and only gives small barks and whines when she is excited. She is trained to use pee pads and will always do some of her business when out on walks. She gets along well with other dogs and has become a good playmate for one of my girls. This girl has really worked her way into my heart and I would love nothing more than for her to find her perfect home. Please consider Shirley where ever you may be. She is small and can travel within Korea or to other countries if you think she may be right for you. =)"

*Update-April 15th*
Shirley is doing great in her foster home. She has had a shave and is doing well with her training. Also, her aggression issues with other dogs seem to no longer be a problem as she is enjoying hanging out and playing with her two foster sisters.

*Update-March 4th
Thanks to a dedicated volunteer Shirley recently had her health check/spaying. She is now recovering from her surgery in a warm and loving home, but this great little girl is still looking for her forever home. Shirley is doing well in her foster home and she will make a great companion for the right person.

*Update-February 27th*
I will be out of the country for a few months so a lovely volunteer named Claire will be taking over my profiles to make sure they don't expire! You can contact either of us with any questions, but she will be faster to answer. However, I am still more than willing to help if you need me:-)

*Update-February 18th*
I've asked volunteers to write about their favorites at BAPS and here's what one had to say about Shirley,
"I fell in love with Shirley from the first day that I met her. And the treats I brought her, and continued to bring her in the following weeks, made sure she remembered me! (Sneaky, aren’t I?) She’s an amazing girl though. Lots of energy when she comes out of her cage for our weekly volunteer walks on Sundays but after a little running she wears down quite fast. It makes me think that, much like my two girls at home, that in a home with regular walks she’d settle down quite nicely.

She’s a cuddle bug and really loves attention. She also has such a playful spirit. She likes to play “tug of war” and will happily pull on a towel or whatever else you show her as a toy. I should really bring a rope toy with me just to play with her!

I’ve now raised enough money to sponsor her through BAPS’ healthcare sponsorship program provided by PetCare Animal Hospital in Busan, and I hope to foster her during her recovery, so I’ll have more to add about this little furry ball of fun later. "

*Update-February 12th*
Shirley got a little haircut on Sunday so now she can see a little better! Her BIG eyes are finally visible!

*Update-February 4th*
Shirley is still doing really well and seems to have given up her hatred of dogs! She is a great little lady who loves, loves, LOVES treats. A volunteer is currently trying to raise money to cover her health sponsorship (200,000 won), which includes spaying, dental work, bloodwork, so if you are interested in donating, please contact me!

*Update-January 15th*
I haven't seen any aggression out of Shirley in a while! I think she is over the stress and is ready to show people how great she is! She is waiting for her forever home!

*Update-December 30th*
Shirley is doing great. She didn't even growl once at the other dogs and she truly LOVES people!
*Update-December 23rd*
Shirley had a great day. She's quickly settling down and has become much nicer around other dogs. She still adores people and will make a great pet.

Shirley the shitzu. She is one of the 12 dogs of Christmas at BAPS! She just came from the pound November 29th and is trying to get used to shelter life. When I first met her, I got in the cage with her and her cagemate, Wendy. Shirley wasn't too sure how she felt about that and was a little moody at first! She was nipping at Wendy a little bit and a little growly, but when she saw all the love Wendy was getting, she climbed onto my lap and kept backing into me to get me to pet her little butt! She calmed down pretty quickly and decided she really liked the attention. She's very sweet towards people but isn't always so great with other dogs. I am sure it's part of her adjustment period, but her first Sunday out with the other new dogs she was trying to start fights with everybody! Last Sunday she did a lot better, although still a little growly to some dogs.

Medical information:
Shirley has received her first round of vaccinations and should get another round next Sunday.
Shirley is spayed.
Shirley is heartworm free!

Since she is a BAPS dog, anyone interested in fostering or adopting her will need to complete the adoption application ( and volunteer two Sundays in a row (from 11-3) at our shelter. For an adoption, one must complete a month long trial to make sure you and the dog are a good fit! You can visit the shelter page for more information!

BAPS also has a sponsorship program. Anyone interested can give 200,000 won for a dog to have their full health check, be neutered or spayed, and get any necessary dental work. If you are interested in sponsoring Shirley, please let me know!

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Busan - 부산
Living Situation: In a shelter


BGuy's picture

Aw she looks like a light-coloured Chewbacca!

Stephan's picture

I currently have Shirley with me for fostering while she recovers from her spaying and health check. She has been nothing short of a truly fantastic house guest.

She absolutely LOVES attention, but is willing to share it with my girls. At the shelter when she first arrived she showed some aggression towards other dogs that faded with time, but now she completely submits to my girls and takes cues from them when she is not wanted near. She does enjoy playing however and the more exuberant of my two finally indulged and went along with some play time.

Her house training is pretty good. She uses either the pee pad, or if given access sometimes the bathroom as well. I haven't experimented with ONLY the bathroom though. Otherwise, she does her business outside.

She LOVES walks. She goes crazy from the second she sees the leash. A definite puller at first, she does calm down. A little patience and she'll be an excellent walker. Once tired she falls in line with the other two and they walk as a trio. It's quite cute.

She is very food motivated and I think could be trained to do a number of things using treats and positive reinforcement as a key. She is very gentle when taking food as well. She knows sit and I have (I think) now also taught her stay for when I leave my apartment.

She hasn't chewed up anything or gotten into any real trouble. She is also quite content to simply lie down and go to sleep. Clingy if you give her the attention, but independent. She has no separation anxiety that I have noticed. She only barks when she hears loud/strange noises from the hall, when I get home, and when I come down from my loft in the morning (kinda like getting home I guess haha).

I really hope this girl finds the best home in the world. She deserves it.

Sakrak's picture

Hee hee I love her name and her big poofy head!

Stephan's picture

Shirley has been in foster care with me for a number of months now and I couldn't ask for a better dog to have around. She continues to be an amazing and loyal pup. When sitting at home, her usual place is at my feet or directly on top of them. When I move about the apartment she watches me, keeping her distance, but is a loving shadow just the same.

She is fully housetrained, now using her pee pad 100% of the time or simply going outside. And oh yeah, she LOVES going out for walks! A puller at first out of sheer excitement she calms down and falls in line with my other two dogs after about 10 or 15 minutes of sheer joy and exuberance.

She's affectionate. She likes to cuddle and be hugged. But as I said, she has no problem sitting at my feet. She simply wants to be in the presence of her human. That's what's important to her.

The only area of work for Shirley is dealing with strange dogs who are overly barky/aggressive towards her. She is a bit headstrong in this way and views these gestures as direct challenges and is willing to take them on, regardless of the size of the other dog. But we're making some progress in this area and she's finally realizing it's more fun to be friends with the other dogs we meet on our walks than being dragged away from them. As I said though, she does do great with my two mild mannered girls and is submissive to both of them. She is fully capable of learning her place in a pack hierarchy.

I fell in love with this dog I think even before I met her. She would be the best friend you could ever ask for if you give her the chance.

Please feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions about her or would like to meet her.

Stephan's picture

Welcome to the family girl. Love you. <3

Karen's picture

Yay for Shirley! Congrats!