Shih Tzu Puppies for Sale in Mesa, AZ

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Ernestine B.

06/25/2022

Shih Tzu

This is Ernestine, I received my puppy, Smokey, in good condition. He was delivered to my front door June 4, I was very happy to see him. Smokey was in good shape, flight and driver was great! I was completely satisfied with all arrangements.

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Shih Tzu Characteristics

Shih Tzus are spunky little charmers with giant eyes and perky tails. They were originally bred as companions for Chinese Royalty! As royal pets, they’re playful and lively. And let’s not forget the affection – Shih Tzus often follow their owners around to keep good company. Shih Tzus are small and fluffy, and ideal for naps on laps. They’re great for even apartment living as they’re small and don’t need too much space for exercise.

Fast Facts

  • Energy Moderate
  • Size Small
  • Trainability Determined

Shih Tzus are a toy dog breed originating from Tibet. The name means “little lion,” and while they sure have big personalities, Shih Tzus are lovers more than a fighters. 

They have a long, silky coat that can come in a variety of colors including brown, liver, gold, yellow, black, blue, and white.

Shih Tzus relish constant attention, and they won’t go ignored for too long. They were bred as a companion dog, and they love nothing more than meeting new friends.

Shih Tzus may bark when meeting new humans for the first time but will quickly become close companions with everyone they meet. They are especially loving around children when properly trained. 

An unfortunate little secret is that Shih Tzus have the habit of eating their own stool. You’ll want to be sure to pick up their poop right away to avoid this unwanted behavior!

Shih Tzus have beautiful coats and are a little high maintenance on the beauty front – but it’s all worth it! Along with regular brushing, you’ll need to trim their nails and check for the occasional hair growing in the ear canal. You’ll also need to regularly clean your Shih Tzu’s face as it can quickly get messy from eating.

As a smaller breed, Shih Tzus only grow to weigh between 9 and 16 pounds and 9 to 11 inches in height. They are typically quite healthy and enjoy an average lifespan of 10 to 18 years.

How dog-friendly is Mesa?

A recent WalletHub study analyzed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Mesa is ranked the 80th most pet-friendly. The city is a good place for pet affordability, ranking 55th out of all major cities.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Mesa

Mesa has two off-leash parks for your dog to get his daily dose of play and exercise. The city and its surrounding areas are also home to over 20 dog-friendly hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails in the city include Papago Park, Shaw Butte Trail, South Mountain Park and Preserve, and Gateway Trailhead.

Life in Mesa with a dog

With almost 100 pet-friendly restaurants in Mesa, you’ll always have plenty of new places to grab a meal with your dog. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Echo 5 Sports Pub, Worth Takeaway, What’s Crackin Cafe, and Rubio’s Coastal Grill.


In Mesa, you’ll find plenty of other dog-friendly establishments, including pet shops, daycares, and groomers. The city is also a favorable location for finding a place to live for you and your pet. A study from Zumper ranked Mesa as the 34th best city for pet-friendly rentals.


If you have friends or family stopping by Mesa, they’ll find over 100 pet-friendly hotels to stay in with their dogs. Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in the city include Four Points At Mesa Gateway Airport, Windermere Hotel, and Superior Suites.   

Popular dog breeds in Mesa

Mesa is home to many different dog breeds. The city’s most popular breeds are Chihuahuas, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherds, Pit Bulls, and Shih Tzus. No matter which breed you end up bringing into your family, your new pup will have many peers across the city.

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