After much thought about getting a new puppy, I contacted Patty the Petmatchmaker at Kennelwood upon the advice of my veterinarian. What a gem she is. We talked both through e-mail and also on the phone. I told her I was looking for a female shih tzu puppy and she immediately sent me the names of several reputable breeders in our area. I contacted several of them, but only received a response from one. I was told of several shih tzus they had and also one they were considerating to put up for adoption, but hadn't quite decided if they were keeping her or not. I kept looking, contacted Patty again, explained I really hadn't had any luck with the names she gave me. She then sent me a list of several more possibilities. She was very willing to listen to my frustrations about not finding a puppy yet. \r
Then, I checked the web site of the breeder I contacted in the beginning and there she was, the puppy I was searching for. Her name is Laci, she is 5 months old, champagne colored and a-dor-a-ble (as my 4-1/2 yr old granddaughter would say).\r
Anyway Laci has only been in her forever home for 4 days but it seems like she has managed to settle in very well.\r
Thanks Patty for your help Without you I would not have my a-dor-a-ble puppy.