Meet Barry Manilow
Animal ID 37656311 
Species Dog 
Breed Shih Tzu 
Age 7 years 1 month 1 day 
Gender Male 
Size Small 
Color Cream/Tan 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
WEIGHT: 8 lbs
TEMPERAMENT: mellow, friendly, playful
CRATE TRAINING: needs work
CATS: unknown
CHILDREN: Dog-respectful children, 8 and older, good


HEALTH: BARRY MANILOW is neutered, microchipped, flea treated, dewormed, and is current on vaccines. Will get a dental. He has cataracts and luxating patella which does not seem to bother him. Your adoption donation goes toward offsetting the cost of this vet care as well as other incidental costs of care.

HISTORY: Barry Manilow's previous owner was hospitalized and could no longer care for him. Motley Zoo Animal Rescue was asked to find him a great forever family and that is exactly what we plan to do!

Barry is a sweet, mellow, friendly little guy. He's happy to hang out all day with you, in his bed or nearby. He'll come check in for lap time, but is happy on his own as well. His sight is compromised, but that does not hold him back in any way. He loves walks and is great on a leash, though you need to be careful at curbs and random things in the way that he may bump into. He plays with toys and gets pretty revved up with excitement when everyone comes home. He pretty much hates his crate, but rides in it quietly in the car. Left at home in his crate, he's been doing some protest peeing in it, so we are using a belly band. I have also left him in the gated kitchen while away and that has not been a problem. He's pretty uninterested in the two other dogs in our house and has just settled right in with the pack. He has only shown aggression when one of them has surprised him by coming in fast from his unsighted side, but that was just in the first week of his stay with us. He has adjusted by learning the routine and the layout of our home. He goes up and down stairs easily once he has become familiar, and the same goes for jumping up and down off of furniture and outdoor landscaping.  His breed is non-shedding hair which will require grooming, and adds to his incredible good looks! He forgets to put his tongue away 95% of the time and has an underbite which just completes the package of what is the adorable Barry Manilow. He really is a joy to have around!! And remember...he can't smile without YOU!!!!

All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and Martingale collar (or a harness, if necessary), depending on each dog's particular needs. We also send home additional flea treatment and deworming medication for your future use.

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is a volunteer run, foster based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based in Redmond, WA. Motley Zoo does not have a traditional shelter location, but instead, utilizes private foster homes which care for the animals individually, in a home environment, until a "furever" home is found.

Motley Zoo also runs "Rock Star Treatment" Dog Daycare & Training Studio in Redmond, WA which is a day-use facility and does not hold kennels of adoptable animals. The dogs there are owned animals who come to the facility while their families are at work and school so they can play and socialize in a safe environment. We dub this service our "Year-round" fundraising program which helps us support our rescue animals and the $15,000/ month vet bills we incur. This Studio location does have an Adoptable Cat Lounge, where cats may live until adoption, which is the exception to any aforementioned rules.

Please email and request an adoption application so we can get you started on the journey to finding a new, furry friend! Once you have been approved to adopt, then we can set up a meeting with the animal you have been matched with.

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Thank you for considering adopting a pet in need!


The Motley Zoo Crew