AJ- Adoption Pending

About AJ

AGE-10 years old

Energy level- -Medium

Medical history-Healthy. 

Ideal home- 

My name is AJ and I am a 10-year-old Shih Tzu mix. I’ll be straight with you…my life has been a bit ruff and I am just starting to feel safe again. Once, I was gassed with carbon monoxide and almost died! My old owners didn’t take care of my medical needs. I had a hernia that they let fester for a couple years. In the end, they tied me to a fence and abandoned me at night. I was scared and sick and I had no idea where I was. They never came back for me…


I was taken in by B.A.R.C.S. rescue in Baltimore. I was in pretty bad shape and needed medical attention. I wasn’t a puppy anymore so my chances of finding a home weren’t good. They sent out a plea to other rescues to come save me or I would be killed! 

Luckily, Caring Hearts Rescue found out about me and decided to save me and that’s when things started to turn around. I was so dirty and smelly that when a nice man from Caring Hearts came to get me, I got a bath and went straight to the vet. The shelter thought I was 15 but, nope, I’m only 10 so I have plenty of great years left.


I got lots of medicine and a surgery to fix me up. I am SOOO much better now! I am quite anxious at times as I’ve only recently been in a stable and loving home. What I really want is a furever home where I can have a bit of love, quiet, and a chance to chill out.

I am house-trained and I’m great on walks and in the car. I enjoy cuddling and treats! Perhaps we could be a good fit? I could be your loyal and loving companion! Just fill out an application at https://fs8.formsite.com/Caringhearts/form10/index.html

Caring Hearts Rescue
P.O. Box 6592
Springfield, VA.  22150
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